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Everything posted by joblo

  1. Too hot out there now and in August. Halloween is usually the first big weekend at dumont kicking off the start of the winter dune season. If the weather has cooled off some before then people will start making trips on the weekend. Dune season lasts into March- May depending on how quickly the weather heats up.
  2. Taking my car to a shop to do some tin work. I’m excited to see what they can do.
  3. Ok time for an update to this ad! Things that have been fixed replaced or updated Car has been detailed and polished and looks great! Engine oil and filter are new New coolant New aluminum polished radiator reservoir New vacuum lines New gear oil in reverse box New cable on reverse shifter A few new heims on front end to replace the worn ones Shampoo'd seats New gas New radiator hard line New steering wheel quick release Added a concoction of radiator seal and coolant to the tires, they no longer go flat Rebuilt brake pedals and polished reservoirs Polished light bar New coolant hoses Re-routed the turbo drain line to oil pan, this had previously caused the motor to smoke at idle, its no longer smoking at all There's probably some more stuff I am forgetting but the car is ready to hit the dunes. It's such a nice car and rides great. I hate to have to sell it but that's the way things go. You won't be disappointed with this car. Walk around A little rip Backing up
  4. Wanting to pull the quick change out and make some changes. Would prefer to have a pro do some aluminum work but need to take care of this first. One of these wiring gurus will are on the want list too but not ready for that yet. Working tomorrow.
  5. I’ve got to give credit to SandDuneSam for shooting the picture on my phone to add to the forum. I was informed tonight that it was a long walk around so as not to leave footprints in the sand. You see see what I did there with the new site feature
  6. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Absolutely!! Nice to meet you as well.
  7. You would think he’d prefer the other side of the road Maybe it was too rough on that side. Btw the road condition was 100% better than the weekend before except right at the river crossing. Thanks to whoever fixed it up
  8. Pete I don’t see your moon picture in here.
  9. joblo

    V8rail Build

    I put the hood on side burner for now. Hindsight is 20/20 though and I should have just finished it instead of jumping to the dash. I really wanted to take care of the dash first but I got distracted with the hood. Anyway here’s a couple pictures. Still more to do but I like how it’s coming along. Just a lot of work.
  10. Get us some better pictures. Looks like a cool car. I’d like to check it out a little more.
  11. The pictures of the moon you put together is killer!! Nice ride report. I vote for photo of the month February
  12. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Hhmmm. Do you not like the shape or? Or just like to see the motor in the open? For me I want to cut it back so it’s not so far forward. It’s just sitting on there. I was going to put some tape on for different cut lines to shape it some.
  13. joblo

    V8rail Build

    Thought I would update this. I’ve been toying with some aluminum tins for the car. Here’s a couple pictures of what I came up with. Still working on the (hood) still trying to envision it. I am open to thoughts or ideas.
  14. Tom Pro car $17,000.00 obo 661-201-2246 Scott Tom pro turbo system with blow off valve Ceramic coated ball bearing turbo  Reverse box 930 cv’s King shocks Bead lock wheels Hid light bar Front and rear brakes Jamar pedals, dual reservoir on slider- just rebuilt- Fire extinguisher 3” crow padded belts Razor front tires, awesome turning even without a differential.  Pictures are of the car after rinsing it off. I will update the ad with new pictures when polishing/detailing is done. This car has been in storage and has not seen the sand in 5 years. It is in very good shape. I cleaned out the old fuel and put some fresh stuff in and it fired right up. -The vacuum lines had some dry rot so they have all been replaced. -Car is detailed. Cleaned the seats with upholstery cleaner. Polished the aluminum. - Reverse box only has a couple of trips on it. It was completely replaced by Tom. The original was built before Tom had his cnc machine and was thought maybe something was off. So he replaced it. Fresh oil in it now. New polished radiator tank. -Auto meter silver gauges. -Sealed sand switches. -All wiring in good shape. No issues. -New agm battery. -Turbo oil drain line re-routed. No smoke. California vin and green sticker title in hand This thing rips!!! I had forgotten how strong it runs. As soon as boost comes on (which is pretty much immediate) this thing becomes a violent uncaged beast.At the same time it can just be a cruiser if you want to drive it that way too. No lagging turbo to make it undriveable. Frame and panels powder coated. Springs are powdercoated silver. Floor is powdercoated in hammer tone. Rear trailing arms powdered in hammer tone. Artwork done by k-daddy here in Bakersfield. The guy has real talent and it shows. The bad- Car shows minor signs of being run. Some of powdercoat is worn off on the rear trailing arms. Few very minor scratches in high wear areas. The front left wheel is bent a little. It was straightened as best possible by hand and has no noticeable input on steering but has a tiny wobble if you look close at it while driving. If I had the coin I would buy this myself. Unfortunately I am not in a position to do so. I think somebody is going to score.
  15. That guy is nuts! Makes an awesome video though.
  16. My mom had one just like this but in blue. It was one of the nicest riding and driving car in our group.
  17. How’s this? Thanks to Neal for the awesome camera skills
  18. I didn’t get a single picture. I’ll have to see what my son took. I left my phone in the trailer and didn’t pick it up until we left. The buggy weigh in was fun too. I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only guy in the 3,000 lb. plus club. 3150 for me. Pete I think I figured out why my car was like 25 lbs. heavier on the left rear. The differential oil cooler is on that side.
  19. Thanks for hosting Pete. It was nice to meet you and get to take part. We wound up rolling in late Friday night. It was fun to see so many nice cars Saturday morning and the varying setups. I never made made it to the end of the rides though. Saturday morning we helped get the red mid engine apart after breaking a heim. About 5 minutes after we got going my son threw up, what a mess so we went back to camp. The ride to take a photo was fun. After we got going again from there I wound up stripping out a cv cup when it pulled off the shaft. Trying to figure out why it did that. Thanks to mustache Motorsports and his group for running back to camp and bringing a jack and a spare cup I had in the trailer. I had an awesome time for our first ever roundup and will be looking forward to meeting more people next year.
  20. Planning to be there. Pulling in Friday morning. It will be our first time to the event. Looking forward to it.
  21. I had a shortstar in my last car. It was a good motor but I went through 3 of them. Head gasket every time. It was cheaper to get another donor than to fix. They were getting harder to find when I got the last one. You have great advice from previous posters. All good power units to choose.
  22. I went to Pismo Saturday and while it was a awesome sand fix, it somehow left me wanting so much more. The car actually ran and was a lot of fun. Still some things to do but man I had a blast and have been left wanting more.
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