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Today 08:22 PM
John long Done welding the firewall except for a few pin holes. Still grinding.

Marked most of the spot welds on the left hand brace at the upper door hinge. It is good to get back to the shop but I am ready to move on. There is probably several days of work to do on the firewall, cowl and toe boards yet. i know patience is a necessity but I am really ready to do something different.

Yesterday 04:15 PM A wife as a belly dancer...lucky guy. Mine just cooks a lot of really great stuff all the time, oh ya, I'm lucky too.
Yesterday 10:40 AM
tech69 I squeezed in a little time on the bike yesterday and got the rear fender brackets in there. Lot of work and I decided on welding a bolt to the inside of the frame so the fender can be nice an snug. This will the be the last mock up pic before paint.

It looks 10x better without the old fender bracket

Yesterday 10:22 AM
48 ford panel truck

48 ford panel truck body sitting on a 29 studabaker frame with a 34 chevy grill and headlights and a 350 chevy drive train. I don't have any money in it yet just time.
12-24-2014 10:37 PM
John long
Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
................ summer will be here before ya know it. ]
LOL, Promises, promises, promises.

12-24-2014 09:01 PM
Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
My wife is a bellydancer, and has a lot of really big costume jewelry.
. I used to date a bellydancer... took a couple years to get the last of the little sparkly sequins out of my house... and she was only here once...

Originally Posted by Northstar T
"summer will be here before ya know it."
. Oh... I wish that was true... not ready for winter... but was nearly 60 here today... high 37 tomorrow... 15 below may be soon...
12-24-2014 08:36 PM
Northstar T I'm sidelined for a few days on the BelAir, so I pulled my 64 Fairlane into the shop to start installing the Vintage Air under dash retro A/C kit. so far I've gotten the compressor bracket fabricated, and have installed the condenser. summer will be here before ya know it.

12-24-2014 06:35 PM
matts37chev Sorry for the sideways pics, some of them were taken for FB and my phone posts them crazy.
12-24-2014 06:33 PM
not cars but it's what I've been working on

My wife is a bellydancer, and has a lot of really big costume jewelry.
So a "finish carpenter" friend of mine, helped me build a giant spinning two sided jewelry cabinet.
The pics only show one side, but the other side matches.
The doors are on the saw horses, after I finished staining them
I mad some custom knobs for the doors out of a set of zills (finger cymbals)
12-23-2014 07:50 PM
496CHEVY3100 He didn't say drill .
12-23-2014 06:18 PM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I hit pay dirt today in the man Christmas present dept. I have been looking at one of these cordless impacts and ratchet for a number of months, checking prices shopping the net, different stores, basically just putting off cracking open my wallet. My wrist hurts after twisting screw drivers and ratchets all day long at work, hurts a lot.

Today I went to my favorite REAL hardware store (so cool, it's just a few blocks from my house) and the Milqaukee rep was there. First off I got educated a bit on what I should buy, then the went "thinking about it" (I am so damn cheap). It hit me that first off the place was having a special they pay the sales tax, that would save me about $25, then I thought how when I am 80 if I couldn't hold my coffee cup this $250 wouldn't seem like a whole lot!

I got the cash out of the stash and went back and bought the two. Because I bought a tool the rep had a box of goodies I could pick from, I got a nice set of drill bits for my box at work (all my good stuff stays home). Then I put my name in for a drawing for a work radio. I got home a few hours later and was telling the wife about the present I bought myself and she now doesn't need to get me anything and telling her about the drawing when my cel phone rings, slam bam baby, I won the radio! WHOOO HOOOO!

I hope you didn't pay $250 for all of that cause it's not much of a deal at all. I got that same style drill and impact for $149. I think I'm either cheaper than you or pulled the trigger at the right moment. The good thing about those is that if the lithium battery takes a crap on you it's only $25 to replace, and they have the XL batteries which last longer.
12-23-2014 05:41 PM
Originally Posted by balesjb View Post
Put new battery cables on and it wouldn't turn over. As soon as I hooked up the battery charger up the headlights came on.
I guess I need to remember that in 1964 they didn't have automatic headlights!

They will eventually turn their self off ,
12-23-2014 02:39 PM
balesjb Put new battery cables on and it wouldn't turn over. As soon as I hooked up the battery charger up the headlights came on.
I guess I need to remember that in 1964 they didn't have automatic headlights!
12-23-2014 01:06 PM
Northstar T
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
What a deal ,, are you covering these items your self or having him do them.i would have thought that with the size of your interior it would have been much more, I would be hard to do a pickup for those prices,
Greg is doing everything. I did tell him I'd R&R the kick panels and console for him, and I have the door and 1/4 panels, etc, all fabricated and ready to be covered.
Greg is the local go-to guy for hot rodders in this area. he's been in town doing upholstery for many years. works out of a canvas "shop" next to his house summer and winter. he's a true craftsman and we're lucky to have him for sure.

12-23-2014 12:51 PM
Northstar T
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The fact that your wife was willing, or coerced, to drive the tow vehicle is amazing. The only shame would be if the tow vehicle was a ford or dodge...
2001 4x4 Dodge club cab.

The wife is a trouper however. she always has my back when I need her.

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