My Comet GT Build

Discussion in 'Maverick/Comet Projects' started by Mavaholic, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. mercgt73

    mercgt73 Member

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    Dennis, looks sweet!

    Where did you get your steel from?
     
  2. wardf

    wardf Ward Frahler

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    Thats it, show off the cool tools you have! (Just being a little jealous:D) Very nice work Dennis.
     
  3. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    Thanks everyone. And you know Ward, you can never have enough cool tools. :D

    Here is the rest of the parts cut out and mocked up. Just need to cut those side plates down, clean everything up, and start welding.

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    Nice, looks like that should work out well for you.....
     
  5. CaptainComet

    CaptainComet Large Member

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    Ok, now I get it .... from the previous posts, I thought you might be just using the receiver and the U-shaped bracket, wondering how that was going to work out. :biglaugh:

    Looks first rate!
     
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    yep.. damned nice work there.

    Makes a nice little rock guard for the tank if you ever go off roading too. :)
     
  7. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    Here is the finished hitch. Just needs to be cleaned up and painted which will happen later. It is easily removed or installed in just a few minutes with 6 bolts.

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    On to the next project which will be recessed exhaust tips.
     
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    Grabber5.0 Gear-head wannabe

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    Looks great Dennis
     
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    I have to concur w/ those who are impessed w/ the work produced. Have u ever done this kind of work on a pro basis or just hobbist? Did u build the rotissere? Not a lot of folks able to produce those kind of results who have not done body work professionally. :thumbs2:
    BTW: I thought I've seen a few RC aircraft hangin in ur shop...:hmmm:
     
  10. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    I'm strictly a hobbiest. The rotisserie I bought from Accessible Systems back in 2001. It was their cheapest model. Cost $725 shipped to my work. I rented it out a while ago and made $400, so its been a very good investment. And yes, I have RC airplanes hanging up. I have been into them since 1977. Dont know if you do Facebook or not Everett, but if you do, I have a whole album of RC planes I have built over the years. Look up Dennis Camus.
     
  11. Mavaholic

    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    Rear Valance Mod. I found these extensions at Carlisle a few years ago and think they go well with the shape of the Comet tail lights. I like the look when they are slightly recessed so here's how I did it.

    First there is the layout and cut out. Then I bent brake line to give me around a 1/4" gap around the tip.

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    I notched and straightened the bottom lip so the tubing would lay flat.

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    Then I fabbed up some mounts so they will stay perfectly centered in the openings.

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    A little filler and some primer and you get the idea.

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    mav1970 Bob Hatcher

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    Beautiful workmanship, Dennis :thumbs2:
     
  13. Dave B

    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    Very nice! (y)
     
  14. DAB

    DAB MAVERICK/COMET ENTHUSIAST Supporting Member

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    Valence looks like it came like that way, now! Very impressive.

    I can't help but say it: That quality of work must be exhausting!
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    Thanks for the update. Looking good!!
     

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