Switchblade rebuilds broken things, truck, bikes, fingers.

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  1. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 I make people disappear

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    Shinny.

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    And the rest loaded up to go get the exhaust work done tomorrow.

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    The bed goes back on tomorrow and then the trim and badges. It has a freon leak at the high pressure switch I have to fix and we think the frame is a bit tweeked on the right rear so a afterhours trip to my brother in laws work place for 5 minuts on the frame machine to move it half a inch at the bumper.

    Closer.
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  2. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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    lookin' good man!
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  3. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 I make people disappear

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    And the only thing I could not do myself and had to get done at a local shop has to be redone. The exhaust on the drivers side is 1/4 inch or less from the shock, and it also taps the drop hitch when it moves hitting bumps because it's right aganst that as well. Going to try to get them to pay for it to go to a diffrent shop and be redone.

    But it's 98% done.

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  4. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Better than showroom.:clap
  5. ddavidv

    ddavidv So money, but doesn't know it.

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    I worked with a guy who still painted cars at home in his garage on the weekends. He didn't bother with respirators either. Last time he sprayed clear he woke up sprawled out on the floor with the gun in his hand. :eekers

    Switch, truck looks awesome. Makes me think I should try painting the many BMW parts I'm going to need in my own garage instead of funneling my former co-worker some money to spray them in the booth for me. But time takes precedence over saving money sometimes. And I don't yet have the greatest prep skills.
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    Dorzok Long timer

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  7. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 I make people disappear

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    A track car I would definitely do myself. This one has been rebuilt to last anouther 10 years or more. The two S-10s I'd did myself because I just needed them to look better. One of them may end up getting a higher HP motor and if that happens a real paint job. I'l do that myself as well. We'e my brother in law shined was getting the body lines perfict. Small pushes, tugs here, heck we worked on the passanger door for 4 days on and off to get it to line up right. I would tackle your car.
  8. Weekend_warrior

    Weekend_warrior Been here awhile

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    Man, that does really look nice and I love the red. My 96 was dark green with the tan interior. I had the bed lined in green to match the paint. I think that looks better than my truck ever did! I should have just had it repainted and kept on driving it!
  9. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 I make people disappear

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    The red is supose to be mixed to factory but it is just a touch brighter, a bit more orange. I lIke it. Really makes it stand out.

    I drove it into work today and it's pulling to the right a bit, that' the side that went up the ditch bank just before it flipped. Also the side of the frame that is slightly bent. When I get off work I'm going to where my brother in law works and we are putting it on the frame machine and fixing that, tomorrow it will get the front end lined back up and will be back on the road by the weekend.
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  10. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 I make people disappear

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    I forgot to take pictures on the frame machine today. it took longer to chain it down then it did to get the slight bend out of it. Tomorrow I drop it off on the way to work to get the front end lined up and we are putting all the molding and badging on it, changing the steering wheel out, and fixing the AC and it will be done. I do have one small leak on the lower seal of the steering gear to fix at a later date but that has been leaking for years and is a very very slow leak.
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  11. MKorn

    MKorn 2whl Addict

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    It looks great.
    Nice work Switch
  12. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 I make people disappear

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    Ok her you are gents, the before and after pictures you'e all been waiting for.

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    I has to go Monday to get the front end lined up, the main guy they have to do that was on vacation this week, but other then that and the SLE badges and some oil in the AC it's done. Right at 9 months of work in the evenings a few nights a week. I'm glad this project is done.
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  13. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Feel like you've just given birth?

    I just don't have the patience for something like that. The results are amazing but I'd have thrown in the towel by the second week.
    :thumb:thumb to you.
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  14. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    That’s great. Well done.
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    Switchblade315 I make people disappear

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    Yeah something along those lines. It' going to be nice to have my evenings back to get cought up on things around the house. We made a hard push the last month to get it done by today. My brother in law and sister go on vacation tomorrow. I'm takeing tomorrow off and going to spend the day with having some fun.

    I have to get my boss's 78 GMC running next but that shouldn't take to long.
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  16. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    Whoa, the truck looks great!
  17. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile

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    Another job well done!