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Today 06:48 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Good job of the staggered joints. Could never tell. Most would just fill in the hole and forget about it.
Thanks. There were 16 rows, 9' long, missing and I bought 16, 16' sections to use for that purpose. We agonized over and, actually, planned out ALL the joints before ever cutting the first board. I had to work from the railing back toward the house and the last row, we needed to push a 14' section into place from the open end, getting the slots on the fasteners and a 10' section last , standing on a ladder outside the deck. They went in far better than I was expecting and look very good, for a fill in job..

And some people accuse me of being a "perfectionist".. ..pppppfffftttt. You would have done the same...
Today 05:46 AM
123pugsy I cut a slice out and welded the right side above the headlamp bezel. I had totally forgot about it from six years ago, and only noticed after welding in the mount brackets. Cannot knock it around on dolly at this point...D'OH!




Today 05:44 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yes !! today was wonderful to work outside, mid 60's all morning with clouds to block the sun. We got the deck all closed in ... The blue tape is where the seams are and that board is hanging in air. I still need to go under and screw a 12" long 2x4 to the adjoining joist to secure the loose end to, but it's all covered. We had 6 rows yesterday and filled in three. By then, the sun was roasting us, so we quit that task and went in the shop to hang insulation. Today, with the cool weather and no sun, we got-r-done.

Before pic, right after the hot tub went away.

Good job of the staggered joints. Could never tell. Most would just fill in the hole and forget about it.
Yesterday 09:16 PM
Too Many Projects Yes !! today was wonderful to work outside, mid 60's all morning with clouds to block the sun. We got the deck all closed in ... The blue tape is where the seams are and that board is hanging in air. I still need to go under and screw a 12" long 2x4 to the adjoining joist to secure the loose end to, but it's all covered. We had 6 rows yesterday and filled in three. By then, the sun was roasting us, so we quit that task and went in the shop to hang insulation. Today, with the cool weather and no sun, we got-r-done.

Before pic, right after the hot tub went away.
Yesterday 09:00 PM
idrivejunk I regret Bogarting the thread but today was a Grand Three so must report all is well on the Prixs. As can be expected. I only used them like cruisers. We can dissect that word further in the noun context if y'all want.



End of the day, I gotta tell ya I wonder how he is feeling. Mornings are probably better to ask.

Hope you guys are getting some of the pretty days I ordered, they got here. Looks good ahead.
Yesterday 07:37 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I spent all day trying to get the headlight bezels to "stick" and they now are without the screw. They are snapping over the tabs on the buckets quite well....yes! (fist pump)

Need to add some weld to the openings as the bucket has such a small rim at places that it's not covering the hole and no gasket contact will occur..grrr.....
Don't forget the little bit you'll gain in the fill and coatings phase. High five on the rings staying snapped on. Tell some tool truck guy you have Snap-On headlight bezels, that'll confuse them and amuse you.
Yesterday 07:37 AM
Too Many Projects The summer has been VERY busy for me. I'll post a compilation of shop upgrade pics that have been going on over the past few weeks. I bought a 6 foot wide roll of 6" fiberglass a couple weeks back and have hung most of that in the wider spaces I created with 2x6 "studs". The original posts are 9 friggen feet between instead of the traditional 8, so the insulation install has been a bit frustrating. I wanted 4 rolls of the same stuff in 48" wide but no one stocks it and it takes 2-3 weeks to get it in store, so I contacted the manufacturer and bought it direct. I had to drive 360 miles round trip to get it on Thursday, but we have already used most of one roll, and what's 360 miles in 5 hours to a goofball, former truck owner/driver .. The rolls are so large a diameter that one got to ride shotgun in the backseat.
Been HOT and HUMID too. The temp at shoulder level has been around 90+ in the building with temps around 120 at top of the wall height... To say this process has been miserable is an understatement, BUT, I chose to do this and need it done, so I drink a gallon of water and then sweat it right back out.

The infrared tube heater was delivered Friday too and I'll be ordering the ceiling tin this week. Need to keep on keepin' on...
Yesterday 02:36 AM
123pugsy I spent all day trying to get the headlight bezels to "stick" and they now are without the screw. They are snapping over the tabs on the buckets quite well....yes! (fist pump)

Need to add some weld to the openings as the bucket has such a small rim at places that it's not covering the hole and no gasket contact will occur..grrr.....
08-01-2020 08:26 PM
idrivejunk Brian is going to have a light skirmish with our enemy then return to civilian duty as many active folks like him have.

Half of everything is imagining the prayers have already come true.

Now then. Regarding MARTINSR and The Hood (is that a band?), a thought flitted across my path this week when I saw a 46. I kinda dig the '46 Chevy hood arrangement. Off to plow another furrow, with that seed planted. Or unread, whatever will be.


Prime riding around evening here. Took my old usual route on a wild hair. Been quite awhile. Out by where I painted two Chevys a decade ago at a buddy's place on the old this end of the ancient truck route to Tulsa. Grape is tired, boys. Negligence, loss of rodding interest. Curves out there so I was feeling the slop. Accelerator pump toast, etc. Why buy a carb for twice what a 6.0 costs? Ugh.

So theres an old hwy 68 pic and one other that would make a desktop. Kinda abstract.
08-01-2020 04:46 PM
Gearhead Poppa Prayers for you and your family
07-31-2020 09:57 PM
whinny
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Haven't got the results back yet.

Brian
Thoughts from down under Brian to you and your family.

Russ
07-31-2020 09:29 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Damn.....sorry to hear this.
How about the rest of the family?
Haven't got the results back yet.

Brian
07-31-2020 04:15 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Well I have heard some "highly qualified person" saying that people won't take it seriously until we all know someone directly affected. Now a bunch of us on here do.

Maybe some of us might be a bit more careful now? Masks and hand washing, staying home, etc.

Thank you for sharing this with us. It could save others. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, and safety for your family

Yep, be careful guys. My daughter and I just spent half hour to 45 minutes disinfecting groceries, taking all double wrapping off and tossing. Some items are still in the garage, where we set up our little operation, in quarantine, as we couldn't really spray them.



We go way out of our way to fight this damn thing. I stop every now and then and holler in the sky F%[email protected]# You Covid!
Sick of this bloody thing.


Keep us updated if you feel well enough to do so Brian. We're all pulling for you.
07-31-2020 02:53 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Well, I have tested positive for Covid, could use some prayers for me and the family.

Brian
Well I have heard some "highly qualified person" saying that people won't take it seriously until we all know someone directly affected. Now a bunch of us on here do.

Maybe some of us might be a bit more careful now? Masks and hand washing, staying home, etc.

Thank you for sharing this with us. It could save others. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, and safety for your family
07-31-2020 02:48 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Well, I have tested positive for Covid, could use some prayers for me and the family.

Brian
Iím sorry. I will have you and the family in my prayers also.

John
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