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Brad S
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: What's everyone been working on? Reply with quote

So its been pretty dead around here lately, what's everyone been doing?

I've been doing a little rocker trimming. I also rebuilt my lower trackbar mount and modified my trackbar length.
I don't have any pics at the moment, but if anyone else has pics of what they've been doing post em up!
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monkeyman3875
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same old Same old, just trying to keep the Heep running. Hope everyone else's is running okay.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

monkeyman3875 wrote:
Same old Same old, just trying to keep the Heep running. Hope everyone else's is running okay.


X2

Being poor and a college student doesn't help getting cool goodies for the Jeep. I've had to trade jeep projects for senior projects lately. Graduation is in may so we will have to see what type of job I get lined up. Maybe I can actually get something making decent money Rolling Eyes and then its on!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been very busy....

Im currently working on Restoring a 1957 M151 (full body off restoration)
no pictures..
as well as a 68 M 151

Thats it in the street in front of the Duece we just finished..
and a 1986 Hummer (real military not civy crap.)
This is it when it arrived...

This is it now..


And I bought a motorcycle that I have been playing with...
This is it when I bought it...



This is it now..


All of that was a side job while I supervised the building of this house..



Bricks going up..


A little further along..


Its finished now but I dont have a finished pic..Ill get one next time I drive by it..

(on a side note I no longer enjoy construction so I am going to try to work on Jeeps and Military vehicles full time now... Wish me luck..)

What else... Lets see...

My daughter had her first reconciliation ..



for you non Catholics that means her first Confession its a big step on her way to her first Communion which is coming up...

Ummmmmm.... I ate a plate of the worlds worst fries...



I bought and moved into a new house.. (new to me.. It was built in 1897 so I am restoring/remodeling as I go..)

Starting with my daughters room....




Hannah Montanna Rocks......

I welded two pieces of steel together for something.. I cant remember now..




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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took my daughter on a tour of Detrahan Plantation..




OUr tour guide Evelyn.. was very nice...

And San Francisco Plantation..


House was incredible tour guide ........ Not so much....

I feel like I am forgetting something....

Oh well.. Close enough..

OH... Here is a shot of the shop we are working in..



The WC 53 in the front of the hummer belongs to my Partner Lee.. We are working on that as his personal vehicle so it is far far back on the back burner... But as we work on it I will post pics.. Its very cool ...



So ........ Whats everybody else been up to??
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Brad S
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thats cool. I bet it would be a lot of fun working on restoring those vehicles.. especially knowing that you are helping to keep a little piece of history alive..

Where did you get those fries, they look horrible..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bah, little piece of history blah blah blah... those two pieces of steel were awesome! rofl


After all of that I feel kind of lazy.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL.. The fries came from a dump down the road called Oak Point Grill... If you are ever in town... .AVOID it.... rofl rofl

I found that I beam today... I made a support beam for the second floor of the shop out of it... I dont know why I took a picture of it.. but It is a pretty weld..... Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brad S wrote:


Where did you get those fries, they look horrible..



In my book anything's pretty good if you have enough tartar sauce. Very Happy


The masonry work is pretty nice; I like the window trim detail.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double picture frame on windows was my signature.. I did it on most of the houses I built.. But since I am not going to build anymore houses.. You can have it... Mr. Green

Build as many as you want...

I have been doing construction since I was 12 and I have been running my own company for the past 10 years.. I am tired of it and want to move on...

Hope the Jeep thing works out for me...
My wife and daughter and 3 house notes Depend on me.... Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn you swampy making the rest of us look like lazy sacs of crap.

Good luck with your new endeavors hope they work out for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not trying to make anyone look lazy .. I am just a busy bastard.. LOL..

I hope it will work out to.. I just dont like building houses any more..

My wife has been pretty understanding..

SO FAR... but I am working on 3 jobs at one time.. And the shop is 60 miles from my house so I drive there on Monday and come home on Friday.. She wont like that for long ..

Just trying to turn some stuff out fast and get our name out... There are not many people who specialize in Military vehicles.. so we kinda have our niche ..


Thanks for the well wishes..
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Brad S
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just pulled the rear trackbar on the zj. Wow, what a pta... That was way more work than necessary me thinks.

Anyways, I know there is debate about whether or not its a good idea on a coil spring rear, but I figure I'll give it a try and see how it rides. I'm still running the front swaybar with my home brewed quick discos...

Anyways, out for a test drive. If you hear from me again you'll know i made it. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it handles different that's for sure. Not bad though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just pulled the rear trackbar [...] I'm still running the front swaybar


Erm, did you pull the trackbar or the swaybar? There is quite a bit of difference. I would not recommend pulling the trackbar, simply from first principles: It's purpose is to keep the axle centered under the vehicle, and if it's missing it's got to put a great deal of stress on the longitudional arms. Essentially, you will trying to twist their mounting points off each time the car leans into a turn.
The swaybar is quite a different story. It's purpose is to keep the car level in turn's, but at the cost of less flex. Loosing that would affect stability in turns, but shouldn't be any structural threat.

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