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Forum: Builds! 09-28-2018, 10:27 AM
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Posted By bkvail
Thanks Abasham! I am not great at updating, but...

Thanks Abasham! I am not great at updating, but I do try when something major has been accomplished :)
Forum: Builds! 09-28-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 22,507
Posted By bkvail
This build is starting to give me flashbacks on...

This build is starting to give me flashbacks on our Diamond T cab build. Those door strikers look IDENTICAL to the Diamond T. Makes me wonder if the guides on the doors are the same too. ...
Forum: Builds! 09-21-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 18,933
Posted By bkvail
I was thinking the same thing - we did ours very...

I was thinking the same thing - we did ours very similar, only 'outboard' (and longer links I think)
Forum: Builds! 09-19-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 194
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Posted By bkvail
We sold a couple things to finally buy the gears,...

We sold a couple things to finally buy the gears, master install kit, and solid pinion spacers for our 14-bolt. We got the rear out of an 83 GMC step van - and it was 5.13s and top speed at 2000rpm...
Forum: Builds! 08-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 22,507
Posted By bkvail
Ours does too Torchie. I never use it if I want...

Ours does too Torchie. I never use it if I want a square cut unless it's smaller stuff.

Can't wait for this build to come together. Looking great so far!
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2018, 10:36 AM
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Posted By bkvail
Us either! That was a HUGE ordeal do put steel...

Us either! That was a HUGE ordeal do put steel structure in a wood-framed cab! Never again!!!
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
yes, we have the carrier for the 3.73s - we got...

yes, we have the carrier for the 3.73s - we got it from a guy who updated his rear end on his gmc dually pickup (and he also works at Randy's Ring and Pinion, so he verified it is what we need). I...
Forum: Builds! 07-31-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 22,507
Posted By bkvail
Our 36 Diamond T was also FULL of wood (oak). ...

Our 36 Diamond T was also FULL of wood (oak). All completely rotten. A-pillars, B-pillars, floor framing and floors, etc. At least the doors only had one small piece of wood in them (skin...
Forum: Builds! 07-31-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
OK, it's been too long since I have updated this,...

OK, it's been too long since I have updated this, sorry. We did end up making cab mounts for the stacks. It was the least invasive looking. I think we might have to do a muffler, hoping I can...
Forum: Builds! 06-26-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
yes, rubber on the mounts for sure. I do think a...

yes, rubber on the mounts for sure. I do think a headache rack/cab guard is the way to go if we don't mount to the cab. Brian is worried about the drone caused by the exhaust. He drives a newer...
Forum: Builds! 06-25-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
sorry it's been so long since I have updated - we...

sorry it's been so long since I have updated - we are still plugging away and getting really close to it being really road-worthy. We did take it around the block again yesterday and did have some...
Forum: Builds! 05-30-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,214
Posted By bkvail
Looks great, must feel really good to be so close...

Looks great, must feel really good to be so close to finished!

May I ask why you chose such a 'hot' fan relay?
Forum: Builds! 05-01-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 18,933
Posted By bkvail
we found on our Diamond T frame that the rivets...

we found on our Diamond T frame that the rivets were tapered. We had to grind the side with the bigger head off, then they would come out.
Forum: Builds! 04-26-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,718
Posted By bkvail
I have folded long steel in half a time or two to...

I have folded long steel in half a time or two to avoid the cutting cost too and 10' will fit inside the Suburban and on the roof rack of my Outback, hahaha. I call the Outback my truck because that...
Forum: Builds! 02-13-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
yes, I have done a couple mystery braid...

yes, I have done a couple mystery braid bracelets. I can macrame also. I made a leather shoelace horn pull for my brother-in-laws 48 Pete years ago
Forum: Builds! 02-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
thanks guys! We got a little more done on...

thanks guys!

We got a little more done on the Diamond T since the video. We ordered a 'momentary' switch for the original electric horn. Brian made a bracket for the switch on the inside of the...
Forum: Builds! 02-11-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
I have been neglectimg our build thread, but here...

I have been neglectimg our build thread, but here is a video of our progress:
https://youtu.be/kSkJyako6jg
Forum: Builds! 02-09-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,637
Posted By bkvail
hopefully you just strained your pericardium and...

hopefully you just strained your pericardium and this is a one-time event.

I can attest to those ambulances being so uncomfortable. Imagine it on a backboard (I got that ride when rear-ended...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-26-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 358,351
Posted By bkvail
where did you find those earthman? I am assuming...

where did you find those earthman? I am assuming they are reproductions? I would like to get some myself! No project in mind, but they would be nice to have on hand!
Forum: Builds! 12-13-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,214
Posted By bkvail
I agree with the recluse bite - you might need...

I agree with the recluse bite - you might need antibiotics! I seem to be a magnet for spider bites, I get a couple a year at least. Arms at night or legs during the day from my coveralls. Not...
Forum: Builds! 11-30-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,214
Posted By bkvail
we are using a leather 3rd row seat from a...

we are using a leather 3rd row seat from a Suburban in our 36 Diamond T - we even made it so it can be removed just like in the Suburban. (our is from a '98). We have plenty of leg room, but it is...
Forum: Builds! 11-22-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 17,214
Posted By bkvail
I would notice the 1/2'' offset, but I am OCD :D ...

I would notice the 1/2'' offset, but I am OCD :D It will probably be fine!

I would say that your piece from the donor wasn't an offal (or awful) cut afterall! [cl
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 11-16-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 678,998
Posted By bkvail
someone has a vivid imagination for this...

someone has a vivid imagination for this photoshopped pic!
Forum: Builds! 11-10-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,389
Posted By bkvail
so, not much has been accomplished since the last...

so, not much has been accomplished since the last post - I ended up picking up an industrial sewing machine to do the final stitching on the headliner (headliner to panelboard perimeter). My regular...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-06-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By bkvail
hmmm, I kinda like this idea. A lot cheaper...

hmmm, I kinda like this idea. A lot cheaper than a new motor and probably pretty easy to set up. I will probably still go with a servo motor in the future, but maybe this will help me get by and...
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