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Postby Bansil » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:19 am

:shock:















:lol:
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The Turtles' site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/505863/1998-isuzu-rodeo/
My Amigo build "Lowrider"
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Postby Smiley » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:28 am

Bansil wrote::shock:

Don't look so surprised!

(And NO, it wasn't an all-nighter :P )


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"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby bigpoppax2 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:42 am

And NO, it wasn't an all-nighter



That was exactly what I was thinking :twisted:
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Postby Smiley » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:56 am

Nothing to it...
Now that I got myself one of the new Automatic Coffee Pourers:

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:mrgreen:
"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby Bansil » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:38 am

I was thinking all-niter myself......... :P
La Tortuga...the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
The Turtles' site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/505863/1998-isuzu-rodeo/
My Amigo build "Lowrider"
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18800&hilit=lowrider


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Postby Smiley » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:24 am

Doug called me last night, and told me something that I was supposed to post-up in this thread... but then he told me something that I'm NOT supposed to post-up in this thread (not yet), and the second one was so cool, I totally forgot what the first one was :shock: :roll:

Sorry Doug -- but that's what you get for opening with a Ritz Cracker, and finishing with a juicy 32oz Porterhouse :P :lol:


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"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby bigpoppax2 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:48 am

When you said automatic coffee pourer........


I was thinking:

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Postby Bansil » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:05 am

I was just thinking if I should go with ol' skool numbers like the mid 60's
big round white background with the black numbers,or rectangular or.....hell I'll probabley just slap 3 numbers on the B-pillar where it would say Amigo..........
but I kinda thought about a big MU there.........
La Tortuga...the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
The Turtles' site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/505863/1998-isuzu-rodeo/
My Amigo build "Lowrider"
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18800&hilit=lowrider


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Postby Smiley » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:19 am

Rumor has it, there might’ve been a few new photos snapped this weekend…

*Cough–cough*

;)


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"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby Bansil » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:01 am

:shock:

cool,can't wait to see them 8)



















it'll be after 3:30 before I can upload them.
La Tortuga...the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
The Turtles' site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/505863/1998-isuzu-rodeo/
My Amigo build "Lowrider"
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18800&hilit=lowrider


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Postby lorenzo816 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:44 pm

Bansil wrote:I was just thinking if I should go with ol' skool numbers like the mid 60's
big round white background with the black numbers,or rectangular or.....hell I'll probabley just slap 3 numbers on the B-pillar where it would say Amigo..........
but I kinda thought about a big MU there.........



like this???

:shock:

cool,can't wait to see them8)


you guys are funny. :lol:
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Postby Smiley » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:49 pm

Bansil wrote: ...it'll be after 3:30 before I can upload them.


* Final Jeopardy Music *




:P :P :P
"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby Bansil » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:52 pm

like this???


yeah 8) but he has sent out premade ones we'll have to see what they look like.


I mounted the gas tank,plumbed it and added gas...........vroom,vroom she started right up after almost 3months.......I was happy.

I fixed some wiring issues,and all the lights and such work now,gotta remember to be careful welding around wire harnesses :roll:

started on rear bumper sunday morning,I still have two sidebraces to the frame to mount on the quarterpanel protection.

As well as two more short tubes to tie bumper into cage.

but heres some pics.
center mount to cage,bent for tire clearance.
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No loss of departer angle.
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Shown with tire mounted

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And I made sure to leave room for 35's :twisted:
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La Tortuga...the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
The Turtles' site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/505863/1998-isuzu-rodeo/
My Amigo build "Lowrider"
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18800&hilit=lowrider


nfpgasmask wrote: I think it looks like a robot penis, but then again, I have a sick mind.

:) Bart
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Postby Smiley » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:24 pm

OK everyone...
It's time to play a game of 'What Do You See?'

Look at this photo for 5 Seconds, and then SCROLL DOWN...

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How many Isuzus were in the photo :?:

(NO PEEKING! :P )




Awesome work as always, Doug 8)
Looking forward to this weekend!


Cheers!
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"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby jdstuf » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:47 pm

Smiley wrote:How many Isuzus were in the photo :?:


I noticed the same thing! :D

Kudos on the Ratrod Bansil.....you've done some beautiful work. I get a little pang of excitement everytime I see you have an update!
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Postby lorenzo816 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:18 pm

How many Isuzus were in the photo Question



I believe he wins some kind of award.... smiley, you got a title for that trophy? :lol: :D :lol:
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Postby bigpoppax2 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:45 pm

There is at least 4. One of which looks like the rear has been removed :twisted:

Nice work as usual. Good progress.

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Postby RodeoRed » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:47 pm

are you welding up the front and rear?
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Postby Smiley » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:10 am

bigpoppax2 wrote:There is at least 4.

