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  • dabar39
    started a topic Why stupid people shouldn't breed or buy welders

    Why stupid people shouldn't breed or buy welders

    Here I am sitting in the bar drinking my beer, minding my own business and up comes a buddy I hadn't seen in a while. He tells me he just got a real good deal on a 93 Mercury Grand Marquis sitting on a set of 44's. Asks me about painting the car for him to take out to mud-fest next month. Like a fool, I say sure, no problem, bring it over and I'll do it up for you.

    First things first, never agree to do anything sight unseen and never under any circumstance agree to anything while you are sipping on Tuaca and drinking Bud.

    Now here comes the part about the title of this thread. The guy that "built" this thing apparently has a.) never fabricated anything before and b.) apparently never welded before. I've loaded a few pictures for your viewing pleasure and as I cut out all the crap and re-do it all I'll update the thread. Pay close attention to the springs, the drag link and especially to the tie rod end Enjoy the sights and please send some pity my way. Dave
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  • bialecki
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    Originally posted by dabar39 View Post
    It is what it is. Mudfest started today and the car is going up in the morning. I'll post better pics in the daylight. Once Mudfest is over the car is coming back to re-visit a few issues that need attention to the details. But anyways here she is.
    dabar39, very nice job. I hope you friend appreciates what you have accomplished.

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  • 2much2do
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    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    Stupidity should hurt!
    the problem is that all too often one persons stupidity tends to hurt others rather than the stupid one. this being a good example, the stupid guy that made it is out of the picture bragging about what a great job he did making that 4X4, wile some one else's wife gets run over by it when the steering fails.
    i don't mind when a person is stupid enough to jump off a bridge to high into the water and goes splat. stupid did, stupid hurt, all is as it should be. but when he jumps off and lands on me the the kids as we head out for a day of fishing, stupid did and others pay. not good.
    this has way too much opportunity for the wrong ones to be hurt.
    Fun4now is right. Stupidity should only hurt for the stupid. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. But at least in this case somebody stepped in and fixed the problem before this stupidity hurt someone else.

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  • Anti-GMAW
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    WOW!!! Form craptastic to fantastic! You truely have a gift.

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  • dabar39
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    Originally posted by Black Wolf View Post
    Okay Dave,

    I gotta ask......How many apple crates did you need to stand on so you could paint the hood & the roof????

    Couldn't resist.
    The roof???????????????????? D@mn, I knew I forgot something.

    Besides we don't have apple crates down here, we use the plastic bin boxes for oranges and grapefruit.
    Last edited by dabar39; 02-10-2008, 08:16 PM.

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  • 2much2do
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    Congrats on a job well done Dabar!!! That looks much better!!!!

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  • Black Wolf
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    Okay Dave,

    I gotta ask......How many apple crates did you need to stand on so you could paint the hood & the roof????

    Couldn't resist.

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  • Craig in Denver
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    Craftsmanship

    Dave:

    WOW. Nice work.

    I wish I had your skills. If you lived closer, I'd work for free, just to learn.

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  • dabar39
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    before and after pics of the body work and paint.
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  • dabar39
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    Here's a few more of the somewhat finished project. It will be coming back to get a different pitman arm to drop the angle of the tierod, sway bar links and a few other modifications, make a new transfer case mount and to redo all the nasty stuff under the rear end.

    This is not by any means a finished product, we went with making it functional for this weekend and will re-visit the front end when he brings it back.
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  • monte55
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    Originally posted by fun4now View Post
    no big chunks of crap hanging off all over the place.
    Hey, what do you have against big chunks of hanging crap?

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  • fun4now
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    no big chunks of crap hanging off all over the place.

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  • ck welding
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    Without seeing what he did, it looks like the same car as before.

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  • fun4now
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    .................................................................
    talk about wave a magic wand. great done. how many Hrs ya got in it ??

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  • KEENAVV
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    WOW!! What a transformation !! Great job!!

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