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Old 06-08-2019, 04:56 PM   #326
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:18 AM   #327
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Good luck with it.
Thank you Bill.

I will miss it, having driven it again this morning.

Still, it has not sold, but the car I have seen, but never seen up in real life, is 300 miles from here, a non Chevy car, straight six and lazy auto box and who knows, it may still not deliver what I need.

I am a truck and commercial type guy.



Copied from a 2007 post.


Something from 2007 in my life.


HERE: http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/...-german-museum

I had to dredge it up for a different reason and thread for a guy looking for a family car. http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/...can-family-car






So just reinforces my preference for slightly unusual stuff.

I love Russian and Eastern Bloc cars.
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How time flies.

Bought it more than 10 years ago.

And my taste in slightly weird, certainly practical Cars has not really changed.


1963 Ford Taunus Transit.





Would love an 80’s style Bedford or Chevy Dayvan or panelvan.
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So today the one Bootfair was slow, and only half a field.

The second, larger one was filled with pink sh!t and nothing of interest at all.


Still, I managed to buy this roll of upholstery vinyl leatherette for £7.00 or $10.00 and have it planned for the Blazers possible replacement



Ford wagon was 20p or 25cents

I still remember the Pontiac LeMans wagon from a few years ago...... really liked that.

And maybe should have bought it, still, too late for regrets.

https://youtu.be/mc-6QAvT-bc



Found mate @CraigRK a small Meccano bike and sidecar for 50p



So home early.

Haul included these bits.



Bunch of Lesley Matchbox cars and trucks, no idea why, just needed them.




Wagon and Mercedes Benz may be my favourites



Big Union Jack blanket thing is ideal for rear of Blazer or a picnic, and at £1.00 a no brainier, already washed and hung out.



Shell fuel Bowzer will go to St Louis in September for Dennis’ gas station.



Cooler bag and six freezer bricks was £1.00 for Sally, as were three boxes of tea light candles.

So nothing much but a few bargains.

Meanwhile on UKGSER the guys are trying to figure out the possible replacement for the Blazer once it sells.



Next job, cut hedges today.
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Not as unrelated as it may seem.

Remember the roll of vinyl Leatherette I bought last weekend?

Unrolled it yesterday to see just how long it is.



Well, more than twice what I thought, so at £7.00 for the roll, makes it cheap.

This is double so x2



And some more, you do the maths.......



Adding it all up, comes to 38 foot by 4 foot or in modern measurement 11.6 meters long and 1.450 wide.

Colour is a bit deceptive at this distance and angle.

Beer cans for colour perspective.



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My friend Dennis has been hampered by the amount of rain in Missouri this year, but managed at last to cast the island for his Shell gas station yesterday, and again, it started to rain just as they finished the job.

He also finished an English sign, which in the USA means Burnouts





Almost done, final flatting was due.




The Blazer was parked up outside, sideways on my drive yesterday just in case someone saw it and was interested.

You never know.



And finally, how the day ended here last night.




Waiting for @Disasterbus to get here in half an hour.......

Should be a good visit.
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Just adding these two random clips.

Blazer still for sale, and more importantly, tyre kicking etc.

One clip of wasting fuel on my drive.

https://youtu.be/8E-Kz9IEays

And this one made this morning when mate Kerry came to drop off some stuff for me.

I had to force him to drive the Blazer (NOT)

https://youtu.be/rGRgA7KsufU

The guy is a gentle driver.
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Got a photo texted by Sally yesterday when Kerry had come over to visit.

She was headed home to walk the dog etc.



Of course......

@Disasterbus brought gifts.



Unpacked and sorted the contents of the boxes.

First lot.

All of these service books and magazines available FREE for Collection at my place near Hoo St Werburgh.

Please PM if interested. Can post at your cost for post and packaging.




The rest of the stuff........





All the spray painting bits, including airbrush kit, available FREE for collection only.

Keeping these bits



And of course a bunch of plates, a couple will be headed overseas tomother collectors.



My absolute favourite.

Screwed up,plate from his Mustang.




Lastly, into my pile of joy.

Couple of knobs.






Dennis sent some more updates on his gas station build.





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Father’s Day sucks.....

Unless you are a father or have one.

Bootfairs were both small.

This meant having to go slower and looking deeper.

Sally on camera duty it seems.




First blood to me, with a new, unused leather belt for one of my work suits.

Shortly after Craig got a turn.

Fully functioning traffic lights, or Robots as they are known in South Africa

Seller£5.00. Craig £4.00




Next up, three complete units for £7.00



Then Sally saw this balance bike for her grandson. Seller: £5.00 Me: will you take £4.00

Used, but like new.



Retail price for these are a bit more.



Craig again. £2.00 for a mixer tap he plans to use at his caravan camping site with a used kitchen sink that came out my kitchen 8 years ago.



