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Old 12-24-2018, 11:14 AM   #181
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Your canvas is really taking a beating
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Old 12-24-2018, 12:29 PM   #182
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Your canvas is really taking a beating
Yes it is lol. I thinking of changing it to thicker material when this one wears out
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Old 12-24-2018, 03:42 PM   #183
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I think if you add a center hoop to your canvass, it would fix the issue
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Old 12-24-2018, 04:48 PM   #184
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I think if you add a center hoop to your canvass, it would fix the issue
Think I might do that. Thanks
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:49 AM   #185
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Testing of my new Tekin 35T Heavy Duty motor in Ole Heavy



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Old 12-29-2018, 02:32 PM   #186
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Got a Rc4wd 1/8 Warn Zeon 10 winch for Christmas. Finally got it mounted. Had to cut a chunk out the bumper to access the mounting screws. It's ugly but it won't be seen. Got the winch all painted and weathered. Girlfriend not very happy I made my new present look old..........She'll get over it lol.
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:58 PM   #187
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Decided it was time Ole Heavy has a rear bumper. Nothing special straight steel bar, tow rings, and pin hitch. Simple but effective. Still needs to be painted. Do that another time
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:04 AM   #188
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Freshly painted and weathered rear bumper
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:32 PM   #189
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Pics of how Ole Heavy sits now. In the last pic I tested Ole Heavy's strength by putting 4 bricks in the bed. He broke a rear axle but he pulled them!!!
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Old 02-02-2019, 04:30 AM   #190
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:40 AM   #191
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Weathering looks great, for a minute there, I thought the high lift jack was real. She's definitely a strong puller, fantastic build Rick!
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:42 AM   #192
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Every new pic amazes me. Well beyond my skill set and patience level. Love it.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:47 AM   #193
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Weathering looks great, for a minute there, I thought the high lift jack was real. She's definitely a strong puller, fantastic build Rick!
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Every new pic amazes me. Well beyond my skill set and patience level. Love it.
Thanks guys. Appreciate it
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:50 PM   #194
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As a lover of the square body you have done a fantastic job!! Truck looks so real I showed a friend of mine and he asked if I had bought it. Awesome work sir.
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Looks Awesome and looks like it has been abused for 40yrs.
Fantastic build..
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Old 08-22-2019, 12:44 PM   #196
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I can't count the times I said to myself: 'oh, there's the real truck he used for inspiration' while looking through the pictures.

Incredible build!!!
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