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Dirt Road Cowboy's Ramblin' & East Texas Trippin'

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Dirt Road Cowboy, May 8, 2011.

  1. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    It has the cookie cutters, and I have a set of phone dials, too. Just in case I want a change. :D
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  2. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Just for @Chillis :-)

    These are photos from 20 years ago, when the kids were still kids! :gerg
    (Excuse the glare. I took photos of the prints.)

    Son and daughter by the 944
    (You can just see my '85 V45 Magna in the background. Motorcycle content! :lol3)

    kids 944.jpg


    Another of son with 944.
    (I didn't have the original handy to get a better resolution.)

    A-944 2.jpg

    Son with the 944 in the rare Texas snow.

    A - 944.jpg


    And a shot that also has my 914 in it.

    944 - 914.jpg


    This one is a little more recent, with my son's cat sleeping on the hatch.

    Waldo 944.jpg
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  3. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    And a Serenity update . . .

    I finally took her in for her inspection, title transfer and registration!

    She passed, and now she's legal, and legally mine! :wings :rayof :clap
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  4. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Very nice taste in vehicles.

    Always wanted a 914/6 as well.
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  5. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Thanks. I wish I could find the pics that I took of my '72 442. That was a fun car.
    I picked it up in '81 for $600, and it was in perfect condition! No one cared about 9 year Oldsmobiles then, until the Chicago video was released. Then all the guys wanted them! :lol3



    This 914 was the VW 4 cylinder. I got it for $500. The floor pans were pretty bad, and the rear window was gone.
    A lot of bad circumstances forced me to sell it before I could really do much resto work on it.

    I was looking into possibly getting another one, but the prices on them have gone crazy now.

    The cars I have now are good. I'll just stick with them. :super
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  6. BWalker

    BWalker Been here awhile

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    I had a 1985 944, white w/brown leather interior. Ran so smooth and fast, I was the recipient of many performance awards.
  7. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Mine has the brown leather interior, too.
    I really love the lines of the 944. It just doesn't go out of style.

    It may just be my next project after the El Camino is finished. Even Sheree and my brother think I should get it going next, and give the Cougar and the truck a break. Both of those vehicles definitely need more work than the 944.

    I think it's being decided! :lol3
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  8. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Speaking of cars . . .

    We went for a ride today and saw some.

    And you're like, "No kidding dumbass. We all do that!" :dirtdog

    But how many 2nd owner, unmolested, completely unrestored '55 Chevy Bel Airs do you come across? :wink:

    55 Bel Air 2.jpg


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    I talked to the owner, Mike, and got a little history on the car.
    He bought it 40 years ago, from the lady that lived across the street. (Across from where it is right now!)
    It was his first car!

    This is the original paint, interior and engine.
    It has the original 235 straight 6, and the 2 speed Powerglide automatic transmission.
    The car has about 150,000 original miles.

    The interior is still in good shape as you can tell in the pics. The towel is only there because he took his dog for a ride, and didn't want the upholstery damaged by the dog's nails.

    I was really impressed by him, and the car. If I would have bought 40 years ago, I would have done something really stupid like drop in a 455 with a THM400 trans and completely destroyed it, or at least its value!

    So, we bid Mike farewell, thanked him for taking the time to give us the cars history, and hit the road.

    Only to come across this a bit later.

    An old fire truck anyone?

    fire truck 2.jpg

    We saw this behind a business that was closed, so I had to ride through on the sidewalk again! :lol3

    Sheree actually gets the credit for finding both vehicles today. :thumb

    Or should I say 3, since this old dump truck was trying to hide behind the fire truck?

    fire & dump truck.jpg

    Well, that's all for this post.

    See ya in the next one!

    :wave

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  9. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    I wanted to post this to say what we were doing when we went out and saw the vehicles.

    Sheree wanted to get some flowers for my dog's grave. Not Libby, but my other dog that died in 2016.

    grave w new flowers.jpg

    She was the sweetest dog, and purple was her favorite color.
    I really miss her. :2cry

    Anyway, just before we left Mike's house, Sheree got this really cool picture.

    butterfly.jpg

    I think it was fitting today. Maybe a sign?