That was my count...
(NOT shown: Two more Isuzus - a pair of black 2nd Gen Rodeii)



lorenzo816 wrote: I believe he wins some kind of award....

I think the contenders for the prestigious ‘Most Isuzus Currently Owned’ Chocolate-Chip Cookie are Bansil & Mama Turtle, Lowzone, and Curtis Johnson -- together, they could open a dealership :!:


Cheers!
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"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby Smiley » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:12 am

RodeoRed wrote:are you welding up the front and rear?

The rear is already welded 8)


:mrgreen:
"I don't know what you're painting that drive shaft for... It's not like anyone's ever gonna see it" ~ Joe Berry (BigPoppa) circa 2004
"Needs more Cow Bell!" :lol:

~ 1999 Isuzu VehiCROSS..... "The VX" ~ 912s | Indy4x HD Tie Rods [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Acura SLX................ 'The Chariot of the Goddess' ~ bone stock
~ 1998 Isuzu Amigo S......... "Bruiser" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 912s | Nitrochargers | 33x12.50s | Lockright [>SOLD<]
~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
~ 1997 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "THUD" ~ MUA5 | 3"+ 3" | 3.07s | OME HD Leaf Springs | MWM Rock Bars | Yellow 1-pc. Drive Shaft [> SOLD <]
~ 1995 Isuzu Trooper S....... "Heart of Gold" ~ MUA5 | 912s + 1" Spacer | 3.07s | 5.38s | 35x12.50s | ARB Bumper | Snorkel | Infinite Improbability Drive

ALL OF THEM for less than the cost of one brand new SUV.............................. PRICELESS!
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Postby Bansil » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:27 am

Not welding the front yet,I need more gear before that happens,I gotta keep momentum up and I know I don't have enough umpf to crawl yet.

As for how many zu's in the pic (I had too peak again)






















there are 6,you can see the back of mine peeking out behind mama's amigo :P and if you look thru the ratrods windows you can make out the back of another 1st gen Amigo,up on 55 gallon drums :roll:

Of course that's only cause I know it's there :lol:


Thanks for all the props,this keeps me motivated to keep working,atleast we'll be representing Isuzu's in one of the oddest :? Isuzu's there.
La Tortuga...the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
The Turtles' site
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My Amigo build "Lowrider"
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Postby Starchild » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:48 am

I really dig the rear bumper 8) I'm assuming that it is removable with the tire carrier to replace the tail gate.

I dare say that you will get a lot of double takes when you roll up to Uwharrie in that thing :lol: Especially if you have the top and tail gate on with the rear bumper removed, and then proceed to transform into battle mode :twisted:

Wish I could be there.

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Postby Joe Darlington » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:48 am

Smiley wrote:
bigpoppax2 wrote:There is at least 4.

That was my count...
(NOT shown: Two more Isuzus - a pair of black 2nd Gen Rodeii)



lorenzo816 wrote: I believe he wins some kind of award....

I think the contenders for the prestigious ‘Most Isuzus Currently Owned’ Chocolate-Chip Cookie are Bansil & Mama Turtle, Lowzone, and Curtis Johnson -- together, they could open a dealership :!:


Cheers!
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2002, 1999 Rodeo
1990, 1998 Amigo
1996 Passport
1991 Trooper
1988 Spacecab

then of course I have the tow vehicles although non-Isuzu.....1988 F250 and 1986 C20 Conversion Van
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Postby Bansil » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:26 am

looks like joe wins :wink:

some more


did some painting today,wow it was beautiful today so I took lowriders top off today



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damn she's looking good,I was actually smiling today.




so some pics...............


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lot's of tube to paint.............sponging and then spray...........

Image another angle


still another.......wind picked up so had to quite.........one layer semi-gloss sponged on,

then a layer of semi-gloss sprayed on.........

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of course had to keep the evil cats.....................and thier spray out of the mighty Amigo............so...............
I butchered a tailgate.........
to fit over tube.....
it will be pin'd and such later...

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so tommorrow..................


the rain begins.............or so says the tv..................
La Tortuga...the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=12570
The Turtles' site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/505863/1998-isuzu-rodeo/
My Amigo build "Lowrider"
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18800&hilit=lowrider


nfpgasmask wrote: I think it looks like a robot penis, but then again, I have a sick mind.

:) Bart
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Postby Smiley » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:31 pm

NICE! :cool:


* Man, I sure hope I remember to bring my camera! :shock:


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~ 1998 Isuzu Rodeo S......... "Old #6" ~ 912s | Bilstein 5100s (f) / Nitrochargers (r) | 32x11.50s | 3.07s | very nicely ARB'd, Indy4x'd, and DOR'd [>SOLD<]
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