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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by treb11, May 13, 2014.

  1. treb11
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    Plastigage hero. Building an engine is like breakfast. The chicken is involved, but the pig is committed.
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  2. treb11
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    My cab mounts arrived. Or as our daughter loudly declared "daddy's got wood!"
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  3. treb11
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    Picked up my Rochester 4GC carb from the rebuilder, Mr John Thomas in Bulverde, Tx. Very happy with the result and it was a total accident that I found out he rebuilt carbs while I was picking up some stray parts he wanted to get rid of.

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  4. loudbang
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    Nice looking Carb. Do you know what kind of finish that is?
     
  5. treb11
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    It is paint, not plating. Probably Eastwood, but I was not expecting this level of finishing, bare metal would have been fine with me.
     
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  6. Hey, glad to see that you're back. Haven't started on mine yet, so definitely need the inspiration.
     
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  7. Mike Colemire
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    Nice build and very nice workmanship.
     
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  8. RMONTY
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    Damn you are all over Texas delivering and picking up parts! Truck will be sweet when you get it done. That color you chose will look great!
     
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  9. treb11
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    Mike and Rmonty, thanks for the positive vibes. Progress has been slow of late, encouragement helps.
     
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  10. Jeff Bohmann
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    C’mon....let’s get rolling. There has to be something you can work on......if not, come over and work on mine...
     
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  11. raven
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    Do you have John Thomas’ contact information? I can use his services.
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  12. treb11
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    Well, a big change in the build. We just closed on a new house and this is my very own garage, separate from the house. It was built by a car guy (53 Chevy and Studebaker Avanti) thanks Walter.
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    It won't take long to fill it up. Cong. on the house no shop.
     
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  14. buzz4041
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    from Texas

    Any updates on the build ?
     
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    Progress has stalled somewhat with our move to the new digs and extracting from the existing house. Doing maintenance and repair projects on both. On the new house to make it "home" and on the old house to make it marketable. I continue to acquire bits and pieces, just doing a poor job of actually installing them..
     
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  17. treb11
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    Actually did something today. Retrieved the bed from my brother's house. It suffered the fate of most old pickups, being turned into a rudimentary trailer. This one is a 42-46 bed, so it will need to be narrowed 3 inches. The front panel is pretty bad, so a new replacement is needed. Oddly, the sides have no dents at all. 20200607_163407.jpeg 20200607_170117.jpeg

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  18. treb11
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    Preparing to de-trailer. Un-trailering. Or as my wife calls it "9...1...." Great success. Not a bad little frame actually. Uses 48-54 Chevy front spindles. Those tires made their last trip when I bought it. Had to stop and air them up 3 times in a 20 mile trip. 20200607_160414.jpeg 20200607_170100.jpeg

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  19. treb11
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    To create first you must destroy. Muah ha ha ha

    Hey farmer trailer building dude, found your Stilson 20200607_180011.jpeg 20200607_173000.jpeg

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