Taming of the Rat Cat

From dusty barn find to daily driver, it seems our cars are never really done. This is the place to share your progress on your project car. We will celebrate your victories and commiserate over your tragedies. But most of all this is a great place to learn!
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by 2NDXRND » 21 Jun 2012, 20:00

mo2872 wrote:LMAO, no hablo.
3? I BELIEVE you mean "habligation" It's spanish. Maybe spanglish. Loosely translated it means "I dont understand my responsibilities." Habligation, look it up.
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by ahunt191 » 29 Jun 2012, 09:07

This morning, I got a head start on my weekend project.

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I'm also going to try to finish my shock tower braces this weekend.

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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by ahunt191 » 29 Jun 2012, 21:22

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I finished boxing one of my lower control arms. I still need to drill the hole for the sway bar end link.
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by Art » 29 Jun 2012, 21:25

Nice!
But how are you gonna tighten your anti-sway bar?
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by ahunt191 » 29 Jun 2012, 21:41

Art wrote:Nice!
But how are you gonna tighten your anti-sway bar?
Thanks, Art. I guess my edit and your post crossed. Yes, I'll drill a hole for the sway bar bolt.
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by 1967 S Code » 30 Jun 2012, 08:59

Looks good Adam! Some people might not ever notice details like this but details make all the difference in a quality build. :ylsuper:
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by ahunt191 » 30 Jun 2012, 23:14

1967 S Code wrote:Looks good Adam! Some people might not ever notice details like this but details make all the difference in a quality build. :ylsuper:
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Thanks again, Steven. :beerchug: I agree; It's all about the details.

I didn't get as much done today on my car as I would have liked, but some progress is better than no progress.

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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by wonderwrench » 01 Jul 2012, 11:29

ahunt191 wrote:Image

I finished boxing one of my lower control arms. I still need to drill the hole for the sway bar end link.
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by 2NDXRND » 01 Jul 2012, 20:50

Where'd a guy who gets off on exciting molecules..... or what ever it is you do.. learn how to weld? I mean really, doesnt your pocket protector catching on your slide rule distract you?

Looks great Adam! Your skills are really taking off! VERY happy for you man!
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Re: Taming of the Rat Cat

Post by ahunt191 » 03 Jul 2012, 07:51

2NDXRND wrote:Where'd a guy who gets off on exciting molecules..... or what ever it is you do.. learn how to weld? I mean really, doesnt your pocket protector catching on your slide rule distract you?

Looks great Adam! Your skills are really taking off! VERY happy for you man!
Thanks, Todd. :beerchug: I wish I could do this for a living.

I took a short class that was more about safety than welding. After that, I bought a book, a welder, and a grinder and started practicing.

BTW, I've only had my Eastwood welder for about 6 months, but I love it. It hasn't given me any trouble at all. That was $300 well spent.
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