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Old 03-09-2013, 04:55 PM
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Well I'm trying to make a tough decision here. I'm going with 17 or 18 inch wheels in the future but my current tires on 15 inch wheels are pretty old. I just feel stupid buying tires than I'm going to only put like 5000 miles on. The ones on here aren't worn out, just old. I don't know if I should trust them. Maybe I'll buy used. It kills me cause these have great tread on them but have been on the car for at least 5 years.
If they haven't been in the sun that much, I wouldn't worry about the five years.

My tires will be 8 to 10 years old by the time I start using them.
They're in my basement and out of the sun at present.

And if they're supposedly dangerous, I guess I'll have to wear them out quickly.

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Old 03-09-2013, 06:22 PM
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Well, had a good day. Cleaned the shop. Cleared out my "paint booth". Ran some reducer through my new gun Santa brought me. Cleaned the doors with W&G remover. I should have gone ahead and sealed the doors but I am worn out. Maybe tomorrow after church.

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Old 03-09-2013, 06:32 PM
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I went by Steve's and he says this transfer seat is going to realistically do just about anything the swivel seat would do for him.
BB, I am going to make up those ropes with loops at the end that you were thinking about. I held the transfer seat there with his guidance to give me the perfect location for it a little higher than the seat and back a little from the front of it. He tells me that it won't make a difference if it moves, as long it's about where we decided.

He can grab the top of the windshield, I didn't think he could but he tells me he can (I know it will take a lot of effort though) so that is what we will go with.

I am out to the garage to get my top boot out of the attic. I folded the top back as it came down so it is behind the seat so the boot will fit.

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Brian, I have been following your posts, and am thrilled that it looks like Steve will be able to get in and out of the Gran Sport. Looking forward to seeing one of Steve's prize winning smiles in the convertible..............Allan

BTW My friend has MS, not CP, but is now 75 years old and every year it gets harder for him to get around. Bob is one of the sweetest Christian men a person could ever meet.

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Old 03-09-2013, 06:48 PM
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I promised to make my wife a shadow box for Valentine's day, but with my back problems I haven't been able to get to it. Today it hit 60 so I bit the bullet and carried the table saw out of the storage building and cut all the boards to length and cut the grooves in the back for the mirror. Now it's just a matter of getting her help to glue it al together. I'll also use my pneumatic brad nailer. She said she will do the staining since we can't find plastic gloves to fit my 2X hands.

Oh yeah, I had a MRI done on my back on Wednesday. Hopefully can get some surgery. The physiatrist I went to sent me for therapy, and after three sessions my back was worse than ever. After about 7 minutes on my feet, my left quadraceps go numb.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:36 PM
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If they haven't been in the sun that much, I wouldn't worry about the five years.

My tires will be 8 to 10 years old by the time I start using them.
They're in my basement and out of the sun at present.

And if they're supposedly dangerous, I guess I'll have to wear them out quickly.
They've spent a considerable amount of time in the sun. Plus even if they were in a garage the heat in the summer could get the temp in the garage over 100* easy. That's why I'm worried about them.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:43 PM
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I promised to make my wife a shadow box for Valentine's day, but with my back problems I haven't been able to get to it. Today it hit 60 so I bit the bullet and carried the table saw out of the storage building and cut all the boards to length and cut the grooves in the back for the mirror. Now it's just a matter of getting her help to glue it al together. I'll also use my pneumatic brad nailer. She said she will do the staining since we can't find plastic gloves to fit my 2X hands.

Oh yeah, I had a MRI done on my back on Wednesday. Hopefully can get some surgery. The physiatrist I went to sent me for therapy, and after three sessions my back was worse than ever. After about 7 minutes on my feet, my left quadraceps go numb.

Sorry to hear about your back, but it sounds like an L-5, or S-1 herniation. Been there, I still have some nerve problems and numbness in my left leg because i put it off too long to give in and have the surgery. But the good news is, I was pain free and walking a few hours after the surgery it is a relatively simple procedure with only about a 1" scar. I wish you the best and hope that everything goes well.

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:16 PM
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Well, had a good day. Cleaned the shop. Cleared out my "paint booth". Ran some reducer through my new gun Santa brought me. Cleaned the doors with W&G remover. I should have gone ahead and sealed the doors but I am worn out. Maybe tomorrow after church.

John L
Looking good, the "Booth" looks nice. It's great to be able to do it all huh?

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:23 PM
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Sorry to hear about your back, but it sounds like an L-5, or S-1 herniation. Been there, I still have some nerve problems and numbness in my left leg because i put it off too long to give in and have the surgery. But the good news is, I was pain free and walking a few hours after the surgery it is a relatively simple procedure with only about a 1" scar. I wish you the best and hope that everything goes well.

Kelly
I know this is a wimpy back problem next to you guys but I am so thrilled I have to mention it.

I ended last year with a back pain coming on. I would wake up in the middle of the night in agony. I went and got a new mattress and it didn't help at all. I tried pillows under knees and back and different positions it was driving me crazy I was waking up over and over. I would wake in the morning like an old man (I REFUSE to be an old man yet) and have it aching most of the day. Anyway so after a cat scan and some other tests there didn't seem to be anything, of all things I was told to put a pillow between my knees when I sleep, WHAM it was almost completely gone! I am sleeping the whole night (unless of course I end up on my back or something without the pillow of course) just like that, wild. I still feel it a little during the day and need to make an appointment with physical therapy. But wow what a difference.


