Post by Kyle Murdock on Nov 8, 2014 14:04:04 GMT -5
I can change the colors around if people like. I do see that the topics disappear when you put your courser on them. The logo on the top isn't smears, it's a shrunken version of the background on the old site. Those "smears" are actually an old badge logo I had made with a former members drawings, that was tiled all over the page. So it made more sense when it was on that site, and a clearer image. I have the old high quality files, but they are in the old MS Photo Draw file format, which isn't available anymore.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Oct 31, 2014 9:49:11 GMT -5
Hey all, as all you long timers know, I rarely get on here anymore. For you newer members, I'm the one that created this site 15 years ago now. I used to be very involved, but life has changed and I no longer have my Bradley's anymore. Can you all believe it's been 15 years already!!
www.BradleyGT.com is finally back, and will bring you right to the board!! While I've had the name all along, ProBoards stopped recognizing it. You pay for that ability yearly, and ProBoards had a glitch that kept it working for years after the payment expired. Without getting on here often, I didn't notice until earlier this year it wasn't working anymore. Then I just kept forgetting to pay for it.
Since the available options on the board have changed since the last time I poked around them, I made a couple changes. Other than the color scheme, most wouldn't be noticed by the members.
I did disable the ability to upload pictures directly to the board itself. You can still link to pics on sites like photo bucket, but images can not be stored on the forum. You have to pay for extra storage, and the free storage was nearly full. With only 2MB left for space, I'm guessing people have not been able to upload them to the board for sometime anyway.
I was able to allow members to add events to the calendar now. Not sure if anyone might use this feature, but it would be great to post any shows you might be traveling to. When I was involved, we got many shows well attended all over the country. Whether is was a couple members getting together at something local to them, or 20 Brad's at Carlisle. This was noticed by some magazines and written about a handful of times.
With me being involved so little now, having some of the regulars taking up the charge on shows would be awesome. Carlisle took some work, but it was a great 5 year run before it started slowing down. And who can forget the GTII build?! While I'm not involved as I was, the Bradley's, and this group, still hold a very special place in my heart. As many of you have found out, having these type of forums are invaluable. Especially for such a small community at the Bradley's. Someone on here already has the answer to the questions you have, and it's always better to learn from someone else's mistakes instead of your own
Post by Kyle Murdock on Jul 26, 2012 8:57:23 GMT -5
I can set up that board to automatically delete posts after a certain date. I did not since the newest posts stay at the top anyway. I thought people may sometimes want to go back to an old post, picture, etc, but it can be done.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Jul 23, 2012 8:06:11 GMT -5
Just so you all know, I made Gary Hammond, Jeff Troy, Dan McMillan, and Wyn moderators. There are other people that may have been more active, but I know these 4 and they've been around forever. So no offense is intended towards anyone. Hopefully this will at least make the posts go away when they appear. Unfortunately it won't stop it.
I do ask that people do not bother them with to much stuff. I provide this as a free site as it's something that is needed for a niche community of people. There is only so much that I, or they, are able to do. I know some of you have been upset that I don't respond to everything, but you would be surprised at the high volume of mindless crap I get from people wanting help with every step of the site. This obviously wouldn't include any of the regular users as you all have it figured out. I get things like, how do I log in, whats my password that I created yesterday, what is a Bradley, etc. THe list goes on and on. When I had the old site that had the models of Bradley listed on the home page, I still got "how do I tell the difference between a GT and GTII. Needless to say, I did not bother with a response to tell them to look at the HOME page that you sent me this email from LOL So with that said, much of what is sent to me is skimmed. When it is a valid point, I do get to it, or intend to. Sometimes it's just remembering it days later that I needed to do XYZ.
With all that said, this should help with getting rid of these bogus messages as they come up.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Jul 23, 2012 7:35:45 GMT -5
Hey guys, I have no problem with a few moderators and can get them added now. The problem with this spam is that there is nearly nothing you can do to block it. You can delete a message, and block a member, but since the "member" is not a real person, they just join again. This board used to be better at catching that, but the spam industry works very hard to skirt all the anti spam things a site uses.
