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PostPosted: October 9, 2016, 10:44 pm 
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mgkluft wrote:
Back in the days when I was racing, I had to regularly fire my mechanic, but he kept coming back. Now that I'm building, I have the same problem with my driver. It's hard to get good help.


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Yeah, no kidding... I've lost count of how many times I've fired Bubba...


Geez, I can't begin to remember how many times I've fired myself (there was no one else), but I always came back, a bit more humble, always willing to do better.

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PostPosted: October 16, 2016, 3:06 pm 
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On to the next stage. Making it street worthy. So off came the rollbar and harness, and in went the cushions and lap belts. Also fitted the windshield posts and windshield frame. The glass will come to the top of the tape, 7 1/2" tall. Need to paint the windshield frame and get the glass cut and fitted.
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PostPosted: October 17, 2016, 1:24 pm 
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Hey Stewart, I was getting caught up and it was a mix of emotions when it looked like you were going to make it, and then you threw in the towel until finally making it out. Such an insprirational build. Absolutely love it. I went to that other thread and dug up all the pics people got of your effin special build

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PostPosted: November 3, 2016, 7:51 pm 
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Not really been up to much of late. Getting the car ready for Wilmington took its toll. I sanded and painted the windshield frame, just need to get the glass cut. Made the mounts for the mirrors and bolted them on. Putting a baffle in the exhaust is next.
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PostPosted: April 3, 2017, 5:52 pm 
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any updates on this thing?

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Hope things are well with you Stewart. I saw a picture of your car posted on GRM's forum. No mention of your build log, just a random picture of a hotrod, but your car is getting internet famous.
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I don't know if anyone knows of a way to reach out to Stewart or his family. I certainly have noticed the loss of his presence here on the forum and wish him and his family well. I know he had a tough road in front of him and that this neat hot rod may have been set on the back burner for a while.


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Still no contact with Stewart? Anyone??? :(

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Does anyone have his contact information? A call might be appropriate as it has been about 6 months since he has posted anything.

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I don't have a phone#, but I did manage to learn his snail mail address. I'm going to drop him a card and do a "welfare check" via the USPS. I certainly hope all is well!

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He's been active on the Jalopyjournal under the same name in March.

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I apologize for my lack of postings.
No real excuses, just been a bit blah.
My Oncologist found a new tumour on a scan 7 weeks ago. We increased my chemo dose, which I take every day. My latest scan ,last week, was good news. the increased chemo dosage did its job. The existing 2 tumours hadn't grown appreciably, and the latest tumour was also being held in check! Back in 2 months for my next scan. As anyone with any form of disease will tell, the advise is always not to live from scan to scan. That's a lot easier said than done. Last week we braced ourselves for the results. Getting good news was great, just took some time to soak in.
Now onto the important stuff. I titled the roadster a couple of weeks ago, and have my fresh title. Will insure and then get tags this coming week. I changed the gauges to Stewart Warner when I couldn't get senders to work with the non pipe threads in the block or the gauges. Wired up the lights and turn signals. Despite that I am itching to drive the roadster, my coupe has been taking priority recently.
I got in a wreck with the coupe.
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Totally my fault. I had pulled over to take a look at a '50 Chevy truck project for sale (are we ever done!). Went to do a U-turn and I clearly didn't see the car coming. I drove into the side of it. My drivers wheel hit their passenger side front wheel. We hit hard. It bent my axle, cross spring and pushed the axle 5" through the frame. Every part of the suspension is bent.
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The frame is bent but the shop has said they can straighten it. Total cost including parts, frame straightened, pain and all labour is $8100, I have a $500 deductible. the appraisers quote is on its way to Hagerty. Expecting to hear from them next week. It looks worse than it is. It didn't get into the body, except the front inner fenders. The grille has a dent and is twisted, but it will straighten. All the front suspension needs replacing. The radiator is brass and was tweaked. As the grille fits to this, and this determines the hood fitment, I need another radiator. A very expensive radiator, over $600.
Just so bloody angry with myself! Oh well, I built it once and can repair it this time. Neither me or the other driver were hurt, both cars are fixable. It could have been so much worse. The only thing that hurts is my pride. That's been hurt before, and I got over it!
Once I have settled with the Insurance company I can get parts and start reassembling. then it can go to the frame shop. Hope to have it back on the road by the end of summer, maybe faster. At least I will have the roadster to drive.
Not been the best couple of months, but nothing we can't overcome!
I will keep you guys fed with pictures when I start on the coupe.
Apologies for being off the grid for a while.
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Nice to hear from you Stewart. Glade the latest scan is looking better.
Cars are always fixable. Take care of your body first!
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Good to hear from you again, and glad to hear you had some better news as far as the cancer. That's too bad about the car, but you're right, you built it and can do it again.
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Good hearing from you again. Great news on the bic C. Any day above ground is a good day!

I guess the possibility of an accident is one thing we accept when we get behind the wheel. Sorry to hear about yours. I agree that if you built it, you can put it back together again. It just that it gets in the way of other plans. :cheers:

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