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    Wow pictures now.....
    I see a engine-hoist-shop-crane-cherry...oh....never mind.

    Keep up the good work.

    Any 8MM film footage?


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    8mm? I assume that is older than Beta?

    At the time of these pics I didn't even have a TV set!

    Who had time for such things? Besides - I had a killer stereo. That was all I needed!

    But then soon enough I got married and ... well ... we got a TV... And let me tell yuh - was I PISSED! Sat night eh? Come in expecting a movie on @ 9:00? Yunnow - I'm think "Airport 75 or 77" or something like that... Believe it - there was NOTHING on the three netwerks better than half hour sitcoms or Carrol Burnet.

    Wusn't long before we ponied up fer satelite.


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    Kant find a link to Hanks "Video Blues".
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    Gee Ox, yer only a decade older than me, wouldn't a thought that from the way you write! Good beginnings, I knew there was a good story hiding in there! I wish my story was as good as yours.

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    There we go! Wonder why that didn't come up on my searches?


    Enyway everyone - THAT is the link to go with my last post. LOL!


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    Crips!! I got jeans older than you. 'xpecting an oll farmer, lookin like Jed Clampit.

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    'xpecting an oll farmer, lookin like Jed Clampit.
    Dang that's 'bout how I had 'em sized up too!
    Complete with a hitch in his step and corn cob pipe.....

    ....ok, kidding on the pipe....

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=zZp2JcmUU6o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms Wheels View Post
    Crips!! I got jeans older than you.

    Can you still git in'm?


    That was all neigh-on 20 yrs ago now eh?



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    Now I'm interested.
    Quit beeing such a tease and show us some iron.

    Please

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    Default Small beginnings

    Ox all teasing aside I have a new respect for you....

    As a poor fool in my mid 30's trying to start with not much more equipment than you had I can't imagine starting at the age you did.

    Hell, holding a job was struggle enough..lol

    now quit messing with us and show us the Iron!!!

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    Hello, Ox. Looks pretty much like I remember it. Is the R4 still there?

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    All the 1-1/4" frame machines got scrapped out plus a cpl more, but that one is still here, but in storage...

    I kant give up that fine gal!

    She got a new[sed] "universal" type conveyor out of an 1-5/8" (that went to scrap) a few yrs ago. The old wood sided drag link unit had been broke for many yrs. Just got sick of fix'n it! (Not that it ran much...) I had to doo some modifications to the lower shafting to git'r narrowed up enough - and then used the forktruck to [sorta gently] shove it down in there. NOW she's ready to make parts!

    I'd love to one day hook her up to a lineshaft!


    Glad to see that your back and gracing us with your presence.


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    Great story teller Ox!!! Nice shop and gorgeous area you live in!

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    C'mon Ox. Throw us a bone here. A little more iron would be nice to see.

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    I won't take that kinda time to post pics untill after New Yrs prolly. I am swamped.

    Making hay while the sun shines!


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    Come along a little further down memory lane with me eh?

    Got this pic of us obviously eithe rloading or unloading what looks to be a drill fixture of some sorts? This would have been about the time and possibly the project that I he was wanting back yesterday of course (don't we all). I was working on it for [I don't remember] a week or two or - I have no idea .... but he was wanting it and I was at a point that I thought that I could pull an All-Nighter and finish it up for him.



    This all-nighter turned into a 3-day-all-nighter.

    I was not only embarassed that I couldn't judge eny better as to how much longer it would take, but [as you can understand] a bit tired by the end.

    There is no doubt that I could have gotten two more nights sleep in there and still gotten it out the door at the same time. But that was just something this kid had to learn on his own eh?


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    Software made me split the post as too many pics/emoticons.

    For your listening pleasure
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    Not 100% sure of the date of this project. I think it musta been early 1990? A customer needed someone to build this big welding fixture for him. He wanted me to doo it for him, but:

    A) I don't weld. (Not werth talking about enyway...)

    B) I didn't have that kinda room!

    C) This is a job for a customer of his - so it needs to be done in his shop - in case they wunna come see the progress of course...

    However - I have a chumm that is a great welder that werked third at the time. I really didn't want to be over there on 1st as I wouldn't be at the shop to answer the phone for days on end eh? (Answering machine back then?) It cost some $ but I got it done that enytime that my phone rang at my place - it also rang into a new phone out in my customers shop during the duration of the project. (We had two to build. and it took maybe a month?)






    As I am sure many of you know - starting a business from nothing can be hard on the grocery check, and I did whatever I could to make a nickle. It didn't need to be shop related. I DJ'd weddings/partys, drove Sudden Service for a local truck line for one fall, (Musta been 1989?) and did a lot of wrench werk. Tranny rebuilds, motor swaps/reseals, I was known for 4wd werk at the time as well.

    In the process of this a feller ends up with skeletins - not in the closet - but rather out in the yard. This one had just recently lost it's power source - and possibly even went into that truck? I kant say fer sure... But a cpl rednecks can find cheap thrills with whatever is available at the time eh?



    Later that same day we went to find some other way to abuse our rides as well as try to put my (soon to be) wifey through the front winder.



    This can also end up with another golden opertunity to practice the 4wd mech abilities as well! But it was the same pit a yr before that I spun a rod bearing? Drove it home easy. Drove to werk the naxt week - easy. Scrounged some clean used one owner rod & main bearings from some local chumms and robbed a good crank out of a doner 305 and fixed the motor for the cost of 5 qrts of oil, a filter, and by means of pcing together the wrong-handed dipstick gaskets left over from some previous project. Yeah - I squeek, but when you got nut'n - you got nut'n to lose eh? Besides - there are bragging rights on that one to be had! I ran that motor for another yr and then I think I sold the motor off and last I knew it was still running! (Not as of late of course...)

    The brown truck was mine and before long I ended up buying the red truck again with a blowed motor. (Keep in mind - I think I replaced that motor for him before - not rebuilt it.)


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    Moved files around in Photobucket to doo some organizing. So past posted links are dead now. So I will repost those pics here - in order.

    Well now they all seem to come up. ???

    I guess I will drop the pics from this post then. ???


    GOOD! Hope the links that I moved all stay good!


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    What pics? There are no pics on this end. Just funny file not found photobucket pictures.

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    You guys aint see'in no pics?

    I refreshed once and they were gone, but when I finished all the moves and went back - they are there for me now.

    MT2 - doo you normally see pics? (Just making sure that your "settings" are to not load pics.)


    Help me out guys before I add new ones.


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