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1/5/12 2:46am - Original Message: 'Frame off project 2012 updates'
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here is the first update of the new year

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1/5/12 9:41am - Reply: 'Re: Frame off project 2012 updates'
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Boy, Ben, you had at least 2 hoods there! Things look like they're progessing nicely! At this rate you WILL be done by the Gathering!
 
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I say throw a milk crate in it and DRIVE it! LOL

I think this(last year's work) is the most forward progress I've seen in a while, Ben....good for you!Thumbs Up Clap


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1/6/12 11:29am - Reply: 'Re: Frame off project 2012 updates'
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Ben,
Looking good. From the pictures the seats turn out quite well.
 
Hope the tool and video helped.
 
I look forward to cruising our vettes when you get it done.


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1/29/12 11:27pm - Reply: 'Re: Frame off project 2012 updates'
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JDGrant said: Ben,
Looking good. From the pictures the seats turn out quite well.
 
Hope the tool and video helped.
 
I look forward to cruising our vettes when you get it done.



it definitely helped out.  thanks so much for letting me borrow the tool.
 
anyway here is the latest update.  quite a bit of detail work.
 


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1/30/12 12:24am - Reply: 'Re: Frame off project 2012 updates'
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Clap      Clap      Clap     Clap  Man, now that's some nice progress! I can just see you now driving through Charleston. SC!     Wink 
 
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Jaws79 said: Clap      Clap      Clap     Clap  Man, now that's some nice progress! I can just see you now driving through Charleston. SC!     Wink 
 
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You just need to stay focused (and work all night instead of sleeping)! You don't give yourself enough credit. You're doing much better than many of us would. I can't wait to see this animal!
 
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another update
 
 
 


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See, you get closer all the time! Seriously, you have to have a lot of patience and desire to complete a project like this! You are doing a great job!
 
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here is a pretty big update.
 
im almost ready to start it again.
 
 
 


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 here is a small update
 
 
can someone please verify that I have my vin tag facing the right way in these photos? 
 
The assembly manual doesnt show direction.
 
 


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Closer every day!!!!!!
 
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cthulhu said:  here is a small update
 
 
can someone please verify that I have my vin tag facing the right way in these photos? 
 
The assembly manual doesnt show direction.
 
 



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Without seeing the pics(dial-up SUX), the VIN tag should be positioned to where you can read it from the outside of the car. There should be a small cut-out in the pillar post trim panel for it, to give you an idea of where to put it up/down on the pillar.

Looks cerrect to me....Thumbs Up

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2/10/12 1:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Frame off project 2012 updates'
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looking great!!
keep up the good work !
i argee with Joel on the vin tag.
You read it from out side the car , so the friendly police can see it clearly! Smile


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By the way, you have done a nice job documenting things with pictures.
I have gone to your site many time while doing mine.
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its getting close to starting
 
 
 


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It'll be special when it fires up! (in the asembled car) Charleston here we come!
 
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cthulhu said: its getting close to starting
 


Whut?! I seem to recall seeing video of you firing it off already, a year or so ago. Sounded really good then. Big smile

It certainly getting closer to being completed, that's fer sher! Keep it up! Thumbs Up


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