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Old 11-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #621
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Thanks! But the sad thing is, if I were to start over I woulds change so much. Mainly chassis stuff. My engine is the cats meow
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:45 PM   #622
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Good to see your getting the rest of the car together. Will she be ready for spring?
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:09 AM   #623
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thats what im hoping for. spring time paint. but we'll see it will be going next year for sure. but i want to buy a house next year too. so you know how that goes. im gonna work this weekend on mounting the rear bumper. then after that i gotta buy some flush mount head lights, and then bring it to my fabricator to mount the front body work and make some head light mounts and some other misc stuff
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:14 PM   #624
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bumper is finally mounted. i made a frame from 1/4" steel rod, my welding is terrible. like worse than normal. cant figure out why but my welds were very porus.
any way. all mounted with dzus fasteners. and i think it looks pretty good

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:19 PM   #625
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So when is this thing actually going to do what its made for?
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Might be a stupid question, but was the gas on? I've made that mistake before and got some snotty welds ....looking forward to seeing this thing in action!
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #627
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yeah gas was on, double checked a million times, i squeeze the trigger and the needle on the gauge twitches. so its getting gas. i used roloc disks and acetone to clean the area to be welded. maybe the roloc contaminated the area. also this is the 1st time i used an extention cord( made from very heavy gauge wire suitable for the welder 220v) im thinking this was drawing alot of power from the welder. evey other time ive welded ive had it pluged right into the outlet and its worked fine. im not worryed, it looks like crap but its covered and its sturdy
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:54 PM   #628
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So when is this thing actually going to do what its made for?
when its done
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Started in 08 and still don't have a set finish date? yikes
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when its done
2014 probably then?
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:55 AM   #631
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challenge: build the same car, do 80% of the work yourself,build your own motor, and parts. and last but not least you cant be in debt because of it. if you beat me ill ill bow down to you

most likley it will be done by summer next year. but im saving to buy a house in the spring time so we'll see
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Old 11-08-2010, 07:00 AM   #632
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I don't see the problem with taking time with a project.. I've been working on my motorcycle for 2 years and it hasn't been driven consistently yet. Why rush through an experience like this? My bike is a far cry from his Miata, but this is supposed to be an enjoyable hobby. If you have the time and resources to actually "complete" it, you'll save money by having a definitive end; opposed to continually modding until you sell it..
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challenge: drive your car
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:49 AM   #634
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This thread is starting to look like...
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:19 PM   #635
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I have, then the cops showed up at my house
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #636
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SWAT came into my house, disrespected my whole family because somebody narc'd me out! And you know what? IT WAS YOU!
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I have, then the cops showed up at my house
What happened?
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:14 PM   #638
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Told me to knock it off and keep it off the road, and that I was lucky the woman cop didn't come cause she's a bitch. A slap on the wrist, I don't need to be told twice. My licences is finally clean
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jacob300zx SWAT came into my house, disrespected my whole family because somebody narc'd me out! And you know what? IT WAS YOU!
damn ricer cops! think they can just roll up in a elcipse and when they lose they actually have the nerve to say "i almost had you"
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so how do they know its illegal to be on the road? or is it not registered or something?
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