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Old 06-24-2017, 04:15 AM   #1201
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Got a sneak peak at the passenger side rocker area tonight. Looks so awesome. Stout metal, behind outer rocker panel, all welded in. Slider areas addressed in this area are going to be so cool looking but so functional also. Can't wait to see more work done by this amazing friend! He has my passenger door gaps at 3/16 in", it's all good so far! Pic's to follow when I get back out there! So happy!
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:10 PM   #1202
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Well no pic's of the K5 progress yet. Craig did give me this cool signature sign to kinda tide me over for now. Handmade by the man himself, out of stainless steel. Just a teaser for now, can't wait for the overhaulin finish. Here's the pic's of where it hangs in my pole barn!Name:  100_1175.jpg
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:18 PM   #1203
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Nice sign.

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Old 08-17-2017, 02:55 AM   #1204
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

My project is at a breaking point again. Nothing will stop me from moving forward, but life happens in between. K5 is still at Mayhem Garage--Damn I want to move forward on this soon! Thank's for following my slow thread!
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:57 AM   #1205
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

It took me almost ten years to get mine back to road worthy. Time and money were hard to come by with a divorce in between. It'll get done. Don't worry about time. That first drive is a great feeling though.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:19 AM   #1206
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Thank's Chuli!
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:36 AM   #1207
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

No problemo. Everything gets done when it gets done. It is hard to look at a project as it sits and waits on you. But it's worth it in the end.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:16 AM   #1208
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

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It is hard to look at a project as it sits and waits on you. But it's worth it in the end.
I've had a Willys Jeep Project in a similar situation for over 10 years as life and lack of funds does get in the way. But we will eventually get to it and get it done.

You are making good progress and the end result will be bittersweet!
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:03 PM   #1209
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Right on Brothers!
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:34 PM   #1210
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Well, it has been since 6-24-2017 that any work has been done on my project. Mayhem garage just has had too many other projects coming in to support the shop.Talked to Craig on the 26th and he say's the K5 is going back in soon! Ready to bring in 2018 right and get some progress done. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody!Name:  100_1156.jpg
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:23 AM   #1211
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Bought these years ago, genuine GM. Also, found these in the glove box this weekend when I broke the K5 out of storage. Rear seat hold down brackets and one front seat bracket. Cleaned them up and painted them. Pic's of my new pitman arm for the high steer. All painted up! Can't believe the price of the outer rocker assemblies, now and then, less then $20 back in the day and these still have GM stickers on them!
. Is the Camaro in the picture on the wall the one that was rebuilt on Gas Monkey Garage?
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:00 AM   #1212
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Been awhile. But that front bumper and front end looks real nice. Any progress is good progress.
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Old 03-04-2018, 07:05 AM   #1213
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. Is the Camaro in the picture on the wall the one that was rebuilt on Gas Monkey Garage?
That is pretty cool looking trar. My friends neighbor has one but itís a third gen Camero on a blazer frame.
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:40 PM   #1214
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Yes, it has been quite a while. The camero was a local build that I sponsered when I was in the auto parts store business. My K5 still sits outside at Mayhem Garage waiting. Really getting upset about it. Still dealing with my wifes cancer treatments, keeps me busy. I am trying to contact Mayhem, and get him going on it again. Thank's for checking on my progress guys.Name:  100_0898.jpg
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:02 AM   #1215
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

I've been off and on this site for the past 11 years. This build always brings me back. Hope all is well on your end. Can't wait to see more progress pics. Keeps me motivated.
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:26 AM   #1216
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

I made it out to Mayhem Garage sunday night just as Craig was shutting the doors.His first words were-I haven't forgot about you. We talked about just finishing up the rocker areas and getting the front floors done. Sure hope he has time soon to get that much done.
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:59 PM   #1217
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Stopped in to Mayhem Garage today, and chatted with Craig for a few. Hopefully time is opening up to get the K5 back in the shop. I am going to concentrate on ordering up the front seats so we can use them to mock up the front of the roll cage.
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:47 AM   #1218
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Well, it has been a while. The wife gave me a notice today. Pull the K5 from Mayhem Garage and bring it back to the pole barn. Craig has been too busy to work it back in, and WE are tired of waiting. I have almost run the gambit with this family of fabricaters-but I have one chance left. My soon to be son-in-law Johnnie Jr. I will go get the K5 soon and all the metal parts and bring them home and regroup before the weather changes here again! I will include Craig in the plan for the rocker elimination plan, even if he does not do the welding. I just need to get this going again, funds are becoming available again, and it's just been too long!!!
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Sometimes you just gotta do it yourself. I have forbthe most part. And while it’s not as good as professional, at least it’s together and I can drive it. Good luck.
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Old 08-28-2018, 03:33 AM   #1220
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Re: My new build thread: Stage 4!

Yep, yet to have a chat with Craig. But our plans at this point are- If he can't finish the rocker/sliders/front floors before the snow flies, we are bringing it back to the pole barn for the winter.Pretty sure my son in law can finish it up underneath. I do have a real CUSTOM TRUCK shop just up the road that I'm going to talk to about finishing the floor pans and some exterior bodywork. That will cost me a lot of extra money, but maybe it will be worth it to get it done. After that I will have Craig build the cage and mount up the new seats! I am getting very tired of waiting to be able to drive this K5 again!
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