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Projects Were the HELL is my.............

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The37Kid, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,303


    Am I the only one wasting time looking for a misplaced part or tool today? Plan was to make the MOON tank hold downs for the Lyndwood rail, but the tank is no were to be found. :mad: Forcing me to repair my daily driver, and maybe do yard work, not a good way to spend a sunny day.
  2. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    lol, I'm still looking for stuff I set down 20 years ago....
  3. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    You'll never find that tank doing yard work, that's the time waster....:D:rolleyes:
  4. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,391


    Well things are actually looking up for me. One of the fellas from Florida sent me an old manual to copy the tranny section. It is in my possesion. I will probably not get to it today as I am about to start doing honey dews but tomorrow it is one. it is supposed to be raining so it won't deter me from doing anything in the driveway.

    I am sorry that you haven't received the parts that you were expecting but maybe they will get there in time for you to make the event that you are after getting to.

    Good luck.
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  5. Been there. Even better is when you finally give up and say it's gone then replace it. Next thing you know, you got two of them :mad:.
  6. its a never ending struggle in the crappy little building that i have thats supposed to be a garage i feel your pain
  7. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,568


    happens to me regularly-put a part somewhere so it won't get lost and I will be able to find it--well when I need it I can't find it and buy another one-eventually find it (sometimes months later) but some items are still undiscovered--guess I'll find them someday
  8. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,938


    I know just how you feel, my shop is such a mess, put my 40 on the lift today to rebuild the shift linkage, spend more time looking for tools then it took to fix it. Guess its time to clean up the shop! Beats the hell outta yard work and maybe i can find all my "run away" tools!
  9. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,999


    I receintly showed my car at a show with the hood off. I told people it was because I wanted to show off the engine.

    Honestly......I couldn't find my hinges :rolleyes:
  10. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    I am always losing stuff my shop is a disaster thats why i am out here cleaning it finding all kinds of stuff
  11. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,609


    without multiple tools i would be dead in the don't find them till you do not need them
  12. Im gonna have to agree with that one.
  13. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 575

    Dennis D

    It will reappear like magic as soon as the yardwork is done. I doubt if the ol lady would do anything like hide it on you..........:rolleyes:
    Dennis D
  14. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,340


    Your garage must be a disaster, how do you misplace a Moon tank? They are pretty good size, its not like a pen or a set of keys.
  15. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    I've heard that the second thing to go is your memory :confused: and I can't remember what the first thing to go is.:eek:
  16. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 4,594


    Sometimes it can get expensive. I moved my shop 3 years ago, and carefully packed related items in sealed, clearly marked boxes. I have been looking off and on since I moved, but still can't find the new Hurst shifter for my Tub or the original seat belts with the proper legible dated labels for my (slightly) OT '67 Corvette. Every tried to replace those?:(
  17. rustdodger
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 275


    The one that really gets me is when I need a tool have loaned to someone I KNOW that I can trust to return it. Then I can't remember who it was that I loaned it to. I know if I remember who I loaned it to and ask I'll get it back....
  18. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,634


    needed my jumper cables the other day. searched high and low, emptied out the '62 Falcon i've had ready to haul to new abode whenever that becomes necessary... no luck. had to borrow a set.

    today, looking for rivets..... there's the damn jumper cables. lucky me, i found the rivets i was looking for too.

    mind you, i'm missing not ONE but TWO 9oz ball pein hammers now.....
  19. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875


    I'll take it one step further. I've loaned my tools to these same type friends, only to have them lose them.
  20. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    50% of my work time seems like looking for the tool I just had 3 mins. ago. Yes, multiple tools help with this problem. 'Crap, can't find it, just go get one of the other ones.'

    As Muttley said though, seems a little hard to lose a Moon tank. But, I wouldn't put it passed myself, so can't judge others on that either.
  21. Von Dago
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 504

    Von Dago
    from New Jersey

    Did you find it yet? :D
  22. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,303


    NO!:mad: But I have 14 garbage cans filled with leaves, saw the last 15 laps of Bristol, found some really neet misplaced items I wasn't looking for, and really don't need. I just hope the tank didn't get put in a box somewere.Ok, and we just reconnected the steering on my daily driver so I can go to work tomorrow. What a great weekend.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2011
  23. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
    Posts: 6,236


    Infestation of shop gnomes...
    No getting rid of just have to know how to keep them in check.
    They LIVE to see you pissed off and angry so the bigger show you put on the more stuff you'll lose!

    When something goes missing just deal with it in a quiet fashion.
    Look around carefully and clean up/organize your space while you're at it.
    Do that a few times and you'll notice things are easier to find because the Gnomes realize your not going to entertain them.
    They HATE organized, clean places. ;)

    I can't even find the car sometimes...damn Gnomes. LoL
  24. rusty bill
    Joined: Oct 7, 2010
    Posts: 235

    rusty bill

    Just weld your tools together like my avatar.
  25. 61bone
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 890


    Used my DeWalt chopsaw in 2004. Haven't seen it since. I think it is setting right next to that 4' long model of the USS Constitution that dissappeared in 84 and that 15/16 Snapon wrench that I laid on the seat of the Caddy last summer.
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 257


    Glad I wasnt alone, just spent 4 hours NOT finding my pair of Mickey Thompson chevy script valve covers.
    I'll find them the day after the swap meet, then i'll have 2 pair.
  27. Von Dago
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 504

    Von Dago
    from New Jersey

    Frustrating, but it'll turn up.

    I'd like to know what happened to my new Cox Cheetah slot car. And that was like 40+ years ago! I never did get to run it.
  28. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,446


    I lost a new pitman arm about six years ago & never found garage is small, too. Today I lost a foot long chrome tailight from a '62 Imperial for 20 minutes. Every day it's something new. My buddy has a T-shirt that says "Now why is it that I'm standing here in this room?"
  29. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,289

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Bob did you try looking in the "last" place? that's where i find stuff i'm looking for.:D
  30. Welcome to my life, Bob :D-

    When I was able to work on my stuff every day, I could remember where EVRYTHING was. Now, I'll wander out to the garage to start where I left off last weekend and can't find a THING!!! Even worse in the basement, where I haven't done a thing in over a year...:rolleyes:

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