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Today 09:36 AM
OneMoreTime I get this as many times I have ordered parts and they did not work as planned. It is what it is so just roll with it and carry on. glad you got what you needed..

Sam


Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I have to tell you, I am thrilled with the brakes that came today for the Falcon. When I bought them I was told it was the spindles and calipers, that was it. I got screwed with as they charged me twice as much as they told my regular guy at a local wrecking yard who made the price for me with this yard up in Oregon. When I ordered them the guy said "Ok, you want the left side spindle and caliper" and I said, no it was for both sides, he said the price he quoted my guy was just for the one side. I went ahead and ordered it being I needed them and that was all there was to it, $150 isn't going to change our lives, but getting these brakes on the car could! I called my guy and he was ticked, he said it was a friggin email, and he read it to me right there on the phone, he asked for BOTH sides. Ok, life, I get it, I'll deal with it.

Well the stuff came today and I couldn't believe it when I opened the box as the spindles were complete, dust shields, rotors, brackets, the whole deal. I am thrilled, it's all good for sure! The rotors look like they have a ton of material so they can just be turned, it's all good.

I also brought a tire home and will bring a few more for Nick to see what kind of tire size can fit under the wheel well on the car.

This was a good example of something I will often do, when I buy something on ebay for instance, I accept less than what they advertise. We have all expected something we bought through the mail and it's advertised as better than it really is so we are ticked. Well I have seen my brother do that with items over and over and over, getting all pissed off over this. Seeing this I have always shot lower, if the guy describes the item as an 8 out of 10, I don't hurt myself expecting the 8, I accept a 6 or even 5. Will I be ok if it's a 5? When I can say yes, then I buy it. When the thing comes and it's as he described I am THRILLED, if it's less at a 6 or even 5, I am still happy, you get it? Some times it comes and it's a 9, how friggin awesome is that! It is much better doing this believe me.

It paid off today that is for sure!

Brian
Today 09:28 AM
MARTINSR I am dealing with an inlaws house that my wife is the executor of the estate right now. It is HELL, I was so blessed with my brother and sister, not a single issue. Living through this now and seeing the hell my wife is going through, I am so blessed!

It will be over with this summer and I can't wait for that damn house to be sold!

One visit to the attorney......$1600, all because of the BS, $1600 down the drain, and there will be more.

Brian
Today 09:13 AM
Rodnit Beautiful boat, Mitch! I agree, keep it if you can't get a decent price. I think you're starting at a good price. Hope it works out.

I work for a guy who was involved with multiple family members with a cabin. He did all the upkeep and paid the bills. The other bro's would demand to use it whenever... The cabin was in the family for 3 generations. It became really ugly. He let one bro buy him out and then bought another cabin on a different lake. So, my job moved too...
Today 09:00 AM
Too Many Projects Yeah, it was my Dad's dream that he lived for 40 years until he passed 4 years ago. Since then, I and my wife are the only people to keep it operational and pay all the taxes, insurance and electric. $3,000 a year for something we don't use is too much to continue with, now that my Brother doesn't want it.

Here's the boat, Troy. 1979 SSV-177XL. 170hp 4 cylinder inboard. NADA and a few ads on the web put the average price around $1800. I would probably keep it for that. I have it listed on a Glastron forum for $3500. Always covered or garaged with less than 200 hours and is near mint. A true 1 family owned "garage find" of boats.





Today 08:23 AM
1971BB427 What a beautiful cabin and view! It will be hard to let it go, but if it's not being used I'd do the same thing. Have a good friend who's in the same situation with a cabin and 40 acres on Lake Chelan in Washington. He and his sister, and two cousins own it. Their grandmother and her two sisters bought the place when they were in their 20's. But some want to sell, and the others can't afford to buy them out. So it will be sold.
Today 08:22 AM
Rodnit Dang Mitch. Too bad you have to sell 'er. Looks like a very nice get away.....

Unfortunately, older boats aren't classics like cars unless it's something extremely unique, or, an old wooden one. Being that it's in great condition will help it sell quicker..... Not sure what it is, but, put a price higher than book value. Most decent boats will sell higher than book in our neck of the woods..... Especially this time of year..... Ex. if it's worth $6k try for $8k or $7900......
Yesterday 09:21 PM
MARTINSR Damn, that is beautiful!

Brian
Yesterday 08:58 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I know you will not miss the upkeep but it will be hard knowing it is gone after all these years.

John
It is sad to know it will not be there for us in the future but we didn't see using it enough to buy out my 2 siblings AND keep doing all the upkeep. My brother said for 3 years, he was going to buy us out and keep it but that changed last fall, so here we are. I have my mobile "cabin" sitting in the driveway and we can go to any lake, mountain, or park we want with it...









