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Today 05:47 AM
matts37chev I spent all day working at a disc golf course we built a few years back.
We are getting it race ready for our annual tournament on the 9th.
I think I over did it running the weedwacker, I can barely lift my right arm.
Yesterday 07:56 PM
MARTINSR
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Did she beat him?

BB
Yep

I made it out to the coast, what a great day! Marge performed flawlessly of course, she is always there for me.

Brian
Yesterday 05:58 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
BB, my dad had that '55 F100 (the one my brother now has) with a 364 Buick in and she would drive us in it often. One time at a stop light, with a big 15" orchard ladder in the bed even, the light turned green and she nailed it racing the guy next to us! LOL She was something else, and the sweetest never a swear word from her mouth lady.

Brian
Did she beat him?

BB
Yesterday 05:56 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
started my pedal car project and it's been fun.





the front corner needs a lot more work but other than that it's turning out ok.

Looking real good!

BB
Yesterday 05:32 PM
tech69 started my pedal car project and it's been fun.





the front corner needs a lot more work but other than that it's turning out ok.

Yesterday 07:37 AM
MARTINSR BB, my dad had that '55 F100 (the one my brother now has) with a 364 Buick in and she would drive us in it often. One time at a stop light, with a big 15" orchard ladder in the bed even, the light turned green and she nailed it racing the guy next to us! LOL She was something else, and the sweetest never a swear word from her mouth lady.

Brian
04-25-2015 11:12 PM
boothboy
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Funny convertible story. My mom always had one, though she never, ever, ever put the top down. That was for me and my dad when we went somewhere with it. Or me when I got my license, that suckers was down when I left the house. It was a '68 Impala when my dad bought it about '74, it had 13K original miles.

So one day I am out driving it, and it's about to rain, and I had to get home anyway being my mom needed the car to go somewhere. I pulled into the driveway as I put the top up then went into the house. My mom walked out a few minutes later as the rain started coming down. She hopped in the Impala and drove off. Next thing you know I am hearing a horn BLOWING in the driveway, HONK HONK HONK HONK I looked out to the living room window to see my mom sitting there in the Impala with the top down and rain falling on her! OMG I hadn't locked the header clamps and the top went down as she drove when the air got under the front of it!

I ran out there and it was raining hard! I said "You never put the top down and choose to do it now?" She didn't think it was funny. But she was an angel and allowed me to put the top up and she was on her way without any kind of big deal. I love you mom, and miss you.

Brian
Hey! Mom was cool!

BB
04-25-2015 08:33 PM
1971BB427 Had another paying job, doing a power steering pump on my friend's '85 El Camino. Had to use AutoZone's tool rental program to get the correct puller for the pulley. Went very well, and it was back working in a couple hours.
04-25-2015 08:20 PM
matts37chev i put the new water pump and pulley on the 38 today, and rinsed out the rad after is CLR week long soaking.
then helped my son change his starter, oil, and drivers seat.
04-25-2015 07:48 PM
1971BB427
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ha ha. You want to start hating sanding then do a 59 BelAir project. the panels are measured in acres instead of sq ft.. sand for metal work, sand for epoxy, sand for filler, sand for more epoxy, sand for top coats, sand the runs and bug snuffle off the clear coat……….. it's been a couple months now, so I'm doing the final cut and buff. averaging one panel per day, and so far I've done the top, the hood, and "cut" half of the trunk lid. Ya… I hear ya' about sanding.
I vow to NEVER AGAIN build a car this big.

Russ
I love the '59, especially because it's a sedan! But it's also gorgeous too!
04-25-2015 05:53 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
ha ha. You want to start hating sanding then do a 59 BelAir project. the panels are measured in acres instead of sq ft.. sand for metal work, sand for epoxy, sand for filler, sand for more epoxy, sand for top coats, sand the runs and bug snuffle off the clear coat……….. it's been a couple months now, so I'm doing the final cut and buff. averaging one panel per day, and so far I've done the top, the hood, and "cut" half of the trunk lid. Ya… I hear ya' about sanding.
I vow to NEVER AGAIN build a car this big.

Russ
Nice, nice, nice. I love '59s.......... Dad has one in the back of his property(120 acres) upside down. It was there when he bought the place in the mid 70s. Full of bullet holes, basically a mess. What a shame. I took the Impala badging off it and keep it in my workroom.....
04-25-2015 05:48 PM
MARTINSR Marge is back on the road, whoooo hooooo! Got the hub on and re-torqued the other side too. Of course I don't know if it's at 250lbs but I figure with me standing on a 2ft breaker bar jumping on it, that's good enough. It's in way tighter than it was, that I know. But she is back on the road, tomorrow I will be driving across the bay over to Half Moon Bay out on the ocean for the Dream Machines show, cross your fingers for me.

Brian
04-25-2015 05:43 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I would love to have seen that Crosley finished ,

Super Nice Flattie
David, that flattie was a REAL nice bike. He collected so many NOS and Army Surplus parts it would blow you away at how much of that bike was brand new. It was one of the best, the undersides of the fenders looked as good as the top. It rode real nice too, I forget what he did to it but as I remember it was ported and relieved and had bigger valves. It actually had a decent cruising speed. The next one really was a hot rod, I'll try to find a photo of it. When he sold it the guy sent him a photo of his bike back in the seventies and this thing was an unbelievably scary twin, it was like my brother built it with the photo the guy had. The guy was thrilled to get it I'll tell you that.

Brian
04-25-2015 04:58 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
That was my brothers, it's long gone. After that we built an interesting flatty on a soft tail frame where we cut off the fender mounts and ran them under the fender and put a pogo stick seat running the top of a '40's frame a master cylinder under the frame with the brake cable going down to it, all that stuff hidden so it looked like an old bike but with more modern function. It was a damn nice bike.

That one is gone too. He has an interesting project now, a Crosley powered bike. His "Theme" is if Crocker would have continued in business into the 50's they would have made this inline four machine. It's looking pretty cool.

Brian
I would love to have seen that Crosley finished ,

Super Nice Flattie
04-25-2015 04:24 PM
MARTINSR
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feeling a little discouraged right now due to too much sanding at work, I need metal! Going to the metal supply store to get some square tubing to make a better stand for my bead roller. It will be good tig practice and will get the same gauge as the round tubing I will use on the bikes so it will be light but also great practice for my frame builds. I also might get some unistrut, conduit for spacers, washers and threaded rod for the frame jig. I'd like to get those coned inserts for the head tube and bottom bracket but they are expensive and will push forward. Don't need any discouraging issues at the moment. Then it's basketball. I hate to miss The Warriors game but I'm glad to have seen the last game. What a come back for the history books.
Can you believe I got side tracked when they went to break with 3 points to go and a few seconds on the clock! I didn't know what happened until the next morning!

Brian
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