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PostPosted: March 15, 2018, 1:20 pm 
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ccrunner, I replied before you could edit.. I'll check out that other build.

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PostPosted: March 25, 2018, 7:44 pm 
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Like I said at some point.. doing things twice.

Made a few more videos, enjoy.

https://youtu.be/NhBucShFR7k

https://youtu.be/UYeW1OVmQ6k

https://youtu.be/JHNN6GnIjK4



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PostPosted: April 6, 2018, 3:29 pm 
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Hey Andrew- just checking in.. have you moved forward on the reverse bits (see what I did there :lol: )

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PostPosted: April 7, 2018, 10:51 am 
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Ccrunner

Haha. Reverse is in neutral as life outside of car building is moving forward in 6th gear.

Puns aside.. been working on windshield frame v3.0.. the more I think this is temporary, the less effort goes in. You know the phrase, "nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution".. im trying to avoid that and build something more than "to pass".

Otherwise, I havent ordered the starter parts yet. Mainly due to the tax bill that is on the horizon.. I dropped everything off at the accountants on thursday and should know the damage next week. I get kind of skiddish this time of year.. if i had those parts, id be at the machine shop with a set of drawings, then off to the lws to stock up on supplies, and before you know it.. hundreds of dollars are gone.. so moving slow on purpose.


Work is crazy, I have a schedule this month with my 6 month training booked in too. Already in the overtime window.. yikes. Id trade the extra money for my time at home in a heartbeat.

Business is starting up aswell. Im making changes in that im no longer interested at selling my time at a discount for labourous tasks or higher risk.. Im just focusing on lawn care this year.

Ill be 36 soon and realizing that we spend the bulk of our lives selling the only thing we can never get back or giving it away for free. The good news is that ill be electing to turn down work in favor of family time and when theyre in school, working on the car or on our home.

Progress will be slow between now an July due to life.. that has historically been the pattern the last couple of years.

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PostPosted: April 11, 2018, 11:43 am 
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Gotcha on the busy schedule Andrew.. it's life, and these projects are supposed to be fun... Up until my mid 30's, the chase for the $$ was of utmost importance, but my mid 30's were awhile ago, and now my time (and what I choose do with it) is of the highest consideration--

I'm not truly ready to chase the reverse setup yet; doing as we do, and trying to research a little bit ahead of where I'm headed- no stress..

Keep at it when the schedule allows.. some progress is better than none at all :cheers:

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PostPosted: April 15, 2018, 12:53 am 
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Just spent an entire weekend day reading through your build. Absolutely amazing - best work I've ever seen. And I've worked with some pretty impressive folks!

I also have an extensive aviation background - feel free to PM or email me to chat about that if you like. I'm currently an instructor (and line pilot) for one of the big 3 in the US, and just finished a great special project I was a Subject Matter Expert on (UPRT to meet 121.423 requirements in our qual and recurrent training programs).

You, sir, are a true inspiration. Keep up that incredible work!

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RandyBMC wrote:
Just spent an entire weekend day reading through your build. Absolutely amazing - best work I've ever seen. And I've worked with some pretty impressive folks!

I also have an extensive aviation background - feel free to PM or email me to chat about that if you like. I'm currently an instructor (and line pilot) for one of the big 3 in the US, and just finished a great special project I was a Subject Matter Expert on (UPRT to meet 121.423 requirements in our qual and recurrent training programs).

You, sir, are a true inspiration. Keep up that incredible work!


Thank you Randy for the flattering comments.. I showed this to my wife and she said.. " does this mean you are now capable of picking up your dirty socks off the bedroom floor"... Ill work on that..I hope that was on a layover you took the time to read the build log. Time at home these days is gold, especially a weekend day for this junior capt. I might get 3 a month.

Check your PM's shortly.

Ill post pics off my phone later, been working on a cardboard template for the windshield. taking this back to square one, it deserves it. The need for a windshield itself is an aesthetic challenge, so I am putting in the time to mitigate as much ugliness as I can.

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