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metalmaster1766 February 25th, 2021 07:27 PM

The Rebuilding
 
I should probably wait until March 15th to start cutting, that would be 10 years since the very 1st time I drove it, I know I put at least 40K miles on it, maybe more

So I finally got it into the garage, I'm gonna cut it apart and make it how I want, I will probably start on it March 1st. I still have to straighten up my tools, then the madness begins


https://i.vgy.me/D0a2Ld.jpg


Ron

1slo3 February 25th, 2021 07:41 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Woot! Woot!

Bugula February 26th, 2021 03:40 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
“Beware of the ides of March” lol
In other words “get’r done”

alykat February 26th, 2021 05:52 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Have at it my friend. Won't get done if you don't get started.

Timbo February 27th, 2021 06:10 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Get to cuttin and post pics.
Tim

V8Transporter February 27th, 2021 09:50 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Yup, March on out there and get to it. 🤔👍

metalmaster1766 March 12th, 2021 11:19 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
I've been Marching, still haven't started cutting, still trying to straighten up my garage, I wanna have a clean place to put everything, I have found some things I hope to use


Ron

metalmaster1766 April 9th, 2021 10:56 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
I cut some sheet metal, I just haven't cut on the Volksrod yet, I still need to bend it
https://i.vgy.me/nKqhtH.jpg

Then I got distracted

I was given a bunch of lights and I'm putting them up in my garage, 2ft by 4ft 6 tube florescent lights, I have 11 of them, I hope I never need more

https://i.vgy.me/UKNiax.jpg

My wife says it's super bright at night, I still have 3 more to hang


Ron

Bugula April 9th, 2021 03:19 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Do those have the bulbs with the green tips?

metalmaster1766 April 11th, 2021 03:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bugula (Post 592317)
Do those have the bulbs with the green tips?


Nope

V8Transporter April 11th, 2021 05:01 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
But they’re bright enough to reheat cold pizza?

metalmaster1766 April 26th, 2021 05:09 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
I put up a few lights, now I can see, I'm trying to make a shadow outside on a sunny afternoon :smile:

So I started to make a panel for the back of my Volksrod, 3rd try and I'm happy with the results so far, I have a long way to go :thumbsup:

https://i.vgy.me/CcOcIS.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/JPZNVz.jpg

metalmaster1766 May 1st, 2021 05:17 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Made another panel yesterday, finished April strong, Lets see where May takes me :dancing:

https://i.vgy.me/DNqTeA.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/VuShrI.jpg

One more piece to make, after I get it welded in I can brace the body and start cutting on the roof, I may drop the body a few inches as well :thumbsup:

V8Transporter May 3rd, 2021 09:55 AM

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Nice work! The red panel looks great there.

metalmaster1766 June 6th, 2021 06:30 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Well I've had some misfortune, my transplanted kidney stopped working and I spent a week in the hospital, I'll be doing dialysis 3 times a week and hopefully my kidney starts working better, if not I'll be looking at another transplant, either way I knew this day was coming, 20 years 6 months sure was fun, went by much faster than expected

On the bright side I started a tube bender so I can make a new chassis for the Volksrod, and after getting out of the hospital yesterday I'm ready to put the engine in my rail buggy, put the brakes on and hopefully drive it by next weekend IF I can stay healthy

Ron

Bugula June 7th, 2021 04:02 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Hopefully everything starts working as it should. And A+ on the garage and vrod progress.

V8Transporter June 7th, 2021 08:08 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Keep at it as you always do with your talent and positive attitude!

tattooed_pariah June 10th, 2021 12:50 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Sending you some California mojo via Alabama.. hope you start feeling better soon brother!

d3ghia July 25th, 2021 09:36 AM

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Ron! MOJO from AZ - more later, LOL!

metalmaster1766 August 17th, 2021 06:55 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Thank ya everyone :bow::bow:

I'm doing fine, been resting a lot, got the engine in the buggy, all 4 wheels on, I just need to put the brake lines on

3 weeks from today I start getting worked up for another transplant


Ron

Bugula August 18th, 2021 07:20 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Good to hear! 👍

metalmaster1766 December 8th, 2021 02:14 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Well the car is on hold for now, possibly till after I have a transplant, at the moment I'm building some shelves and trying to organize stuff, I'm also hanging some of the lights I got and rewire them as well as the outlets, I think I've gained at least 100 square feet of floor space since I started with the shelves (all reclaimed lumber)

3 weeks I should know if my son is a match so I may be looking at a transplant sometime in January or February, the sooner the better, if so I should be able to get back to the car by May, or sooner

I'll keep ya's informed, I've been trying to spend more time in the garage than on the computer, been doing a good job of it too :dancing::hello:


Ron

marnat3 December 8th, 2021 07:59 PM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Big MOJO being sent your way!!:thumbsup:

Bugula December 9th, 2021 04:35 AM

Re: The Rebuilding
 
Sending more MOJO!

V8Transporter December 9th, 2021 08:05 AM

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Mojo from here too!


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