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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oh my God, it's a boat trailer

Ok, here it is way over half a day already gone....I'm gonna write something.

Speak'n of 3:30pm, I just now finish puff'n up on my second smoke for the day. Seven to seven an' a quarter has been my average for bout over a week now. Still have received no rewards.....you know, like a little gold star or something like that.  What the hell, I promised myself a huge Chinese dinner after I hit 8 for a day. Be'n I'm up an' about 18 hours a day, I'm think'n 7 smokes dur'n that 18 hour period is super great for a 60 year smoker. If'n I know anything bout calculators, that's a 77% decrease in the inhalation of nicotine an' a gazillion other death defy'n substances. I git a "WooHoo Billy Bob".

I had to grin at some the suggestions for "baby moon" hubcaps. I'm not build'n a 24th scale boat an' trailer. This sucker is 1/8th scale. 28 1/2 inches long boat x 9 inches wide. The correct diameter for the hubcaps comes out to exactly 1 inch in diameter. Have ya ever see a 1 inch diameter thumb tack (Louie).

After close inspection of the hubcaps in the photo, "what the hell"....them ain't baby moons. The look a whole bunch like the hubcaps on my 1984 VW camper bus.
 See what I'm talk'n bout....VW???

As some ya may recall, I builded a model of my first motorhome Alice. In order to have the correct scale tires for it, I had to purchase a Peterbuilt truck model. In the kit, there were two chrome round gas tanks. Exactly 1 inch in diameter. The ends of the tanks look just like VW hubcaps. With my Dremil tool, I carefully cut the ends off them chrome tanks. Oh oh, they got a glue seam right down the middle. That won't do. I sands them super smooth an' stick some shiny aluminum tape on 'em. This is where the screw ups come into play.  Two look good enough for government work, but not good enough for the old Billy Bob. More on this laters.
See what I'm talk'n bout.....major screw ups.

Ok, I got way head myself with the hubcaps. The trailer is com'n along just fine.
The side doo-hickies what will have mahogany on top 'em have been constructed, sanded an' primed...ready to be installed on the trailer.
These are installed as in the photo above....front an' behind the fenders.

Then I questioned how to build fenders with rounded edges. Ya cain't bend wood around corners....but ya can bend #8 electrical wire around corners. Perfect size. On a flat surface, the fronts an' backs were super glued to the bended wire. The the tops of the fenders were glued on. My God, that's *this* close to perfect. Opps, no it weren't. But ONLY I will know. Fenders were filled an' sanded, filled an' sanded, one more time, primed a couple times an' two thin coats of gloss ivory paint applied. Still not sure of final color.
Man boy howdy, you talk bout some serious cuss'n.


Oh, did I mention the sand'n of the wheels, prim'n an' apply'n 2 coats of paint?
"Ha Billy Bob, just wait till you attempt to paint the white walls an' the black tread section". I can do it....so's just shut the hell up.

That's what I been do'n in this miserable weather. Sit'n in "da house" build'n a Chris Craft boat trailer.

Now let me tell ya bout how screwed up a doctor office can be. My GP doctor renewed all the meds I take for the next year. When I went to Walmart to pick up meds, one was missing. My last doc visit I reminded the doc of this. They were called in again....along with some new shit he wants me to take. Only received one, an' that one was not the one I need. Calls to the office.....they called in ALL my meds. I now have 3 months supply of some just sit'n there...an' a couple meds I no longer take. Surprisingly, my insurance paid for 'em. This is what happens when you are just a number in a computer system an' they have no clue to who you are. It'll all work out in the long run....just don't buy no duplicated meds for a couple three months.





12 comments:

  1. Now that boat and trailer looking mighty fine, can'y wait until you get the finishing done. Well guess I gonna have to right?

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    1. Ha ha George, you are too kind. Should I tell you of the big screw up I made? Well hell, why not. The front half of the trailer, where the frame bends to the front hitch, was not in line. 3/8 inches drop from the bend to the hitch. Ha, but never fear...I fix that. All back together.

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  2. hi BB. you are an artist , making vehicles from scratch to scale is very unique , not many peoples posses that talent . plus you are a great carpenter ,and of cource we know you are a professional air conditioning guy , and you know electricity like the back of your hand , you also are a good plumber and mechanic ,and you can trouble shoot all the problems they can cause , you are a jack of all trades and i have seen and witnessed this to be true with my own eyes .most of us rely on all those trade professionals , not you , look at all the moneys you have saved because of all your talents . is there anything billy that you can not do or figure out ? my hat is off too you BB. i wish that i could of learned stuff from just being around you ,i hope that wonderful son has learned everything that you have too teach him . keep up the great work .

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    1. Louie....you got me. This has got to be one the kindest an' most gracious comments I ever read. I need to say no more. Thank you kind sir.

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  3. Interesting,very interesting ,more than one way to skin a catfish,i likes them fenders Master Boat Builder fer sure! Your doin dang good on them smokes. i be burnin 12 a day trying to get it down to 5 and my days are only 14 hrs. long.

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    1. I'm a root'n fer ya Jb to get down to your goal of 5 a day. Good luck....an' don't fergit to reward yourself at 10 an' 8.

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  4. WooHoo Billy Bob!!! Doing an excellent job of cutting down the smokes!

    On the tires--maybe paint them white, tape the stripe, then paint the black? There's more than one way to skin a cat but I'm sure whatever way you choose will be the best.

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    1. Ok Linda, I gonna give up a secret here. The tires an' wheels are a 3 different color scheme. Ivory wheels (rims). brite white white walls an' semi gloss treads. The wheels have been painted ivory. This covers two items of painting. The inner hubs are finished an' the rest of the wheel/tire has been sealed...ready for masking for the white walls. One masking at the wheel, spray the bright white. Now, where the ivory paint covered an' sealed the rubber tread, it's now white. Let 'er dry, mask the outter edge of the white wall an' apply the semi gloss black paint. Walla, all done. Ha ha, if'n it was only that easy.

      It's 9:15pm. Just lighted up # 6. Average 1 per every 2 hours dur'n daylight hours.....think'n an' shit like that.

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  5. Here's your gold stars 💥🌟🌟⭐🌠

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  6. hi BB. the last comment i made to you , was not me being kind or gracious . it was just stating the absolute facts and truth about you ! i just hope others can appreciate the diamond in the ruff that you really are . your welcomed .

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