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Old 06-02-2011, 07:58 PM   #61
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Hey guys...

Just wanted to jump in here. Not sure if you are regulars to the TMS gig but I live in that area. Well I went to college in Denton went to military then back to Denton once out. 3 years ago I moved down to Cleburne (25 miles Sw of Fort Worth) so I know the area very well. So if you come in the area and need help let me know.

I just recently got out of the commercial truck tire business so I have connections still in that business if you need them.

Also if you need a place to ditch for a while... let me know Im not that far out of the way.

Great build. I am liking what you have done. Gives me ideas to what I need to do with mine. Really liked the couches. Brought a huge touch of class in there. Makes what I am going to do look like a rat rod. Which is ok for now. I can always step up.

Oddly enough between college and High School I have 8 years of Latin so I was laughing when i saw your statement there. Very funny!

Keep up the good work.

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Old 06-04-2011, 08:49 PM   #62
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I was going over the pics that show the canopy extended. I would fashion 3 or 4 detachable legs to rest it's weight on the ground with a rope on each to prevent lift off. No matter how light it is, surely puts a lot of momentum on the hinges that eventually will cause their failure. Ropes are intended to keep it down, it is a BIG sail area you have!.
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:30 PM   #63
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Thanks for the offer.

The brackets for the canopy will not fail before the canopy itself will, which is cheaply replaced.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:01 AM   #64
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more progress
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:03 AM   #65
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and more
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #66
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blue light swank
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:10 AM   #67
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One more.

In the next few weks I am making a major push to get the interior close to finished.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:20 AM   #68
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grill
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:46 AM   #69
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Nice work! I like the luan and window trim. Sweet grill setup as well! How much did those sliders for the battery tray run you? How much weight are they rated for?
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #70
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http://www.amazon.com/Drawer-Slide-Exte ... B0009ODZMM

I have had them awhile and do not recall where i sourced them from. The price in the item listed above seems fairly close to what I paid. Both the grill and batt box have the same slides. Each item has one slide that is locking. You want locking slides! I dont recall how much weight mine are rated for but i want to say they are 200# each???? They work well.
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