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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I blew the dust off of it and finished the paint, yes same paint scheme, kinda hooked on it. the Blazer steering box, heims and rods rebuilt King and Link pins, adjusters widen beam.
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Installed tree bars had a heck of a time finding the right angle pipe fitting Razz Put 27MM torsion bars to replace the stock ones added dual carbs, moved the seats back 10 inches to add some leg room.
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I like the stance of the front end, like the adjustment that I can get should handle alot better being a bit wider, now if those trees will just part like the red sea all will be ok.
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alot of hooking up to do including redoing the wiring even though the other was one season old, adding oil buzzer, fused main line and new fuze box. Have to have it done by April 8th. have a ride to go on. So guys what do you think? Paybacks are a bitch huh? Come and get it!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty good to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They grow bigger and closer as I move toward them but on both sides. Ya got me SHMO why do you ask, what'd I screw up?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cordy,
If you look at your picture it looks like the left tree bar is higher than the right... could be just the picture, 'cause I am sure you measured first... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I guess its truly a "rat" rod.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cordy,
If you look at your picture it looks like the left tree bar is higher than the right... could be just the picture, 'cause I am sure you measured first... Wink


Yes I did but ya made me look Shocked 24 5/16ths both sides where the bars meets the hoops. Now you'll have to come to Little Sahara to check for yourselves. Come on guys put the magnifing glass to it you can do better then that.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about time you did some work.. the steering box doesnt look like such a monstrosity now that is all the same color. have you driven it yet?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I am now at the making engine noises sitting on the not bolted down seats stage. Can't wait to trail riding, alot of changes to the front end hopefully won't be for not!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is looking really good, dude.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IT LIVES!!!! sorry for short post but have work still to be done. Frankenstien lives. Man I am happy!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when does the subaru go in?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bajaherbie wrote:
when does the subaru go in?


Subie will be a fall/winter project if I don't find something else to stuff it into.
Will not be in before we go to little Sahara, Ok. I have not ridden since November I am past the withdrawl stage. Can't wait till August I think that is going to be a great time. I need some time off, bad. I'll post some pics tomorrow if I get it all buttoned up and flying low.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it is all together have some bugs to work out but is driveable, wanted to show you the seats. It's close qtrs but what can you expect. Will have more pics later. Oh and the Boxer on the seat that is our newest addition 3 months old getting ready to have her ears cropped.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really good!

I not sure any one of us on here had any idea that you keep your toenails so trimmed, either... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey come on,

snap some more pics of that jalopy. Let us check it out. It looks good.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok here are some more shots. Still have some carb work to do and a few other areas but for the most part I am pleased. And for now done!
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I do like the stance with the front beam 10 inches wider.

Here is one with the blazer steering box, I am glad I did it steering is like having power steering, I don't get the jarring and bumps through the wheel and steering with one hand in corners is not a problem.

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Cannot speak for R&P but it beats the stock VW steering by leaps and bounds. Which is also what it handles better.

You can look back at some of the before shots and see a difference in ride height and stance.

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Did alot of changes including dual carbs instead of a progressive, electric pump, regulator, spark arrestor/muffler, electronic ignition, getting a SVDA instead of the 009 so that should help also.
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Pic of the engine, yea I know big deal.
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Pic of tranny and Hyd clutch
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Ground clearance is pretty good and has total 4 wheel ind. suspension.
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Seats and shifter, which is now in line with the hockey stick and have alot easier adjustment.
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Well for now that is it, next big project is the subie engine, HMMM what to put it in? Thanks guys for all the help, advice and telling me to get busy on it. Semper FI

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good cordy, hey just an observation, in the one pic where you show your tranny, is the breather line collaped or just the picture ? when do you break it in, i mean in a good way... Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work. The whole thing looks great.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweeeeeeet!
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