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Old 02-14-2020, 08:01 AM   #1
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Hola everyone!

My name is Isaac, in my former life I was a Navy Diver turned Naval Flight Officer and retired from the Navy a few years ago. I'm into building and creating anything and everything. We are a family of four whom just bought a 2001 Bluebird A3 FE 8400. We are calling her "Moby" part because she's as big as a whale "Moby Dick" and secondly because she is mobile. She is powered by a sweet 8.3l cummins (52k mile maybe) mated to a 5 speed MD3060 (looking to unlock 6th) it has the 5.38 rear. Air brakes, ABS, Cruise, it has already been raised 17 inches (yippy). We are documenting the physical and personal growth process along the way. Our channel is live for life. You can check it out from the below link.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCel4j-ZOmbnhTrtwgSwmJvw

I appreciate you all already and look forward to being a part of this great community!

Kind Regards, Ike
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:41 AM   #2
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Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DT466E (195hp, 520tq)
Cool looking rig! Welcome to the life....
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:11 PM   #3
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Nice looking deck arrangement, hope it isn't an insurance issue. Like how the raise was done.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:23 PM   #4
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Good looking base to work from with much potential in that raised roof FE BB.
Did someone bail on the project and you scooped it up, or did you build it from scratch?

Unless you have unlimited time and funds, the finishing takes time. Patience and not having a hard, time based deadline to meet work best for these types of projects.

Good luck, and welcome to the hobby, Isaac!
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:22 PM   #5
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I scooped it up. No set deadline more of a liveline. I will be trying to use repurpose material and use thoughtful design elements.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:23 PM   #6
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Thanks. It will hopefully be a labor of love.
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