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Old 09-08-2022, 11:02 AM   #1101
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

The highlight of every trip is stopping by at Ethyls in O’Fallon for wings and a few beers……



As always served by the unstoppable institution that is Kelly.



She also helped me get some bottle caps for a buddy “PistonPopper”







Bryan came to have a few beers as well.

Always great company.















She also dropped me a sweet message on my FB page: I'm so happy you came by to see me before you left! As always, it was a pleasure to see you! Xoxo Kelly.
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Old 09-09-2022, 02:50 PM   #1102
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Saw this on my road trip, in Hannibal





Back on it soon.
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Old 09-10-2022, 06:23 AM   #1103
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Yesterday afternoon, while fighting the urge to go sleep after my return flight from the USA trip https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread...p-grizz-sumore

I went to see the wheels.

Remember that I only had enough paint for three wheels, so ran out before getting no 4 done.

Ordered the same item from Ebay “DEEP COPPER” as what I had got from @Redratbike and expected the same, or a slight variation in colour, maybe from a batch difference.

When I sprayed one of the centre caps as a test……….


Errrrrmmmmmm…..?


FAIL.


So it seems (without investigating) that the manufacturer has radically changed the colour at some point.

The paint from Redratbik was stock he had bought for a build and not used, so in both cases, nobody to blame.

Just enough to P!$$ me off, and force me to repaint all four wheels.


I actually liked the first colour, but original plans was a decent contrast, and the original colour blended more.

Now I have a contrast, lets see if it works when the time comes to do the lace paint on the roof.




So………..


200ml originals vs 400ml extras bought off eBay




Centre cap.

Contrast in differing light.






And of course the huge difference in colours.





Knowing that I could not match the original colour, I had to go ahead and repaint the original three wheels.

After all , I had paid for the paint.





I will take a few more pics of the colour in daylight, though it seems to be a bit cloudy today.


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Old 09-11-2022, 05:25 AM   #1104
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@nickwheeler popped in yesterday afternoon to check up on me, we chatted colours etc.

Had to clean my house as it needs a clean and decluttering (read rubbish bin emptied) so he declined helping with that.

Being preoccupied with the whole jobless potential scenario, I was and will be for a while, not completely in the room.


Back to this car briefly.


New colour out in the light.





Alongside the car.









Suggestion from Nick is the copper lace over a black background.


My plan is a cream base, like the wheels rims edges are, note, they are not white, and the copper lace paint over the top of that for a dark on light contrast.


But there are more important things to deal with before that happens.
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Old 09-12-2022, 03:00 PM   #1105
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Unmasked the wheels this morning early before work.

I think I like that, a lot.

Better contrast than expected, and to be honest, the cream works better with the copper than it would have with the original,colour.






Later in the day I also sprayed all the surfaces with two coats of clear lacquer

Not sure if the photos will show it, but certainly works for the naked eye.



After work I needed a walk to unwind from the day.

“Bat Ears outta hell”



Calling Australia.

Trenching monster.



Amazing how therapeutic this dog is.
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Old 09-13-2022, 09:35 AM   #1106
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Kinda forgot to mention the most important welcommback from America.


George the cat I don’t have.


He also had another human born at his real home last week, so I suspect a longer tenancy is in the offing.


Become a bit of a shadow.


I like that.






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Old 09-15-2022, 03:46 PM   #1107
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Micra Build will stop for a while.


But I removed the roof strips yesterday.


Not sure when I will get back to it.


Got sh!t to deal with for now.


Later gang.




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Old 09-18-2022, 05:04 AM   #1108
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Seen passing outside my house.




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Old 09-22-2022, 03:08 PM   #1109
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I still need to figure (find out) what wheel bolts for alloys, these wheels need.


Not got any.


I think they are longer than standard and may have a specific collar.


Contacted @mercdan ‘s favourite insurers.

Quoted £275.00 for comprehensive cover…. Said to be best combo to cover this car.




Sounds like a lot of bollloxx.



Anyway, took the wheels to town.



Loaded,





Stretching….





Balancing act.





Yup……… looks decent.





Back home.





Simple mock up, well…. Placed side by side.


Typically, George, the cat I don’t have, was waiting for his dinner.





This cat is no fool.


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Plan yesterday was to get reacquainted with the Rockit.

Ended up pushing the Rockit out, cleaned the carport and pushed it back.

Went to Sally to help her in her garden.

The last two weeks have been hard with the redundancy, some jetlag, doing the day job as if nothing was wrong, I then got invited last Friday to interview on Wednesday for my own job with presentation and CBI .

So sleep, even after Wednesday’s interview has been lacking.

Being knackered yesterday I just was not feeling any of it.

Last night I managed a decent night for the first time in a while.

Today……. ?

Let’s see what happens.
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Good luck on the job thing Rian. Hope you are not drug out long on the thing.
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Good luck on the job thing Rian. Hope you are not drug out long on the thing.
Thank you Bill.

I guess it is prt of modern life.

Risk.






Mate JB Math shared a great pic of his Godzilla powered Cobra.



.remember the counter chair I got for Dennis In Iowa?




He ordered a new seat surface and fitted it.



Impressive for sure.


Now it will fit into the Gas Station.


The road trip keeps giving.

Yesterday Dennis needed to cut down a massive Oak tree that partially overhangs the workshop.

Remember one of them ended up on the roof last year during a storm.







Mate Jessie sprang tomthe rescue…..


50 Ton will do the job.








Seems the tree is now awaiting a future bonfire.


Problem solved, we hope.
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Weekend saw me clean the carport and rearranging stuff.

Great way to get started.

Except, I did not get started. Instead I did other jobs, like helping Sally in her garden, and a few other house jobs.

Sunday I decided not to go bootfair, unusual, but also evidence of my state of mind currently with the redundancy bollloxx hanging about.

So I used a foot pump (small compressor power switch seems to have died, along with the compressor) to pump the Rockit rear tyres, both were at 1 Bar, and got them to 3 Bar.

Sat around for a bit, then headed out to buy another pair of trainers, as the last expensive pair give zero support when walking the fields. Followed by some food shopping, stuff sure has spiralled from a price point of view.

Lets hope new trainers are better.


As I got home, @nickwheeler arrived, bringing Hotrod magazines and staying a couple of hours to chat.

Of course we drifted down to the garage.

Various discussions around both cars.

Including the right wheel nuts to be bought for the alloys.

I found one in my stash……



So we decided to lift the car, remove the steel and try the painted and tyred up wheel.











I am still liking the direction this is headed.


And discussed an added bit of paint with Nick.


He is a lot more “conservative” than I am.


Have a good week all.
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