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Old 09-18-2006, 03:08 PM   #309
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Congrats Ankornuta! Bet that's a releif to have that done. Now on to the other fun re-assembly stuff.

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Old 09-28-2006, 08:52 AM   #310
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Moved and Pictures

I'm all moved into the new house now. This has been exhausting. Work on the trailer may start up again this weekend, or may have to wait a little longer because it seems like there's always something that needs to be done for the house.

On another note, I've uploaded all 467 pictures of my restoration so far to this new google web utility called "picasa web". It's pretty cool: http://picasaweb.google.com/andrew.k...iforniaCruiser
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:46 AM   #311
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ankornuta, Congrats on the finished move. Great detail on your restoration photos. I will be using some of them to help me decide what to do on the 55FC redesign. Best I've seen yet. Hope they keep coming as you continue your work.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:48 AM   #312
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Very well documented photos. My hat is off to you for all you have done to this unique two door. Having seen your old homestead, I hope you have more room to work on it at your new place. Seems it might just be about time for an in-person progress report.

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Old 09-28-2006, 03:23 PM   #313
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Thanks for the kind words! I've got to get my newest photos posted and get all the "stuff" cleared out from inside the trailer. I definitely have more room to work at the new place, but it's harder (almost impossible. Not quite, but ALMOST) to get the trailer in and out of the yard through the alley. I think I'm going to put some big RV gates in the front yard, but it'll be a while before I'm taking the trailer out for weekend trips still (wiring, plumbing, insulation, flooring, interior furniture, propane lines, etc still left to be done).

Brad, you know you're always welcome to come by. Just give me a call sometime. I'm out in Scottsdale now.
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Great Work

Great Job, but it's scaring me. I'm sitting in Redondo Beach right now with my 63 Flying Cloud hitched outside to my truck for the trip back to Tempe on Friday. It's filthy, has a couple of dents on top and the belly pan had to go bye bye as it was too ripped up to make the trip without dragging.

BUT, the guys at the RV place that packed/replaced my wheel bearings kept telling me what a classic it is, and work like yours gives me hope that it can turn into something to be proud of.

But I'm so scared. Soooooo scared.
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It's probably good to be at least a little scared. There were several points in this project that I had to take a little shot of whisky in order to keep going

But it's really not that hard. I can't wait to get back to working on my project, but I've been so busy with the new house that I haven't had much time for the past few weeks. It's actually good weather right now in the Phoenix area for outside projects. I need to hurry up and take advantage of it.

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Great Job, but it's scaring me. I'm sitting in Redondo Beach right now with my 63 Flying Cloud hitched outside to my truck for the trip back to Tempe on Friday. It's filthy, has a couple of dents on top and the belly pan had to go bye bye as it was too ripped up to make the trip without dragging.

BUT, the guys at the RV place that packed/replaced my wheel bearings kept telling me what a classic it is, and work like yours gives me hope that it can turn into something to be proud of.

But I'm so scared. Soooooo scared.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:29 PM   #316
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Hypothetically...

So, if I happened to be a little overextended on projects, including the new house, and wanted to sell my trailer, I'm wondering if it's even in sellable condition right now. The floor's in place, the body's on, it's been plumbed for black and gray water, has new holding tanks, etc.

I'm just worried that I'm not going to be able to get back to the project for a while because of other obligations and the damn thing is going to just rot in my yard.

Hmm...
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So, if I happened to be a little overextended on projects, including the new house, and wanted to sell my trailer, I'm wondering if it's even in sellable condition right now. The floor's in place, the body's on, it's been plumbed for black and gray water, has new holding tanks, etc.

I'm just worried that I'm not going to be able to get back to the project for a while because of other obligations and the damn thing is going to just rot in my yard.

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You can sell anything. Having said that, you have a very unique trailer which you will never replace. You have the body on, not a lot of rain in Scottsdale to worry about damage. If you don't have time, let it sit. If you sell it you will probably regret the decision.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:13 PM   #318
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Don't sell it. You won't get much for it, not what you have put into it by far. Close it up and let it sit there collecting ideas. Sit in it from time to time, take a nap, read a little. Just hang out with it.
The day will come when you will get back to it or it will tell you it whats to leave home. But not yet....
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So, if I happened to be a little overextended on projects, including the new house, and wanted to sell my trailer, I'm wondering if it's even in sellable condition right now. The floor's in place, the body's on, it's been plumbed for black and gray water, has new holding tanks, etc.

I'm just worried that I'm not going to be able to get back to the project for a while because of other obligations and the damn thing is going to just rot in my yard.

Hmm...
good advice above. Just take a couple of steps back, have a glass of Gentleman Jack and when you close your eyes at night dream of the crowd around it at your first rally. It's like a fine wine, it gets better as it ages. Of course I drink two buck chuck, so what do I know?

Just flipped through all your pictures. What an awesome job you're doing (of course, now I'm even more scared). If you want to feel better about yours, come on down to Tempe someday and take a look at my mess. I'm just going through the destruction phase.
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Do I need to come over there and tell you you need to keep it in person? You have so much of yourself into this truely unique trailer, it should stay with you. If you are loosing interest, then take a break. I did that with mine and after just two weeks I was back at it again with renewed interest. Sometimes you just need to walk away. Kind of like taking a vacation from working on your vacation vehicle.

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Wow, thanks for all of the encouragement everyone! I'm still not totally sure what I'm going to do. My list of personal and professional projects is just daunting right now. However, I do know that I'll take some time and think about it. When I don't get to work on the trailer it just brings me down to look at it. Maybe I need to make some time and spend a few quality hours with the trailer this weekend.

Also, I'm all for the Gentlemen Jack! Maybe that's just what I need...
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My two cents. I'm 66 and I have enough projects to keep me busy until I'm 200. What I do each day is get up decide which project I will work on for the day and get started. Once I've started all the other projects just go away. And I get lost in the project of the moment. There is always another day for another project.
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