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post #2641 of 2654 Old 08-29-2016, 09:13 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a little bit of trim to do around my bar at the back. Some sanding and touchup here and there. I need to build fabric panels to cover my surrounds. I want to add some decorative touches to my columns. I need to get my screen down and rearrange my LCR (they're still upside down). I need to put up my treatments.

The theater won't make any progress any time soon, though. I need to get the rest of my basement finished first.

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Like the previous post says, I've got a few things to finish up in my theater, and I have to get the rest of my basement finished up before that will happen. So like any sane person would do, I'm adding another project instead.



I've wanted one of these cars since I was 14, and I finally indulged myself. She's got a lot that I'm planning to do, but the body is straight. All the rust in the quarters/fenders/doors has been repaired. So it's the fun stuff like suspension/motor/trans that's left to do!

In basement news, despite feeling like I'd been hit by a truck.... loaded with pollen..... and pepper....... and maybe fiberglass insulation........... and possibly cotton....... I did make some basement progress last weekend. I'd say I'm about 90% done with my electrical rough-in. I've got all my can lights hung, bathroom vent fan, and cut-in some remodel cans and fished the wire. I've even pulled the wire for the bedroom receptacles. Another day or two to work on it and I should be ready for plumbing rough-in and drywall. I want to get the drywall finished and painted before I have the floors stained
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So is that we are now calling midlife crises...."projects"???

Sweet ride. Will definitely have to plan my trip to 'bama when the weather is good...and the car is functioning (i.e. not mid-engine rebuild!)!
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So is that we are now calling midlife crises...."projects"???
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Hahaha!!! Guilty as charged!

If you're going to plan a trip to 'Bama, I'd recommend waiting until the weather is cooler. This time of year it's a crap shoot as to whether you'll be running the heater or begging your AC to work better. Sometimes both before noon

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Nice Camaro! I've wanted a '70 Chevelle SS (LS6 of course) forever but lately I've been thinking an older pick-up truck would be nice too.
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'67 GTO, cherried out with Hurst 4 speed and Cragar mags. Wished I could make it happen. Life is short.

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Yep. We all have our poison. It's sad that there are only a handful of cars being built these days with real character - and all cost more than I can afford. But there are lots of cars from the 50s and 60s that still turn heads.
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Nice Camaro! I've wanted a '70 Chevelle SS (LS6 of course) forever but lately I've been thinking an older pick-up truck would be nice too.
Man I would I love to restore an old column shift pick up like my grandpa used to drive. His smelled like whiskey and cigarettes though.
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Change name of thread to "plains theater and classic car project"
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There's been progress!!!! I'm working on finishing the rest of my basement, and I needed to install a smoke alarm in the new bedroom. I took the opportunity to put an alarm in the theater as well.

Yep... That's the progress

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How is the car?
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The car is just sitting there. I take it out for a cruise every now and again, but I've been waiting 2 months for suspension parts. These cars had pretty poor suspension geometry to begin with, so I want to get that sorted to make it more fun to drive. Still looking at a few more weeks before I have all the parts in hand. Everything is back ordered at the moment.

I did have my first electrical inspection for the rest of my basement last week. There are a few things to sort out that really boil down to what level of finish the inspector wanted to see for each inspection. Waiting on plumbing now, and then I can do my insulation before drywall. That project is moving slow as well. Construction has gone crazy around here, so it's tough to find subs for these odds and ends jobs.

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You should just dig a hole in the back yard, get one of those quick starter fireplace logs on the bottom, with some wood logs on top of it. Light it. Get a chair, and a beer... and just sit there and throw 20$ bills into the fire. Do it a couple times a week after work as you relax. It's cheaper and easier than rebuilding a muscle car, or building a theater.
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Yes... Yes it would be.

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