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Today 10:09 PM
MARTINSR Tonight it was literally five minutes, maybe not even that. I cut the front piece of the door window frame to length, marked it and cut it, that was it.

Not much but still more than the entire 15 months prior to last week.

Brian
Today 06:58 PM
Dave57210
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Have you ever had the mineral content in your ground checked? You might want to have it done. I don't think it's that costly at all. Doing so could give you a clue about the strange appearance's of extra engines.

BB







(you might have a high iron content!)
Actually - the first year we were in this house, my wife planted a garden. She got lotsa vegetables out of it, including a major bumper crop of carrots.

We still razz her about what happened the first time she microwaved some of the carrots - they sparked! We stood there with our mouths hanging open
in astonishment - sparks everywhere, and little burn spots on the carrots

The next year we ran the garden soil through a screen and found all sorts of interesting stuff, A model A carb. A 49 Dodge hubcap. A couple of rear axle shafts. A Lodge sparkplug (pink ceramic). Several chainsaw chains . Lots of nails & stuff.

Yup - there actually WAS a high iron content. No "sparky" carrots since then!
Today 05:41 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Took the first trailer-load of scrap to the metal recyclers - pocketed $110.00

Got the second load (mostly old lawnmowers) ready to go

Tomorrow - I load up the rest of the scrap, including two old, dead window-mount air conditioners, a steel drive-way light pole, a couple of old fenders & doors.

Later - when I can get to it all - a couple of engines (a seized solid 350 SBC, a 2.2 Isuzu with a spun bearing) and various other junk.

Discovered something under a tarp - a V6 Chev that I didn't know/remember that I had.

Wonder if they are like the magical reproducing 289s? MANY years ago, I was in a frenzy of swapping between a couple of 65/6 Mustangs and a couple of 66/7 Fairlanes. I drove all 5 cars into the yard. Put the rod-knocking, smoking 289 out of "that" car into the very rusty Fairlane wagon with the slipping trans, put the good motor from "that" Mustang with the crashed fender into the "mint" Mustang, etc, etc. Sold the good cars and scrapped the junkers with the junk engines in them.

Drove all 5 cars OUT of the yard afterwards.
And had one engine left over! To this day I do not know how THAT happened! Now I have a Chev V6 that seems to have "appeared" somehow.
Have you ever had the mineral content in your ground checked? You might want to have it done. I don't think it's that costly at all. Doing so could give you a clue about the strange appearance's of extra engines.

BB







(you might have a high iron content!)
Today 05:24 PM
Dave57210 Took the first trailer-load of scrap to the metal recyclers - pocketed $110.00

Got the second load (mostly old lawnmowers) ready to go

Tomorrow - I load up the rest of the scrap, including two old, dead window-mount air conditioners, a steel drive-way light pole, a couple of old fenders & doors.

Later - when I can get to it all - a couple of engines (a seized solid 350 SBC, a 2.2 Isuzu with a spun bearing) and various other junk.

Discovered something under a tarp - a V6 Chev that I didn't know/remember that I had.

Wonder if they are like the magical reproducing 289s? MANY years ago, I was in a frenzy of swapping between a couple of 65/6 Mustangs and a couple of 66/7 Fairlanes. I drove all 5 cars into the yard. Put the rod-knocking, smoking 289 out of "that" car into the very rusty Fairlane wagon with the slipping trans, put the good motor from "that" Mustang with the crashed fender into the "mint" Mustang, etc, etc. Sold the good cars and scrapped the junkers with the junk engines in them.

Drove all 5 cars OUT of the yard afterwards.
And had one engine left over! To this day I do not know how THAT happened! Now I have a Chev V6 that seems to have "appeared" somehow.
Today 11:15 AM
MARTINSR I just have to post what someone else got done, Sean, on his T. Sean doesn't post on this thread, only on his build thread can we see his awesome T, but it's worth checking out guys!
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/t-bu...ld-237217.html

Brian
Today 11:08 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Gonna need pics of the demolition...
You got it.
I'll have to post some videos also.
Today 08:39 AM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
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.
Lovely pieces of wood. Wadco oil will bring out the depth.

BB
Today 06:23 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Well, today was another "non-car stuff" day. Dug down and uncovered the septic tank so it could get its annual pump-out.

Sure glad it was a LOT cooler today than it has been lately - but NOT happy that the cause of the cool-down is that the sun was blocked by dense clouds of forest-fire smoke.

Drought like S Cali around here this year. (It's not climate change - its just that the weather is different than it usually is! )

Also got a trailer-load of scrap metal ready to go to the scrappers first thing tomorrow. Approx 3 or 4 more loads to go yet.

And THEN - gotta get out the recip saw and chop up the old hot-tub so it can go to recycle place. All that should keep me out of mischief until the weekend!
I had our pump-out service install a manhole over the tank so I didn't have to dig it up again. Just a piece of corrugated plastic pipe and a lid. It's in the side yard, so not objectionable.

We have been under the smoke from up there for a week now. The whole weekend was hazy and health alerts for people with difficulty breathing to stay indoors. We need the wind to switch around and blow the smoke to the arctic circle and Russia...

You'll be happy about having all the "junk" out of the way once your done. Then you can start accumulating new junk...
Today 04:48 AM
matts37chev
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Well, today was another "non-car stuff" day. Dug down and uncovered the septic tank so it could get its annual pump-out.

Sure glad it was a LOT cooler today than it has been lately - but NOT happy that the cause of the cool-down is that the sun was blocked by dense clouds of forest-fire smoke.

Drought like S Cali around here this year. (It's not climate change - its just that the weather is different than it usually is! )

Also got a trailer-load of scrap metal ready to go to the scrappers first thing tomorrow. Approx 3 or 4 more loads to go yet.

And THEN - gotta get out the recip saw and chop up the old hot-tub so it can go to recycle place. All that should keep me out of mischief until the weekend!
Yesterday I hauled about a wheelbarrow load of stuff to work and tossed it in the scrap iron bin there.

That smoke is making its way down here now
Today 01:31 AM
whinny Just seen the fires on the news tonight dave not good eh?
Hope the firemen get it under control quick, thinking of you guys up there.
Later gator
Russ
Yesterday 10:41 PM
Dave57210 Well, today was another "non-car stuff" day. Dug down and uncovered the septic tank so it could get its annual pump-out.

Sure glad it was a LOT cooler today than it has been lately - but NOT happy that the cause of the cool-down is that the sun was blocked by dense clouds of forest-fire smoke.

Drought like S Cali around here this year. (It's not climate change - its just that the weather is different than it usually is! )

Also got a trailer-load of scrap metal ready to go to the scrappers first thing tomorrow. Approx 3 or 4 more loads to go yet.

And THEN - gotta get out the recip saw and chop up the old hot-tub so it can go to recycle place. All that should keep me out of mischief until the weekend!
Yesterday 09:36 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
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


:-)))))))))))))))))))))))))

My pleasure,

John
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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...
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