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Today 09:22 PM
MARTINSR Oh, and by the way my LP for the night got a little later than my CCR and Chuck Berry I listened to yesterday...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPcsMMEMbfw

Brian
Today 09:20 PM
MARTINSR I got out there for my five minutes (just about literally 5 minutes) and heated up the front window frame portion to straighten out the bend a little to match the roof.



Got that all done and then opened up my box of wheel covers our fabrication master John Long sent me.

A few of the very first '53 Corvettes sold had passenger car wheel covers on them, so I figured I needed to look into that for my Motorama truck. I really would love to have Vette wheel covers but being a set is about $2000-$3000 I will be going without them.

Besides, these may even be cooler being the first Vettes used them.



I love the box John, I appreciate that you appreciate my order.



It cracks me up that I thought he was sending me 4. So I opened up the box pulled them out and took this photo. I then picked the box up and headed to the garbage can and it hit me that the box was heavier than I thought it would be. I had to double check that the box bottom was real thick or something to account for the weight, nope, there was another wheel cover! LOL Glad I double checked.



I can't wait until I get them on some wheels on this truck out in my "styling courtyard" to stand back and look at it.

Now I need to find a set of worn out white walls someone is pulling off some vintage Corvette that I and put on the truck while it's being built.

John, I thank you so much for the covers, that was very nice of you and I really appreciate it.

Brian
Today 06:02 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Looks like a fun project.

All I did today was to put my garage "off the grid" so to speak. I now have an 8 ga extension cord feeding the breaker panel from the house next door. Hopefully the hydro will be pulled off the house in the next couple of days and demo can begin.
Gonna need pics of the demolition...
Today 05:36 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I backed my friend's '72 Chevelle into the "operating bay" and started draining the coolant in preparation for an entire drivetrain swap. Then I removed the drive belts, then the fan, shroud, upper hose, etc. etc.

I "tinkered" with it for a while and ended up with this..

Parts in the trunk, on the floor, everywhere...

He might be a bit surprised tomorrow when he comes over to help and all we do is remove the hood and hook up the chains...
We still need to remove the bench seat and carpet and then cut out the floor for the Tremec 5 speed. We need to get it all bolted in and measure for the driveshaft to be made, so I'm hoping we can get to that point tomorrow. He's bringing the motor and rear axle with. He had the Tremec shipped here.

Looks like a fun project.

All I did today was to put my garage "off the grid" so to speak. I now have an 8 ga extension cord feeding the breaker panel from the house next door. Hopefully the hydro will be pulled off the house in the next couple of days and demo can begin.
Today 05:24 PM
matts37chev Cool stuff^^^
Today 04:46 PM
Too Many Projects I backed my friend's '72 Chevelle into the "operating bay" and started draining the coolant in preparation for an entire drivetrain swap. Then I removed the drive belts, then the fan, shroud, upper hose, etc. etc.

I "tinkered" with it for a while and ended up with this..







Parts in the trunk, on the floor, everywhere...





He might be a bit surprised tomorrow when he comes over to help and all we do is remove the hood and hook up the chains...
We still need to remove the bench seat and carpet and then cut out the floor for the Tremec 5 speed. We need to get it all bolted in and measure for the driveshaft to be made, so I'm hoping we can get to that point tomorrow. He's bringing the motor and rear axle with. He had the Tremec shipped here.



Today 04:41 PM
deadbodyman LOL, I know what you mean...
Heres a few pics of the place that buys and sells the wood any kind of wood you want...The guys bent over backwards to get me just what I wanted and were a big help. All the wood beams are the heart pine, they just resaw them into any thickness boards you want.theres a few more of what it looks like after planning down. I had 2 10' boards and a 14' board all were 14" wide. and around 1 3/4 thick and now theyre just a tad over 1 1/4" thick.these will be stair treads and risers in the staircase Im building ,If I don't screw it up it should be the focal point of the whole house and be that one, over the top, thing that sells the house.
Today 03:42 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Russ, There aren't any trees like this any more the pretty much extinct now. After the civil war the south was broke and left with no resources so the old growth forests were clear cut to extinction.. the conditions to regrow it no longer exist air quality and NO people. most of the wood was sold to the north to build factories, any Old factories up there or along the entire east coast will be full of heart pine in the giant, main support beams and floors because of is strenghth and rot resistance. The long leaf pines were 3-500 years old and older when cut into boards and have been in those factories for another 200 yrs . The heart has a beautiful redish color and these trees were simply huge its not uncommon to see a 24" heart.The boards I bought have a 6" heart .
they came from old beams aprox 16" x 8" x 20-30' long one piece or bigger mostly from local mills that were torn down ,its the only way to get it and its super expensive , fortunately I know a guy...and have the capability to do all the mill work my self with the exception of the resawing. my boards are 14" wide 1 13/4 thick and way a ton it took two of us old farts to carry each one about 150 lbs
I live about two miles east of the fort just off Gordon hwy, Im sure we've drivin past each other.
That's very cool that you were able to get the raw material. so you can still see the reddish hue in the heartwood?? wow!! but… but... what do you plan to build with it??

