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Old 08-15-2021, 10:04 AM
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Default The Funk continues....

After my really good friend died of abdominal cancer on Easter Sunday, his wife of 52 years died yesterday. Linda was devastated when Eric died and simply lost the will to live with out him. Yes you can die of a broken heart!

It's really sad to see their kids and grandkids going thru the loss of both of them within a 4 month period..

Take time to spend time with your loved ones!!!
We only have a limited amount of time on this rock.
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Old 08-15-2021, 10:08 AM
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Grey is good! It's what I did on the Packard. You're probably right on the extra crossmember, if you get into some heavy stuff in 4 wheel, it could do some damage, lots of twisty forces working on it.
My thought exactly. I've been known to get into "the heavy stuff" often in the woods.
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Old 08-15-2021, 10:40 AM
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Pops, you are so right with all of us getting our priorities straight. Family and friends are golden.

One of my good friends just beat prostate cancer. Last week the docs found a tumor on his pancreas.
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:13 PM
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POPS. Unfortunately many of us have reached the stage in our lives when the losses start to out weigh the gains.
Never easy when friends and loved ones pass.
You and Bob are right that itís a matter of priorities. We seem to forget that itís not a endless highway we are on and that sooner or later we all come to our next destination.
My goal at this point is to be here when my wife and I and our 2 daughters are all together for the first time in almost 3 years. That will happen in October at my youngest daughters wedding . Thatís about as far down the road as I have looked in a long time.
I tend to go with the one day at a time philosophy.
As my Grandfather used to tell me. ďBoy. Itís a great life if you donít weaken.
Sending out strength and healing vibes to all.
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Old 08-15-2021, 01:52 PM
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Wow Pops life can sure be difficult at times. I'm learning to make the most of the short time we have. Thoughts and prayers going out to you.
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Old 08-15-2021, 07:12 PM
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I fully agree with what the group is saying. I lost a dad & mom inlaws, brother and sister inlaw in 14 months.
Some time life just sucks But then it gets better, slowly.

Take care and stay healthy everyone
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Old 08-15-2021, 11:47 PM
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Sorry the funk is continuing Pops. Enjoying the updates on your build. Your advice is solid about priorities and spending time with loved ones.
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:00 PM
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Default Progress.......

small steps,
mounted the fuel tank
plumbed the pressure switches for the torque convertor lock up and the
over drive
finished my double hockey puck tail shaft housing support
mounted shocks
replaced pinion seals on front and rear differentials
and mounted and adjusted the trans kick down cable.

Still stacking stuff on it one day at a time and putting off the body work!!
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Old 08-19-2021, 10:23 PM
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Big steps, small steps, its all progress. Its all good.
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Old 08-20-2021, 11:24 AM
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Nice to see I'm not the only one that uses hockey pucks.
I just got 12 to use for the body mounts on the Dodge.

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