- Oct 30, 2002
- NJ to NC to FL
But................but................what's taking place with the rest of the restoration?? Asking for a friend ...............
It’s just me being slow. I’m currently taking the whole truck apart. Doors, hood and fenders are all at the shop, being bodyworked. I’m hoping to get the engine and trans out before Sunday. Then the body goes off to the sandblaster.But................but................what's taking place with the rest of the restoration?? Asking for a friend ...............
Thanks Whizz,Is the plan to also clean and repaint the frame? Truck looks solid. Looks like it is coming along nicely. Keep up the good work!!
Exactly, and the finished product always ends up above the intended budget.Typical. Start one project and find a few more problems needing attention.
Only 3 times? LOL Amen to never adding up the receipts.Cars are worse, whatever you think it’s going to cost…multiply by 3.
Keep the receipts but don’t ever add them up.
Sounds about like what happened as we renovated the first retirement house we bought ...............and the second ...............and the third, but this is the last one - I think - and we only guessed at the total spent thus far. (We put that much money into this place?!! Ho-lee chit! )Only 3 times? LOL Amen to never adding up the receipts.
I love that galI replaced the valve seals while I had the heads off. The guides were tight and the valve faces and seats looked good. I spent an hour looking for my valve spring compressor. My brother in law had it. Kudos to my sister for bringing it to me View attachment 63963
Really nice!I got some goodies back from Alabama. These Custom Cab plates were badly pitted and I wasn’t expecting anything good out of it.
Not bad for 60 year old parts.
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@WhizzerHEY!! At least you figured out what the issue was and managed to correct it. I know a lot of guys, and ladies, who would have ridden it to the repair shop and dropped it off only to return when it was fixed.
Or, might have spent half a lifetime trying to figure out what was wrong.
I gave up riding about thirty years ago after an acquaintance was broadsided on a side street intersection. Crushed his right leg. Somehow, they managed to save his leg but it got me thinking about riding a motorcycle, figured it was time to hang up the helmet.