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floyd066
Posted 2015-09-05 10:32 PM (#489000 - in reply to #222095)
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Ok we're off and running.
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uncltank
Posted 2015-09-05 10:48 PM (#489001 - in reply to #222095)
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-09-06 12:00 AM (#489007 - in reply to #488980)
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So, ... as the sucking progresses, a success in actually getting water back in the
house (yes, I CAN take a hot shower tonight !), I guess this means the suckiness
is waning for the moment.

Only had one leak, where I forgot to sweat a fitting, and a few drips at valves to
tighten up, so that went pretty well. Took me a couple hours to pack all the tools
and BS out and clean all the mess up. If the weather is better, I may take the T
out for a spin just to "take a break". I can get back to the wall repairs and other
suckitude after a few days of slacking ....
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-09-15 1:27 AM (#489677 - in reply to #489007)
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Just as an update, I am UN-sucking my life by spending evenings organizing
the shop and preparing to bring the Plaza home. It is overwhelming, but when
an area is finally clear and everything put away, it is a happy feeling.
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Rabbit_B
Posted 2015-09-21 6:10 PM (#490234 - in reply to #222095)
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Gee...nice to know that my region "Sucks"! Never-the-less, can anyone recommend a good local northwest restoration shop for the interior...specifically the front seat. Looks like a previous owner was rather "hefty" and must have worked in a dirty location, since the driver's seat is pretty much imbedded oily black and sunken to a new low.
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ABloch
Posted 2015-09-21 8:09 PM (#490245 - in reply to #222095)
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What's your budget Rabbit B? You could do it yourself, y'know? The shop I am thinking of is over here on the wet side of the mountains. I can get you a number if you'd like.

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Rabbit_B
Posted 2015-09-21 9:49 PM (#490262 - in reply to #490245)
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Yes, please. I'm not sure yet how much to budget...just got the car last week and starting to identity things to fix.

Rabbit
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-09-22 12:35 AM (#490272 - in reply to #490234)
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Glenn Vaughn has an exceptional upholstery shop in Post Falls. His shop
rate was $51hr, which is pretty good too. His reputation is for first class
work is stellar. I will be speaking with them soon and can get a POC, of you
like.

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firedome
Posted 2015-09-22 9:36 AM (#490297 - in reply to #490272)
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Is the Plaza done or coming home to finish?
Vaughn & Hill were the best in the business, imagine that Vaughn's work can't be beat, especially at those non-CA rates!

Hot showers are good! Surprised you didn't use PEX, that stuff is great - fast to install, cheaper, and bulletproof. We have in our VT place only 30 miles from Canada and it's totally impervious to freezing, it just expands when it does without splitting like to old plastic stuff. Had it 8 yrs now and never have had a problem when the water goes on in the Spring. IMO it's one product that actually lives up to it's reputation. Good stuff!

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mstrug
Posted 2015-09-22 10:01 AM (#490300 - in reply to #489000)
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floyd066 - 2015-09-05 9:32 PM

Ok we're off and running.


Move.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-09-22 10:32 AM (#490304 - in reply to #490300)
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Plaza coming home for paint. I will take it back to Vaughn's guys for upholstery.

Pex is great for certain apps. I harbor a pretty deep concern for fire, and PEX
gets a "fail" for fire. Copper can go to something like 4000ยบ with water in it before
it will fail. Running water makes it even more resilient.

Copper has other good working qualities that PEX lacks, such as thermal retention
and stiffness. PEX only bends so far and is a whole bunch "unruly" in making neat
and tidy runs. To most, this is no big deal. To this anal retentive carpenter, it is "a
mess" !!!

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floyd066
Posted 2015-09-30 12:59 AM (#491000 - in reply to #222095)
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Any good body shops in the Portland/Vancouver area?
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-11-05 10:25 PM (#494320 - in reply to #491000)
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We're back to sucking ....
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Swept57
Posted 2015-11-06 1:13 PM (#494351 - in reply to #494320)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2015-11-05 10:25 PM

We're back to sucking ....




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59 in Calif
Posted 2015-11-07 8:16 PM (#494514 - in reply to #222095)
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OK Guys ! Now I have a good reason to express my feelings about all you guys that think this region sucks ! I purposely posted a bunch of pics on the my Dodge project and only got 2 comments from region members. So where is all the comment participation, good or bad, from all you ' region sucks' members ??????? I'm not trying to start a *issing match here, but complaining without participation doesn't seem fair. Jerry
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-11-08 2:29 AM (#494537 - in reply to #494514)
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Jerry -

1. 59 Dodges suck.

