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  1. Dennis H

    Dennis H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Looks even better in person.

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      ckessel Well-Known Member

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      That was a fun get together. Thank you Dennis and Linda!
       
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      I was able to get some of the lift put together yesterday. Back on it today.

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      • 493 Mike

        493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Just like a Erector set, only bigger!
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        Yup. Just a big heavy erector set so far. Tomorrow I'll string out the cables then air lines. I got the basic unit together today. I was looking for the pink slip to the trailer and found the plates for my car b que'd Challenger. It was funny hearing peoples comments at some shows once they figured them out. My 70 had the T/A hood, T/A-R/T rear spoiler but I used the R/T rear valance and tips. 360 with my old six pack, fitted up the RV2 a/c to it which really made people scratch their heads as it was in stock location.

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        Yesterday was an awesome day. All praise to Him. The trailer got sold and is now in the valley to be used for a late model stock car team. Sold it for $7500, paid $7000, cost me $200 to get it registered because it was an Az registration. That was fun. I figured it would have cost me $8k plus to have put the contents in a storage rental with the hassles of unloading, loading, unloading multiple in the equation too. Now we have the funds for the asphalt approach and drywall[ next new trade I get to learn] in the old garage. The other great thing done yesterday was my lift is operational. As 493Mike and others said, its just a big erector set. I asked a friend to give me a hand on some of it due to the weight and bulk but all I heard was Crickets. So used the old noodle and did it myself with my floor jacks and various leverage implements. Next time I get asked for assistance I'll be too busy and /or my lift is occupied. Today I'll get some more stuff put away then service my wife's Flex. Gotta love that little twin turbo rocket ship.

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      • 493 Mike

        493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I would have helped but, there is a slight distant problem from my home to yours.
        Mike
         
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        Plus the airfare and your Gov probably wouldn't let you out or back in the state.:lol:
         
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        Serviced my honey's hot rod today. Sooooo glad there was no creeper diving done. I don't feel so beat up after.

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        Yesterday was my trucks turn for being on the lift. Needed to replace the rear trans seal on the nv5600. The lift and rolling jack got a workout.

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        Our asphalt approach got finished yesterday. Looks fantastic. I want to give a shout out to the contractor, even though he is a GM guy[ but at least they are cool cars], Dave Grassle out if Arroyo Grande. Once he started peeling up the saw cut asphalt and checked out the base under, he found he could use the existing as is and not remove/redo. That dropped the price $1200 which he credited back. Didn't have to do it, just an ethical man. I paid him cash for the work when done, using my trailer sale funds, and he gave me $200 back because I paid cash. How awesome is that!

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          I've been working on the old garage the last few days. Removed pegboard and shelves in preparation of upcoming insulation/drywall. When I get done with that, we can get the final inspection done and be getting geared up to re do one of the bathrooms. We found the source of a water leak and had to gut the room out. What I learn on the garage drywall I'll be able to use in the bathroom. On the garage, some of the electrical will get moved and we'll add some lights/switches/outlets plus I'll do some plumbing changes. Get those done before the drywall. We're thinking about making it into a separate pad for visitors or a monthly rental. As a rental we'll be able to offset some, maybe all of our high property taxes. Almost $10k per year! The sewer and some other stuff is part of it plus our "donation to worthy causes/programs" aka freebies for freeloaders.

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        • 493 Mike

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          You are certainly a busy little beaver!
          Mike
           
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          I still manage to camp out on the deck doing nothing but going through my Tom Clancy books again.
           
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