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  • #211517
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
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    YES!! Love a quick fix.

    #211547
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Drove to Windsor last weekend to pick up a hood, fenders and trunk hinges for the D-rod. There were only 435 of these cars built for Canada, so parts are scarce as hen’s teeth! It was worth the 5 hours of driving.

    Hood is in great condition. To be refinished and installed (eventually).

    Fenders might have the back edge cut out to patch into my current fenders, then become wall-art.

    The hinges are just in case I decide I want a trunk back (which is a ton of work I doubt I’ll ever get around to).

    #211576
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    First snowfall of the year here in Shelburne has me pondering winterization for the toys.

    When are you packing away the ‘51? Gonna be tucked away in your garage now that you’ve made lotsa space?

    #211593
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    I might take it out once or twice this week. Then I’ll tuck her in my heated garage. Still working on cleaning up the garage – never ending process!

    #211598
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    The struggle is real.
    Anytime I clear up space I tuck another project into it.
    What’s your tire tally for the season? Just 1 set of rears?

    #211599
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Oddly enough, I’ve been trying to burn off these stupid GY Tiger Paws (yes, the former owner put all seasons on it! WTF). Considering how many times I’ve been to the track doing burnouts and the fact that I light ‘er up EVERY time I take the car out, I don’t know how these things survive!
    It’s like they’re made out of hard plastic that just spin and don’t even smoke much.

    Rant over, lol. I’ll buy a new set in the spring. Something stickier for the track. I want to improve my time!

    Had the car out a couple of times this week and I’ll prolly take her out a couple of times over the weekend.

    #211602
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    That’s a legitimate rant, a burnout is only so good without smoke. I remember your plan to erase, then replace those treads. I didn’t realize they survived last year!
    How have your drag strip times changed since your re-gear? I’m glad your ‘51 gets used.
    Oh man I saw so many cool cars today around Orangeville. 30’s Model A, chopped. 50’s GMC dually, slammed. ‘85 Extra Cab, looked damn near oem brand new except for the 33s. RHD ‘90s Supra. ‘60 something C10 with a very big (maybe just loud) motor. Last chance to play with the toys.

    #211603
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Drag strip times stayed the same with the re-gear and posi! Reason being, I blow the tires off at the line every time – stickier tires will help that.

    Lots of nice cars out around here too! Just this morning sitting and having my morning coffee, a guy drove by in a rat rod 71 Charger! I’ve seen it once before, but not at any shows yet. Gotta meet that guy, I love that car?

    #211606
    toys-n-yotastoys-n-yotas
    Participant

    Next year then, you owe it to yourself and M.
    Last cool car guy I made friends with is a neighbour with a 1937 sedan, has a hand start crank. He only brought it home this year, don’t think it runs yet.

    #211616
    Slick_YotaSlick_Yota
    Keymaster

    Well did I make a mistake! I cleaned out and re-arranged the garage and moved the D-Rod right to the back of the shop to make room, so I could change the tires on the Tundra.

    Next frosty morning, M says “Wow, I love parking in the garage! No scraping and the truck is warm! I want to park in there all winter!”

    Well shit! lol

    At least she only parks in there on day shift (for now).

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