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Yesterday 09:21 PM
MARTINSR Damn, that is beautiful!

Brian
Yesterday 08:58 PM
Too Many Projects
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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
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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
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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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Yesterday 05:44 PM
Fasto44 I met with my contractor today and the good news is he thinks that I should be able to expand the garage the way I want to. Now all I will need is the approval of the architecture commitee. That process all starts with a set of project plans.
Yesterday 04:02 PM
1971BB427 Jumped in the Burb for a long drive to my late friend's home north of me. Been selling antique gun stuff from his estate for his wife, and was going to pass off the last of the funds to her. But ended up coming home with another huge load of similar stuff his wife located! So now I start all over again. I don't mind; he was a great guy.
Yesterday 09:47 AM
MARTINSR 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
05-02-2016 08:05 PM
Too Many Projects First day of summer vacation...

I bought a cover for my camper last week and put that on this morning, so I can store it outside.

Then I mixed systemic insect root drench for a Linden tree. While that was slowly soaking into the ground, I mowed the entire yard...took 2 hours.

Then I went shopping for a few things to take to the cabin tomorrow and stopped at a nursery on the way home to buy a hanging basket for the wife for MOTHERS DAY, hint, hint.

After I got home, I mixed more root drench for 2 big ash trees in the front yard.
05-02-2016 08:00 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
The molding looks fine but T-birds....

I trimmed out a 63 and nothing fit. Its more of that "Here, heres a piece of a lesser material made into a shape that will look like what they need in a catalog picture. You buy please. How many of those can we sweat shop and get on the ship going to USA before the container is full?" garbage.
OH MY GOD how I loath reproduction parts! On another forum I visit a was recommending to some guy to fix his original panels and not buy repro. Some guy goes off on me about I don't know anything, they fit as good as new.....then I saw that he was an advertiser! Man are we lucky to not have that BS here. So then another guy jumps in on me....he is an advertiser too! So I went to his web site and there in one of the first photos I open there is a truck and the hood fits like CRAP, ever loving CRAP! Yeah, if that is what you will put up with I don't want your opinion. Then the other guy, I go to his site, he is a MASTER car building, awesome stuff, and awesome talent to make this repro crap look good! The average home builder that we were talking to in the thread couldn't do what he does without a magic wand!

Geeez, I will do anything to avoid that crap. Some times you have to use it, and it's great that it's available. If nothing else it's something to start with at the very least. But damn the lies that it's exactly as original, give me a break.

Brian
05-02-2016 07:51 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Today I helped my brother with the roof mouldings on his wife's 57 Bird. We pulled the top off to install these little corner mouldings and found that they didn't fit! I went looking on the net and it says 55-57 so I don't know what's up but they don't fit. I can shorten the moulding going over the door I guess. But they don't match the rear moulding's size, it looks like crap if you ask me.

Brian
The molding looks fine but T-birds....

I trimmed out a 63 and nothing fit. Its more of that "Here, heres a piece of a lesser material made into a shape that will look like what they need in a catalog picture. You buy please. How many of those can we sweat shop and get on the ship going to USA before the container is full?" garbage.
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