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Old 08-10-2019, 08:48 PM
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So serious...

I mowed the front yard today. Got food, paid bills. Drove Grape to air out. The usual. I gotta remember to see if I can sculpt me a miniature deuce grille shell then do some experimenting. Thinking of a hybrid-esque Model A/B grille. I smell flop.

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I dug the seat out from the hardtop today. It is time to come up with something to sit on, The original cover was still on the car under the replacement cover.

I am thinking very seriously about doing away with the springs and building the whole seat out of a high quality foam. We will see. I did order two Mexican blankets from Amazon today just so I would have something to throw over it for now.

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I dug the seat out from the hardtop today. It is time to come up with something to sit on, The original cover was still on the car under the replacement cover.

I am thinking very seriously about doing away with the springs and building the whole seat out of a high quality foam. We will see. I did order two Mexican blankets from Amazon today just so I would have something to throw over it for now.

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Yeah, I tossed my springs and will go foam. These days it makes so much sense, that foam works great!

Got a bunch of stuff in the cab for the move. Tied it all in with those giant wire ties that Harbor Freight has. My brother had a good idea of throwing a bike chain or cable around stuff with a lock on it. I removed one of the tail gate bolts and put a lock and even through a cable over the bed and around the frame so the bed couldn't be taken. I did this because stuff being stolen from towed cars OR the whole thing being stolen is very common on towed cars while you are at a hotel. I am not sure if I will be able to drive the whole way, 10 hours. I did it once and it kicked my butt. After loading that truck, I am thinking I won't be able to do it. So a hotel may be in the horizon and I figured I would throw a few locks on it so it would be safer.

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I started washing the CURSE cover. Parking in an old chicken coup all winter left it full of dust and actual bits of sand. Need to put it on the car this morning and spray off the last bits of sand.


Significance of cover cleaning you must ponder?


CURSE needs her cover to sleep outside. If she's outside, the hot rod (need to come up with a new name) is inside. A new thread may be starting soon....


Also moved the router table and some other stuff to the shed. Making space for some major surgery.
It will be a bit slow going off the line as transitioning between projects hits me funny.
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I started washing the CURSE cover. Parking in an old chicken coup all winter left it full of dust and actual bits of sand. Need to put it on the car this morning and spray off the last bits of sand.


Significance of cover cleaning you must ponder?


CURSE needs her cover to sleep outside. If she's outside, the hot rod (need to come up with a new name) is inside. A new thread may be starting soon....


Also moved the router table and some other stuff to the shed. Making space for some major surgery.
It will be a bit slow going off the line as transitioning between projects hits me funny.
First of all, woohoo. Which might not make a bad name.

Second, just my AR findings but for outdoor storage with decent paint, a cover is greater evil than bare. But thats here. Having something covered will keep you from driving it.

Enjoy the new old project revival and metal meet. I gotta finish mowing. Hotter'n blazes today.

Mike thinks cut down deuce grille in the hybrid shell. I think it has to be radiator core or the effect is lost.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:34 PM
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First of all, woohoo. Which might not make a bad name.

Second, just my AR findings but for outdoor storage with decent paint, a cover is greater evil than bare. But thats here. Having something covered will keep you from driving it.

Enjoy the new old project revival and metal meet. I gotta finish mowing. Hotter'n blazes today.

Mike thinks cut down deuce grille in the hybrid shell. I think it has to be radiator core or the effect is lost.

Thanks...........I was running the cover last year and pulled it off and on to drive. It pops off easy and just toss it into the box for quick and easy retrieval.

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Since I am getting the pool all redone (new liner, fix some other issues) it seemed like an idea to replace all the valves and especially the sand filter media

So - in the pick up - go get the finely sieved clean clear sand - 200lbs!

Then find that the wheelbarrow has a flat tire
So does the garden cart

So fix flat ties. Install tubes. Break off one of the the wooden handles on the wheelbarrow anyway. Finally get the sand moved TO the pumphouse area.

Disassemble the sand filter monster.

Use shop vac to start pulling the old slimey stuff outta the filter machine (Stench much! Phew!)

Meanwhile - to give myself a break from THAT fun task, I am flushing and sterilizing the water lines in the RV since wife is taking off with it this weekend for a "girls weekend campout".

And now its raining!

Old pool liner is out and a mole has been tunnelling so the subbase has gotta be fixed before the new liner can go back in. (fixing and installing is NOT my problem! My efforts in that regard will be limited to check-writing!)
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Got the rod into the garage and parts separated.





























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Old 08-11-2019, 09:28 PM
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I dug the seat out from the hardtop today. It is time to come up with something to sit on, The original cover was still on the car under the replacement cover.

