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Today 12:11 AM
bullheimer Martin, i called them my Princess Diana's for about 15 years. Her death is what got me wearing them everytime i get in a car. glad yer kids alright.

today... did my usual electrical work gig. yesterday was mo intresting. excavator took down a service drop to two service masts ripping them in half. didn't harm the wires or the lugs in the meter tho, so i re sleeved them both and charged the ins co a grand apiece. sure kicked my ***** tho. today wasnt much better. i seem to go to bed earlier on the weekends than i do on the weekdays. wtf's up widdat??? and my wife is even out of town and i'm not up to whoring around without her. man it sux gettin old and feeble. aka my get up and go got up and left. tomorry i gots ta get a new kitchen sink and install THAT pos! i also got this stupid lawn mower that wont start and a lawn that is up to my shins to mow if i can ever get it going. Bikes on hold, but i need to order parts, just dont think i should be spending money on that right now, and i also had my 400's oil pan and galley cover tanked or peened, so i am ready to paint the both of them. should be another nut binder of a day in the life of bullheimer mcgee. my first day off since my colonoscopy two fridays ago. sure would be nice to do absolutely NOTHING and lay in the sun drinking _______ ! but it's been three days now w/o a kitchen sink, and i gotta replace all the plumbing under it as well. man, there just aint enuf hours in the day. and the worst thing is...i'm not even gonna get paid $180,000,000 to do it!
Yesterday 09:01 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
As you old timer body guys surely know, body repair technics of old Corvettes back in the 60s-70s left a lot to be desired. when I rebuilt my 62 a couple years ago I ran across many injuries, from years gone by, where the "repair" consisted of globing some bondo on the back side. bondo and sand the outside, and paint it. no cloth, no resin, just bondo . well…. somehow I missed properly repairing one vintage crack at the top of the DS fender during restoration and it re-surfaced a month or so ago. today I beefed it up with some glass mat and resin inside the fender. I guess I hadn't seen it during the initial bodywork because the crack initiated right at the vertical edge of the bonding strip. if I was planning on a repaint I'd do a bit more extensive repair now, but it's just a nice driver and I'm NOT gona paint this thing again. I figure I'm just adding a little patina to make it worth more to my heirs.

Russ
Those are "character lines" Russ! I often gaze lovingly upon older Corvettes with such minor flaws, and smile. I enjoy knowing they aren't garage queens, and are being used enough for small fractures to occur!
My neighbor and I were just talking to another friend today about his new old Vette. He had an original orange '67 big block, which had numerous flaws, but I loved it. At the show today he was driving a red '65 327, that was 100% correct restoration. I commented on how lovely the resto was, but said I was going to miss seeing his '67 with it's flaws, and paint so thin in places that I could see the primer showing. He was perplexed, but I really do like cars that are cared for, but used a lot too!
Yesterday 08:46 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Holy Crap!!

BB
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Tha was more than Luck,,Much Much More.
I know David, I know!

Guys, this was crazy, they had taken off after working on the Alpine up to the Golden Gate just for a drive. That's 50 miles away and this wreck happened about a mile from my house. I did NOT expect what I saw when he called me. He said the car rolled over and I thought "Yeah right" because it's just not that common for a car to do that, not and have the occupants not hurt. I took off to find him on the off ramp to our exit off the freeway with a highway patrol car there and two officers. The car was backwards and up against a light pole that smashed into the rocker at the door my son was sitting! Smashed so much the door wouldn't open because the rocker and the door were wadded together! They had climbed out the drivers broken window, the right rear door of the car was the only one that opened and I went through it to get my son's glasses. They were folded up and put into a cup holder like he put them there on purpose but he had them on in the accident! I knew the tow truck driver and he took it to where I work across town. And I met him there to open up the gate. On the way home I bought them each a lotto ticket telling them they already won a hell of a lottery but maybe their luck will still be with them.

YES I am so thankful you just don't know. The friend stayed at my house last night, don't think he really wanted to go home real fast, that's the second Scion he has totaled.

My son has always worn that seat belt, all my kids, never had a problem with them ever since they were babies. I called it a "Racing harness" when they were little in their car seats. I would show them the harnesses on race cars and say "See, the race car as the same thing". But honestly, never ever gave me so much as a whimper about wearing them. If he didn't have that on last night, this would have been a much different day.

I am so thankful, sooo thankful.

Brian
Yesterday 08:15 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Welllllll, l got a call at midnight from my son.....not a scratch, not a single scratch on him or his friend. Geeeez

Brian
Holy Crap!!