Anyway, I'll bump up a couple of the long time top posters which will at least help delete the messages when they do appear.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Jun 6, 2011 20:31:03 GMT -5
I personally know of about 8 that have come and gone here. And I owned 2 of them. I seem to remember talking to Ray one day and he thought he had made around 12 to 15. I could be off on that, but I can't imagine he made many. He started them around 96. The story I got on mine was that it was the first one made after Ray's yellow proto-type. Juan even had to wait on certain parts while Ray designed them. Juan ordered it and waited about 6 months. I ordered one in July of 99 and was told then there was a massive waiting list. A "massive" list would imply one hadn't been produced in a while. He said it took about a month to do one. He said he would call when mine was ready. If I didn't want it then, he'd move onto the next on the list. I did follow up with him a few times over the next year or two, but I'm still waiting for the call LOL There is no one that I have ever talked to that got one from 98 on. That doesn't mean there weren't ones in 98, but no one I know of.
So if you do the math.... Juan ordered in 96 and took 6 months, there don't seem to be any after 97, and they take a month to make.... Around a dozen sounds reasonable to me. To bad too, because to me, they are a great addition to an already cool looking car!
Post by Kyle Murdock on Jun 3, 2011 7:28:47 GMT -5
No problem at all Rich, glad it all came together for you. I would the custom machined aluminum plate that the gauges go in while emptying the basement. Send along your address and I'll ship it to you.
Post by Kyle Murdock on May 26, 2011 7:33:49 GMT -5
Timing on needing to sell this has just bumped up. If I don't sell it this week or next, I'll have to move them to another spot to store them. Since I no longer have a trailer, I'd prefer not to do this. If anyone would like to make a deal, please get in touch.
Post by Kyle Murdock on May 20, 2011 7:35:06 GMT -5
I do have some Bradley advertising that does show the trailer being offered. I'd have to dig though it all to find it, but for someone that wants that extra touch, I'd grab it for the right price. I've never heard of another one.
Post by Kyle Murdock on May 19, 2011 11:09:26 GMT -5
I have it listed locally for $2,000, but a special deal for any of you here. Bradley GT with the Sport Package. It's basically a body, the roof was removed to make it a sportster. I have the windshield, 1600 DP engine with oversize jugs, and a NIB Painless 18 Circuit GM Wiring Harness. The body has wiring already, but I wanted to do it all myself. The Painless sets are the Cadillac of harnesses and cost $400 new. It is sitting on a IRS chassis that is in restorable condition.
The other IRS chassis is the one that goes with the body. It has had pretty much everything replaced on it, including pans, just needs some finishing touches and cleaned up and painted. The chassis was just put outside a week ago. It was stored inside before that.
For those that remember I had a GTII as well, it looks like that is already sold to another member. I will repost it if they decide not to buy it.
Will consider a trade for a good condition golf cart.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Feb 17, 2011 16:21:16 GMT -5
I just posted this link for someone else today, but these guys had a near identical door prop to the original. I looked now, and it looks like they might, but you can't view a large picture. They also had stainless hinges just like the originals. www.spdhardware.com/
Post by Kyle Murdock on Feb 10, 2011 7:44:23 GMT -5
I've never gotten and notices on this site either. The old one was flagged by Google and most AV's to warn you before you come here. Those warnings stayed in effect until they saw that the new site did not have any issues. As far as your old post being deleted, that didn't happen. I'm the only one that can delete them, and I haven't been on in a few weeks. Maybe your comp was already acting up at that time.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Oct 25, 2010 16:36:22 GMT -5
Brad Dement?? I remember the you having one of the limited's.
It looks like you can't get the 18 from Painless anymore. My thought was to have enough left over so that 3 years down the road when you think of something else to add, you've got it. I'm planning to sell my wiring kit with my car, but would probably do it separate if you are really looking.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Oct 24, 2010 17:50:37 GMT -5
Hey Brad. I think I may have met you at Carlisle as well. Anyway, I bought a Painless 18 circuit universal kit. Never used it in the car, but it seemed the way to go for me. I wanted more circuits than I needed. The VW ones just didn't have many. The only thing to keep in mind with the universals are that they are set up for a front engine. The engine wires are a little short, but ok if you locate the fuse block in the right place. Just lay it out first.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Oct 19, 2010 18:56:52 GMT -5
Unfortunately, it's come to that time.... I've had the car for so long and life is getting in the way. I can't see hanging onto it when someone else could have the fun I should be having. Since the sport packs are soooo rare, and I know many of you love them, I wanted to make sure you saw it in the classifieds section. I'm also selling the GTII I had gotten to use the GTII doors on the GT.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Oct 19, 2010 17:40:01 GMT -5
I hate to do it, but the time has finally come to part with my Bradley's. Time and life are getting in the way, and it's time to let them go to someone that can use them.
