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Old 10-14-2021, 12:44 AM
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It looks like you are having more fun than you can keep track of.

I don't think anyone will notice the difference in a one inch drop and one and a half inch drop back to front. It shouldn't affect clearances either.

Interesting advertisement for header building tools. Kinda' cool tool. I didn't check the price, but I expect I will not add it to my tool collection. I buy old used headers for less than the price of new flanges, and cut them up. At least that is my plan.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:09 AM
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Looks like you are gaining on it.👍
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Old 10-14-2021, 06:41 AM
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Skip....Yes I am having fun for sure! And Torchie I finally feel like I'm making progress! Thanks!

Skip.... I like that buying old headers idea...that could work for me. Good thinking. That kit is big money 1500 for the full kit. Too much for building 1 set but probally a real time saver if you were building headers on a regular basis.
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Old 10-14-2021, 08:11 AM
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When I was working the bike rally's, there was a company showing these blocks at Daytona Bike Week around 5 years ago.
Looked like a cool tool to me.
The tire size difference will look awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:00 AM
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I agree on the header blocks...very exacting but expensive. I'd spend 500 but not 1500. I'm not liking the headers that are available....the hot heads headers are boring looking. I'm thinking about building something where the 4 tubes follow similar to my attachment.
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Old 10-14-2021, 01:06 PM
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Coming along Couper and looking good

I'm also one of buy old and repurpose to my needs

Keep at it!!!!
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:07 PM
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Coming along Couper and looking good

I'm also one of buy old and repurpose to my needs

Keep at it!!!!
Thanks Soltz! I'm looking at the adds for used headers to see what I can find.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:11 PM
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Today's work....Picked up the bed parts from the blaster. Cut the bed walls down from 79" to 56". 4.5 inches from each end and the rest out of the center. Before & After. Rear wheels will be dead centered as shown.

Ordered some stake posts online.... they are for a ford but should work well 37.00 each DCM wanted 85.00.

Some pictures of course.....
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:12 AM
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Looks dead on to me
Good imagineering on cutting each end and the middle
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Old 10-17-2021, 08:43 AM
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Thanks Old Iron!

I like that.... imagineering! I'm no stranger to shortening a bed....built this for my show truck a couple years ago.
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