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This is the direct link to the report.

I will only be posting it on there.

Sadly some F¥€kwits decided to object to a lot of what I post.
And their vacant brains cannot get the fact that if you dislike a thread, you just don’t click in there.

LINK. 🇺🇸 LONESOME COWBOY ROADTRIP 🚔 Grizz’s 2022 USA trip report 🇺🇸 | Retro Rides


have fun and feel free to comment
I was rather hoping to see a few pics of your trip on here :)

I promise you I will not object ;)

have a great trip mate and try to stay safe
 

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I was rather hoping to see a few pics of your trip on here :)

I promise you I will not object ;)

have a great trip mate and try to stay safe
Indeed Ernie.

I wish there was a “safe place” where I could bost the uncensored photos of the trip.
You know…….

Guns

Girls

Animals,

Food

The Amish

The stuff that makes a real road trip.

Would be really nice.
 

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Postman knocked, no signature needed.

New Slave cylinder



Got fitted tonight, bled the system…….



All good.

Clutch worked.


I also set up the handbrake and made sure it is up to MOT Standard.

Locking nuts ensure a decent handbrake.



Job done.
 

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Who remembers this far back??

On delivery, cleaning and bleaching it became apparent that the bonnet/hood has some old damage.





So a plan was hatched, to buy some covering stickers via a member on here, who is most welcome to make himself known, he has been involved in previous builds.



Too many choices, but in the end I committed to one.

This will only happen after a successful MOT test.

Looking forward to it.
 

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Another small job was to refit the hood/bonnet last night.

I am really impressed with the fit of everything as it came together.



John and I had a few good chuckles while assembling it.

Nice tight fit.





And the two of us actually gloating and wondering what else we could do.

Celebrate sounded like a good idea.




And a short video of the first time I tried the clutch and brakes out.


VIDEO:



A short road test is also planned for today over on the farm road.


More later, hopefully.


Thanks for checking in.
 

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well done team Grizz (y)

great moment in the project and a perfect time for your trip, have a great trip and stay safe

post your pics as your adventure unfolds ;)
Absolutely Ernie

Thank you.




sparkplug;6346249 said:
For those who want to follow the road trip, a reminder that it's all happening here

:popcorn

So I made it.

Knackered as the flight was long and I got stuck in a centre seat.

Made it to Chicago O’Hare airport for a 3hour lay over.

That was enough time for wings and a Dr Pepper.



Got to St Louis by 2.25 and by 2.50 Dennis and a cooler full of beer collected me.

Always great getting out on the motorway.





Passed on going yo Ethyl’s and seeing Kelly so sttaight home.


The 1966 C10 Dennis had built onto a 2015 Nascar racing truck is even better in real life.

Incredible attention to detail.


More later.






 

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So in 2008 this happened in Daytona Beach.




A dream was born.

To add one of these to what was left of the Nascar truck.




This was the result.






The rest of the story on page 6 here:



More fun than a bag full of rattle snakes.
 

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So after agreeing to buy the car I had to arrange transport for it.

30 miles on a flatbed as it has no exhaust, no MOT, Tax, Insurance.

Loaded.



Unloading.




Underside is reasonable.

Needs a bit of bilateral sill welding.







Anyway

I am hoping to be able to get it fixed.

 

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Yesterday afternoon, while fighting the urge to go sleep after my return flight from the USA trip 🇺🇸 LONESOME COWBOY ROADTRIP 🚔 Grizz’s 2022 USA trip DRONE 🇺🇸 | Retro Rides

I went to see the wheels.

Remember that I only had enough paint for three wheels, so ran out before getting no 4 done.

Ordered the same item from Ebay “DEEP COPPER” as what I had got from @redratbike and expected the same, or a slight variation in colour, maybe from a batch difference.

When I sprayed one of the centre caps as a test……….


Errrrrmmmmmm…..?


FAIL.


So it seems (without investigating) that the manufacturer has radically changed the colour at some point.

The paint from Redratbik was stock he had bought for a build and not used, so in both cases, nobody to blame.

Just enough to P!$$ me off, and force me to repaint all four wheels.


I actually liked the first colour, but original plans was a decent contrast, and the original colour blended more.

Now I have a contrast, lets see if it works when the time comes to do the lace paint on the roof.




So………..


200ml originals vs 400ml extras bought off eBay




Centre cap.

Contrast in differing light.






And of course the huge difference in colours.





Knowing that I could not match the original colour, I had to go ahead and repaint the original three wheels.

After all , I had paid for the paint.





I will take a few more pics of the colour in daylight, though it seems to be a bit cloudy today.


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@nickwheeler popped in yesterday afternoon to check up on me, we chatted colours etc.

Had to clean my house as it needs a clean and decluttering (read rubbish bin emptied) so he declined helping with that.

Being preoccupied with the whole jobless potential scenario, I was and will be for a while, not completely in the room.


Back to this car briefly.


New colour out in the light.





Alongside the car.









Suggestion from Nick is the copper lace over a black background.


My plan is a cream base, like the wheels rims edges are, note, they are not white, and the copper lace paint over the top of that for a dark on light contrast.


But there are more important things to deal with before that happens.
 

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Kinda forgot to mention the most important welcommback from America.

George the cat I don’t have.

He also had another human born at his real home last week, so I suspect a longer tenancy is in the offing.

Become a bit of a shadow.

I like that.



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Welcome home Grizz, looks like the trip was everything you hoped (and knew) it would be!
Thank you buddy
It was awesome.
As per the travel thread.
Pity the moronic moderators feel the need to constantly edit and change my posts.
But I guess it is their kitty litter to shit in all they want.
 
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