Big problem !

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Big problem !
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Sims on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 02:44 pm:

I am working on two projects, one is a my 4x4 modern winter pickup. Replacing body panels and rust repair (Michigan)and the other is the 21 T coupe I just bought. They are side by side in my shop, and when I try to work on the 4x4 I keep getting distracted looking at the T. Should I hide the T under a tarp or get counseling ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Floyd Voie - Chehalis, Washington on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 02:50 pm:

Jim,
My counsel would be to get that 4X4 out of the shop and get another T in there! T's are never truly happy until they have another T as a stable mate!
Good Luck!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 02:51 pm:

I hate to break it to you, but, the T is a wiley and tempting mistress. She will not be ignored. Pretty much just gonna have to give her the attention she wants and then see if there's any time left to fool with the 4x4.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 03:44 pm:

Ignore the 4x4 until late September, then work on it quickly in October so it will be ready for winter. Spend most of your time on the T.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 09:40 pm:

Norman..you hit it right on with me, so Jim, I have to ditto what he says. I do exactly that on my 4x4...I procrastinate until it's that one last nice day in September and work like hell pressure washing under it, taking it for a drive to dry it off, paint what needs underneath, every other year I undercoat it with that rubberized undercoating. It does help. Just doesn't last forever. And Floyd's right too, that's why I ended up with four stall-mates for each other! And still driving a '97 F150 with no rust on it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm:

Or - get a 4 wheel drive unit for the Model T and kill 2 birds with one stone.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 01:01 am:

What's a 4X4 and why is it "sitting" where another T should be parked?

;)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 06:27 am:

When I read the title to this thread I thought maybe you met my ex-wife :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 06:44 am:

After back-to-back miserable winters, the National Weather Service is predicting an El Nino winter. So, don't even worry about the 4X4. "Garage ADD" (Attention Deficit Disorder) is tough enough to deal with under the best circumstances. Don't make it any worse by worrying. Go work on the T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 08:53 am:

John a 4x4 is a four-wheel drive truck. Good question as to why it's taking up space for another T!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Sims on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 09:48 am:

OK just to satisfy you, I will work on the 4x4 another two days then switch to the Model T. Just so you don't think the coupe is alone, parked next to it is my 17 touring and in another building next to my shop is my 20 roadster,25 pickup and 25 tudor. I think that is enough for now??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:01 pm:

Darned good "start" Jim!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 02:12 pm:

Well now we get the whole story Jim. After 3 Model T's you have too many and are required take the extra's that are not the most favorite and give them to a younger person under age 35 who has only 1 T or none. In fact, I will gladly help you since this is your first offense and take whichever T's you deem extra off your hands at no charge to you. =)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Baker on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 02:21 pm:

Jim I know exactly where your coming from! Im on the home stretch of finishing up a VW fiberglass dune buggy. Im going to have to put a curtain around my T so I can finish this dune buggy, it keeps side tracking me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Monday, June 16, 2014 - 06:46 pm:

Jim I am confused, "Why" would anyone from Michigan do body work in the first place.?? It will just "rust" off again .... Forget that 4X4 and get back to important things .... :-)


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