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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2007, 06:08:26 AM »

Dallas is going to spend the day today trying to glue the steering wheel back together where Franks death grip broke it in half.
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« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2007, 03:52:45 PM »

Is my royalty cheque for that hitch design in the mail yet?  If it falls off you can't sue me unless the royalties have been paid.
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« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2007, 04:00:35 PM »

Ah the best laid plans of mice and men........

Well, things did not go as planned.  We made progress yesterday, but didn't get finished.  The tow bar is mounted on the jeep and is ready to go.  The hitch was mostly mounted with only a little bit left to do.  We still have some metal to replace but we have what we need so it is just a fabrication drill. 

I left during thunderstorm and headed south.  We had a good Thanksgiving Day with friends and family.  I hope everyone else had a good holiday also. 

It is back up north and hard at it tomorrow.  The only additional thing left is to wire in the tow lights.  Dallas and Cat have been exceptional.  If you ever get the chance make sure you stop by and visit them.  If you need some work done, don't hesitate to take it to them.

For those few still reading this thread, more to come.........

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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2007, 06:33:43 PM »

Happy to her you're making progress, Frank.  Sounds like all the ribbing is being taken in stride...let the children have their fun...they won't have anyone to pick on 'til Cody shows up. Wish you a safe trip home.

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« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2007, 05:47:10 PM »

OK, Frank is on the road at LAST!

He left here, (BK's Union City Bus Terminal and repair shop), about 16:15 Central time (For you guys from Cape May Courthouse, The Big hand is on the 3 and the little hand is on the 4  Roll Eyes ).

He is gonna head down to Jackson, Tn. tonight and spend the night at his moms then head out for Virginia tomorrow. At least that was the plan at the time of departure.

I'll post some pictures that Cat and I took.

The first one was taken as Frank was leaving, the smoke is from doing too much idling over the last year or so and the fuel is goodness knows how old.

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« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2007, 05:48:42 PM »

the hitch and towbar
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« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2007, 05:49:46 PM »

How does this thing hook up again?
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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2007, 05:50:56 PM »

The nasty part of attaching the receiver

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« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2007, 05:52:28 PM »

Maybe a little over kill on the towbar mounts?
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« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2007, 06:03:23 PM »

Just a quick update...

At 20:00 Frank called to say that he has made it to his moms and hasn't run over anything yet.

And the fun has begun!
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« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2007, 08:57:47 PM »

Hmmmphhh - pretty damn flimsy looking attachment to the jeep.  Its amazing the ends some people will go to just to avoid a little royalty payment.

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« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2007, 08:26:47 AM »

Well as Dallas said I made it to Jackson with no problems.  Although when I got fuel it was kinda iffy if I was going to make it out from the pumps without having to unhook the jeep. It was a really tight turn.

The bus just purred.  The only problem I had was speed.  I tried to run 55 - 60 where allowable.  I would look down though and the needle would be on 65 and headed to 70.  I did not hit any hills so I have no idea how it will behave when it really has to climb.

Once again plans have changed.  I will be spending the day at my moms doing all the little things my dad used to take care of and head out tomorrow.  If nothing else, it will make NCBob happy Smiley

Later Gators..........

PS: Bob (ofthenorth) we would never do that to you Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2007, 11:35:49 AM »

Time to change your signature line Frank.
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« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2007, 12:31:27 PM »

Good idea Frank...How 'bout "WHAT have I done now??"
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« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2007, 06:16:14 AM »

I just talked with Frank (Slow Rider) in the chat room.

He made it home safely from Tn to Va, arriving around 04:00 ET.

He is now taking a nap and we will await his conscious state to learn more about his trip.

The one thing he did say is that it was kind of cool driving down the road with the heater going full blast. That is until he learned that the rear switch on the drivers panel was the Aux A/C control and was in the "On" position.

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