20p for Craig’s collection of small tools.



Seller:10.00 it’s a bargain, got brass cap. Craig: Offer him £8.00



So back home a final pic.

Tap fittings 50p
Two tyre irons for Sally’s son £2.00
Gruffalo mug 50p
4 steel skewers £1.00
3 small Turkish bowls 50p
Work tie for me 20p
Savings tin for Sally’s grandson 50p
3 rolls of yellow masking tape £3.00
Bad Taste Bear 50p





That’s the lot, great weekend too.
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A most generous comment on my Blazer For Sale ad.
Maybe I was too critical.

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Last night was Copperfields foe Americans and Hotrods.

And dinner too.

Starting up, and pulling the Blazer out front, and then Sally and I driving over toward Gravesend made me grin madly.

Ready to Rock n Roll.




On the Bypass I was motoring along at 70 and saw a guy in BMW M3 pull next to me, blow his horn and thought WTF W@nker, when the Thumbs Up came through his passenger side window.
That made us chuckle, I think Sally is still getting surprised at the random attention it draws.

Pulling in

Ricky’s Lightening



Richard and Sally’s Bruiser.



Darren’s Ford Pop looking diminutive



Full house.



Loved this, in fact it created a bit of a storm.

Ex USA Serviceman’s truck, no papers put it on a Q plate when he sold it.






Loads of people came, but due to weather, most in their moderns, not getting shiny cars wet.

As mentioned before, what a great group of car guys.
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Randomness.

A gift made for me by a good friend in the novelty style

PE is Port Elizabeth my home city.



And a pile of plates I need to get from South Africa.

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2019 USA Road Trip Tickets have been purchased !!


So we are flying into St Louis, Missouri again.


The anchor points, and only fixed part to the whole trip will be arrival and departure dates.


We will be there for Labour Day and Dennis’ Birthday




Remember the Glider bench Craig and I managed to snatch for Dennis on the second half of the trip? Along with some Shell chairs.

As found





Loaded




Back home.




Dennis sent me this pic last night.


Glider got blasted and Powder Coated.


Looking smart.





So it looks like I will have a place to sit and drink a beer.
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Busy weekend.

Worked late in London Friday.

Yesterday Sally and I cut back all the hedges, weeded the beds, trimmed shrubs making the garden look a million dollars as they say. She had brought along Bear, her dog so he was happy too.

By 4pm she left to clean up and and get the dog home.

Back by 6pm and then we headed out to meet friends for dinner at the Turkish place.

No regrets there, everything was magnificent as usual and the beers were cold.

Such an undiscovered jewel.



Back home by 11.00pm and a rubbish night later up by 05.30 to go to a Bootfair and Breakfast Meeting in the Blazer.


Back seat drivers have their uses




Parked up at the Bootfair, For Sale signs up, just in case, you never know,.



One of the sellers at the Bootfair.......



Seller had a small pile of Ford 105E Anglia parts for sale and some bits I did not recognise.

I have his details if anyone is interested.

PM me please.



Selected to only go to one Bootfair as it was the Kent Breakfast Meeting.

Included two packs of Jubilee clips at £1.00 per pack, some soft toys, Star Trek toys, razor blades and a lovely plate that cost me £2.00



Hand puppet bird for Sally’s grand sons story telling, camel for the dog and weird blue thing for me. (Don’t ask)



Plate for BBQ spatchcock chicken.

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After my Bootfair walkabout, I headed over to Sevenoaks to the Kent Breakfast Meeting

Most of the usual suspects were there.



Loved this home made roof lining in the Ford Wagon.





Loads of beautiful cars there again.

But my personal favourite was this Buick Skylark.

Looking decidedly dinky next to the Blazer.





Yup..........

I need one of these.

But it is not for sale

Sadly.





Weekend over again, steak dinner later.
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Being on various interest forums, from motorcycles and adventure riding to garage forums and much in between I do mix with and am exposed to, but also get noticed by many.

This week this was a PM from Australia

I love the idea and even more the fact that people like Gary want to share what they have.

Imagine 14km or 8 plus miles of Autojumble stalls.


Heaven I say.




Maybe Australia should be considered . @gazza thinks its a good idea.
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Looking around a bit further.


Oklahoma car next.


Four doors.









Personally think I prefer this one.


Still looking.
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Seem to have found another interesting thing.....

The world is full of them.





But cannot do much till Blazer finds its new home.

Weekend on us.

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Spent a total of £6.00 on the Blazer today.


Mate Craig had gone over to Dez in Essex to collect some stuff, including a Rallye wheel that had come from KevfromWales at the end of last year.

So he then delivered it when he collected a few things from my place.

The wheel and disposable tyre.



After they left, I toook the spare from the Blazer, fitted to an alloy and the new to me Rally down to Bradford’s garage on Mickey next doors recommendation

Nice job for Prozac the little van that still can.

