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Old 09-20-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Ranche De Tardel: Day 3



So when I left you last we had just finished what Mr. Tardel calls a "backyard" rebuild on a 1940 Ford flathead. See, Vern builds some of the baddest flatheads on the...

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Old 09-20-2007, 02:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ranche De Tardel: Day 3

Answers to a few questions:

1. I'm not actually attending a Vern Tardel camp. I'm just here for the week, staying with Keith, and needed something to do. Vern put my ass to work.

2. I don't know if there will be a part 5 as I will be getting ready for the Hot Rod Revolution on Friday.

3. Pictures. I promise to eventually do a post that features the sites of the ranch in the next week or so... I've taken quite a few pictures despite my rather long chore list.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:33 AM   #3
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Hi Ryan , you are in heaven!
I'm soooo jealous!!!!
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:44 AM   #4
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So....you gonna escape for the Sparkys thing tomorrow?
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:45 AM   #5
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poetry for the soul......Now get off the computer, and get back to work Ryan... that little truck wants to breath again.

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing your "vacation" with us
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:10 AM   #7
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Your having way to much fun !!!
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:13 AM   #8
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Ryan, you are a lucky man. And you are doing an admirable job filling in the epic trip blog while Denise is healing.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:23 AM   #9
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Man the knowledge you are gaining is priceless.Thanks for shareing a small part with us. Later Rob
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:29 AM   #10
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Thanks again. Sounds like some great times out there. A dream vacation, for sure!

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:30 AM   #11
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First thing I'm reading on the HAMB every morning this week. Thanks
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:31 AM   #12
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unreal... livin the dreams dude... livin the dreams.

these are the things that when you are 90 years old with no teeth will make you sit back, smile from ear to ear and nod, while everyone else in the room thinks "grandpa has got gas again"

thanks for sharin this experiance with us bossman...
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:42 AM   #13
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This is a great post! I'm enjoying the read. Thank you
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:53 AM   #14
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I'd like to know more about this "camp" you mentioned. Does the Tardel Ranch offer a working ranch kind of deal, sorta like the movie "City Slickers" with cars, instead of cows?
Enjoy Day 4, thanks for another great morning read!
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:29 AM   #15
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Great write ups Ryan. I've enjoyed following what your doing out at Tardel's compound. The pic's are great too. Keep it all coming!!
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:30 AM   #16
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I'd like to know more about this "camp" you mentioned. Does the Tardel Ranch offer a working ranch kind of deal, sorta like the movie "City Slickers" with cars, instead of cows?
Enjoy Day 4, thanks for another great morning read!
Yes, it's a hands-on thing. Has been covered in prior posts with links for more info. Looks like a pretty cool deal, but requires a lot of scratch.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:35 AM   #17
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A little more info here:

http://www.verntardel.com/flatheadranch/index.php
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:42 AM   #18
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Any chance the truck will be at the Revolution Saturday?
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:50 AM   #19
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I've really enjoyed reading this the past few days, thanks for taking the time to share your vacation with the world.

Cool pix too, looks like a great place to wander around in looking at stuff.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:59 AM   #20
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