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Old 08-27-2018, 12:56 PM   #276 (permalink)
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I wish I had your brake line bending skills. I don't, bitched out, and went with flex hose
Your 40 is looking awesome. Can't wait to see it done
The small 3/16" stuff that comes in a roll is fairly forgiving. If you make a mistake (within reason, lol) you can usually save it or tweak it to work. I just measure and bend as I go with the 3/16". The 3/8" stuff I got in full sticks was a different story. I measured and drew up all those lines up front. One wrong bend and that stuffs toast!
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:02 AM   #277 (permalink)
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Brake lines are all tied in to the chassis and secured. Jus have to mount my "parking brake" and plumb it to the firewall.
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:48 PM   #278 (permalink)
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Made a mounting bracket for the license plate today. I made it from 1/8" aluminum and matched the shape of the stock light housing to keep it simple. Of course it was all just so I had an excuse to put the plate on for the first time. I still need to pull it back off and paint it as well as the light housing. I got the plate back when I first got the cruiser like 11 years ago. Ended up running it on our truck till we sold it a year or so ago. Nice to finally get it on the cruiser where it belongs.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:05 AM   #279 (permalink)
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Right on - looks great.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:25 AM   #280 (permalink)
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Super clean brake lines, and epic license plate
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:25 PM   #281 (permalink)
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Im digging the plate lol
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:18 PM   #282 (permalink)
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did you make your battery box
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:19 PM   #283 (permalink)
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looks real cool like that color
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:19 AM   #284 (permalink)
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Still not done but back on it. Got to see the light of day in one piece so I guess that's progress.
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Old 04-22-2019, 01:35 PM   #285 (permalink)
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:31 PM   #286 (permalink)
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She runs!

Can't seem to upload the video but we fired the engine the other night around midnight. It went very well. Made the switch to a GM TBI setup. Went very smooth with a harness from Howell. Hopefully get to actually DRIVE it this next week. Here are a couple pics from the night I completed the wiring. No idea why I was looking forward to wiring it, it took twice as long as I expected (I have an OCD problem for sure). If you're needing to wire an entire vehicle I can't recommend American Autowire enough. Quality materials and very comprehensive diagrams for each section. It was a very daunting task made much easier for a first timer with their kit.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:21 PM   #287 (permalink)
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Couple photos of said OCD. It turns out that I put the timing gear on a tooth off 11 years ago when I was changing the timing set. Not before running hot enough to melt some plug boots as it was running hot due to incorrect timing. Still stoked to finally hear it run. Turns out the Magnaflow isn't too loud, sounds just right. Still no luck uploading any video.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:45 AM   #288 (permalink)
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Congrats man!! I'm sure it was joyous to hear the motor fire, despite the timing issue.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:11 PM   #289 (permalink)
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Got to drive it for the very first time ever today! Got a couple little bugs to address but all in all it was a very successful first drive.
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:17 PM   #290 (permalink)
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Very nice. Congrats!
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Old 08-03-2019, 07:30 AM   #291 (permalink)
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Looking good, now go out and see what she is made of.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:14 AM   #292 (permalink)
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Looking good, now go out and see what she is made of.
Oh don't you worry, she's in for one hell of a shakedown run here shortly.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:59 PM   #293 (permalink)
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Really nice work
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:05 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Thank you! It's been a nonstop thrash fest since I got the formal invite to #UA2019. We finally got her out on the trail early this morning for a shakedown run in the rocks. She did great. Pretty much ready to go now aside from a few more storage solutions we're going to be addressing tomorrow.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:06 AM   #295 (permalink)
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OH EMM GEE.

UA is one of my long running desires. I need to unfawk my planning/ schedule and get my rig done so I might enter.

What a kick ass way to shake this thing down. If you have an IG or FB where you'll be sharing pics along the way, I'd love to follow along.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:37 AM   #296 (permalink)
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To say I'm excited would be the understatement of the century. It wasn't even finished when I applied nor was it when I was invited. Couldn't have pulled it off without some truly phenomenal friends and family. Just driving it feels surreal. Can't wait to get under way!
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:33 AM   #297 (permalink)
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#UA2019 here we come

After nearly two months of wrenching we're finally done and hitting the road. Can't wait to start the adventure.
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Good luck and. Take lots of pics
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