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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Brown » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:54 pm

nice work !!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:23 pm

Richie the Rail and the NJ chapter rep was in on NY soil this weekend , so they helped me yank the hard top. Marc then helped me destroy a few philips bits with my impact gun as we pulled the hood and sheild. Thanks gents
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Kermit » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:31 pm

Rando question: is that a new/smaller gas tank in the trunk or something else?
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:57 pm

Kermit wrote:Rando question: is that a new/smaller gas tank in the trunk or something else?


I think what you are looking at there is the factory one year only 73 thing Gas heater. That bad boy runs off the gas in the tank ( incontinently located only inches away) and fires off a flame inside and forces hot air into the cabin via a internal fan. Good times.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Kermit » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:30 pm

Raj wrote:
Kermit wrote:Rando question: is that a new/smaller gas tank in the trunk or something else?


I think what you are looking at there is the factory one year only 73 thing Gas heater. That bad boy runs off the gas in the tank ( incontinently located only inches away) and fires off a flame inside and forces hot air into the cabin via a internal fan. Good times.


Technical explanation or great typo? :lol:
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Kermit wrote:
Raj wrote:
. That bad boy runs off the gas in the tank ( incontinently located only inches away)


Technical explanation or great typo? :lol:



oops! I tried to type 'conveniently'..... but either one will work!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:15 pm

gutted the interior over the last week or so. Everything has to come out to get a thorough paint job.

nice nest in the heater system. Yum.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:19 pm

outter rocker panel mocked up and ready to be welded
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inner rocker ready
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splash panel still needs some work
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car is naked just resting on pan.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Brown » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:39 pm

Raj,

You're making good priogress!!

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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:55 pm

thanks Ken.... its just slow bc I cant grind or use the compressor during the week.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Kermit » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:41 pm

Between AoT's bus and these photos, I'm pretty sure tonight I'm going to have a dream about mice in my car.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Big_kid » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:05 pm

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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:44 pm

That's awesome Charlie!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Glenn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:48 pm

I hate that rat.
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:53 pm

some good progress
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..... until I ran out of welding gas. I'll grab some on the way into the office tomorrow so I can keep working as time permits
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:00 pm

I wanted to inspect the pass side inner rocker that had some very oddly positioned soft spots. I made a few test incisions to see what the deal was.

I found what looked like a mouse nest.......

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I started pulling out the 'nest'. There was ALOT in there.


























.... then i found mickey.
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the aftermath. Good times
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby williamblanda » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:23 pm

Looks like a fresh one, makes me wonder what's been hiding in the cavities of my bus.

Great metal work, by the way. Didn't realize that car had so many rusty spots!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:30 am

williamblanda wrote:Looks like a fresh one, makes me wonder what's been hiding in the cavities of my bus.

Great metal work, by the way. Didn't realize that car had so many rusty spots!


Funny, I was wondering how he managed to mold his rust spots into the shape of a car!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby AoT » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:14 am

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Funny, I was wondering how he managed to mold his rust spots into the shape of a car!


Too funny!!

Mike, what do you think the time of death is for Mickey, he does look kind of fresh!!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:56 am

We'll have to perform a full Post to find the proximate cause before we can estimate a time of death. But I would be comfortable saying he was scared to death from the cutting blade!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:14 am

Mike,I think Mickey has been a long term resident, considering the rot caused from his ' home'. Cause of death may well have been the erratic driving of the vehicle by various club members




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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:44 pm

Oh man, that was a fun day...

What was I thinking driving windscreen down on the LIE?!
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Kermit » Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:21 pm

Not too often you see a windowless car on the LIE with a giant American flag on it.

Probably not the first mammal to die in a Thing. :twisted:
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Thu May 17, 2012 10:33 pm

still banging away...........

rear lower corner
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front hole under hood
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hole from straightening the 1/4
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Re: Raj R: 73 181 Refurb

Postby Raj » Thu May 17, 2012 10:39 pm

kinda reminds me of the guy form hellraiser..... but this is me trying to undo the nasty shot it took in the pass lower rocker somewhere along its life.

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