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    very nice job. much stronger looking than the ones i build, and i
    have not had an issue from mine. yours should do just fine!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by panelmanrd View Post
    very nice job. much stronger looking than the ones i build, and i
    have not had an issue from mine. yours should do just fine!!!
    Thanks a lot. I hope so too LOL. I know it's stronger then it needed to be, but I had the resources to build it. So why not make it as strong as possible.
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    Smile Tranny hanger in, Starting on the shifter.

    On Friday the weather was crap cold and rainy but I wasn't going to let it stop me from at least getting my tranny hanger done. Inbetween the hard rain and the light rain I got under the van bolted the top part of the tranny hanger in. Then bolted the bottom plate to the tranny, jacked it up, and mark the sides of the hanger to trim it down for the correct angle. Now I could take it back out cut it, reinstall, and check the alignment of the drive shaft. I had some time before my friend Eric could get to my house with his wielder so I changed into some dry clothes and did some laundry. Eric got to my house around 4:00 and it was time for me to get wet again. I tacked the bottom pate on and pulled out the hanger again. Then Eric wielded it the rest of the way for me. My wielding skills are slim and I don't trust myself to wield something so important. Lastly I reinstall it again and put in the driveshaft. I will have to take it out one more time to paint it but it is done.
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    On Sat. I was in some pain from laying on the cold wet ground and I screwed up my knee Friday night playing in just the second game of my hockey season.
    The inside of the van was a mess tools, parts empty boxes, you name it. So I thought I would just take it easy and clean it up, so I did. I still had some time to kill before my wife and I were taking the kids to see the sesame street show. I just had to do something so I started to work on installing my shifter pain and all.
    Sigh. I just got done cleaning this whole place up and putting all the tools away LOL.
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    Now that I drilled the holes for shifter and cut the hole for the shifter leaver I realized that I didn't take into consideration the dog house lid. It already killed me to put holes in a perfectly good floor. I was exhausted from the day before and not getting to bed till 2:30am and getting up at 7 am so needless to say I was not thinking to clearly. Knowing this I was trying to take my time and it was going really good, so I crossed my fingers, went into the garage grabbed the lid and threw it on.
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    Thank god it worked out just like I wanted it. Dodged a bullet there.
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    very nice

    Nice Fab work, looking good.

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    Love the shifter, nice job.
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    Looks really good, and yes, you were somewhat lucky. Almost every time I've decided to go ahead with a project late in the evening when I'm really tired, I screwed it up. Had to spend a lot of time and money to fix it the next morning. Now that I'm 70, I think I have finally figured out that I shouldn't start any new projects after 3 pm, or try to finish up after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzbox View Post
    Nice Fab work, looking good.
    Thanks cruz, It came out just like I planed for once LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell View Post
    Love the shifter, nice job.
    Thanks Russell, I got the shifter from digz. I did put a much longer handle on it tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by lvjjj View Post
    Looks really good, and yes, you were somewhat lucky. Almost every time I've decided to go ahead with a project late in the evening when I'm really tired, I screwed it up. Had to spend a lot of time and money to fix it the next morning. Now that I'm 70, I think I have finally figured out that I shouldn't start any new projects after 3 pm, or try to finish up after that.
    So true lvjjj, I was toast and should have left it for another day. Just happy it worked out good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop View Post
    So true lvjjj, I was toast and should have left it for another day. Just happy it worked out good.
    Skill is nothing more than luck + timing.
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