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Yesterday 10:05 PM
MARTINSR Got the patch panel tacked in place and a little done to correct the tight door gap there on the front to the cowl. I was rocking along when my oldest car friend came walking up to me in the garage. I don't see him much, I love the guy but he is SOOOOOOO different than me when it comes to politics and he never shuts up about it! We went out and had a lunch with him and his wife and my wife and it gets a little better with the women around. But just him and I, geeez I can't take it. And I hate this because we have so many memories. What's funny is he was just the opposite politically years ago than he is now, it's wild. But anyway, enough of that, I got something done on the truck two days in a row now!

Yesterday 07:18 PM
Originally Posted by ntfday View Post
Him and Norm Grabowski more or less put "T"s on the map.
Saw my first T-bucket at a car show in Marquette Michigan when I was 16. Vowed then and there that some day I would own one. Finally when I went on disability in 2009 I actually had the time to aquire a rough copy and spent the winter making it drivable and the next few winters refining it to what I am finally happy with it. Thanks to those two old timers for creating something that lives on. Still, most people here in WV have never seen one, and ask many questions.
Yesterday 06:27 PM
123pugsy In case you miss it:

IDJ's thread:
Yesterday 06:26 PM
123pugsy Lot's of fun today. I had to pick up 8 sacks O setting mud and 10 boxes of tiles. Can you tell I'm going to be in a good mood soon?
05-26-2017 10:11 PM
MARTINSR I thought I was done out in the garage but I was wrong. Nick is adding nitrous or a turbo or something to his computer and I needed to modify a bracket.

I have to say again, if you are doing fab work of any kind, these punches should be required by law. I just modified this bracket, an extremely precise piece, zero room for error. I punched four 5/32" holes with ZERO room for error. Very very little room to do it, wham bam thank you maam punched the four holes walked back into the house and slipped the bracket over the four studs without so much a whimper. Nothing to clean up around the holes, no wandering of the drill, nothing, just punch, punch, punch, punch, done.


05-26-2017 09:02 PM
MARTINSR I know you guys aren't going to believe this, but I worked on my truck tonight! WHOOO HOOOO! Got in my five minutes in, hopefully I can keep it up. But I got the patch panel that I made about a year ago trimmed to fit. I then spent a little time getting the door fit better.

Something got done, I am feel good about it.

05-26-2017 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
I sort of remember that from my early teen years.

Him and Norm Grabowski more or less put "T"s on the map.
05-26-2017 08:02 PM
John long I have been attempting to salvage a '64 buick tilt column for the last couple of days. I have had it for years as a parts column for the 64 Riviera column in the roadster.

The problem is these were only made in the 60's and the buick has a real oddball turn signal mechanism. It is completely different than the Chevy of the same vintage.

I have everything in it working but am short a few parts. I need a turn signal detent spring, one of the tilt bias springs and a lower bushing. The bushing os a non issue but I will have to beat the bushes for the others.

Nothing on Ebay

This is pushing frugal to the extreme I guess.


05-26-2017 07:56 PM
cozwurth Nothing car related today, ran some errands with my wife picking up some stuff for my parents 50th anniversary party, and another router for the router table. Dovetail jig is set up now, hopefully getting started on the display case tomorrow. That Henry rifle is a beautiful piece of work, I hope I can do it justice with the display case.
05-26-2017 07:39 PM
Fasto44 Well, I haven't had much of a reason to get out in the garage since my '56 F100 truck was delivered to the body shop last month. I finally decided since I have some time that I should modify my welding cart to fit my new ESAB Rebel welder. The cart needed to be extended to be able to carry two bottles of gas (argon and argon/co2 mix). So I rummaged though my metal pieces to see what I could use on this project, took some measurements, and drew up a sketch of what I was going to make. Today I spent the day cutting out the bits and pieces and cleaning them up for welding. I know that I could bang it out faster by MIG welding the parts but I want to use this project to practice my TIG welding.
05-26-2017 03:50 AM
tech69 slow at work so I skated and filmed some stuff that will get skate fans happy to see. So happy I don't have that old man style to my skating. I still have that pop but most of it comes from heart and determination. Lot of the other guys skating at my age turn into wusses but I fight for the trick I want. Why do it if you're half stepping? Feeling great and got another metal project coming up.
05-25-2017 09:51 PM
Originally Posted by ntfday View Post
They were Ivo's trademark.
I sort of remember that from my early teen years.
05-25-2017 09:37 PM
boothboy Is Russ going to sneak a Martin manifold on it. Tommy probably wouldn't notice.

05-25-2017 09:18 PM
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Excuse my ignorance, but is that a nailhead Buick ?

They were Ivo's trademark.
05-25-2017 08:27 PM
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Excuse my ignorance, but is that a nailhead Buick ?
A Buick V8 made from 1953 to 1966.

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