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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 04:32 AM

I posted something in the Mod Forum on this, but thought more of you might like to know. A friend (Jarred) has rented a building and is starting a car restoration business. Steve (red-headed step-child) is helping him. My part in this is I am building shelves and workbenches for the operation. In return, I get use of the shop for my GT's and '81 Malibu Wagon. He rented the building last Friday and we started moving in Saturday morning. Sunday, we went after the first project, a '56 Chevy 4-door. He had been working on this at the owners shop, which was small and unheated.
Anyway, I have several shelves and workbenches built and hope to take the GTV/16 over there real soon. I took the 'new' hood down the other day and Jarred got a few things fixed on it and primed. Once I have time, I will clean it real good and get ready for the paint.
I took the E-tank down as several parts on the car could use a bath in it. Jarred hasn't used this process before so was very happy to let me use it. First parts will be the hood hinges for the '56. At least it is inside now.
I plan to take the Ford and box blade down when it dries up soon, There are several areas that need a bit of work around, one being water drainage away from the building. This will let me know how well the teeth/blade works.
The building is only about 3 blocks from the house, so it's easy to get there. I plan to get some pics posted before long, thus this thread. At least I am busy and having fun with friends. I can go down there when ever I want and will have a small area to put some things/work on GT's. Just have to get his things in order first so the bills can be paid.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 04:35 AM

Awesome Kenny, Glad you have access to a heated shop right up the street. Trust me, once you have heated workspace, you don't live without ever again LOL.

Also, good luck to your buddy starting the business.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 04:45 AM

Awesome Ken! Wish I lived a little closer so i could give you a hand.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 05:13 AM

That sounds great,Kenny.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 06:08 AM

I wish you guys the best of luck with your new venture. Fixing up older cars is turning into a big business. I have a friend who has 2- 54 chevys a 2dr and a convertible. He is seriously into it and visits a lot of major car shows in the US and Canada every year. Looks like the Sears is getting the attention it needs.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 06:20 AM

The GTV has needed this for some time. I hope to repaint, new decals, 3-point, and hydraulics when I'm done with it. Should make it a very nice worker.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Hope the best for your friends , nice to have a place ( warm on too ) to work on your GTs , Al
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Sounds like a good arrangement you've got there with your friend.
Will you be taking your computer with you?
So we can keep an eye on you while your working. :bounce:
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:15 AM

You're gonna love that arrangement Kenny. Congratulations !!! And only 3 blocks ? That means lots of seat time going to and from work !! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:23 AM

Sounds like a good arrangement you've got there with your friend.
Will you be taking your computer with you?
So we can keep an eye on you while your working. :bounce:

Gotta make a bit of money before the internet gets turned on down there. As soon as I get a few things wrapped up, I'll get some pics for you guys. I have a bunch of saw dust all over things right now. The old tennants were doing wood working and left a bunch of their shelving. I took that apart and saved most all to make our stuff out of. It's mostly particle board, but has the smooth, colored, thin formica cover. Makes good shelves. This is not going to win any contests for beauty, but gets the job done.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:28 AM

Kenny, thanks for keeping us up to date. Sounds like a fantastic situation. Can't wait for the pics.

Don't forget to take some before pics, 10 years from now, everyone will get a kick out of seeing them.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:55 AM

Glad that things are getting under way for you and your friends Kenny! That's great news and I'll be waiting to see the pics when you get the time!
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 08:06 AM

A person gotta keep busy. Looks like u got a great place to work with your GT's. That's very cool.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 08:16 AM

Sounds like a good plan Kenny
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Congrats on the heated workspace. I know you're going to enjoy that. Only thing that could have been better is to have one in your own backyard.
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