Found another Chevy

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Re: Found another Chevy

Post by retro-roco » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:51 am

Very impressive Jon! Makes me want to give up office work and do some field fabrication/repair work!!
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Re: Found another Chevy

Post by kelley » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:49 pm

Hi Zeph,
Thanks! The truck is coming along, I wish I had more time to work on it. The forge as configured is definitely one of a kind. Now all I need is some time to use it. Your Carryall and Command cars look great, everything around here is a rusty mess. hopefully this truck will help mend a few like it.

Greetings Tony, She's definitely up to the task except for maybe the brakes and a few other minor odds and ends, I still need to finish hooking them up.The Parking brake works well though.

Hey Kirk,
Working on site with the crew is a blast, Even on the coldest cloudiest days breaking balls and cracking jokes with the guys is the best part of my job.
Time spent in the office, although super important really sucks. A day or 2 a week in the shop or on a jobsite helps ease the pain of office work.
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Re: Found another Chevy

Post by kelley » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:16 am

Hi Guys,
Been working my Ass off, no time to work on my trucks, but I did manage to send my super nice gas tank and straps that Newc sold me to get cleaned out, sealed and then off to get blasted and painted. I have also spent time designing the filler neck and gathering all the bits and pieces needed to install it the correct frame mounted fuel filter (Thanks Paul) hopefully it will be getting installed soon.
Here's a pic of the tank...
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Yesterday afternoon we drove the truck outside and fired up the coal forge for a couple of hours, it worked really well.
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We made some bottle openers...
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Re: Found another Chevy

Post by forestry4evr » Sat May 05, 2018 5:05 am

Hey Jon,

You sure have created a unique machine. Blacksmithing looks quite fun, especially if one has all of the tools. I could certainly make good use of that forge for general fabrication and repair.

Paul

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