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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by j hansen, May 3, 2020.

    Joined: Jan 30, 2014
    Posts: 346


    Sewed up the diamond pattern for the center section of the first seat cover tonight. I have a new appreciation for all you upholsterers out there... IMG_20200820_234042231.jpg
  2. hammer-time
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    Posts: 24


    Set the 409 in the Merc fit like a glove.
  3. Caprice89
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 250


    I get the same with the C10 all the time. Even on the highway I get Tesla's slowing down next to me to give a thumb's up. Old panel trucks are pretty rare here in the Netherlands and government is stimulating electrical drive (from my tax euro's) but I don't get the enthusiasm of these guys. I just smile and wave, smile and wave...

    Sent from my online shouting device
  4. devilleish
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 251

    from Tampa, FL

    Lately all of the work has concentrated on my OT DeVille daily, but I'm happy with that progress.
  5. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,882

    from Nicasio Ca

    Bought a dinner plate for a buck at the dollar store and stuck it in my 5 spoke mag. Hmm.

  6. Finished bolting the body back on the 56 wagon.
  7. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,167

    Marty Strode

    Welded the floor together, for a friend's "shortened" Jeep wagon project. I hadn't wire welded sheet metal, for some time. IMG_5337.JPG IMG_5340.JPG
  8. Kilroy
    Joined: Aug 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,219

    from Orange, Ca

    In the process of breaking down and cleaning a bunch of Ford, Lincoln and Merc Overdrive transmissions to see what parts I have to build... So unsexy gooey messes of various degrees in various containers around the shop.
  9. cobra5laddict
    Joined: Mar 18, 2014
    Posts: 80

    from denver

    I need to see more of this project!
  10. Big storm, rain and high winds reeked havoc here last night, fortunately Brenda's magnum wagon was parked in the back yard and not parked in front of the garage, we lost some limbs in the driveway.

    So we spent the day cleaning up the mess, the closed door is where Brenda normally parks.


    Looking out the door of the garage toward the house.

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  11. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,265


    Pulled all the innerds out of a 47 Ford side shift tranny and moved them into my 39 top loader. Wish me luck that it all works as advertised. It looks like it should....
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  12. Attended the Spam drags. I've got to get back to my car stuff!
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  13. Yikes Danny! I’m glad you guys are ok! I’m headed to the Mother in Law’s tomorrow to do the same thing.

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  14. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,310

    lumpy 63

    Today was Ford small block day... although I'm a dyed in the wool Chevy guy but a Ford trained tech. o_O Ran two different SBFs that I built on the run stand. One flat tappet fairly mild one and the 2nd was a roller cammed version. Both fired up right away and I ran the flat tappet one through break in , no problems. The roller cam fired right up and sounded great. Good day in my book:D Now back to the 406 for my Vette.
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  15. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,688


    Today I had to say goodbye to a very good friend, just one year older than me, at 51.

    His cancer came in fast, and hard. He went out slowly, and painfully.

    This is going to hurt, for a very long time.
  16. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 725


    I have no real words of wisdom, cancer took out several of my friends. Hang in there.
  17. 61Cruiser
    Joined: Dec 5, 2013
    Posts: 119


    Sorry for your loss. Losing someone close to you hurts real bad but you will pull through. Lean on your family and friends as they will lean on you when needed. Take care.

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  18. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,688


    Thanks man.
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  19. Dropped of the Fargo box parts at the sandblaster today, should have them back within a week or so, then got a trip to the hospital after running two fingers through the table saw....oops!
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  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,279

    Jalopy Joker

    sincere sympathy goes out to you and all of his friends, especially to his Family
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  21. Started cutting and fitting filler panels for the rear area.
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  22. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,984


    So sad to hear-sorry for your loss. So young too. Hang in there.
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  23. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,167

    Marty Strode

    The welding of the floor joint, was my only task on this one, so I can't help with progress pics.
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  24. Finished resurrecting the last garnish for Mike's '33; poor things were full of rot and pinholes. Besides welding in several larger sections; probably brazed up (yeah, I know) fifty some holes between the four window garnish. Odd that the rear window molding was pretty minty; hard to believe it came off the same car.
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  25. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,167

    Marty Strode

    Did some tack welding at a buddies shop. IMG_5378.JPG
  26. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,885

    from So Cal

    All cats are mousers, the difference is how much you feed them. ;)
  27. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,167

    Marty Strode

    Did some tube bending, fitting and welding on a friend's vintage Formula V. IMG_5381.JPG IMG_5384.JPG
  28. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 627


    Condolences Gimpy...
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  29. We got it late today. I was lucky, the worst wind was just North and South of us. We got mostly rain. Glad you guys are OK. Also that no 32's or wagons were affected.:rolleyes:
  30. Magfiend
    Joined: Sep 11, 2019
    Posts: 119


    Finished polishing and painting the wheels for my Anglia - 15x8.5 Appliance aluminum 5 spokes and 15x4 American mag spindle mounts...
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