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Postby bg » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:33 pm

Mine has kinda gotten side-lined for other "more important" (read:money making) things.
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Postby McTeardrops » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:27 pm

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Do you need some project help this weekend? We're going to try to get into Cedar Hill Friday night, and could come by Saturday.
My welding table is tied up....
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... But I can throw some tools in the pickup, chopsaw, grinders, (welder?) whatever's required, and come by Saturday. And, at least, bring the digital camera for docuementation
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Postby mikeschn » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:30 pm

Do it BG...

We want Lenny's pictures, right Madjack??? :lol:

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Postby bg » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:08 pm

McTeardrops wrote:BG

Do you need some project help this weekend? We're going to try to get into Cedar Hill Friday night, and could come by Saturday.
My welding table is tied up....
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... But I can throw some tools in the pickup, chopsaw, grinders, (welder?) whatever's required, and come by Saturday. And, at least, bring the digital camera for docuementation



Lenny, You had to pick the one weekend I'm not going to be home! Promised to help a friend pack/move this weekend.

Julie's frame is slated for tuesday, Pending low winds.

( Just FYI, Exit 67 South to Cedar Hill, then Exit FM 1382 in Cedar Hill and turn right. You should avoid the construction that way. Probably some traffic though.)
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Postby madjack » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:57 pm

mikeschn wrote:Do it BG...

We want Lenny's pictures, right Madjack??? :lol:

Mike...


Heck, we always want pics...it doesn't mater whose or what, as long as we get da pics :D .......................... 8)
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Postby McTeardrops » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:36 am

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Hey I'm retired: every day is Saturday. I can come Tuesday if you want.
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Postby bg » Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:39 pm

McTeardrops wrote:BG

Hey I'm retired: every day is Saturday. I can come Tuesday if you want.


Lemme see what day I actually make it home. I'm suppossed to pickup some metal roofing in winona tuesday AM.
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Postby bg » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:17 am

Um... Yeah... Some minor setbacks :o .

200 miles from home, Helping a friend take care of a dead dog, moving, and finalizing details before she leaves in a month. Trying to fit the contents of a 40' trailer into a 10x10 storage room. I should be home for dinner tommorrow.

I'm going to try and get this done this week, Pending being able to relax tommorrow night and thursday morning.
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Postby bg » Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:18 pm

I've been trying to not neglect this.... Just sorta happened that way.

According to Conway, I'll have the axle tommorrow, only a week and a half after I should have had it, but it was also suppossed to come fedex.

Hopefully the axle will get here early enough for me to go pickup the frame steel tommorrow. If not, I'll grab it Wednesday Morning and get to work.

The weather looks iffy at best, going to do my best to get room to work in the garage, so it doesn't affect me.

Should have some pictures soon!
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Postby Jimbo » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:49 pm

McTeardrops wrote:BG

Do you need some project help this weekend? We're going to try to get into Cedar Hill Friday night, and could come by Saturday.
My welding table is tied up....
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... But I can throw some tools in the pickup, chopsaw, grinders, (welder?) whatever's required, and come by Saturday. And, at least, bring the digital camera for docuementation


That's one heck of a motor for that little camper. ;)
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Postby asianflava » Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:21 pm

That looks like the 4-cyl, 2.3L dual plug Ford motor that's in my truck. What are you doing with it Lenny?
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Postby bg » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:54 pm

Tommorow is the day... Going to go get the frame steel first thing after traffic clears, and then get started.

Small disclaimer: I'll be using a horizontal/vertical bandsaw for all of my cutting, not a chopsaw.

In other news: I did not realize how heavily built the Flexiride axles were. Makes the 3.5k ones i've been dealing with look small.
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Postby bg » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:56 pm

Mostly all clamped together...

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Current weight as seen: 131 lbs

Approx final weight: 225lbs (including wheels and tires)
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Postby mikeschn » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:07 pm

BG,

Is that your's or Julie's?

It's looking good though...

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Postby bg » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:54 pm

That's Julie's. Nothing is welded yet, all clamped waiting on me to square it up and weld it.

some things to note:

All cuts are straight.
I'll be using a normal straight tongue coupler, but an a-frame tongue.
This thing is gonna ride fairly low, atleast compared to what I'm used to
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