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Old 03-09-2007, 12:20 PM   #21
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How 'bout your kinetic art cohorts? Are they the untouchables?

As for me. I'm pete. Yup, that's what the folks called me. The C is a surname initial.

I generally don't like giving out such info as you never know what kinda marooons are on the other side of your computer screen, but, let's just say I am probably a very distant relative to a former nocal congressman guilty of nailing a young aid who had the misfortune of getting herself dead during a very slow news period.

If she had just waited a few months to say, september 10th of that year, I have no doubt he's still be there swapping aid nailing stories with the rest of those scoundrels.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:42 PM   #22
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:29 PM   #23
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:09 AM   #24
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Hello All, I chose the name Bush Pilot because I just like the name, no I don’t fly planes into northern remote areas or anything like that, hell I don’t even know how to fly a plane, like I said I just like the name.
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:15 AM   #25
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rusty......

My screen name refers to my beloved '58 Chevrolet Apache 1/2 ton truck. It was converted to a 283 in the distant past. When I bought it, it was siezed, and had a huge crack in the block. However I had the heads rebuilt and bought a rebuilt shortblock, because I heard the 283 was a great engine. I rebuilt or replaced the entire driveline except the differential. Also, the transmission guru that built my 3-speed, put a circa 1955 overdrive unit on it for an extra 400 dollars. It runs about 2,000 rpms at 70 mph. Imagine the surprise people experience when I silently pass them on the highway with 1958 Texas farm truck plates, and I'm several states away from Texas. The only real challenge is stopping it with those drum brakes. No i'm not considering disk brake conversion. I just don't let anyone else drive my stuff.
It still has what's left of the original paint job, but 75% of it has been burned off in the hot south Texas sun. No real cancer, except the usual rear cab corners. Just surface rust. So it doesn't look like it could make it across the street, much less across the continent.
I named him Rusty years ago. So later, I named my email account after him. This is why I didn't use proper english, and make it rusted apache.

I suppose, since my '59 Ward shortie is a Chevrolet Viking, I should have used something like Rusted Viking. In order to keep things simple I use rusty apache for all forums I belong to. The Viking is nearly as rusted as the Apache.
I do plan to paint the Viking, but not before taking lots of photos of the two together. The Apache will most likely get the cab corners replaced, then painted brown to match the rust as closely as possible. Then a good overall treatment with Ospho, and then some clearcoat.
I'm planning to list it, and several other vehicular atrocities with the Texas film comission, because I understand good running antiques that have not been repainted are sought after in the film industry. Besides as it is, it's got soul. A nice paint job would take that away. It would look really neat to use Rusty as a toad, but my toad will probably be a 1960 Vespa 150 (modified to 177cc) strapped in near the emergency exit.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:27 AM   #26
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VESPA!! HOW COOL! My wife has wanted a Vespa for years. But now they are collectible and getting pretty pricey. DANG!
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:18 AM   #27
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Hello All, I chose the name Bush Pilot because I just like the name, no I don’t fly planes into northern remote areas or anything like that, hell I don’t even know how to fly a plane, like I said I just like the name.
And if you have a filthy mind like I do, the name "Bush Pilot" could be taken entirely the wrong way!
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:43 AM   #28
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VESPA!! HOW COOL! My wife has wanted a Vespa for years. But now they are collectible and getting pretty pricey. DANG![/quote]

They can still be had for cheap. We were in Cuero Texas on the 2nd of march gassing up our '53 ford f-100, when a elderly rancher approached us. I was expecting him to comment on the Ford, but he pointed to my '80 Vespa on the flatbed and said he'd brought one like it over from California. Then he offered to sell it to me for $150. So we picked it up from him on our way back from Galveston.
Even at a bargain like that, I could easily invest $1,500 in it, because it was left outdoors for decades. The good part is that after all is said and done it would be worth what I had in it. Actually, it turned out to be a 50cc special so I already sold it to a friend who likes the smallframe vespa. If you watch the thrifty nickle and the classified section of the newspaper they show up occasionally.
Once you get one, they seem to multiply, without even trying. People see you riding them, then they want to tell you about the one they used to have, or sometimes still have. I guess finding Vespas is like falling in love. As soon as you give up looking for it, it comes from out of nowhere.
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Well I must admit as have been using my screen name as a bit of advertising. Since moving to western New York I have been working on starting up my wood shop. Just a part-time thing, but I make rocking chairs, aquariums, other stuff. Just started to get into wood turning so been dabbling with pens and pencils along with bowls and stuff.

My neighbor is a logger so he keeps me supplied with all the neat parts of the tree for free; the burl, crotch-wood, etc. I send some freebies over there from time-to-time to make up for it.

This spring's project is going to be my first wood-strip canoe and I started looking into a toy-hauler to handle a 20' canoe and the bus popped up as one of the best ideas for this, since we can convert the inside and mount the canoes on top. So we joined the skoolie revolution.
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