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Old 08-09-2017, 02:13 PM   #826
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Yea Dan, I've thinking of building the bed to open up to show frame work underneath!


It's going to be super cool already. If you do the bed thing it's REALLY be over the top. Jimmy, Cameo, full custom suspension, LS. Can't wait to see the finished result!
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:57 PM   #827
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Sweet looking, surface rust will drive you crazy...Jim
Yes it does!!

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Old 08-10-2017, 08:58 PM   #828
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Thanks Dan, finished what's that?? Hopefully someday!!

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Old 08-10-2017, 08:59 PM   #829
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Awesome , Your build is an inspiration !
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:41 PM   #830
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Thanks Dan, finished what's that?? Hopefully someday!!

Man oh man, tell me about it! I wanted mine driveable by the start of summer. I'll be lucky if the engine is STARTED by the end of summer. Oh well. I'm blessed to be able to do the things I want to it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:03 PM   #831
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Man oh man, tell me about it! I wanted mine driveable by the start of summer. I'll be lucky if the engine is STARTED by the end of summer. Oh well. I'm blessed to be able to do the things I want to it.
Amen Brother!

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Old 08-11-2017, 06:31 PM   #832
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Man oh man, tell me about it! I wanted mine driveable by the start of summer. I'll be lucky if the engine is STARTED by the end of summer. Oh well. I'm blessed to be able to do the things I want to it.
Hoped to have mine done last June, now I'm working hard to get it through the bodywork and paint phase by November. It will be road ready by next spring 'cause there's no way I'm going through another season without a functioning ride...

Figure out how long it SHOULD take and double it
Figure out how much it SHOULD cost and triple it

I also feel blessed with being able to enjoy the hobby to the degree that I do...
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:46 PM   #833
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Figure out how long it SHOULD take and double it
Figure out how much it SHOULD cost and triple it

I also feel blessed with being able to enjoy the hobby to the degree that I do...
^^^ This is totally true. I wish it weren't but you get waist deep in it and you think, "I've done this, this AND this and NOW I'm gonna cheap out on the? _____(Fill in the blank with almost anything____)

But I know when I'm done it will be the fulfillment of a dream I've had since my 20's. I also know me and I will also be thinking I LOVE this truck but I could sell it for X and build Y! Idiocy, I know. Oh well I could be spending it on wine, women and song.
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Old 08-12-2017, 02:33 AM   #834
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Big Dan

I could build two show trucks with what women have cost me!!!!

Keep on keepin on

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:30 AM   #835
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Big Dan

I could build two show trucks with what women have cost me!!!!

Keep on keepin on

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Well then, My little Roseanne Roseanna Danna you have not learned!

(My high school sweetheart wife of 20 yrs cost me a fortune too when she decided she wanted out. Blindsided me and it took most of 10 years to dig out!)
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:57 AM   #836
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Sorry for the hi-jack

Dan, you just made my point....

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Old 08-13-2017, 11:25 AM   #837
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Well, in my case it was one woman, not "women".

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program: JJ's awesome truck!
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