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      04-30-2009 09:14 AM #376
      At the Jack Daniels GTG in Fair Lawn, NJ.

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      04-30-2009 09:36 AM #377
      Cruising back from Volksfest 09, Campbelltown, PA

      courtesy of renegadevw.com


      Modified by RafCarre12 at 3:55 PM 4-30-2009

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      05-10-2009 09:49 AM #378
      So on the last drive out to Volksfest (PA), I loaded up the square with a bunch of equipment which made the ride be noticeably bouncier so I decided to pick up some of those monroe 5752's some recommend on here.


      Since the metal sleeves needed to be reused, I took them to a friend of mine that has access to a press. This is the result... craptastic... the rubber was so old and hard that removal caused the metal to be torn up.


      So I went to Home Depot and picked up 3/8" plumber piping. In this case, I bought a couple of 6" lengths and trimmed them down to fit with a pipe cutter. I'd suggest taking these somewhere to get cut for you due to the time involed.


      Here are a couple of shots of the metal sleeves once they were pressed in (with a hammer on a wood block). I think it turned out pretty good and it is at the very least another option for you guys that have no access to a press.


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      05-10-2009 09:12 PM #379
      FTW!!!

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      05-11-2009 09:19 PM #380
      Next time you need a press, let me know...

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      05-11-2009 09:32 PM #381
      Quote, originally posted by wahlers »
      Next time you need a press, let me know...

      I may be calling you from 7 to 10 business days. I have new shocks for the back on their way. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] The Monroes are too short for the 8" wide tires.

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      05-13-2009 09:29 PM #382
      A little weeknight project
      I was torn between straight up red and something more orange. I was happy to find this pimenta color at Sears hardware. You can see that it isn't quite red by comparing it to the red box on the lower left hand part of the shot. This was taken when they were still wet but you get the diea.

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      05-14-2009 08:22 AM #383

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      05-14-2009 09:34 AM #384
      And one where the paint is dry. The camera fired the flash so you can see that its a satin color. And yes, I shined up the tires for the pic.
      I think the reddish orange will look pretty good with the blue paint. At least I hope.

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      05-14-2009 09:50 AM #385
      Looks fantastic!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-14-2009 02:17 PM #386
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] wheels look good. Gotta get crackin on mine! Oh well, maybe once the divorce is over!

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      05-15-2009 11:00 AM #387

      haha, it looks ridiculous, I LOVE IT!

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      05-15-2009 11:11 AM #388
      Needs more stickers...

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      05-15-2009 11:49 AM #390
      Perfect!

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      05-15-2009 11:55 AM #391
      the sun visor spoiler really makes it
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      05-15-2009 12:02 PM #392

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      05-15-2009 12:35 PM #393
      Ok, so Im new in this thread... and to each his own... but that car was gorgeous, did you really paint on it? Why the orange wheels?

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      05-15-2009 12:36 PM #394
      Quote, originally posted by DasVolks »
      Ok, so Im new in this thread... and to each his own... but that car was gorgeous, did you really paint on it? Why the orange wheels?

      The numbers are photoshopped. The orange wheels are temporary. I'm just having fun with it.

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      05-15-2009 01:37 PM #395
      Hold on a minute there, Bo Duke. Where's the P-Wheels?
      Love me some orange, though.

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      05-15-2009 01:42 PM #396
      They're just fine Peanut. They're in the basement. This is just me having a little fun with it til I get some new shocks (Tuesday).

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      05-15-2009 03:30 PM #397
      Quote, originally posted by RafCarre12 »
      They're just fine Peanut. They're in the basement. This is just me having a little fun with it til I get some new shocks (Tuesday).

      ok, good

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      05-16-2009 01:12 AM #398
      HAHA ok, rock on then. I was gonna say Ive seen this car before at Campbelltown, and was crusin next to you on the way home for a short bit, the car is sweet man. Havin fun is what its all about, and you got the right car for it. GL

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      05-18-2009 10:59 AM #399
      Looked great in person Raf - I can't believe how low the rear is!

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      05-18-2009 11:02 AM #400
      Quote, originally posted by Holden McNeil »
      Looked great in person Raf - I can't believe how low the rear is!

      haha, yeah, its way too low... i showed you the driveway scrapeage pics right?

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