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Name: Kristi
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Nov 12, 2017 8:59 PM CST
What a great turn out that car show had. It is nice to see those older rides being kept on the road and fixed up. Thanks for sharing the photos, almost makes me yearn for those we have had in years past. Lovey dubby
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Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Nov 13, 2017 5:47 AM CST
Thank you for making a comment. I am about to stop doing a blog or any thing else as I feel no really cares with out comments.

Posting with out comments seems to me a waste of time.


Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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Nov 13, 2017 6:54 AM CST
Al, I really don't think many folks here read others blogs. There are times when I am too busy to spend extra time on the computer so don't always get to read through them.

I use mine as a diary of sorts on what I've done with my plants. Like what time of year I started seed, harvested vegies, moved plants into the greenhouse, what the weather has done. Probably pretty boring as everyone else is on a different schedule.

The blog is also a great way to save photos (like those gorgeous old rides). Thanks for sharing...
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Dec 5, 2017 6:07 PM CST
I have been busy deer hunting and cussing the weather. Has to be one of thre wetest Novembers on record. Now we are into December and the wind has been awful the last couple of days. I think half thre state of Michigan is with out power at this time.

😫 Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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Dec 5, 2017 9:23 PM CST
I thought that was the only time one can deer hunt. Only when it is windy, cold, sleeting, raining, snowing. Or as least that was the only time my spouse took me along. Whistling

Seriously, with the cold temperature, it isn't good not to have electricity. Sorry...
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Dec 8, 2017 11:00 AM CST
OH we didn't loose our power. If we had've I would have started the generator and hooked it up. Runs the whole house I have on the system.
We have wood heat so that is not a problem.

Bought my self a BD presant yesterday early.
A Cannon Rebel camera with 2 lens and a bag.

Should have learned enough to get some great old car pictures by car show time spring/summer.

😎 Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 8, 2017 8:18 PM CST
And a Happy Birthday to you... that is a nice gift.

Looking forward to more photos.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Dec 10, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Well there is going to be a learning curve to the new camera. I think first I need to learn how to turn the flash off in low light conditions. I also need to figure out how it will auto focus ion the nearest object. But I can see it will take some awsome pictures at car shows.

I want to buy a stud and mount it on a shaft so I can make a mono stick to get steady pictures and not have to carry a tripod.

Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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Dec 10, 2017 11:09 PM CST
Perhaps you'll have some time to play with it before the spring car shows. Unless there are indoor winter shows that you attend... Good luck with the new camera.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Dec 11, 2017 4:10 AM CST
Our car is at the painters and were not supposed to get it back till some time in March or April. So there is no winter shows we can attend with it this year.

They just released the Back to the Bricks promo tour this year.
Is to be in June. I would like to go but need to find some one to feed my dogs unless I can figure a way to take them and have a place for them over night.

https://backtothebricks.org/wp...

A cousin of Kares went in 2015 and said they had a great time.


Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 11, 2017 8:19 AM CST
How fun that would be. And I'm impressed ~ you would let your dogs ride with you in your classic?

My spouse always wanted to do the Power Tour (at least a portion of it) but never made it.

I hope you guys get to do this ride. It looks like it would be scenic and fun.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Dec 13, 2017 11:01 AM CST
What is the power tour?

Kare's cousin has a really nice restored CJ Jeep that he and his wife took on the promp tour about 3 years ago. said it was a lot of fun. every little town you stoped at people would flock around and talk about your car/truck/Jeep.
There would be a car show in the town where they stopped to spend the night. Many people from the small towns they passed thru and stoped would bring there old stuff also.

Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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Dec 13, 2017 9:04 PM CST
https://www.msn.com/en-us/auto...
The HotRod Power Tour goes cross country to a final destination where it becomes a large car fest. One can join them for the whole tour or any portion or just gather to watch them go through. It was never close enough and we always were working but would have been fun.

The only old ride I'm keeping is a Jeep CJ7. I like it although I wouldn't take it over the road at all. It is low mileage but not restored or fancy. Just a fun ride that draws a crowd. You'll have to snag a picture of their Jeep and show me.

Once a car nut, always a car nut... Whistling
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Dec 15, 2017 4:13 AM CST
I have a 85 Jeep CJ 7 with a stick trans 258 six cylinder engine and a very badly rusted body. Hasn't been on the road since Daughter went off to college. I had gave it to her to drive while in high school, only person I was able to teach to drive a stick.
When she got out of college she got a Wrangler with a stick shift to drive.

I have been thinking I would buy a new body either glass, Kevlar or steel and make it nice again for the road.


Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 17, 2017 11:25 PM CST
78 CJ 7 here with the same six cylinder and 3 speed. Power nothing which doesn't make it easy to drive but I don't mind. It is not the primary vehicle. If it were, I would ship it.

This is the Levis edition and not too much rust. Just the chronic places like floor boards. We had replaced the gas tank years ago as it had rusted through.

I had the seats reupholstered a couple of years ago and they were restored to original including the Levi buttons that will brand you in the summer if the top is off.

Ours came with a hardtop and doors with roll up windows. Not too rusty as it has spent these years under a roof and not playing in the mud. I like it... always prefer the manual transmissions myself.

At less than 40,000 miles, it isn't wearing out too quick.

When you get your car finished, you might consider redoing the Jeep. They are worth a good bit of money these days and I'd bet your daughter would want it back when you got it done. Whistling
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Al
Michigan
trailtwister
Dec 18, 2017 5:09 AM CST
I have though about redoing the CJ. A steel body tub is $4000, front fenders seem to be OK yet. Mine also came with the hard top and roll up windows.

I would remove the body and do POR 15 0n the frame New brake lines and possiable a new fuel line. the tank was replaced before I bought it used with a plastic over sized tank for extended range.
It has 105000 miles on the clock, no power but I added a nicer radio to it.

Green Grin! Al
You not dressed with out a smile.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 18, 2017 7:14 AM CST
I'm jealous... my radio speaker is gone.

We talked about a fiberglass tank but went with metal due to less cost. Looking back we probably should have spent the extra. Crossing Fingers!

At least there is lots of stuff available for the Jeep.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.

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