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Old 05-08-2019, 11:30 AM
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Thanks, Guys! The lift is from DMS Equipment. Very happy with it so far. Cannot wait to start but it's going to be delayed a bit. My friend lost everything in his shop, including 5 cars, in a massive fire. The one he wants to save is his dad's 52 Ford F1. I've volunteered to restore/rebuild/resurrect it for him and it'll be here st the end of the month. It's going to back up starting on Crusty, and other projects i have. But he'sa good friend and it's a horrible situation that i can help with. I'll start a build thread for that in the General Section later this month! Hope you guys will follow along!!

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----I know 1st hand how devastating a shop fire can be. In 2011 I lost 2 of my own cars and my trusty 93 Suburban and everything else in the building to an electrical fire that started inside a wall. The clean up was bad but that was just the beginning. The only good thing was that I had a blanket policy that cost me about $125 a year and that paid for all my losses other than the vehicles which were apart except for the Subby, and I had just taken the fire and theft off of that. The buildings owner had insurance on it. I chose not to go after him as I figured we would be in court for years. My brain just couldn't take the thought of that. It took about three years to crawl out of the depression involved.....Bill S
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Wow Bill, that is intense. I can only imagine the angst you went through. I hope you are able to make sense of it and more importantly put it behind you. Thanks for sharing.


Super Dave - kudos to you for helping your bud out!!!!!
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Wow Bill, that is intense. I can only imagine the angst you went through. I hope you are able to make sense of it and more importantly put it behind you. Thanks for sharing.


Super Dave - kudos to you for helping your bud out!!!!!
----Thanks, Sam! It's appreciated. Still don't like to dwell on it, but am over it now. The other good part was that there weren't any customer cars in the building.....Bill S
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Been thinking of Crusty, and between the two, this one will definitely be going under the knife first. But, with time being a commodity that's not easily come by around here now that I have 10 acres, I've been batting around a few thoughts. Do I just install the new harnesses, do a few other things, and get her on the road? Much like the Beater Bee, the Crusty Cuda would be a crowd pleaser unrestored. But then I'd have to redo all the stuff I did to get her on the road once I get around restoring her But doing that, I could then start into Crunchy and get her ready for MCACN first.

Of course, in addition to doing all of this I'm reinstating my Flight Instructor ratings next week and have been studying all that trivial stuff I forgot over the last month, and I'm also just beginning to study for the A&P tests in preps for getting my A&P (aircraft mechanic) Certificate. So Mikey, be prepared for some questions!

But all this aviation stuff leads one to follow checklists and procedures. Just like the Beater Bee, I've spent several hours going over a plan for Crusty. Thorough thoroughness, attention to detail, and specific specifics are Paramount and Universal (maybe even MGM too) to starting a wrecksteration!

Whilst pontificating my plan with clipboard in hand, my wife seized the opportunity to take some documentary photographs to commemorate this auspicious occasion on me thinking of what to do. And when the smoke cleared, she was able to take some pictures

Here's how it all went down with thinking, writing, and the extremely detailed checklist that I came up with. Feel free to use this on your project too! No, no... don't thank me. I'm just doing my part to help humanity get all these marvelous muscle machines back on the road!

More to come when I start tearing her down next month!

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Looking forward to the day this thing shakes and bounces like a pair of lost puppies in a tight sweater!

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