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Re: spikes long overdue update
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2017, 18:32:27 »

My current project with the limo is the roof, all the plastic slides/tracks broke so the glass would flop around, but in order to change it i had to gut the interior

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« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2017, 18:37:11 »

The old sunroof was bolted in which made it easy to remove, but to prep the roof for the new one was no easy task, had to use screw drivers and hammers to chip away the layers of bondo

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« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2017, 18:39:31 »

And when I mean chip away I'm not lying, this $h!ts ridicules

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« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2017, 19:20:29 »

But we did get the sunroof welded in and got a patch welded in above the right side window, and started finish welding the roof, when ot was built the only spot welded the patches every couple inches, so I'm goin back and welding it 100%

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Re: spikes long overdue update
« Reply #64 on: November 11, 2017, 22:22:13 »

I bet all that bondo added a lot of extra weight.
Why did they do that? to round off the tops edges?
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« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2017, 08:08:56 »

You really weren't lying about being busy, holy [Edited by Farley's].  I'd say you need more garage space, but you'd only get more projects!  lol.

What final plans do you have for that limo?
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« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2017, 11:35:17 »

I bet all that bondo added a lot of extra weight.
Why did they do that? to round off the tops edges?
I thinking to cover up their horrible patch work and to help make the roof look more "plush"

You really weren't lying about being busy, holy [Edited by Farley's].  I'd say you need more garage space, but you'd only get more projects!  lol.

What final plans do you have for that limo?
I do need more garage space, especially since I can't put the limo in either one right now lol

Plan is to finish the roof, redo the interior, clean up the engine bay and make it a fun driver again

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« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2017, 13:04:29 »

and make it a fun driver again

Does Wisconsin require you to have a CDL to drive it?  When that is done you've got the ultimate party wagon.
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« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2017, 14:21:29 »

Does Wisconsin require you to have a CDL to drive it?  When that is done you've got the ultimate party wagon.
No clue, I don't think so, its titled as a regular town car, and I'm not running it for a business just personal use

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Re: spikes long overdue update
« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2017, 23:25:35 »

Do you have more pics of how you got the block huggers to fit in the 5th? Will it work on a stock one? I just can't wrap my head around where the tubes would go.
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« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2017, 00:33:28 »

Do you have more pics of how you got the block huggers to fit in the 5th? Will it work on a stock one? I just can't wrap my head around where the tubes would go.
Not at the moment but I can grab some I'm the morning. They would fit better on a stock one as they could go down below the tie rods, but with the k-frame being able to lay on the ground that wasn't goin to work so I had to o do it the difficult way and go above the tie rods and bash em to fit

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« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2017, 00:38:16 »

Here's the pics on how I ran the pipes. I'm sure an exhaust shop coulda made it look WAY better, but I'm too cheap for that lol

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« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2017, 14:17:13 »

I also redid the hydraulic setup in the limo, it was done similar but it was janky, there was 3 batteries under the spare tire, the setup flexed so much the spare tire mount punched a hole in the center battery, and the pumps had two tanks back to back, the battery hold downs are actually the extra piece that were cut from the rear axle brace

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Re: spikes long overdue update
« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2017, 18:02:05 »

Now you're back Spike, PM me a address so I can send you something. :whist: 8|
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« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2017, 14:19:35 »

Now you're back Spike, PM me a address so I can send you something. :whist: 8|

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