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Old 06-23-2011, 11:12 AM   #31
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You sir are a good fabricator You are doing so awesome work, You also have alot of energy It makes you realize and respect all the hard work that goes into these cars.I guess when its a labour of love you dont really realize all that you do.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #32
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You sir are a good fabricator You are doing so awesome work, You also have alot of energy It makes you realize and respect all the hard work that goes into these cars.I guess when its a labour of love you dont really realize all that you do.
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I dont have that much energy, I have psoriatic arthritis and it really gets me down at times. I know that some day I will not be able to work on cars and as long as I stay active at work and at home I will still have more years left in me. So I push myself. 15 years ago I could have finished this car in a year, so now I just take my time. Its funny when your young most of us dont have the money to do this, raising the kids and such, when you get older and have a little extra your body want let you go.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:25 PM   #33
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I dont have that much energy, I have psoriatic arthritis and it really gets me down at times. I know that some day I will not be able to work on cars and as long as I stay active at work and at home I will still have more years left in me. So I push myself. 15 years ago I could have finished this car in a year, so now I just take my time. Its funny when your young most of us dont have the money to do this, raising the kids and such, when you get older and have a little extra your body want let you go.
OH i really understand what your saying,I myself is in that same boat But you seem to be doing really good,keep it up
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #34
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Great job. Thanks for keeping us updated as to the progress.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #35
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LOVE IT!!!! Don't get discouraged if others don't post you can see how much it's being used by the thread views. Lots of people will check everything out and not post.

How far are you from New Albany MS? My brother is up there and is always looking for more car guys to hang out with and help.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #36
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Looking good! Keep it up! Great score on the tranny too...
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:08 PM   #37
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LOVE IT!!!! Don't get discouraged if others don't post you can see how much it's being used by the thread views. Lots of people will check everything out and not post.

How far are you from New Albany MS? My brother is up there and is always looking for more car guys to hang out with and help.
Small world isn't it! I live 14 miles from NEW Albany and in the same county (Union)
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:22 PM   #38
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Small world isn't it! I live 14 miles from NEW Albany and in the same county (Union)
That's cool I'm going to link him to this thread.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:13 AM   #39
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Keep up the good work!
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:15 AM   #40
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Hey Marks76Ray, I am Raid's brother over in New Albany. Maybe we could get together some time and talk vettes. I have a PG94 that is getting repainted and am doing a frame off on a 67 Chevelle. It's good to know there are other car guys in the area.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:57 AM   #41
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Thanks Bill
I dont have that much energy, I have psoriatic arthritis and it really gets me down at times. I know that some day I will not be able to work on cars and as long as I stay active at work and at home I will still have more years left in me. So I push myself. 15 years ago I could have finished this car in a year, so now I just take my time. Its funny when your young most of us dont have the money to do this, raising the kids and such, when you get older and have a little extra your body want let you go.
I'm right there with you brother! I'm just now getting over surgery ( silastic joint replacement ) in my right hand due to arthritis, and already have another knuckle succoming to the same thing. Getting hard to work on things anymore. Art
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:14 PM   #42
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Hey Marks76Ray, I am Raid's brother over in New Albany. Maybe we could get together some time and talk vettes. I have a PG94 that is getting repainted and am doing a frame off on a 67 Chevelle. It's good to know there are other car guys in the area.
That would be great, sounds like a cool resto on that chevelle, send me a PM some time and we will get together.

I would also like to thank everyone on the words of encouragement, this is a truly great community. Mark
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Looking good mark. You say your not making much progress, in the time you have been posting on this you seem to be making really good time. I have been since last Oct, rebuilding the rear drive train and getting things together for my LS swap, Its taking me to long. I hope to pull the old motor out next weekend and clean and paint the engine bay, then hopefully by the following week have the LS in the car, at least bolted in place.

Your doing a great job with what you've done already, and I can't wait to see the car finished.

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Looking good mark. You say your not making much progress, in the time you have been posting on this you seem to be making really good time. I have been since last Oct, rebuilding the rear drive train and getting things together for my LS swap, Its taking me to long. I hope to pull the old motor out next weekend and clean and paint the engine bay, then hopefully by the following week have the LS in the car, at least bolted in place.

Your doing a great job with what you've done already, and I can't wait to see the car finished.

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Thanks, there are other things I have not posted yet. I have about 15 working hours in a wiring harness that is about 50% finished. I plan on doing a separate thread on the wiring with some pictures on this thread. The PCM, TAC, ground bar, and fuse block will be in the compartment in the back. The wiring comes easy to me, I have been doing industrial wiring for 22 years and some of it is a lot more complicated.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #45
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Thanks Bill
I dont have that much energy, I have psoriatic arthritis and it really gets me down at times. I know that some day I will not be able to work on cars and as long as I stay active at work and at home I will still have more years left in me. So I push myself. 15 years ago I could have finished this car in a year, so now I just take my time. Its funny when your young most of us dont have the money to do this, raising the kids and such, when you get older and have a little extra your body want let you go.
Thank you for posting the pictures and progress on the car. It's amazing to me what some of you guys can do with these cars and I have nothing but respect for someone who has the patience and skill to take a broken piece of automotive American history and nurse it back to it's former glory.

Personally, I don't have the skill or time to even consider something like this right now with raising a family and all, but I would sure love to learn down the road when the kids are grown and I have the time. I can't think of a more satisfying thing than restoring an old Vette.

Kudos to you man...
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