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Old 01-22-2011, 01:40 AM   #101
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Hey Kabwe, i've been studying all your photos and i must say "dude you are one talented cat". I'm just starting the build on my truck and you have givin me some great ideas. In fact last week when i sent you that question regarding the fitment of my 5.3 without hacking my firewall you called me within a few minutes with some good advice, thanks alot! And thanks for sending me the additional pics as well.

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Old 01-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #102
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Hey Kabwe, i've been studying all your photos and i must say "dude you are one talented cat". I'm just starting the build on my truck and you have givin me some great ideas. In fact last week when i sent you that question regarding the fitment of my 5.3 without hacking my firewall you called me within a few minutes with some good advice, thanks alot! And thanks for sending me the additional pics as well.

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That's the way this cat is! When I was depressed with my frame Kabwe called me and talked me out off it and offered to help fixed the problem.
He's there when you need advise and does it with a good heart.

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Old 01-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #103
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Aw man I'm just trying be a good person and help when I can. I believe what goes around come around. You put out good and good comes back to you, you do bad and you know what happens, it eventually catches up to you. I don't need to be looking over my shoulder.lol I'm just trying to be the man my mother raised me to be.

I'm just happy I could help you guys out.

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Old 01-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #104
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in my opinion your Mother did a FINE JOB,she should be proud of the man she raised. You my friend should be proud of the mother that raised you!
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:39 PM   #105
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Ya man you are the best. i feel like we all need to hug or something.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #106
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Naw this is getting too mushy lets get back to building trucks.lol

Thanks for all the compliments it really lets me know I'm doing something right. Thanks

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Old 01-22-2011, 07:08 PM   #107
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Man, I'm going to have to go hammer and weld something !!
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:07 PM   #108
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Kawbe you told us once before how to figure out what the gearing is in a rearend? I am going to a friends house to pick up a rearend and can't remember what you said.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:43 PM   #109
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Man, I'm going to have to go hammer and weld something !!
Well it aint nothing to it but to do it.

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Kawbe you told us once before how to figure out what the gearing is in a rearend? I am going to a friends house to pick up a rearend and can't remember what you said.
Fatmike,

If the rearend does not have the tag on it and you want to know the exact gear ratio you can open it up and the ring gear should have a number stamped on it and it looks like this 41:12.
That means the ring gear has 41 teeth and the pinion has 12. Divide the number of ring gear teeth by the number of pinion gear teeth. That will give you the exact gear ratio. For example, the ring gear has 41 teeth, and the pinion has 12. Divide 41 by 12 for a gear ratio of 3:42.

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Old 01-22-2011, 11:48 PM   #110
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Thank you! Going to get a posi rearend tomorrow and FOR FREE!
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:58 PM   #111
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Free is nice, I never got any free stuff.lol
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:07 AM   #112
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That's the only way I could continue with my projects. Finding free stuff and bartering with the things I do have.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:49 AM   #113
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Thank you! Going to get a posi rearend tomorrow and FOR FREE!
How did you come across a free rear end? Only thing I get for free is a hard time.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:47 AM   #114
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Free is nice, I never got any free stuff.lol
you and me both but there are alot of people always trying to see what they can get out of me for free
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:40 AM   #115
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Ditto ... obviously were not living as clean a life as Fat Mike is.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:44 AM   #116
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This is why I wanted to set up another category called "Pay It Forward". I would love to donate items to people who could use them. Sorry to hijack your thread.

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Old 01-23-2011, 08:18 PM   #117
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This is why I wanted to set up another category called "Pay It Forward". I would love to donate items to people who could use them. Sorry to hijack your thread.
well you know that would be a nice gester
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:12 PM   #118
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I must say your work is like art, really great and you seem to have a good plan and design laid out keep up the good job and would love pointers for pancaking a hood on a 69 c10 and maybe a 50
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:35 PM   #119
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you and me both but there are alot of people always trying to see what they can get out of me for free
Yeah I experience that also, but I can't let that change who I am. When I find that to be the case I just leave those people alone and keep on moving. Just because someone does me wrong, does not give me the right to do wrong. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the right thing, but there is strength in that.

Okay off the soap box now.lol

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I must say your work is like art, really great and you seem to have a good plan and design laid out keep up the good job and would love pointers for pancaking a hood on a 69 c10 and maybe a 50
Thanks man I really appreciate the compliment. Its really nice when people like what you do enough to leave a comment.

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:54 PM   #120
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SICK, SICK, SICK!!!! With all those tastfully done body mods your truck is turning out to be one bad ass truck man!!!!
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:59 PM   #121
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SICK, SICK, SICK!!!! With all those tastfully done body mods your truck is turning out to be one bad ass truck man!!!!
Hey Cal58GMC,

You know your truck is my trucks role model.lol Thanks for the compliment man and I very interested to know how your new project is going so don't be a stranger.

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:00 PM   #122
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Here is the boring stuff I've been working on but you guys love pics so I thought I'd post. I had to add some round stock to the front of the door to get it right. I think it will look decent once I grind down the welds and make it flow on the edge. Man the door fitment on these things leaves much to be desired.


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Old 01-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #123
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I'm going to post a few pics of the Chevelle, not to much going on with it right now. I'm saving for paint. I know, I have been a stranger around here lately.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:45 PM   #124
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I'm going to post a few pics of the Chevelle, not to much going on with it right now. I'm saving for paint. I know, I have been a stranger around here lately.
Yeah you have been a stranger around these parts lately, but I understand to busy driving that beautiful truck and starting a new project. Please post a few pics when you can of "Project Chevelle" I would like to see how its going.

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:06 PM   #125
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Here is the boring stuff I've been working on but you guys love pics so I thought I'd post. I had to add some round tubing to the front the door to get it right. I think it will look decent once I grind down the welds and make it flow on the edge. Man the door fitment on these things leaves much to be desired.

I had the same problem on my drivers door. I added a piece of welding rod to mine.
I'll post some pics when I get the fix a little farther along.
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