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  1. Thanks Keith! It's a far cry from what I started with way back...
  2. Sadly, you mean like this???
  3. It was another fantastic day Sunday weather wise (high 60's) perfect for staining and outside cleanup. Finished up the wood framing and started on the now one year old fence boards. This will be good practice for when I get at cleaning and painting the frame on the Limited as it is tedious work trying to cover corners and such. Completed what I could till loosing daylight which is about 5:30 now. I hooked up an extension cord and used two trouble lights to be able to cleanup and afterwards grabbed a chair to sit a minute and admire what will become the new home for t
  4. I see some overhead storage in someone's future.
  5. While I would have loved having the Special out for a drive with this fantastic weather, it does bring on a flurry of last minute phone calls for work because it is soooo nice! With a commitment to a customer to maintain their commercial property I had no choice but to get up early, get it done as the last work for the season and finish with enough time to get at my own personal work. Four hours later and with rag in hand checked all fluids, blew off the collected grass on the machine but especially the cutting deck and wiped it down before locking up in the container. T
  6. It's been a busy couple of days and the weather has been incredible! Having been given a used 9X7 door from a friend with the required hardware I tacked it into place to keep the critters out for the first night. The next day I looked for the hardware and what I had was for another set of doors that went to the scrap yard and would not work for the old Stanley door... Found out parts are obsolete for it! It was a no brainer to go out and buy a new door and get this show on the road so looking on the internet I see my local supplier showed 3 in stock and they were fully insulat
  7. Today was exciting! With coffee in hand I met the small crew that was to cut the hole in the back wall to prep it for the garage door giving access to the pad out back. I stayed around lending a hand when I could but left at 9:30 to take Mom to a doctors appointment. When I returned the progress was super. I going to have to make a ramp for the difference in pad height but there is much more to be done yet.
  8. That's exactly what they were only NOT for the car. Back in August it was almost 100 degrees so yes they kept ME cool while fiddling around in the garage! LOL
  9. As messy and opened up as it is, after a bit of cranking over, off she went. (hasn't been fired up since early August.)
  10. After raking up what seemed like a million plastic pieces and then running the lawn mower over the remaining fallen leaves I decided to fire up the Special. A neighbour had come over and asked if the car would run? While connecting up the battery (I use a quick disconnect to prevent any drain that might occur) I crossed my fingers as she hasn't been run since the end of August and it got down to 30 degrees last night. With a bit of cranking over she fired up like I've come to count on.
  11. WOW! That hits home Denis as I dated my wife in my '58 Buick too. While I'm not at that re-right my license age yet, I know that day will be coming... THANKS FOR SHARING this awesome video! That young man Tom Gigliotti is to be commended for his work!
  12. My life changed the intended plan to work on my cars/garage today with a phone call saying a car looked like it hit my other house! Fortunately for me it did not but the elderly couple in it were banged up badly after another 72 year old woman ran a stop sign sending the car into my front garden. Everyone went to the hospital and after the car was removed and the truck left, I was left with plastic parts and pieces to be cleanup up all over. Needless today was shot.
  13. Then.... I went out to go over to the Special and on the way drove into the closest Tim Horton's for a coffee and muffin when the phone rang while waiting in line. It was a fellow car buddy a block away from the Special. He said his brother has just pulled in saying there was an accident down the block and it looked like a car hit the house of his friend on the corner so if I was close I'd better go check it out! Thanks Larry, I was on my way anyway. It seemed like an hour to get out of the line with 6 cars ahead of me and when I got close to my street I see a firetruck and
  14. Started my day with a coffee and checking email then the Forums when I looked over and realised my office is starting to look like a Parts counter. Those being some of my best pieces it's OK as it keeps me motivated looking at them to keep at the Buick's.
  15. Focus & Time. I had big plans for my Limited and then bought other cars. Not all projects but it diversified my time. Then as it has been said, Life Just gets In The way... Staying Focused is the key outside of the physical needs on a restoration project IMHO.
  16. Well DANG! Lot's of excuses asking the question when I just needed to READ your post. Sorry. I'll call it late at night or maybe smelling too much metal polish?
  17. Mother Nature presented a damp dull cold day so continued with more cleaning up/out. I took the storage rack down after emptying it of the wood and such. Some is scrap and some has usefulness, again time spent sorting. Found a few more pieces I set aside and went back out after supper to shine things up. The one on the left looked worse than the other when I started but they both cleaned up great! One will be going on the Limited and the other saved/labelled for the Roadmaster. These both looked about the same before starting. Will have to check
  18. Nice job on the fuse block Lance. I'm going to have to do the one for the Limited and have the harness from the Roadmaster out in storage which likely needs cleaning up too. Can't hurt right? The linkage looks great! You say you painted it, can I ask what with and the colour? My screen doesn't show it well. Doug
  19. Made enough progress in the garage the last few days to finally see the front and back bumper for my Limited. Took a rag and some polish to them. Eventually they will mate back up to the car but for now that garage door needs to be installed first.
  20. Squeezed a trip out to the container today and got through things that were needing to be moved and thrown out. It's looking better now and feel like I'm finally making some progress for the first time. Moving that card table and things under it I was able to see the bumpers for the Limited. They needed some attention so grabbed my wonder polish and went at them both tonight what I could reach with the radio turned up. The rear bumper is going to require more work but will see if I can't get it looking presentable with some more effort.
  21. Finally dug out the back of the garage in preparation with putting in another overhead garage door to access the pad behind which will become the addition I need to house three of my cars leaving me room to work on the Limited. WHAT A CHORE! Gathering, marking and packing parts in selected bins, then moving out to storage is a process. This is only temporary and can't thank my friend enough for it's use! At this point need to measure twice (maybe three times?) and cut once. Found this sign in the mess and hung it up as I thought
  22. Further to my earlier post on my '51 Nash, I found this in a box Dad had saved and blew it up. The year was 1975 while on a Club Mystery Run.
  23. Spent most of the weekend between lawn work and sorting through stuff in the garage but no pictures as it was pretty boring stuff. I did however come across this sign which I hung up as I felt it is pretty accurate. Earlier this evening I came across a box that I realised it was one Dad had put together but I placed it in the garage after he passed. Some of the literature I found was the monthly Bulletin's from the local Car Club he belonged to, The Historic Vehicle Society of Ontario (Windsor). He joined the Club in 1966 not owning an antique ca
  24. Yes! Also as in, "I'm sorry son I can't give you the keys to the Nash tonight".
  25. Dad bought this 1951 Nash Canadian Statesman in 1968 with 49,000 miles showing and with only one winters driving. Still have it today, original paint, original upholstery showing 99,700 miles. (No winter driving either.)
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