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Old 03-09-2013, 08:29 PM
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Brian, I have been following your posts, and am thrilled that it looks like Steve will be able to get in and out of the Gran Sport. Looking forward to seeing one of Steve's prize winning smiles in the convertible..............Allan

BTW My friend has MS, not CP, but is now 75 years old and every year it gets harder for him to get around. Bob is one of the sweetest Christian men a person could ever meet.
Thank you so much, I found that I had an extra pair of threshold mouldings so I can punch few holes thru on and mount the transfer seat to the rocker then after the weekend just change the threshold to my good one and it looks stock again.

I went to the hardware store tonight to see about some metal sleeves and I did a little probing into what is inside the rockers and I have a plan that is going to be SOOOOOO much easier than what I thought I was going to do, it is going to work slick!

I also got my top boot down from the attic and solved the problem with the top not going behind the seat properly so I can now put the boot on. Only problem the darn thing has over spray on it from when it was in storage in my shop. So I am going to have to clean it up and probably dye it. Yes that gray area on the right side of the fold in the center is overspray. CRAP! I had an extra boot (LOVE those extra parts!) that I was able to pull the exact amount of clips I needed for the boot I am using, wild, using all that was left on the junk boot filled every empty spot on my boot, I love it. They are something crazy like $10 bucks each so it was nice to find that I had them. I honestly think I got this boot at the wrecking yard. Remember when you could do that? Go to the wrecking yard and find a top boot for a mid sixties convertible!

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:45 PM
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pulled an all nighter at work , but I was able to get the correct carb rebuild kit , fuel pump , and fuel filters today . I looked up the color code 733 Jet Black ! confirmed it looking closer under the chiped red color is black , but the cab interior was green wth? it was under the tank too bright green the seat too was green trim code 234D anyone have any ideas on that ? I have looked for hours with zero results other than other people trying to decode truck trim codes . is there a book or some guru ?
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It appears a bad back just goes along with a love of cars. I finally went to a specialist with mine. After X-rays and a sonogram the Dr gave me some cortisone pills and told me to go home, grow old and die. I am doing that now. Growing old anyway. Mine was diagnosed as arthritis and there isn't much that can be done. The good news is mine is not nearly as bad as some people's so I don't complain much. Just stand up a little slowly and take a few steps before I am completely straight.

When I look at Brian's friend and hear Alan talk about his buddy it reminds me how blessed I am. I can live with this. No problem.

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It appears a bad back just goes along with a love of cars. I finally went to a specialist with mine. After X-rays and a sonogram the Dr gave me some cortisone pills and told me to go home, grow old and die. I am doing that now. Growing old anyway. Mine was diagnosed as arthritis and there isn't much that can be done. The good news is mine is not nearly as bad as some people's so I don't complain much. Just stand up a little slowly and take a few steps before I am completely straight.

When I look at Brian's friend and hear Alan talk about his buddy it reminds me how blessed I am. I can live with this. No problem.

John L

I agree 100% with you John. I have had a few minor set backs along the way but it is easy to forget how truly blessed we are just to be able to get out of bed every day. I work for a local EMS as a paramedic and one thing I love about the job is it constantly reminds me of just how blessed I am. It makes me enjoy opening the shop doors every day just so I can get to work.

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I agree 100% with you John. I have had a few minor set backs along the way but it is easy to forget how truly blessed we are just to be able to get out of bed every day. I work for a local EMS as a paramedic and one thing I love about the job is it constantly reminds me of just how blessed I am. It makes me enjoy opening the shop doors every day just so I can get to work.

Kelly
We are so blessed. I think I may have mentioned this one day but back a while ago I was under the house working on a plumbing problem and I was laying there in the dirt and you know how the blood rushes out of your arms when you are laying on your back under the house working like that? You work feverishly turning a pipe for 15 seconds and you have to roll back over on your back and drop your arms so the blood goes back in them and you can get back to work for another 15 seconds? I was doing that and was soooo beat, I laid on my back and was just defeated, and then thought about my friend Steve in the wheel chair and he has no idea what it is even like to be under the house! He couldn't get under that house between those joists and what not to where I was to save his life, he wouldn't be able to be "beat" as I was, he simply couldn't do it at ALL. I felt so blessed at that moment and went on working. It was just a few minutes later he called me and there I was laying under the house in the dirt talking to him on my cel phone and I told him how glad I was to hear his voice (but didn't tell him why I felt that way) and I just laid on the dirt under there chatting with him.

We are very lucky for every minute we get to do what we love to do.

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"I went by Steve's and he says this transfer seat is going to realistically do just about anything the swivel seat would do for him.
BB, I am going to make up those ropes with loops at the end that you were thinking about. I held the transfer seat there with his guidance to give me the perfect location for it a little higher than the seat and back a little from the front of it. He tells me that it won't make a difference if it moves, as long it's about where we decided."

Why don't you get a small dog collar the size of your steering column and a short dog lead. The hand loop is already there and the lead would clip onto the collar. Everything un-snaps or un-buckles and goes into the glove box when not in use. When Steve's in the cat the collar stays on the collunm and once he in the lead un-clips. Try to find a collar with a metal buckle. If you use a setup like that no modifications!

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At the hardware store I also looked at nylon strap by the foot that they have. I think that is what I will use, basically just as you describe, I can get it by the foot and they have the hardware to make it adjustable, all for only a few bucks.

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