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Offline 89flyboy

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2011, 12:52:20 PM »
not bad for the first time i picked up a gun  ;D

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2011, 06:16:58 AM »
Quick update. I got my frame done today!!!   ;D  ;D I love the smell of progress. Not a bad redneck frame stand if I do say so myself. I will hopefully be finishing my firewall this week, and doing my underside of the car by the end of next week. Hopefully by the end of the month I can have her back on all fours.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2011, 06:44:06 AM »
Looks good, you definitely were ... thinking outside the box on that haha

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #63 on: April 10, 2011, 06:14:04 AM »
Thanks Trevon. I am hoping to have the firewall done either today or tomorrow. I was very impressed with how the por-15 turned out on my frame, so I got some silver to do my suspension. Started that yesterday I hope to finish that up today, I will post pics when its done. But she may have to sit for awhile and it kills me. But my wife moved out on me almost two months ago, and we were still talking and doing ok, but last night she came by and said she wanted a divorce. So unless I can stop her from filing, the bird funds are going to have to dry up for awhile...... :'(  :'( But we will have to see. ( sorry venting)
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2011, 06:28:34 AM »
No worries, been there, done that.  Lost the Harley, the fishing boat but saved the T/A.

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2011, 06:44:27 AM »
I understand already lost the kawasaki, refuse to loose the t/a.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2011, 06:58:09 AM »
it all looks really good.  nice work. 
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #67 on: April 10, 2011, 07:12:51 AM »
Thanks Doug, that means alot coming from the type of work you do. One day I will get there lol. JW what are good suspension parts to use? sense I am getting close to putting the frame back together. I am reusing my springs but was not sure about the rest of the stuff, assuming I can still afford it lol.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2011, 07:00:24 AM »
I finally got my firewall done  ;D .....bout freaking time.

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2011, 05:37:39 AM »
So its been awhile, thought I would post my progress. This resto is moving alot slower then I hoped it would, but oh well. Two Tires on the ground so far lol, as for the 2nd pic can anyboy say redneck car lift  ;D

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #70 on: April 24, 2011, 05:47:53 AM »
I love the way my upper control arms turned out today I will hopefully do the lowers and get joints pressed in. Went and got all my front end parts but my sway bar bushings and sub frame mounts. :) I need new sway bar brackets anyone got an extra set laying around????????

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #71 on: April 24, 2011, 06:03:03 AM »
my redneck car lifts , what ever works to get the job done.... ;D 


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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #72 on: April 24, 2011, 07:10:43 AM »
I like yours better doug at least you can walk under yours lol. I did my tail lights two days ago. The inside is very shiny, when the sun caught it I got a reflection of the light kinda like you get from a watch. But looking at the color I think its to dark. I couldn't find any silver paint that works well around heat. What do you guys think????

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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #73 on: April 24, 2011, 07:21:54 AM »
they look good bub.  I used silver duplicolor caliper paint.
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Re: 1977 t/a diamond in the rough
« Reply #74 on: April 24, 2011, 07:39:45 AM »
Thanks doug I was afraid they were not bright enough. Did you by anychance have any extra sway bar brackets laying around?
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