As any of you know, the Sport Packs are not easy to come by. Ray has talked about making them available for $1,200, but that is no guarantee. And even if he does, the nose needs to be modified if you ever want to drive it ;D
My car is in pieces and will need a full restore. But it already has more money in it than most that are on the road. It's nothing that will be on the road any time soon, but it's a way better start than most. It's sitting on a decent rolling IRS chassis while it's IRS chassis was being worked on. Both chassis' are included. Here's what I've got.
-Body with Sport Pack glassed on and modified nose cone. -All the SP hardware under the rear trunk have been chromed. This includes the steel frame of the rear and bumper. -IRS Chassis has replaced pans, brake lines, and brakes. Many chromed parts including some steering parts and brake drums. -1600 rebuilt with oversize jugs. Motor has around 100 miles on it by previous owner, but I have never had it in the car. -New in the Box Painless Wiring 18 Circuit Wiring Harness. The 18 circuit is no longer available. The same 12 circuit sells for $450. These are the Rolls Royce's of harnesses!! -Roll Bar -Great rims
I would consider splitting it up if someone is interested.
It has no interior and the roof behind the windshield is gone. It was removed to put on GTII doors and door jams. I never got that far but do have the beat up GTII if you want to go that route. Wiring is in the car, but as with any old kit car, I'd use the Painless kit. No gulls or rear window. The windshield is out, and I have not checked yet to see if it is still in one piece. Gauges are there, but rusty around the edges.
I do not have the car out of it's car port yet, so these pictures are old. The body(minus roof), wheels, and engine all look the same. Don't get to disappointed that it has been taken apart from what you see. It turned out to be a very good thing as I found multiple spots where loose wiring connections had been melting.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Jul 1, 2010 22:19:18 GMT -5
Hey all, just getting back on in about a month. Lots going on since I left. So let me chime in a little here. The delay on a new site has been more of me wanting something better. Maybe the easy answer here is putting up a more simple site first, then working towards something more advanced. I'm one of those people that doesn't like to do something half way, but that would make it easier to get things back up and running. SO I will look into that for now and get bradleygt.com working again.
To address a couple of other things. People mentioned the long list of owners on the old owners list. The owners list has always been one of my biggest pet peeves. I love it and want one, but people register and then disappear. In other words, you SEE a long list, but those people are all gone with dead email links.
Some of the back and forth here has been really unnecessary and I'm kind of disappointed to see it. There is a great group of people that have been here for years and years. I also see a lot of new people. The whole point of the site is to keep people in touch. I did lots of work to put out other info on the site, but what you find is people wont READ before they just send an email to ask. In other words, the only thing that was ever really used was the message board. Which is still here and working. All the active people have made the switch to this board. The old board had 1,500 members, how many do any of you actually remember. Again, there were never 1,500 active people. Hell, we had people with 7 accounts because they couldn't remember their passwords and wouldn't take the time to figure it out.
These are the reasons I'd like a much more advanced site, more along the lines of a social networking site. In the mean time, what some of you pointed out is needed. A simple way to link to this board so people can find it on the net. And with me doing a simple site on Bradleygt.com, I can have that pretty quick. The disadvantage to that is that ALL the info on the current site, will be lost as soon as I change the DNS servers. But that is a lost cause as I'm obviously never going to be able to get in touch with the person running the server.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Mar 8, 2010 18:22:16 GMT -5
After seeing Al's, I have planned on doing it with mine and have talked to him about it. It's not nearly as simple as you might think. You will need the doors AND jams from a GTII. You'll also need the roof section between the doors. The one thing you don't even notice about his car, is that it's been widened. With the GTII doors in place on a GT, they are about 8 inches wider than the GT.
He widened his car by building new side panels. I was going to look into narrowing the roof between the doors, and maybe chopping the doors on the top and sides. The only problem with chopping the doors is that it will shrink the door opening itself, possibly making it to small. So that will take some experimenting.
I have a GTII that is in really rough shape needing lots of body repairs. I plan to use that, but may look for the part from another car when it actually comes time to do it. I hate to cut up a car, even a really beat one.
Post by Kyle Murdock on Mar 7, 2010 13:41:48 GMT -5
Killswitch, Al is the only one I know of that has done it. I know a couple others plan to. Al is in Fall River and now has his own shop. The name sounds familiar, but not positive. I had been to his old shop a couple times, and actually towed his car to Carlilse for one of the shows. It was like a traveling car show, people were taking pictures on the highways.