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Today 04:03 PM
whinny Wouldn't get me in that machine, I'm a great believer in paying experts to do an expert safe job. You got kahunas ill tell ya that.

Later gator
Russ
Today 02:54 PM
SVTFreak Worked on my master cylinder mount for the 33. Abs system power brake setup and I want it all hidden under dash, so some moving around was in order.

Today 02:42 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I've had a dead Elm tree in close proximity to my shop for a few years now. I know a tree trimmer and he has said numerous times, he will come take it down, piece by piece, to avoid it falling on the shop. Well last week, I decided I had waited long enough and yesterday I rented an electric/hydraulic man lift and took it down myself. Now mind you, I DO NOT like heights and I had this extended the full 35 feet out and 35 ft up and I still need my 8 foot pole saw to reach the upper limbs. I only looked down once and knew I couldn't do that again... Just focus on the tree in front of me and cut it down.

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Better you than me. I am an old pole climber and I wouldn't want to be hanging out there in that thing!

John
Today 07:38 AM
Too Many Projects I've had a dead Elm tree in close proximity to my shop for a few years now. I know a tree trimmer and he has said numerous times, he will come take it down, piece by piece, to avoid it falling on the shop. Well last week, I decided I had waited long enough and yesterday I rented an electric/hydraulic man lift and took it down myself. Now mind you, I DO NOT like heights and I had this extended the full 35 feet out and 35 ft up and I still need my 8 foot pole saw to reach the upper limbs. I only looked down once and knew I couldn't do that again... Just focus on the tree in front of me and cut it down.





Yesterday 09:36 PM
John long Very nice indeed Rip!

I just cut up cardboard today.

John

Yesterday 09:09 PM
Rip VW
Very Interesting Monday.

I had a visit last week from my brother (retired 747 Capt). This was kind of strange in itself as he doesn't stop by very often.

He was interested in checking out the progress on the Coupe he said.
after the grand tour he focuses in on my HF Brake, shear, roll setting on my hydraulic cart. The next thing you know he was reading me the riot act for not having the machine secured to anything. I admit the machine was bolted to the original shipping crate bottom and that was setting on my hydraulic lift unsecured. I admit I should have had the thing at least clamped to the cart so I add a couple of clamps and while I am doing that he has my tape measure and is measuring everything. I asked him what was up and he said nothing just curious. Now I am suspicious big time. The rest of the visit was normal then he left.

I really didn't think about it any more until yesterday morning. My brother calls me and asks if I was going to be home at lunch. I said sure whats up. He says "I have to stop near by and figured I would drop in and say hello".

Hmm 2 visits in a week something is up. My brother dabbles in woodworking and is pretty good at it. At noon he shows up and in the back of his truck he pulls out a good sized heavy duty Wood Stand. He says here bolt that machine down to this!

I was blown away I looked it over and he had the dimensions spot on and set to the height I work at. I couldn't believe it He put locking casters on it and it could be passed as a coffee table. He says I couldn't let ya hurt yourself and your wife mentioned that she was nervous with how you had it set up so I fixed it for you. My wife absconded with the the stand and she is going to paint it for me before I bolt the 3N1 down.

So I finally figured out this whole thing was a conspiracy launched by my wife. Gotta love that woman! My brother can be an amazing human when prodded occasionally and he did a amazing job on the stand! I feel lucky to have him as a brother!

Ah Family, That is what it is all about.

Here are a couple of pictures before the wife grabbed it for paint..
06-26-2017 10:01 PM
Speedshift_Sam
A big thankyou to someone

I must also mention, and thank the folks behind my wife and I in a white ford pickup. They held up traffic long enough for us to nab the little guy. A life, no matter how small, is always worth saving. Thank you.
06-26-2017 07:34 PM
Speedshift_Sam
Looked for Bocars, found a shopcat instead.

Came to Midland this week to hunt Bocars and chat with Jim Hall, instead worked on helping this little guy who had been tossed out a car window on Garfield Ave. Looks like I have a new shopcat.
06-26-2017 11:02 AM
Rip VW
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Bring my sawhorses back ! I have a set the same as yours.

Hey Me too. I have a pair just like them. However my wife has borrowed mine for the last 3 years!!
06-26-2017 04:29 AM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I have always liked the look of painted bumpers on certain rides, yours being one of them. The motivation is monetary but the look can be better than chrome. Also like that draw bar cover, pretty slick. You going back with that stock dark red? Sounds like the bodywork wasn't too bad and I bet that aside from the wallet hit, you 'uns will be enjoying the old truck in a new way soon.
I looked all over for a plain painted bumper for the back, but could not find one. Fixing what I have instead. The truck is the stock color. Dark Torreador Red, or something like that. The mirrors and the bumpers will be body color as well. And yeah, it was a hit to the wallet, but I think it was worth it. I couldn't have done it nearly as well or in nearly the same time frame. It will still be a couple of weeks yet to get the bed finished.

Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Bring my sawhorses back ! I have a set the same as yours.
I like those saw horses. They fold flat to stow out of the way, and they're pretty sturdy. They're screwed to the plywood decking with the casters, the 2 x 4's are screwed to the saw horses, and the bumpers are screwed to the 2 x 4's. Hard to do that with metal.

Dave
06-25-2017 09:32 PM
boothboy .

You know how everything from the 40's is an antique.

Brian[/QUOTE]

HEY!!!

BB
06-25-2017 09:31 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
No that, would've been your Dad...
I wish.

BB
06-25-2017 09:07 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Gee, when you read the paper did it say anything about me being born?

John
Aug 18th 1945 I think was the year. I got such a chuckle out of Nick when he saw that paper he read and read and read the thing, out loud. It was so damn funny, especially the "Ask a question" portion where people would ask questions about history or what ever. I found my self looking a few up on the computer as that is where I was sitting and it hit me how someone asked those questions and waited days and days for the paper to print it and I was finding out the info in seconds. We had fun with that paper. I picked it up at an antique store in town.

You know how everything from the 40's is an antique.

Brian
06-25-2017 08:49 PM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Those bumpers had more runs than the starting line at the Boston Marathon... I got them sanded down, cleaned up and primed again. I got the air pressure situation under control, now I just need more practice. And another regulator. Body work on them begins tomorrow, I guess.

Dave
Bring my sawhorses back ! I have a set the same as yours.
06-25-2017 07:30 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Yeah, check and see if I'm there under "Coming Attractions"

BB
No that, would've been your Dad...
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