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Old 04-26-2019, 08:12 AM
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Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? I'm glad you found a way to make things happen without surgery...it makes for a shorter time span before the first drive.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:57 AM
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Always get more ways to look at things when the Dream team (UDS troop) puts on their thinking caps.

Agree 100%. Glad to hear you're "back in the saddle" on your build Skip. pun intended. .
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:35 PM
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I took yesterday off to recover (yea, I'm a 300 lb. lightweight), and spent some time thinkin' about the seat installation. Now that it is so much higher, there is no good reason to waste the space under it. Its time to make some inside storage. Also, putting the seat cushion on top of a box is easier than modifying the current complicated risers.

The bigger issue though is gaining a bit more space around the lower left corner of the radiator for free. I could likely spring for a rack and pinion and solve the issue with a bit of time and money, but that is not in the cards. So, stay tuned. I am thinking about realigning the grille and "chin" a bit. Kick the front out just a little. If I can gain just an inch or two, life would be so much safer for the radiator. Time to go stare at if for a while.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:40 PM
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Great to see that you are back at it brother.
The seat idea sounds good and sometimes it's easier and faster to make rather then modify.

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Old 04-28-2019, 09:49 AM
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I liked the shapes and colors in this pic so, I saved it as one of my desktop screens.
I believe this to be torchie's pic.

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Old 04-28-2019, 12:46 PM
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Well. There was no inch or tow to be gained. But I did find a half inch. Now that the radiator is in solid, the odds of it getting damaged through normal operation is pretty low. I can live with that.
After that, I fabede a third bar to position the top of the grille. So now there are three from firewall to front. Sorry but no all-thread. The battery in my camera is dead again, so pics will come later today.


Time to dig around in the steel pile and find the parts for the seat riser.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:20 PM
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Progress. Tomorrow, I weld.

Using the originally created riser turned out to be the better choice after all. The under seat storage can still happen. The seat uses the original quick release installation brackets. It tips forward easily, and locks in like GM created it.

Now that the seat is high enough, and far back enough, it would be way cool if the steering wheel was a few inches higher.

The hood is now easy on and off with the new grille pullback rod installed. The three bars looks OK. My apologies to the all thread lovers.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:45 PM
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I liked the shapes and colors in this pic so, I saved it as one of my desktop screens.
I believe this to be torchie's pic.

That is one of mine OI. Modifying the seat riser on my last build.

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Progress. Tomorrow, I weld.

Using the originally created riser turned out to be the better choice after all. The under seat storage can still happen. The seat uses the original quick release installation brackets. It tips forward easily, and locks in like GM created it.

Now that the seat is high enough, and far back enough, it would be way cool if the steering wheel was a few inches higher.

The hood is now easy on and off with the new grille pullback rod installed. The three bars looks OK. My apologies to the all thread lovers.
Skip,
It's been said that when you change one thing. You change everything.
I'm really happy to see you back at this with a vengeance.
Keep on keeping on....

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Old 04-28-2019, 08:48 PM
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Skip,
It's been said that when you change one thing. You change everything.
I'm really happy to see you back at this with a vengeance.
Keep on keeping on....

Torchie
Its good to be back at it. Its good to have friends all over the planet that we have never laid eyes on, but we know they are out there. I think we all keep each other keeping on.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:56 PM
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Progress is good!! Right on!
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