    Till next time y'all!

    :wave

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  10. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Well, this week has been filled with plumbing problems and errand running, so there wasn't much to take pictures of. I got the leak stopped, but it's a slab leak and will need to be done right.
    I got an estimate for $2,000 to repipe the leaking hot water pipe. :yikes
    Yeah, that ain't gonna happen! :nono

    Since I basically had to show the plumber where everything was, how to access it all, and where to run the new pipe, I might as well just do it myself for around $200 in parts. It's not that hard of a job!

    I might get another estimate, but I don't think it will be much different. I realize that the plumbers have families to feed, and bills to pay, but so do I.


    Anyway, y'all didn't tune in for plumbing, you want motorcycles, so we aim to please (as well as misbehave)!

    Here's Serenity's stage debut. :choppa

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    Yeah, we had to ride on the sidewalks in a major city park to get her on stage, but Serenity is becoming a diva, and the show must go on! :toney :queenie :flug

    :lol3

    I'm blaming Sheree for this hooligan stunt. It was her idea! :nod


    Then, after a hasty exit, stage left, we came across some new murals.

    azalea district mural 4.jpg

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    This mural is so new that you can see the fresh paint on the grass in the first photo.
    A woman from the Freedom Financial Group came out to see what we were doing. After we explained our photo taking, she was cool with it. She said that it sounded like fun going around getting pictures with the bike in them. :thumb

    And we had to head home after that, because I had to finish making bar-be-que pulled pork! :dukegirl

    Our evening venture was to get some more mural shots.

    First was a watchmaker's shop.

    watchmaker mural.jpg

    I had to get the shot from across the highway, but it gets the point across.

    Then we saw this roofing business.

    aavco mural.jpg


    On our way home from there, Sheree wanted a shot of this gazebo.

    gazebo.jpg

    It was pretty nice, and made a good picture subject. :nod

    But the sun was going down, and it was time to head home.

    I've got work to do on the plumbing as well as the El Camino, but I'll try to keep things updated.

    Till next time y'all.

    :wave

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  11. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    Latest Saturday I replaced one of three southern exposure windows due to the same reason of estimates. This Saturday I plan to replace the other two. Bought them this evening after work.
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  12. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Today was mostly getting ready for the plumbing job.

    Serenity got to help out by playing the plumbing truck! :D

    Serenity Home Depot.jpg

    A 50' roll of PEX pipe, and all the needed connectors.

    Next comes the fun part of actually doing the work.
    I'll get the access places cut in the walls and have everything roughly laid out before I even turn the water off.

    Hopefully, it won't take that long after I get it all set up.

    That's it for today.

    Till next time y'all!

    :wave

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  13. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    I love the 55 Chevy. A Sportster in the same photo is heavenly.

    When I was a kid, my dad bought me a 52 Chevy coupe to take apart and put back together in learning about cars and mechanics, repacking wheel bearings, etc. It had the same 235 inline 6. The manual 3 speed was on the column. (3 on the tree?) My mother hated that coupe because it took up her garage space with parts all over the place.
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  14. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Today was plumbing day, so not much riding. It's a bit over half way finished, so I hope to have it completed soon.

    We did get one shot of a cool looking church though.

    Messianic Church.jpg

    I didn't get the name, but I like the purple stained glass windows.

    My daughter may be coming over tomorrow, so we may ride together. :nod

    Till next time y'all!

    :wave

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  15. danh600

    danh600 Long timer Supporter

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    Ha!

    I love the picture of your bike on stage!
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  16. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    No ride today, just a big fight. :(
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  17. B10Dave

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    That don't sound good!!
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  18. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Trust me, it sounded worse in person.
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  19. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Hopefully things aren't too bad.
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  20. Traxx

    Traxx Long timer Supporter

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    Hard to like that, I hope all is well.
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