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  1. I put one up recently that I purchased from Harbor freight. It was ( with the cupon ) $199.99 and it's a 10 x 17. The brand name is Cover Pro. I did a couple of extra things when I put it up that may not be required at all. I added an extra tarp between the frame and the top and slid some of that extremely light foam insulating board in between the tarp and the top. I also opted for some of the screw anchors from the pet section that are meant to tie and stake off a dog. It came with anchors but these worked better. I put this up to store a body in out of the weather. This week we had very strong winds, it's done fine. Pretty happy with it, I would buy another. For no more than I gave for it if it lasted 6months I would be happy, I think it will last much longer than that though.
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    spot anyone you know

    This explains German engineering.
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    Junkyard Photos

    I took my son often to many junkyards off the beaten path when he was growing up. He told me recently that was the coolest thing he remembers as a kid and was so fortunate to have been able to see all the old stuff. He's a gearhead now himself, loves vintage autos and is a pretty darn good mechanic. Which is unusual for this generation. We had fun, it was always like a treasure hunt.
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    Bob Drown

    I enjoyed Bob and Coopers adventures over the years. I will include him and his family in my prayers.
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    anyone acquainted with mackthefinger

    `I talked to him back in May, he was really focused on a neat BSA Gold Star. I think he was leaning tword the wheeled hobby.
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    I never participated in or Facebook till I changed jobs in April. I had an account for about a year before that I only used for the market place. When I left my old job my buddies wanted to keep in touch and it seemed like a good tool for that. I guess it has been, but my biggest use is still the market place.
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    Gone but not forgotten

    I sure have learned a lot from that car! Of course I mean from the step by step pics that were recorded through the build. Like mentioned above, glad a forum member has purchased it.
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    Guess I'm late but been busy, Happy 80"th hope it's a great year for you!
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    Ed those look really high quality, are they Snap on brand?
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    I have vented over this often. I have scored some awesome deals on craigslist and some I've wondered WTH happened? I guess more often than not it's worked out well. I have discussed several times in the past how on Craigslist if it's listed with an Email only they will never respond. The only time I had a response was when I bought 2 welders and a shrinker/stretcher last fall. The guy outright lied, it was pretty obvious when I was asking about the machines but I was still pretty sure I could come out. I was able to repair both for less than $150 bucks. The machines are probably worth $1500 a piece. I have done well on Facebook market place. I rarely ever see any Plymouth parts our era there but I have seen several cars for sale at reasonable deals. Bought lots of AMC Jeep parts there. Vintage tools and machinery galore!
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    TV car shows

    I really don't see this happening...ever. Some things just take time and are worth the wait.
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    TV car shows

    How about pretending to steal their car or impounding it over simething stupid? I could see me doing hard time over something like this.
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    I'm not sure how they fit that in there...

    Really a sweet ride!
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    clutch fork return spring

    Mine was intact when I was working on this area of the car but it was almost worn in two. I took it to NAPA that had a shadow board their that matched up common springs. I guess I should have posted my info or made note but I didn't. Anyway hope this helps.
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    New to the Forum!

    I knew their were more Plymouths in east TN. Welcome to the forum.
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    Indian Plodge

    Yep, I agree. I see repro parts with substandard plating. I've seen stuff people have paid good money to have done be disappointing. I don't think you can buy the quality plating of the 60's back anymore.
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    Fuzzy dice

    I believe pilots from ww2 hung dice in their cockpit for good luck is where this orginated.
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    New speed record today

    Must have been trying to loosen it since you wrenched left.
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    Indian Plodge

    To be so rough to start with that car turned out really nice. I wonder where they sourced the chrome?
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    1952 Dodge Coupe hot rod

    Sounds like an interesting project. I am a big fan of the Jeep straight 6 in all forms especially the 4.0 (242). I had one in an 88 Cherokee that had 365K on the clock and still felt really strong when I sold it. Sounds like a good plan keep us updated on the progress.
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    Snap on tool search

    Might check the vintage tool section on ebay, I see lots of goodies there.
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    every wonder where all the good old cars are?

    Their was a junkyard just a few miles from where I live now. An old man had owned it for as long as I remember. He always had the old stuff 30's to 60's a few early 70's. He always had the hard to find stuff, unusual and odd models. Back in about '71 the Chevy dealer sold out, changed hands, whatever. I remember people telling me he bought out the complete parts dept. I don't think this was the only time he did this or brand. At that time I didn't understand the value of NOS parts or genuine OEM. I loved to walk through his yard and just look at all the possible projects and possibilities. I never bought much from him because he was considerably higher than the other yards. He was a one stop shop though, he usually had what you might be looking for. He passed away about 10yrs ago. I remember hearing through the grapevine that his family was selling everything cheap and had brought a mobile crusher in. I hurried up there, I knew he had a 47 Plymouth 5 man coupe there and wanted to see about it. I got there and was really heart broken to see all the crushed cars stacked up. So many good parts mashed and ruined. I saw the 47 and was in time to save it. It was much rougher than I had remembered ( it's always this way, right?). I bought the car for $200 bucks, had $50 in a tow bill to get it home. This car had the rare factory turn signal indicator on the dash. I used some parts to help my 46 coupe project, sold and saved all I could. I hate seeing good parts and cars go to waste. I also hate seeing all the good parts sources disappear. I guess that's life though. I remember seeing a 59 Lincoln there, it appeared as if it was driven in. Me and a friend talked about what an expensive car it was when new and the miles of chrome on it. Only one I guess I've ever seen.
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    every wonder where all the good old cars are?

    Really cool clip, thanks for posting.
  24. Thanks for sharing. My dad was in the 7th infantry and my uncle was involved In the D-day landing at Omaha beech. I wished more people understood the meaning and importance of these memorials.
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    Calling all 41 Plymouth owners

    Thank you, good luck with your new venture!

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