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Old 08-17-2022, 11:30 AM
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Hi Rat Rodders

I have become very close friends with my tape measure...and my grinder and my welders too...



First time with the tape and welders



Still didn't look right....more chin scratching



nothing was lining up again...

I finally had to to give up on it all...I made a post on a 6 cylinder Chevy Facebook group and asked what were my options to get this motor to sit in there in a correct way....



Hortons hot rods out of Canada somewhere hooked me up with motor mounts...

In all honesty....I don't think I should be building these things but I need something to do at night...

So for this part...3 times for both the motor and the tranny mounts...

So how many times do you cut and chop and weld before you can sit back and say..."I think I got it"...???

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Old 08-17-2022, 12:15 PM
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Mike my first time ground up build was a roadster using all the running gear from a Ford ranger. It was the twin I beam 4wd. Took six times starting over for the front and five for the rear suspension before it made it to the street.
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Old 08-17-2022, 12:53 PM
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:22 AM
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Holy smokes my first, second and most likely the third time before ideas began making the builds look better.
Like smalls said!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-18-2022, 09:40 AM
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The older I get the more tries it takes. Experience works on the upside of life but after you turn the corner brain fade kicks in.
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Old 08-18-2022, 10:04 AM
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Practice, practice, practice. Sometimes that means making a bunch of mistakes and learning and improving.

It's normal to get discouraged, but if you let that stop you then you'll never get the chance to improve.
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Old 08-18-2022, 05:07 PM
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I oft times walk away for a while. Most time when you come back your mind is clearer with less frustration. Jim
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Old 08-18-2022, 05:27 PM
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I oft times walk away for a while. Most time when you come back your mind is clearer with less frustration. Jim
Definitely. Sometimes a project needs to sit there and think about what it has done for a while.
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Sleep on it. Have woke up in the middle of the night with a solution to a problem. Sometimes the problem was I needed to go pee. Sometimes it was about something I had been working onÖ.
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Old 08-19-2022, 07:17 PM
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The older I get the more tries it takes. Experience works on the upside of life but after you turn the corner brain fade kicks in.
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