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PostPosted: March 23, 2021, 9:36 pm 
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Well this didn't happen today but a few weeks ago during some snowfall. I was clearing snow off the garage apron and noticed that the PS cab corner on my 1993 GMC C1500 5.7L (380,000km, 236,121mi) was fairly rusty. It has a wide trim piece on it. I also noticed the DS rear mud flap askew. Just as I was finishing up cleaning snow I turned around and here was the PS rear cab corner laying on the concrete! I am convinced this truck is telling me it wants to be Perry's sixth build, Super 7 Jimmy 5.7L.........just saying' I think I have one more build left in me. Then all 6 grand kids will have a vehicle from their Geedo.


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PostPosted: March 23, 2021, 10:41 pm 
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Nice little slant 6 cameo in there.


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[quote="Miatav8]Yeah, if I were looking for a project and it wasn’t on the far side of the moon, that is the one I would have bought. Screaming deal even at $2k.[/quote]

Ya, I couldn't even duplicate the Miata parts for the price locally... let alone the rest of what I got. I paid more than that for a CMC chassis on the first one I built back in the early 2000's.


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PostPosted: March 29, 2021, 12:32 pm 
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Spent Saturday at a Spring Cruise/Show put on by my dad's friend's shop in Austin, TX.
Lots of variety of cars out there, and right at the end, a Locost rolled in.
Ironically, a rotary powered Locost. Was good to chat with the owner for a bit. His is a solid rear axle, 12A engined, build that's been converted from carb to FI with Megasquirt.
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PostPosted: March 30, 2021, 9:24 am 
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Over the past couple of weeks I've been giving a refresh to a canoe I built 25 years ago.

I built it as one of a pair of twins for a couple of friends of ours. 16 feet long, 35" beam, flat bottomed guide canoes

Rob's health is failing, so it's time to make the boat shine line a new penny and offer it up for sale.
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Wow, That is nice. I still have my 17' cedar strip kayak I built at least 15 years ago and I love nit. Can't wait to get it out this year. Russ

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Over the past couple of weeks I've been giving a refresh to a canoe I built 25 years ago.
I do have a question - the carved board that goes across the canoe, is it made that way for placing it on your shoulders when carrying it over your head when you traverse a stream or river?

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N i c e Tommy :cheers:

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PostPosted: March 31, 2021, 9:06 am 
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horchoha wrote:
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Over the past couple of weeks I've been giving a refresh to a canoe I built 25 years ago.
I do have a question - the carved board that goes across the canoe, is it made that way for placing it on your shoulders when carrying it over your head when you traverse a stream or river?


It is. The yoke rests on your shoulders. Boat is only about 75 pounds. Not bad for a big girl

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Adding angle iron legs and $20 heavy duty iron casters to the back of my tow dolly so I can stand it up and roll it sideways for storage out of the weather. Quick release ratchets and straps so they can be stored in a tote and not rot.

No more dealing with Uhaul morons that allow you to make an online reservation to pickup a tow dolly near a vehicle but when you arrive, the local yokel refuses to allow pickup with the accepted, listed vehicle, a little 5.0l '80s ranger that thought it could and damned if it didn't :shock: . Thank goodness for his mama, Uhaul Manager, the family anchor and brains of the outfit. :cheers:

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Opened up the crate of "Free*" Europa parts a very generous fellow sent me.
Spare (Not original model type) transmission, factory workshop manual, spare luggage bin, and a very thin set of clear headlamp covers.
Nothing I desperately needed but all nice to have.

*I paid for shipping.

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I sent a birthday e-card to a good friend of mine in London.
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Busted the budget buying new tire$ for the CAT RC60 Forklift I just traded a very old Clark and a dead 91 Buick Century for.

In theory I've doubled my investment, once I get the CAT to move under it's own power.
There are some key/wiring issues to solve. :BH:

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Today I accepted a job offer from Volvo Truck as a Supplier Development Engineer on the Crisis team.

Looks like I'm going back to the working world for a couple more years.

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Congratulations Tommy! I am supposing that you will continue with the metal working biz?

Better benefits I bet.

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