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Old 02-10-2020, 05:59 PM   #651
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Done by Davis?
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But maybe you can swing by the garage and see it ;)
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:35 PM   #652
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If I swing by, it'll be to toss that minty fresh shell on a trailer and take it home with me.
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:11 PM   #653
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If I swing by, it'll be to toss that minty fresh shell on a trailer and take it home with me.
Atleast someone would get it done.

Now if Ben would just get me the final bill and ship my t6 thereís a chance the truck could be at Davis with the t6 in it. Small chance but a chance
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:02 PM   #654
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Great progress! This car is going to be fantastic!
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:22 AM   #655
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That color looks so good all fresh and shiny like that. You still have a lot of work to do, but assemble after paint is the best part. It's all down hill from here IMO
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:48 AM   #656
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What stage is this car, at this point?
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Old 04-22-2020, 05:03 PM   #657
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What stage is this car, at this point?
stage 3+
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Old 04-22-2020, 09:48 PM   #658
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What stage is this car, at this point?
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Pretty much same as last update. I've mainly been working on the truck lately (disc brake conversion to all 4 corners, just finished rebuilding the front suspension... motor is about half built).

With having to keep my employee's at home but still paying them, it's unlikely much will happen this year on the 240. I'm grateful that I was able to pay off painting it and some other big expenses before this happened though.

That being said, once I finish up the truck (few more days and it's drivable again) then I may start sorting thru some of the "paint and install" parts. It's tough right now since I'm doing the work of 5 other employee's by myself, plus trying to keep money coming in AND deal with the kids "distance learning" from home.
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Old 04-23-2020, 08:55 AM   #659
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Times is tough man. Huge props for taking care of your employees though, not a lot of people can/will.
You'll come out the other side of this though, and maybe someday this wagon will get done, but you're doing good
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Old 04-23-2020, 08:58 AM   #660
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Huge props for taking care of your employees though, not a lot of people can/will.
You'll come out the other side of this though, and maybe someday this wagon will get done, but you're doing good
^ this. And the "distance learning" is such a pain in the ass.
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Old 04-24-2020, 03:02 PM   #661
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Times is tough man. Huge props for taking care of your employees though, not a lot of people can/will.
You'll come out the other side of this though, and maybe someday this wagon will get done, but you're doing good
Doing my best! I've got a great crew and I don't want to lose them. They deserve every ounce I can give them.

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^ this. And the "distance learning" is such a pain in the ass.
Yep AND theresa's a teacher so she's having to distance teach while trying to help max distance learn. It's rough

I did mess around a bit yesterday with it though

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Old 09-10-2020, 04:25 PM   #662
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C'mon, there's got to be progress on this one ;)
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Old 09-11-2020, 02:08 PM   #663
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C'mon, there's got to be progress on this one ;)
No not really unfortunately. Made a little progress on the motor for the truck and bought a in ground scissor lift for the house. Just haven't had a chance for the concrete guys to come out and cut the slab.

Honestly, the last few months have felt like the little dutch boy with my finger in the dam trying to keep things going at work, family safe etc. It's been crazy.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:01 PM   #664
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Still not a lot of car news but making progress on having a functioning lift here at the house. Got a great recommendation for concrete guys, they came in and cut the slab, dug a giant hole, built a huge rebar cage and then filled it back up.




So hopefully around thanksgiving / end of the month I can drop the lifts in the holes. I'm excited about this. I've got decent height (9' ceilings) but even though the garage is reasonably wide for a car width garage, it's not wide enough to put a 2 post lift in (and not turn it back into into a 1 car). So this scissor lift setup should work great. I'll still have reasonably good access in the middle between the lifts and when not in use, no detrimental affects to parking two cars in the garage.

Also put the 240 back on the rotisserie so it could span the fresh concrete for now.
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:38 PM   #665
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Old 11-18-2020, 01:54 AM   #666
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Doug, that lift setup is pretty rad, should be very handy to have in the home garage. And the '81+ Euro front works so well with the solid color '70s style 245 body. Are you going to use the stainless '70s trim around the windows and belt line, or stick with '80s stuff?
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Doug, that lift setup is pretty rad, should be very handy to have in the home garage. And the '81+ Euro front works so well with the solid color '70s style 245 body. Are you going to use the stainless '70s trim around the windows and belt line, or stick with '80s stuff?
I do actually have the 70s stainless waistline trim. Iíll have to mod the last piece because the wraparound tail lights (the pre80 flat style makes that last stick a bit longer). I was thinking about doing all the 70s trim. Honestly, part of me has been thinking about just painting all that door window trim body color.. it kind of looks nice right now with out the trim.

Iím excited about the lift. Just too old for jack and jack stands these days. Plus with the truck it takes three attempts just to barely get the wheels off the ground with my jack.
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Old 11-28-2020, 08:49 PM   #668
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Finally finished the lift install!



It's been about the most expensive, involved way to put a lift in a garage but I couldn't be happier. It keeps the garage 100% functional when not in use, I still have great access down the middle. The 245 could go a bit higher, but thats taller than the ceiling will allow the truck to go. Really stable. Looking foward to putting it to work!


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Old 11-28-2020, 11:06 PM   #669
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Awesome. Congrats on getting it finished. Hopefully you can put some time into the 245 now.
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Old 11-29-2020, 02:12 AM   #670
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Looks good Doug! I've been wondering how you guys have been, hard to believe its been over a year since I've seen ya'll!
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:20 AM   #671
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Looks good Doug! I've been wondering how you guys have been, hard to believe its been over a year since I've seen ya'll!
We’re hanging in! It’s been almost a year since we’ve seen much of anyone.
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:13 PM   #672
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That lift setup is badass, I have been looking for something like that, may have to steal that idea
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Old 11-30-2020, 12:47 PM   #673
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Whoa....Do you have a link?

My dad put in a four-post in their machine shed a few years ago. Bought the lift, DIY assembly/install...and it's awesome. But this is a great option for those with "just a garage".

And aside from the concrete work, it does look like it could be fairly DIY-able.
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Old 11-30-2020, 01:54 PM   #674
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That lift is awesome.
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:15 PM   #675
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