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Old 11-20-2008
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I am planning to leave my ***** in a safe place for the first pass. The first day to the track will likely not be for anything but tuning the suspension. Once it goes straight, and hooks up, then some 60' times, then some 330, 1/8th, and that stuff, but yeah its gonna take a bit of playing around. I'll give ya a crack at it Matt.
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Once its done, we can take a spin around town, not a problem. It will be detuned a bit for around town.
Get the license plate "Stock" or "OEM" . . .

I've been following this build quite closely since the beginning on RPS, going to be a landmark for sure. Looks great, I admire your skill and financial income.
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did i ever say he didn't know what he was doing?

something of this magnitude take tuning and getting used to. I'm not saying you wont, Tim, but i doubt he's just gonna hop in and run ***** to the wall on his first pass..
That makes more sense!

Question for you though, Tim. What size tubing are you suspension links?
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Chrome Moly 1-1/4'' o.d. x .095'' wall top tube and a 1-3/8'' o.d. x .095'' wall bottom tube.
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Get the license plate "Stock" or "OEM" . . .

I've been following this build quite closely since the beginning on RPS, going to be a landmark for sure. Looks great, I admire your skill and financial income.
Thanks, but so far most of the Credit belongs to Gene Feldhans, he has done most of the hard work, and made it what it is. I just have to continue his work.
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Old 11-22-2008
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Yeah that should hold me:



Plenty of parts, (and really freakin good ones) not enough time.
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ok seriously, if your gonna let people drive i will make the trip, hell, ill make the trip just to see this amazing piece of work.
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ok seriously, if your gonna let people drive i will make the trip, hell, ill make the trip just to see this amazing piece of work.
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Austin meet
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awww, why couldn't you finished like a year ago haha

coming along great
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I'm up for an Austin meet.
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Had some time today, so I sanded, primed and painted the roll cage. Didn't paint the ends to be welded, but figured its a hell of a lot easier to paint outside the truck then inside, then touch up the welds.



Pretty good for a rattle can finish.

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Rattle can can look pretty good if you take your time with it!
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call me stupid but how long till the truck is gonna be done? any estimates?
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looks great Tim, that is quite the collection of parts!!!

i cant wait to see this thing running.

put Matt on camera duty! haha
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call me stupid but how long till the truck is gonna be done? any estimates?
I really don't, its a huge undertaking. I would guess around Febish, if parts come together, and it quits fighting me.
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looks great Tim, that is quite the collection of parts!!!

i cant wait to see this thing running.

put Matt on camera duty! haha
****t, we've been over this i'll be in the lane next to him on his first 'pass'

I'll be there, with or without my truck, and i'll hopefully be around once he gets his motor back and starts piecing it together.
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Went to the shop day before yesterday and they were spinning the crank to balance it. Turns out its so heavy they had to borrow some weights because the rotating mass is more than they had. LOL This is a shop that does 2000+ hp big blocks. Man I love diesels.

Matt, you better get that front end thing figured out before you hit the track, you'll look like a snake weaving down the track. I figure I'll let you get a few seconds ahead and straight before I launch it, to make sure you don't run me over. LOL I am hoping to have a few seconds covered.
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It'll be fixed by February! haha
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Just picked up Optima Batteries as a sponsor today. Just wanted to say thanks.
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Can you get me a deal on a yellow top?? I need a new one!
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Just picked up Optima Batteries as a sponsor today. Just wanted to say thanks.
i saw you today!

i was waiting for you to get on it



the other guy with the SASd ranger in N Austin said he may be down to help. if i understood him correctly.
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Can you get me a deal on a yellow top?? I need a new one!
UMMMMM, no. LOL
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Cage goes in tomorrow. Today I made the outriggers/frame extenders to mount the cage directly to the frame:



I am happy to report my welding is getting better, (Yes these are my better welds LOL):
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looks awesome
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Little grinding and paint, and voila!
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