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Dons day,,,,,,,

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G-Man
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by G-Man on Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:25 am

Don you have a nice place there
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:07 am

,,,the van helped out,,,,,,,,

















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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by 66mnecotruck on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:21 am

Wow, what a view! I've looked at corn fields my whole life!!
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:40 am

,,,,,,and you need to plan ahead,,,,,this was a little Christmas tree sitting in a pot on the table, so we put it in the ground in front of the garage,,,,,and then suddenly its 70 feet tall,,,,,,


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:05 am

and there was more to that tree than meets the eye,,,,,,,





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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by vanny on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:22 am

That Van just takes a licking and keeps on ticking...with a lot of TLC from Don the VanMan!!!
(Is that van OSHA approved base for the ladder???)


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:36 am

,,,,yeah,,,,,,,I got a view,,,,,,,,
























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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by vanny on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:49 am

Man, that's a little TOO Close for comfort!!! Maybe the concrete pads will create a no burn zone to help protect the homestead...I was out there during one of those wildfires and had to change hotels because the fires were getting really close. I guess that's part of the Paradise tax you guys pay out there on the left coast.


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by 66mnecotruck on Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:23 pm

Wow.
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:25 pm

The fires are responsible for the changes,,,,,I had to evacuate with only my motorhome in the 2003 fire,,,,,,,I thought I would never see my house and van again,,,,,so when I got back, the Chevy Van says how could you leave me here to burn?????? So I had to make it up to him,,,,,then in 2007 the fires come again,,,,,mandatory evacuation,,,,,fire burns down the water station,,,,no water,,,,,I aint going anywhere,,,,,I live off the water in the hot water tank,,,,,that tree is dying from the last fire, so each day I go up it and cut down branches,,,,then after I got the stump out,,,,,,I might as well put some concrete there, so thats how it began......








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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by 66mnecotruck on Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:02 pm

There is always something trying to take our stuff...in IA it was the twisters and hail. You got a beautiful spot there.
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:15 pm

Seen a Dodge Van at Pick a Part today,,,,, got the Drag Link off it,,,,,,,


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by 66mnecotruck on Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:20 pm

Is that blood or lipstick?
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by SDEconoTruck on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:36 pm

Hmmmm... "Blood-soaked glove and some lacerations to boot." You musta really wanted that Dodge Draglink Gov.
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:17 pm

Well,,,,,,,I did not want to see the van crushed with a drag link on it,,,,,,,seems to me the Dodge guys are always looking for them,,,,,,and I got the tools to take them off,,,,,,,,cuts and scrapes are just part of taking off parts in a wrecking yard,,,,,,,,



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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by vanny on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:15 pm

That's dedication Gov! Nice Job! I gots to find one for my econo since the transport company put a mean WOW in mine!


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by 66mnecotruck on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:34 am

I was hoping you had to fight off some babe that needed the drag link more than you, and you won. You win either way:)
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:20 am

,,,,,,I was fighting the rust and spiders,,,,,,and the grease that was harder than epoxy,,,,,,
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:38 pm

,,,I saved these parts off a Dodge Van,,,,,,,Right hand thread Hub,,,,,,11 inch drum,,,,,Drag Link


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by SDEconoTruck on Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:41 pm

"Blood, Sweat and Gears." I probably woulda looked at the van, marveled at it, and moved on to be honest. You're pretty much the Man, Gov...
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:50 am

,,,,,,,you're lucky I didnt just walk past that Ford front axle and windshield of yours......
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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:57 pm

so,,,,,,,the information on our Chevy/GMC 3 speed transmissions,,,,,,


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:47 pm

Mark brought over his Arizona Special for me to check out,,,,,,I pulled the wheels,,,,rear drums and shoes are 11"x2",,,,,,,should be 9 1/2"x2",,,,,that rear end was set up for coil springs,,,,so it is off something else,,,,left front wheel bearing is going bad,,,,,shoes have grooves in them,,,,they are 2" wide,,,,2 1/2" shoes go up there,,,,,someone put the rear shoes up front so brakes are way out of wack,,,,,












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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by vanny on Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:25 pm

Van Diego is lucky to have you around to get things back in order. That's one nice looking Chevy!


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Re: Dons day,,,,,,,

Post by donivan65 on Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:09 pm

....got to pack the front wheel bearings,,,,, a G30 van has some pretty impressive disk brakes on it,,,,,,



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