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    Not 1/16" sloppy. The well used and abused '46...

    Not 1/16" sloppy. The well used and abused '46 we have, with the original rusted out windshield is tighter than that, at about 2 to 4/32". It's a pain to try and balance the windshield while trying...
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    Enclosed are a couple of options, basically the...

    Enclosed are a couple of options, basically the same kit. Our wagon has this style of motor barnyard engineered to work, i.e. stacks of washers for spacers etc. I'm going to retain the motor, and...
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    It's complicated by design as far as the rigging....

    It's complicated by design as far as the rigging. Our wagon was converted to an electric motor that ties into the original wiper drive hub. I know it all worked well 27 years ago, but now the...
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    Reproduction parts and complete bodies are a sore...

    Reproduction parts and complete bodies are a sore spot for many restorations. Not just in the Heep world but in others. Several years back I was working on my Chevelle project, and was following an...
  5. My mother's family lived in a small Illinois...

    My mother's family lived in a small Illinois town. Every July 4th they set up a park walk that is lined with flags and plaques with everybody's names and service dates. A lot of the residents have...
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    He's a keeper! Glad you have a new companion!

    He's a keeper! Glad you have a new companion!
  7. Looking good Chief!

    Looking good Chief!
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    Jake is a great name, along with a great movie.

    Jake is a great name, along with a great movie.
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    Welcome rcrawn! The windshield looks to be...

    Welcome rcrawn!

    The windshield looks to be from an M38 Arctic hard top.
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    I'm sure glad Pelagro is on our side. He is...

    I'm sure glad Pelagro is on our side. He is right up there with Carlos Hathcock in ability , and I bet if he would write the book he was talking about, it would be a best seller. The shitter story...
  11. Thread: Overdrive

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    Overdrives are nice, but they are a slippery...

    Overdrives are nice, but they are a slippery slope to emptying your wallet. Not just the price of the unit, but the upgrades that you'll will likely want after driving a while with the O.D. Brakes...
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    Thank you Cheif for the reminder! Thank you to...

    Thank you Cheif for the reminder! Thank you to all our Veterans for keeping our flag flying proud above us.
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    I see that the mounts were not backwards, but a...

    I see that the mounts were not backwards, but a much steeper angle then the original. I have caught myself putting them on bass ackward because of the slight angle. The end of the arms are more...
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    A few more photos for effect. The red Heep was...

    A few more photos for effect. The red Heep was an early MD Juan bodied M38/3A clone. The windshield fit alright, but nothing else was right.
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    I hadn't forgotten about the pictures. Been on...

    I hadn't forgotten about the pictures. Been on the run since 02:30, and finally had a chance to get back to my desk. I won't make it home before dark, so here are some archive photos of my old...
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    We use hammer to fit, paint to match. O.D. green...

    We use hammer to fit, paint to match. O.D. green CARC paint is easy to blend.

    The outboard seat rests up against the inner fender on the passenger side. The rubber bumper goes on the inner leg...
  17. Now I'm going to have Iron Butterfly playing in...

    Now I'm going to have Iron Butterfly playing in the back of my mind. Worse things could happen.
  18. The Allis flambeau orange is closer then the...

    The Allis flambeau orange is closer then the Chevy hugger orange.
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    The passenger side rests on what should be two...

    The passenger side rests on what should be two brackets with rubber bumpers installed. There wasn't a latch or hardware that kept the seat in place, until there was a field fix on the M38A1. This...
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    Looking good!

    Looking good!
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    Time heals some wounds, but others last a...

    Time heals some wounds, but others last a lifetime. Thank you for sharing!
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    Pelagro, you do not owe us an apology. You have...

    Pelagro, you do not owe us an apology. You have an ear with us. We are here for you regardless of your needs. We aren't just Heep guys. We have been working on vehicles that have come back from...
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    Not even a trail ride? Please don't neuter your...

    Not even a trail ride? Please don't neuter your ride to a mall crawler!

    Just kidding.... Mostly.
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    We've been keeping a look out for you. We miss...

    We've been keeping a look out for you. We miss you when you are off the grid. We are all a bit of a family here, and when one is quiet, we are all concerned.

    Sir Mac McLintock is a great name!
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    Looks great!

    Looks great!
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