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Old 03-25-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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I'm a sick puppy

I'm a sick puppy.
I'm bidding on a mid engine Gillig that is for sale near my house. Don't you guys bid
against me now!

If I get it, I'll round up all the tools and parts and Peter and one other helper and
RAISE THE ROOF AND SKIN IT IN ONE THREE-DAY WEEKEND. And then decide
what to do with it.

I simply cannot help myself.

Now I'm going outside to finish skinning Millicent.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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good lord Elliot, if you have the skining bug I know of at least two up here in wa you can raise and skin...should be easy since they are sitting next to each other :P
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yes, I am considering a "National Tour" of roof raisings. There is Les near Seattle and
Kevin in Spokane. And several others have inquired all over this forum. I just have to
figure out how to afford such an extravagant "vacation"! Ought to be a heck of a lot
of fun, though. I'd bring a couple of Kinetic Kontraptions and hit all the parades and
county fairs and other events along the way. And at least one Kinetic Sculpture Race.
Spring 2008 looks good -- KSR first weekend of May in Baltimore.

I should probably start a list of roofs that need raising and plot them on a map from
here to Baltimore. Input is welcome.
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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Me first! I'm probably closest. Just a couple of hours away.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:52 PM   #5
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Elliot, your gonna be in Baltimore this may or next? I'm gonna be there in May.
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:10 PM   #6
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Baltimore Maryland first weekend of May 2008 -- ...eight.

This year I will possibly go to Boulder Colorado that weekend.

The Kinetic Sculpture Races in those two towns are on the same weekend every year.
I'll work my way east one race / one year at the time.

All subject to change on a moment's notice!
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:01 PM   #7
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ya know, elliot, I was thinking that the wife's villager could use a little more headroom. whataya think?
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:20 PM   #8
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the more I look at pics of millicent, the more I think that you need to be horse whipped if you do that to one of them purty gilligs. That is, if the gillig is what I think it is. Does it look like one of the old crowns?
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:22 AM   #9
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Well as I hit my head in both buses that Les has/had/will have had?????
I think its safe to say either/both could use a bit of loveing from you

I'm working on buying S-caper from Les, at least the layout of buying it has been layed.... I'm also picking up a 18.5 travel trailer to strip out for free, talk about falling into a **** house and comeing out smelling like a rose. well at least it seems that way now...couple of days i'll know for sure.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:04 AM   #10
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ya know, elliot, I was thinking that the wife's villager could use
a little more headroom. whataya think?
Naw. Just get a shorter wife.

About the Gillig - yes it's a Crown clone. Now, THAT ONE could use those 1959 Cadillac
tail fins we talked about somewhere around here a while back! Most likely I won't
get it. Will know in a few days.
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