Right as usual Rick, the Moderators do not seem to mind a meandering thread. Case in point Indian Tadpole. As I recall Steve hijacked Silver Bear's thread and it goes places I would never think to go and love it.Many of us don't mind detours of all types in threads we've started yet others like to stay focused and on direct topic. We try to oblige & accept as we go. The moderators it seems are accepting of threads that are somewhat eclectic and conversation driven rather than topic driven. I feel it can build a community spirit to be able to go on a side track for a bit, if the originator of the thread is of like mind, which you seem to be. Thanks.
It's ll good with me guys. By definition I can't be hijacked cuz I don't care where the conversation goes![QUOTE="Greg58, post: 674778, member: 30869"
]Hey Fog sorry we all kinda hijacked your thread but there was no ill intent, a lot of the members here really enjoy building things and making parts.
My kinda' house Tony I'd sure rather have the Bridgeport than a swiming pool....Lived once in a house that came with a Bridgeport in the garage. Mill was tits, could hold tenths, ways spotless; perfect condition. The whole time I lived there I only machined a single tiny part.
IMO Home delivery is the modern easier alternative. I can draw a print and rfq online from the comfort of my couch for a fraction of the price, effort, and commitment of having large heavy tools at home. In fact the last time I did so I ordered more and sold out in two days, paying for my parts and even making a small profit without trying too hard.
Norm I've noted your devotion to VW's in past posts & photos & enjoy seeing the cars. Your Notchback is a really nice one; they trim out really well & are rather unique. I rarely see them at shows and never on the streets; which is strange because western Oklahoma is a really great area for pickers and restoration work. Dry climate and salt is seldom used on our roadways metal is spared from all but surface oxidation. Perhaps the pickers hauled all the Notchback VW's out to the west coast? At any rate I love yours.That's a 1965 Type-3 'Notchback'... It has 17" rims & a airbag beam in front
Nice to see your post Dan. I've been a fan for a long time. You along with Steve (Fast Eddie) & Silverbear were kinda' my three musketeers of moto-bike construction and discourse when I first started posting to the forum, so thanks for that.Nice thread fellas! I still have my vintage tinsmith tools I used for nearly 30 years which allows me to make tanks, guards, etc. After I packed in the business spent 7 or years working for a friend in his machine shop doing mostly fabrication to start and then lathe and milling machine work. When it was time to call it quits I thought about accumulating the different machines and tools to0 be able to do it all, but decided against it.
Been able to get most Like Indian, I enjoy trying to get the job done with what I have. Still have the machine shop 10 minutes away, but the bike has been holding up well and life has kinda gotten in the way of playtime.
It's always great to watch the back and forth here. You fellas are a great group.
You’re right, I had three motorcycles when I joined in 2011, mine were all dirt bike. My son and I did a lot of off road riding, I got too old to ride at the most challenging expert trails so I sold mine.[/QUOTE]It's ll good with me guys. By definition I can't be hijacked cuz I don't care where the conversation goes!
It would seem we all have more in common that just bicycles. I'll bet there's a lotta motorcycle guys here too.