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Old 06-22-2013, 08:07 PM
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And he got a bunch, did you see them? That was very nice of him to do that for us. MSRA Back to the 50's

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Today I didn't do much on the truck as I was digging out some stuff to put on eBay. I REALLY need to get rid of the stuff from the Rambler and the Gran Sport now that they are done (sort of) and I have a crap load of stuff that I can make a few bucks on to spend on the truck.

But one of the things I was looking for was the top of the door that I cut off when I sectioned it back 20 years ago. God how time flies!

Anyway, the all the time passing there was also the little fact that I closed down my shop and moved and so on. Over the last few days I was thinking about the top of that door and where the heck was it. I got to freaking out that I had lost it. I went out this morning looking where I thought it was and found nothing. So I kept looking and digging in my shed and found it! WHOOO HOOO, not only did I find it, I found two others that I can't even remember where I got them! How in the heck could I have cut the tops off two doors and not know where it was? Damn this getting old sucks!



I had to ask my brother the other day about where I got the 1/2 ton frame for it back in 79ish I couldn't remember. He told me the story, a crazy story about where it was behind some furniture store here in town,a rolling chassis that he helped me tow home! I STILL don't remember this! Damn it's scary forgetting things like that.

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How in the heck could I have cut the tops off two doors and not know where it was? Damn this getting old sucks!

I had to ask my brother the other day about where I got the 1/2 ton frame for it back in 79ish I couldn't remember. He told me the story, a crazy story about where it was behind some furniture store here in town,a rolling chassis that he helped me tow home! I STILL don't remember this! Damn it's scary forgetting things like that.

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You're way too young to be having these memory issues. Why when I was your age I could remember anything, even if it didn't happen...



Actually, I know the feeling all too well...
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And he got a bunch, did you see them? That was very nice of him to do that for us. MSRA Back to the 50's

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Yeah! Way more than we have at a 1,000-1500 car cruise in!
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You're way too young to be having these memory issues. Why when I was your age I could remember anything, even if it didn't happen...



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I have a good friend who had a stroke a few years ago. He says he doesn't mind that his memory has gone to pot but he just hates that his imagination keeps filling in the blanks.

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Old 06-22-2013, 11:12 PM
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I have a good friend who had a stroke a few years ago. He says he doesn't mind that his memory has gone to pot but he just hates that his imagination keeps filling in the blanks.

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Mine just leaves the blanks! The only thing good about it are surprises and hearing about something that you did that sounds pretty cool. I keep a collection of tickets to shows I have been to and write a little note on the back about where I ate dinner or lunch that day, who I went with that sort of thing. I was looking at them one day as I emptied out the spot where I keep them into a treasure box to put away and I came across one from my fifth wedding anniversary where we went to Bodega Bay (yes from the movie "Birds" fame). A note on a ticket was how we went to get a drink at some little club and there was a guitarist, a little solo acoustic act. I asked if I could do a song and got up there with the guys (or gal, I don't remember) guitar and played and sang a song to my wife! I didn't remember this! I still don't, don't remember what song, don't remember a thing. That SUCKS!

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I didn't remember this! I still don't, don't remember what song, don't remember a thing. That SUCKS!

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My ole lady got mad because she thought I forgot our anniversary,I had to think quick...then said .....We're married?????.....Well,I thought it was funny......
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My ole lady got mad because she thought I forgot our anniversary,I had to think quick...then said .....We're married?????.....Well,I thought it was funny......

Here you go, here is the trick to that, you make sure you put something with your wedding date up in your house! Do it today, surprise her, I have our glasses from our wedding toasts with the date engraved on them. If I read it as I walk by once in a while just so that date is stuck in my head. It is coming in a week too!

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I don't need to remember everything; I can make up the part I forget!
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Barb and I made an agreement. We each only have to remember half of everything. We can combine our knowledge and still remember it all. The only problem is Barbara keeps remembering the wrong half.

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Barb and I made an agreement. We each only have to remember half of everything. We can combine our knowledge and still remember it all. The only problem is Barbara keeps remembering the wrong half.

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Must be different than my wife! After over 35 years, she still remembers everything I did wrong, and half off what I did right!
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It took all afternoon to get a broken pulley off a lawnmower. At first there was enough left of the broken pulley for the three jaw puller to get a bite but it kept bending and eventually it started to pull off the shaft. Eventually I had to weld tabs on it to get the puller to bite. It was really rusted on tight.

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Yesterday I spent the day on a house project (that is a weekend job that's taking many months) and digging thru stuff to put on ebay. Spent another few hours this morning putting it on. I don't care about getting the money as much as just getting rid of it! Though it's nice to have the money for my projects that I don't have to take from the house money. Selling off all the extras I had for the Rambler and the Gran Sport.

But I have to put in that five minutes! So yesterday I just did a little repair on the floor.





Today, I had the pleasure of going to my nephews Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony that came FIRST. A great kid raised by a single mom.

After that, I got a little time into the truck. I cut out the inner structure on the roof around the rear window. It was just rough cut when I started the chop in anticipation of doing what I am doing. The inner structure needs so much modification I rather cut it out to do.



I have to tell you, this Spitnagle Spot weld driller works like magic, literally removing the weld like you are unbolting it.

The goofy one you see at the top of the photo is where the pilot tip broke off and it walked.





I picked up some cut off discs at the Hardware store and they had larger 3" diameter ones, at the same price. I picked one up to see how it may be used and found it is killer. I needed a deeper cut to get a hidden flange cut and without it I couldn't have done it, very cool.



After cutting this out and making a few more measurements I have decided I will be un-chopping it a half inch. This will give me the perfect fit for the rear window. I am going to put the stock rear window and it will match the 3.5 inch chopped corner glass perfectly.



Doing this will allow me to use the whole inside piece over to the quarter windows and only one splice along the bottom below the window.



I am so darn tired from yesterday I could go to sleep right now for the night. But I WILL get my five minutes in every day.

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Yesterday I spent the day on a house project (that is a weekend job that's taking many months) and digging thru stuff to put on ebay. Spent another few hours this morning putting it on. I don't care about getting the money as much as just getting rid of it! Though it's nice to have the money for my projects that I don't have to take from the house money. Selling off all the extras I had for the Rambler and the Gran Sport.

But I have to put in that five minutes! So yesterday I just did a little repair on the floor.





Today, I had the pleasure of going to my nephews Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony that came FIRST. A great kid raised by a single mom.

After that, I got a little time into the truck. I cut out the inner structure on the roof around the rear window. It was just rough cut when I started the chop in anticipation of doing what I am doing. The inner structure needs so much modification I rather cut it out to do.



I have to tell you, this Spitnagle Spot weld driller works like magic, literally removing the weld like you are unbolting it.

The goofy one you see at the top of the photo is where the pilot tip broke off and it walked.


I am so darn tired from yesterday I could go to sleep right now for the night. But I WILL get my five minutes in every day.

Brian
Lynn Yearwood would be really proud of you..... Me too

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Nice work Brian! That's a lot of work for 5 minutes!
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