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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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yup the real rosa's cantina....marty robbins wrote the song on US 10 on his way to phoenix...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:06 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

I loved that song when I was a kid...the original one from 1959 not the later version...still got a soft-spot for Marty Robbins' songs Very Happy

Gotta add it to the set-list John Wink



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

heres my 59 ghia convertible..remind me of yours,,i stripped layers of old shitty paint to get this original paint back,,i just got done doing the rockers and pans,,
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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heres my 59 ghia convertible..remind me of yours,,i stripped layers of old shitty paint to get this original paint back,,i just got done doing the rockers and pans,,
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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On the road again!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Hey andre b nice vert!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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On the road again!


What did the transmission problem turn out to be John?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:20 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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love this pic, fantastic
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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On the road again!


What did the transmission problem turn out to be John?


I had a leaking boot... all but less than a cup of oil leaked out as I was driving on the interstate. Bob the mechanic here in Tucson got me fixed up with some new boots, rear axle seals, fixed a oil pressure switch, and adjusted my brakes.
Good to go.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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At the Bug Barn. Bob and co. did some amazing work on my car, makes me realize what a huge difference it makes to have a master mechanic do the adjustments.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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At the Bug Barn. Bob and co. did some amazing work on my car, makes me realize what a huge difference it makes to have a master mechanic do the adjustments.


I heartily agree...especially when you get to my age. No difficulty getting under the car but having to be dragged out and helped up afterwards is a little humiliating. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Really glad it turned out to be rather minor issue and you caught it before it was major!! Glad youre back on the road...heading for the nearest petrol Wink

John M. May I introduce you to my little friend. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Really glad it turned out to be rather minor issue and you caught it before it was major!! Glad youre back on the road...heading for the nearest petrol Wink

John M. May I introduce you to my little friend. Very Happy

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Thanks for that Darrel...I think. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Really glad it turned out to be rather minor issue and you caught it before it was major!! Glad youre back on the road...heading for the nearest petrol Wink

John M. May I introduce you to my little friend. Very Happy

https://www.harborfreight.com/40-in-300-lb-capacity-low-profile-creeper-63372.html

That's all good and well, but some of us would need the power tilt option to return us to the vertical position once we have exited from beneath the vehicle.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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c21darrel wrote:
Really glad it turned out to be rather minor issue and you caught it before it was major!! Glad youre back on the road...heading for the nearest petrol Wink

John M. May I introduce you to my little friend. Very Happy

https://www.harborfreight.com/40-in-300-lb-capacity-low-profile-creeper-63372.html

That's all good and well, but some of us would need the power tilt option to return us to the vertical position once we have exited from beneath the vehicle.


Just do your under the car work at the end of the day. Bring a blanket.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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And Chuck thinks HE is funny. Laughing

You gentlemen have no idea how much time i spend creeping. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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yup the real rosa's cantina....marty robbins wrote the song on US 10 on his way to phoenix...


Love that this actually exists!

(I am a big fan the music of both Marty Robbins and Calexico, which leads me to ask: any chance, John, of a cover of "El Paso" - or, even better, "Big Iron" - by Calexico? Pretty pretty please???)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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calexican wrote:
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yup the real rosa's cantina....marty robbins wrote the song on US 10 on his way to phoenix...


Love that this actually exists!

(I am a big fan the music of both Marty Robbins and Calexico, which leads me to ask: any chance, John, of a cover of "El Paso" - or, even better, "Big Iron" - by Calexico? Pretty pretty please???)


I hope you realise (another of your favourites Dave) Prefab Sprout did a version of "The Streets of Laredo". I think that would make a great cover for Calexico. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

70 140 wrote:
iowegian wrote:
c21darrel wrote:
Really glad it turned out to be rather minor issue and you caught it before it was major!! Glad youre back on the road...heading for the nearest petrol Wink

John M. May I introduce you to my little friend. Very Happy

https://www.harborfreight.com/40-in-300-lb-capacity-low-profile-creeper-63372.html

That's all good and well, but some of us would need the power tilt option to return us to the vertical position once we have exited from beneath the vehicle.


Just do your under the car work at the end of the day. Bring a blanket.

Get yourself a very high lift jack and some really tall jack stands so that you can use one of these ...

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... fitted with the proper set of wheels, naturally, as a creeper fit for gentlemen as "fit" as yourselves.

Do still bring a blanket with you under the car, though, so you'll be comfy and warm in the unfortunate event that your sacroiliac should act up while you are working.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Made it back safe to El Paso. I left a little late, and drove into the night. I had a few moments on the interstate where it was completely dark, and the stars were brightly shining, and I had that feeling I was alone in space... but there was quite a bit of traffic, and I realized that interstate traveling isn’t as much fun as the two lane black tops in a vintage vw at night.... still, it was quite an adventure.

Thanks for the cover song suggestions! My old band Giant Sand did a cover of El Paso, mashed up with Neil Young’s Out on the Weekend, pretty good combo.

I started hearing some rattle when not under load... think it might be time for a rebuild...
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