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    bosco reacted to John Setzler in Visited the Jack Daniel's Distillery   
    My wife and I finished up our road trip world tour of Tennessee the other day with a stop at the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, TN.  We took a tour called the "Angel's Share" tour that ended up with a tasting flight of some of the top-shelf Jack Daniel's whiskeys.  I decided to bring home a bottle of the Single Barrel Barrel Proof.  After the tasting, that one was my second favorite.  They were out of the Sinatra Select or that would have been the one I bought... I will get that one locally at some point in the future....
     

     

     


     


     

     
    I learned a good bit about whiskey on this visit.  I learned that I had never really learned how to taste whiskey.  I have decided to learn a bit more about tasting whiskey by tasting more of it and doing it properly.  
     
     
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    bosco got a reaction from hossra in 42" Serious Big Bad Komodo Kamado - unboxing   
    @Mewantkj not for me I am very happy with my setup.  
     
    As for the charcoal, these KKs are highly efficient.  They have an excellent airflow that is created by design and the vacuum effect that is created requires minimal air flow for great heat.  I can honestly say that my 32" runs no more lump than my big joe did.  Sure it uses more to fill the basket, but it lasts forever.  I spend no extra money on charcoal compared to my trifecta 
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    bosco reacted to TKOBBQ in I need a Lawn Mower   
    @David Fowler your post looks like Spam to me.  First and only post is about a lawnmower on a cooking forum with a suspect an embedded link.  

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    bosco reacted to John Setzler in I need a Lawn Mower   
    Well, my shopping for a lawnmower got cut short. I pulled the old murray out of the shed this afternoon and started cutting. TWO... yes BOTH of the front wheels decided to break off at the same time.
    I went to Lowes and spent $250 on a Troybilt. It's not self propelled, has a rear bagger and the oversized rear wheels. It also has a Honda motor that is a lot quieter than the old Murray piece of crap. So I finished cutting the grass and will get rid of the old clunker somewhere...
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    bosco got a reaction from JeffieBoy in Covered Patio Question   
    I have mine under an enclosed porch as well. I am considering moving it down off the porch to an open area. I would think if I keep it under the porch I will have to wash the brick and siding once a year to remove smoke build up. I just don't feel comfortable leaving it out in the open. Decisions ???
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    bosco reacted to JeffieBoy in Been a bit....   
    Great work Bosco!  Will keep my eyes open for a photo op whenever I am in that big little town underneath Rattlesnake Point. 
     
     
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    bosco reacted to keeperovdeflame in Been a bit....   
    Way cool. Great Job. we actually have one of the those in our neighborhood. A son in law who lives in Phoenix restored it for Grandma that lives up here. She uses it to drive the grandkids around town. Really cool fun car. 
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    bosco reacted to ckreef in Been a bit....   
    Very nice. Looks like a fun ride. 
     
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    bosco reacted to John Setzler in Been a bit....   
    @bosco
     
    That's extremely awesome
     
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    bosco got a reaction from Golf Griller in Been a bit....   
    Carpet and seats are installed and we drove it for its first drive since 1996.  
     
    needs a tune up, oil change and we now have a small oil leak. It also has an aftermarket exhaust that is seized on.  We drive it to the shop Monday for some mechanical work!!
     
    but.... 
     
    it’s road worthy and insured and appraised way higher than we had expected 
     

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    bosco got a reaction from JeffieBoy in Been a bit....   
    Carpet and seats are installed and we drove it for its first drive since 1996.  
     
    needs a tune up, oil change and we now have a small oil leak. It also has an aftermarket exhaust that is seized on.  We drive it to the shop Monday for some mechanical work!!
     
    but.... 
     
    it’s road worthy and insured and appraised way higher than we had expected 
     

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    bosco got a reaction from T Yelta in Been a bit....   
    Carpet and seats are installed and we drove it for its first drive since 1996.  
     
    needs a tune up, oil change and we now have a small oil leak. It also has an aftermarket exhaust that is seized on.  We drive it to the shop Monday for some mechanical work!!
     
    but.... 
     
    it’s road worthy and insured and appraised way higher than we had expected 
     

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    bosco got a reaction from Scott Roberts in Been a bit....   
    Carpet and seats are installed and we drove it for its first drive since 1996.  
     
