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In Topic: Shop Pranks/Stories

09 November 2014 - 12:56 PM

Years ago when I worked at a Lincoln Mercury dealership, we had a refridgerator that the employees would share.  We had some guys that were fisherman and would bring in blue fish filets to share.  Well, we also had a younger guy detailer working in the wash rack; he wasn't the brightest.  One day there was some leftover fish in the fridge, so we had the bright idea to take the fish and lay it on top of his muffler.  The next day we're all sitting around getting ready to eat lunch and we didn't want to mention the fish to him, but one of us comented how it was "Nation Fried Fish Week."  Then the kid speaks up and said "That explains why I smelled fish frying every time I stop at a light!"

In Topic: Name that movie quote

21 October 2014 - 09:26 AM

From a movie I never tire of


Imagine a king who fights his own battles. Wouldn't that be a sight?

 Patton  ?

In Topic: Shop Pranks/Stories

28 September 2014 - 10:33 AM

Years ago when I had my own body shop, we had a bead blaster cabinet in the corner.  It was under a leaky roof, so all the glass beads got wet and I needed a way to dry them out instead of buying a new bag of beads.  I found a box that a hood was shipped in that resembled a giant pizza box.  So I put it on the floor next to the bead cabinet and dumped all the wet beads into it, spread them out, and pulled it to the center of the shop.  A small trail of beads had leaked out of the corner of the box while doing so.  I brought over a couple of heat lamps to dry out the beads which at this point had looked like a pile of wet beach sand. 

A few minutes later, the delivery guy from my paint supplier shows up with a puzzled look on his face..."What's that??" Goofing around I told him I had brought in my pet clam, Seafoam.  He didn't believe me, so I said "Come here, I'll show ya." I started digging around in the center of the mound of wet glass beads and started swearing and yelling, "That SOB escaped!!!" pointing to the thin trail of glass beads leading back to the cabinet.  I then went to the office to write out a check for this delivery guy, came back a few minutes later and he's nowhere to be found.  I started looking for him and I found him mumbling the name Seafoam under his breath..checking under cars, under milk crates, under battery chargers, all over the place looking for my "pet clam".

I handed him the check, shook my head in disbelief and walked away. 

In Topic: sprint cars

23 February 2014 - 12:59 PM

This is a really old AMT kit of the Grant King Sprint Car. I wired and plumbed the engine, scrtach built the velocity stacks, for the interior I added gauges and rivet detail, seat belt hardware. Re-finished in BASF lacquers.