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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:50 pm

Got the interior cleaned up, with the stock seats out of the RV.


and a couple shots of the overhead radio mount. Real simple, just a chunk of sheetmetal bent into a C shape, trimmed to fit the base and use the mirror screws.
The CD case is just sitting there, it's not needed for support. Didn't even paint it yet. Maybe when I do the spare cover...

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by wylee on Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:37 am

good spot for that......
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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:06 pm

Here are a couple shot at MATS by a friend on Moparts.
The grille got pushed in during the trip in the trailer.
Scratched the side up on the way back... Crying or Very sad
It's just a driver though, so I can live with it.
It was fun cruising around, lots of grins and cameras pointed at it.
There was a drag A-100, another 108 sportsman, and a PU that was there 2 years ago.

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by G-Man on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:14 pm

came out great, sorry to hear about the grill
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:36 pm

I also hung a vintage CB radio (23 channel Cobra) under the radio and ran the antenna out the back and up top. The antenna ball seen also went MIA that night (Friday).
It was a fun time, but betwen the computer taking a dump last week, tax time, the weather and damage, it was a tough week.
Hopefully I can clean up and mount the spoiler I picked up at MATS and keep going forward.
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by dix on Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:01 pm

She is comming along . Rd looks good what size wheels are you running in the back.8 in .or 10 in. and 14's or 15's...


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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by dix on Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:02 pm

Sorry i meant rod not rd.....


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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:19 pm

Rod's just a screen name, no offense taken Laughing
Wheel/tire is mentioned earlier, IIRc it's 15X10 in the back 275/60R15. Pretty funny considering it's got a /6 auto in front... Razz
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by dix on Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:57 pm

Rod it looks like the 10 in wheels fit fine. do you know the offset, Ifinished the front disc, and the 14 in. cragar ss wheels clear my disc brake set up so i'm going to run the 14 in wheels and tires due to a garage height clearance problem...


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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:23 pm

dix wrote:Rod it looks like the 10 in wheels fit fine. do you know the offset, Ifinished the front disc, and the 14 in. cragar ss wheels clear my disc brake set up so i'm going to run the 14 in wheels and tires due to a garage height clearance problem...

They fit fine if you jack 'er up! Laughing


The offset is a deep reverse from ages back, so I couldn't tell ya.
If you are thinking of 14s, make sure you can get tires (they aren't as popular as back then) and tuck them inside the fenders so you can drop that van over them for clearance. I'm 6'4" and the top of the van is about even with my head at the back. The vent is even higher.

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Digz on Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:39 pm

I think it looks great ! A lot of fun to it.
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by VanninBlaino on Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:00 pm

It looks gooooooooood! Bummer about the grill, you cant pull it back almost straight? I hope this next week brings better luck to you.
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Lyrad on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:38 pm

Very Nice Rod, most of us here have experienced a hick-up or two along the way. If it didn't kill ya, it probly made you better. great job.
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:35 pm

Well, got the spoiler sanded down most of the way. It's a nice part, extruded and a true wing profile. The end plates and stands are hard anodized too. I did have one screw break off, so I need to get it out and finish sanding, then get some mounting hardware, 4 strips of rubber and then drill 4 holes in the straight roof Sad to mount. Will post pics when done.
Then it's time to straghten the grille, touch up the boo-boos, and then finally pull the doghouse and whip that motor into shape. I swear, if the broken stud fights me too much, I may just slam in the 360 and auto I've got sitting in the garage! What a Face
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by austinmodhouse on Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:14 pm

a good rope, a come-a-long and a solid/heavy mass to anchor it oughta fix that pushed in grill.
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks, Austin. I did pull most of it out by hand. Next step is to pull an extra out of storage and then attack this one with a hammer and some plywood. I'll tap it from behind on the front edge using the plywood to reach in there and tapping with a hammer. I should be able to get it pretty darn close, using the straight one to gauge the progress.
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:17 pm

I sent a friend a picture from the show.
He asked for a before and after, so here it is!
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Big W on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:28 pm

Very nice transformation there Rod. Great idea on the paint scheme.

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:29 pm

Big W wrote:...Great idea on the paint scheme.

I'll bet lil 'ol ladies find it offensive. Laughing
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by wylee on Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:50 am

sweet..........................
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:03 am

dont think we have any "little old Ladies" here as members??

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RodStRace

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Tue May 01, 2012 12:02 pm

Had more smiles today when I drove it around. Even had a guy at the post office come over and talk for a while.
Got the spoiler installed today. Very Happy

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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by dix on Wed May 09, 2012 2:02 pm

looking good Rod...


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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Thu May 17, 2012 8:34 pm

Going to a local show Saturday. If anyone is nearby, you are welcome to come. It's a Mopar show at York Dodge Jeep in Prescott.

http://www.moparsonthemountain.com/
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Re: Rod's AZ A-108

Post by RodStRace on Sun May 20, 2012 7:59 am

I got second place in the Truck/Jeep class and best dressed to fit the era of the vehicle! Hope to get some pics soon, I didn't bring a camera.


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