John Jones

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  • John Jones
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #17576

    You never own your property! Don’t pay your taxes, and uncle sam will evict you. So if you want to retire young, work hard !!! live like nobody will, so you can retire like nobody can . Have a great day everyone 😎😎😎

     

    Nice line Kevin!!!!!! 😎 😎  Love it….

    John Jones
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    in reply to: Website Back Up! #17575

    Whats with all the links and shit this morning??  I think we have some bots in the system…

    John Jones
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    I didn’t post any pics yesterday….  bummer.. cause I didn’t take any!!  Franz and I have been sharing a camera..  clean shop camera broke.. 8-(   Juan…  we need another camera!!!!    😎  😎  I only say cause I think Juan does work in electronics I think….. 😎

    We dotted every I and crossed EVERY T yesterday on the shell…  One by one I went down my mental list on this rig… I leaded up that nose area that got dug out..  I worked all the dings out of the hood and shrank it… fixed a bunch of random dings on the shell also..  We finished the day working on those three pieces that go in the nose… the corner triangle pieces and the horn mount…. Which Pat is actually finishing this morning.. We had to porta power the inner nose apart some to get the bumper brackets through the holes in the body….

    I also could not bring myself to use that drivers door…  It was simply f’k’ed up!!!! 😎    We beat the SNOT out of that door.. Pat gave it a hell of a work over!!!   If we were shaving the chrome.. I could possibly bring myself to use it… but not with the chrome..  You can’t have shit for filler around those trim holes or you’ll be gluing clips to the body…. 8-(   anyway… I had Pat get up on the trailer and take a door off of another 59 I have..  It is perfect, no rust anywhere…  So we stripped it and blasted it and hung it on the car….  Fit like a freakin glove.. like it was meant to be!!!  I am happy with all the body parts now!!!!!

    We also chalk lined your trim holes..  We hung the doors, got em perfect, and ran a chalk line from front to back.. The front fenders and doors were nice.. but those rear 1/4’s???  two holes on each side were almost a hole out of line… so we welded up those damaged holes, and then the out of line holes.. and drilled holes in perfect alignment!…    Ghia trim is fragile.. 😎

    Shits looking great Juan…  Your ghia body is looking stellar!!!!

    John Jones
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    in reply to: Galina's 63 beetle #17570

    Chris about has the whole car blocked out…. Looking GREAT!!!   2K primer next…. 😎

    John Jones
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #17569

    Retiring is a somewhat subjective term…  EH??? 😎   I’ve had a lot of old guys tell me they are gonna retire when they get heir house paid off.. I’m assuming, that’s probably cause thats the only bill or loan the old man has… 😎      But life is not cheap.. and I don’t think I am gonna stop spending money.. so… I reckon… I will always have to work a little… 😎  Which is good for me… 😎

    John Jones
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    in reply to: KCW Swag #17568

    Shirts made it, and they look even better in person. Thanks for the buy 3 get one free deal too! 😁

    Glad you like em Pete!!!!!   You and Franz inspired em…. 😎

    John Jones
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    in reply to: Bob's 65' camper #17567

    Nice Parker…. Take care of Bob for us… 😎  Thanks for the awesome pics!!!!   I wanna sleep in that driveway some night… 😎

    John Jones
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    in reply to: Audrey’s Vanagon #17566

    ^^^^ also order a new pressure plate, clutch disk and t-o bearing. You guys can use whatever you want, buy it and I’ll use it. Do these things have heater cores already in them? I’ve never done a vw this new.. the engine swap is no problem, I’m just thinking of the extras.

     

    vanagon stuff I assume???

    John Jones
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    it’s hard to find good used cheap engine’s…   and honestly,,, If the CASE is good… it’s worth $500 by itself!!!!

    John Jones
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    about 5 hours away  Corporate is at work getting her half day done!!!!!!!  😎  I’m gonna get all my paper work done, logs sent out and payroll done!!!! 😎

    we haven’t been any where since Rhythm’s on the Rio!.. Thats tooo long… 😎

    Good Chance we will post some pics… and keep the website informed… 😎

    John Jones
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #17535

    John are we “retiring” at the same time? January 1 is my date.

    You’re ditching the band after 37 years but taking on DJ’ing in addition to party and event planning. I don’t think the word “retiring” means what you think it means?

    I think your bluff just got called…. 😎  Just like mine will….   😎   I doubt I am going to retire, life is pretty awesome just how it is..  But I am going to try and “work” less and less on billable stuff… aka, work on MY Stuff! 😎 😎   and LOTS of road trips!!!!!!!!

    John Jones
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #17530

    John are we “retiring” at the same time? January 1 is my date.

    HAHAHAAHA…  LOLOLOl….

    I was yelling  that about 5 months or so ago…. If I do recall… 😎 😎    and it has started to hit my mind again.. 😎  Retire??   I dunno… I gotta do something…. and my back has been feeling somewhat better.. But the last visit with the neuro surgeon he said within the next two years, I will need surgery again, that I have a spot that is getting very tight on my spine again… One level up from the last rotor tooter job.. 😎  He also thought fusion is probably in my future also.. a 3 level job and that will take many months to heal.. I was told..   anyway…  I should take it easy, but I feel better in general if I stay moving and doing!!!!!!

    So…  Yeah.. thats my goal..  and I only have two resto’s sitting here.. so if I can keep from taking in any more work… I might just be able to do that in January!!! 😎  😎  Then just work on my stuff all the time???  😎

    John Jones
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    Pats welding up a funny spot in the door opening.. 😎

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    John Jones
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    in reply to: Galina's 63 beetle #17526

    More block sanding today!!!!

     

     

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    John Jones
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #17525

    I saw this and thought it applied well to life…  😎 😎

     

     

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