2. 2 door sedans suck.

3. All these mods you're doing suck.

Embrace the suckiness !!!
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Polybun
Posted 2015-11-08 10:13 AM (#494551 - in reply to #494537)
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my 1960 sucks even more!
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59 in Calif
Posted 2015-11-08 10:56 AM (#494553 - in reply to #222095)
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Obviously I totally missed the humor in all this suck stuff. Guess I was taking all this too seriously. I like a good laugh as much as anyone else, and Doc you are a very funny guy. Personally, I don't think much of a 59 Dodge either, but the wife wanted this car so I was given the task of 'fixing' it for her. I didn't have the heart to tell her this car should be crushed so I accepted the challenge. The body was the only thing that was 59 Dodge so I took it all apart started back up from scratch. And it's a good retirement project ! So,,,,,laugh on,,, guys. Jerry
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Polybun
Posted 2015-11-08 12:56 PM (#494561 - in reply to #494553)
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I dunno, I like the '59. It has it's appeal. They look angry, agressive, very masculine. Furthmore, you still have the things that make any mopar of this era a joy to drive. I would be seen in one, proudly so. A wife that wants a '59 dodge... She just wants a super handsome, super masculine car! Pretty special lady to want a '59. I sure wouldn't complain, not too loudly anyway. As long as she keeps the beer flowing and back rubs coming, keep working. Happy wife, happy life.
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Swept57
Posted 2015-11-08 3:28 PM (#494577 - in reply to #494537)
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Here is the sucky 2-door sedan I just bought.

It sucks so bad it won't even show on post.

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Polybun
Posted 2015-11-08 9:26 PM (#494612 - in reply to #494577)
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oh yeah that thing sucks big time. Probaby ought to just put a free sign on it and push itup to the road...

In an unrelated note, where do you live? Totally not going to drag that thing home.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-11-08 10:04 PM (#494614 - in reply to #494612)
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Let me tell you what "sucky" means to me ....

It's 1977-8 and my friend Wayne is dragging home all these old, sh!tty convertibles
he's finding around the area. One is a 60 Invicta, and I am so out of touch and a lunatic
dreamer that I think this thing is cool and trade him some junk for it. I was, right then
and there, committing myself to a life of suckitude. And for the next 15 years, I was
told by the multitudes just what an abject loser I was, based on the car they saw me
driving. From dates who refused to be seen in it, to the police who singled both my
brother and me out to harass. Owning, or even having an interest in old cars like ours
is the final word in what determines scum. Just because the world now thinks our pastel
painted garbage scows are cool changes nothing. We are all losers. We all suck. The
sooner we accept these facts, the sooner we can just laugh at the world and their "latest
fashions".
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2015-11-08 10:07 PM (#494617 - in reply to #494614)
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Ha! You guys suck!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-11-09 12:32 AM (#494629 - in reply to #494617)
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Well, there you have it, guys. Even the Grand Poobah of the Rocky Mountain
Region says we suck. Like a badge of Honor, I'll wear it ! Thanks, Poob.
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Swept57
Posted 2015-11-09 11:48 AM (#494654 - in reply to #494617)
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Lancer Mike - 2015-11-08 10:07 PM

Ha! You guys suck! :laugh:


You shouldn't have come here Mike. You are now infected and you will take suckiness back to your region.
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Lancer Mike
Posted 2015-11-09 2:33 PM (#494672 - in reply to #494654)
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If you haven't noticed, I am the only guy posting in my region anymore!
No one can suffer the missives of the Poob.

This is right up there with the Disappearing Terds thread.
I forgot to add:

You guys suck so bad I want to join this region!
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2015-11-09 10:25 PM (#494731 - in reply to #494672)
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I don't think we could take the suckiness of TWO 58 DeSoto ragtop owners
in the same region !
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Swept57
Posted 2015-11-09 10:39 PM (#494735 - in reply to #494731)
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Indeed, that, combined with my trio of sucky 2-door sedans, would be super suckiness.
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ABloch
Posted 2015-11-10 2:37 PM (#494806 - in reply to #222095)
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I'd just like to point out a non sucky thing about our region. We don't have to put our cars away for the winter. Now if they would quit preemtively salting the roads I would drive a lot more. With all the transplants moving up here its difficult enough for them to drive in the rain let alone snow. So to protect them they now salt everything, just in case. Pfft sucky!
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Swept57
Posted 2015-11-11 4:52 PM (#494920 - in reply to #494806)
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Well yes Andrew, I think we all would agree that salt is probably the most sucky thing where old cars are concerned. I was born and raised in Cleveland and I am all too familiar with salt. It sucks!!!
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Mope R. Geezer
Posted 2015-12-15 11:42 AM (#498059 - in reply to #494672)
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Hmmmmmmmmm.  Did someone mention disappearing terds?  One thing for sure- they don't suck. L L

