Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hazel Framing

Bottomside mostly cleaned and painted for what I can reach without the cab coming off. Back to cat for more paint and ordered Duplicolor spraycans (BGM0540 Light Slate Metallic) to match the origional since I’m not quite ready to spray with my own equipment.

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Remounted compressors and think I got it right this time:

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tools:

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messes happen so fast:

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U-joints in and driveshaft painted. Note to future self: flush zirks are to be avoided and grease the cups before install.

 

Abyss table

Mining NYC street dirt for gold

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lil Stomper

straight A’s …

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Too many colors … decided on the PPG Shopline and bought my first gallon of wax and grease remover for the bottom side to prep for the caterpillar black.

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Driveshaft out again to fix weeping yoke (change o-ring), u-joints out and new ones awaiting install and more caterpillar black before reinstaill:

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Kitty!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Camp n Drag 2014

Good fun, so many hot trucks..

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Righteous Bagel

Front yard view:

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Airbag trailer!

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Porterbuilt mild dropmember shock relocator no worky, here’s hoping the stage 1 fit or its a trip to the fab shop since I dont have machinery for 1/4” welding.

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delivery

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bandaged Pealing

One inch at a time, mostly all forward. E-brake is in and tested, so far so good.

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Electrical all in and tested, now torn back down for cab floor paint.

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Made a plate from 16 gauge sheet to cover wires on driver’s side wheel well. Nibbler’d out the shape, clamped, heated and banged around a 2x2” iron bar, affixed with 3/8” x 3/4” pan head allen and self-tapping pan head below:

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filling holes before cab floor paint:

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Removing old seam sealer to replace with POR patch:

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Mahomet car show last weekend:

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stage 5 photos brutal

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Contextual Duo

e-brake and lokar cable assemblies in, rear speaker wires run, airlines sorted except for gauge connections under dash, battery relocate wires mostly run, battery arrived, need to fab up a cover plate for the wheel well to protect the cables and clean up the cab for painting of the floor and utility rack… whew

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Worst of the cab clean up area, will plan to hit it with POR and more seam sealer and pretend like it never happened until the cab comes off the frame and gets addressed properly:

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Also need some cup holders ….

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Longing Dame

Onward with the build, we now have a hood release and sanitized fuel sender wiring:

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Next are shocks and relocators:

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Eldest Outward

truck build:

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My front yard:

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Country Traffic Jam:

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thousand yard bath stare:

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Dont Wake Me Up

Amesome Skills

5 second belt change

palm tree climber apparatus

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Under Construction

Looks like a hot mess, but slow and sure:

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colored pencil ring

 

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Urbana Grand Prix

Lovely venue at Crystal Lake Park, note to future self, bring folding bike if you want to cover the full course.

Mens 3/4 after gnarly crash and ambulance ride for one racer:

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Hoodlums:

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Fast ladies were fast:

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Mens 1/2/3 never disappoints:

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Local Hogan ‘Hogie Monster’ Sills recently turned Pro:

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Papa Sills cheers on Jr. Sills for a second place print finish:

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full set here

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