Wood bed floor installation is almost done.  That’s a lot of bolts, nuts and washers! I’m wondering now whether the Weathered Gray board finish will go with Lexus’ SC 430 Millennium Silver Metallic paint?  The wood finish seems a little too ‘blue’ in comparison. For now, it’s good that everything goes well with black!

Unless a better picture shows otherwise, I’m seeing a semi-auto pistol. Not a “Machine Gun” here. Selector positions seem to show only Safe and Fire … no “Auto” in enlarged picture: The media doesn’t get many firearm articles right, do they?  

Alcohol and Drugs Only drink Grand Marnier, and that’s to keep the throat from drying up in a place where there’s a lot of smoke. As for drugs: a big NO! Food Eat anytime, anything you can get your hands on. I mean it! Health Whenever you get to feeling weird, take Bayer aspirin. I […]

Unalienable Rights

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Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins. who wrote: What Thomas Jefferson Meant by ‘Unalienable Rights’ What did he mean when he wrote the phrase “unalienable rights,” and what rights are “unalienable”? Jefferson understood “unalienable rights” as fixed rights given to us by our Creator rather than by government. The emphasis on our Creator is crucial, […]

She Ain’t Purty … Yet: Day 27 Pix

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Day 27 Cab mounting bushings and other pieces needed to do the full cab-off frame and body finishing … so, we’re waiting on parts once again. Pictures are updated. Taken at roughly the same angles as those on “Day 5“.  

Funny License Plates

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The first day on the road after the State Inspection, I got a Thumbs Up signal from the passenger in this car: Pic from CORVETTEBlogger.com not the actual car, but real close in appearance. The ol’ 68 truck may not be purty yet, but she’s a long way from homely. Current status: The kiln dried […]

Day 25: Bumpers are on and, except for one backup light, the lights are in.  All the new front end pieces were happy to get their full chassis lubrication treatment as well The alignment process was a success! Green is good! Best news of the day was that she’s now legal! Passing the Texas Safety […]

Day 24: Hood in place – Latch bolt needed to finish … Also outer cowl, windshield wipers and radio antennae! Careful observers will note the rifle rack installed in the back window. Sweet. An eBay bargain!  

She Ain’t Purty … Yet:
Fenders & Grill

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Fenders & Grill

Day 23: It seems like I spent half the day getting the first bolt hole to line up on the passenger side.  After that it went pretty well. Chrome pieces to be added after paint. The steering column arrived, but a few more pieces are still needed. Turn signal lever, emergency light button, &c. I’m […]

She Ain’t Purty … Yet:

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Day 22: Interesting challenge of the day was: “Why is there a 2-1/2″ opening where the 2-7/8″ rear cross sill goes?” Answer Part I: A section of steel plate extended down from the bed sides’ post supports. After a call to the parts supplier which yielded no additional information, the only reason I could see […]

She Ain’t Purty … Yet:

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Day 21: I found the 6-part door repair series by milkcrate82 very helpful in this process. Here are links to his videos: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 The disassembly sequence for Chevy truck doors is: 1) Panels 2) Track (bolts at back of door and inside) 3) Weather […]

Gunblogger Rendezvous Update

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Bill Quick has posted a Gunblogger Rendezvous update: Range Report from Gun Blogger Rendezvous Good times.  

Days 13 – 20: Some replacement parts arrived today. Thanks LMC Truck! And kudos for your customer service. In the meanwhile, I been tinkering a bit more. The fan shroud is now properly aligned. The lower hood latch is installed. A leak at the radiator’s Low Coolant warning sensor outlet was resolved with some thread […]


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