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Old 07-17-2015, 04:56 AM   #1091
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here's a jack that would make everyone's life easier!
We had those in my last Guard unit. Each one's rated for 18k lbs, and are really, really great to work with.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:12 AM   #1092
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Oh sure...do it the easy way.

If I'd had one of those for the past couple of years...my back would be in much better shape now.

Somehow, my bus is just the perfect height off the ground. Too low to sit up under and too high to work under laying down. Would be great for my abs except for a couple of foot long surgical hernias that limit my sit up capacity.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:53 PM   #1093
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You know, you could just sell your project now and latch onto this. I think you'd [and your back] be happy: 1948 Flxible Motor Coach for sale Fully Restored Better then New
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:08 PM   #1094
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You know, you could just sell your project now and latch onto this. I think you'd [and your back] be happy: 1948 Flxible Motor Coach for sale Fully Restored Better then New

BEAUTIFUL Coach!!!!
here's one with fewer zeros in the price, but of course those extra zeros mean a lot!
1946 Flxible
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:13 AM   #1095
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Mighty Sweet Silversides! -- But just too darn big. Gotta love that doggie though. Besides...I'm probably close to being that deep into my cover$ion.

Thanks for the pic. Awesome bus at a bargain price from what I see. You would be hard pressed to buy a decent, used Toyota 4 Runner for that price.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:55 AM   #1096
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Grrrrrrrrrr! --- STILL on hold for a bunch of major parts from my local sheetmetal shop. Been over a month but they have been swamped with "real" work that pays several orders of magnitude more than my piddly projects. Still...I really need to get moving and can't proceed any further on major work until a couple of them are ready. Hard to justify giving them grief though since as often as not they don't even charge me for many of them. Great bunch of guys, just a really busy shop.

Till then, it's just a lot of little make ready stuff going on. Not even worth pix. My biggest accomplishment has been to re-arrange my shop a bit, build another workbench and vacuum up two years worth of metal shavings and grinder wheel dust.

Whoopee.

Onward (?) Really?
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:01 AM   #1097
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Grrrrrrrrrr! --- STILL on hold for a bunch of major parts from my local sheetmetal shop. Been over a month but they have been swamped with "real" work that pays several orders of magnitude more than my piddly projects. Still...I really need to get moving and can't proceed any further on major work until a couple of them are ready. Hard to justify giving them grief though since as often as not they don't even charge me for many of them. Great bunch of guys, just a really busy shop.

Till then, it's just a lot of little make ready stuff going on. Not even worth pix. My biggest accomplishment has been to re-arrange my shop a bit, build another workbench and vacuum up two years worth of metal shavings and grinder wheel dust.

Whoopee.

Onward (?) Really?

you sound frustrated...................

read my signature.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:11 AM   #1098
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:13 AM   #1099
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I hate being stuck in that holding pattern! After waiting three weeks for a bargain A/C unit and a genny for my motorcycle tent trailer, the A/C finally arrived--it does not work. The genny is still in the mail somewhere, out near Pluto I expect. Think I'll clean my shop. Jack
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"WooooSaaaaaHhhhh"

Is that the sound of "Venting"? If so...absolutely appropriate.
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