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Old October 2nd 2006, 22:15
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new here

hi i am new to post here but i been lurking for about 2 years. anyway here is a link to my 74 texas/german looker.
http://asthewrenchturns.blogspot.com/ hope you like
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Old October 2nd 2006, 22:59
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Very nice indeed.
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Old October 2nd 2006, 23:04
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Great site. I love all the pictures of your bug and other projects around your neck of the woods.

Welcome to the site.
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Old October 3rd 2006, 00:03
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Welcome, with a ride like that... I wouldn't be lurking... I would be posting about it, or is that boasting about it
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Old October 3rd 2006, 07:51
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Verry nice car!!

Also nice front lip does is has
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Old October 3rd 2006, 10:24
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:agree: very nice and well done car. no need to be lurking. glad you are here.

question: where did you get the rear harness bar? i need to consider the same. i am running mine down to each of the rear seat mount points which is technically too low.
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Old October 3rd 2006, 20:30
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i made it from 1/2 inch tube with a flat tab on each end to bolt it to the car then drilled a hole in the tube an welded a 1/2 stud in to it to mount the belts
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Old October 3rd 2006, 22:01
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Awesome car! Love the color and scheme.

The mirrors are very cool, what's the story there?

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i made it from 1/2 inch tube with a flat tab on each end to bolt it to the car then drilled a hole in the tube an welded a 1/2 stud in to it to mount the belts
I have to tell you this was the one part of your car that worried me. Those studs are not in a good situation when it comes to the load on them, they should be grade 8 or better without welding, it changes the strength of the metal. I'd be much more comfortable with the crossbar going through the loop in the belt though the cross bar itself I thought was a little on the weak side. You might consider running something from your rear roll cage vertical member up to the seatbelt crossbar or just make a beefier crossbar and run it through the seat belt loops or just extend the current belt back to the roll cage vertical member and use grade 8 bolts/nuts and a good welded tab. In a serious shunt the loads are pretty astronomical momentarily. I'd just hate for someone to get hurt, that's all.

All in all amazing work and something to be VERY proud of, it looks extremely well thought out and integrated!

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Old October 4th 2006, 10:09
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Nice work. Im curious about the inner fender bar work seen in the picture when the car had some rusty old wheels on it. Is this some extra support for your tramp bar?

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Old October 4th 2006, 22:22
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Im curious about the inner fender bar work seen in the picture when the car had some rusty old wheels on it. Is this some extra support for your tramp bar?

Steve
sorry i'm not sure i know what your talking about what is a tramp bar ?? here it's a place to pick up a loose woman
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Old October 5th 2006, 09:09
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Very funny A tramp bar is used to prevent axle tramp, sort old school these days with Kafer cup bars. The bar Im talking about on your car can be seen running horizontally along the inner fender, just above the bumper bracket location.

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Old October 5th 2006, 22:40
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what is a tramp bar ?? here it's a place to pick up a loose woman

:raiseroof :agree:

Awesome..best laugh all week.. thanks!
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Old October 18th 2006, 04:48
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wow, very nice bug, hav'nt been to the net this past few weeks, and now I see something fresh.:agree:
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