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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2014 - 07:40:11 PM »
  :wow: This is some great stuff.. Probably the most favorite I read in a long time. My Heart goes out to the family .. Very thoughtful and generous guys.  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #91 on: June 16, 2014 - 09:54:07 PM »
It's taken me awhile to get my head together on this post. Its a whole bunch of thoughts trying to get over another but here goes. Due to other obligations I did not make it to Andy's until Saturday. But I was still kept up on the situation by Dan & Brad. I was committed to making the trip no matter what. I had last spoken with Andy just last Monday. We chatted a bit. He was concerned what people would think of him if he made Carlisle next year. I told him they'll think your Superman. After a little while he said, BIGS, I gotta go lay down. I said get some rest I'll see you Saturday.   

Obviously that didn't happen. I wasn't apprehensive about making the trip. But I was deeply concerned about showing up at someone's house right after a major family tragedy. I thought as I pulled up.... roll with it. I gathered some tools and walked across the street, it was good to see a familiar face or two.  It was good to meet some members I only knew by handle. Cathy saw me thanked me for coming. The strength she showed over the weekend was absolutely phenomenal. She kept helping out where she could, parts, the where the why, things like that. Doug was involved the entire time I was there, willing to learn and taking direction. Working with guys you've never worked with is always a wild card. Ego's and attitudes can come to the surface real quick on projects sometimes. Especially ones with a high degree of emotion. 

My hats goes off to the other members of the C-C build team! You guys were an absolute pleasure to work with! Everyone did something, no bull**** no nonsense.  :2thumbs:

Cathy may God bless you and your family.  :angelwings:

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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #92 on: June 16, 2014 - 10:12:02 PM »
I will say that everyone worked together very well.  On arrival on Saturday morning and since I had not viewed the situation we had going on . . . Was a little overwhelming at first . . . . There were parts everywhere!  Just trying to grasp what to try to tackle first was a challenge in itself!   Since the car was on the whirly jig . . . Really couldn't work on interior stuff much . .  Main goal that came up was to have the car on the ground with engine installed with trans.  We made that goal and more!   Was exciting that the headers went in with little issues!  We did have a problem with ball joints though and I think the end result was one or both were bad.  Pretty much if you had a question about something and how it went together, out of the nine or ten of us there, someone had the answer!  All in all, I was very proud to have been a part of this build!   Something I will never forget!  The day members on cc.com came from all directions to help a friend in his time of need.  Although Andy was gone, we all knew he was there in spirit!
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #93 on: June 16, 2014 - 10:45:56 PM »
Reading all these posts restores some of my faith in our fellow mankind and the way it all went on Saturday was fabulous. To each their own it seemed and it was cool to watch all those guys just grab something and go with it. Andy must have had a wee chuckle when he saw Dan hand make a brake shoe retainer from a piece of steel, only to find a bag with some in it about 20 minutes later- it never fails, does it? We had so many parts to paint that Cathy had to go back in the house to get more hangers! I further think that a shout out should go to Dave @ Roseville, since he's been a steady and stealthy participant all along here and continues to be so to this day. As Chris said- " you know, for a bunch of old white guys, we didn't do too bad", LOL. I hope Doug and Dan can get the old gal together and if they do, I further hope someone takes a few pics, since that'd warm the cockles of my old heart, just to see it so. AND, if the size of the exhaust ports mean something, that thing should ROAR!! Thanks again to Cathy for all her help and generosity; greatly appreciated!! :2thumbs:

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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #94 on: June 17, 2014 - 10:45:45 PM »
A lot of great comments from the build team. I think one person that deserves special mention is Dan - DMZ73. He has put in countless hours on this project and continues to do so. His leadership, organizational skills, fabricating skills and attention to detail are exemplary. Andy's car would not be at the point it is today without him. Hats off to you Dan. It's a pleasure working with you. You're a class act.
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #95 on: June 17, 2014 - 11:25:18 PM »
Thanks guys, but it's ALL of us that made it happen. The only benefit I had was knowing the status of the car, and to some degree- what Andy had, and didn't have. I know Andy would have laughed his @ss off, and probably shouted at me a few times. :)
Every one of you knew what to do. It was easy working with you all.
Rest assured, we will do this again soon. We are not quite out of the woods yet! My skills only go so far. I'm glad I could lean on you guys for everything.
Big thanks to Dave at Roseville for sure. He looks out for every one of us, and has been a phenomenal guide.



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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #96 on: June 18, 2014 - 03:14:06 PM »

I just received this pic from Doug; Andy's son.
Doug spent the last two days after work wrenching on the car-
She sits on her own wheels, has a steering wheel, and seats.


The Cuda was at the memorial service on Tuesday. Sadly, I didn't see it there today- then again, Andy would have had a FIT if the car was out in the rain. :)

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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #97 on: June 18, 2014 - 05:16:16 PM »
4 wheels  :woohoo:
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #98 on: June 18, 2014 - 05:17:34 PM »
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #99 on: June 18, 2014 - 10:42:03 PM »
Nice job Doug!  :clapping: :woo:
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #100 on: June 18, 2014 - 10:54:24 PM »
Way to go Doug! Lookin' good laddie!  :thumbsup: Ian

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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #101 on: June 18, 2014 - 11:18:55 PM »
Doug you freakin rock!  :clapping:  :woohoo:
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #102 on: June 23, 2014 - 09:45:28 PM »
Doug you freakin rock!  :clapping:  :woohoo:
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Rock on Doug!!!   :woohoo:
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #103 on: September 30, 2014 - 07:18:13 PM »
Any updates Doug? Found myself thinking of Andy today and wondered how the car was going?  :wave:
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Re: BUILD PARTY - 6/13 through 6/15
« Reply #104 on: September 30, 2014 - 11:25:16 PM »
 :clueless:  Talked w the wife about that a few days ago myself  :dunno:
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                                             [o o o o]
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