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Yesterday 10:16 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Since your wife is obviously good at working with her hands, you need to teach her to weld. She could just work on the truck for 5 minutes a day and we could watch the truck come together.

We are sure you are correct and she would look cute doing it......


I did lay out my top well and cut out the blank today.

John
Johns right! Think about it. Ten minutes a day!!

BB
Yesterday 09:42 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Since your wife is obviously good at working with her hands, you need to teach her to weld. She could just work on the truck for 5 minutes a day and we could watch the truck come together.

We are sure you are correct and she would look cute doing it......


I did lay out my top well and cut out the blank today.

John

Nope, if I wanted a helper with that I would go to my daughter. Check out this thread from a few years ago.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/exam...ng-151203.html

Brian
Yesterday 06:54 PM
496CHEVY3100 [QUOTE=John long;2496153]Since your wife is obviously good at working with her hands, you need to teach her to weld. She could just work on the truck for 5 minutes a day and we could watch the truck come together.

We are sure you are correct and she would look cute doing it......


I did lay out my top well and cut out the blank today.

John[/QUOTE

LOLOL,
Yesterday 06:35 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Sounds like my project with my doorbell!

I can't believe my wife, she is something else. When I started cleaning up the trailer she kept saying how she should make new covers for the pads (there are about 10 of them, all different shapes and sizes). Now mind you, she is no seamstress, not by a long shot. She doesn't make clothes from scratch or anything like that (she has done a few) just general alterations for me and the kids once in a while and stuff like that. I kept pushing the thought off and getting a quote from the people we use ($1500) and just thought I would be selling it "as-is" and that's all there is to it. But she kept pressing the idea and went and got a few pieces out of the garage and started studying them. Next thing you know she has some material and she is doing it! And she is getting better and better with every piece! This lady is something else! And she looks so damn cute doing it!

I have went further than I thought changing all the water fittings and such, but I WILL feel much better giving it to someone with it all working well.

Brian
Since your wife is obviously good at working with her hands, you need to teach her to weld. She could just work on the truck for 5 minutes a day and we could watch the truck come together.

We are sure you are correct and she would look cute doing it......


I did lay out my top well and cut out the blank today.

John
Yesterday 08:11 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Just worked on wiring in a pair of ceiling fans in the shop. Should have been a half-hour job, but NOTHING wanted to work. and I KNEW I had wired it right, but, still no fan action.

Turned out it was a defective switch! Gotta go get a new one tomorrow and then I can move on to the next project.
Sounds like my project with my doorbell!

I can't believe my wife, she is something else. When I started cleaning up the trailer she kept saying how she should make new covers for the pads (there are about 10 of them, all different shapes and sizes). Now mind you, she is no seamstress, not by a long shot. She doesn't make clothes from scratch or anything like that (she has done a few) just general alterations for me and the kids once in a while and stuff like that. I kept pushing the thought off and getting a quote from the people we use ($1500) and just thought I would be selling it "as-is" and that's all there is to it. But she kept pressing the idea and went and got a few pieces out of the garage and started studying them. Next thing you know she has some material and she is doing it! And she is getting better and better with every piece! This lady is something else! And she looks so damn cute doing it!





I have went further than I thought changing all the water fittings and such, but I WILL feel much better giving it to someone with it all working well.

Brian
07-24-2014 10:35 PM
Dave57210 Just worked on wiring in a pair of ceiling fans in the shop. Should have been a half-hour job, but NOTHING wanted to work. and I KNEW I had wired it right, but, still no fan action.

Turned out it was a defective switch! Gotta go get a new one tomorrow and then I can move on to the next project.
07-24-2014 10:30 PM
MARTINSR Working on the trailer, things are coming together. I may tow it over to the Goodguys car corral next month.

Brian
07-23-2014 11:09 PM
MARTINSR And thank goodness it was on the garage and not the house.

Today I worked on the camp trailer....yeah I know...boring.

Brian
07-23-2014 08:06 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Things always look better in pictures but I am really pleased with it. i think I will paint the inside body color but flatten it down to a satin finish. Kind of like base coat without clear. That might look kind of factory.


