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    The "Get off my lawn!" meet.

    The "Get off my lawn!" meet.
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Excellent choice on those wheels. Car looks...

    Excellent choice on those wheels. Car looks great.
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    I will keep you in mind. Thanks!

    I will keep you in mind. Thanks!
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    I wanted to bump this thread, but I don't really...

    I wanted to bump this thread, but I don't really have much to add.

    I haven't worked on this project since last fall, and a lot of my summer will be used up recovering from surgery to have a brain...
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    Last weekend I worked on cleanup after a fire in...

    Last weekend I worked on cleanup after a fire in my house.

    I have a laptop on my hobby desk in the basement. Last Sunday the battery in the laptop literally exploded. I mean it shook the house...
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    Looks good. Maybe I'll put the money and time...

    Looks good.

    Maybe I'll put the money and time together for a garage heater this summer. My garage is already insulated, there is already gas and power out there. I use a propane tube heater...
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    Hopefully my house will stop needing attention...

    Hopefully my house will stop needing attention soon and I can get back on my hot rod build. Take some of the burden off of our man here.
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    No biggie. When I Z'ed the frame on my hot rod...

    No biggie. When I Z'ed the frame on my hot rod things moved around almost an inch. I just said FU, welded on something I could use for leverage, and clamped it back together.
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    I had to completely gut my basement last spring...

    I had to completely gut my basement last spring to get a drain tile system installed.

    Then just recently my brother tried to commit suicide. His reason really boiled down to the fact that he is...
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    FS: Question. You posted this car for sale many...

    Question.

    You posted this car for sale many times, as far back as 2014. Every time it was posted for sale you list mileage as 139k.

    How can you say you drive this car, but the mileage has not...
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    It moved!!!

    It moved!!!
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    Finally had a chance to get out in the garage and...

    Finally had a chance to get out in the garage and make a little bit of progress.

    The front suspension is now completely reassembled with the upgraded parts I bought. The first time I built the...
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    Sticky: The VW Fox is a tank. I was in one when it got...

    The VW Fox is a tank. I was in one when it got rear ended and pushed up under a truck. The doors still opened and we were unharmed.

    Fiero!
    ...
  15. Thread: 1990 Audi CQ

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    Party!

    Party!
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    The front suspension in my Dodge build just...

    The front suspension in my Dodge build just seemed off. That is the only reason I raised the concern about a V8 and an S10 frame.

    I used a 4 cylinder S10 frame. Maybe if you get a frame for a V6...
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    An LS motor? Because those are lighter.

    An LS motor? Because those are lighter.
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    In case you want to see it. Here is my Dodge...

    In case you want to see it. Here is my Dodge build.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctruss53/albums/72157632166516688
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    Trust me. You will want to swap frames and put a...

    Trust me. You will want to swap frames and put a V8 in it.

    I thought the exact same thing as you when I bought a 1955 Dodge pickup. Then I spent a small fortune making the brakes work (seriously...
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    It only looks small because it is bubbly and...

    It only looks small because it is bubbly and surrounded by greenery. It is not a yacht like cars from the 60's and 70's were, but it is still a good sized vehicle.

    Have fun with it. I might be...
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    The S10 chassis would be a good swap, but having...

    The S10 chassis would be a good swap, but having done that before I can tell you that you will notice that you have a V8 up front. A V8 is a little too much weight for the S10 suspension.
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    Small update. Got started on the rear frame Z....

    Small update.

    Got started on the rear frame Z. I am doing a 3" Z. Where I cut the frame it is 3" tall, so I am basically just moving the rear portion up one frame height. Here is how far I got....
  23. I go to BIR for the NHRA Nationals. So much fun,...

    I go to BIR for the NHRA Nationals. So much fun, and zero theft and underage bullshit. Probably because the demographic of the Nationals is a little older.

    My friends and I go for the whole week...
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    The I-beam axle is on back order. Should be in...

    The I-beam axle is on back order. Should be in any day now.

    The spring is a little beefier for a Model A instead of the lighter T Bucket cars. It also have less arch so I can get the front end a...
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    The bearing Packer thing is great! Makes it so...

    The bearing Packer thing is great! Makes it so easy. It does waste a lot of grease though, but since I was assembling from scratch I put the leftover grease on the spindle.

    I'm leaving...
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