von Zipper

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  • Location Imported From Detroit
  • Full Name Christopher Smith

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  1. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    We spent last week camping at the lake


    the park bulletin board said Thursday was 91* and it feels like 109*

    it was the first time we used the A/C - the inside thermometer said 70* and it felt like......... 70*

     
  2. von Zipper added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw this 1945-47 Ford panel truck tonight at Culvers


     
  3. von Zipper added a post in a topic BARE METAL FOIL   

    I've tried the 'Ultra Chrome' and didn't like it too much , same goes for the 'Gold Chrome' and the 'Black Chrome' . I like the regular chrome just fine though . It helps to keep it stored in a dark cool place , my wife came up with this for me-

    she just cut the end off of a manilla envelope and taped it to the inside of the fridge , it stays fresh and out of the way.
  4. von Zipper added a post in a topic TV cars in kits   

    Never cared for the TV show but am glad they made a kit of the star of the show-->

  5. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    We spent the holiday weekend at the lake, camping ,fishing and riding our bicycles. It 'pleased' me for a few days and made my wife really 'pleased' too.


     
     
  6. von Zipper added a post in a topic Uh-oh! Life's Gonna Get Verrrrry Interesting!!!   

    Thanks, Mike-That's my plan to build a few more in different colors.

  7. von Zipper added a post in a topic Would you live in a gas Station?   

    Sure I would live there , An old guy near here built this about 10 yrs. ago when he retired and he lives there year round.

  8. von Zipper added a post in a topic Uh-oh! Life's Gonna Get Verrrrry Interesting!!!   

    That's great news , I'll be getting a few of these. The originals are going for crazy prices. I got one in a trade a few years ago and paid dearly. I had a 1971 CT175 when I was a kid , found a picture of one on line when I was building a replica of my bike.


    One of the cool things about these bikes is that any size between a 125/175/250cc all looked about the same except the color.
     
  9. von Zipper added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    My wifes friend said that she was going home to un-thaw some hamburger for dinner , I asked if they ate frozen hamburger often ? She replied NO that's why I'm un-thawing it !
  10. von Zipper added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    During the week my wife stops at a local gas station chain to pick up bread,milk,soda pop and cigarettes instead of the grocery store that is a lot farther away from home. This chain of stations -Wesco- gives reward points for such items on a rewards card  towards the price per gallon , 20 gallon limit

    59.9 a gallon
  11. von Zipper added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    23 Skidoo ? Did you grow up during the Woodrow Wilson Administration ?
    my Grandma would never say someone was drunk , she would say they were 'tight' so -'Sleep tight , don't let the bed bugs bite'
  12. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Eating chocolate ice cream at 4 a.m.
  13. von Zipper added a post in a topic Is There Anything Worse than.......   

    Polish Soul Food

    Not many reasons to go to Detroilet anymore , Paczki is one . Dogs are not allowed in Hamtramck because they pee on the poles.....
  14. von Zipper added a post in a topic 1938 International Pickup - Now $9.99   

    I was able to pick up a couple of these trucks from Speedway , mostly for the goodies in the box , took the case box  flipped it up side down because of the way its tapered , sanded the top off made the lid from .040 Evergreen stock then added a set of handles from the WW II Jeep to make a cooler out of it

    Then fab'd a water cooler from Evergreen stock for the water jugs

     
  15. von Zipper added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    Last week there was a gas price war in Houghton Lake Michigan . Prices got down to .46 cents per gallon
    http://fox17online.com/2016/01/17/no-joke-gas-is-47-cents-per-gallon-in-one-michigan-town/