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  • It always seems we get to a point where we have to get something completed, or at least get the odds and ends finished, before we can get motivated to keep moving forward.

    I've come to the conclusion that I need to break the full project into separate smaller projects, then get one almost completely finished before I move to the next small project. Just two things I won't do that with, one is body work, I don't have much problem skipping most of that until there is nothing else I can do. The second thing is those irritating things that have to be done before something else can be done. Getting a small project done gives me that thrill of success, which makes the next issue seem not so big anymore.

    I don't think I could do these major projects without the small victories along the way. Gene

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    • That's awesome man!
      the bags look proper.
      My build thread:
      https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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      • Originally posted by Gene View Post
        It always seems we get to a point where we have to get something completed, or at least get the odds and ends finished, before we can get motivated to keep moving forward.

        I've come to the conclusion that I need to break the full project into separate smaller projects, then get one almost completely finished before I move to the next small project. Just two things I won't do that with, one is body work, I don't have much problem skipping most of that until there is nothing else I can do. The second thing is those irritating things that have to be done before something else can be done. Getting a small project done gives me that thrill of success, which makes the next issue seem not so big anymore.

        I don't think I could do these major projects without the small victories along the way. Gene
        Well said Gene.... I like to do the same. I have to complete small peices to keep me motivated. I totally hit the wall there for a while after doing the garage expansion and CCTV.... but I'm back at it hard again. Couper

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        • Frame work is looking awesome Old Stuff. i can't wait to start on mine! Hope you are safe and healthy pal

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          • Originally posted by Burnin#2 View Post
            That's awesome man!
            the bags look proper.
            Thanks much. Looking forward to it warming back up here so I can get back to work. (no closed in shop- uggggg....) The last few days haven't made it above freezing with wind blowing. Forecast a high of 25 today, teens tonight, and 8 in the morning. Nothing for many folks but insane for here, especially with the humidity.
            https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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            • Originally posted by Couper View Post
              Frame work is looking awesome Old Stuff. i can't wait to start on mine! Hope you are safe and healthy pal
              Appreciate that Mr. Couper. I bet you are chomping at the bit ready to roll again. I totally get the "hitting the wall" thing as that happens to me at times also. Distractions take many forms don't they?
              Mind lately have been a purchased 6 x 12 enclosed trailer that needed structural repairs and face lift along with scavenging/parting out a worn out '96 Chevy truck that a friend gave me. (A decent amount of which will end up on the '30 and other things for future projects.

              You guys stay warm.

              https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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              • I'm back at it full speed Old Stuff....glad I am! Warm.... that's a rarity these days! Have fun pal!

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                • Originally posted by Couper View Post
                  I'm back at it full speed Old Stuff....glad I am! Warm.... that's a rarity these days! Have fun pal!
                  Here's something rare- last week the Arctic Apocalypse came through the Texas. While it gets ridiculously cold up in the northern part of the state during the winter, down here in the Hill Country area we saw temps in the low single digits. MANY folks got caught with their pants down with busted pipes, running out of food, and struggling to keep warm. Rolling black-outs were the norm but weren't too terrible for us- we fared better than many.

                  The Old Stuff household was really pretty much fine and dandy in the grand scope of things- fire place with plenty of wood, oil lamps, gas grill, plenty of food and water to drink, and plenty of books to read and things to think about! First run of snow was 6" over night and I woke up to see how it got way up under the covered area and settled on the '30...


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                  Last edited by Old Stuff; 02-24-2021, 03:57 AM.
                  https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                  • I think it was 3 days after the last freezing temperature of the winter storm that we were up in the 70's believe it or not. That's Texas weather for ya. With all the snow gone it was perfect weather to get back on stripping the freebie truck a friend gave me. (on the trailer in the above post picture.) This thing had a hard life LOL. The tranny is wasted, interior totally junk, and lots of other short-comings, but it is providing me some good usable stuff.

                    Keeper stuff- the rear end, drive shaft, all the tires are good, other misc. Gas and brake lines will find a home on the '30 along with some of the electrical components. I'll be pulling a good bit of the exhaust tubing (for the bends), the serpentine belt setup for my V-6, alternator, starter, pulleys, etc. Will part out a couple things then run it across the scales- which will let me buy more parts for the '30!
                    https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                    • Oh boy I've been hearing about what you guys have been through with regards to the weather.... 😬
                      it was a long stretch of cold for us... but nothing were not really used to -45⁰c for a stretch...
                      Glad you fared ok.

                      It will be handy as hek to have a complete vehicle donor.. many little things you will find that you will end up harvesting from it that get overlooked orherwise.

                      Keep on it man!
                      Take care, stay warm and healthy.
                      My build thread:
                      https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                      • Geeeze bro I didn't pay attention to where you were from. Keep the heat going and stay safe my friend.

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