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Old 09-23-2017, 02:30 PM
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John, you're damn good and that's plenty in my book. Dealing with metal and dealing with praise are two different things, both of which can be difficult. I like how you get the job done regardless of complexity, and appreciate the meaningful way in which you acknowledge what others accomplish. It is genuine and good. Your bud with the Buick ought to be well pleased with this repair, and I dig that you're showing how its done.

Now where's Mitch? Vacationing, I hope. Or out scouring the countryside for old solid Chevys.

That car show today was kinda disappointing, nothing really caught my eye. Since when is a lot full of late model used cars with mags a show? Took only a few pics and only ended up with one that didn't represent Arkansas as the morbid obesity capitol of the US. I did find something worthy of parking next to, though.

Looked up rear brake pads for the GTP... $67! Whut th' ??? Crap I need a hub and those so I can do both at once. Thought I'd make the quarter million mile mark without more parts but she's a squealer. Another week is pushing it, but I said that last week and just cranked the tunes. Pontiacs still rule though.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:51 PM
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Took only a few pics and only ended up with one that didn't represent Arkansas as the morbid obesity capitol of the US.

Haven't been to Missouri lately have you? We got them wide enough up here to take up a whole lane at Walmart.
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Haven't been to Missouri lately have you? We got them wide enough up here to take up a whole lane at Walmart.
"Sir? Could you reach me that case of snack cakes on the top shelf?" Sure, here. I do visit MO frequently but WM is one place where I try real hard not to spend an extra minute, the scenery ain't that great! A couple of my show pics had profiles that were juuust painful to see so I spared ya. Did run into Mrs. Myboss up there. In line for a potti to change to a tank top and maybe I should have stuck around for that but yeah... its hot out.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:27 PM
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I spent literally over 5 hours today between the wrecking yard and my daughters car at the shop going back and forth to both 3 times. I am BEAT. But got some funny photos from there. I still don't understand how a Corvette, ANY Corvette can end up at a Pick-n-Pull, I don't get it.

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Old 09-23-2017, 06:48 PM
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I spent literally over 5 hours today between the wrecking yard and my daughters car at the shop going back and forth to both 3 times. I am BEAT. But got some funny photos from there. I still don't understand how a Corvette, ANY Corvette can end up at a Pick-n-Pull, I don't get it.

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OK, I'll admit I'm a little dense. Explain the pictures please!?

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Old 09-23-2017, 06:58 PM
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I went to the cuise-in in Cleveland, Tn today. I missed having the roadster but it was still good to see everyone.

At best, I got about an hour in the shop but did finish my flanges and trimmed one side getting it ready to rack together.

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Magnum 500 ford wheel.. 67 and older VW wheel Junk corvette ,,Buick Rally 2 should be roman numeral2 ..lol
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David has it, just old wheels now being used as "jack stands" that's all.

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This wrecking yard is now a Pick-U-part but it once was a good old wrecking yard that had been there for decades. I got the cab I am working on in that wrecking yard 30 years ago. Bought it from a guy name Glenn who was a super cool guy. Glenn died of a heart attack right there in the office I was in today.

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The thing about Corvettes in my opinion is that there are some wonderfully noteworthy Corvettes and a whole lot of 350/turbo 400s. The name Corvette doesn't make the car automatically magic. Early on, it did, but know they're like sphincters, everybody's got one.

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I admitted up front I was a little dense. I was litterally looking for something humorous.

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I spent literally over 5 hours today between the wrecking yard and my daughters car at the shop going back and forth to both 3 times. I am BEAT. But got some funny photos from there. I still don't understand how a Corvette, ANY Corvette can end up at a Pick-n-Pull, I don't get it.

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LOL, I guess they arent worth much as scrap metal either.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:54 PM
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I spent literally over 5 hours today between the wrecking yard and my daughters car at the shop going back and forth to both 3 times. I am BEAT. But got some funny photos from there. I still don't understand how a Corvette, ANY Corvette can end up at a Pick-n-Pull, I don't get it.

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That series of vette's have such a low resale value that owners tend to "donate" them and write off 2-3 times their true value as a tax deduction.

Matt, you were right on. I took the wife out West for her 56th birthday... I bought a new camera for this and it has 18 megapixels per pic, so am just loading the thumbnails. The pics are HUGE and very detailed.



This little stream has ground it's way thru 7 layers of rock over several million years... Those canyon walls are 2,000 feet high !!! Those that don't believe 5 minutes a day will get the job done, just aren't patient enough...



Then it was on to our next destination.



We got up early for sunrise in the amphitheater. This was at around 7:40 am and the temp was 38 friggin degrees...



Highest elevation on a trail that didn't entail mountain goat abilities.





We went to Hoover Dam on Saturday, before flying home and it wasn't all that impressive after seeing Zion and Bryce. The engineering feat is incredible, but the scenery is rather dull, especially with the lake level down a hundred feet. I do have pics of that too. We whittled our "keepers" down to around 480 from over 500 taken...
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I worked on the 55 was going to do a small patch and discovered a larger problem fortunately I had an extra cowl to remove parts from but need to blast and paint before repairs begin.
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I worked on the 55 was going to do a small patch and discovered a larger problem fortunately I had an extra cowl to remove parts from but need to blast and paint before repairs begin.
About the time you think you're done with the panel repair, you find more rust...
This week, I'm going to start cutting out and replacing more rusted metal on my Chevelle that I didn't know about until it was media blasted too.
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