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ArizonaBOSS

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Wow! Looks great, what a difference.
That trailer must have had good bones though, it sure doesn't look like a home built, guy that built it must have known something about what he was doing.
Yes, it's well built, just needs some TLC in and out. It is my "hotel" at away events, so I wanted to improve my living conditions at the track :)
 

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There are some D-rings I covered up that were mounted only to the floor plates. I only use the ones mounted to the frame in the rear corners. For the front there are chain links on the winch mount I attach my straps to.
 

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Damn! Very impressed! You have been busy getting it done in this summer heat! How much water weight did you drop during this overhaul ??
 

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First off, this is an amazing thread. It seems you've managed to reach through the screen and empty my wallet for me as this has inspired me to follow a similar path with my car. I've been reading this in my spare time at work over the last three weeks. Congratulations on everything you've accomplished.

Its way worth doing. HOWEVER....take my hard earned advise on this please.
Use Knee Pads. Just do it. Is it cool and sexy? Nope. Do it anyway.
I didn't and I ruined my knees by the time the job was done and now I am nearly crippled. Seriously, I can hardly walk and not for very far. Since I am so crippled up it's ruined my life in may ways, I got fat, and I can't do certain things you like to do on your knees at night if you catch my drift.
When I was a young pup there was this old crippled up guy that used to come watch me build race cars. Every day at least twice he'd say "Get some damn knee pads or by the time you are my age you'll be crippled up like me"......did I listen? Nope.
This is the best advice I've never heard. As I've been reading this thread it has scared me to the point of avoiding getting on my knees for anything in the garage. Thank you.
 

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This is the best advice I've never heard. As I've been reading this thread it has scared me to the point of avoiding getting on my knees for anything in the garage. Thank you.
I was given the same info and ignored it. Now I am paying for my arrogance.
Hate to see it happen to anyone else. You can buy thick foam pads that you can kneel on that work very well. I hate the knee pads but these carpet like pads that you toss on the ground are my favorite. Ok, enough thread jacking...back to topic.
 

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Any news on the SLA setup??? looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
Scrambling on finishing everything up for race next weekend...SLA is fully installed but lots more to finish up. Waiting for my rear shocks to come back from rebuild; hope they make it in-time. Cutting it way close right now...
 

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One of the things that has been chewing up time is cobbling together a brake cooling setup. No good way to get the 4” hoses routed without getting crushed too easily; going to custom deflectors fed by chutes tied to the front bumper ducts ala GT350
 

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