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Offline kjkjkcjkcj

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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2010, 08:48:13 AM »
very nice congrats i know that thing will be shining and looking like new in no time
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2010, 08:54:30 AM »
I love reading stories like this..especially about saving and restoring the ol Y88's
beautiful cars

Congrats Rick and i know you dont need telling about posting pics as you do her up 8)

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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2010, 10:13:29 AM »
Congrats on getting it back

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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2010, 09:20:51 PM »
I gotta say you are going to have one bad@ss collection of T/A's when your done restoring them all .WIsh I had your talent and ambiton ,as this old age is killing me

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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2010, 10:09:28 PM »
my buddy wrecked his 69 chevelle and the fire dept cut the car all up for no reason, well they cut him out then kept going for no reason
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Re: sheeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack my 78 y88 returns PICS!!
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2010, 12:32:15 AM »
damn dude, that's hardcore!

good to hear you got it back, i'm on my way to michigan on wed so i'll probably give you a call thursday or so

i got that SEM texture coating finally, not sure if I will have time to do my interior pieces before I come up, but I'll bring it with me and I'll just do it up there

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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2010, 08:14:04 AM »
cool and bill just to let you know thursday's are my worst days well until after 8pm. give me a shout man
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2010, 08:44:07 AM »
How WOULD you go about fixing the axe wounds on her? Cut out the rippled metal and weld new in?

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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2010, 09:17:04 AM »
congrats rick,  glad to see she made it back to you

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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2010, 10:21:07 AM »
She looks good Rick, and she's in the right hands!! With your talent, she will look great before you know it! 8)

Keep us posted on your progress!! :D
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2010, 10:42:00 AM »
would there not be some weak sheet metal from the heat of the fire ?

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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2010, 01:22:52 PM »
the fire wasnt that bad more the drivers seat and door panel area and then alot of firedepartment damages. as far as the axe wounds they are already dollied up and welded shut. the drivers quarter i am thinking about just replacing though the axe marks are just in a bad spot and someone (at gm) patched the front section of the quarter before it ever left the factory
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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2010, 02:20:46 PM »
Rick - no problem, I figured I'd swing by sometime before this weekend cause me and my girl are going to go camping this weekend....

btw, do you happen to know the best overall camp site to go to, more rustic, i'm former infantry and in northern new york when you aren't deployed, all there is to do is camp off in the middle of the woods right on a lake, Id like to find a sweet spot up around there that has either lake access for swimming and view or a good creek or river that I can camp right on..

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« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2010, 11:12:30 PM »
up in hesperia there is national forest area you can only tent it out there. Great private area pines point camp ground is near that. about an hour to hour and a half north of me off of m82 and maple island area. thats a pretty good place. i think its manistee national forest either way there is no ranger and no fee's just two track it in find your spot and set up. no cell service there either so it makes it that much cooler.
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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2010, 11:42:38 PM »
congrats Rick , the Y88 looks like a keeper.  as already stated . your working on a very nice collection of birds. 
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