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Old 08-06-2013, 04:38 PM
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Sorry to cause the confusion ,after all of yhe projects all of you have been working on ,my project loohs like a small job ,but it had to be done

yesterday I cut and bent the brackets for the front and rear of my fuel cell ,they wrap around the tank and then bolt to the frame at the top then a strap goes from front bracket to the rear bracket connecting them together as a cage. painted yjem today with POR 15. my hands are proof that stuff wont come off yout skin.
You didn't cause the confusion I did! It's all good.

Heck, my project may be bigger but you got a heck of a lot more done than me!

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:39 PM
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It doesn't have to BE right, it just has to LOOK right!
Yep, that is it in a nutshell.

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Today I swapped the 5 speed in a customer's VW Jetta (bad bearings in the old one) also mucked around a bit and got the rear body mounts set up in my '53 International.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:28 PM
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Sorry to cause the confusion ,after all of yhe projects all of you have been working on ,my project loohs like a small job ,but it had to be done

yesterday I cut and bent the brackets for the front and rear of my fuel cell ,they wrap around the tank and then bolt to the frame at the top then a strap goes from front bracket to the rear bracket connecting them together as a cage. painted yjem today with POR 15. my hands are proof that stuff wont come off yout skin.
Looks good David. Wish I had done something today. I have nothing at all to brag on. Nothing. Trip to physical therapy, trip to hospital to see criticaly ill friend, nap on the couch, mowed the front yard......The nap was good

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made some changes to the nitrous system in my twin turbo car today, went from a wet 100 shot to a 75 dry shot with the ecm now controlling the nitrous hit and added fuel.

im hoping this car hooks up on the track cause on the street i can roll into it @ 80mph on the highway and it just blows the back tires off when the turbos come up on boost
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Ok guys, I got to thinking about the forward rake on the roof and did a little playing tonight, what do you think? I am liking it, still a tiny rake but not as much as before.

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Looks good David. Wish I had done something today. I have nothing at all to brag on. Nothing. Trip to physical therapy, trip to hospital to see criticaly ill friend, nap on the couch, mowed the front yard......The nap was good

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Sorry to hear about friend, hope you are better ,that nap always seem to help,i need to mow my yard if this rain would quit,mine looks like abandoned property LOL.

the only good part I an getting to work on my truck at least a little now.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:22 AM
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Looks good David. Wish I had done something today. I have nothing at all to brag on. Nothing. Trip to physical therapy, trip to hospital to see criticaly ill friend, nap on the couch, mowed the front yard......The nap was good

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How is your friend doing John? And how about your physical therapy, what is that for?

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:35 AM
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Bria n the rake looks good either way the change is small enough I cant tell the difference by the photos ,will a more level cab make any difference in mounting glass and doors..
I personally like the rake ,but it should be what YOU like

I am having to shut down for now ,a bad storm is moving in predicting 8 or 9 iinches per hour .NOT a typo ,hail has started and very heavy rain BAD lightning ,be back after while if we keep power
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Bria n the rake looks good either way the change is small enough I cant tell the difference by the photos ,will a more level cab make any difference in mounting glass and doors..
I personally like the rake ,but it should be what YOU like

I am having to shut down for now ,a bad storm is moving in predicting 8 or 9 iinches per hour .NOT a typo ,hail has started and very heavy rain BAD lightning ,be back after while if we keep power
Pucker up my friend and keep everything water tight!That sounds like a kick butt storm coming through. Be safe!

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Maybe better! But both cuts are nice. I think at this point its kind of a personal preference deal.

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My first thought with the look I am after is "what was done" is the kinda thinking I want the viewer to have. No crazy like a one inch chop (I have seen those) but I don't want the top to look to radical either.

It's not that any other way isn't good, just what I am after is different.

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Bria n the rake looks good either way the change is small enough I cant tell the difference by the photos ,will a more level cab make any difference in mounting glass and doors..
I personally like the rake ,but it should be what YOU like

I am having to shut down for now ,a bad storm is moving in predicting 8 or 9 iinches per hour .NOT a typo ,hail has started and very heavy rain BAD lightning ,be back after while if we keep power
I don't know about out in the driveway but in the garage with the cab at rest on it's stands as I work on it the tops of the doors are DEAD level using a carpenters level along belt line on the door.

You hunker down that storm doesn't sound good at all!

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Sorry to hear about friend, hope you are better ,that nap always seem to help,i need to mow my yard if this rain would quit,mine looks like abandoned property LOL.

the only good part I an getting to work on my truck at least a little now.
Glad you are getting some garage time David. We have missed your updates on the truck.

Thanks guys for asking about my friend Jim. Jim had surgery to repair a leaking heart valve. The surgery was not an emergency but he wanted to get it done before he got any older.

The first day after surgery he did well but then his blood pressure began to drop. They put him on a heart pump to give him time for his heart to rest. That was 2 weeks ago. They have attempted to take him off the heart pump 4 times but had to put him back on it everytime because his heart will not keep up without it. He is in very critical condition and I do not know what if any options there are. Now they say he could loose a leg do to the lack of circulation. Prayers are definitely in order.

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Bria n the rake looks good either way the change is small enough I cant tell the difference by the photos ,will a more level cab make any difference in mounting glass and doors..
I personally like the rake ,but it should be what YOU like

I am having to shut down for now ,a bad storm is moving in predicting 8 or 9 iinches per hour .NOT a typo ,hail has started and very heavy rain BAD lightning ,be back after while if we keep power
Brian, I agree with David. Only your opinion is really important on the chop but you did ask. I personally like the slight rake you had earlier. It has a less utilitarian look but is a discrete change. I think it gives that futuristic look you are striving for.

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I don't know about out in the driveway but in the garage with the cab at rest on it's stands as I work on it the tops of the doors are DEAD level using a carpenters level along belt line on the door.

You hunker down that storm doesn't sound good at all!

Brian
Believe it or not David, So far it has not rained here. Go figure.

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Glad you are getting some garage time David. We have missed your updates on the truck.

Thanks guys for asking about my friend Jim. Jim had surgery to repair a leaking heart valve. The surgery was not an emergency but he wanted to get it done before he got any older.

The first day after surgery he did well but then his blood pressure began to drop. They put him on a heart pump to give him time for his heart to rest. That was 2 weeks ago. They have attempted to take him off the heart pump 4 times but had to put him back on it everytime because his heart will not keep up without it. He is in very critical condition and I do not know what if any options there are. Now they say he could loose a leg do to the lack of circulation. Prayers are definitely in order.
Prayers are headed his way!

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Brian, I agree with David. Only your opinion is really important on the chop but you did ask. I personally like the slight rake you had earlier. It has a less utilitarian look but is a discrete change. I think it gives that futuristic look you are striving for.



Believe it or not David, So far it has not rained here. Go figure.

John
You had to go use that word didn't you! "utilitarian", crap, now you have me thinking again. This is one of the fun things though about doing something like this, you are creating something that didn't exist the day before, have fun!

Utilitarian, darn you!

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