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Old 04-23-2018, 10:54 PM
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What a cool daily driver that would be. I like the idea of you building your's as a driver too. That does not mean you can't make a nice truck out of it!

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Yeah, it will be nice but I can back off a little bit. All I know is even if it's super nice, it's going to be a daily driver. I have been thinking more and more about it and it's not made of tempered glass, I drove it every day with a cut and buffed lacquer paint job for goodness sakes. I am really enjoying the idea much more than I was, I want to drive this thing like I use to!

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I did that work on my truck and took off to the hardware store down the street and this guy pulled in. Talked with him quite a while, very cool guy. I have to get over to his house (he invited me) he has some awesome projects!

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I am partial to the COE trucks after mounting on the shorter wheelbase frames i wonder how much weight has to be added to the rear for balance,,it would be no where 50/50.,,would be like bobtailing my old Astro.
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Taking the El Camino for safety inspection today.
Hopefully, no issues.
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Yeah, it will be nice but I can back off a little bit. All I know is even if it's super nice, it's going to be a daily driver. I have been thinking more and more about it and it's not made of tempered glass, I drove it every day with a cut and buffed lacquer paint job for goodness sakes. I am really enjoying the idea much more than I was, I want to drive this thing like I use to!

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Amen to that. Doesn't matter how nice you make it, as long as theres shiny paint in a cool color and it runs, the general public will percieve it with shock and awe. That gets old but driving it alone, away from people, will always be soothing retro tonic for your mind. Just take it to the level you take collision repairs to, finish-wise. To others, thats show quality. What no one can prepare you for is seeing it smashed to bits, bleeding out on the street while you stand next to someone whose face you want to bash in while waiting for police and needing first aid. Not trying to be Cap'n Bringdown, but its a reality. The day a person adopts a puppy, the last thing on their mind is the long illness, vet bills, and heartbreak at the other end of the deal. You'll want to predetermine a mindset for that day and box it up, and hopefully never reach for it. I wholeheartedly support your decision to daily it. Honest.

I got panels hung back on the Mustang yesterday no prob. Didn't make enough progress on the '59 to show. Hoping for a good day today. Weather is primo, think I'll drive Grape.
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Amen to that. Doesn't matter how nice you make it, as long as theres shiny paint in a cool color and it runs, the general public will percieve it with shock and awe. That gets old but driving it alone, away from people, will always be soothing retro tonic for your mind. Just take it to the level you take collision repairs to, finish-wise. To others, thats show quality. What no one can prepare you for is seeing it smashed to bits, bleeding out on the street while you stand next to someone whose face you want to bash in while waiting for police and needing first aid. Not trying to be Cap'n Bringdown, but its a reality. The day a person adopts a puppy, the last thing on their mind is the long illness, vet bills, and heartbreak at the other end of the deal. You'll want to predetermine a mindset for that day and box it up, and hopefully never reach for it. I wholeheartedly support your decision to daily it. Honest.

I got panels hung back on the Mustang yesterday no prob. Didn't make enough progress on the '59 to show. Hoping for a good day today. Weather is primo, think I'll drive Grape.
No truer more profound words have every beeb spoken on the subject.

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Taking the El Camino for safety inspection today.
Hopefully, no issues.
Spoke too soon.

Got up to 25 MPH and got a vibration until about 35 MPH and stops. Hope it's just a U joint.
Did I flub something in the tranny??? Oh gawd...my life is over.

Steering has a bit of play. Asked him to look at that as well.
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This was an amazing built. Hearing it start up gave me goosebumps!!!
Cool! Is it an actual fastback? We have a converted one in the shop and that part of it seems iffy.

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Spoke too soon.

Got up to 25 MPH and got a vibration until about 35 MPH and stops. Hope it's just a U joint.
Did I flub something in the tranny??? Oh gawd...my life is over.

Steering has a bit of play. Asked him to look at that as well.
Wasn't flubber that magic bouncy stuff from a Disney movie? Where did you find a gob of it to stuff in your trans? Good luck and peace, man.

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No truer more profound words have every beeb spoken on the subject. Brian
Well now I wouldn't say that. I speak from experience but probably stole your line somewhere during that. lol. You're a crash fixer, you know.


The Catalina job looks slightly more like I mean business now-
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Spoke too soon.

Got up to 25 MPH and got a vibration until about 35 MPH and stops. Hope it's just a U joint.
Did I flub something in the tranny??? Oh gawd...my life is over.

Steering has a bit of play. Asked him to look at that as well.
Good luck sir. I will hope for U-joint for sure!

I had a good day myself. 3 wet coats of Barry's finest!

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It's official. I am an idiot. I was trying to swap out my torches this afternoon and almost destroyed the end of the acetylene hose before I figured out that it has left hand threads. Duh! I did confirm that the oxygen valve at the cutting lever on the first torch is leaking. I'll have to see if I can get a rebuild kit for it at some point.

Why is there no "dunce cap" smilie?

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It's official. I am an idiot. I was trying to swap out my torches this afternoon and almost destroyed the end of the acetylene hose before I figured out that it has left hand threads. Duh! I did confirm that the oxygen valve at the cutting lever on the first torch is leaking. I'll have to see if I can get a rebuild kit for it at some point.

Why is there no "dunce cap" smilie?

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No dunce cap because we all get the same award no matter what the outcome, ha....just like the BS in little league these days...

I've done a lot dumber than that so don't sweat it.
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Way to go John!

I got the tunnel welded in, all but three plugs. Left footwell lacks drilling, right needs stitching up but fits. Heres a peek at that wacky body kit and stuff, then just what I saw at lunch. Biscayne man is supposed to pick it up tomorrow and drop off his 51 Ford pickup for a full resto-mod with aftermarket frame and Coyote engine.
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I removed and installed 8 Golf cart wheels and tires today and 2 Mower tires,,had to replace mower tires I got it on steep bank and rolled the tires off the wheels and when I tried to air them back up they would blow off the wheels,,i had already ordered the golf cart wheels and tires or I would have waited and not had so much at one time,,Tough on an old Beat up man,

at least the carts look a little better Now for the paint.
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It's official. I am an idiot. I was trying to swap out my torches this afternoon and almost destroyed the end of the acetylene hose before I figured out that it has left hand threads. Duh! I did confirm that the oxygen valve at the cutting lever on the first torch is leaking. I'll have to see if I can get a rebuild kit for it at some point.

Why is there no "dunce cap" smilie?

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you were Half right ,,lol only one is left hand threads,
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It's official. I am an idiot. I was trying to swap out my torches this afternoon and almost destroyed the end of the acetylene hose before I figured out that it has left hand threads. Duh! I did confirm that the oxygen valve at the cutting lever on the first torch is leaking. I'll have to see if I can get a rebuild kit for it at some point.

Why is there no "dunce cap" smilie?

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I have to stop and think about that every friggin time I do that, it's not easy!

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Ok, I have been very tired the last few days falling asleep in the lunch room. I had to get out to the garage of course and I welded up a bunch of seams on the passenger door, got something done!

I also measured the frame and the garage to see if it would fit in there. This is another thing that has hung me up, with the Gran Sport in there I was screwed. Well................I figured out that I can move my tool box, take the doors off my storage thingie and the frame will fit there tucked into the storage thingie I can get the cab on the frame and section the hood when needed. WHOOO HOOO!

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