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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.
Yesterday 07:15 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Ok, BB. Behave yourself. Mike is sensitive like me.

I now have the body supported on all 4 corners by 3' pieces of 3/8" all thread.

I need to cut 8-10 tack welds and remove the body mount bolts and I can pick it up. I forgot we had dinner plans tonight or it would have happened today.

Also, I have an appointment to go look at a 53 Bel Air hardtop in Knoxville tomorrow that is supposed to have a good frame. The price is right if it is what I hope it is...

Keep those fingers crossed Mitch.

I Love how you are supporting the body, good thinking!

Brian
Yesterday 07:14 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
I hope you can have someone else finish it up, do you have to do everything?

Brian
Yesterday 06:37 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
Oh man, What a bummer. Good luck. Hope you can get that behind you soon.

John
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