I doubt we drove past each other near Ft Gordon. that would have been ~ 1969 (doubt you were driving yet) and I was just in the stockade there for about 3 weeks . it seems I had a bit of trouble following the orders of certain AH officers. what we have here… is a failure.. to… communicate. we worked it out however. once he got out of the hospital we agreed that I was "unsuited for military service" finally, we agreed on something

Russ
Today 04:25 AM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
I guess I didn't realize there were any pines that big left there. I was in Fort Gordon for a wile in the Army many years ago, so that's my image of Georgia however .
Keep the boards out of the sun.
I also love woodworking. what do you plan to build with the lumber?

Russ
Russ, There aren't any trees like this any more the pretty much extinct now. After the civil war the south was broke and left with no resources so the old growth forests were clear cut to extinction.. the conditions to regrow it no longer exist air quality and NO people. most of the wood was sold to the north to build factories, any Old factories up there or along the entire east coast will be full of heart pine in the giant, main support beams and floors because of is strenghth and rot resistance. The long leaf pines were 3-500 years old and older when cut into boards and have been in those factories for another 200 yrs . The heart has a beautiful redish color and these trees were simply huge its not uncommon to see a 24" heart.The boards I bought have a 6" heart .
they came from old beams aprox 16" x 8" x 20-30' long one piece or bigger mostly from local mills that were torn down ,its the only way to get it and its super expensive , fortunately I know a guy...and have the capability to do all the mill work my self with the exception of the resawing. my boards are 14" wide 1 13/4 thick and way a ton it took two of us old farts to carry each one about 150 lbs
I live about two miles east of the fort just off Gordon hwy, Im sure we've drivin past each other.
Yesterday 09:39 PM
2ndroundko Took advantage of my local playground... I mean junkyards half off sale. I bought a 906 headed 350 with the serpentine setup for 260. I figure the roller block alone is worth it even if the heads are cracked. Now I gotta get a carb intake and inline fuel pump.
Yesterday 08:46 PM
matts37chev I spent most of the day working on a disc golf course we are building.
Yesterday 08:37 PM
Northstar T
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
finally got started milling my rough sawn heart pine boards. I edge planed them(on a jointer) then ripped them down to 12" wide and straight on both edges. them got started planing the faces down to the proper dimentions , about 1 1/4" from a rough cut 1 3/4... been at it since 2:00 theyre looking good but its a ton of work. I hope it's worth it...to late for pics but I'll post tomorrow nite I cant believe the transformation this wood going through.
I guess I didn't realize there were any pines that big left there. I was in Fort Gordon for a wile in the Army many years ago, so that's my image of Georgia however .
Keep the boards out of the sun.
I also love woodworking. what do you plan to build with the lumber?

Russ
Yesterday 08:22 PM
deadbodyman finally got started milling my rough sawn heart pine boards. I edge planed them(on a jointer) then ripped them down to 12" wide and straight on both edges. them got started planing the faces down to the proper dimentions , about 1 1/4" from a rough cut 1 3/4... been at it since 2:00 theyre looking good but its a ton of work. I hope it's worth it...to late for pics but I'll post tomorrow nite I cant believe the transformation this wood going through.
Yesterday 06:47 PM
John long Good to see you back on it Brian!

John
Yesterday 06:20 PM
MARTINSR I got some well needed therapy in the garage today. First time touching it in over a year! My "five minutes" was about 3.5 hours and I didn't get much done. Wow, I am off kilter quite a bit, good thing I have extra parts because I cut the first window frame too short. Yeah, like I said, if my "five minutes a day plan" turns into "Five minutes a week" it will get done a heck of a lot sooner than not touching it for a year!

But the second one around came out nice. It's so funny how you can twist and tweak these things unlike I remember doing years ago. Anyway, got the rear half of the frame tacked in there and the front lower piece raked back and in. Got the front piece ready to bend into shape and I'll do that next trip out to the garage.

I put my Chuck Berry LP on the record player and then a few CCR LPs and American Graffiti soundtrack. That Chuck Berry was the very first LP I ever bought new. I got it at the JC Penny in the first mall I ever went into. My mom was probably there to get some new shoes or something and I of course was with her. Listening to it is a treasure of a memory for me.

Brian



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