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Hot Rods How Are you Using The Time Off

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,740

    Speed Gems

    With at least three states shutting down and other countries not allowing you to go to bars ,shops etc. with all this corona virus stuff and not being able to work how many of you are using this time to build/work on your hot rod.
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  2. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,186


    I took the 34 for a rip around town yesterday through the back roads. Was good for the soul to hear the flathead through the straight pipes! Probably getting furlowed this week so I'll have plenty of time to garden and drink beer.

    By Monday at 8pm everything except for the essential will be closed. Most things are already closed. Ive never seen anything like it.
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  3. Well....the Wife was sick 2 weeks ago...bad cough, sore throat, low grade fever, then my youngest got it...and I’m dealing with the stuffed up nose and sore throat part of oldest has the low grade fever..99.4 with it’s been a little unnerving over oldest’s anxiety is through the roof...and understandably so...horrible time to get Wife asked if I wanted to go to the doctor....hell no...I’ve been out twice since last Saturday....I did have a meeting at the Ford Plant that had a case...although in a different part of the plant...that was over a week ago on Wednesday...hoping we all get through this and everyone’s life’s get back to some sort of normal

    So what ever your doing during this it alone or at a distance....and say a quick prayer for us..
  4. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 465

    Casey Riley
    from Minnesota

    Yesterday my wife went to Home Depot for interior paint and she said the paint department was FULL of couples picking out paint. I thought that was awesome that lots of people had the same idea.
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  5. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,576


    I have heard that Tylenol is the only remedy for the fever that this virus carries. Good luck to you all.
  6. Thursday I went to lowes and could not find a parking spot, everyone is remodeling

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  7. Remodel kitchen wet bar and master sink tops,raining here.
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  8. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,721

    from Michigan

    Me?.. I'm kicking back and relaxing... :):rolleyes::D
  9. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,674


    Was hoping for some time off but we are considered an "essential service". I will be at work on Monday.
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  10. Off work, we are closed. Getting some details done on the drag coupe and around the house. I am trying not worry all the time, but having some trouble with that. Anyway, my car is the best ever but no racing. If the weather is good I will be taking her out for a rip. That always makes me feel great. Hope all the HAMB family is well.
  11. junkyardgenius
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 798

    from Kernow

    Me? Got the engine and gearbox back in. Made up a new gearbox crossmember to go with the new Tremec TKO. 20200111_162519.jpg 20200310_150600.jpg
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  12. jaracer
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 497


    Been retired for 7 years, am I getting extra time off?
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  13. Brenda's business is not essential but she is staying open as long as our suppliers keep bringing in fresh inventory or a mandatory closing.

    Regardless of the corona virus funerals are a fact of life and people still want flowers for funerals, business is extremely slow but she feel's like she owes it to the community to help as long as she can.

    I've been doing a little remodeling around her shop. HRP
  14. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

    Well, I sure hope that everybody gets through this okay. And if we can use our time and get some things done, that's a bonus.
    I'm doing my best to stay at home here on Judy's farm. We stocked up on extra food... just for the animals. Judy owns a restaurant... there's enough food for us.
    Wanna see my project? Off-topic, but I just have to show you guys this LOL.
    Have any of you ever fiberglassed the inside of a swimming pool? Me neither. But that's what I'm doing.
    The old vinyl liner got so old and brittle I couldn't patch it any more. To heck with the vinyl.
    Finished disassembling.
    Now I'm prepping the metal walls and the cement floor.
    Then lay a shitload of fiberglass.
    Nice smooth white gelcoat. Like a bathtub. And it'll last 30 years or more.
    Never ending here LOL. More to do than I can shake a stick at.
    I'll let you know when I get time to work on my ×%$@&* Chrysler!

    I wish you all well.


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  15. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,530


    We are shut down for at least two weeks now. I have plenty to do in the shop, Dani´s suburban needs roof insulation and a headliner, rebuilt the carb today and the rear springs need more arch, my 40 needs the carb rebuilt too, the 56 need a new ball bearing idler arm, the Riviera new valve cover gaskets , the 34 needs interior and a roof insert, plus better carbs, but all my $$$ will be needed to keep the business afloat ... There will be a lot of little things to fix that don´t cost a lot and after that we´ll need some time to rearrange until things are back to normal.
    And I´m helping a friend that doesn´t have a shop to rebuild his 8ba at my place , but he´s not allowed to come over...
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  16. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,430

    from Berry, AL

    Same here. I'm still truckin'. People in middle TN still need new roofs after all the storms, so I'm still going up there every day. Don't know how much longer it will last, the plant is going to shut down the line next week, but there is enough inventory for us to haul for a month or two, that is if they don't make them shut down the shipping dept too. Then I may have to hunt me a van trailer and haul some toilet paper!LOL!!!

    Swimming pool? That looks like a king sized hot tub! :D:D:D
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  17. I am. Now I can get all the loose parts that matter for positioning done that I have accumulated at work. My day's were dedicated to keeping production lines running. Now I can give full time to parts and not set them aside like I've been.
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  18. Would'nt know....... I have to be there for the "first responders". Everyone else is off, and getting a check, and I'm there taking care of biz....... Not to mention all the "bugs" they bring back after handeling "customers"..........
    Would'nt know how it is to have free days off with pay to play car...........
  19. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,732

    from Minnesota

    Not shut down yet but if it happens I'll be spending my days pickin' parts for those who need them at my favorite undisclosed location.
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  20. RottonRon
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 109


    I got my one man modified body back from bead blast and primer ! Bondo time till ?? Stay well gang who knows when this bug is dead!!
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  21. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker

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  22. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

    7 ft by 15 ft endless wave pool.
    Good exercise.
    I do set the thermostat quite high.
    Good for aching bones.

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  23. glrbird
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 502


    Be careful with Motrin, no more than three twice a day or you can fry your kidneys. Then your in big trouble.
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  24. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,617

    from Michigan

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  25. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,580

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Dodging my wife’s idea of starting a new home project. Am getting ready for an engine install between news cycles.

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  26. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,217


    Recently retired so I'm moving my cars and tools etc to the new mancave I built at my son's, all my furniture etc going to my daughter's. Time to declutter and spring clean in preparation for eventual downsizing. I didn't realise that I'd accumulated so much over the years!
    I was planning on an extended tour of North America however the current health climate and plunging $AUD have now set me back months. :mad: I'll eventually rent the house out to fund my sojourn and refurbish it later. If it's not raining here it's stinking hot so I'm just rolling with the punches! :rolleyes:
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  27. Not much has changed, I'm retired, except no one comes to visit so I get more done. That's a good thing.
    Hope everyone gets through this ok.
    I wonder what kind of world it will be on the other side of this, I have seen so much change in my life.

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  28. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 550


    Petejoe, i love yer project....flatheads for....well for a long time, we hope.
    mike in Port clinton, Oh
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  29. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,768


    Not doing anything that drains my limited funds until I get back to work. Mostly research and checking trade possibilities. Don't like this. Too much uncertainty.
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  30. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 4,252


    Hey HRP...

    I wondered about that (funerals), a guy I worked with was going to head to So Cal for a funeral, but apparently it's delayed because the gathering would exceed the number of people.

    Have you folks been hit by that was well?

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