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Offline Elmo Rodge

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #195 on: June 16, 2012, 08:49:58 AM »
I just spent 10 minutes wet sanding the canopy section of the body. Yum.  8-) I'll take pictures later.  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #196 on: June 16, 2012, 08:12:43 PM »
As promised, here's a picture. It's starting to act like I thought it would.  8-) Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #197 on: June 17, 2012, 12:01:55 PM »
Is there a designated area for dragon fly impact?

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #198 on: June 17, 2012, 12:42:30 PM »
Freud, that I shall ponder.  :wink: Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #199 on: June 17, 2012, 01:57:15 PM »
Little T was sitting here admiring your tank. His 5 year old gearhead eyes told him that your car was cool and looked like one of his hotwheels.

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #200 on: June 20, 2012, 11:26:32 AM »
Hey Wayno, My name is Mike and i bought one of your tanks W/the extensions about 4yrs ago. Your build looks great!!! Do you actually have the side rails that conform to the shell that you could sell me so i could get my butt in gear and start this long diserved project? I always stop by on the Salt to say hi and see how things are a goin! Are you considering any room inside the tank for added weight (lead ballast) to keep her planted on the Salt ?I would love to see your tank this year!!  Mike :cheers:
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #201 on: June 20, 2012, 02:08:55 PM »
Mike, if you have a way to get them home from Speedweek I'll bring you some.  :cheers: Good to hear from you. Yes, my Tank will be at Speedweek. Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #202 on: June 21, 2012, 06:56:57 PM »
Wayno, Yes i do have a way to get them back  from Speedweek. That was a great idea. :-D  PM me and let me know what the cost is. Ill send it to ya before ya leave for the salt. Thanks again buddy.Mike
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #203 on: June 22, 2012, 03:43:36 PM »
I'm starting to think I like this heap.  8-) Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #204 on: June 22, 2012, 03:48:28 PM »
Pretty neat Wayno.

Some of them old bath tubs with lids went dang fast too.       :-o

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #205 on: June 22, 2012, 04:16:51 PM »
Well, my next project "was" going to be a modified sports spitfire. I think I' going to get tanked. looks good Wayno. :cheers:
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #206 on: June 22, 2012, 04:29:42 PM »
Yes Sir those guys went fast !!!  i was there in 63' when he went ' 289 ' with that small hemi 255 cid i think.

This was before the fairing etc just the 6-71 and 4 port hilborn with the oval grey scoop, a real race car looking good in the nice yellow paint job.

Not sure how much faster a tank has gone since, also his was stock length too.

When he stuck it in top gear he lit up the rear's and i will never forget hearing it freewheel, wow was that cool !!

Like the rear shot of your tank too , what color will you paint it?

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #207 on: June 22, 2012, 05:23:46 PM »
Wayno, Did you stretch your tank at all?  It dosent look like you did. So are you semi comfortable in the tank when its buttoned up? I was wondering if there was enough room without a stretch? I will be almost prone also in mine. I guess it just depends on what you use as drive train,water tank ect.  The rear shot of your car looks great!! Whats the record in your class?  Cant wait to see it.. Mike
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #208 on: June 22, 2012, 06:49:12 PM »
Don, it's already blue.  :-D Mike, yes it's stretched roughly 20". It is really comfortable. We'll get you in it at Speedweek.  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #209 on: June 22, 2012, 10:52:19 PM »
I'm impressed Wayno ... looks great .....

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