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Old 03-27-2014, 01:45 PM   #151
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Thanks! Not as much progress as I was hoping to make this month but with out the shell, not much I can do at the moment.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #152
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In for the updates. Excellent colour choice. All very exciting!

As a side-note, I will see if I can swing getting onto the team for Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt (i.e. which runs parallel to Musikmesse) next year. Never occurred to me you'd be there.

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Old 03-27-2014, 08:24 PM   #153
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In for the updates. Excellent colour choice. All very exciting!

As a side-note, I will see if I can swing getting onto the team for Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt (i.e. which runs parallel to Musikmesse) next year. Never occurred to me you'd be there.

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James that'd be AMAZING! I'll keep you in the loop about it!
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #154
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holy crap...where you been James! Doug is bringing back a few old timers with this thread!
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:37 PM   #155
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I'm still alive (just short on time!), and still working on bricks. I've spent the last year or two gradually finishing the 343, prior to starting on other projects (164, 360 TI, 740 TI, etc!).

It's good to be back. I should probably post a project update!

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Old 03-31-2014, 06:35 PM   #156
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Not a bad day today. Scored me this:



In supposedly good working condition for 200 bucks. Hell, for 200 I couldnt' care less how well it worked. I can rebuild the entire thing even with a 2.95 gearset and in be less than 1k. What a steal! Was a -169 tag so was from a late 80's 5.0. Woot!
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:41 PM   #157
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I should probably double check mine once I wrap it up but I'm happy to do it. It would be really easy to mill, you can do all the steps from the bellhousing side (just remember to tap the T5 side from the other side of the plate). I drilled all the holes, milled the step then cut it to shape all at the same time on my (wood only sadly) CNC.
I got a phone call from FedEx to pick up a package...wonder what is inside?
Got my helper to get it out to the truck, didn't expect it to be that big!
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:40 PM   #158
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Awesome!!

I had the intern / indentured guitar builder package it and he doesn't pay the FedEx bill. ;) BTW lunch is on me at the Open House for helping me with this one.

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:48 AM   #159
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I still can't get over how clean my 200 dollar t5 is!





The case on this has absolutely been cracked open and atleast resealed at some point in the last couple years. I'm rebuilding it regardless with Astro's 2.95 gearset but still a good sign.

Had fun at Mark's BBQ last night, kind of nice to get some Volvo motivation again :D
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I still can't get over the fact that you found a WC T-5 for that cheap
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #161
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I still can't get over the fact that you found a WC T-5 for that cheap
Me too. Seriously, I couldn't even find broken ones for that much. I feel like mailing that guy a 6 pack of beer!
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:10 PM   #162
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Well this happened today








The lighting throws the color off for my camera in the booth but that's white epoxy primer.

OK, note to future Doug: painting under a car with out a rotisserie sucks.
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You forgot to pop the ding out of the right butt cheek.

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Old 04-09-2014, 11:16 PM   #164
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You forgot to pop the ding out of the right butt cheek.

All in due time my friend, all in due time. Wanted to make sure they were solid and rust free before I bothered doing any body work on them.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:19 PM   #165
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Looks amazingly good otherwise.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:22 PM   #166
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Looks amazingly good otherwise.
It's really surprisingly good honestly. The rear butt cheeks are by far the most body work required, one floor pan is a bit questionable but the rest is minor. Even the roof reasonably straight. Amazing.
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:36 PM   #167
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A little more stripped than the last place I take it? Glad to see it's back!

Herald...you would **** a brick if you knew where my T5 came from, that it's a fresh rebuild, and what I paid.

Still, Doug's box was damn cheap!
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A little more stripped than the last place I take it? Glad to see it's back!

Herald...you would **** a brick if you knew where my T5 came from, that it's a fresh rebuild, and what I paid.

Still, Doug's box was damn cheap!
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OK, note to future Doug: painting under a car with out a rotisserie sucks.
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Hmm, if your car could fit onto the same rotisserie that an A-body or B-body will fit, I might know where you could borrow one for locally...

Or if you have it ready to spray, he might be able to spray for you as well, depending on length and his schedule. He is a long-time body repair and paint wizard.
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Hmm, if your car could fit onto the same rotisserie that an A-body or B-body will fit, I might know where you could borrow one for locally...

Or if you have it ready to spray, he might be able to spray for you as well, depending on length and his schedule. He is a long-time body repair and paint wizard.
Well I appreciate that but my guess is I'll have it on a while... plus I'm looking forward to painting this one myself. I need to learn body work anyways.

Out in the sun this morning





The chassis is what I'm most thrilled about. F'ing clean! No dirt and other crap falling in my eyes any more, no oil or grubby undercoat. Really going to be nice.
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Too cool!
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:15 AM   #174
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just out of curiosity how heavy is that shell by itself?
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