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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991509 03/16/11 06:19 PM
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yes!
you really are quite good with a camera.
that was a fun day trip. next halloween?


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991510 03/17/11 03:37 AM
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That was just a point-n-shoot pos Kodak. Ray shoots really fantastic pics.

I don't know my plans for the remainder of the year, will be made around moving and work. Fixing up Roxy and my new turbo Mighty Max (haven't settled on a name yet), are my current automotive plans.

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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991511 03/17/11 08:57 PM
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suzi is sitting a little taller now. i can think of places where i had to watch clearance overhead before....
i now have her body fastened to the chassis. i now have cinched-up the mounting points and measure 1 1/4" more lift(i believe 2 3/8" over stock), hereby to be known as "a 2" body lift".
i used a variety of scrap to make up cushions/spacers/etc. as well as a lot of blocking and my stock jack(i love that thing).
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i had to modify the steering shaft 'cause it seemed too short for some reason. washers did the trick. seems good enough- it's only steering.
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the gas fill was a little tight, but shouldn't be a problem, and the brakeline block(passenger side) still bolted up to the chassis.
the front "bumper" pieces fit back ok.
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the rear bumper will require some thought.
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i never figure on "using" my bumpers. i consider them to be
more like "feelers". i mostly need the support for the bumper cover. i am thinking of butchering the bumper to lighten it, making some sorta brackets to raise it, and fasten that cover back on.
i still have other pieces to massage back on, but i can mabe move her around to make sure i'm not overlooking something.

ok- i did move her back and forth, and i may have to work over the transmission shift hole in "the hump". it does find 2nd,4th, and reverse,but it seems tight.
i put the headlamps and grill back in,
i mounted a 70cm antenna.
for some dumb reason i had attached a couple of exhaust hangers to the body. they don't fit anymore.
more to come.......

Last edited by rascott; 03/19/11 12:49 AM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991512 03/19/11 03:29 AM
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suzi the psychic is almost back into run shape.
the front end pieces went on pretty much as they came off, and she looks kinda like nothing changed.
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i was able to modify the rear bumper to mount it higher, and the bumper cover will make her a** look nice.
it's just mocked-up here, but it'll work with a little more fondling....
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i mounted the 70cm antenna on the passenger side.
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suzi wants to run next month.
me too.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991513 03/19/11 05:32 PM
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Deleted post on Page 8 with large pic. At Richard's request, a down-sized version of suzi in action, a little bit of articulation going on:

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Russell


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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991514 03/20/11 01:13 AM
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russell
thanks for the new picture.
i swear you have the eye.
there was probably a way i could have re-sized the other?
well, mabe not me- i'm not so computer savy.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991515 03/21/11 01:18 AM
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Richard, whatever the uploaded picture size is, I don't believe the Wire postings resize the pics. I was happy to comply with your request, and found a better shot to boot.

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Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rxinhed] #991516 03/21/11 07:53 PM
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thanks again for that, russell.
i don't see many pics of suzi "in action", and now i realize how much higher she is sitting since my last suspension/body tweakings.
i'm winding up this phase of playing with suzi- i have a couple of exhaust hangers to weld on(not to the body this time!), and a little wireing(radio circuits) to do- and am looking forward to seeing how she works.
always looking forward....


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991517 03/27/11 10:30 AM
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i was able to spend a little quality time on suzi's communication gear.
i replaced the pos midland cb radio with a used cherokee cm5. seems functional(real sweet swr) with more features- i must look at the manual and learn how to use it.
i also ran a new power lead from the #2 battery(behind the seat) to the "ham cluster" on the dash. this time i used some 16/2 boat cable, and am considering replacing the original lead in kind.

so.
suzi the psychic is pretty much ready to run. i still have some ideas of trying to gut out the remains of a/c stuff from under her dash, and i probably should totally unload all the gear for an inventory/repack and add the early season equipment(chainsaw, boat anchor, chains).
work is still interfering with the rest of my life.


'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
Re: suzi the psychic [Re: rascott] #991518 03/29/11 02:00 AM
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here is my "new" cb radio. i had to use different foam to hold it in place.
lazyman mounting, but it stays in place ok.......
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ha ha

Last edited by rascott; 03/29/11 02:01 AM.

'89 kick w/some modifications.
some intentional.
suzi the psychic gets me fishing.
kj6esv
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