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Unread 04-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #211
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Well, I haven't check in in a while. It seems things are going great. About the hood, I've done it twice, I must be honest. Every time something like that happens to me, the first words the shop utters, is "It came in that way!". I have 20 cars and know ever dent and scratch on everyone of them. The killer was my father-in-law knocked over the surveyer's stick, the thing with the numbers on it that they read from a far. It hit the rear end of my 1962, 65k original miles, with still the original softop, Corvette. I like to cried and sucked it up and said "No problem". It took a quater sized divit a quarter inch deep out of the rear deck. It still there and it has been 20+ years. The good news I got it started last fall after a 25 year hibernation. I plan to drive it this year.

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Unread 04-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #212
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Oh by the way, Girl you are going to be smoking in that jeep when your done!
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Unread 04-09-2013, 04:19 PM   #213
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Well, I dropped off the new seat belts today... Still no paint. Maybe soon...
If it were mine, I'd like to see the dash completely disassembled, then painted, not just masked off. It's almost impossible to get a clean edge around all the gauges and indicator lamps by masking them, especially when the final color is so drastically different than the original.

Can't wait to see some YELLOW!!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #214
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Oh by the way, Girl you are going to be smoking in that jeep when your done!
Thank you! I was wondering when you'd be back! I'm really getting excited! I haven't had the Jeep since Jan!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #215
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Ok Guys... It's coming along. Here are some more pictures!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:44 PM   #216
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I forgot 2 others...
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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #217
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Forgot these!
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Unread 04-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #218
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It's been a challenge to keep my temper in check... But, a few (or several) deep breaths & let it go! Haha. I try anyway. I've definitely learned to roll w/ the punches... Do what you can w/ the cards you're dealt... Do more w/ less... Improvise... And, never give up. I'm over 13 yrs now & love my job!

And, Thank you- for serving & now supporting!
Improvise, Overcome, Adapt. Then Charlie Mike.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #219
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Sound bar idea... Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:41 PM   #220
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Painted the exhaust this weekend.... Updated pics:
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #221
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Painted the exhaust this weekend.... Updated pics:
For some reason the pics aren't uploading. 2nd try...
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Unread 04-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #222
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Another Update! Getting closer!
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Unread 04-27-2013, 06:56 PM   #223
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This is going to be a dramatic transformation... Lookin' good!
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Unread 04-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #224
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Nice!!!
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Unread 04-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #225
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Another Update! Getting closer!
Looking good!
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