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 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.


     
     
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.
     
  5. 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 !
  6. 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
  7. 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'
  8. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Eating chocolate ice cream at 4 a.m.
  9. 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.....
  10. 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

     
  11. 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/
      
      
  12. von Zipper added a post in a topic In Memoriam   

    Long time member of MCM , Tim Ridout : Bigphoto passed away on January 8 . 2016 . He was only 51 years old .
    R.I.P Timmy
  13. von Zipper added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    That's better than getting jabbed in the eye with a sharp stick !  
    Congratulations to you and your wife .Ray . It takes two to make it work .
  14. von Zipper added a post in a topic The Take-A-Turn Torino Project   

    I have a dog in this fight-Ron is my friend , I called him Christmas night and found him in the hospital...again , besides loosing his pinky finger last summer , it also damaged his ring finger . Then there have been a few skin grafts . He's had hundreds of hours of physical therapy . To say Ron had a bad year is an understatement .
    I know Ron is not a liar or a thief-but most important-I know he's not a quitter ! I have it on good authority that he wants to finish this project more than you guys want it done . To ask him to explain or to apologize is asking a lot .
     
     
     
     
    is up to him ,
  15. von Zipper added a post in a topic The Take-A-Turn Torino Project   

    Just wanted to quote this incase some one came along and edited it.
    Nowhere did I read that this build is over -so saying it's the third time you've seen them end this way is not accurate. I've been following along this build from the start also .  Ron hasn't vanished nor has the kit that Casey (the guy who told you where to go) donated .
    You're right about voicing our own opinion -this is mine .