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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigmac48, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    March weather for Henderson,TN looks like highs in the mid 50's-low 60's, but the lows are all in the 30's. If you drive, take a sleeping bag, water, flashlight and an extra cell phone battery.
     
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  2. alanp561
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    Dennis, After reading your PM,
    I realized that your circumstances are different than mine. I re-read my last post and I seem to have come off like a jerk or a cheerleader. I'm not sure
    which and more than likely a lot of both.
    It's your car and you do what you need to with it.
    My apologies for my rant. Alan
     
  3. 5window
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    Let me strengthen this a bit.
    You can drive yourself and it might be fine or you might be sorry. Fine saves you money and it was a fun experience. Sorry means time, money,breakage, repairs, who knows what else. Plus, I'm 71 also and while in fine health, that would be a lot of driving-especially if you are holding down your speed. (Perhaps a good thing if you have Yankee plates driving in the South. :) ). If you call Bill (see above) you absolutely won't be disappointed. At least consider shipping it down, then maybe a road test coming home later in the spring.
     
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  4. ............Big thumbs up to you , Alan, for a well said post.
     
  5. primed34
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    If I had a pickup like that I would be getting a trailer hitch and calling U Haul. They have some nice trailers. Henderson is about 30 miles off I 40. Divided 4 lane if you get off at Jackson, Tenn. Weather can get a little dicey around here in March. Everything from snow and ice to tornadoes to short sleeve weather.
     
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  6. Bigmac48
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    Thanks guys , Alan , didn't consider it a rant just wanted to let you know my concerns ,circumstance .Apology not necessary but I appreciate it. South cross offered his services and offered to help anyway he can I thank him for that .am working towards a hitch and trailer
     
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  7. Safe travels whatever route you choose.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  8. 6sally6
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    Awwwwwwwww go ahead and drive it!
    Nobody sez you have to make it in one day.......Take a buddy for company........have a buddy follow you and make it a road trip.....get AAA and a cell phone and UR home free!
    I drove my 66 (off topic) pony car to Okla....Texas (twice) Ill (twice) Nashville...St Louis... all over and we're the same age!
    Drive during the daylight and motel at night.
    Last resort take the wife (wear ear plugs)
    6sally6
     
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  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    I came up with Option 4 here depending on how great a deal you're getting in TN.

    Option 1; Drive the car)1700 highway miles on that flatty would concern me. Figure 3 days drive each way solo. Maybe 2 days with a co pilot, but you can't push the car too long w/o a break.

    Option 2; Trailer it) Trailer it with the F 350.

    Option 3; Hire a transporter) Add up your fuel, meal and Motel costs on the road from option #2, then compare to a transport bid to see what the net difference is for you doing the work.

    Are you staying in a Motel the 10 days also or w/ family/friends? That's a huge factor.

    Option 4; Get the work done close to home) I'm assuming you're taking the car this far for the upgrades because you love the shop or a friend is making you a hell of a deal?
    Take the cost of the TN upgrades and add the cost of option 1, 2 or 3. Compare the total to local bids.
     
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  10. 37 caddy
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    I have almost the same truck,it pulls a 32 foot gooseneck enclosed car trailer with a 5000 pound caddy in it like there is nothing there at all,these trucks are unreal for towing.If you rent a U-haul trailer you can rent it one way.leave it there when you are done,when its time to come home you just book it for one way,it saves dragging it back and forth each time,i have done it before.They are reasonably priced too,i paid 100.00 for 3 days,only used it for 1,got a discount for returning it early too.Take your time,youll have fun. Harvey
     
  11. King ford
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    Nice car bro!...I got nothing that hasn't already been touched on as far as the trip is concerned.....but I do like the wheels red!.....DAMN she's sweet!.....makes me want to drag out my old 39 Tudor that has been hibernating for 31 years now!!.....
     
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  12. harpo1313
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    Im with rent a trailer one way ,exercise the 350 and enjoy a comfortable journey. Can also leave your rig there and fly home for the ten days. whatever way you choose have fun.
     
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  13. Fortunateson
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    "Should I drive
    Or should I haul?
    Will I fly
    Or will I fall?
    I want to get down to Tennessee,
    Don't want no news coverage about me!"

    Second verse pending...
     
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  14. Bigmac48
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Amen to that , no news coverage for sure . Not a super deal but super experienced shop owner . Had one attempt closer wasn't completely satisfied , King ford thank you red wheels been gone for a while , waiting to change my avatar .My car and th black one what I'm working towards .
     
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  15. Dangerous Dan
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    Iv'e gone south so many time I lost count,LOL
     
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  16. 5window
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    If you're driving and towing, please make sure you have coverage on everything-what you're towing with as well as what you are towing. Insurance surprises are never really fun.
     
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  17. Bigmac48
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  19. 47ragtop
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  20. Good job, Bill. Dennis, your '40 is going to look so good when you get it back from Dale's, I know that I will be jealous...................Don.:D;)
     
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  21. Bigmac48
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    image.jpeg 20200623_102125.jpg Back from weedetr .Dale's work was great all the upgrades worth the wait and money well spent .couldn't be happier .yesterday wife and I did almost 200 miles round trip most back roads but what a difference ,stance is what I was going for ,handles great with new 525 box cruises straight, new rear ratio. ,upgraded front brakes.
     
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  22. It's official, Dennis. I'm jealous! The '40 looks great. 20200623_102125.jpg
     
  23. Bigmac48
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    Thanks Don,I'm lovin it ! Also thanks to Bill at Bill's auto works for the great job getting my 40 down and back when he said and safe and sound !!!!
     
  24. I know we had talked about you getting this done a few times. Looks like you found very capable people to transport your '40 as well as accomplish the transformation. Happy cruising.:)
     
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  25. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    @Bigmac48
    You have a beautiful sedan, definitely has “the look” :cool:
     
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  26. harpo1313
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    I love a happy outcome , sweet 40.
     
  27. Bigmac48
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    from Dundalk Md

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