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Old 04-21-2018, 08:38 PM
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We, finally, got a real spring day today...60 and a slight breeze. The wife and I spent 4 hours cutting down buckthorn trees in the woods behind the house. Then we sat on the porch swing and watched the snow melt out in the front yard. Well, about 15 minutes of that and we were walking around the front, looking at tree limbs that need trimming out there. We also have a Maple tree that we put weed block and mulch around about 10 years ago. Maples grow wider at the bottom and the roots start to surface. The fabric was up on the trunk at about a 45 angle from all the growth and the mulch had turned to soil, so we ripped the fabric up and just put 4" of mulch around the base. Looks way better than it has for a few years.
Then I got the '38 out of the storage side of the shop and we went to dinner. We just got done watching a Netflix movie and are close to turning in for the day. It was a GREAT day and very productive.

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Old 04-21-2018, 08:40 PM
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this is the shoulder i destroyed about 5 years ago , thats why its so bad this time , so ive got about 6-9 months before my shoulder is useable , figure another 4-6 months to build it back up , and a whole nother year or more before i can ride back at my full skill level again
Dang. It. Usable at all sounds good to me. Will they do a shoulder replacement eventually, you think? Those joint replacements they do now seem to work mighty well. But those are probably more for wear than damage. Your poor tissues other than bone gotta be a mess. Just hold still and ride it out, pardon the pun. Think of the drifting mishaps you may have avoided.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:54 PM
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I pretty much got the '53 ready to prime the cowl/firewall. I had to shorten the front of both rockers, finish grinding the spring hood brackets. i sanded the bottoms of the rockers also and masked it off.

Should be able to shoot it Monday or Tuesday with a little luck.



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Old 04-21-2018, 09:14 PM
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Dang. It. Usable at all sounds good to me. Will they do a shoulder replacement eventually, you think? Those joint replacements they do now seem to work mighty well. But those are probably more for wear than damage. Your poor tissues other than bone gotta be a mess. Just hold still and ride it out, pardon the pun. Think of the drifting mishaps you may have avoided.
this will only slow me down for minimal time , as soon as i can stand to be back on a bike again ill be out there riding again

atleast i got a nice ride in 2 weeks ago



my big bike is currently blown up




broke all the valve springs , its going back together with a 14-1 cr piston , titainium valves , new springs , licks retainers , cams, and a race port head, i had a low compression 10.5-1 piston in it this year , big overbore of course


if u think valve trains are expensive for a car try a bike
600$ for cams
400-450$ for 4 valves
100$ for locks and retianers
and 115$ for valve springs
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Didn't get a bunch done, but I got something done. I cut and fit the left inside windshield frame, screwed in ready for welding tomorrow.

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Rolled 2 coats of primer onto my rig. Putting on 4 coats of Hammered silver paint on in 8 hours. Not doing body work. I will get parts then do the thing right. But for now I just want the thing one color.

From this.





To this.









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Yesterday I finished up welding the spring brackets for my trailer onto the channels. Since the trailer frame is round tubing, I welded the spring perches to a length of channel, and will then weld that to the frame. That will also let me adjust the position easily to get it 'squared'. Once my oxygen regulator comes in I can get the hot wrench working again to cut the axles off of the frame.

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This is what I was working on Friday. The one piece I'll probably be less than satisfied with. The driveshaft tunnel I made has the center hump not quite centered so this part has to look a bit crooked. I made the pattern as usual by outlining one side then folding it over in the middle and thats when I knew I was in trouble. It won't be as bad after fine tuning but boy does it look whopperjawed in pics. Not real proud of that but the rest should make up for it, and I'll be on cloud nine once the footwells are in for good. In the pic you can see the side extensions where those will connect now with a simple overlap.

While I'm at it, heres the GP with small tires too. I'll get used to it. Brakes work nice with just one tire size difference from front to rear.
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Boy did I ever get in trouble with Ms. Grape for posting that. Told me I might as well have showed her passed out in front of the TV drooling in a bowl of tater chips with curlers in her hair. Woops. That angle does make her butt look big. Here she is fully awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed, seated amongst complimentary flowers albeit on a dreary day. She said the bank entrance shot lends an air of dignity and affluence and what-not. Showed her that post when we went for tasty AM chow just now, and she durn near made a scene. She insisted I march straight home and post these pictures right this minute! I sure am crazy about her even after all these years but I hope she don't ping my dome with a rolling pin later. I believe she was concerned what Marge and Precious might think of her. She liked cerial's flower box though. We wondered if theres a cave in that hill.



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Old 04-22-2018, 11:51 AM
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Rolled 2 coats of primer onto my rig. Putting on 4 coats of Hammered silver paint on in 8 hours. Not doing body work. I will get parts then do the thing right. But for now I just want the thing one color.
Seems you really only need 1 panel for the box... a better, southern box...
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Seems you really only need 1 panel for the box... a better, southern box...
Aren't 67-87 beds bolt-together? I never see bedsides swapped out on them but they look bolt on.

I was just teasing about the ballast pile and want to see the silver. One color is already looking better.
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Aren't 67-87 beds bolt-together? I never see bedsides swapped out on them but they look bolt on.

I was just teasing about the ballast pile and want to see the silver. One color is already looking better.
73-87 bolt together for sure.
One weld at the rear only to keep the box side standing vertical.
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yesterday or day before, pulled alt, p/s, hoses, ex mans, intake bolts and dist off my truck, today planning on getting the intake and heads off. yeah, i'm slow. i know this and dont care. i never drive this thing anyway. need the guides replaced cause it smokes on start up. last valve job i just had them knurl the guides. didn't know that was a short term fix at the time
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Box holds water real good. One good thing the cowboys did was to seal it off nicely.
Until I come along with my drill that is......

Tonneau almost done..need to install the shocks and latches.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:17 PM
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Got the drivers inside window moulding welded and finished ready for chrome.
The drivers side is all done, turned the cab around (which was more work than the welding) so I can finish the last few things on the passenger side.

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