I am thinking very seriously about doing away with the springs and building the whole seat out of a high quality foam. We will see. I did order two Mexican blankets from Amazon today just so I would have something to throw over it for now.

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I see a set of flat caps with spinners on the table,,what about the lancer hubcaps you bought
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:24 PM
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I see a set of flat caps with spinners on the table,,what about the lancer hubcaps you bought
Oh man,,,,,,,,! I spent ten minutes looking at Pugsy's pictures trying to find those spinners. I finally gave up and reread your post and realized it was my post you were quoting.

The hub caps in the picture are rally wheel center caps Melvin loaned me. It was neat to have something on the wheels while I was building the chassis. I do indeed have four new 1953 Olds Fiesta spinners tucked back in my closet to go on the car.

Steve told me tonight he had the inside of the deck lid ready to paint and invited me to come up and shoot it in the morning if I wanted. It doesn't seem right that he does all the work and I get to make it turn red but I am tickled to be able to do it.

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Got the rod into the garage and parts separated.




Cool STREET rod!

(hot rods don't have fenders, FYI)
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:39 AM
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I did this because stuff being stolen from towed cars OR the whole thing being stolen is very common on towed cars while you are at a hotel. I am not sure if I will be able to drive the whole way, 10 hours. I did it once and it kicked my butt. After loading that truck, I am thinking I won't be able to do it. So a hotel may be in the horizon and I figured I would throw a few locks on it so it would be safer.

Brian
Not to belittle you in anyway, Brian, but 10 hours of driving versus leaving all that unattended in a parking lot would not be an option for me. Load everything up on one day, get a good nights sleep and leave early the next day. You can do this..stop very few hours and take a break, drink, or eat, something with caffeine and keep plugging away. Chaining and locking stuff is a nice idea, but the chains I see in your pics, would slow down a determined thief with a bolt cutter for 2 seconds. You have far too many hours and pounds of flesh and sweat on the trailer to loose it to thieves. Read about all the cars stolen during the Power Tour and let that sink in. Cars with alarms and parked under lights, in trailers, etc disappear and no one sees anything...
Yes, I know I'm weird for driving the distances I do, but YOU CAN DO THIS. Set your mind to I CAN. To quote a little green guy with big ears... "do, or do not, there is no try".

If you weren't so danged far away, I'd come drive the truck for you..
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Friday, or Saturday, I installed the fuel line, and gas tank, with new sender on the Camaro. Saturday evening, the Chevelle Club was "club of the night" at a local car cruise/show in a small town south of me. It had been raining off and on all day and appeared it would maintain that thru the evening, but the promoters didn't call off the show, so we had to show up and man the west entrance gate to only let vehicles in older than '77. YEP, it rained most of the 4 hours we were there and very few participants showed up. I drove the '38, and it got a very good chassis rinse on the way down.

I worked on the house a little yesterday. When we had it resided several years ago, I moved an outside faucet up and over, to allow a 5 gallon pail under it. I have been in the process of making a patch and taping/mudding the access hole on the laundry room wall, that allowed access to do that, to look presentable and finished that yesterday. The whole laundry room needs to be updated and painted and I'll let the next owner do that to their liking.

I also put in another hour, or so, on the Camaro. The driveshaft is now in, along with routing and hooking up the speedo cable. I ran the battery cables and wired the starter. The wires are not attached to the coil yet, but is all that is left to get ignition. I need to get non-oxy gas today and install the exhaust and then fire it up. At that point it COULD move under it's own power for the big move in a few weeks, but I need to put the interior back in and, most importantly, the steering wheel...
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Oh man,,,,,,,,! I spent ten minutes looking at Pugsy's pictures trying to find those spinners. I finally gave up and reread your post and realized it was my post you were quoting.

The hub caps in the picture are rally wheel center caps Melvin loaned me. It was neat to have something on the wheels while I was building the chassis. I do indeed have four new 1953 Olds Fiesta spinners tucked back in my closet to go on the car.

Steve told me tonight he had the inside of the deck lid ready to paint and invited me to come up and shoot it in the morning if I wanted. It doesn't seem right that he does all the work and I get to make it turn red but I am tickled to be able to do it.

John

Iremember now it was Fiesta not Lancers,,each day brings it a little closer tocruising with the top down,whick you already have the Roadster,but it is always fun breaking in the new projects.
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Iremember now it was Fiesta not Lancers,,each day brings it a little closer tocruising with the top down,whick you already have the Roadster,but it is always fun breaking in the new projects.
It really is beginning to look like a car. Steve let me paint the bottom of the deck lid today

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