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  • #46

    Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

    And harvest continues. 3.6" of rain in the last 2.5 days is slowing up progress.Click image for larger version Name:	vRzU1vR.jpg Views:	1 Size:	406.6 KB ID:	1245977
    Why not simply restore the van? (Old McDonald - "With a weld weld here and a weld weld there, here a weld there a weld everywhere a weld weld.....")

    Dan

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    • #47

      Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240


      Why not simply restore the van? (Old McDonald - "With a weld weld here and a weld weld there, here a weld there a weld everywhere a weld weld.....")
      Dan
      Kid'd be a master welder when done...

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      • #48

        Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240


        Kid'd be a master welder when done...
        'Zakly! Though I'm not sure there are enough old hoods in the US to provide the sheet metal.

        Dan

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        • #49

          Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

          Might not be, lol. And yet the under carriage, floor, and unibody "frame" are the next thing to perfect. Weird. I was tempted to make his older brother put tires on it and drive it "as-is".

          Yesterday Wes was a Machine. Drivers seat, driveshaft, complete dual exhaust system, radiator, and all the front body pieces for engine extraction are removed.

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          Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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          • #50

            Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

            Love the dog assistant keeping tabs on the progress - very cool! And a GREAT job of raisin' boys. With them having a vested interest in their cars they'll be a lot more careful with them.

            Dan

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            • #51

              Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

              And harvest continues. 3.6" of rain in the last 2.5 days is slowing up progress]
              Farmers.... complain when there's no rain, complain when it is raining, next you all are going to be whining about a bit of heat.... some people's children and the Volvos they drive.
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              • #52

                Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

                I was just noticing today - while I was mowing - how part of the yard is browning up already. Been a whole 3 days without rain, itís too early for that, corn needs a little moisture.

                Meanwhile, Wednesday we planted beans. Thursday afternoon that field got 3Ē in 30 minutes. Those beans are now on the OTHER side of the road. Home rain gauge was bone dry.

                Yep. We farmers pray for favorable weather. No sense confusing the issue, eh?
                Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • #53

                  Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

                  I was watching Welker farms and they were talking about the rain during his video - and he must have quoted you "well, it's not enough rain to really saturate the soil but it's enough to tamp down what's already there" ... tamp down? It's been a year of weather, some places didn't get all their planting down because it was so wet....
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                  • #54

                    Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

                    Farmers are having a really rough patch this year... My heart goes out to them....
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                    - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                    • #55

                      Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

                      Farmers are having a really rough patch this year... My heart goes out to them....
                      farming (or ranching for that matter) is not for the faint of heart.... it's one of the few professions that you work all year and could have worse-then-nothing to show for it...
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                      • #56

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                        farming (or ranching for that matter) is not for the faint of heart.... it's one of the few professions that you work all year and could have worse-then-nothing to show for it...
                        I fully agree... with the inability to control weather, fuel and supply prices or the final market value, it's a crapshoot.... I come from a very large family of farmers, and those who do not farm, support farming in other ways(transportation(either trucking or shipping), grain processing, feed and grain, implements, or mechanical/electrical repair....) this season is hard on all of us...this is our life and land, and we wouldn't have it any other way...
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                        • #57

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                          farming (or ranching for that matter) is not for the faint of heart.... it's one of the few professions that you work all year and could have worse-then-nothing to show for it...
                          Ain't that the truth.. Raised sheep, 150 breeding ewes with 150% (meaning 1/2 of the ewes gave twins.) I was tired all the time, broke, could not go anywhere! Then had 20 Black Anguses, better but still lots of work.
                          On top of a 4-10 job.
                          Young and fit, was ok... Now? Pffft, like my recliner too much..
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                          • #58

                            Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

                            you know, with all this farm talk...

                            Why is a dairy considered a farm?
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                            • #59

                              Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

                              Indeed.

                              Along those lines - why is a horse owner qualified for tax exempt status for equine stuff based on ownership alone? Itís not the 1800ís.
                              Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                              • #60

                                Re: Project Tom - '90 Volvo 240

                                you know, with all this farm talk...

                                Why is a dairy considered a farm?
                                The farmer is harvesting milk that is sold, milk is food. Therefore dairy = farm.

                                Having pet horses is not a farm.
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