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Old 12-20-2015, 08:04 AM   #61
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Well, you just made your bed.


I give this project a 20% chance of actually getting finished and documented on here with in the next 12 months.
12 months would've been rushing it anyway *******. I'm just a cnc machinist not an engineer. I just picked up a 1990 dually and hopefully getting a car trailer in the next month so I have a secondary income to help[ support this project.
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I will keep you guys posted on all progress towards this. rough time a year right now but hopefully will start moving forward mid January.
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Really I wasn't trying to be a dick..........................My dickish comment comes from the fact that when these "weird idea threads" get started, there is a ton of back and forth bull ****, then the OP says, **** all yall I'm doing it. Which is awesome. The problem is that threads of these types rarely ever come to fruition.

I would love to watch and see this through. It's just that the odds are against you. I'm always up for a a little different strange **** and the learning that comes with it. The learning on my part would be you posting pics and comments along the way. Get after it.
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Really I wasn't trying to be a dick..........................My dickish comment comes from the fact that when these "weird idea threads" get started, there is a ton of back and forth bull ****, then the OP says, **** all yall I'm doing it. Which is awesome. The problem is that threads of these types rarely ever come to fruition.

I would love to watch and see this through. It's just that the odds are against you. I'm always up for a a little different strange **** and the learning that comes with it. The learning on my part would be you posting pics and comments along the way. Get after it.
my bad. i will be doing it. i just have to get ducks in a row which could take a month to 6 months and the weather in upstate NY is against me on this as well. I'm only a machinist and my budget is not thck. it will need to be a progressive build. no way i can do everything at once. that's why i bought my truck and car trailer next to pick up side work to fund the project. 100 dollar tow here, 200 dollar tow there and itll all go into the bird.
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More power to you for sticking with it. Like I said, **** all the haters (even me). Lets all learn some stuff on your dime. lol

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More power to you for sticking with it. Like I said, **** all the haters (even me). Lets all learn some stuff on your dime. lol

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I'm happy to be of service to you but I'm not sure how much of this anyone else will be able to take into their car.

see my car needed all new floor boards because i parked it for 3 years in a bad spot(was a rust free car when i was driving her). because of this, i needed to gut the car to see the extent of the damage which lead to my mass amounts a weight reduction I'm doing and certain mods. i also decided with as far as ive had to go, i can restructure the floor how i want it for certain things i want done to the car that otherwise would be impossible in this layout and is probably where ive received a lot of hate on this thought.

in current standings, i have my car prepped for anything my heart desires on this and that's why I'm going to move forward, i have a blank canvas for this build.

i think i have an exhaust builder in mind now who seems to like the idea of what I'm doing and wants to help support it and is very reasonable on pricing, so instead of taking my novice skills and doing it myself, I'm gonna go through him as long as he documents everything with photos so i can update on here and i will probably finish up after the collectors as i know my skills are good enough for that... headers though, ill be honest, i will probably screw them up 5xs before getting something that may work....
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slight update

no I have not moved forward with this YET... my dually blew the tbi 350 head gaskets and was down for a bit. I opted out for a Winnebago 454 and converted it all back to a big block truck(which was appropriate as it is a 454ss dually or at least has always had the decals on it). this depleted all my "bird" funds I had saved... but I did get side work with a buddy of mine that works on race cars, of all sorts, and while working with him, I've met a few guys that want to slap the **** out of me for thinking the way I do and one guy who has ACTUALLY built his own 180 degree headers on a northstar fiero build.

I will be speaking with him more about my car as I see him and brainstorming this entire build. my car will be in my buddies shop by this fall to install the 6 pt roll bar. after the bar is in, more material will be removed from the car and the floors will be redesigned to just accommodate a driver and passenger(making as much room as possible underneath).

added note: I will be a father in 25 weeks as well so i'm also in the process of learning to balance as well.
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