Cptpackrat's 01 build "EMMA"

Cptpackrat Jan 18, 2015

  1. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Couple goodies showed up. 2 Cometic multi layer steel headgaskets for VG30 with a bore of 91mm. This should help hold some added cylinder pressure once I get there.

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  2. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Annndddd just found out theyre wrong... I feel dumb now. Guess I will be order different ones...
     
  3. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Picked up this mid 70s ford D44 a couple weeks ago dirt cheap. Kinda a side project Imma be tinkering with for fun.

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  4. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Replaced my driver door hinges. You can see how wore out my originals were in the picture below

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  5. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Doing some Kilmat 80mil sound deadener on the floor of the rig this morning. Took me about 3.5hours 1am-4:30am to clean the floor, cut and roll each piece down and replace carpet sections. Havent driven yet to know how much better it is, but I will tonight headed in to work.

    While I had the carpet torn up I replaced my CB cable. I also have enough Kilmat to do the entire floor and all 4 doors. So I may be going that far

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  6. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    That's hands down one of the best mods. I did my entire roof when I had the headliner out and the reduction in wind noise was amazing.
     
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  7. Cptpackrat

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    Im mainly hoping to cut out some of my loud @55 exhaust noise. So far seems to have helped. Depending on what time I get off work tonight I may pull the front seats and do the entire floorboards and around the trans tunnel. Maybe even cut some heat out too
     
  8. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    Bought this super cool fire extinguisher quick release mount. Its a kit and went together easy. Except my dumbass welded the letters facing the wrong direction. Either way it still works.

    I also finally added a soft shackle to my recovery bag. I still need a couple more small things to round it out but it is getting there! D2E681CF-6E54-4CAC-83D1-CA04EE13AA17.jpeg DA9D2F5F-9F69-4CDF-AFEC-19C3E167CBD2.jpeg 12C805A3-E4B7-40DF-9730-2E8018288EC5.jpeg
     
  9. Bklyn.X

    Bklyn.X Need Bigger Tires Founding Member

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    Nice!
    Once I used a soft shackle a few times I can't go back.
     
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  10. Cptpackrat

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    Fire extinguisher is mounted up and solid as hell. Quick an easy to get at if needed.

    I also bought a 60" Hi-Lift and a new Firestik antenna.

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  11. Cptpackrat

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    So I purchased a tubing bender from Affordable Benders the other day. First order of business is to finally build a bumper I worked with a buddy to design a few years ago... gonna be a fun project to learn on.

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  12. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Sliders Supporting Member

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    This was on my front porch today... I can't wait to start building! CA8EC7CE-5BFA-46D1-BF24-8AE91A77EF9F.jpeg
     
  13. BEEFY

    BEEFY Lockers Installed

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    Nice, Interested to hear how well that bender works.
     
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  14. Cptpackrat

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    I actually was convinced after seeing a fronty buddy of mine using one he bought for doing his high tuck rear bumper.

    Once I get the hang of it I plan to do some rather.... complex tubework on another build I have in the works that is more of a top-secret build atm
     

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