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Old 11-16-2021, 01:50 PM
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If you decided to abandon ship and go shiny paint, you could paint it green and name it "Green Energy", in a push against all the environmental stuff.

To be clear, I don't support painting it.

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Old 11-16-2021, 02:35 PM
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ZZ, I'll try to get you a picture of the trunk lid, but we have finally got snow, about 10 inches in the last couple of days.
It sound like you have a mess down in your neck of the woods. Good luck getting around.
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Old 11-16-2021, 03:49 PM
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Take care and be safe, ZZ, I can't believe the mess there. We got a storm yesterday in the form of snow and high winds, but nothing like you're seeing in BC.

Some of the roads we drove on last month through BC and on the island are now washed away, scary!

When were you planning to head south?
I'm leaving on Jan 4, travelling thru the dry side of Washington, Oregon, then thru Idaho and Utah etc., usually pretty smooth sailing on that route. I've towed a 5th wheel that way many times in winter but as the weather is showing us right now, the is no 'usual' any more...
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Old 11-16-2021, 03:56 PM
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ZZ, I'll try to get you a picture of the trunk lid, but we have finally got snow, about 10 inches in the last couple of days.
It sound like you have a mess down in your neck of the woods. Good luck getting around.
Thanks Mac, no panic, I won't get the body here 'till April anyways, no need to get out the shovel yet!
When the roads are passable and I get home, I'm going to get to work on the frame - I want to get it to the roller stage with the engine mounted before flock south with the rest of the old birds.
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Old 11-16-2021, 05:24 PM
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I'm leaving on Jan 4, travelling thru the dry side of Washington, Oregon, then thru Idaho and Utah etc., usually pretty smooth sailing on that route. I've towed a 5th wheel that way many times in winter but as the weather is showing us right now, the is no 'usual' any more...
Ah, so you've got some time yet. Yeah, who knows what to expect for weather. Hoping for clear sailing for you in January!
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Old 11-16-2021, 08:15 PM
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You might find a deck lid in AZ or CA, or something close.
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Old 11-16-2021, 10:45 PM
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ZZ, a few more months or even a year won't hurt the trunk or my feelings. I've known this car for almost seventy years. It sat up on blocks in a neighbours yard since I was a little boy. Nice old guy. When I was about 14 I broke a head in my '47 Ford truck and this old fellow, Harry, gave me one off this '47 Ford car. When Harry got older, he retired to town and a new guy got his farm. The new guy hired a D7 Cat and pushed this car around the pasture until he came to a tree, and then kept pushing until the poor old coupe was a mess. [Can you imagine anyone in their right mind smushing up a Ford coupe that has been sitting up on blocks, in good shape, for at least 20 years?]. Anyhow, the next owner of the place thought the car was junk so I got it a little bit cheaper, but I got it. In the pictures I show the trunk, the rest of the car, and my '47 Ford truck.
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Old 11-17-2021, 10:30 AM
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Not a nice way to treat an old Ford coupe.

Good of you to save what you can.
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Old 11-17-2021, 11:23 AM
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Thanks again Mac, that is a sad sight indeed but the lid looks remarkably unscathed and appears to have enough good metal to be usable since the Packard lid is smaller I think. Brrrr, not liking the winter preview, makes me want to go south now!!
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Old 11-17-2021, 01:03 PM
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A few days ago I was thinking of bragging that all of you guys should come up here where it's nice. The grass was still green and we hadn't had much for frost yet. Then, in the last couple of days, winter set in. I'm a way smarter now. I won't be bragging anymore.
ZZ, I just talked to my brother on the phone, and he's heading east in southern California, going to hit Yuma tonight. There was no line up at the border, so no hassels.

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