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Old 07-03-2019, 09:47 AM
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I left at 10 pm Saturday night and drove to FL to look at a house Monday morning. Drove home yesterday, 25 hours straight thru and got here at 4:30 this morning.
Time to get back on the Camaro assembly...
I assume it was not your dream house.

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I left at 10 pm Saturday night and drove to FL to look at a house Monday morning. Drove home yesterday, 25 hours straight thru and got here at 4:30 this morning.
Time to get back on the Camaro assembly...

Well, that's gonna be a long drive for the wife every day....
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Aw come on tell us about the house.. Was it worth the drive? Inquiring minds you know..
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The leaking cobbled up intake tubes just won't cut it. Lean conditions throw off the fuel trims and engine is knocking as knock retard is rearing it's ugly (good) head during scanning.


Some .060 aluminum followed me home yesterday......it's gonna be a slow go without a buck or pattern......
















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I assume it was not your dream house.

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Aw come on tell us about the house.. Was it worth the drive? Inquiring minds you know..
Snow Bird residence. It's a 20 year old, double wide on 5 acres with a 23x40 "shop", for me to drag a project down and work on over the 3-4 months of winter. Wife isn't crazy about a trailer, even though this is pretty nice and well kept, with updates...log look wood siding and metal roof, recent new A/C and newer deep well. It even includes all the furniture... turn key and walk in. It would take most of our cash to purchase without a mortgage and she isn't sure she wants to do that, as she would like to be able to quit working in 2-3 years, not the 10 she would need to wait for full retirement.
We also, are more concerned about the airport expansion that seems to be making headway that will negatively affect our quality of life here, so are hoping something suitable will pop up local and draining the cash would impede anything priced more than we would get for our current home...sigh...decisions, decisions...
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No real excitement here but have gotten to work on my stainless some. I have most of it DA'd down to 1500 and then wet sanded to 2000. The scratches and hone marks are taken care of. It is more than ready to hit the buffer.

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John, use your orbital sander up to 5000 and you don't even need to buff it! I was blown away the last time I did stainless with that stuff. They have 8000 grit now too, that has polish in it! I haven't used it but am told you don't even buff the paint after you use it.

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What did I work on today? Well, first off, an Audi Q7, removed the front bumper and disassembled it, took 5 hours! That sucker is offically my most hated car on earth!

I didn't have to work on this car, but I moved it. It's a total thank God so no one else has to get into it. After 42 years in this business, this is offically the most filthy car I have ever seen! It stunk so bad I about puked. I wiped my work clothes off with a wet rag after I got out and washed the key in soap and water before I brought it to the office. HOLY CRAP this sucker was DISGUSTING!

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What did I work on today? Well, first off, an Audi Q7, removed the front bumper and disassembled it, took 5 hours! That sucker is offically my most hated car on earth!

I didn't have to work on this car, but I moved it. It's a total thank God so no one else has to get into it. After 42 years in this business, this is offically the most filthy car I have ever seen! It stunk so bad I about puked. I wiped my work clothes off with a wet rag after I got out and washed the key in soap and water before I brought it to the office. HOLY CRAP this sucker was DISGUSTING!

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What did I work on today? Well, first off, an Audi Q7, removed the front bumper and disassembled it, took 5 hours! That sucker is offically my most hated car on earth!

I didn't have to work on this car, but I moved it. It's a total thank God so no one else has to get into it. After 42 years in this business, this is offically the most filthy car I have ever seen! It stunk so bad I about puked. I wiped my work clothes off with a wet rag after I got out and washed the key in soap and water before I brought it to the office. HOLY CRAP this sucker was DISGUSTING!

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Is that out of a salvage yard,or were people actually driving that car.
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this week's work load. There's more but I don't take pics of everything.

This BMW almost totaled. The fender is tougher than it looks. Completely folded underneath. Almost ready for mud and waiting for a rear cradle and suspension parts.

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On this car the writer is the cheapskate of the shop, appeasing the insurance company more than co workers and customer. Tried to screw me by giving me 6 hours on a rocker that's clearly a 10-12 hour repair. I instantly stopped tearing it down and told him to rework the estimate at my repair times to see if it doesn't total. I got the time now.

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This is another job with the cheapskate. Tried to give me 7 hours for this trunk floor after I requested to replace it and drop the cradle. I got it looking better now but still have to cut out the brace to metal finish it and do the rear body. I will get 11-12 for the trunk floor after requesting more time. This rear body is weird. It has two pieces and you have to cut out one side of the gutter to get the inner in, and the other side is spliced so you don't have to remove both gutters.


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I never thought I'd ever own 3 tram gauges, and I don't regret it. They are the tools that correctly set your foundation/base for the car. Without rails/structural needing to be in spec, everything around it to make things fit right will require fudging. Can't believe I gave them my biggest drawer in the box. With only one tram I was able to also have all my paper work nicely spread out but with 3 tram gauges there's no longer room for both. The tram gauges won!

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Is that out of a salvage yard,or were people actually driving that car.
They were driving it! It STUNK SO BAD I about puked! It's so funny how different we all are. I am in the middle, not a clean freak, but it's not disgusting. I have seen at work 10-15 year old cars that are LIKE NEW, we are talking dump mash potatoes on the seat and eat it, the thing is so clean. Not a gum wrapper in the trunk or glove box or what ever, I am talking like the day it came off the dealership lot.

You know it's bad when you need to put on your work clothes so you don't dirty your street clothes moving the car! I literally wet towels and wiped off my work clothes after getting out of that thing!

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[QUOTE=MARTINSR;4681791]They were driving it! It STUNK SO BAD I about puked! It's so funny how different we all are. I am in the middle, not a clean freak, but it's not disgusting. I have seen at work 10-15 year old cars that are LIKE NEW, we are talking dump mash potatoes on the seat and eat it, the thing is so clean. Not a gum wrapper in the trunk or glove box or what ever, I am talking like the day it came off the dealership lot.

You know it's bad when you need to put on your work clothes so you don't dirty your street clothes moving the car! I literally wet towels and wiped off my work clothes after getting out of that thing!

Brian[/QUOT .
That is a shame I try to keep my vehicles Reasonable,,not show room but not trashed out either,and occasionally eat a bacon and egg bisquit when I have a DR appointment so my wife dont have to get up and cook , but dont get it all over the truck.

She works 2nd shift so she needs the rest,,suppose to retire this month,,
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here's another one I got to paint on Tuesday. My hours are looking pretty good for a shortened week. This one had previous damage so was a hassle to fit up.


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