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Old 09-25-2022, 05:22 PM   #5951
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

No matter what happens in our world, life does keep on going.
Hang in there Rian.

I wonder how Vlad is doing in his world.

Dennis knows how to take of about anything.
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Old 09-26-2022, 04:12 AM   #5952
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No matter what happens in our world, life does keep on going.
Hang in there Rian.

I wonder how Vlad is doing in his world.

Dennis knows how to take of about anything.
Thanks Vince.

Vladimir is doing fine.

Dennis……… yes.





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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Old 09-28-2022, 03:04 AM   #5953
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

Ordered new chrome (obviously Chinese quality) nuts for the painted alloys.



Should look decent till the first wash, or rain or wet road hits it.

Still, worth doing.
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Old 09-29-2022, 11:18 AM   #5954
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So I am back on UK time, after the USA Roadtrip.

The job situation is currently up in the air.

I interviewed for my own/old soon to be revamped and not mine, job, last Wednesday.

No idea if I will stand a chance, despite past successes and track record.

These days it seems the process decides.

Anyway, seems the winners and losers (everyone gets a prize, even if it stinks) will be informed next Tuesday.

In the mean time, I just keep doing what I am paid for.


Back to the UK and Roadtrips.

Adam, Dennis’ son, wife Hanna and son Tripp, along with her mum and husband Ginger and Clark came over last weekend to spend some time in the UK as tourists.

AirBnB was their choice, near Paddington.

Of course the country ended up in all sorts of turmoil with the death of the Queen and subsequent actions, including cancellation of tours of Buckingham Palace etc.

So they were somewhat left to their own devices to entertain themselves and a one year old.



Yesterday I took a day vacation and hired a 9 seater Ford Tourneo van, 10 years old and a bit rough around the edges, but for £110.00 including some diesel it seemed good enough as other local companies could not help

Mickey next door gave me a kiddie seat to use, though they brought theirs along as well.

George loved it.



Said transport.



After a late start, dictated by Tripp, they took an Uber from Paddington to meet me at Rochester, plan was originally to take a train.

From there we headed down to Dover, our target.

Clark wanted to see the white cliffs and we managed to get some of that done, visiting the lovely Battle of Britain memorial.

Memorial is a lovely place.









Planes.







Clouds really enhanced the pics and mood.





From there we headed to Dover Castle.

A venue one really needs a whole day for.

Great mix of very old history and more modern (1945-ish WW11 era)

We only got there at 3.00pm and did one short tour of the underground hospital, then decided to pull the plug on being tourists and headed back to Chatham for an early dinner.





Return trip was uneventful.



Group pic of course.





And inside of course.

Tripp charmed all the staff, a lot like his grandfather Dennis.







Food as always amazing.

Affordability is certainly something offered here, along with service and being welcomed as family.



After dinner, the tourists took the train back to London from Rochester.

I returned the hire car, and discovered Tripps entertainment centre under the seat.

Ooooopppps.

And of course an overnight postal delivery was impossible, as the postal,service is striking tomorrow and Saturday.

And Adam and co leave at midday tomorrow.

So Clark took a train to Lewisham this morning and we met up to give him the last part of the puzzle.



All in all, I was really pleased to have a day off work, and more importantly, spending it with friends

Life is good for sure. .
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Old Yesterday, 05:10 AM   #5955
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

I forgot to post these pics.


Dennis had ordered me a super cool zip up hoody.


He felt the legend on the back was reflective of me…….


It was not delivered in time when I traveled there, so he sent it, along with some models along for me with Adam.







On display, pretty rare, collectable,

I just like them, from mate the late Ray, his wife Eve wanted me to have these.





So the Roadtrip just keeps giving.



Back in St Louis, Dennis was fitting a newly painted door to the race truck transporter yesterday.





That was until son Adam’s best mate since school, and all round great, not just good, guy, Tyler and he returned from Indiana where they had fetched Tyler’s dream-bucketlist car.

A 1960 VW Beetle.

All of 1100cc aircooled power.

For a guy in big displacement cars and trucks, including his “little” S10 4.3 liter, this is an interesting departure.

But we know about itches.







And typically, Dennis was straight in there to get it running.





Looking forward to seeing what Tyler does with this car.
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

A Beetle for the young man, that's a cool project. We need a lot more of these young people.
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Old Today, 09:00 AM   #5957
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A Beetle for the young man, that's a cool project. We need a lot more of these young people.
He has had lots of cars. But always wanted a Beetle.


Glad he found the right one.





Right

Good news.

Thanks for all the support from those who knew I was made redundant.

I get to keep my job. Thankfully.

Guess another excuse not to progress too fast on projects.
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

That is Good News about your job.
Glad to hear you're doing O.K.
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