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Today 05:58 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The new rear axle is out getting overhauled and will be done next weekend. I hope to get that swapped soon too. My concern right now is getting the trailer home. It is 160 miles north of me on my dad's lake lot and they just got another FOOT of snow Tuesday. I'm hoping I don't have to have the plow on the pickup to go get it out but I want to get it here in the next couple weeks. 320 miles with an 8.5 ft plow bucking the wind and bouncing on bumps doesn't sound like fun or good for fuel mileage.
I hear that. What is the story on the rear axle? Are you dropping the rear gear to improve towing capacity?

John
Today 05:51 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, I didn't forget to take the camera. I just forgot to use it.

The difference between this car and mine is that mine is pretty solid above the rusty area. This hardtop is pretty rusty up high too. Not a lot of good car to build back to.......It could be done.

Good thinking on your mounting plates. Glad you are getting this done with plenty of time before you have to "hit the road." It will be good to have a little time to work out any issues with the trip coming up.

John
The new rear axle is out getting overhauled and will be done next weekend. I hope to get that swapped soon too. My concern right now is getting the trailer home. It is 160 miles north of me on my dad's lake lot and they just got another FOOT of snow Tuesday. I'm hoping I don't have to have the plow on the pickup to go get it out but I want to get it here in the next couple weeks. 320 miles with an 8.5 ft plow bucking the wind and bouncing on bumps doesn't sound like fun or good for fuel mileage.
Today 05:24 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Good for you , but pretty rusty ?? Does it get worse than your convert ??

Did you forget to take the camera with ...

Those are hard to find cars and what parts you can't use could bring some funds back in.


In the middle of the radiator swap on the '38. I added mirrors for towing the trailer too. You can see the mirror in the first pic that was too low and small to be of much use for driving, let alone backing up a trailer.



There are 6 bolts that hold the radiator to the shell and they are a major PITA to install. I cut 2 pieces of flat stock and made these nut plates. I can hold the piece of coat hanger above the shell and get the bolts started with one hand now...

LOL, I didn't forget to take the camera. I just forgot to use it.

The difference between this car and mine is that mine is pretty solid above the rusty area. This hardtop is pretty rusty up high too. Not a lot of good car to build back to.......It could be done.

Good thinking on your mounting plates. Glad you are getting this done with plenty of time before you have to "hit the road." It will be good to have a little time to work out any issues with the trip coming up.

John
Today 04:43 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I bought the 53 Bel Air Hardtop in Knoxville today. Will have to get it hauled home next week. It is a complete car but pretty rusty. The frame does look quite good though and I pretty excited about it.

John
Good for you , but pretty rusty ?? Does it get worse than your convert ??

Did you forget to take the camera with ...

Those are hard to find cars and what parts you can't use could bring some funds back in.


In the middle of the radiator swap on the '38. I added mirrors for towing the trailer too. You can see the mirror in the first pic that was too low and small to be of much use for driving, let alone backing up a trailer.







There are 6 bolts that hold the radiator to the shell and they are a major PITA to install. I cut 2 pieces of flat stock and made these nut plates. I can hold the piece of coat hanger above the shell and get the bolts started with one hand now...



Yesterday 10:24 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
I think I'm gonna commit to a job offer I got to work at a higher quality shop than where I'm at. my next job doesn't have a bunch of drug addicts and hacks and so I can't wait! Anyhow, tomorrow I go to SF and take the baby to the beach.

If you want to have a real great SF time away from the BS walk around North Beach. Great food, a great park (Washington Square) an amazing church, Coit tower is a short walk away. It's really a great way to spend a few hours.

Brian
Yesterday 09:22 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Owwwwwww!!!

Insurance I hope.

BB

NO ,none,,Bad part we just spent 9 mo on a complete remodel,much work and many $$$,I guess it could be worse.
Yesterday 08:45 PM
mud.man.rj
new job,...waiting.

Take the other job, good choice, sounds like a better quality shop anyhow.
Yesterday 08:34 PM
John long I bought the 53 Bel Air Hardtop in Knoxville today. Will have to get it hauled home next week. It is a complete car but pretty rusty. The frame does look quite good though and I pretty excited about it.

John
Yesterday 08:28 PM
tech69 I think I'm gonna commit to a job offer I got to work at a higher quality shop than where I'm at. my next job doesn't have a bunch of drug addicts and hacks and so I can't wait! Anyhow, tomorrow I go to SF and take the baby to the beach.
Yesterday 06:05 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Just unbelievable Pugsy. Beautiful wotrk!

John
Thanks John.
Yesterday 04:38 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Got the two piece band welded and polished

Just unbelievable Pugsy. Beautiful wotrk!

John
Yesterday 04:19 PM
123pugsy Got the two piece band welded and polished.

















Yesterday 10:25 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
I have seen homes built on a slab in West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan that have all the plumbing under the slab, as well as all of the furnace ductwork.

I'll bet that's a mess to repair if it freezes up.
Speaking of freezing pipes - somewhere in the history of our home, the baseboard HW heating froze and split a pipe on the second floor. The oak flooring buckled in one place, it discolored in others and the dining room light fixture tubing split. The flooring was repaired, kinda, and I have since replaced that fixture. I have a small inverter 3600W generator to keep that from ever happening to us.

What am I doing today - yard work
Yesterday 10:14 AM
123pugsy Went to the shop this morning and bent up a few bits for the floor bracing.














Yesterday 09:41 AM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
Unfortunately, many if not most newer at least, homes in the South don't have basements like we do in the Nawth. Two daughters live South, Virginia and Texas. The Texas one - HW heater is just above the guest bedroom and an unwelcome alarm at ~0600 when it clicks on for the day and starts clattering. The one in Virginia - the heater is in a first floor 'closet' but the POS heat pump is - guess where - right over the bedroom where we stay when we visit. There's a good living to be made every time the temp goes under freezing below the M-D Line repairing busted water lines, ceilings and replacing OSB underlayment
I have seen homes built on a slab in West Virginia, Ohio, and Michigan that have all the plumbing under the slab, as well as all of the furnace ductwork.
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