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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sevenevez, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. daddio211
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    Sorry to hear about the job and truck, but as hard of a worker as you are I'm sure you'll find something quickly. What have you been doing?
     
  2. sevenevez
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    Thanks man. I been doing Web Design for about 8 years. Along with Music and Video Editing and a Print work etc..
     
  3. daddio211
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    I'm in tech too, but telecom (VoIP, fiber optics, unified messaging, etc.). Always on the look out for job opportunities for others --not for me, I own my business--, I'll keep an eye out for you.
     
  4. sevenevez
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    well, i got another job. making about 1/3rd of what i was before. but im still happy and passionate about it all. the only negative to the story is saying goodbye to my other baby. had to sell my 95 Sierra.

    R.I.P.
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    I am hoping to have the '50 up and running within just a couple more weeks. All will be well to cruise in the shoe again.
     
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  5. sevenevez
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    spent another 12 hours this weekend working on rewiring.everything coming along great except for figuring out these tailights/brakes/blinker configuration
     
  6. sevenevez
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    seems like i have been working on this wiring a ridiculously long time! but, almost done probably about 95% there. Everything is buttoned up. Aired up the bags and started her today for the first time in about 8 months. Still cant figure out the damn turn signal LED flasher situation. But so far everything else is solid and every single wire in the car is brand new with the new harness and the VHX Gauges. Heres a quick glance at them.

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  7. sevenevez
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    wow, exhausting few weekends have paid off. after about 9 months today i started and drove my car for the first time in a long time. wiring is pretty much done. still got some minor tweaks. felt damn good to get her on the road and all cleaned up so i could clean my garage too! you can see the odometer reads 4 miles! trip to get some go-go juice and back. amen

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  8. frosty49
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    Go with JAMCO front and rear sway bars. They install in no time and you won't believe the difference. It will handle like it is on tracks.
     
  9. daddio211
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    If only Jamco would send what you pay them for... :(

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  10. big creep
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    looking killer bro!
     
  11. sevenevez
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    seriously! i bought the steering rebuild kit from Jamco awhile back. UPS said it was delivered, i was like Where the h3ll was it delivered because its not here. The address i typed into my invoice and the one on my debit card were of my current address. Turns out they used an address of mine from 2 years prior. I drove all the way to my old house, luckily they actually gave me my box.

    Not to mention earlier in this thread i talk about Jamco taking weekes and weeks to fill my order and cancelling. They have issues to say the least
     
  12. sevenevez
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    thanks big creep. did you ever get your car back on the road yet?
     
  13. chaddilac
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    Looking awesome!!!!! I dig those gauges!!!
     
  14. sevenevez
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    thanks Chad :)
     
  15. big creep
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    no not yet, body work is almost done, i need to find 1950 hood hinges for my 49. and to tell you truth me and my girl are trying to buy a house. we are super close to getting one so ive put my ride on the back burner for the time being. but i still work on it when i can.

    i went from no work to swamped over night. its a blessing really! it will all come together at the right time. ill keep you posted.

     
  16. DadsBlueFord
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    I ordered their 302 mounts a couple weeks ago, came within a few days. I did make the kid go and physically check that they had it in stock, though.
     
  17. daddio211
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    That's good news!

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  18. I would put an s-10 frame under my shoebox before I ever buy from Jamslo again.
     
  19. sevenevez
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    sweet. i thought you were About to say you were going to sell it to get your house! :)
     
  20. big creep
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    im crazy but not that crazy!

     
  21. sevenevez
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  22. sideweeler
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    i love that gauge!
     
  23. Buddy Palumbo
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    Cool pics for sure
     
  24. sevenevez
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    Crazy Sky last night! pics

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  25. DadsBlueFord
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    Cool, especially that last one!
     
  26. sideweeler
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    just curious, what tires are you running?
     
  27. sevenevez
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    coker G78's
     
  28. EBW
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    Awesome pics!!! Desert skies rule!!

    Are G78s radials or bias ?
     
  29. sevenevez
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    bias ply. they have a mind of their own when you hit a groove in the road. :)
     
  30. EBW
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    I hear ya! Have you seen the Coker thread? Makes me think radials... (Puke) are the only way for me right now...
     

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