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    Progress has been slowed as i try to work through a rotator cuff injury. But i have been trying to do as much as i can left handed. It's scary how well things are lining up.
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    It looks like you've got everything going your way now, keep it up.
    I hear you on the shoulder injury, once on a job TIGing tubes at a powerhouse, i was having so much pain with my left shoulder then got Bursitis in my right one . I wanted to cried but fought on to finish the job.I have tried most all over the counter pain meds, they barely ease the pain. Do you wake yourself up with pain when you move at night??
    Good luck, hope you have a good doctor.
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    Do you wake yourself up with pain when you move at night??

    Yes. There's pretty much only one position I can sleep in and that's flat on my back with my hand on my chest.
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    Made a little progress today. Spindles and rear uprights are welded up.Also cut all the tubes for the lower and upper frames and cut, tapped and welded in all the tap plates for those tubes as well.
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    Seems like all AR51 builders have pauses in their work for one reason or another. I'm almost done, but the last three weeks I hardly did any work because of my health, the mother-in-law's surgery, busy at work, etc. The end product is pretty awesome. I love it when the neighbors see it and ask how I did it. Mostly they want to know how I stuck with a project that long in duration. Most of my jobs at work are one year to three years in length, so I am accustomed to maintaining focus for months on end. Keep up the good work on yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjfawb0 View Post
    Seems like all AR51 builders have pauses in their work for one reason or another. I'm almost done, but the last three weeks I hardly did any work because of my health, the mother-in-law's surgery, busy at work, etc. The end product is pretty awesome. I love it when the neighbors see it and ask how I did it. Mostly they want to know how I stuck with a project that long in duration. Most of my jobs at work are one year to three years in length, so I am accustomed to maintaining focus for months on end. Keep up the good work on yours.
    I kinda go in cycles where I tend to obsess over a project for a few months then lose intrest for a few months untill something grabs my attention again. But im trying not to let that happen with this build. I intentionally waited to start on this so I could finish other projects. I have used your thread many times as a how to guide as well as a motivational tool.
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    There are a ton of things I didn't take pictures of or describe. If you need help and can't get in touch with Rick just shoot me an email. I'll tell you what he told me. My email is jason.fawbush (at) g m a i l (dot) c o m
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    Sweet! Thanks, I may take you up on that. I must say though, Rick always seems to respond very quickly.
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    Lower frame is in the bag. I dropped some coin on a Pro tools tube notcher(ouch that hurt)now im waiting for it to arrive so i can keep on rolling. I also decided to just buy the threaded bungs from RickS. Once the nothcher arrives this thing should go pretty quick. However I am a bit nervous about bending the front and rear roll bars, I have never made 4 bends in 1 piece of tube before.
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    Do you have the full size bend template?
    Should be no problem to get these right on using the template.
    Just remember it's important to start in the center and work your way out.
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