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Old 08-31-2013, 07:30 PM   #26
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Managed to get some work done today. First thing I wanted to do was get the rear end out of the car since the casters are a little under rated for that much weight.


The car started like this but it's so damn hot I really didn't want to work in the sun the entire time. This is why I'm so grateful for this cart I made, I spun it completely around in my garage!

Huzzah! So freaking awesome, I should have done this years ago

Started getting the interior out so I could free up the parking brake cables (easier to undo them in the car then at the axle).

I don't know WTF these people were doing but I swear to god they were raising wolves or something. The interior was freaking full of gross coarse fur/hair everywhere. ugh


axle and rear bumper out, gas tank mostly drained.

Pulled everything that doesn't fish thru the firewall under the hood.

dash out

and spun back around to work on the front half of the car (oh, and to be under the AC in my garage hehehe)

So not much but it's coming apart. Nice thing is, since I know I'm wiring the car from scratch that I don't have to be to worried about saving wire runs, only the ends/connectors.

That's all for now. I might not get much more done this weekend but it's coming right along.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:32 PM   #27
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Very cool stuff going on here.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:03 AM   #28
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Buying into this tread now, anticipating great returns!
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:51 AM   #29
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Nice cart for the car.....looking forward to this build, you don't take any shortcuts!
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #30
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Thanks guys!

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Nice cart for the car.....looking forward to this build, you don't take any shortcuts!
Trying not too. One of the upsides of having such limited cash flow is I can't just plow right to getting it running so I can take my time to do it the way I want. Plus, I'm REALLY looking forward to having a completely spotless chassis to start working with. LOL
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Trying not too. One of the upsides of having such limited cash flow is I can't just plow right to getting it running so I can take my time to do it the way I want. Plus, I'm REALLY looking forward to having a completely spotless chassis to start working with. LOL
That is/was my problem....my chassis is a POS, but cannot convince the powers that be of that!

Oh well....

Get the car registered and in your name before taking it apart?
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #32
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Get the car registered and in your name before taking it apart?
Oh ya. It took 4 months because there was a long chain of Bill of Sales without ever actually being reregistered.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #33
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looks like a fancier version of what I did



Definitely came in handy. Working with a fresh painted spotless underbody has been a real treat, you will enjoy it!
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #34
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looks like a fancier version of what I did



Definitely came in handy. Working with a fresh painted spotless underbody has been a real treat, you will enjoy it!
I almost did it that way but figured I'd catch to my flack from the tbricks crowd if I built it from 2x4s LOL
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I almost did it that way but figured I'd catch to my flack from the tbricks crowd if I built it from 2x4s LOL
hey hey hey, those are 4x4's! Spared no expense I only used it for a weekend to get the suspension donor car onto the lift then knocked it apart and put it out back.
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hey hey hey, those are 4x4's! Spared no expense I only used it for a weekend to get the suspension donor car onto the lift then knocked it apart and put it out back.
LOL just busting your balls. Gorgeous 242 and you are right, I'm very looking forward to working on a clean chassis.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:18 PM   #37
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I might steal that idea for the cart. Nice job.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:39 PM   #38
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I might steal that idea for the cart. Nice job.
Best thing I've ever done. When I had the extra space t the shop it wasn't a big deal if the car sat in one place on jack stands for a year but in my "two car garage" it's a big deal.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #39
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Getting a little bit done here and there.


It's amazing for how much **** you have to remove to get that heaterbox out then it's only like 6 bolts and it falls out.


pluggin away :D Engine bay is down to the rack, sway bar and brake/fuel lines from under the car.
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Best thing I've ever done. When I had the extra space t the shop it wasn't a big deal if the car sat in one place on jack stands for a year* but in my "two car garage" it's a big deal.
*or 3 years

In the same situation now with the new house, I need one of those carts!
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:35 AM   #41
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*or 3 years

In the same situation now with the new house, I need one of those carts!
Actually, you're probably right about mine too
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #42
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Teardown is about 75% of the way there I think. Doors are gutted, tailgates gutted. Not sure how to pull the glass from the rear hatch and stuff so before I tow it to get media blasted I might stop at the body shop next door to me at work and see if they can do it.





I have 4 giant boxes filled with just crap from the interior!! I figure I have 50/50 odds of putting the doors back together correctly on the first try. LOL

so, how does the headliner come out of a 245? Just starting to get to that point. Obviously the handle bars and mirror comes down but never pulled a headliner before. It's in reasonably good shape, i'm hoping to get it down without mangling it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #43
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Should be a lip on the headliner with a plastic edge that folds over a steel lip on the body side. Carefully pull a corner back a little til you can get a start on the edge and work your way around, then you'll need to pull the braces out once you have the vinyl pulled loose.
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my dream build

go to the junk yard and practice taking the headliner off. the hardest part is usually around the c pillar
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go to the junk yard and practice taking the headliner off. the hardest part is usually around the c pillar
That is a most excellent idea.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #46
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Agreed. Most excellent build scheme, too.
Looks like your wagon build is as sincere as your guitar builds.
Looking forward to adopting myself your great attitude about limited funds; to give yourself time to do it right. Great attitude; but I don't think, from your guitar sculpting, that you have it in your being to schlock anything.
Again- great attitude. Your determination to have fun en route is contagious.

Now; let's have some more blues pickin' videos, Brick in the background, PLEASE?
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Agreed. Most excellent build scheme, too.
Looks like your wagon build is as sincere as your guitar builds.
Looking forward to adopting myself your great attitude about limited funds; to give yourself time to do it right. Great attitude; but I don't think, from your guitar sculpting, that you have it in your being to schlock anything.
Again- great attitude. Your determination to have fun en route is contagious.

Now; let's have some more blues pickin' videos, Brick in the background, PLEASE?
Well there's no getting around it, the business eats 98% of my money and 105% of my time but atleast it's nice to come home and not work on a freaking guitar... listen to people argue about types of glue ect.

Instead I get to come here
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:06 PM   #49
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Removing the rear window is as simple as, kick, gently.

It's a push in rubber seal. Press outward gently and evenly, have someone catch it before it goes smash though......
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Sounds the same as a sedan rear window then, which is indeed stupid easy.

I think you're a noob to many on here Doug...quite a few are unaware of your previous builds. lol

I also gotta say...I remember not THAT long ago...someone saying he hated coming home and having to work on the damn car, so it was time to try something different. Finally came full circle? Not a bad thing at all though!
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