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Old 03-11-2013, 10:45 PM   #251
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Re: El Tortuga...update 03-11-13

Bansil...really cool artwork! And driving lessons and a new fridge...what could be a better day!
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:25 AM   #252
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I see some familiar workshop pics--working "on" the bus. My rear bumper is made with that in mind. Reciever hitches are great for final alteration on bent tubing. And I probably have 5 clamps I keep with me. I race out in the woods-and things happen. My bus is known as the "go to" shop.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:30 AM   #253
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Thanks BC


Sdwarf what kinda racing? MC's Atv's Trucks?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #254
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Sdwarf what kinda racing? MC's Atv's Trucks?
Hillclimbing. Twisty (tar) mountian roads-ski resorts or state parks-one car at a time against the clock.
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Our local SCCA does that here, it's kinda crazy I think but people think we're crazy racing between trees and rocks

so we are both certifiable
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #256
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Just looked through a lot of your thread. Looks really good! I laughed at the welds on the shock mount. Epic. The new mount looked really good, as does your woodworking.
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:32 PM   #257
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Must be something about weekend builders and shock mounts. The towers for conventional shocks on mine were added by someone whose welding skills qualified them as a Mud Dauber! You'd think they would have at least overdone it since the welds were so obviously awful, but no. They look like they are held on with just a couple of small pieces of rusty bubble gum. Plus...the left tower is a full half-inch lower than the right. One more "improvement" that needs improving.
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Our local SCCA does that here, it's kinda crazy I think but people think we're crazy racing between trees and rocks

so we are both certifiable
Heres my ride.
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What is it?
A friend built a Formula Vee and hill climbs and solos it.
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sdwarf, Cool video. Was that you driving fast like that?

As long as we are on the subject of hills and vehicles, here are a couple of videos of my brother and his Volvo C303 at Hollister Hills in California. It's not about speed, but it is just as exciting.



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