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Old 11-01-2016, 07:01 PM   #651
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

so is the cab modified too? or is that structure to lift your chair up?


** now I see why you are going with the extra long doors on the sub... I didn't really understand why at first.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:53 PM   #652
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so is the cab modified too? or is that structure to lift your chair up?


** now I see why you are going with the extra long doors on the sub... I didn't really understand why at first.
Hi Jon The cab will be modified to fit the frame but I won't get to that until next spring.



We finally got the rest of the sheetmetal on the front of the 67 pickup. Mostly it fits ok but we have a large gap between the fender and the cowl. We decided to put the truck in the barn until spring. I also included a picture of the hand controls that I use. They are push forward for brake and pull back for gas.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:02 PM   #653
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With the 67 truck put away we can get back to the Twisted Little Sister. So to start with we put the wheels back on and set it at ride height ( 4" ) just for fun.
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Next we liked that so much we set it down where it will sit aired out ( 1" ). I wanted to keep it off the ground so it will always be drivable even without air. Also the Shockwaves have limited range so 3" from ride height to aired out is as much as we can get
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Old 12-30-2016, 02:03 AM   #655
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

Dale, Merry EVERYTHING to you and your gang.

Good to see you back.

This build always makes me smile.

Looking forward to further progress.

I love the photo from 1/4 front showing the motor and stretchy front end.
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Old 12-30-2016, 05:30 AM   #656
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Dale, this truck is going to be soooo cool when it's done and will definately be a unique ride. Great to see you back on it

Hope you and your family have a happy and prosperous 2017
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Old 12-30-2016, 02:15 PM   #657
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Dale, this truck is going to be soooo cool when it's done and will definately be a unique ride. Great to see you back on it

Hope you and your family have a happy and prosperous 2017
X2!!!!!!

Cool hand control setup pic!! Are you or will you be able to sit in your chair as you drive or do you have to stow the chair and transfer to the trucks seat? Burb is looking great btw!
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:49 PM   #658
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Just awesome Dale... Happy new year too
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Next we liked that so much we set it down where it will sit aired out ( 1" ). I wanted to keep it off the ground so it will always be drivable even without air. Also the Shockwaves have limited range so 3" from ride height to aired out is as much as we can get
Amazing work - can't wait to see what's next. Really good to see you back at it!
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Glad to see you're back at it.
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Dale, Merry EVERYTHING to you and your gang.

Good to see you back.

This build always makes me smile.

Looking forward to further progress.

I love the photo from 1/4 front showing the motor and stretchy front end.
Thanks Rain Happy New Year. The plan for the front is a bit undefined so far but I do like the big V12 sitting there.

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Thanks Ian Happy New year. It's good to be back working on this.

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X2!!!!!!

Cool hand control setup pic!! Are you or will you be able to sit in your chair as you drive or do you have to stow the chair and transfer to the trucks seat? Burb is looking great btw!
Thanks Joe I drive from my wheelchair in all my trucks. It takes some modification to get my chair in but it's much easier getting around.

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Just awesome Dale... Happy new year too
Thanks Pirate. Happy New Year.

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Amazing work - can't wait to see what's next. Really good to see you back at it!
Thanks Scott. What's next? Somedays even I don't know

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Thanks Bomp I'm happy to be back and having some fun.


Just a day of welding and grinding on the tailgate. We still have a couple of days of welding to do on it. Tomorrow we'll probably work on the hood. I also included a couple of pictures of some Christmas presents my daughter got me. First is a patent drawing of a spark plug. Second are some cool Nascar race track patterns that she made for me.
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Liked your daughter before......

Now I love her to bits.

What awesome, well thought through presents.

Funny how gold and jewels do nothing for me, but a well thought through gift just melts my heart.

Love the plug pic.
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Sweet Dale Happy new year to you. Glad to see you back on the trucks they are looking great!! Did you make your hand control or is it something you legally had to buy?
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Liked your daughter before......

Now I love her to bits.

What awesome, well thought through presents.

