Happy Birthday to me!

Posted: December 9, 2016 in HAMB, Hot Rod, Uncategorized
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The title says it all, the Wilson Welding backing plates and brakes came today, and they look GREAT!  I had spent the afternoon dropping the steering arms to clear the dropped axle, and was thrilled when the UPS guy dropped off a box labeled “12×2 brakes, set of two”.

The steering works, the new drag link and tie rod ends came last week, I bought a bunch of grinding disks to dress the welds down.   Now I’ll pull the front and rear axles, weld the bottom of the boxing plates up (on the underside of the frame), dress all the welds down and paint it.  If I can figure out how and where to do that in the cold.


  1. Lon Itson says:

    Your Birthday? ? Mine too. 12/09/1946.
    Happy Birthday, been following and enjoying for a long time.

  2. Sheryl Drenth says:

    This reminds me of when I was buying things like carburetors and rotors (?) for the boys for Christmas. They were working on rebuilding an engine for their ‘race car!’ They spent a lot of time in the garage on weekends working on that car and I knew right where they were! Money well spent! Good luck on your project Brian! Will you be down in Sarasota this winter? Come see us if you can.

  3. Vic says:

    Hello Cool McCool,
    I’m a long time reader but I’ve never left a comment before. Recently several blogs I follow (Frank’s Garage and Go Away Garage) have went “off the air.” Just wanted to let you know that you have some loyal readers at here in the ether. Keep up the great work!

    • flynbrian48 says:

      Thank you, loyal reader! I appreciated it, and am happy and flattered that you take the time to read about my shenanigans! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and keep reading, there’s more fun, more projects and cool stuff coming up!

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