Hillbilly's Rented Mule

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by hillbilly75, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good loking work Hillbilly. I like that roll around support. Did you make it yourself?
     
  2. hillbilly75

    hillbilly75 Veteran Member

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    Thanks for the compliments guys, it means a lot!
    RS1979 yeah I got the idea from here.... Just don't remember what
    thread. All it is, is a 4x4, a 2x4 and 2 metal caster wheels. Very simple cheap and easy!! The drawback to it is if you have to go over a lot of cracks or rough surfaces it tends to want to tear the dolly out from under it. But using some caution I can wheel it in and out of my garage and it turns on a dime!!!
     
  3. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looking good hillbilly, it's nice to see another big bumper project.
     
  4. hillbilly75

    hillbilly75 Veteran Member

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    Thanks 76_Type LT, I've looked through your thread for some info and it has helped considerably!

    I did get some work done on it today.... Small things since I had to head into work. One of which was the windshield, I had a 50/50 shot of getting it out in 1 piece....and failed, it cracked half way out. One less thing to store I guess.
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  5. hillbilly75

    hillbilly75 Veteran Member

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    Also I looked at my steering column and it seems the lower plate that bolts to the firewall is rotted through. Anyone know of they sell just the plates?

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  6. dirtdobber78

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    Nice work! I like the grey subframe. Gives some nice contrast to engine bay!
     
  7. hillbilly75

    hillbilly75 Veteran Member

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    That's Dirtdobber78, I really like how it came out. Not a whole lot of pic worthy stuff going on but I did pick up some much needed parts.

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    Plus I found the firewall plate for the steering column and a non ac kick panel for the passenger side of the car.
     
  8. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    re: the steering column plate, I don't know of anyone who sells that, but I bet you could pick up a used column pretty cheap. You might be able to repair just the rusted area.

    So what's the story on the roof? Is your roof shot?
     
  9. hillbilly75

    hillbilly75 Veteran Member

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    76 Type LT: I bought a junk column off of the same guy I bought the roof from. It has a good plate that I'll take off and use on my column. The guy had a couple of 55 gallon drums full of columns for me to pick from... LOL. As far as the roof goes there used to be a nifty sunroof in my car that I didnt want. So the plan is to re-skin my car with this used roof.
    Plus use some of the roof structure to patch hole that is cut in mine. It'll be a lot of work but I like the look of a solid roof better.
    I also have some work to do down in the cowl area so that'll be addressed at the same time.
     
  10. 76_TypeLT

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