    needs a tune up, oil change and we now have a small oil leak. It also has an aftermarket exhaust that is seized on.  We drive it to the shop Monday for some mechanical work!!
     
    but.... 
     
    it’s road worthy and insured and appraised way higher than we had expected 
     

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    bosco got a reaction from ckreef in Been a bit....   
    Carpet and seats are installed and we drove it for its first drive since 1996.  
     
    needs a tune up, oil change and we now have a small oil leak. It also has an aftermarket exhaust that is seized on.  We drive it to the shop Monday for some mechanical work!!
     
    but.... 
     
    it’s road worthy and insured and appraised way higher than we had expected 
     

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    bosco got a reaction from JeffieBoy in Been a bit....   
    So we have been busy over the past few months since we got her home.  
     
    first thing we added all of our exterior trim, emblems, bumpers, mirrors, a second antenna as the first one was installed incorrect and we broke it.  
     
    this car did not come with a stereo when it was built in 68 so we added an original 68 stereo and speaker.  
     
    the wiring was a total mess.  We ended up with a new panel, switches and relays and we were chasing wires for weeks until everything was finally sorted out.  
     
    We had alignment issues with the front hood as it was after market and we spent a great deal of time getting it set. Still a work in progress, however; it locks now and latches.  
     
    installed the dashboard and all components and we have a working radio finally. 
     
    we added tar sound proofing kit to the floor and trunk.  And this week we started putting the interior trunk together.  
     
    we should have all of the carpet installed shortly  and we will be installing the seats.  They could be resorted, however; dad wants to keep them as is for now.   We have an appointment with an interior upholstery guy in a few weeks to patch a few parts.  
     
    we spent the past two weeks looking for a passenger foot rest that needed to be installed prior to the carpet installation.  We found one finally so we can proceed with the rest of the carpet kit.  




     

     

     

     

     

     
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    bosco got a reaction from Scott Roberts in Been a bit....   
    it’s the original motor for this car 1500cc
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    bosco reacted to freddyjbbq in Been a bit....   
    car looks amazing.  @bosco if you name this car (or any of your kamodo's , kamados, or any other object that you own, i'll block you across all forms of media.
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    bosco reacted to TKOBBQ in Been a bit....   
    Nice progress, it's looking really good.
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    bosco got a reaction from Scott Roberts in Been a bit....   
    So we have been busy over the past few months since we got her home.  
     
    first thing we added all of our exterior trim, emblems, bumpers, mirrors, a second antenna as the first one was installed incorrect and we broke it.  
     
    this car did not come with a stereo when it was built in 68 so we added an original 68 stereo and speaker.  
     
    the wiring was a total mess.  We ended up with a new panel, switches and relays and we were chasing wires for weeks until everything was finally sorted out.  
     
    We had alignment issues with the front hood as it was after market and we spent a great deal of time getting it set. Still a work in progress, however; it locks now and latches.  
     
    installed the dashboard and all components and we have a working radio finally. 
     
    we added tar sound proofing kit to the floor and trunk.  And this week we started putting the interior trunk together.  
     
    we should have all of the carpet installed shortly  and we will be installing the seats.  They could be resorted, however; dad wants to keep them as is for now.   We have an appointment with an interior upholstery guy in a few weeks to patch a few parts.  
     
    we spent the past two weeks looking for a passenger foot rest that needed to be installed prior to the carpet installation.  We found one finally so we can proceed with the rest of the carpet kit.  




     

     

     

     

     

     
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    bosco got a reaction from Scott Roberts in Been a bit....   
    I haven’t updated this post in a while.  We completed the body and paint work a few months ago. 
     
    put on a new windshield and reinstalled all of our glass.  

     
    fenders and running boards installed. 
     

     
    we will have our hands filled with re-wiring the car.  My dad has his electrical ticket so we plan on doing this ourselves.  As you can see the wiring looks like a birds nest right now. 
     

     

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    bosco got a reaction from Scott Roberts in Been a bit....   
    Thanks all... this is more an opportunity of creating memories with my dad now.  I feel blessed!!  
     
    A few updates ...
     

     

     

     

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    bosco got a reaction from Scott Roberts in Been a bit....   
    Been a bit absent lately..... but for a good reason!!
     
