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Damn I missed you where you were there. My job has me in Europe for the next couple months. You stop through this summer Instg8ter we will have to hit the table games and try out luck together. Oh and of course cruise the strip in a shinny new goat!
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I will definitely take you up on the offer KING, would love to cruise LVB in a droptop GTO. First time there in the 90's we rented a Viper for a few days, that was a blast. I would never beat on my car like we did that rented mule though. I am gonna try and get there for the WSP this year if funds allow, if not i will be there in Jan again for the builders show and maybe a stay over for the Super Bowl. Left there + 600 this year so it was a good trip, found a bias roulette table at the D downtown and took full advantage.
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hahaha, that is always good when that happens. Love when lady luck falls on the side of the players. Its funny when some dealers take it serious like they are playing personally against you. I give them the hardest time, like "this isn't your money, it's the casino's"

When you plan the trip let me know, I'll send you my cell and we'll link up!
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I get the dealers playing along with me on roulette, put a chip on top so if i win they tip out at the rate i win, at the very least it makes them not play against me. Doubt the table had a bias, but i was up 100 an hr over the course of two 6 hr sessions playing the wedge around the single zero for singles betting 15+ a spin. I look at gambling like business if i am making 30%+ ROI I'm happy, i am having fun, drinking for free and getting paid for it! very few get rich at the casino if they count their losses against their wins. I usually play poker where all the house gets is rent, and i control my own fate, but i won't walk away from a roulette table thats paying me. At one point out of the 20 numbers on the count board 14 were payouts to me, and there was one dealer out of the 4 or 5 they rotated in that made me most of it and he also helped the tip ratio substantially. Good fun and a free vacation, meals and air a write off for business (the show) what could be better. I'll let you know if i can make it this summer KING.

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Sounds good Instg8ter. You will have to show me the ropes on the roulette table, I have always stayed away from them. I understand it, know how to play but play like rook. lol I normally play blackjack and craps. I play poker but learned my lesson playing in casinos lol. I sat down last summer in Aria, within the first hour I took 3 big pots, went +$700. I am not the type player to win a big hand and then run from the table, so I stayed on. In the next hour everyone had my number, lost the $700 I was up along with another $300 and vowed I'd near sit in a casino again! hahaha
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LOL...yeah i play for fun too, never take more than i can't leave there W/O being pissed off at myself and leave the Credit Cards at home. Lotta sharks in poker rooms there, like to play tourneys and will usually sit at the 1/2 tables in the evening and grind it out. Last time i was in Vegas we got in late and the only game at Harrahs was a 2/5, 3rd hand in i catch a set of kings, guy rivers a flush on me, not there 15 minutes and a third of my stakes were down the toilet. Did hit a 50/50 at the local car show this year for 1800, and i called the number out of my 20 tickets right before the little girl drew it.There were 10 of us sitting around and another 20 in earshot and no one could believe it.
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was tempted to stop and take a look,but gambling and drinking got in the way...
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It is an inordinate amount of work but you get the added bonus of bringing a classic beauty back from the dead!
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Ok guys I am back with the latest news on the build. As you know I have been waiting to get a game plan together and to have different body guys out to assess the job and give quotes. My car guy, Henry, is a classic car enthusiast, especially Pontiacs' so he wants to bring in a specialist or someone who he knows that specialize in the type body work and mods needed, and doesn't want his temp in house body welder guy to touch the car since his main guy had to take a leave of absence.

To cut to the case, the first guy quoted $7k to repair and patch all metal, and have it primed and ready for paint.(parts and labor included). As pics earlier suggest, a lot of patches will be needed , and full replacements won't be necessary.

2nd guy who looked, quoted $14k. Thats for all patches, labor, and near show level paint.

Thing is, Henry has a great paint guy in house that will give me a $10k level paint for $4k because of my relationship with Henry. So getting this body work done, and done right for the money myself and Henry thinks it should be done for is the hold up. We both agreed that $8k was the number to get all body work, repairs, patches, and GREAT paint on, so in the mean time while he uses he contacts in resources to outsource the body repairs, we decided to take care of other parts of car to not waste time.

Speaking of, does anyone know any good body guys that are reasonable in the Sacramento/Bay Area?? I have the car is Sacramento since my family is there and I am all over for work. This is where I wish I was handy like the rest of you and could do this myself, definitely would save a lot in labor.

In the meantime we are addressing all upgrades/fixes underneath the car. Decided to go with a wilwood front disc brake set up inside of right stuff. In the end I didn't want to turn the axles down. Suspension wise, I am rebuilding front end with all new bushings, and adding a heavy duty sway bar. In the rear I am adding new coils, springs, and kyb shocks. Really want this beauty to drive and stop great. Lastly, we found a couple engine and transmission leaks, so those will get addressed and fixed now too. So all this stuff will get started next week..

Sorry for the such a long post, its been a while since I updated, and I like be detailed. Please let me know if you guys know anyone in my area who is real good and up for the body job.. I will update with pics of brake, suspension, engine and tranny work soon as the jobs are finished.
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Ok guys I am back with the latest news on the build. As you know I have been waiting to get a game plan together and to have different body guys out to assess the job and give quotes. My car guy, Henry, is a classic car enthusiast, especially Pontiacs' so he wants to bring in a specialist or someone who he knows that specialize in the type body work and mods needed, and doesn't want his temp in house body welder guy to touch the car since his main guy had to take a leave of absence.

To cut to the case, the first guy quoted $7k to repair and patch all metal, and have it primed and ready for paint.(parts and labor included). As pics earlier suggest, a lot of patches will be needed , and full replacements won't be necessary.

2nd guy who looked, quoted $14k. Thats for all patches, labor, and near show level paint.

Thing is, Henry has a great paint guy in house that will give me a $10k level paint for $4k because of my relationship with Henry. So getting this body work done, and done right for the money myself and Henry thinks it should be done for is the hold up. We both agreed that $8k was the number to get all body work, repairs, patches, and GREAT paint on, so in the mean time while he uses he contacts in resources to outsource the body repairs, we decided to take care of other parts of car to not waste time.

Speaking of, does anyone know any good body guys that are reasonable in the Sacramento/Bay Area?? I have the car is Sacramento since my family is there and I am all over for work. This is where I wish I was handy like the rest of you and could do this myself, definitely would save a lot in labor.

In the meantime we are addressing all upgrades/fixes underneath the car. Decided to go with a wilwood front disc brake set up inside of right stuff. In the end I didn't want to turn the axles down. Suspension wise, I am rebuilding front end with all new bushings, and adding a heavy duty sway bar. In the rear I am adding new coils, springs, and kyb shocks. Really want this beauty to drive and stop great. Lastly, we found a couple engine and transmission leaks, so those will get addressed and fixed now too. So all this stuff will get started next week..

Sorry for the such a long post, its been a while since I updated, and I like be detailed. Please let me know if you guys know anyone in my area who is real good and up for the body job.. I will update with pics of brake, suspension, engine and tranny work soon as the jobs are finished.
I am in Fairfield, CA (about 40 mins from Sacramento) and there is a place called Graphic Auto Body in Fairfield, they do awesome work. They do my cars. I have been using this shop for 7 years and I know the quality and work ethic of the shop owner and crew. They do top notch work.
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