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Sonoran Dave

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  1. Those are gorgeous Tom!!!!! 1949 looks like a Bat Woman
  2. 88 lbs is a healthy sized pumpkin! Bigger than anything I've ever grown It's a shame they aren't fit to eat when they get that big.
  3. Not really. The arms cycle through the same geometry as stock. I just "pre adjusted" the adjusters a little much when welding them in. I want it to ride nice...not like a truck. The adjusters control the spring preload is all.
  4. Since you have a saws handy...you should carve a big ol Jack o' lantern for Halloween. It would be a shame to waste it!
  5. Did all my modifications to my front beam and got it installed. Sits a bit higher than expected. I may have miscalculated the orientation of the adjusters I welded in. I may have to take the beam back off and cut those adjusters free and weld them back in at slightly less angle. I did some beefing up of the beam while I had it out of the car. I also drove sections of the old sway bar into the each tie rod to strengthen them. It is starting to look good though.
  6. Sweeeeeet! I've been to Owl Wash with Tom, and I probably walked past that fine nugget too. Good job Luke. I bet you could find gold in a Basha's parking lot!
  7. Thanks. Seeing yours done was a big instigator to finally acquiring one myself. I'll post a pic when I hook it all up. I'm basically going to route it over to the driver's side wheel well. The mount I made for the heater elevates it above the metal apron so there is enough room to make the bend in the exhaust tubing. I'll also add some heat shielding to it...just in case. I'm thinking of building a 1915 for this one too. I am hoping that will be plenty of power. The 1600 still runs, so it is something I can do over the course of the winter.
  8. I started working more hours and haven't had much time for the Bug lately, but I finished the front winch bumper yesterday. I also got all 5 tires mounted in preparation for rolling it outside, and turning it around to start work on the back. The bumper turned out well. Nice and strong and will hold the 5000lb winch perfectly. I added a ring to the bottom of the skid for either an anchor point, or a place to clip the cable in double line winching. It's a strong enough winch I shouldn't have to resort to that very often. I pressed out all the ball joints and pressed in the n
  9. I'm not sure why, but you really have to look, to find any around here. I'm okay with that though. I think the stray cats keep the population in check.
  10. When Arctic Cat sold out, I quit buying them, and I've had several great Cats. It's sad to see an American company go down the tubes like that...corporate greed can be a killer.
  11. I hardly see any out here either. They are here, but seem to keep a low profile.
  12. Oh jeez, that would sure suck for the owner of said pants A friends home was built next to an old pecan orchard on the east side of Phoenix. The scorpions migrated en masse to their house, when a development company bought the orchard and starting cutting it down for houses. Her Dad would go out and collect a jar full every night just off the wall around their yard! They were in the house, they were in the yard...those little suckers were everywhere! The numbers finally came down after a couple of years.
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