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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:57 pm
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Repop qtr panel for the bird?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:09 pm
No thats a real one It was just a Test was having problems with posting pics on CL.
I posted them up on Craigslist for sale trying to get rid of some parts im not gonna use.

I want too get rid of ALL my junk! finish currant projects and only do one at a time from now on! Not gonna scrap current projects but want the Junk gone! The way I figure it I have enough projects to last me the rest of my life.

Wife and I are getting too old for projects that take too long to finish! My Money just going in too many directions plus all the time it takes to finish, I Want to do other things, Travel, like to come meet you for instance, Camping fishing maybe buy a Plane? Definitely gonna buy another House to rent out or flip.

I have Tried bringing on another Helper But none are Skip! Chased them off.
I miss that guy he kept me on Track and pushed Progress along hes still driving OTR.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:49 pm
I'm totally in the same boat, really got to just focus on one project at a time. I have 4 projects in various states of total disassembly. Apparently I get distracted easily :neutral:
Hopefully with some new better health I'll live long enough to finish what I've started. I don't really have any helpers good or bad other than to help with something simple like putting a hood on.
It would be cool if you made it up our way for a visit. :goodjob:
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Yes it would be cool.
I think I am gonna rethink a few of these projects myself instead of restorations just paint fix and flip.

Economy is so bad right now resale is out of question at the time anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:38 pm
Economy is bad and likely to get worse but I haven't really seen it bring down classic car prices. Not where I am anyway, prices still have the Barrett Jackson influence, they figure if it's worth 100k restored theirs must be worth 30-40k as is. I doubt much is selling though.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:20 pm
My real hope is Trump is re elected and a Vacine for Covid is released and will see the economy go gang busters again I wanna be ready to dump a bunch when it happens.

Been outside all day fighting with my cheap Sand blaster blasting the Birds rear end and sub frame.
I have to get a real Blaster I am sick of fighting that elcheapo Harbor fright pressure pot.
Its been a real POS ever since I bought it I am constantly fixing/modifying it.
I want a Siphon style I think it would work better, I may end up Making my own may be cheaper and I would get what I want that way. built with quality heavy steelinstead of cheap junk that wears easily.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:14 pm
It would sure be nice if we went back to something near normal. Don't know if that's going to happen anytime soon. Really missed going to the swap meets in Washington, been going for years. I'd be surprised if they even have one for at least another year :rolleyes:

I have one of those blasters too but I haven't really used it. I have a glass bead guy near by that I go to, he's reasonable and it saves the mess and aggregation.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:38 pm
I wish I had a Guy to go too that would be nice.

Well I started early to go blast on bird sub frame got the rear end done yesturday but got a all for the Studebaker parts ended up pressure washing the engine and trans for him and he came from LA to get them that was an all day deal digging hem out and washing stuff then loading.

I made a Hole against the one wall!!!! :wazzup: now if I could get Skips engine and tranny out and Calvins Buddys engine out then I will be making progress!

:rolleyes:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:40 pm
I'm storing a car for a friend that's really in my way now, told him this is the last winter I can do it. I have to much of my own stuff as it is. Also still a pile of siding that needs to be put up. If I could get those 2 things out of the way I'd be getting somewhere too.

This wiring is giving me fits, almost every step seems to have an issue. Headlight wires are 10' long but turn signal wires are 3' long? How is that supposed to work? :knockout:
I'm just going to keep going until it's all in place and then see where I'm at. Maybe something along the way makes it all come together
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:40 pm
I played with one of those Idunnit wire harnesses once it was pretty good labeled really good and long enough extra wire to run it so I could hide every thing.

As far as storing peoples stuff I am done myself I told Calvin to tell his buddy get his **** out or I am gonna sell it asap! I don't care! I want it GONE! as far as Skips stuff goes He will move it as soon as he comes back home. But I am done being Mr nice guy!
Its not cool.
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