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Old 07-24-2008, 10:02 PM
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I keep up with the posts, but I have not seen my T-bird for 2 years.

It's home is in need of alot of work. I was fortunate to move it out about 2 weeks before the upper floor caved in.

So my time is spent on getting it's home stable so it can come back home, hopefully before snow flies.

Presently I need to rebuild the trusses in the image below which support the second floor and the roof. The cool thing is that if I can do it the seconfd floor will be clearsapn and the ground floor will not have any posties to drive around.

The barn is pretty large, 30'x30', so there will be plenty of room for the T-Bird and the Effie if I am successful.



Most people I talk to think I'm nuts..............................
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:23 PM
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Very cool..
Looks great!
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:15 AM
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Kevin at he very least you will have lots of room and privacy to work on your bird. As far as being nuts, well I guess we can all be called that.

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Old 07-25-2008, 01:25 PM
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My grandfather was a small car collector. That's where I got my car and Dad got his '56 T'bird and '57 Eldorado.

Grandpa also had a '37 Cord 812 for a time. A tornado struck the building it was stored in and floor above it came down on the car. Looking at it, we were sure the car would be a mess but it turned out there was something along the wall that took the brunt of the fall and supported the floor. There was only a dent smaller than a dinner plate in the upper rear body. That was a relief.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:00 PM
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Well, I was in hopes to have the T-Bird home and in this photo but it hasn't worked out. Now there is salt on the road, so the Effie is in it's place until spring.

The truss is rebuilt, what second floor there is has been re-attached, ready to build out the first and second floors in the end bay (to the right), where the T-Bird will stay.

Always next year..................

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Old 11-30-2008, 05:11 AM
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That Effie is realy cool.
Im builing a garage as well, but its only for one car. This place seems to be able to house aeroplanes. I would move in myself as well. Want it!
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:03 PM
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Well, almost another year has gone by from my last post on this thread, so here is the progress:

I have rebuilt the main floor deck in one of the bays in the barn. This is where the T-Bird will rest for being worked on. It is with-in reach to have it home this fall...................



Additional photos can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...4&l=2ebcfb4a3b if interested.

(Can't say much about where I drove it last weekend as I have not seen it in 3 years.........)
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Hi Kevin!

Good to see you post again and thanks for the picture! I see you have been making good progress and should be able to put your Tbird in a great place to work on and store this year! I hope you get it all done before winter sets in! Keep us posted on how its going!
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No kidding! Thanks for the update...

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Old 09-08-2009, 07:53 PM
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"Red Letter Day"

The T-Bird came home.................

Since the last post, I re-did the west third of the center bay and did some temporary structural shoring up to keep the effie and the T-Bird safe.

The T-Bird came home today! Unfortuantely 3 years in dromant storage has not been kind to her. But I got her going and moved her around under her own power. Will need to do some clean up as well as tinkering with the usual like sticky brakes.

It is great to look at her again in my own barn............

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