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Lancer Mike
Posted 2015-12-15 3:28 PM (#498084 - in reply to #498059)
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Hooray, Geezer! One thing is for sure, the Sewer sucks now. It used to be a fun place.
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floyd066
Posted 2016-01-03 8:24 PM (#499875 - in reply to #222095)
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Looking for a paint and body in the Vancouver, Washington area for my 56 Windsor. Can anyone help?
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mstrug
Posted 2016-01-03 8:51 PM (#499877 - in reply to #499875)
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Hey guys: There is a car there for sale you all may be interested in:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chrysler-Imperial-Crown-/272094303073?force...
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Polybun
Posted 2016-01-03 8:57 PM (#499878 - in reply to #499877)
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Very cool, but out of my price range. I hope somebody fixes that car up though. Gigantic convertibles are cool.
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ttotired
Posted 2016-01-03 9:14 PM (#499883 - in reply to #222095)
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Maybe I should buy it

The suburb of Perth I am in is Bellevue, so I am in Bellevue WA

Maybe that will mean free freight?



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Polybun
Posted 2016-01-03 9:35 PM (#499887 - in reply to #499883)
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yea I don't think that's... even with a lot of beer that's not gonna work.
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-07-04 8:43 PM (#515900 - in reply to #489000)
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Looks like we're back to sucking again !
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-07-22 12:47 PM (#517336 - in reply to #515900)
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At last, the time has come to pull the tarps off the 2nd story deck of the shop
and begin the final stage of the framing. Called this AM to special order some
18' 2x12. It rained like hell last night, making me reluctant to pull the tarps off
until the last minute. Summer just deosn't want to come this year. With the
2nd floor and roof framed, I can put a permanent roof on and be "free" of this
albatross. Free to work on finish work as I please, free to work on the cars, free
to go hunting, or roadtripping, or ......
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wayfarer
Posted 2016-07-26 11:55 AM (#517635 - in reply to #222095)
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..rain? move to the dry side...down here it was a balmy 92 yesterday....
As for those 18' 2x12 I sure hope that you use lots-o-blocking. Why not use an I-joist?
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-07-26 5:17 PM (#517662 - in reply to #517635)
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We finally got some dry, but had a good 15 minute squall again this AM.

Yes, plenty of roller blocking. I love the squareness and straightness of engineered
wood, but I am really trying to keep this place as "organic" looking as possible, and
am using no OSB-type materials anywhere. Just looks too new.
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Chrysler Power
Posted 2016-10-11 1:35 AM (#523152 - in reply to #222095)
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Hmmm might get some rain this weekend. Woo

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-10-13 10:50 PM (#523395 - in reply to #523152)
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Oh yeah, .... it is sucking LARGE right now.
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Chrysler Power
Posted 2016-10-24 1:03 AM (#524194 - in reply to #222095)
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What do you call a potato with glasses....
a spectator, lol
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Swept57
Posted 2016-10-24 10:12 AM (#524225 - in reply to #524194)
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Chrysler Power - 2016-10-24 1:03 AM

What do you call a potato with glasses....
a spectator, lol


Ba-da-boom!
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big m
Posted 2016-10-24 2:23 PM (#524259 - in reply to #524194)
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Chrysler Power - 2016-10-23 10:03 PM

What do you call a potato with glasses....
a spectator, lol


I guess a potato shaped like a penis would be a Dictator?
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2016-10-25 2:23 PM (#524372 - in reply to #524259)
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A favorite side dish at many homes around S.F. !
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Chrysler Power
Posted 2016-11-02 1:48 AM (#525047 - in reply to #222095)
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Hah , lol.
I heard this dude has like 30 fin cars in the city all over in different garages.
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/5854807171.html
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big m
Posted 2016-11-02 11:24 AM (#525067 - in reply to #525047)
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Chrysler Power - 2016-11-01 10:48 PM

Hah , lol.
I heard this dude has like 30 fin cars in the city all over in different garages.
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/5854807171.html


That's Nick Nichols. He owns lots of desirable late fifties cars. He's a cab driver in SF and gets to see what cars are hidden away in garages when he drops folks off. That's how he found many of his cars some years back, Luke.
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Chrysler Power
Posted 2016-11-02 2:25 PM (#525094 - in reply to #222095)
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Oh cool man. Good job to have for that I guess!
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