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#41 victory

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:57 AM

Your doing great baby, keep up the good work! i wish i could help you!

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

Vic is recovering from surgery so she has not been able to help in the shop. But soon.
On with it I say

cut out the drive line tunnel, what a bitch this was. (cutting was ez, but welding things back wasn't)
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We cut the complete tunnel from a wrecked 4 door thinking we might be able to use it. Turned out it was a bit to big at the tranny end of it. And i cut it to short wow.
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You don't know how to play that, silly boy
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Welded in some ends to a now open tunnel tube
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Other reinforcements
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Welded in the beginning of it working my way back, slowly, ended up using some of the red tunnel. Cut and trim and weld, repeat.
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More to come

#43 Abe Froman

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:27 PM

James,

Your hat's on FIRE !!!!!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:37 PM

After a trip to P town, we got back to work and Victory is back in the game.
Finished the tunnel and ready for the sealer.

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Afterward, pulled the gas tank and started cutting all the unnecessary crap out form under the cargo area.
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Also made the plunge into the gas door area. I will get a lot of pics of this as we get more done.
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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:02 PM

Looking great James and Vicki! Keep up the photos!
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#46 The Dat-side

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:23 PM

Sealer huh? I'll be taking out my seats and wire brushing th floorpans for sealer this spring/summer. POR15 is the stuff? roll/brush on? Lookin' good so many cars by you and your team, I can't wait for the end result. And give us back Phil for the stories!

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:37 PM

NO por15, I use the ironclad by Benjamin Moore $50 gallon. We usually sand blast the areas we seal. Seams to work for areas that are sanded well also. 2 coats waiting a week between coats

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:43 PM

Dropped off the goon a week or so ago, at a friends shop. I'm contracting him to do some custom sheet metal work. Atom and I picked it up last night and things look great. Completely cut the rear valance off and installed a hand made custom sheet metal pan with french ed in hinged license plate with hidden hitch receiver.
I wanted the pan to follow the angle of the rear sides of the goon, instead of flowing out at the bumper bracket areas.
check it out, these pics my buddy took

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Have thought about this for years. Hoping to tow this someday

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

Nice rollpan.
Built not bought.
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:40 PM

and wagon trailer.
Built not bought.
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:12 AM

oooh! that looks trick!
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:41 PM

Just got a big package in the mail from Australia. A complete RHD kit. :D
Now that Phil is the RHD converting sex robot, away he went

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Way to go Phil. Now one more to take care of and your done

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:02 AM

Love the fab work and the trailer. You should close out the front of that thing like an airstream.

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Whenever I think that I'm out of my mind for putting this much time and money into an old Datsun, all I have to do is look some of your threads to know that I'm not nearly as whack as you are.

You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:08 AM

The plan with the trailer is to enclose the front with fiberglass. Then bag it. So that it can be towed smoothly, but be slammed at a meet. I just need to finish the axle then I'll be able to tow it to Pare Composites for the fiberglass work.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:54 PM

The plan with the trailer is to enclose the front with fiberglass. Then bag it. So that it can be towed smoothly, but be slammed at a meet. I just need to finish the axle then I'll be able to tow it to Pare Composites for the fiberglass work.


You should put a shortened up 510 nose on it using the front doors and a stock windshield,then move the B pillar back and delete the rear's doors. Then you could build a storage box under the shortened hood.

Here is a cool VW trailer,

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It has a 4 bar suspension with air bags.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:10 PM

Wow that VW is sweet. Had many ideas with this 510 wagon trailer. Now i think i'm going to keep it simple. It has been 14 + years of towing it around from new house to new house.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:14 AM

That Kombi trailer is tits :cool:

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You're going to skin a few knuckles, stand up too fast and bump your head, hunt around the floor for the nuts and bolts you dropped, invent a few new cuss words and when you're finished you'll say "That wasn't so hard after all!"


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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:15 PM

for that trailer maybe use a cab back up front.


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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:38 AM

Gotcha covered. Picked this 720 up for parts back in the day and cut the back off for this trailer. However decide it was to heavy, and alot of modding to get ready. So, i recycled it.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:06 AM

Can I and my wife and kids live with you? Lol I see all the awesome work you do all the time and want to do that stuff so dam bad