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Today 09:40 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Today is the first chance I have had to make it to the shop in several days but did make some progress on welding up the holes in the firewall.

Christmas has really kept me busy this week but it has been fun.

John

That's my kind of stuff right there... Looking very nice...I did the same thing on this 57 I did.. Even cleaned up the body mount a little..

Today 09:37 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
The last few days I have just been working really hard on not loosing my mind.
Dad has been back and fourth between the hospital and recovery home for the last couple months.
Now he has been told he only has a few months to live.
It's been very frustrating (i won't go into details, but I am pretty angry right now, at both him and the universe).
But the world will keep turning, so it's one day at a time.
Hang in there Matt. The prayers are on there way..
Today 09:35 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
The last few days I have just been working really hard on not loosing my mind.
Dad has been back and fourth between the hospital and recovery home for the last couple months.
Now he has been told he only has a few months to live.
It's been very frustrating (i won't go into details, but I am pretty angry right now, at both him and the universe).
But the world will keep turning, so it's one day at a time.
I'm sorry, hope it gets easier real soon.

Brian
Today 09:26 PM
tech69 yesterday I had a problem with keeping the tunnel opening from flattening out when tipping the edges of the tunnel so I brainstormed this "highly technical" idea of using a chunk of composite bat to hold it in place while working around it. Worked like a charm but in the area where it goes to a point causes a stretch or displaced metal which will have to be shrunk with a disk, but other than that it's looking good. If this weren't on the bottom of the tank I would maybe consider a buck next time. Next is the important part of fitting up to the back of the tank, scribing, cutting the tunnel on the tank, taping it down and checking for evenness on the bike. Coming along and almost ready to buy some primer to start body work.

Today 09:05 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
The last few days I have just been working really hard on not loosing my mind.
Dad has been back and fourth between the hospital and recovery home for the last couple months.
Now he has been told he only has a few months to live.
It's been very frustrating (i won't go into details, but I am pretty angry right now, at both him and the universe).
But the world will keep turning, so it's one day at a time.

You family will be in my families prayers as well. It's all in God's will. All we have to do is leave it up to him and he will see that our loved ones no longer suffer. When they do leave this world they are going to a better place. This has helped me to deal with lost friends and family many times over.
Today 08:28 PM
timothale
loft in the shop.

When I was building my 40 X 120 ft shop I got a couple house trailer frames free, I cut then down to 40 ft, and some 8 ft long 2 inch water pipe for legs. one is for wood storage by all the wood working equipment and the other one ended up having a lot of My kids excess stuff that should be donated
Today 08:19 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
The last few days I have just been working really hard on not loosing my mind.
Dad has been back and fourth between the hospital and recovery home for the last couple months.
Now he has been told he only has a few months to live.
It's been very frustrating (i won't go into details, but I am pretty angry right now, at both him and the universe).
But the world will keep turning, so it's one day at a time.
Sometimes there are no easy answers Matt. Your emotions are normal I am sure. Sometimes we just have to realize that we can not control the events that evolve in our lives. I hope you can put this burden in God's hands and believe he can offer piece to your father. All you can do is offer him your love and support.

I will have your family in my prayers.

John
Today 08:06 PM
matts37chev The last few days I have just been working really hard on not loosing my mind.
Dad has been back and fourth between the hospital and recovery home for the last couple months.
Now he has been told he only has a few months to live.
It's been very frustrating (i won't go into details, but I am pretty angry right now, at both him and the universe).
But the world will keep turning, so it's one day at a time.
Today 07:49 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Yes! The codes here are crazy, but I was surprised when they told me I could build up to a 720 sq. ft. building, which was exactly what I wanted to build! Now I need to decide what the building will be as far as materials. I can go steel, stick built, or pole building. I'm leaning towards a pole building, but with steel skin, and 3/4" plywood under the steel roof for strength and moisture control.
My friend Dan Hart built a pull barn accross the river from you in Vancouver, Wa. You may know Dan. He has a '57 Ford 6 cyl drag car and a really cool black '59 Galaxy convertible. He is a regular at Beaches also. I know he would be glad to show you his and share the things he learned while building it.

It is really nice with high ceiling for a lift and a smaller shop area that is easy to heat and cool. Very well planned and exicuted.

PM me if you are interested in connecting with Dan.
Today 07:49 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Yes! The codes here are crazy, but I was surprised when they told me I could build up to a 720 sq. ft. building, which was exactly what I wanted to build! Now I need to decide what the building will be as far as materials. I can go steel, stick built, or pole building. I'm leaning towards a pole building, but with steel skin, and 3/4" plywood under the steel roof for strength and moisture control.
Pole is quick to go up and usually the least expensive. I have one with ribbed steel siding. No wood on the roof. It would need to be pressure or marine for the moisture.

You can go 12-14' ceiling too for a lift...
Today 07:31 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Wow, That is a biggie. Especially in Portland where the building codes are so strict. Congratulations, I know you are excited.

John
Yes! The codes here are crazy, but I was surprised when they told me I could build up to a 720 sq. ft. building, which was exactly what I wanted to build! Now I need to decide what the building will be as far as materials. I can go steel, stick built, or pole building. I'm leaning towards a pole building, but with steel skin, and 3/4" plywood under the steel roof for strength and moisture control.
Today 07:27 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Not much going on here today, but did get some good news from the planning commission today. They told me I can build my new shop in the backyard of my property! Wont be a mega shop at 24'x30', but will be plenty of room for me. It will be heaven compared to building cars in my 10'x20' Costco canopy, and along with my 12'x36' single car garage, I will finally have enough space to store two cars, and still be warm and dry working on them!
As a bonus, they told me I can go as high as 35', so if the budget can stand it, I could go to a 2 story shop, or at least tall enough to give plenty of attic storage.
Wow, That is a biggie. Especially in Portland where the building codes are so strict. Congratulations, I know you are excited.

John
Today 07:21 PM
1971BB427 Not much going on here today, but did get some good news from the planning commission today. They told me I can build my new shop in the backyard of my property! Wont be a mega shop at 24'x30', but will be plenty of room for me. It will be heaven compared to building cars in my 10'x20' Costco canopy, and along with my 12'x36' single car garage, I will finally have enough space to store two cars, and still be warm and dry working on them!
As a bonus, they told me I can go as high as 35', so if the budget can stand it, I could go to a 2 story shop, or at least tall enough to give plenty of attic storage.
Today 05:17 PM
John long Today is the first chance I have had to make it to the shop in several days but did make some progress on welding up the holes in the firewall.

Christmas has really kept me busy this week but it has been fun.

John

Today 10:20 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I can't stand wearing any jewelry. No rings, watch, earrings, necklace....nothing. The stuff drives me nuts and I would fidget with it continuously. My wife finally stopped chastising me about wearing my wedding ring a few years ago. Only took about 15 years for her to get over it...

I've done a bit of welding on a creeper under cars and even with a welding jacket, I've gotten hot sparks and slag that lands in the open neckline and burns thru my shirt. There's nothing I can do about it fast enough to prevent a burn, so I lay there waiting for the burn to stop and then finish the job. When I roll out, I pick the bb out of the hole it burned into and wait 2 weeks for it to heal...
I was in the shop once welding a bed side on and one of the guys drug me out on the creeper by my feet and began hitting me with a blanket....I didn't realize that my shirt was on fire! Just got a very minor sun burn like burn, I was damn lucky he was there for me.

Brian
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