ugh, not again already

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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:28 am

cbeck wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:35 am
I didn't think it would take a year and a half to get this far. I can see how easy this would have been to turn into a 5 year progect.
I'm over 20 with my black buggy. Time goes fast when your having fun!

It does look pretty good but now the hard part comes.

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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by cbeck » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:49 pm

In the last week I have cleaned out 2 lowes, a walmart, and a tractor supply of the color I am spraying. Any other time, the shelves would be full.
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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:00 pm

'S funny how a coat of paint can change things isn't it. Looks fresh and clean ready for whatever now.

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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by cbeck » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:19 pm

31 cans of paint and I turned it into a 10 footer.
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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:42 pm

Painting the floor doesn't count!!! You are going to walk in the garage someday and walk straight into your rail because you can't see it from the floor :twisted: .

It does look good though.

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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by Leatherneck » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:09 pm

Good job, my first rail paint job I spent about $400 on mixed paint, didn't take long for me to scratch and dent it then figure I needed to do some welding and moving of parts. You made a good choice.

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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by cbeck » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:56 pm

Still going to try to have a good weekend. Geico told a local they would not insure his rail either. Said they will no longer insure state issued vin's, modified chassis, modified suspension, or modified body panels.
Ordered 27mm rear bars a week+ago. Flaps called at about 6pm to say they are in. Too bad Iwas laying under my truck removing the second brake line to burst (always happens when you need them most) in the last 6 months (here's your sign). Flaps is on vacay till the 11th, with my bars securely stored in his business. And then gets butt hurt when you buy online. Did I mention he is open only 4 days a week, and saturday is not one of them? Did i mention brake fluid baths make me bitchy and I am out of mydol?

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Post by dustymojave » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:53 pm

The local hardware store in my little town of 15K was going down the same jungle trail under ownership by one who was the owner of a SCORE 1600 class champion. Then about 4 years ago it was bought up by others who seem to have a better understanding of local businesses and it's now thriving. Strangely the same people have not been so successful with their ownership of the market across the street. Same change of ownership but the hardware has improved while the market /gas station has gone downhill.
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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:40 am

cbeck wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:56 pm
Still going to try to have a good weekend. Geico told a local they would not insure his rail either. Said they will no longer insure state issued vin's, modified chassis, modified suspension, or modified body panels.
Ordered 27mm rear bars a week+ago. Flaps called at about 6pm to say they are in. Too bad Iwas laying under my truck removing the second brake line to burst (always happens when you need them most) in the last 6 months (here's your sign). Flaps is on vacay till the 11th, with my bars securely stored in his business. And then gets butt hurt when you buy online. Did I mention he is open only 4 days a week, and saturday is not one of them? Did i mention brake fluid baths make me bitchy and I am out of mydol?
Maybe their "odds makers" (actuaries') aren't up to figuring the risks well enough :wink: . Actually, after buying my blue buggy many years ago and seeing the work done on it then seeing the work on some other modified cars I can kind of see what they are up against. But then, gambling is their business and with the business climate now days it does make a certain amount of sense this is happening.

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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by cbeck » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Added the bolt to the front droop stops. Started on plumbing and wiring while waiting for paint to dry on small parts.
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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:44 pm

Let me know how the light bar works. In the old days the lights would reflect back off the head lights into your eyes but the bar might be a bit different.

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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by cbeck » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:41 pm

Front end all together except for shocks. Some kind of mumbo jumbo concerning the shocks, supposed to ship from bilstein ca within 2 weeks. Started laying out the front wiring harness. Not much changed there except for the dash bar being 3" taller, and the wires being 3" shorter.Bought some $5.99 led strips. As supplied adhesive is already failing. 1 strip for a plate lite and 2 for a dome lite.
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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by cbeck » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:41 pm

Post some pics . Been busy.
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Re: ugh, not again already

Post by cbeck » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:06 pm

Getting closer.
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Post by CentralWAbaja » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:17 am

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