Separated.



Then the steel was cleaned, ground and sealed afresh, and tyre from the alloy fitted.



Came home in Prozac, washed and surface prepped the Rallye steel wheel.
Masked it all off, then pulled an old T-shirt over it and tucked it into the masking tape.




Poundlands best gloss black.

Applied.



Both sides painted black.




Centre cap fitted back.



And lastly, chrome trim ring set it off.





Back in the rear of the Blazer

Yup, I like it for £6.00

Drinking time now.

Weekend.
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Ohhhh, and a spec sheet for the car compared to the real estate to Blazer takes up.

Basically the biggest concern to me now, is how much space it takes up, going down the side of the house in reverse.




Compared to the Blazer





Not a lot in it, longer, but narrower by 4” or 100mm


The length I can manage, only just.

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Remember my street sign from the antiques mall on last years road trip??

Taken too long.

But this morning quickly sorted that out.





Hot humid and not nice with the added bonus of Thunder Bugs.

Look at their size vs hair on my arm.



I was going to quickly replace the porch on the woodwork shed



But then Sally and Bear the dog came around and invited me for a walk.

Guess what won.

So off to the Isle of Grain.

Loads to see.

Dead







BBQ later.

Fitting as its said to be the hottest day of the year.
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First blood at the Bootfair goes to mate @CraigRK ‘s Coca Cola collecting.



Next up was my turn.

1.450 meter wide of upholstery fabric in blue at about 20 foot or 7 meters.

Cost........ £1.00



Add this £1.00 to the £7.00 for last weekends 38 foot or 11 meters of brown Leatherette and some rusty steel, and you my friends have a patina package.

Anyone got a cheap upholsterer or industrial sewing machine I can use...?



Then on to the next find........


Bought from our own RetroRides’s Simon AKA Rmad.

Dragon for 10p



A few more items, Sally found 5 books for £1.00

My other good buy, bought as part of my future planning, like the fabric and Leatherette

£2.00 for a Vance & Hines Motorbike Fishtail slip on for my next build, some road rash, but well below market price.







Desperately wanted this really old sign for £15.00 but only bought a small knife from the seller.






So there you go.

Total haul.

Coffee mug 20p
Electronic piggy bank 50p (online £8.00)
4 pottery bottles 50p each.
Two small Union Jack handbags 50p and £1.00 respectively
Red Wine bottle stopper Free, found in grass

Nipple cap tassels FREE, GIVEN BY A RATHER NICE STALL HOLDER.





And that was about it.

Nice therapy.
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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Bit of a weird anniversary.

A year ago, Dennis in St Louis broke and levelled ground for his replica 1940’s Shell Gas Station



It was to be a self build, after hours, hobby build.

Materials came, bits purchased.





Now looking like this.







So yesterday I came home via a scrap and recycling yard, yup, going back to them....




When I stopped on my drive, there was something tucked behind the gate.



Initially I thought it was Harley that had been run over and slung over the gate.

Of course it was not, thankfully

Got in and when I opened it.......

I realised.

Another act of random kindness.

I had recently got a pile of stuff from @Disasterbus and offered some of it out.

The magazines were claimed by @eternaloptimist and I posted them off to him.

This parcel originated in Glasgow though, so confused me a bit.

Still, it makes me smile that this whole paying it forward concept works in such different ways for all of us.

I love real Mountain Dew and someone had taken note and randomly “repaid” the postage, not that there was ever a “repayment” plan or agreement.


Just puts it all into context.





My special treasures

Thank you.



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Re: GRIZZ’s ‘79 - 2WD BLAZER Challenge over in London, England. “~It’s not a Project

Well......

@CraigRK and I are both as bad as each other.

We are always coming up with random stuff to make, create or recycle.

Getting each other excited and worked up till we make rash decisions

So this thread will hopefully OUT-RANDOM the Random stuff some of you have come to expect from us.

Feel free to add, comment, advise and most importantly donate bits if you feel you can improve what’s being created.


So yesterday I stopped at the scrapyard on the way home to look for some bits we needed for this little project.

WISH LIST:
Go kart wheels
Pram wheels.
Old or new Radio Flyer body
Galvanised bath (small)
Plastic pedal tractor engine.
Anvil

Get my drift yet??

Found a tractor. Minus motor.



Got home with these.



So after a mid year discussion with my boss today I stopped over at Craigs place off J9 of the M25 (Big mistake) on the way home to pick up some more bits and drop stuff off for him.

Back seat of my car, also had a roll of roofing felt for Sally’s shed roof.




Eventually got home at 7pm as the M25 had a 75 minute delay on the way back.

Unpacked the car. Fed the cat.

Laid out the basics.



Added colour.

Get the idea yet??

Draw along bootfair or swapmeet, car show wagon.




So there you go.


Let’s see what next.
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