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Old 07-22-2010, 05:30 PM   #976
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I've been off the neighbors water for a year now. I will get an actuall bill instead of estimated. Estimated is very high and I put a stop to that now that I had time to take care of it. Thanks for following, dd...

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"All right! That top pic looks super good!

And do you now have that beam supported, instead of just with screws?"


I used some of thoses plastic cards I had to support the beam on the end wall. You can see them in the pic, they are white. I also ran a couple toe nail screws just to make sure. I still need to clean up a beam for support from the floor on the other end. The one I have in mind needs a lot of work. Recycling save $$ but there is some work involved. I have more time than money so it is ok. dd...
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:38 PM   #978
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"The utility/plumbing area with the tile walls is certainly getting the German clean, organized, high-tech appearance. When you are done, you will probably pop for a Bugatti with the twin VW V8 with twin turbos (total of 4) with a top end of 260 mph/430 kpm for a rainy day instead of the Italian Stallion bike or the Mustang."

It is all coming together. I will probably end up hiding the plumbing system behind a curtain or temporary wall. The bike and Mustang are remnants that I ended up keeping through the divorce. Not to say that the ex wanted me to sell them and give her money. Not happening. I used to have a great paying job in a prior life. I've had the bike paid for for about 8 years. I got the Mustang with inhearitance money and then spent the fixing up funds on the house. Now it just sits. I've had a few people trying to get me to sell it to them. dd...
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I don't imagine that there are too many Mustangs like that over there!

Maybe once the house is nearly done (Nobody's house is ever completely done) you'll have some time to get cracking on it again.
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I don't imagine that there are too many Mustangs like that over there!

Maybe once the house is nearly done (Nobody's house is ever completely done) you'll have some time to get cracking on it again.
There isn't one like it anywhere that I know of. I had a big budget at one time. There isn't 1 speck of rust left anywhere. I'm anal on details. I added weld in sub-frame connectors so the car is very rigid. I swapped the original steering for a quick ratio rack and pinion. The front suspension is now a fully adjustable coil over system with disc brakes. I added a rear sway bar to firm up the cornering. All the chrome trim and bumpers ect..were powdercoated black. No waxing needed! The final color will probably be in the med grey zone all though I keep thinking of yellow at times. I will use Rustoleum industrial paint. That way when it gets scratched I can just touch it up, plus it's cheap. I'm down to the motor now. Long story there. Any body got a 289 laying around? dorf dude...
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Can you find parts for it over there?
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"Can you find parts for it over there?"

Yes and no. I have friends help me out from time to time. I got a new windshield from a local autoglass firm. I couldn't believe that! I ended up paying 4 times the US price for it but it didn't get broke in shipping either. dd...
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I will get ahold of my freind I think he may have a Ford 302 somewhere in his house so I will check it out and see what he have to say and IIRC it was rebuilted.

I will get details if he want to sell so I will let you know in couple days.

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Dorf Dude -

Just go down the road and get a VW twin turbo. They will not sell them or put them in a car in the U.S. (except in a Porsche SUV), but a German resident may be able to get one, especially if the get some publicity out of the unique combination of Mustang/VW. You apparently are not doing a restoration, but a rebuild. - Smaller, lighter and about 500-550hp all from all from a bout 290 cubic inches.

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Stucco Done!!! I put almost 11 hours in today. The walls are done, just a little touch up to do. It can take the next weeks to dry no problem. A friend from work, Bill came over and trimmed around the windows. He wanted to come back next weekend but I won't be here. I think he's caught the DIY bug. It's nice just to have someone to talk with while you work. Here are some pic's, dorf dude...
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Congratulations!! That is one big chore finished! And it looks good too!

How will you be finishing around that window in the pic?
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Congratulations!! That is one big chore finished! And it looks good too!

How will you be finishing around that window in the pic?
That's my little bit of touching up to do. I'll stucco it like the walls.
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The word is getting around about my Sandstone windows. I was visited 2 times by the local inspectors. They are totally blown away by what I've done so far. One guy asked "How did you come up with this for an idea?" I told him that when I got the old stucco down I could see it peaking out and once I got it cleaned up then there it is. No way could I just cover it back up. It took a lot more time but well worth it. I still have a couple more surprises up my sleeve that will really make the living room outstanding. dorf dude...
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Here's the last 2 pic's for awhile. Bedroom window is trimmed and the electric for the bath medicine cabintet and outlet is set. I'm exhausted and it's time for a vacation. It has 3 weeks to dry. 2 1/2 years straight is long enough. Signing off, dorf dude...
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