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Author Topic: MS LIBERTY a Wild Weasel's belly tank  (Read 605044 times)

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Offline saltwheels262

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #540 on: May 08, 2012, 06:52:06 PM »
sparky -very nice piece.
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #541 on: May 08, 2012, 06:53:24 PM »
Got smaller and longer when you took it off the jig!

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #542 on: May 08, 2012, 08:43:15 PM »
Looking goooood Sparky.

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #543 on: May 08, 2012, 10:49:52 PM »
Tman yours will too  it really gets small we we try to put it on!!!  :cheers:
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #544 on: May 08, 2012, 11:31:36 PM »
Got smaller and longer when you took it off the jig!

Around the point you're at we'd really hit the wall, one day in an effort to defibrillate our motivation I figured there was no big reason we couldn't cut her off the jig. As it was lowered to the floor I began laughing, more and more.The other two looked at me like I'd finally succumbed and gone mad.

The Colonel , "...what's up?"

"How f***** LOW is it?!!!!"...( yeah, it had wheels and tyres on it too).it looked like it was sunk half in the floor, and it seemed half the size now that most of it was at knee height.

It worked, all the idea dead ends we'd found ourselves in evaporated and the work rate picked up big time.It was a happy day...

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #545 on: May 09, 2012, 12:06:48 AM »
Tman yours will too  it really gets small we we try to put it on!!!  :cheers:

Oh yeah, I know, I wear mine to bed to get accustomed to it! :-P :-D

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #546 on: May 09, 2012, 12:50:57 AM »
Very nice Sparky, must feel good to be off the jig.

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #547 on: May 09, 2012, 01:25:48 AM »
Looking really good my friend.  Now the hard part (Bracket Racing) starts.

I'll see you at EL MO.

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #548 on: May 09, 2012, 01:56:55 AM »
Thanks guys---

  Andy got back tonight from five days in Chi-town  we had a few and did not bingeineer one damm  thing  :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

Marty and I will hit it in the am and roll it around until all the welds up to this point---are done--- just looking at this thing and jumping up and down on it;  I am pleased!!!

then we will finish both axles and put the tater on jack stands and get after it--  about ??? ---how many months----went to page one and figured out ----that it was about 62 weeks!!!!

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« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 02:02:54 AM by SPARKY »
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #549 on: May 09, 2012, 10:31:54 AM »
Gonna have 6 wheels?
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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #550 on: May 09, 2012, 03:07:55 PM »
If John B can do it why not  :-P
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #551 on: May 10, 2012, 08:28:05 AM »
Marty dropped by --Got the bottom welding done yesterday---should finish the top and sides today!!!
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #552 on: May 11, 2012, 12:19:02 AM »
Well I  rolled it around on the floor today, a little welding,  a little grinding, a little fabricating  --- I have finally started bracket racing----

 I decided to work in the fuel bay.  I drilled my first hole in the new bulkhead to be able to run the trans shifter cable and I mounted front plate on the lower middle tube to mount the radiator in a box,, on, and on little stuff. 

I will be ordering new throttle cable and parachute cables as well as some misc cable parts.
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #553 on: May 16, 2012, 10:15:20 AM »
ROAD TRIP

John and Doug came today to help load Thud Spud for his 1st Road Trip ---John and I will be leaving Fri. AM --Going to El M for his plem. inspection and to pick up a log book.

I will be taking my fire suit and helmet to get that all signed off on.


All loaded just need to put the harness in that got back yesterday!
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: The Thud Spud
« Reply #554 on: May 16, 2012, 10:30:07 AM »
Sparky, see you there  :cheers:
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