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ruger1

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About ruger1

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    Mustang Owner
  • Birthday 01/02/1966

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  1. Thanks guys. I've gotten most of the parts I need. I was hoping to do an updated suspension but I think for now I'll just get the body done and then decide. My wife got me a Hypertherm 45 plasma cutter as an early fathers day gift to spark (pun intended) me getting back at it. The last year or so we have followed other interest with a cover over the car, now it's time to get it going or get it gone. Mike we're right between Rochester and Syracuse.
  2. [ATTACH][ATTACH]11469[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]11470[/ATTACH][/ATTACH] Getting back at it!:biggrin:
  3. This may sound crazy but I have a friend that's a dairy farmer who gives some of his animals a little alcohol to calm them down. He uses cheap whiskey with some water and it seems to work. He uses it on hogs before he ships them to the slaughter house or cows so they aren't so jumpy. Sounds like she's a beef cow and you may just have to do the squeeze chute or corner gate method. Good luck!
  4. Yes, if the calf won't or can't suck, you will have to milk the cow to relieve the pressure and prevent mastitis.
  5. You can just keep feeding with milk replacer or milk the cow and feed the calf that way. Dairy calves we just give milk replacer. If its a beef cow you'll want to get the calf sucking and keep it on the cow for awhile if at all posible.
  6. It's been slow progress with life going on all around the car. I bought a welder, air compressor and body panels, now to try and find to use them. I built a body cart out of a compact tractor shipping crate and working on a rotisserie out of another crate and a wagon reach. Which is good practice for my welding skills. I spoke to a friend yesterday that finished his 1930 Ford coupe after 8 years, he said patience is a plus.
  7. Alright, Buckeye, I give up! The level of excellence you have brought here to this forum is amazing, the ultimate perfectionist. Thanks again for all your hard work.
  8. Thanks a lot Buckeye. You're a real big help to us all.
  9. Thanks a lot Buckeye. You're a real big help to us all.
  10. I've spent the winter compiling parts and now I have a few questions before I start to install them. #1) What size holes are you guys making to weld your floor pans and sheet metal back together? #2) What is the best way (fastest) to punch the holes? #3) What spacing are you using between welds? Thank you in advance.
  11. I've spent the winter compiling parts and now I have a few questions before I start to install them. #1) What size holes are you guys making to weld your floor pans and sheet metal back together? #2) What is the best way (fastest) to punch the holes? #3) What spacing are you using between welds? Thank you in advance.
  12. You may also check out www.mannsmotorsports.com the home of Fastags. Jared makes a setup for motorcycles that flips the licence plate down so it can't be read. Now I know it would be different on the front of a car but the principal should still be the same. The car type usually has a motor (too bulky) and a cross shaft run to both sides. Not to say you could modify one to work. It may be worth an email or call to him, being a small company, it may just be a new product for him to develope. If needed I can stop and see him.
  13. Amen Pak. I think there a very few of us with the expendable cash and time to restore a car the way we dream it should be. I just turned 45 and have had a lot of nice cars along the way. Over the years my 69 FB, 70 coupe, 66 coupe & 65 FB all got sold to help pay medical bills. I had an awesome 65 Dodge Cornet I sold to help buy our farm. Now our current 69 FB will be sold as soon as it's done to pay more medical bills. So why do we ride this never ending roller coaster? I guess it's kind of a love sickness for classic cars with no cure. The old saying "It's better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all" is the best way I can put it. Like Pak, I view this forum often for the inspiration to keep focus and inspiration. The talent level in this forum is priceless. One of the best parts of owning and restoring a classic Mustang (or other classic for that matter) is the friends you develope along the way. Another cliche "It's not the destination that is important, but the journey" and sometime we forget to enjoy the journey as much as we should.
  14. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all. We had a great Christmas with everyone healthy, happy and together. My Mother-in-Law got me a couple of good books on FE engines to help demystify the ones I'm finding and my wife got me some bigger jack stands a HD engine stand for the new motor (for our anniversary 12/24).
  15. The firewall only has a small amount of rust above the drivers floor. Plus I'll be replacing the fender aprons due to tear out of the hinge area. I really want this to turn out well. And with my past experience of body work (20 years ago), the new parts availible and above all, the wealth of knowledge found here, there's no reason to do it half way. The best group of car guys around!
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