Building a shed for the truck

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modeleh
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by modeleh » December 22nd, 2010, 7:52 pm

Ha ha, yup, that's Harry. He is the most priceless antique I know! I get easily sidetracked from my projects to help him at his place. We have big dreams, a main one is to figure out how to slow down time so we can get everything restored. Yes, I'm glad we've dodged the snow so far, I've just about given up trying to dodge the rain though...

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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by Roadster AA » January 5th, 2011, 4:43 pm

I plan on building a shed much like the one you are working on.
I would like to see more pictures of how you are coming.
Great job.
Thanks,
Pat

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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by modeleh » January 9th, 2011, 9:40 pm

Well I finally got some more done on the shed, the holiday season used up some of the weekends since my last weekend of productive work. I was hoping to take the AA to the lumber yard today to get a lift of plywood sheeting and more lumber for the trusses, but we got some snow last night. Getting the beams that span the door openings in place was a little tricky putting one end up at a time climbing the ladder with it on the shoulder and a couple guys down below helping push it and stabilize it for me. I just have to finish building the front walls on top of the beams and then I can start laying up the trusses for the roof.
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by spectria » January 9th, 2011, 11:19 pm

Great Pics, Here are some of mine right where the shed was gonna go back in November until Mother Nature reminded me of who is in charge...
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Shed Location For 1930 AA Platform and A Compressor after Snow 11-16-2010.jpg
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modeleh
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by modeleh » January 10th, 2011, 6:40 pm

yes, it is hard to work around mother natures schedule. It seems most of the continent is dealing with snow right now. It looks like you have had as much snow there in California as I have had here in BC.

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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by spectria » January 10th, 2011, 7:27 pm

modeleh wrote:yes, it is hard to work around mother natures schedule. It seems most of the continent is dealing with snow right now. It looks like you have had as much snow there in California as I have had here in BC.
That was the 1st snow of the season, and that came down in 36 hours.
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by modeleh » January 18th, 2011, 8:48 pm

Another decent size load for the old truck, another approx 50 mile round trip and she did great. As much as I like the look of the express beds, it would be hard to pack this kind of load with one. I hope these pics convince others to get out and work these old rigs like they were built for. Amazing what 40 horsepower can haul around.
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by Shorthaul » January 19th, 2011, 7:51 am

Looks like a scene from the past. I bet it got some attention along the way.

You have a heater in that truck, looks cold outside.

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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by vtwinsideways » January 19th, 2011, 8:41 am

Now it looks like a scene from the past- removed the satellite dish and the plastic lawn furniture.
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by vtwinsideways » January 19th, 2011, 8:48 am

And from the seriously old days...
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by spectria » January 19th, 2011, 10:30 am

vtwinsideways wrote:And from the seriously old days...
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DUUUUUDE!!!
We got to get you back to work on your TRUCK!!! :)

BTW, Nice work on the pic as others have said... Did you use Photoshop?
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by modeleh » January 19th, 2011, 5:29 pm

vtwin, i really like the last one, thanks very much for doing that.
It did get a few looks along the way, someone even took a picture with their cell phone as they passed by. No heater, I just bundled up. It has an exhaust leak where the pipe meets the manifold, I have to fix that before I take it out again because I had to run with the windows down so I had more of a roadster breeze going through. I just tell myself this is how the guys did it back in the day, I love everything about old vehicles but I really like how they take you back to a primitive, simple way of life, if only for a few miles at a time.

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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by Brady » January 19th, 2011, 7:47 pm

Greatness achieved...

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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by vtwinsideways » January 20th, 2011, 8:50 pm

spectria wrote:DUUUUUDE!!!
We got to get you back to work on your TRUCK!!! :)

BTW, Nice work on the pic as others have said... Did you use Photoshop?
No, I used Windows photo editor to go black and white, then loaded it on this website.
http://labs.wanokoto.jp/olds
You have to click "English" in the upper right if you are like me and can't read Japanese. It's pretty crude and leaves the same ageing on every pic, but it's still fun. Luke

P.S. We got back on it today, solved a dizzy issue and started taking the '30-'31 parts truck apart.
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Re: Building a shed for the truck

Post by A-Town Bob » January 24th, 2011, 6:25 am

modeleh wrote:.... No heater, I just bundled up. It has an exhaust leak where the pipe meets the manifold, I have to fix that before I take it out again because I had to run with the windows down so I had more of a roadster breeze going through. I just tell myself this is how the guys did it back in the day, I love everything about old vehicles but I really like how they take you back to a primitive, simple way of life, if only for a few miles at a time.
The Truck that built North America!! :wink:

Nice to see that old truck on the road..... and being used!
I know that she used to carry firewood all the way down to Olympia!
THAT would be a long day!

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