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    I had two cups of coffee... LOL

    Since it's this early in the morning I'll start out with yesterday's accomplishments just to get the ball rolling. Before headed to church I got the rotors and calipers on the I-beam of the '30. Put the front wheels on to have a look at it all and studied it some more. Later in the afternoon I got figured out how I'm going to make the windshield frame (mounting, rivets, etc) Made the material list for the next run to the steel yard. Good day of accomplishment. (think I might need to start a build thread on the 'ol truck...)

    Who else spent time with their rat?

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

  • #2
    Worked on remodeling the kitchen. Got to get this house done so I can get back to the barn and build something! Probably still a couple years out on the house though so for now I just watch what other people are building.

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    • #3
      Hang in there and keep watching JWD. Seeing things can plant a seed that will be modified/used/enhanced when you get rolling on the rat. Do you have something in the barn waiting for you? If so, just take a 15-30 block of time and go dust it off and look. I really like what BareRose said about do a little something on it each day, even if it's just looking and thinking.

      Any inspiration helps to some degree!
      https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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      • #4
        Building a 55 F-100 for my Dad but he wants to paint it so not really gonna be a rat. I've got a 67 Ford Truck with some nice patina gonna make a daily driver out of it but I'm keeping my eye out for something older and rattier. I got my eye on a 48-50 F-1 that's got the right look but seeing how I've got time I'm not rushing in. Would actually prefer older.
        Last edited by JWD; 11-11-2019, 11:39 AM.

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        • #5
          First thing this morning I had to troubleshoot the wifes non-working windshield washers in her Exploder. Replaced the rotted hoses then moved onto the '54. Pulled all the front sheetmetal and scrapped off 65 years of grease and crud. The stuff was actually over an 1" thick! Gave the front end a good pressure wash then built a blast barrier out of 2x4s, strapping and clear plastic bisquene in anticipation of tomorrows media blasting. I'll be blasting the interior floor section and the whole front clip.











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          • #6
            2.3 Turbo, if your planning on using that motor in your build, be sure you wrap it in the bisquene as well, that sand from the sand blaster gets into everything. Seals in motors don't do such a great job keeping the sand out of the motor. That was an expensive lesson I learned the hard way once.

            As to the OP, we were blessed with about 4 1/2" of blowing and drifting snow this morning. I got to spend a couple hours (after it finally quit) blowing the snow off my driveway and sidewalks. Then I had to round up my plasma cutter and some other equipment and head over to a buddies place so I could repair & replace 3 crossmembers on a guys car trailer that doesn't fit in my garage.

            Working on the rats is pretty much on hold until spring. My shop isn't big enough to get more then one ride inside at a time, and the wife deserves to have her ride in the heat and out of the weather, because of all the crap she has put up with from me over the last 43 years. My buddy is building a rat, and he has a big garage. I get my winter fix watching and BSing with him, and it doesn't cost me a dime. I can save up to buy stuff for the next step on my rat. Gene

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            • #7
              This morning before work I spread out a small bundle of new steel I had to buy.... so it could start rusting. LOL Timing is perfect because been raining. Moving forward, one small task at a time. Hopefully on Saturday I'll get to spend the day on the '30!
              https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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              • #8
                Square tubing on the roof portion in. Did some gas welding on the rear cab corners. Back window frame completed and drilled for rivets (carriage bolts). Great day it was.
                https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                • #9
                  Had a couple hours late this afternoon so I continued stitching the cab together on the '30. One of those beautiful perfect days when you wake up in the morning and all you want to do is work on the ride..... instead of going out making grocery money. Where is that magic money box???
                  https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                  • #10
                    Had the day off so.... continued to work on rivets through angle iron and flat bar. Grinding the letters off the carriage bolts is less than exhilarating...

                    Anybody else having fun with their rides?
                    https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                    • #11
                      Today I put the roadster in hibernation. Built a platform to get it off the ground, erected a HF portable garage and encased the roadster in a car capsule.





                      Threw a tarp over the '54 'cause it rained tonight and don't want to get the freshly blasted metal rusty. Tomorrow it goes into the garage.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2.3Turbo_T View Post
                        Today I put the roadster in hibernation. Built a platform to get it off the ground, erected a HF portable garage and encased the roadster in a car capsule.


                        Threw a tarp over the '54 'cause it rained tonight and don't want to get the freshly blasted metal rusty. Tomorrow it goes into the garage.
                        That's a clean and slick looking setup. Looks like you'll be spending a lot of time with the '54 during the winter!

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

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Old Stuff View Post

                          That's a clean and slick looking setup. Looks like you'll be spending a lot of time with the '54 during the winter!
                          That's the plan. Can't wait to dive head first into this thing!

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                          • #14
                            I built something.... its supposed to be a grain shute to move grain from an over head bin into our seed cleaning plant...
                            but after I finished it.. I stood back... looked at it.. and thought... did i just make "art".........??🤔
                            My build thread:
                            https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Burnin#2 View Post
                              I built something.... its supposed to be a grain shute to move grain from an over head bin into our seed cleaning plant...
                              but after I finished it.. I stood back... looked at it.. and thought... did i just make "art".........??🤔
                              Hey! Is that the front end for the space rat we heard you was building behind top secret closed doors? What kind of power plant for that rascal??? LOL
                              https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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