Yesterday 08:31 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
HEY, where did you get this...

Today I drove 330 miles round trip to get the water system sanitized and back up in the cabin so we can sell it. Got a "honey wagon" coming this week to empty the holding tank along with a certification inspection and then on the market it goes. It's never been for sale. My dad bought the property in 1969 and built the cabin and garage in the 70's.

I brought my boat down again to sell it also but am very disappointed in the possible low value of it. Boat is near mint, having been bought new in 1979 by my dad and never out of the family. The matching trailer still has the original bias tires on it with almost no wear.
Might have to go the ebay route and find a collector for this one.
I know you will not miss the upkeep but it will be hard knowing it is gone after all these years.

John
Yesterday 08:29 PM
MARTINSR I have to tell you, I am thrilled with the brakes that came today for the Falcon. When I bought them I was told it was the spindles and calipers, that was it. I got screwed with as they charged me twice as much as they told my regular guy at a local wrecking yard who made the price for me with this yard up in Oregon. When I ordered them the guy said "Ok, you want the left side spindle and caliper" and I said, no it was for both sides, he said the price he quoted my guy was just for the one side. I went ahead and ordered it being I needed them and that was all there was to it, $150 isn't going to change our lives, but getting these brakes on the car could! I called my guy and he was ticked, he said it was a friggin email, and he read it to me right there on the phone, he asked for BOTH sides. Ok, life, I get it, I'll deal with it.

Well the stuff came today and I couldn't believe it when I opened the box as the spindles were complete, dust shields, rotors, brackets, the whole deal. I am thrilled, it's all good for sure! The rotors look like they have a ton of material so they can just be turned, it's all good.

I also brought a tire home and will bring a few more for Nick to see what kind of tire size can fit under the wheel well on the car.

This was a good example of something I will often do, when I buy something on ebay for instance, I accept less than what they advertise. We have all expected something we bought through the mail and it's advertised as better than it really is so we are ticked. Well I have seen my brother do that with items over and over and over, getting all pissed off over this. Seeing this I have always shot lower, if the guy describes the item as an 8 out of 10, I don't hurt myself expecting the 8, I accept a 6 or even 5. Will I be ok if it's a 5? When I can say yes, then I buy it. When the thing comes and it's as he described I am THRILLED, if it's less at a 6 or even 5, I am still happy, you get it? Some times it comes and it's a 9, how friggin awesome is that! It is much better doing this believe me.

It paid off today that is for sure!

Brian
Yesterday 08:23 PM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
HEY, where did you get this...

Today I drove 330 miles round trip to get the water system sanitized and back up in the cabin so we can sell it. Got a "honey wagon" coming this week to empty the holding tank along with a certification inspection and then on the market it goes. It's never been for sale. My dad bought the property in 1969 and built the cabin and garage in the 70's.

I brought my boat down again to sell it also but am very disappointed in the possible low value of it. Boat is near mint, having been bought new in 1979 by my dad and never out of the family. The matching trailer still has the original bias tires on it with almost no wear.
Might have to go the ebay route and find a collector for this one.
It was in the "Things that will get Mitch's attention" box.

Sounds like you had a long one today, in more ways than one. Hope you find the right person for the boat. And cabin. I bet theres people out there who can't do without them.
Yesterday 08:11 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
HEY, where did you get this...

Today I drove 330 miles round trip to get the water system sanitized and back up in the cabin so we can sell it. Got a "honey wagon" coming this week to empty the holding tank along with a certification inspection and then on the market it goes. It's never been for sale. My dad bought the property in 1969 and built the cabin and garage in the 70's.

I brought my boat down again to sell it also but am very disappointed in the possible low value of it. Boat is near mint, having been bought new in 1979 by my dad and never out of the family. The matching trailer still has the original bias tires on it with almost no wear.
Might have to go the ebay route and find a collector for this one.
Yesterday 07:06 PM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Damn I could get use to driving the Gran Sport every day. Nick is driving Marge and I am "forced" to drive the convertible. Yeah, I could get use to this!

Brian
GM muscle is where its at, man. No doubt about that!

Need more pics
Yesterday 07:01 PM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by AirwolfPJ View Post
Air cleaner flamed. And cut a 2" section out of a 2nd row minivan seat, welded it back up and proceeded to notch out the corners to fit around the frame kickup.

Nice!
Yesterday 05:49 PM
AirwolfPJ Air cleaner flamed. And cut a 2" section out of a 2nd row minivan seat, welded it back up and proceeded to notch out the corners to fit around the frame kickup.

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