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  • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy

    Yet I can say two words that you cannot about your Alfa.... It runs.
    Ouch, right in the nads. Can't argue that one.

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    • I cheated to fix the door


      door is on

      and now opens sideways
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      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • time for the spare.... in some of the things I do, we're required to haul a full sized spare.... I don't agree but I like doing that - so time to make one that doesn't rattle



        These are cool, but I don't think I'll use them... or maybe...


        finally something the warn winch can lift




        the only issue is my tow points are higher than the spare... I could use the hitch, but that isn't there for recovery.



        it's really not as low as it seems from the back.... still, If I carry a spare, it will be smaller. I have patch kits, tube, welding wire and dowels to fix a flattened tire - if I need to use a spare, I can put it on the front and unlock the hub (or pull a shaft on the rear)
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        • Yep it's good to have a spare but the thing with 4X4 wheels is they are so BIG. Hanging off the back they are always in your way when you quickly want to grab something out of the rear. I only put mine there for the bigger trips but always carry plugs. Spending money on good tyers stops a lot of flats.
          Tim
          Melbourne Australia

          65 Hardtop Impala, 70 GTS Monaro, 93 "80" Landcruiser

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          • Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post
            Yep it's good to have a spare but the thing with 4X4 wheels is they are so BIG. Hanging off the back they are always in your way when you quickly want to grab something out of the rear. I only put mine there for the bigger trips but always carry plugs. Spending money on good tyers stops a lot of flats.
            yes but I carry the tire as a requirement for participation.... I fully agree with you, but fighting the system really isn't worth the time.
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • onward

              latch plate in place
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              • Metric tires for a 4x4.. well I never heard of such a thing... I really need to cut back on the Vice Grip Garage - Derek talks like my grandpa did (he was from Minnersota as well)... and I'd mimic him... this is not good. ah well....

                But they were $100 less than bias ply tires and they're both Toyo AND radial.... I'll try to completely recoup my cost by selling the current tires - likely I'll get 1k out of them.... all for better mileage and better drivability. 385/75 16 ....
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                • Without stirring the pot too much - I need to point something out. Any of my builds, I get bored pretty easily, so I need to muscle through the doldrums of the build... usually that's the 2nd day of disassembly until I paint the frame. Anything between those two points can be the death of a project. Once I get the frame painted, somehow it trips a mental switch that keeps me working on it for another 3 years..... the only other 'thing' is it must be drivable in 2 years... outside of those two things - I sometimes short cut so I keep the time frame. The box I just completed and the tire carrier are two such things - I tempenanteded them knowing to circle back wouldn't be too terrible. I bring this up because it works for me - and perhaps it can work for you too.....
                  Anyway, carrying on
                  Narrowing in on marking this 'done' the latch



                  spare fuel


                  still have no idea where the plate is going


                  paint



                  there is still question about the traction mats - I'm thinking of buying a snowboard/ski rack then adapting.... also, if moving happens, I'll be using this as my ski vehicle
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                  • this kind of wraps up this installment

                    best of all, it is solid

                    and a posterity picture
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                    • Looks very purpose built, and no nonsense looks too! Nicely done!

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