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Postby john jones » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:14 am

Looks sick russel.. Like the lug nut torsion grub screw drilling jig thing.. nice..

Those wheels look tough on that car..

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Postby Woody » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:44 am

Nailed it !
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Postby tlambert » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:46 am

Nice Russel. Gives it a drag car look.
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Postby jb » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:35 am

Fuck ya! Love welds on a bug!!

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Postby Old Speed » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:47 am

john jones wrote:Looks sick russel.. Like the lug nut torsion grub screw drilling jig thing.. nice..

Those wheels look tough on that car..




So far the wheels look better than I expected them to. Wish I had more free time to get the rear done. Household chores are keeping me away from the shop on the weekends. This weekend I'm installing a water softener in the garage, but since I had to move everything from one corner I decided to do some painting as well.

I like doing the torsion dimples that way because I'm building the torsion bars to fit the beam and not the beam to fit the bars.
Also I'm able to set the offset that I want (7mm) which makes shim set up easy.

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Postby Speshel k » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:02 pm

Looks way cool Russ!

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Postby Cuba » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:36 am

GARLIC STUFFED OLIVES!
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Postby jeremy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:23 pm

Cuba wrote:GARLIC STUFFED OLIVES!



That's what I'm talking about. =P~ =P~ =P~

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Postby soulsurfer26 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:34 pm

Now that's a great change of looks, great build on that beam!
'55 extremely early oval
'55 rusty oval ragtop
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Postby Old Speed » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:46 pm

I appreciate the kind words guys!
Looking forward to free time to do the rear suspension

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Postby el arod » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:21 pm

looks bad-ass. on a separate subject, Russel does your shop have an 'open-house' during the classic week?
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Postby Old Speed » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:17 pm

I've thought about it but it's always been such a mad rush to finish customer projects and my own products and cars etc that I thought it would be too much work.
No official open house certainly doesn't prevent visitors from coming from all over the world. It's cool by me.
The bad part is that by Friday (when most people come over) the shop looks like a mess and whatever badass projects we may have spent the past few months on has left the building. All that's here to see is the aftermath of the tornado. It's practically embarassing

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Postby Franz » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:33 am

Old Speed wrote:the shop looks like a mess and whatever badass projects we may have spent the past few months on has left the building. All that's here to see is the aftermath of the tornado. It's practically embarassing


I know what you mean. I kind of always think its cool to have 1000 tools/supplies laying around a car that you've been thrashing on all night. ....but I do hate cleaning up the giant mess. ](*,)

I guess that would be a good way to judge a shop....Shops that are too clean and pretty are usually just that. Fake.

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Postby soulsurfer26 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:06 am

Old Speed wrote:Looking forward to free time to do the rear suspension


U're not the only one =D>
'55 extremely early oval

'55 rusty oval ragtop

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Postby Old Speed » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:10 pm

Heater update:
I added a few more through tubes and painted the yellow drum.
This Thing kicks ass. It definitely was worth the work. It adds about 8 degrees to the shop and gives us a place to warm up.

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