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Old 06-06-2011, 11:19 PM
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I'm a member of another forum that has a thread similar to this one. I'd like to start one here. It's been great over there, seeing all the projects other guys are up to every day! Anything goes as long as it's something you've done to your Elky. Pictures are always a plus if possible.

I'll go 1st. Today I took my elky to the shop next door and had my air conditioning fixed. It had a leaky hose. The hose is replaced, the system is charged, and now it's blowing nice and cold!
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:19 AM
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I also am a member of "the other forum". Howdy Mike

I'm getting ready to go back to work for 3 weeks today so didnt get anything done.

Yesterday I got my A/C hoses crimped, Trans cooler lines and new alum radiator installed.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:57 AM
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Great Thread Mike !!!

I installed my Alum Intake (thanks Tony), Dropped in my Accel HEI and ran some wires.

Had to have " Wife Time " so I cut it short after working a 12 hour day...lol
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:29 AM
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i finally got my door panels installed.Been driving for a month without upper panels since vendor sent 2 drivers side panels and the staff at dixie monte carlo have been great in getting straightened out.

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Old 06-07-2011, 06:05 AM
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On Sunday I modified my AC Compressor bracket to fit with my heaaders. Last night I primed the brackets and got them ready for paint. Plan on painting them tonight.

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Old 06-07-2011, 07:15 AM
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Great start guys! Today I'm having the glass shop in my center install some "guide blocks" that keep my windows pressed against the foam seals(mine were broken). Hopefully this stops the air leaks I have on the freeway.
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I'm going to pick her up from the spray-on bedliner company, can't wait to see what she looks like.
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95* and sunny
!!too dang hot!! i do know that.
just got done taking out my 8in subs and putting one 10in sub. bought the 8in because they fit in the smugglers box but they were cheaper pyles and did not last long. put only one 10in back in behind passengers side and it is enuf for now(actually too hot to pull both seats out today).had to do it while wifee was asleep cause i just had a heart-attack on the 31st and she is making me take it easy till i see doc again next week

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Cool and interesting thread!!

Currently fabricating side skirts to compliment my side exhaust tips. Sort of Lamborghini style. Got the main mold done with resin and glass.....get ready to shape and bondo this week. Also Going to change oil to Royal Purple products as well.
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Just went and bought a used 350 SBC 4 bolt main long block for a new engine build to replace the original 305. Bring on the horsepower! (and the credit card bills) Summitt, Jegs, and Pace will be my friends in the coming months.

Next, I need to replace the u-joints, as they're clanking and clunking and need to be replaced yesterday!
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Today its been raining so waiting for the rain to quit so I can prime the body on my 72. Last few days I have welded patch panels and done all the major bodywork on the 72 body ,hoping to have the main body primed ,with all the body work done and back on its frame within the next week
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:46 PM
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Cool Thread Mike. My Birthday is this month SOOO I called Summit this AM with plastic in hand. Come on Fed-Ex hurry up already.
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I drove it and got reminded how much I like it! I don't drive it very often since I've got so many cars. Just my wife and I and we have 6 vehicles.
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I installed my very own self made leather smuggler's box curtain. I know it doesn't compare to the stuff you guys do to your Elkys, but I'm learning...

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I installed my very own self made leather smuggler's box curtain. I know it doesn't compare to the stuff you guys do to your Elkys, but I'm learning...
looks real nice
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