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  • MikeK
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    A friend of a friend excavator showed up and it just happened to turn out that he has a 76 Westy.  Eli is a super nice guy and was especially helpful.

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    MikeK
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    After moving some dirt around, we discovered this long abandoned foundation which had been buried.  A big bonus for me as I was going to build a car port in the exact spot!

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    MikeK
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    Lots of compacting, digging and double checking heights with the transit.

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    MikeK
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    MikeK
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    I welded all the rebar sections to make it easier to assemble.

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    And ran some conduit for power and air lines.  It’s going to be nice to get the compressor out of the main shop.

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    MikeK
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    All ready for the pour.  I call it Bulli Klinik West.

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    Props to all the concrete workers out there.  I had no idea what was involved but I’ve learned a lot including much respect for folks who do this for a living.

    mtnbus
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    After selling the Deluxe, one of my goals is to put up a new building. I traded the hammers for shovels over the last couple of weeks and thanks to some good friends, have all the prep done to pour a foundation. My Buddy Chris from Phantom Concrete is doing the pour with his crew soon. I’m stoked to say that all the folks involved have ties to the skate/BMX scene in SOCO. Chris in his backyard pool: chrisBerryFSG<noscript>chrisBerryFSG</noscript>

     

    Holy shit ! that pools is so badass !

    great shot !

    I had a 5ft mini ramp 20ft wide (metal) in my back yard for 20 years ! Just recently tore it down/burned it. It was time.

    good luck with the project

    MikeK
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    I’ve been making some good progress on the new shop.  No VW progress, unfortunately.

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    Hope everyone is having a good Summer!

    John Jones
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    Way cool Mike!!!! Man you are going to love the new additional space!!!   It’s awesome seeing people get soo much done during these times.    And doing shit yourself, your going to have soo much less dough in it,,,, making where you live worth more money without spending that much!  Getting ahead one step at a time!  That’s how it’s done😁

    MikeK
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    Thank’s man!  My philosophy too…Just keep plugging away one piece at a time.  It will all eventually get done.

    MikeK
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    6A081166-8146-43F6-A0D2-6C164CE7CDFAC5007966-A475-444C-B399-500EEC3EEB16I haven’t posted in a bit,  but the I finally did get the building completed and quickly filled.

    MikeK
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    I also found a new hobby, which I need like another hole in the head, but it’s nice to expand ones horizons.  Some buddies of mine got boats last year while the Vid’s had everyone holed up at home. I’d never even considered anything other than a canoe, but while perusing Craigslist I found this.  I tried to think of every reason not to drag it home, but ended up forking over $250 and now I’m a boat owner!6F6C86CB-DBA0-4F9E-A2A7-23256AA08B28

    MikeK
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    These old runabouts remind me of when you could buy a Bus for $500, get it running and go camping…Cheap fun.

    There’s not a lot to it, so while I was stripping it over the course of a few months, I restored some of the components.
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    MikeK
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    I found a 15hp Suzuki, tiller motor on CR on the cheap due to some hail damage. The engine cover was broken up pretty bad.  I did some fiberglass repairs then made the rear cover out of some aluminum since the old one was wasted.
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    MikeK
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    F35C55B8-308E-45CE-BE74-5C461C5D19FD6813AFA8-1284-4D1C-B195-31241B28328DC226E6D6-D3CD-42AA-BFAA-2ED94C83FDCFThe windshield had a substantial crack in the top few inches.  I chopped it below the crack then spent more time than I’d like to admit sanding out all the scratches in the plexiglass then polishing it back to clear. Taylor Made still makes seals for these old units so I replaced them with new pieces. Chopped the frame as well. Kinda reminds me of a Speedster.

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