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Streamlining the process

A bit of a shift in the workload, as I’ve just made an agreement (with deposit) to sell the 1972 Airstream Ambassador. The travel trailer was an ambitious project, to say the least. Originally I’d planned to make it into … Continue reading

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Still waiting…

What I had hoped would be a quick order and a big step forward on the project is dragging out indefinitely it seems. The company in the UK I was going to order the new chassis, frame, and suspension from … Continue reading

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Fab-ulous weekend

So, some interesting progress this weekend. I was recently introduced to John Buddenbaum, or possibly re-introduced as I believe we’d met previously, owner of Buddenbaum Fabrication in San Carlos. He’s an interesting individual to say the least, and by interesting … Continue reading

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Time warpage

Small post, had the original +4 chassis up on sawhorses today to look over it, and discovered even more significant damage to the frame. In particular, the rear section was pushed over about an inch on one side, and bend … Continue reading

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Mad dogs & Englishmen

Last Saturday was over 100° F outside, fortunately I spent the day in Monterey playing airsoft not far from the ocean, so I only experienced high 70’s. That Sunday (the 24th) however, was in the high 80’s, and I spent … Continue reading

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Some new additions…

Some new toys showed up this week. #ford #f100 #1953 #1956 A post shared by James Flaagan (@jeflaagan) on Mar 16, 2018 at 11:04pm PDT I’ll update with more photos soon, been busy and been under the weather (if you’ll … Continue reading

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Why I didn’t buy a 1956 Ford F100 (yet)

Friday, around 1pm, my father and I set out from work for a drive up to Oregon. I had $8000 in cash stowed away, blank title transfer forms in duplicate, and some snacks and spare clothes. Around 9pm or so … Continue reading

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End of year post

I’ll start with the broken record: work’s been busy, plenty of other around-the-house projects keeping me busy, and despite months of therapy and a cortisone shot right into my shoulder, my right shoulder still has limited range and plenty of … Continue reading

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Some Updates for you fine folks

Hi! Still alive! Figured I’d post up some updates on the various vehicles. First and foremost, the Morgan. Unfortunately that has stagnated again, much to my chagrin. I know what I want and need to do next (pull apart the … Continue reading

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Back at it (soon)

Had to spend most of Saturday in the office, and spent most of Sunday hanging out with a friend I haven’t seen in several months, but made a point of moving forward today. Cleaned up the area where the chassis … Continue reading

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