BB
Yesterday 07:41 PM
Northstar T As you old timer body guys surely know, body repair technics of old Corvettes back in the 60s-70s left a lot to be desired. when I rebuilt my 62 a couple years ago I ran across many injuries, from years gone by, where the "repair" consisted of globing some bondo on the back side. bondo and sand the outside, and paint it. no cloth, no resin, just bondo . well…. somehow I missed properly repairing one vintage crack at the top of the DS fender during restoration and it re-surfaced a month or so ago. today I beefed it up with some glass mat and resin inside the fender. I guess I hadn't seen it during the initial bodywork because the crack initiated right at the vertical edge of the bonding strip. if I was planning on a repaint I'd do a bit more extensive repair now, but it's just a nice driver and I'm NOT gona paint this thing again. I figure I'm just adding a little patina to make it worth more to my heirs.

Russ
Yesterday 07:25 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Welllllll, l got a call at midnight from my son.....not a scratch, not a single scratch on him or his friend. Geeeez

Brian
Tha was more than Luck,,Much Much More.
Yesterday 07:05 PM
Dave57210 Tomorrow is gonna be one of those days where I say "should I.... or maybe should I .... or.....

There is a car show a couple of blocks away at my son's old High School
NASCAR is on at Talledega
and I should go visit my friend in hospital

So far it looks like : DVR the race, drop into the car show and then drive downtown to see her a bit later.
Yesterday 06:52 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I am not a believer in miricle coatings. I have never used POR 15 or any other encapsulator" but I had a can of Mastercoat that Pats55 had donated to my cause a year or so ago. The interior of Old Rusty's quarter panel seemed like the perfect place to try it.

I spent 2-3 hours cleaning the panels as well as I could without sand blasting them and applied 2 coats of the Mastercoat with a foam brush.

I loved the way it went on as well as the way it self leveled. I can't tell you how it will work long term but it sure beats what I had here before and I am glad I had it. Thanks Pat.







From here I need to go over the bare metal panels with 80 grit and shoot some epoxy on them.

John
I have a piece of rusted angle iron out in the back yard that I put some on and it's been hanging out the many months now still looks good.

Brian
Yesterday 06:51 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
You're getting much nicer temps down there Russ! We only reached 72 yesterday, and might not hit 70 today! We hit the first car show of the year today, and had my jacket on until about 1:30 when the clouds finally burnt off!
They say just one more day of 80s here and then back to high 60s and low 70s. that's ok. it sure beats the 30s and 40s we were having last month.
We're headed your way on Monday but as long as it isn't snowing there, we're good

Russ
Yesterday 06:36 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Welllllll, l got a call at midnight from my son.....not a scratch, not a single scratch on him or his friend. Geeeez

Brian
wow, thats good to hear
Yesterday 06:20 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
It was a really nice 85* day today, so the Friday night cruise to DQ was a sellout crowd. I had the 59 all plushed out and ready for it's debut, and it turned out to be a big hit. there were lots of really nice cars there tonight, and of course I had forgotten my camera . but I'll get em' next time.
Every year we lament about how all the cruisers these days are old farts like us. oh well… it is what it is, and we still enjoy the heII out of hanging out in the parking lot and lying to each other all evening just the same.

Russ-Jennifer
You're getting much nicer temps down there Russ! We only reached 72 yesterday, and might not hit 70 today! We hit the first car show of the year today, and had my jacket on until about 1:30 when the clouds finally burnt off!
Yesterday 04:13 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post



John
Well, now you need to start over and make a plexiglass quarter panel. Can't hide all that nice work and paint....


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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
We got the studs changed on my buddy's hub. He's driving around short a nut or two
I'll be sure to watch out for him..
Yesterday 03:07 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I am not a believer in miricle coatings. I have never used POR 15 or any other encapsulator" but I had a can of Mastercoat that Pats55 had donated to my cause a year or so ago. The interior of Old Rusty's quarter panel seemed like the perfect place to try it.

I spent 2-3 hours cleaning the panels as well as I could without sand blasting them and applied 2 coats of the Mastercoat with a foam brush.

I loved the way it went on as well as the way it self leveled. I can't tell you how it will work long term but it sure beats what I had here before and I am glad I had it. Thanks Pat.







From here I need to go over the bare metal panels with 80 grit and shoot some epoxy on them.

John
That coating will be good for about twenty years, so I think you're good.
Yesterday 03:05 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Welllllll, l got a call at midnight from my son.....not a scratch, not a single scratch on him or his friend. Geeeez

Brian
Holy sheet!!!!
Yesterday 03:04 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
If you were closer, I could bring one of mine over so you had something to work on...

Where's the Chrysler ? You could "tinker" on that...

I swapped out the wife's winter tires last Sunday. So nice to have 2 sets of wheels. 10 minutes and I'm done...
The Chrysler is on hold. I got my demo and building permits and will be knocking down the house next month.

We got the studs changed on my buddy's hub, a new rotor and he was good to go. He's driving around short a nut or two on each wheel now because nobody stocks them. Crazy.

Ya, two sets of rims is the only way to fly.
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