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Old 08-22-2013, 09:05 PM
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I'm helping him do what he wants done his way and his concept in its looks! I like a little more polish and attention to detail but he won't budge !!! He want's the rat rod look!! But I will insist on safety in the build or I won't do it!!

It would be so easy to paint a part before installing but he won't do it LOL

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:11 PM
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Tonight I have spent 2 hours assembling a TV stand for our replacement TV in the living room. Not my cup of tea but it's got to be done. Should be able to finish it up in about an hour tomorrow.

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Got the batteries charged up in my "New" camper, '79 E250. I made an offer a few months ago and the lady called me up yesterday and asked me to remove it from the property!!! NO CHARGE!

Drove it home and started checking it out.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:40 PM
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Tonight I have spent 2 hours assembling a TV stand for our replacement TV in the living room. Not my cup of tea but it's got to be done. Should be able to finish it up in about an hour tomorrow.

John
Hell, that's better then taking care of the wifes flower garden, I have to weed, water, feed, prune, pick veggies, every day and squeeze in a couple of manly things at days end, I also do dishes and cook LOL (while she's at work) Isn't retirement great LOL Oh I almost forgot the laundry LOL

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:51 PM
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Hell, that's better then taking care of the wifes flower garden, I have to weed, water, feed, prune, pick veggies, every day and squeeze in a couple of manly things at days end, I also do dishes and cook LOL (while she's at work) Isn't retirement great LOL Oh I almost forgot the laundry LOL

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Please, Please, tell me. How do you get your wife to work while you stay home. When I retired I told my wife I was going to turn in a 30 day notice. She said that was a good idea and turned in her 1 week notice the next day. She beat me by 3 weeks. .

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:00 PM
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She's 55 I'm 67 LOL And I love HER And she still has a great looking chassis and head lights!! And I'm good to her

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:14 PM
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LOL I have a trophy wife to but she's old. Just for the record though, I love her too.

I am glad we could retire together and go to bed and wake up together. Having a cup of coffee (tea for her) in bed first thing in the morning is priceless.

By the way, If any of you heard about the small plane crash Sunday in Cataldo Id, the fellow who was killed was the man who introduced me to my wife in 1966. Said to hear about it.

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Old 08-23-2013, 07:56 AM
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LOL I have a trophy wife to but she's old. Just for the record though, I love her too.

I am glad we could retire together and go to bed and wake up together. Having a cup of coffee (tea for her) in bed first thing in the morning is priceless.

By the way, If any of you heard about the small plane crash Sunday in Cataldo Id, the fellow who was killed was the man who introduced me to my wife in 1966. Said to hear about it.

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Damn, sorry to hear about that John.

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Spent a few hours under the Falcon checking every bolted connection I could find. Getting ready for the drags this weekend, so wanted to make sure it's all ready. Was surprised to find the rear axle U bolts seemed to have stretched, or loosened, as they took a full turn on each nut.
Billetproof drags at Toutle, Wa. are Sunday, with test and tune Sat.!
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LOL I have a trophy wife to but she's old. Just for the record though, I love her too.

I am glad we could retire together and go to bed and wake up together. Having a cup of coffee (tea for her) in bed first thing in the morning is priceless.

By the way, If any of you heard about the small plane crash Sunday in Cataldo Id, the fellow who was killed was the man who introduced me to my wife in 1966. Said to hear about it.

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Sorry to hear about your friend John

Tended my wifes plants all morning LOL!


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Well I was going to put shoes on at least one side of the caddy. However it took so long to get the other drum off that I just called it a night. I was pulling the other drum to verify some stuff I wasn't sure about even with the factory manual. The drum didn't want to come off reasonably, so I beat the heck out of it and it became more reasonable. Probably 20 odd years of spider webs, dead spiders, and tons of old brake dust once I got it open. I need to improve my hammer selection. Maybe also a smaller light on a stand. Maybe I will get the one side finished Sunday and start some of the tear down on the other when I am done.
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buy a brake spoon and back the brakes shoes off should slide right off then.
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I've seen 'em where the shoes are rusted in place against the drum, or there is a lip inside the edge of the drum that the shoes hang up on. Backing off the adjusters should work, but sometimes.......
At least it isn't one of the old-style where the tapered axle and key holds drum to the axle! (think old Fords of the 30's, Studebakers and Volvos right up to the 70's!)
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buy a brake spoon and back the brakes shoes off should slide right off then.
Nope not that simple, already got one spoon, actually two. But what worked in the end was one spoon and one screw driver. I had backed it off till the adjuster wouldn't spin any more. Getting that done took some time. Pried at the pawl enough that in the end it came off its spring and all I had to do was adjust the star wheel. But seeing and feeling that wheel was a bit tough at times. Got it backed all the way off and the drum still wouldn't come off.

It had just been setting for years and years. I have had the caddy for almost 4 years now, and it had been setting for along time before that. Last inspection sticker was 1990 or 1991. So I figure about 20 years setting, plus who knows how long before that it was changed. Nothing on a car is ever as simple as you think it should be. I guess that is the fun of working on older cars.

But I should be able to get something done today I hope.
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