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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:04 pm

got the passenger side done today total brain fart on how todo it. i tried lowering the rear control arm instead of jacking it up. tried to get 2 flats down on the torsion bar but all it did was lift the whole car till it rolled off the jack stands. Image so i went for 1 flat and that was schetchy as well. but it went from 9 1/2 inches to 11 in the rear which makes it even with the front. stopped by the local locksmith and got 2 keys made he had the blanks in stock
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:24 pm

anyone have pics of where to mount a tach ? im thinking where the speaker goes but would rather not cut the dash
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:28 pm

got the drivers side done today 1 notch down Image before Image after . raising it up softend the suspension alot used to feel every bump in the road now not so much
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Re: my project 71

Postby B MAN » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:00 pm

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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:17 pm

hmm
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:34 pm

put the tach in today Image going into the speakers spot. made a template out of cardboard Image then copied it to some 20 gauge sheet metal Image and cleaned up the hole Image
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:40 pm

got it all fitted Image then powder coated flat black Image cut out the croos piece while it was baking Image got it all in place and made a simple C clamp to hold it in placeImage Image and will wire it up tomorrow
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Re: my project 71

Postby Big_kid » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:12 pm

Elegant simplicity. Love it!
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Re: my project 71

Postby Raj » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:22 am

sweet!
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:11 pm

well i spent all day today rolling 83.5lbs of coin. Image looks like a set of new wheels in my future.
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:17 pm

You know you can take them to a bank that has a change counting machine....

When you take the rolls ,they're gonna open them up and put them in a machine to verify the amount anyway.
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Re: my project 71

Postby Big_kid » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:07 pm

X2 what Glenn wrote. Sorry!
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:32 pm

they charge 10 percent for the change machine or if you put $100 bucks into an account its free. my bank accepts rolled coin for free so im saving the 10 percent charge. im thinking of getting the Empi 8 spoke wheels anyone ever use them or hear of problems with them?
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:56 pm

My Credit Union has a free machine for customers and they have rates higher than commercial banks on all accounts.
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:52 pm

im thinking of doing the TD bank and putting a 100 into an account for the free service but there machines recently failed an field test and were ripping people off so im gonna do a little research
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Re: my project 71

Postby Glenn » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:23 pm

Check out your local credit union... they will have better rates and deals.
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Re: my project 71

Postby B MAN » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:14 am

NEFCU does it for free if you're a member

Glenn wrote:My Credit Union has a free machine for customers and they have rates higher than commercial banks on all accounts.



Better banking because they're not a bank :mrgreen:
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Re: my project 71

Postby Big_kid » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:19 am

^^ What Bman said. I work on banking equipment (vaults/drive ups/etc).
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Re: my project 71

Postby Tom » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:24 am

I'm in a Credit Union but interest rates now are a joke, you're better off spending it before it depreciates. On vintage VW's of course !
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:35 pm

finally got around to making a shelf for the rear speakers Image and got it installed and wired up Image
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Re: my project 71

Postby Big_kid » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:56 pm

cool!
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Re: my project 71

Postby B MAN » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:34 pm

lifes better with tunes!
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:28 pm

new wheels came in today Image on somedecent used 195/65r15s. seems to ride a bit softer
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Re: my project 71

Postby Raj » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:58 am

nice!

what do you have back there....S10/ sonoma?
I had 95 2wd 4.3L cpi ext cab. loved that truck.... First car I ever bought and prob ever will buy new
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Re: my project 71

Postby elrockk » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:29 pm

yes its an 03 Sonoma ZR2 and its also my first and probably last new vehicle.Happy Birthday Raj
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