Funny how gold and jewels do nothing for me, but a well thought through gift just melts my heart.

Love the plug pic.
Thanks Rain. She is a sweet girl. I love her too.

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Sweet Dale Happy new year to you. Glad to see you back on the trucks they are looking great!! Did you make your hand control or is it something you legally had to buy?
Happy New Year Lower. I made the hand controls myself. Like most of the modifications I make I never bother to ask if its legal


We got some of the work done on the hood. We made a series of vertical cuts in the side then let the weight of the hood close them up and tacked them closed. We still have to reshape the bottom of each side as well as the front corners.
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I agree with you there!! There will always be someone who says "yup that's good" or "you can't do that".
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After spending several days looking at and thinking about the hood modifications we decided we didn't like the direction it was heading. So we dug out another hood, a couple of fenders and a grille surround. We then mocked up the front end so we could evaluate some other options. The fenders and grille surround were moved forward 5 3/4 inches to center the wheels. I think we'll spend a few days looking at the front end while we continue welding on the rear gate
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No doubt you guys will get it figured and fabricated. Enjoying the updates!
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Amazing how much thinking actually has to go into a build.

And as I have mentioned before on threads, the public has no idea about the days it takes to perfect just one line.

The last pic is starting to make me think "Hotwheels model"

That exaggerated stretch is working for me, along with all you have going on toward the rear.

Waiting in anticipation to see where this goes.
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Cool!! What about extending the rear of the fender to make it work, leave the hood alone and build some kind of lip that goes from the top of the grill back to the hood? Just an idea.
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I agree on the "public eye" thing, the shows that are on do Not show the real deal on the episodes and the actual time lines.
It's false advertising!
The one show that stands out is "Counting Cars" A truck they built last season 52-53 A.D. 3100 series they claimed it was a few months and a issue of custom classic trucks came out that is was in,and it actually took 3 yrs!!
So why lie and make people think your a magic man when you are not. I know this will never change but come on!
Off my soap box now sorry guys!/FONT]
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Coming along nice!

How about sectioning the hood, adding the difference to extend and meet the grill support while doing the same with the rear portion of the front fenders. Just an idea.

Great work as always!
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Thanks A.D. i think we have a plan now.

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Amazing how much thinking actually has to go into a build.

And as I have mentioned before on threads, the public has no idea about the days it takes to perfect just one line.

The last pic is starting to make me think "Hotwheels model"

That exaggerated stretch is working for me, along with all you have going on toward the rear.

Waiting in anticipation to see where this goes.
Thanks Rain. While the public may never understand the work that was done, truck guys will and that's what matters.

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Cool!! What about extending the rear of the fender to make it work, leave the hood alone and build some kind of lip that goes from the top of the grill back to the hood? Just an idea.
Thanks Lower. We'll probably extend the rear of the fender but "leave the hood alone " you know we can't do that.

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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I agree on the "public eye" thing, the shows that are on do Not show the real deal on the episodes and the actual time lines.
It's false advertising!
The one show that stands out is "Counting Cars" A truck they built last season 52-53 A.D. 3100 series they claimed it was a few months and a issue of custom classic trucks came out that is was in,and it actually took 3 yrs!!
So why lie and make people think your a magic man when you are not. I know this will never change but come on!
Off my soap box now sorry guys!/FONT]
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Coming along nice!

How about sectioning the hood, adding the difference to extend and meet the grill support while doing the same with the rear portion of the front fenders. Just an idea.

Great work as always!
Thanks AJC. We did consider stretching the hood but came up with a different idea.



I looked in my spare parts pile in the barn and found some GMC headlights. So we grabbed the masking tape and marked out some cut lines. After a few quick cuts we used some vice grips to clamp the lights in for a test. Then we bent a piece of sheet metal to extend the hood.
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Dale, that looks great, love it already, I wish I had a barn like your's
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Ohhhhh yaaaaaa!!!!
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I like! Getting a real strong C2 Corvette vibe from that.
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