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Old 10-21-2009, 01:27 PM   #51
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You said in an earlier post something about being a stickler for neatness and hate working in a cluttered environment.... STAY OUT OF MY GARAGE!!! You might have a stroke if you saw it!!! Its slowly getting cleaned up though. I have a 4ish car garage and at the moment can only park my Karmann Ghia in there. In cleaning I have developed kind of a new hobby too. I've been picking up all the misc crap dad had laying around and sorting it into scrap metal and brass/copper bins. I hauled not even a 1/4 pickup load to the recycler yard the other day and made $89 bucks!! It pains me to think of all the little bits of brass and copper I have just thrown away in my lifetime. Now I just need to figure out a quick and fast way of stripping copper wire. (other than burning it) Theres a jillion feet of it laying around in little pieces everywhere along with various fittings and whatever else.

Btw, I have an OLLLLD Lincoln stick welder and I am a Master of burning holes in material with it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:33 PM   #52
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COOLR, that garage has so many cool old-school tools and machines! After I got home I kicked myself for not thinking to ask if you wanted to sell any of that stuff. I could have carted off a whole bus-load of stuff!
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:49 PM   #53
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Jonathan- Take a break from driving & catch-up. Hope you're all enjoying the trip, be safe!

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LOL... we are already here in NM...bout 4 weeks now! I just can't seem to find the time to catch up on business much less skoolie (which I would rather be looking at!). But thanks tho!
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:41 PM   #54
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dude, Thats almost a bet! LOL Weve taken garden tractor parts out of the basement. I got rid of the 23 garden tractors sitting on the driveway and patio. Hauled off probably 5000 pounds of scrap metal and junk. Dad would get all gung ho about something and then collect all kinds of pieces and parts and stuff about whatever and then he would find something else to keep his attention. But never get rid of all the stuff from before. First it was the antique gas engines. Then came the bus, then came model T stuff and then it was the garden tractors. Somewhere in there was antique glass. He actually DID sell off 90% of the antique engines and the model T stuff. But the garden tractors I got rid of. and no way no how am I turning loose of that bus! I just wish he hadnt gotten rid of that 27 T he had for a while.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:03 AM   #55
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Thanks man. I am gonna start looking around tomorrow as I pick up supplies for the bus. I will keep you updated on the search.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:03 PM   #56
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Hey Smitty, have you thought of a window up front above the windshield? Something that opens for airflow when parked... PHOTOS? Did you say PHOTOS? I added about 30 more from the trip if you are bored!

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:37 PM   #57
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OR, get an identical window of your windshield & put that up there... will look like a double decker!
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:16 AM   #58
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Alright... you got a point there... PLUS you have the space for a small billboard up there! Great way to keep people AWAY from your bus!
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nice work what guage are you using up there 16 black? you are gonna be heavy dude,ill 1/4 mile ya we should top out around 50 mph! watch those corners!Off to Trail bc for a couple of weeks for work,thats back to the mainland and 7 hours from the ferry terminal. Then thatsn it for the year,hot rods and bus! timbuk
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nope beers on me i insist but it wil be Kokanee from the Kootenays,delivered to your door.oh no, i see the word liver in delivered.......
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