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    not for Pirate use










    and this is where I started
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • Come a looong way kid!
      It is a beautiful rig!

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      • Can it do wheelies? feel free to have it shipped to my house for storage I will make room for it in the garage another amazing build! What's next?
        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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        • Orangutruck and an Overland trailer
          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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          • can't wait!!!
            Patrick & Tammy
            - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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            • Dude, you rock! That is one badderasser ride!
              Livin the dream

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              • Damn nice job! Seems like you should take a week off and enjoy it, you certainly deserve it.

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                • Last but not least.... the roof. I seriously considered a soft top, after all, I won't be leaving this in some downtown parking lot anytime soon - however, they cost between $1500 and $2500, to which I say... no. That said, this is old tech, so I won't be doing this the standard rebuild way (that includes rivets and a $400 rubber seal). But that's later, first was take the metal bits to the sandblaster then strip what was left.. of course that plan went out the window - as you'll see in a minute

                  as you can see, someone painted it red. I thought it was just because someone liked mono color - nope


                  I did remove and throw away the quilted, red vinyl headline (sorry to those who wanted it)


                  the enemy is red


                  stripper working

                  I always liked strippers

                  as you can see they're very abrasive and caustic


                  wait, why do I see green?


                  Because Toyota couldn't put on gel coat - they didn't get the release wax out of the mold so the gel color didn't fully adhere... and now we know why it was painted.

                  sigh

                  But the strippers did their work


                  however, I was planning on not removing the edge metal


                  yeah

                  fortunately they make some dang good panel adhesive, but that requires the ring and assorted bits to get blasted as well to give it good tooth

                  anyway, another day
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  • 6 mpg.... 38.5 bias ply tires and all city driving... though I will be doing some work being certain that I'm not losing fuel.
                    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                    • and a question.... what if I put this in the '40?
                      http://drwzpk38qkpfb.cloudfront.net/...gtop_40x80.jpg
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      • It's yours to do as you wish..
                        Mine had a stick of dyno-mite exploding on it... Never saw it untill I parked out front and was up on a bank... Whaaa?

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                        • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                          The rig looks sweet! What are the hose clamps on the steering link for?
                          Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                          74 Nova Project
                          66 Mustang GT Project

                          92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                          79 Chevy Truck Project
                          1956 Cadillac Project

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                          • they keep the rod from readjusting until I get to Tacoma screw to buy some jam nuts (or drill and thread a stop).
                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                            • Yard work was accomplished.... and I picked up most of the blasted parts


                              there will be some rust repair
                              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                              • I think you have the skillset to properly revive those parts!
                                Patrick & Tammy
                                - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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