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Old Nov 06, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Jeff you are coming along great with this build. As always you have a good eye for the details. What type of tubing are you using for the gauges? When you have to cut several to the same length is there anything you do to make sure they all come out the same? Just measure mark and cut? You are very good at making them all the same length.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Thanks John.
I used aluminum tubing for the small ones and brass for the bigger ones, the aluminum just cuts easier, I cut them close as possible the the size i wanted and then just sand them down to equal length on a piece of sandpaper laid down on the table.
Or you can glue them in place and sand then all down at the same time with a block sander.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 08:56 AM
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UUUHHGGGG! FINALLY got cable/phone/internet back on today ! Sandy....you hurt me bad......ANYHOO!!! Jeff you are AMAZING dude,the work looks SUPER !!! I can't believe the detailing results you really are something else ! Can't wait for the next post !
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 04:10 PM
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I was wondering what happen to ya, Are you ok?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 04:39 AM
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Thanks for asking Jeff ! Yeah , other than some mental anguish from no cable , internet , or phone , or for that matter gas to get to the hobby store , I'm doing all right ! That snow storm did a little damage but hey my back usually hurts anyway ! The great thing about pain is that it lets me know I'm no dead yet ! That means I can still play with my boats ! God is good !!!
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 07:03 AM
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This boat is coming out sweet can't wait to see it in the water next summer looks great long bike .

John your very lucky super build
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:05 AM
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Thanks guys!

I got the jets in place, that was allot of cutting and sanding to get the drives to lay down in place tightly to seal up with the bottom and back.

got some more details finished. I love painting these war boats just one color all over no tapping or painting separately. So much faster!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:30 PM
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Jeff that M-60 is great looking. The boat is really taking shape. Have you decided on motors for the jets? Brushed or brushless ?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Jeff, is the lucky dog who is getting this PBR a member of this forum?

You don't have to mention any names. Just wondering.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Thanks guys!
Grave the motors are graupner 600 brushed.

Hey Tom, how are you doing? Yes he is don't know if he wants to be named thou, Ill let him step up if he wants.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:03 AM
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Hey Kmot ! That would be me ! And yes I am very fortunate that Jeff took on this project for me and it looks awesome ! Not to get all sappy but I will be totally honored everytime I put this boat in the water or on its display shelf . I had a new wall unit built just for all my military boats and this PBR will be the center piece. Jeff thanks again man , can't say it enough !!!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:14 PM
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That's cool PTman! When you get your PBR, show us a picture of your wall.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Its all my pleasure PT, love to do it for ya! Thanks so very much for the great complements!!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Got the access hole covers made up and rear decking all in place, and the cool M60 gun mounted that can be change from side to side, now Ill have to build up a grenade luncher for the other side
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Lookin Great, Shapin UP !

A real surpirise Graupner failed to drill and tap that hole ...

Maybe They are outsourcing too now !
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