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Old 06-01-2012, 03:43 AM
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What did work on today? Something I would REALLY not have been doing

My next-door neighbor was getting some trees taken down and I was watching - including watching the tree-specialist get killed

So my day was spent with Workers Comp folks, police, coroner's office staff, etc, etc, etc.

Police confiscated ("seized") the card outta my video camera that had captured the entire incident

And now I am gonna pour myself one or 6 stiff ones and go to bed.
Wow. That would make for a bad day for sure.
Sorry to hear it.

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Old 06-01-2012, 01:02 PM
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What did work on today? Something I would REALLY not have been doing

My next-door neighbor was getting some trees taken down and I was watching - including watching the tree-specialist get killed

So my day was spent with Workers Comp folks, police, coroner's office staff, etc, etc, etc.

Police confiscated ("seized") the card outta my video camera that had captured the entire incident

And now I am gonna pour myself one or 6 stiff ones and go to bed.
That is terrible!, my prayers go out to his family. I am sorry you had to witness such a thing.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:10 PM
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What did work on today? Something I would REALLY not have been doing

My next-door neighbor was getting some trees taken down and I was watching - including watching the tree-specialist get killed

So my day was spent with Workers Comp folks, police, coroner's office staff, etc, etc, etc.

Police confiscated ("seized") the card outta my video camera that had captured the entire incident

And now I am gonna pour myself one or 6 stiff ones and go to bed.
HOLY COW! I didn't see this post, wow! I have seen a man die once and it left a hole in my gut for quite some time and would come back in a flash without me asking for it. It's normal, and it only means you are a human being.

God bless him and his family.

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Old 06-01-2012, 02:11 PM
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Wow, When we look around we can always find reasons to be thankful. Life is so precious and fragile. That man's family will never be the same again. May God bless them.

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Old 06-01-2012, 08:59 PM
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Made it the garage for a while. Cleaned up my brackets and mounted the brackets with 4 steel nutserts each. I am concerned the weight of the back rest could distort the panel so hopefully spreading the load out will offer some measure of safety.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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Well nobody can say you didn't give it your best shot. I know a lot us will be looking forward to hearing how it works out. Good luck. Also, I hope you enjoy the weekend as much as I did the one in Nashville.

John L
be sure to post lots of pics too...
John yes its reversible 3-6 months..
I know exactly how you guys feel ,my wife went in to have her knees replaced and you just never know what will happen,most times everything goes as planned but sometimes ...you just never know ...my wife recoverd fantasticly too ,I was lucky,I kept thinking what will I do without her ....
PARTY,PARTY,PARTY...I'm kidding ,I wouldn't know what to do without her.I couldn't even pay the bills,I just give her the money and she handles everything.When we go on vacation she makes all the arrangements,I just go and enjoy myself....Every once and a while I realize just how much she really does for me/us and do something nice but I know I should do something every day.Women do so much for us we really should more to make their lifes easier.I try little things like telling her I love her every day even give her an unexpected kiss when she gets in the car,it makes her feel good and I always forget to show her how much she means to me...I would hate to be a women they're so overworked and under appreciated....walk up behind your wife ,pinch her *** and when she turns around to slap you, give her a smack on the lipsmaybe tell her how much you love her ...Just say DBM said too...
BTW, the supermarket check out is perfect....
One of the things that left a permanet impression on me that I'll never forget was seeing my first child born ,I almost passed out ,not quite. you just never forget something that...grossed out,pitty, and shock,then you see your baby girl...and it all goes away...The next two were almost as bad but the first one ...Holly cow...30 yrs later and still all someone has to do is mention having a baby and it all comes back....
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:36 PM
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Hey DBM. I am really thankful to hear the procedure will be reversible. Not that you couldn't carry on but still... Getting back to where you were will be a blessing. I agree with you and Brian. Don't know what I would do without my better half. She has been through a lot over the years but always put every one else's needs above her own.

Did you get time to work on your Grab Handle Brian?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:43 PM
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Yeah, I welded the ends on that bolt under the dash. I also planned out what I am going to do to strengthen it. So tomorrow morning I am going to be up and out there finishing it.



This is the crude yet functional piece I made to fill the gap between the rocker and the seat. It's pretty funky looking but it will get the job done.



This was all before taking off to my 11 year olds talent show at the school. 25 acts, a number of them were pretty bad, but damn there was a few that were REALLY entertaining!

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Old 06-02-2012, 04:33 PM
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I got up this morning and went out to the garage to finish up my grab handle in the Rambler. It couldn't have gone smoother! Holy cow in just an hour or so I had it all fabbed and bolted in. I will be taking it out to paint it but I just left it in there now so he can use it in the morning. I went out to the Goodguys and met up with him. I'm telling you, he will go to every day of all four Goodguys shows that are here every year.

My late dad provided the last piece to the grab handle. When he bought his 55 F-100 in 1965 it had a bardon bumper on it. It had a bent piece of tubing that was welded to the bumper at each and and went up to the side of the bed. My dad removed this and narrowed the bumper. These two pieces of bent tubing were tossed in a scrap metal pile that we would grab stuff from when we needed a piece of metal. Back in the seventies I made a little boat trailer for a piece of crap boat we had (all wood flat bottom) and I used the bent tube pieces to hold the tail lamps up out of the water when you back the trailer and boat into it. They stayed there for years until we sold the trailer and I cut the tubes off and tossed them into my metal pile.

They now live on as I grabbed one to make the support for the grab handle. It goes down to the bottom of the firewall crossmember where I put a few nutserts. No kidding, the whole thing is certainly not street rod show quality but damn it WORKS. It is super strong and he said when seeing it that it will be not problem now to get in.



He was telling me that the last time he was in a normal car was in the seventies and it was his parents 66 Chevy Caprice. Oh, and I told him about the Goodguys wanting to put in the Gazette and he just about jumped out of his skin with excitement! Yep, tomorrow will be a good day. Picking him up at 7:00am.

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Way to go Brian! That's a functional neat piece, and looks to be easily removed later to return the Rambler to stock!
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Yeah that's the idea, the glove box had to open, and it had to be easily removed. I don't want to drive around with it there though it isn't really in the way. I will pull it out next week and sand blast and paint it. It's funny how the paint from the bathroom matches the dash almost perfect. I was thinking I could paint it the same color as the car or black. Black it won't stand out so much and that is the way I am leaning. I was also thinking I could wrap it with bicycle handlebar tape so it is easier to grasp and his hand won't slip. He has CP and the muscles don't work so well so doing anything to help him out is how I will go.

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Good on ya Brian.
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Man, you guys sure keep busy. I've been making some progress on the Rambler, mostly wiring. I did get the radiator, ac, and inter cooler plumbed in though. I also repainted the intake tubes the same color as the car and I think they look much better. Hope to start the motor this month.
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Lots of good news today. That is a good thing. Take your camera with you tomorrow Brian. Will look forward to the pictures.

I have just about finished the mounting system for my Rumble seat. Worked out well. Looking forward to upholstering it.

Ed, you just redefined high tech! Looks good.

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lower steering column on 70 LeMans

Lowered steering column on 70 LeMans to gain access to ignition switch. Now to ohm out the switch. This is my first time working around the steering column.
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