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Old 07-22-2019, 07:51 PM
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:13 PM
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Wow, COOL !! That moving clock must seem like it's running double time right now. 9 DAYS until T-minus starts.

In reference to Martin's pickup, the cool thing to me is what a whopping favor he did for himself. When the smoke clears and theres time to resume the task, there will be memories of the five minute fights, and the sacrifices and tough decisions and...

the moment will come when he says to himself: "Hey, wow this is going to be not so bad to get done.". Nice.
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When will you know if it is accepted?

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Seller has until Wednesday night to accept, counter, or reject.

Matt, I agree on it all being worth it. We have both worked our butts off here and turned a young, but decaying house into a very nice home and a piece of land full of common, but not desirable, trees into our personal park.

Today, I walked by the first Autumn Blaze Maple we planted in 2003 and got emotional. I remember planting it like it was last week. We bought on the back row of a nursery, where they had given up on it and sold it to us for $15. It was a 3 ft tall twig. It was held up in it's pot by a bamboo stick that was the same size as the tree. We gave it a home, watered and tended to it and now, it's the most beautiful tree in the yard. 35 ft tall and 35 feet wide. DAMN, I wish I could take it with...
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Seller has until Wednesday night to accept, counter, or reject.

Matt, I agree on it all being worth it. We have both worked our butts off here and turned a young, but decaying house into a very nice home and a piece of land full of common, but not desirable, trees into our personal park.

Today, I walked by the first Autumn Blaze Maple we planted in 2003 and got emotional. I remember planting it like it was last week. We bought on the back row of a nursery, where they had given up on it and sold it to us for $15. It was a 3 ft tall twig. It was held up in it's pot by a bamboo stick that was the same size as the tree. We gave it a home, watered and tended to it and now, it's the most beautiful tree in the yard. 35 ft tall and 35 feet wide. DAMN, I wish I could take it with...
You know I learn about life from black n white TV shows. This story was an episode of Death Valley Days and I wonder if you are familiar with it. Link to wiki-

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Elm
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I was reminded today what this bracket is for. I have had this hood apart for a few years, I got it tacked together and opening and closing but the center was low hitting the top of the cowl. As I was cleaning up in the garage today I came across this bracket and remembered, OH YEAH, that will raise the hood. I put it on and it sure as heck did raise it, too much. I got back in there and loosened it up putting a washer for shim at each of the four outer bolts, wham, it fits beautiful now!

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I was reminded today what this bracket is for. I have had this hood apart for a few years, I got it tacked together and opening and closing but the center was low hitting the top of the cowl. As I was cleaning up in the garage today I came across this bracket and remembered, OH YEAH, that will raise the hood. I put it on and it sure as heck did raise it, too much. I got back in there and loosened it up putting a washer for shim at each of the four outer bolts, wham, it fits beautiful now!

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P dont remember my truck having that brace,,is it a factory brace,,,i will have to check when I go to the shop.
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So I have been climbing up into the engine compartment by sliding under the front crossmember on my belly then climbing up on top of the axle to work on the hood. Oh what fun for this 60 year old doing this! :lol: So once or twice, not a big deal, when I am on my 10th time oh yeah baby fun fun fun.

So I thought this was just too easy, I need to make it a little more difficult so yesterday I installed the grille and front bumper just to make it a little more of a challenge. :devil:

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Old 07-22-2019, 11:29 PM
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P dont remember my truck having that brace,,is it a factory brace,,,i will have to check when I go to the shop.
Yep, factory.

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UPS, made a delivery yesterday I had questions if I would receive,been on orfer 7 weeks and was the last set in stock and have been discontinued,,centercaps for my Vision Buckshopt,for my 56 wagon,

,also received a NOS air filter it has a few scratches,he said from sitting on the shelf fo so many years,,but it dont matter I will repaint it any way..

The only thing I dont like about the air filter it is VERY heavy,
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I guess my luck is running like Pugsy,,I putthe 2 front tires on to match the rear,came inside to cool off some and eat lunch,,i went bac outside a couple of hours ago ,and BOTH were flat,,, so I guess I will have to buy some tires,i didnt want to buy any now ,until I got the engine and trans installed.but things dont go as planned.

So I have these back on it for now.
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My filthy job yesterday. Laying under the Camaro, de-greasing so I can dress the weld and seam seal and paint.





Today, I swapped parking spots with the '38 and Chevelle and started putting parts on that won't be in the way for the final wet sand in a couple weeks. I got this far and was going to put the headlight buckets in and discovered I was supposed to put the adjuster nuts/screws in from the backside BEFORE I mounted the brackets... I can get at the low beams fine, it's the high beams that are the issue. I will remove the adjuster screws tomorrow and see if I can sneak the plastic nuts in without removing the brackets.



After that discovery, I installed the battery tray and then front wheels. I got the right rear tail light extension on, but couldn't find the nuts for the left side, so that will be tomorrow too.
The local Chevelle Club is club of the night at North St Paul this Friday and I am planning to trailer it over and have it in the display as "in progress"...

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I guess my luck is running like Pugsy,,I putthe 2 front tires on to match the rear,came inside to cool off some and eat lunch,,i went bac outside a couple of hours ago ,and BOTH were flat,,, so I guess I will have to buy some tires,i didnt want to buy any now ,until I got the engine and trans installed.but things dont go as planned.

So I have these back on it for now.

Keep away guys..........I'm starting to rub off.......the "Pugsy triangle" is real......ha...
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Got the leaks stopped and lines bled.
Stops straight and true, the new springs and shocks feel great, but still not soft enough on the brake pedal. I'm thinking of drilling a hole about halfway up between the two holes on the brake arm to get more mechanical advantage.


Tonight I will pull the drive shaft to seal up the yoke leak. Also need to push the PS pulley back a tinch for the belt squeaky.
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My luck has been like that pretty much my whole life. I just never knew who or what to blame it on.....until now...

My wife even knows what's up when something goes wrong and I say "danged Pugsy"...

Couldn't sleep, so got up at 4:30 and went out to the shop and put the headlights in. Getting the nuts behind the mounting plate was a little difficult, but I got-r-done.
Pics later, got more to do before Thursday afternoon.
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So I have been climbing up into the engine compartment by sliding under the front crossmember on my belly then climbing up on top of the axle to work on the hood. Oh what fun for this 60 year old doing this! :lol: So once or twice, not a big deal, when I am on my 10th time oh yeah baby fun fun fun.

So I thought this was just too easy, I need to make it a little more difficult so yesterday I installed the grille and front bumper just to make it a little more of a challenge. :devil:

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Got the leaks stopped and lines bled.
Stops straight and true, the new springs and shocks feel great, but still not soft enough on the brake pedal. I'm thinking of drilling a hole about halfway up between the two holes on the brake arm to get more mechanical advantage.


Tonight I will pull the drive shaft to seal up the yoke leak. Also need to push the PS pulley back a tinch for the belt squeaky.
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My luck has been like that pretty much my whole life. I just never knew who or what to blame it on.....until now...

My wife even knows what's up when something goes wrong and I say "danged Pugsy"...

Couldn't sleep, so got up at 4:30 and went out to the shop and put the headlights in. Getting the nuts behind the mounting plate was a little difficult, but I got-r-done.
Pics later, got more to do before Thursday afternoon.
How come you guys abandoned your threads?
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