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Old December 22nd, 2016, 07:13 AM   #681
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You know, you are really starting to piss me off with this awesome workmanship.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 07:16 AM   #682
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many thanks, on the home stretch now
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 12:40 PM   #683
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8-1 headers are on my list of things I want to do. Should sound wicked. Nice job.
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 12:45 PM   #684
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yes def jonesing to get it fired up to see how it sounds
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Old December 22nd, 2016, 05:04 PM   #685
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many thanks, on the home stretch now
What all is left to wrap up?
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 07:16 AM   #686
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brake lines
fuel cell mount and fuel pump and lines
dash and wiring
battery mount
skid plates
more alum panels
heat shields
gas pedal
rear sway bar
rear limit straps
harness mounts
catch cans

basically all the time consuming little stuff
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Old December 24th, 2016, 01:02 PM   #687
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Looks great, love your attention to detail. I wish I had the patience for it lol.

Any concern on exhaust heat so close to the hiems?

Wanna build me some interior panels lol. Love what you did there.
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Old December 24th, 2016, 03:00 PM   #688
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Thanks. I don't think the exhaust is close enough to the hiems to bother them.
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 07:18 AM   #689
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working on sway bar and got fuel cell mount drawn and burned out







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Old January 9th, 2017, 12:02 PM   #690
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What did you use for the sway bar and the female spline adapter on the arms? Been kicking around the DIY route for my build
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Old January 9th, 2017, 12:45 PM   #692
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kickass offroad made the bar and splines pieces
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Old January 10th, 2017, 04:28 AM   #693
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If I build another...this is it! Very nice.
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Old January 18th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #696
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Is that a 67 Chevy II ? Isn't that a lot of overkill for how you wheel? And it doesn't look like you are putting out 754hp so it is going to be tough to be competitive with the reel trucks. Cant wate to thrash you in my stock samurai. Spring break in run?
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Old January 20th, 2017, 07:09 AM   #697
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maybe im gonna start wheeling harder? prob not though. more fun to watch those guys with 732 hp ram into stuff and break then wrench all day on their stuff, while i cruise around eat snacks

66 nova, mini tubs, 4 link, lt4, 6 speed. i have the suspension done, working on rear firewall now, then new tunnel and firewall after i get drivetrain mounted





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That is some serious steel there!
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Old January 21st, 2017, 10:39 AM   #699
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Just read through this thread from start to finish. Top notch build right here. Your quality of fab work is top notch. This might very well be my favorite buggy build I've seen. Can't wait to see it finished, as I'm sure you can't either.

I'm very envious of your shop and all of the cool tools. Do you work solely from home, or this shop, or is it just your hobby? You have some serious talent. Soon I hope to have my shop at home outfitted better for fab work. Everything I've done in the past, and will do in the future has been self taught, so it definitely takes longer.

Kudos to you buddy!
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Thanks. That is quite the compliment but There are tons of buggies out there nicer than this one. I work out of this shop full time, that is why this buggy is taking so long, I only work on it for a few hours a week on the weekend, I am busy doing customer work all week trying to make a living.
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