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« on: September 12, 2007, 11:29:13 PM »

     

Some of you have been asking if I've been working on the lakester as there hasn't been updates for a while on my site.  The answer is very little until the last week or so.  A lot went on this last year, closed down the store, cleaned it out to lease it out, my mom required some attention in Missouri a couple times and then she passed away not too long before Speed Week and then their was a divorce that kind of also took the wind out of my sails.

But I am back to work and hope to be working a lot on the lakester as I think I'm finally about in "retired mode". The only problem I find with that is there is "always tomorrow" since I don't have to go to work.  Anyway I really want to have my own car at Speed Week next year and I'll try hard to make that happen.  I really have enjoyed working with Hooley and his car and that will continue also into the future and I might even let him pit with me  cool .

Anyway I posted 3 more pages of build pictures (pages 64-66) here:

http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/bvillecar/bvillecarindexpage.html

c ya and hope to c some of you at WF,

Sum
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 11:56:19 PM »

     
 A lot went on this last year, closed down the store, cleaned it out to lease it out, my mom required some attention in Missouri a couple times and then she passed away not too long before Speed Week and then their was a divorce that kind of also took the wind out of my sails.
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Good to hear you're back at work Sum , a similar bad run got me at one point , having the car to work on is like a refuge to retreat to when the real world crap makes it hard to go on.Get into it wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 12:09:55 AM »

Baring all to this group requires a lot of fortitude-nice job, and what a GREAT website U have.

Hope the project has a lot of success- and YOU have a lotta fun!
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 08:40:49 AM »

Sum:
 
     Good to see the fire burning bright again, truly an inspirational light for our build.

Dr:

     Interesting, have thought of builds as psychotherapy for myself at various times over the years.

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     Can't say it any better myself.

                                                                Ed Purinton
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 09:36:59 AM »



  Sum : Good to see you back on track. I've been working on my lakester but not a lot. You get a lot done when you are working on yours. Is the race on? Less than 11 
 months to go to Speed Week!

  Dr : You and the Rev have done a lot in a short time (compared to me) and have a nice car to show for it.

  Ridge and interested bystander: "Obsession) comes to mind.

  Harvey

   

 












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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 01:33:47 AM »

Good onya Sum,

Those fabrications of yours are inspiring (to someone having trouble getting simple swing-arms to work properly).
Soldier on mate.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 11:34:04 PM »

Sum

Sorry to hear of the bad news.
Great to see the car is again underway.

I was really close to not being able to make 07.
There were 2 things that made it happen:

1. My cousin (redheaded turd, USMC and my best friend) said that it would not happen.
I would of died before admitting that he was right.

2. I made a time line of things that needed to be accomplished by certain dates.
And this is my only advice to you if you want to have it finished by next year.
I never knew how valuable my "list" was until I started working off of it. The list gave me short term goals and made me stoked every time I could cross something off and it allowed me to visually see my progress and what I needed to get done and when.

Without my list I would of never made it.
 I had it framed.


Ill be watching your first run, hope it see it in 08 but sometimes s happens. Just remember that this is fun.

-JH





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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2007, 09:26:51 PM »

Hope things are getting more on an even keel again Sum. I look forward to seeing your car at the salt soon......
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2007, 10:00:47 PM »

Get to work, we can't leave our soft records laying around forever... rolleyes We need motivation to ya know, grin  Come on Sum, get building!  wink
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