I hate it happened but to my untrained eye it looks like it could have been much worse considering the size of that tree.

Good luck with it.

John.
Painting the new floor body color will be really cool....

You are right, it could have been worse. The tree is 30" diameter where it snapped off, 5 ft high. There's 30 ft to the garage and the garage is 30 ft, with another 15 ft hanging over the front. The tree was approximately 75 ft tall...
07-23-2014 08:00 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Hate to see that damage ,that sucks,, you are lucky after all for no more damage than you received , Thumbs up for Dad and his building ,overbuilding skills,
I feel the same way, David. If that wall had collapsed too, the garage might be totaled and a few valuable things inside as well. I was very relieved to see the integrity hadn't been compromised to allow someone access inside. That door under the tree opened like there was nothing unusual with that tree laying on top of the wall.

When I started cutting the main trunk I could hear my dad saying "there's no way you're going to cut it with that little saw". I had to chuckle. He always underestimated my "tenacity"... RIP Dad.
07-23-2014 07:42 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Finished up the repair on the rear wall of my convertible top well.....Good day!

John

As always ,Great work John ,,sure you don't have a couple of little Elves hid helping you ,,you are really makin progress,
07-23-2014 07:36 PM
496CHEVY3100 Hate to see that damage ,that sucks,, you are lucky after all for no more damage than you received , Thumbs up for Dad and his building ,overbuilding skills,
07-23-2014 07:33 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
I wouldnt paint if I were you John....I'd try out Barrys new clear epoxy primer on that metalwork...its just too pretty to paint..
Things always look better in pictures but I am really pleased with it. i think I will paint the inside body color but flatten it down to a satin finish. Kind of like base coat without clear. That might look kind of factory.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
9:30 am...turned in the driveway at the cabin and was met by this...









5 trusses broken but the wall held with the double header. My Dad built this and he always over engineered things. The studs are also at 16" O/C instead of the 24" he could've made it. The wall doesn't even have a bow in it.





Started clearing off the brush with the pole saw. My 18" saw won't run so this is all I had. The cutting bar is only 12" long.



Down to the main trunk.



There's 3 ft of that limb inside the garage.



Decided I'd try to cut off the trunk and let it drop. I figured the trunk on the roof would need to be cut up in small enough pieces to roll off later.



The tree was rotted hollow in the center. I didn't know that before.



I'm going to see what the insurance will do about the tree removal and clean up too. I'm getting too old for this $h!t...

Well, it looks to me like you are going to have a new roof soon.

I hate it happened but to my untrained eye it looks like it could have been much worse considering the size of that tree.

Good luck with it.

John.
07-23-2014 07:26 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
It is different out there for sure. I lived across the river in Vancouver for 3 years and only saw one bad thunderstorm. Of course that was coming through the Columbia River Gorge on my Motorcycle. The good Lord did let me outrun it though.

John
well if you don't like the weather here, just wait 15 minutes! After a torrential downpour, it's now dry and sunny!
07-23-2014 06:54 PM
Too Many Projects 9:30 am...turned in the driveway at the cabin and was met by this...









5 trusses broken but the wall held with the double header. My Dad built this and he always over engineered things. The studs are also at 16" O/C instead of the 24" he could've made it. The wall doesn't even have a bow in it.





Started clearing off the brush with the pole saw. My 18" saw won't run so this is all I had. The cutting bar is only 12" long.



Down to the main trunk.



There's 3 ft of that limb inside the garage.



Decided I'd try to cut off the trunk and let it drop. I figured the trunk on the roof would need to be cut up in small enough pieces to roll off later.



The tree was rotted hollow in the center. I didn't know that before.





I got 3 steps up the ladder and cut the other side. I couldn't believe it when the huge trunk rolled off the roof when it broke.



The MIGHTY saw that could...



I called the insurance company and started a claim. This isn't something I have time to deal with.





I pushed the soffit and fascia back up and nailed them to what was left of the rafters so I had something to attach the tarp to.



My brother got there about 1:30 and was just in time to help put the tarp on.





I'm going to see what the insurance will do about the tree removal and clean up too. I'm getting too old for this $h!t...

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