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Old 03-16-2014
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John, There will be a couple of us northerners heading back home from B@TB that you could tag along with one your way to Wisconsin, if you are so inclined, to do so.
Thanks, I may have to stop overnight in Columbia, SC on my way to Wisc. we can talk about it at BATB.
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[QUOTE=iamflagman;243965]Thanks, I may have to stop overnight in Columbia, SC on my way to Wisc. we can talk about it at BATB.[/QUOTE

And don't forget we are not that much out of the way should you or anyone need to change fluids or use our pit for anything.
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After talking to Randy yesterday, I decided that I would wait until Tuesday mid-morning to leave Clearwater and head back to the homebase in South Carolina, hopefully the weather will have gotten over the bad stuff by then, it is supposed to start in this area after 8am this morning and end after 8am tomorrow morning.
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Yesterday involved wrapping things up we first installed the new trim pieces to the rear door/ramp opening on the trailer, then this happened as we first installed a web sling around the right side of the bumper that was pushed in and attach it to a cargo strap.
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First Ryan tried his best to pull the bumper back out, he may be strong but..........
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Then we fed the cargo strap trough the back yard fence and wrapped it around the tree in his back yard, now this looks more like it will work.
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But then Ryan wanted to play rodeo cowboy...........................
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Then we got serious and I put the 'Bird in gear and ever so slowly pulled forward while Ryan watched how far we were pulling out the bumper, it took just two tries before, as Goldie Locks would have said............ it was just right.
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Later on this morning I will wait for the going to work traffic to slow down and start heading back to South Carolina, then I'll see those of you that will be attending Bird's At The Beach in a few weeks.
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I will be riding west on I-4 this morning and will keep an eye out for you. If you see a guy on a white Harley waving it's just me
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Ryan does great work,
As Finn gets older his Bird get younger & looking better each day.
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I will be riding west on I-4 this morning and will keep an eye out for you. If you see a guy on a white Harley waving it's just me
I won't be traveling on I-4, I'll be taking I-275, I-75, US301, I-10, I-295, I-95
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I was thinking about the solidity of a Blue Bird and that the next thing you were going to say was that the tree came down.

Nice job. Looks great.
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i would powder coat the goat fence too!
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My goat rails are one continuous piece not three sections like the steel version and I don't know if they have an oven that big.
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John.
would you like to buy a hacksaw?
Your hanging out at a machine shop,have the owner make some sleeves to bolt it back together.
it would be worth it!
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Upon closer inspection I discovered that my goatrails are actually welded to the diamond plate deck, so this would create another problem with the powdercoating issue.
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