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Old 11-19-2022, 02:37 PM
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Steve, you are welcome to use this thread for Torchie updates. You can't know how heartbroken many of us are to hear that he is failing. We have followed his builds and enjoyed every minute all the while knowing that he was fighting against some serious ailments. If I was younger I would be honored to be in the bidding for Karl's Dodge. He has turned "ugly" into "beauty". Thanks for joining and keeping us updated.
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Old 11-19-2022, 02:47 PM
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Here it is folks. The rolling chassis, minus a few details. Turning my attention to the body. Today I mounted the rear tires to the rims with my trusty tire irons. Got a fair bit of welding to do. Then some grinding. Remember, the goal is to have a roadster that looks like it was built on an extreme budget by kids that didn't possess tools or experience. That's me. Fixed income, old primitive tools and entering my second childhood.
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Old 11-19-2022, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for the update on Karl Steve. Please pass along our best...
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Old 11-19-2022, 04:24 PM
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Here it is folks. The rolling chassis, minus a few details. Turning my attention to the body. Today I mounted the rear tires to the rims with my trusty tire irons. Got a fair bit of welding to do. Then some grinding. Remember, the goal is to have a roadster that looks like it was built on an extreme budget by kids that didn't possess tools or experience. That's me. Fixed income, old primitive tools and entering my second childhood.
And a fine job of it!
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Old 11-19-2022, 08:43 PM
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Thanks to Steve for the news on our friend Torchie, our thoughts are with him...
Bob, once again you have created something cool out of stuff that others might have chucked out. I'm digging your build "code" for a simple hotrod and it's something that is lacking a lot these days with all the fancy tools and shiny parts at our disposal....
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Old 11-19-2022, 10:35 PM
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looks like it was built on an extreme budget by kids that didn't possess tools or experience.
I love that line! It really sums up my attempts at a build.

It's all looking good Bob.
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Old 11-20-2022, 06:56 AM
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That looks great Bob.

Steve, thanks for the update on Karl. I was just speaking to my wife about him last night, wondering how he was making out. He's like a friend to all of us around here - a friend we've never met but feel that we know so well. Please give him our best wishes.
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Old 11-20-2022, 08:22 PM
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Thank you folks!!
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Old 11-20-2022, 09:47 PM
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There are a couple of fellows on here that i stand in awe of Karl being one of them. Thanks for posting Steve.
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Old 11-22-2022, 08:42 AM
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Im not up to speed on Torchie, but saddened to hear he is not well.

Bob, this thing is awesome, Might be my favorite Bob build, hard to say though there has been so many this thing looks right to me!
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