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#41 rustybill1960

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

:D

 I am really lovin' the work You have done!!

This is great Man!!

Thank You so much for sharing with Us!

Looking forward to more!!

Later
Russ

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:11 AM

great job on stretching the chassis. looking forward to more.



#43 David G.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:15 AM

Thanks guys!

 

I've done a little more on the chassis, I'll try to get some pics posted this weekend.

 

David G.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:57 AM

Watching with great interest



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:41 AM

The center "tunnel" section of the chassis was a challenge to work with, but I finally got it to look right. I also made some cross pieces to blend the joint together. The chassis is a little too narrow for the body, so I added some strips to the sides to widen it.

 

 

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I feel I can now begin to add the suspension components.

 

And as ever and always, thanks for looking and feel free to comment.

 

David G.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:05 AM

Lookin real good sofar man......Great job.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

The stretched frame is coming together nicely. You're doing some excellent work on this!



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:28 AM

 With out a doubt it looks professionally built to me.   Very nice chassis!



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:02 AM

WOW!!!!  This is gonna be cool man!!!!  Nice work so far!!!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

Nice body and chassis mods.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:20 AM

Nice work, the chassis is looking perfect.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:22 AM

nice work grafting the frames together, i was gonna suggest doing that, but you beat me to it.......lol. keep it going, its looking good. i have an ecto 1 kit, and 2 caddies set aside for a future build, but i have so many things started if i start one more i should be slapped!  

 

cheers

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:15 PM

Any updates on this one, David? The work is quite good.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:17 AM

cool ! i have that same kit , got it from a guy without the ecto stuff , so just body drivetrain and stuff .. its sitting in a box waighting to get turned into something crazy and custom

so very curious on this build :)

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:19 AM

Any updates on this one, David? The work is quite good.

yes david, im in agreement with charlie here.........

 

cheers

bryan



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

I LOVE IT....!!!...Love hearses anyway.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 03:34 AM

Wow!  It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since I did any work on this one!

 

As I recall, I got a bit hung up on the engine and suspension.  I think I'll take a look at it today and see if I do something to get it going again.

 

Sometimes my ambition outpaces my my skill, patience and/or energy.

 

Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words.

 

David g.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:32 AM

Nice work on the chassis, David, and I love the way you concealed the seam with natural-looking bracing! 

 

Looking forward to seeing this one at Desert Scale Classic!



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:26 PM

My hat is off to you for the quality of workmanship, creativity and ingenuity that you are displaying here. I see thatthis thread seems to have ground to a halt four months ago - I hope thatyou will continue working n this project and sharing your techniques and ideas with us. This will be one very unique and attractive piece when it is done and unique is always good in my books. It's seeing projects like this that inspires a lot of us to take things to the next level and step out of our comfort zone by trying something new. Please keep us informed as to how this is progressing and thank you for sharing thus far. :)  :)



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 12:27 AM

Wow!  It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since I did any work on this one!
 
As I recall, I got a bit hung up on the engine and suspension.  I think I'll take a look at it today and see if I do something to get it going again.
 
Sometimes my ambition outpaces my my skill, patience and/or energy.
 


I believe you have the skills, but sometimes all of us need to step back and look from a different perspective to know how to tackle certain obstacles.

Unfortunately you've let this one lay for a year, but I'm certain you can figure it out. Have a look at it and keep on working, that chassie looks way too good to be left in a box.