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Old 07-02-2018, 08:08 AM
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Life quality is dropping like an anvil. Working on the fourth of July, full day. Also, taking off on birthday tradition is now something to laugh at for asking. Tax return money gone and no way to make enough for mandatory health insurance or mortgage payments rest of this year. Well, I could pay one or the other. Screw this week. Don't even know what I'll work on, but I know good rest isn't possible. Some neighbors are doing the one fireworks blast per hour through the night thing. At least the ones who blanket my Pontiac in bottle rockets moved this year. Posts may be crabby all week and now you know how come, mostly.

Everybody got big holiday plans? Enjoy your time with families and beverages and be careful with the stuffs that go boom.
I'm sorry to hear of your crap you have to put up with. I am so blessed with who I work for. How about this, they closed the shop and paid us all to go to my co-workers funeral. They are a good family for sure to be able to work for.

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Not much happening with cars since BTTF. Yesterday was a rain day, and we needed it, so I spent the time re-upholstering the trim panels in my camping trailer. I bought the new cushions last year, when I was at the factory, and enough extra material to re-cover all the trim boards.

Old dinette fabric...yuck.



New cushions with the ugly fabric on the bench side and over the back of the backrest.



Removing the old fabric. The arch goes over the door.



I had a local shop sew up the panels for over the backrest to coordinate with the backrest.









This trims the seat area with the wet bath.





Done with the upholstery. Just need to get it all screwed down and the button tops on.



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Old 07-02-2018, 09:18 AM
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Looks good! I had some good times in a little trailer, fun stuff. That one looks very nice and you will have those fun times too.

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Old 07-02-2018, 11:28 AM
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I'm sorry to hear of your crap you have to put up with. I am so blessed with who I work for. How about this, they closed the shop and paid us all to go to my co-workers funeral. They are a good family for sure to be able to work for.

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FYI it was put to a vote and my co-workers chose to work the 4th.

A lone wheel came in, might be a Catalina front. I completed right quarter rust repairs outside the wheel lip area. Lift became available so maybe I'll move it after lunch.

I like the dinette cushions, TMP.
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Looks good! I had some good times in a little trailer, fun stuff. That one looks very nice and you will have those fun times too.

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We haven't used it for "camping" per se yet. We used it as our motel at Goodguys, Des Moines 2 years ago and NSRA last year in Springfield, MO. This year it will go to Pigeon Forge, TN for the Rod Run.
It's a pretty cool little trailer. We don't have to sleep on the table, as there is a queen size bed in the back, along with a wet bath, kitchen sink, 2 burner cook top and a refrigerator/freezer. Oh, it also has hot water, heat and A/C...
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We haven't used it for "camping" per se yet. We used it as our motel at Goodguys, Des Moines 2 years ago and NSRA last year in Springfield, MO. This year it will go to Pigeon Forge, TN for the Rod Run.
It's a pretty cool little trailer. We don't have to sleep on the table, as there is a queen size bed in the back, along with a wet bath, kitchen sink, 2 burner cook top and a refrigerator/freezer. Oh, it also has hot water, heat and A/C...
I love the upholstery. It will really brighten it up! Kind of cheerful looking!

Good job!

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Mine is back swinging from the ceiling waiting for the chassis. I just want to put the gear lube in the rear and install a couple of hose clamps first.

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Took a nice post's worth of pics this afternoon but get home at 9PM and no internet. A new provider was installing their cabling in the easement in my yard today, I came home to see the gate hanging open and some covered diggings out by the fence. So text post on phone data. If they don't fix it tomorrow who knows if I'll be around rest of the week. FML.
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Hot diggity, John! That looks pretty exciting to me.
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After working on my daughters and sons cars I got out to the garage. All I was going to do is find my center windshield moulding that had the metal it attaches to so I could weld it in the coming days. Then the poopoo hit the fan when I couldn't find it. Through the shed, the cupboard full of boxes of parts, all labeled by the way. Was very disappointed and giving up. My memory isn't so good anymore and it's kinda scary, I mean I KNOW I had this moulding with the screws going through the inner moulding and the metal support. I KNOW I had it, but then started second guessing that, geeez.

I went back to the boxes I had already checked and WHAM, there they were, geeez. Not only was this thing I was looking for but a bunch of others that I forgot I had, again, that memory is kinda scary being I just boxed these up a few months ago.

Anyway, I removed the little pieces of the old one on the top that I had simply cut away and was able to slip the "new" on right in there. It's ready to weld in tomorrow.

It's so funny how when I chopped this truck the first time I simply cut the pieces and welded them together. Butt welded it right in the middle. Now after working in the collision industry I simply drilled the welds out and put the piece in just like the factory did. So funny how different it is this time.

Brian
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59 Pontiac job, left quarter. An entire new lip will be installed later. I am just tending to holes outside the lip, on the face of the quarter.



I just wasn't having any luck making this patch fit so I could have the seam on the lip face.



So acting out of character... I sat it aside and came up with a simpler plan B and then cut the repair area open.



So far, so good. With plan B.
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I made it back with the load with no problems,,stopped back by Dalton and picked up my pontoon after installing the New Engine,,it looks Huge ,,all was good

But

When I got home within 2 minutes our rower went off ,and has only been back on about 10 minutes..
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