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Old 12-23-2018, 06:53 PM
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I'm really surprised that as tight as emissions are in Cali that you can still get away with this. Heck, I'm in the Midwest and am not supposed to paint stuff in my own garage. You must have better neighbors than me! But then, everybody has better neighbors than me because I have the absolute worst....
You don't exactly broadcast what's going on in the garage, or even under the canopy. All is good while under the radar....
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You don't exactly broadcast what's going on in the garage, or even under the canopy. All is good while under the radar....
At my place I can bring a car home on a flatbed tow truck at 2AM and my near side neighbour doesn't even care - but my shop is too small.

You haven't seen his neighbour. He showed me some stuff she complained about... yeah. I would either need to stop by the hardware store on the way home or move. I don't think I would look good in stripes or orange so it's cheaper to move.
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Old 12-23-2018, 08:02 PM
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Craftsmanship and creativity in many directions.
How many years has this project been in motion?
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Originally Posted by KiwiStarChief View Post
I have just read right through this thread, and I am blown away by the standard of workmanship. It is hard to believe that one person has so much skill. You are an inspiration.
Thanks man I really appreciate it.

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I'm really surprised that as tight as emissions are in Cali that you can still get away with this. Heck, I'm in the Midwest and am not supposed to paint stuff in my own garage. You must have better neighbors than me! But then, everybody has better neighbors than me because I have the absolute worst....
It is legal to paint a car in your garage in Cali, but you must use only products that are legal in the state of California. You better not be running a business either.
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You don't exactly broadcast what's going on in the garage, or even under the canopy. All is good while under the radar....
You got that right
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Craftsmanship and creativity in many directions.
How many years has this project been in motion?
Thank you its been a while, like 7 years I think.

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I believe in having working parking brakes but I wanted a electric parking brake, but I was not willing to pay 400 bucks for one so I fabricated my own.

I have this wired when the parking brake is on the little (P) stays lit.






It works pretty good

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Old 12-23-2018, 11:12 PM
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Nice work. I thought about going that direction for the exact same reason.
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Originally Posted by gofastwclass View Post
Nice work. I thought about going that direction for the exact same reason.
You should do it its a cool little setup. The most expensive part was the lokar parking brake cable which I needed anyway. Everything else was like 70 bucks.

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Old 12-24-2018, 02:44 AM
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Ok, this is like the third thread I've seen where someone is adding an electric park brake in the last two days! Must be the new trend!
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Originally Posted by ls1nova71 View Post
I'm really surprised that as tight as emissions are in Cali that you can still get away with this. Heck, I'm in the Midwest and am not supposed to paint stuff in my own garage. You must have better neighbors than me! But then, everybody has better neighbors than me because I have the absolute worst....
Your neighbors have no clue. I'd LOVE to have a neighbor like you. All the cool stuff you build. You'd have a free laborer.
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I was able to put some work in on the truck over the Holidays. I fabricated these bumper brackets, shaved mounting holes, to a a smoother looking bumper. Now I have to find a good chrome shop.




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Man oh man oh man do I wish that I had one tenth of the skills you've shown in this thread! Your truck is well on it's way toward being one of the sharpest vehicles to be found, nice work!! Subscribing in order to ensure that I don't miss anything...

(Oh yeah - like a couple of the others, I'm not usually a fan of green vehicles, but your truck is ROCKIN' it!!)
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Wow what a great project. Amazing job, I love it.
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Originally Posted by ls1nova71 View Post
Ok, this is like the third thread I've seen where someone is adding an electric park brake in the last two days! Must be the new trend!
The electric parking brake is happening here too I'm just still sourcing parts but I'll let you know once I install it.


BAM, I love the shaved bumper bolts, very sharp.
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Originally Posted by Cheese Weasel View Post
Man oh man oh man do I wish that I had one tenth of the skills you've shown in this thread! Your truck is well on it's way toward being one of the sharpest vehicles to be found, nice work!! Subscribing in order to ensure that I don't miss anything...

(Oh yeah - like a couple of the others, I'm not usually a fan of green vehicles, but your truck is ROCKIN' it!!)
Thank you, I'm only hoping its as nice as the vision in my mind.

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Wow what a great project. Amazing job, I love it.
Thanks man, I enjoy working on it and sharing my pain.lol
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The electric parking brake is happening here too I'm just still sourcing parts but I'll let you know once I install it.


BAM, I love the shaved bumper bolts, very sharp.
Theres nothing to it but to do it. Thanks for the comment on the bumper.
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Well I finally got her back on all fours



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Looking great!
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Looking great!
Thanks man, I'm trying.
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the custom touches on the corners of the doors along with the all the seam smoothing is way cool
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the custom touches on the corners of the doors along with the all the seam smoothing is way cool
Thanks man, I really appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by BAM55 View Post
Thanks man, I'm trying.
No, you are DOING.

Speaking of doing... my car is calling. I've just had a small window open up where I can throw down a bit of work tonight. Might be 45 minutes, might be an hour or could just be 30 but it's project time none the less.
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