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GrumpyGrowly

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  1. Looks good so far. I wouldn't worry, It's the land of gentle giant here on the truck side. Again I like what you've got going and can't wait to see more. Jonathan
  2. Brian I love where this is going, keep it up. I've got 8 finished L700s but have never done one like yours. Does your transmission feed right into your rear differential, is there a drive shaft? I'll be watching. Jonathan
  3. I feel like playing Taps. But every one else might be right, a rebuild is still a possibility. My deepest condolences. Jonathan
  4. Awesome build. I've owned 2 Novas. A 3rd gen 69 two-barrel carbureted version of the 350 5.7 L V8 and a 4th gen 75 with inline Six-cylinder 250 4.1 L. I might be comparing apples and oranges to you but I loved the I6. Smoked V8 all the time. The 350 is a classic and a champ under the hood, the 250 Purred like a large cat and was less weight better millage. The 69 was friends, he needed the cash. I sold the 69 to make Money to buy my great grandmothers 75. the 75 was a present to her from her son who worked at a Mich Chevy dealership. Boy it had all the bells and whistles, bullet wing mirrors, chromed out everything but the base power train and 1975 wheat colored thick shag carpet. I was confused at first but after a week I was sold, for life! And yes I did replace the carpets. No one believed it was a I6 always had to open the hood. Loven the Nova and applaud the use of a smaller block. Thanks for sharing. Jonathan
  5. Looks like fun. love the paint. A friends truck has a similar paint job, just orange.
  6. Wow Keagen yours is awesome! I made one at Christmas. Used the tall T kit from AMT. Jonathan
  7. Great combo. Those chrome tankers are hard to keep shiny, I used white cotton gloves when I made mine. Awesome job.
  8. Nailed it! I had a buddy in high school who had a Bronco of the same colors, It may have had a silver pin strip. You took me back to Friday nights, football practice and I can even still smell the sun baked interior. Great job.
  9. “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. ” Archimedes . KJ is right now most call for roadside service. The company I work for now has a dedicated service truck, they "prefer the driver remain the driver". Wheres the fun in that?
  10. got a cardboard box in the mail from a friend. Looks like a Dodge L700 and a few extra parts. Fun!
  11. Great choices of kits. Yes I see how they can look intimidating at first. The best advice I ever got about building rigs was - find a big table or bench to work at. At least with the 1st. And when you have a Q ask, some one will know. Clayton is a great wealth of knowledge. I too would like to welcome you to the dark side. Clear lots of space on the shelf! Jonathan
  12. Wow that's awesome. The wheel are my favorite part, never ez to make look right. My 1st try with redwood burl scraps 2nd a COE made in high school woodshop. Teacher gave me a 0 on the day and told me to "quit screwing around *%$&@^ "...... LOL Its made like one I saw in a toy store in Berkley, Mr. Mopps.
  13. Yes you did go 80's. Reminds me of The Great Gazoo for some reason. Great work!
  14. Wow y'all have some great work spaces. My work space is where ever I can sit, at a table, desk, floor I'm not picky. Lets see I have an old cafeteria tray and cutting mat. A bucket of rattle cans (lots of red). Found the old desk organizer, I was using a shoe box. No part box It may have been trashed. All gets pulled out and put away every time. Every thing has a place and all in its place. Oorah!
  15. Thank for explaining the make of the haul bed. I need to make one for a Ford I'm working on. I like yours a lot. Great work!
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