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JWA 01-16-2014 05:58 AM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shenrie

nope, was definitely another member here as im not familiar with the fte site. regardless, i appreciate the compliment :a1:

Apologies for slighting a member here----I did see something quite similar on the FTE site and made the wrong assumption. At any rate its a great idea to hide a double DIN head unit---nice work!

Quote:

Originally Posted by boywonder

My Vega was free but I think I still paid too much.......

My second car was a totally cool '64 galaxy, bright red 2 door with a 289 and a red metal dash, paid $300 for it.

Ahhh so we're talking about features and options huh? :a1:

Metallic brown, same metal dash, steering wheel from a ship, NO A/C, 283 motor with PowerGlide 2 speed automatic transmission---ya know all the really great stuff! Single speaker AM push button radio with vacuum tubes no less---can't forget that.

Of course it had four different sized tires, mostly 14" IIRC---tread was a luxury I couldn't afford at the time. Drove that thing about 2 months before the transmission gave way---had it towed away to the scrap yard and they gave me $7.50 for it---tow bill was $15! :a1:

Despite all those missteps I still learned a ton about what NOT to miss next vehicle purchase. Learning to wrench on our own stuff gives a unique and irreplaceable perspective on how things work, at least mechanical things that tends to serve us well long, long after we're no longer forced to do it out of financial necessity.

Good walk down memory lane!

BrianW 01-16-2014 10:27 AM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
I'm the one who posted the thread about making the fake faceplate. It's over in the electronics section. (JWA, I also posted a link to this in the FTE forums, so you are correct, too.)

@shenrie, if you get a chance, maybe you could add your faceplate picture to my faceplate thread to show additional ways to do it.

shenrie 01-16-2014 04:51 PM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
^^^ done and done! thanks again for taking the time to do the writeup and again, sorry for forgetting your sn :a6:

vwteleman 02-05-2014 04:05 PM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a smb.
 
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/att...121fe8742d.jpg

Looks like you need to add a leaf to the rear pack. :a1:

Oh, and fender flares.

Brent

shenrie 02-05-2014 10:13 PM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
^^^ lol, it looks like it in the pic, but it really doesnt look like it in person. and i havent figured out how to do flares or a topper yet. i need to make a trip to the hobby store.

but, in the meantime, i got a box...

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/att...d4c4112037.jpg

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/att...fdfef9b362.jpg

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/att...dce9777ce5.jpg

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/att...d1e7186c70.jpg

now the hardpart. waiting for shoptime.

boywonder 02-05-2014 10:38 PM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
Cool. Is that a Fibrine top?

shenrie 02-06-2014 07:06 AM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
^^^ yep, but its been "modified" a bit :b1:

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/att...053e315adb.jpg

AndrewST 02-06-2014 09:58 AM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
Nice,
:a4:

boywonder 02-06-2014 10:06 AM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shenrie
^^^ yep, but its been "modified" a bit :b1:


Nice! I see that you'll be popping your top soon.... :a4:

shenrie 02-11-2014 07:25 AM

Re: intro/build thread and our poorboy attempt at a camperva
 
^^^ gah, not soon enough. heading to teton pass this weekend for some riding, and weekend after that, shop owner where work will be completed will be in cali for a class. so im still a few weeks out...which is pure freaking hell.

in the meantime, we fabbed up some swaybar spacers to bring front sway down as per ramseys recommondations. should have the new front bushings anyday. new ones for back in pic :a1:

https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/att...507663a10a.jpg

ill post more pix once bushings get in and everything is installed.

also had my wiper washer pump die on me or something. it ran all the way out...or so i thought, so i filled it up and it would only sputter. i removed the cowls thinking it had crap in the bottom of the tank and the nozzels got plugged, but after removing the hose from each nozzle, i still couldnt get any juice out of them. the pump still makes noise, but no fluids. anyone got any ideas? ill spend some time searching around the forum see if anyone else has had same issues. hell i dont even know where the tank is. appears to be under the battery though.


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