    Ever since I can remember, my dad has been bringing home cars to tinker with in the hopes that I would take a project on with him. When I was younger, I always seemed to have a million other things to do other than hanging out with my dad.  Of course as you get older in life you realize that each day that you have with your parents is a gift. 
     
    My dad has always loved muscle cars, however, we both seem to love Classic VWs.  My dad has brought home at least a dozen.  When I was 15 we had 2 1974 super beetles and I really thought that I would get involved. Money and time never permitted and my dad let them go.  
     
    10 years ago my dad found a hidden gem.  An original owner 1968 convertible from California. Some guy that my dad new drove it back to Canada and began restoring it.  Before he passed away, he completed a full restoration of the frame.  He did a body off restoration on the chassis.  My dad ended up being able to buy it from another person that took over the garage. 
     
    This car had a special place in my dads heart. He buys and sells everything and never seems to keep anything for himself.  Well this lasted a decade.  He recently sold his 74 Dodge Dart swinger slant six and figured that it was time to jump in on the VW with both feet.  
     
    in my early 40s now I figured it was time that I too fulfilled his 30 year request to help tackle a restoration project.  
     
    sorry long winded I know....
     



     
    for the past 10 years this beetle has gone up and down the driveway.  It runs great but a total eyesore.  The original colour was Yukon yellow and someone sprayed it black after what we now know to be a result of some bad body work from a collision prior to the 90s.  
     
    We are not body work people and we found an excellent body shop to bring my dads dream back to life!!  
     
    And after 10 years of this sitting it was officially off for a new start....



    Turns out that we had more rot than we had expected and we found out that the front end was caved in from a collision and never repaired.  
     
    our fenders were rotted as well as the hood and front apron.  So we had to replace a bunch of parts.  We sourced New old stock items and were able to find 35-40 year old brand new parts. 
     

     

     

     

     
    after a month getting body just right and lots of metal added to some shady spots we are just at the painting stage.  
     
    The body shop messaged me yesterday to show me a teaser.....
     

     
    we went with royal red over the original Yukon yellow.  My dads favourite colour and quite frankly maybe mine too now lol.  
     
    We are going sometime next week to see the progress.  Can’t wait to see how this looks all corrected and brought back to life.  
     
    Still have a long road ahead of us to get this back to life, however, spending this time with my dad has been an amazing experience for me.  
     
     
     
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    bosco got a reaction from ckreef in Been a bit....   
    So we have been busy over the past few months since we got her home.  
     
    first thing we added all of our exterior trim, emblems, bumpers, mirrors, a second antenna as the first one was installed incorrect and we broke it.  
     
    this car did not come with a stereo when it was built in 68 so we added an original 68 stereo and speaker.  
     
    the wiring was a total mess.  We ended up with a new panel, switches and relays and we were chasing wires for weeks until everything was finally sorted out.  
     
    We had alignment issues with the front hood as it was after market and we spent a great deal of time getting it set. Still a work in progress, however; it locks now and latches.  
     
    installed the dashboard and all components and we have a working radio finally. 
     
    we added tar sound proofing kit to the floor and trunk.  And this week we started putting the interior trunk together.  
     
    we should have all of the carpet installed shortly  and we will be installing the seats.  They could be resorted, however; dad wants to keep them as is for now.   We have an appointment with an interior upholstery guy in a few weeks to patch a few parts.  
     
    we spent the past two weeks looking for a passenger foot rest that needed to be installed prior to the carpet installation.  We found one finally so we can proceed with the rest of the carpet kit.  




     

     

     

     

     

     
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    bosco got a reaction from ckreef in Been a bit....   
    I haven’t updated this post in a while.  We completed the body and paint work a few months ago. 
     
    put on a new windshield and reinstalled all of our glass.  

     
    fenders and running boards installed. 
     

     
    we will have our hands filled with re-wiring the car.  My dad has his electrical ticket so we plan on doing this ourselves.  As you can see the wiring looks like a birds nest right now. 
     

     

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    bosco got a reaction from ckreef in Been a bit....   
    Paint was finished today.  Now they will start sanding and buffing.  Should get it back in two weeks I am guessing.  Then our work begins again 


     

     

     

     

     

     
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