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Old 11-02-2012, 08:47 PM   #16
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Hope to have on the road in April '13

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First saw on my only ride in 'merica w/ Fite, Ace & Katoomer in '08 in Cooke City, MT. Had a for sale sign in the back window, ran the guy down for info, then pondered buying it for a year and a half... finally couldn't hold back and picked her up summer of '10. Started tearing her down that fall, hope to have her completed by April's car show in Eagle River... Here are a few of the many shots I have of her in various stages of rebuild.

The new powerplant

The new frame

during teardown... note the original Yellowstone "Park Ranger" lettering above windshield

sandblasting

Coming together

Finally in paint

getting there!


Lots of time, money, searching the internet for ideas, money, listening to the wife discuss how much it's costing... Oh, did I mention money?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #17
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Very cool. The new D2D chase vehicle is born....
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #18
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Lots of time, money, searching the internet for ideas, money, listening to the wife discuss how much it's costing... Oh, did I mention money?

The bonus? After you've carted that wheelbarrow full of cash toward the project a few times you can weld that wheelbarrow right into the firewall so you've got enough space for that billion cubic inch tire roaster you've got snuggled in there!





Here are a couple of mine...

This one's an '85 w/ 33" shoes and she just got fresh 4.88:1's dropped in this weekend. There's roughly 100k on the clock.





This one's an '83 w/ stock everything. 6375 miles (total) on the clock.





This one's a '63 w/ a handful of minor surgery done to make it a dd. Works good but I'm emerging from my caveman stage and am beginning to appreciate some of the changes made since and don't want to cut into it in any major way to make it more of a modern vehicle.





And it's 1964 twin...





I've got a G-Wagen, too. Diesel, 5sp, locking front, rear, and center difs, etc. Amazingly stout.





And my summertime baby...







And yes, my lovely wife has suggested that there's an issue she'd like to discuss regarding garage space. I'll be putting some of these in the wind here in the next while. Probably two FJ45's and the G. Not totally sure but probably.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #19
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Wheelbarrow...

Legion,
If you zoom in on the firewall in the build photos you will see your beloved wheelbarrow... the photo with her unprimered shows the holes for the handles towards the top. I'd heard of that trick before, but the reality blew me away... very clean technique, and looks super cool!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #20
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Legion, is the 83 p/u going to be on the market?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #21
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Since i didnt own a car when i moved up here, i had to buy one when i decided to stay for the winter. Thank goodness for blizzaks, because I bought a 2013 mustang.



Traction control helps a ton too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:40 PM   #22
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Legion, is the 83 p/u going to be on the market?

Don't think so, Kev. That one's pretty fresh in the stable. I'll sink a zillion into it and then my ADD fueled vehicle fetish will kick in and right about then things might be different. It'll probably be a while though.

I just bought new Old Man Emu suspension, bushings, shocks, and all that crap for it. Will have 'em on before the month's out and will slather the entire underside and frame in POR-15, etc. She'll be good for the next guy, too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:11 PM   #23
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Keep me in mind.... especially after you do all the hardwork.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #24
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I think I got you all beet for a finders fee this last fall I was looking around on a guys yard his dad had been filling up with cars for YEARS and he is selling off clearing off crushing off what ever and I found this old 1959 completely rusted out vw 23 window deluxe no engine no trany been sitting there rotting since 1972 not going to say what I payed but with in 24 hours sold it for 10.000 and the the guy I sold it to will be having me do some of the repairs so there will be more coming in. top that.


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Old 11-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #25
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Isn't the '59 23 window like the Vdub fanatic's holy grail? Ten large though. That guy must see something pretty special that the rest of us mortals can't, eh?

I watched a redneck neighbor of mine strip one of those in his front yard and take the almost perfect body & glass to the recycler. He used the rest of it to build a sand rail. There aren't too many sand rail running spots around Anchorage.

That same shithead used to beat his dog in the backyard when he'd come home from work. He apparently was assuming the dog had a memory for whatever it had done. Life was not kind to that little douche-bag, dog beating, rig molester.

Shouldn't have been, either. Randy was his name and he sucked.

I'll never forget watching him and one of his buddies strap that van on a trailer and hussle it off to the King Street smasher.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:07 AM   #26
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265K still getting me to Fairbanks every winter.
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Mythical Riders, boy are they movin'. Thru dust, rocks & mud..............they're FUKENGRUVEN!
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #27
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Isn't the '59 23 window like the Vdub fanatic's holy grail? Ten large though. That guy must see something pretty special that the rest of us mortals can't, eh?

I watched a redneck neighbor of mine strip one of those in his front yard and take the almost perfect body & glass to the recycler. He used the rest of it to build a sand rail. There aren't too many sand rail running spots around Anchorage.

That same shithead used to beat his dog in the backyard when he'd come home from work. He apparently was assuming the dog had a memory for whatever it had done. Life was not kind to that little douche-bag, dog beating, rig molester.

Shouldn't have been, either. Randy was his name and he sucked.

I'll never forget watching him and one of his buddies strap that van on a trailer and hussle it off to the King Street smasher.
When it is properly restored it is worth 6 figures last year a 1963 deluxe 21 window not even a 23 window went for 218.000 on barrett jackson auctions that was nuts.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #28
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My two works in progress:

The Van started as this:

The Blazer is a 73 and is the first year of this body style (only did the Full Convert for three years) But I do not know when I'm going to get to it. I have even been thinking about selling...
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:08 AM   #29
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2001 Jeep Wrangler. 4.0, intake, rhino lined tub, custom bumpers, 1" lift, 33" tires, dana 44 rubicon axles, auto lockers. 15mpg



1985 Chevrolet Blazer. 305 carb, sm465 3sp, 11mpg. Bought for $500 rusty but trusty with 42,000 miles on it.



...oh, and Legion, if you sell that 2 door G, let me know!
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #30
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Last Weekend's Project:

Come on, slackers. Show us what you got done. This was a little sound-proofing project to make the truck a little quieter. It has a complete piece of crap in it now for tunes and I'll start rooting around for an old school shaft style Alpine or similar and stuff an amplified sub behind the seats. Nothing outrageous but a guy can build a pretty hi-zoot sound system straight out of the craigslist electronics parts section. Odd how some of those nutbars go through equipment. My plan is to build a $1500-2000 system for 250 bucks and the bonus is that I just might meet an amazing array of craigslist whack jobs along the way














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