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Cooter
Cooter Dork
7/24/18 8:19 p.m.

Project life is starting to wear on me.  When I was younger, I had plenty of local Car Guys to hang out with and help out on their projects, which invigorated me to do more work on my own. Most everyone I know is now either out of cars, or out of the area. I need to find more semi-locals with interesting/offbeat/asinine ideas. 

Anyone in the area feel the same way?

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
7/24/18 8:51 p.m.

I’m in Lockport.  I work all the time.  I’m getting old too. 

Whatcha got in mind?

Cooter
Cooter Dork
7/26/18 10:01 a.m.

Not entirely sure, TBH.  Ideally, I would like to get back to seeing/helping a bit on friends' projects again, just to get my Mojo back. But any sort of automotive interaction would be good right about now. 

 

(As a coincidence, one of my vehicular hoardes is actually in Lockport, believe it or not)

GPz11
GPz11 Reader
8/3/18 8:32 p.m.

I'm out here in Aurora and we have a garage night on Thursday if ya get bored.

Usually working on my XR4Ti that's had a wee bit of work done to it.

 

Cooter
Cooter Dork
8/5/18 10:21 a.m.

In reply to GPz11 :

That's a bit of a haul for a garage night during the work week, but I will keep it in mind. 

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
8/31/18 7:11 p.m.

Just seeing this thread. I'm in flossmoor, would love to have folks over or to go work on something else.

My brother in law lives in Lockport so I'm over there quite a bit too.

 

GPz11
GPz11 Reader
8/31/18 8:27 p.m.

We’re in the middle of putting a louver in the hood of my XR4Ti. We got it all cut last night, now just need to actually mount the louver to the hood.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UltraDork
8/31/18 8:53 p.m.

Robbie are you putting together a garage thrash session before you head to the challenge? Midwest parking lot build?

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
9/1/18 9:40 p.m.
Indy-Guy said:

Robbie are you putting together a garage thrash session before you head to the challenge? Midwest parking lot build?

I don't think so this year. The Saab truck is quite close to ready though so I might be able to do a test and tune event. And invite everyone to come drive.

Of course people are always invited to come wrench, however.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
9/2/18 6:46 a.m.
Robbie said:

Just seeing this thread. I'm in flossmoor, would love to have folks over or to go work on something else.

My brother in law lives in Lockport so I'm over there quite a bit too.

 

Flossmoor or LP are easy trips for me.  

 

Or anything on the weekend.  Wish I could have been there for the hood project.

GPz11
GPz11 Reader
9/3/18 6:09 a.m.

With the help of SWMBO and a buddy we got the louver installed on the hood and back on the car. I’m now waiting on some Wilwood 6 piston calipers and the mounting hardware to arrive.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/4/18 9:12 p.m.

We should do a rotating Chicagoland garage thrash. 

GPz11
GPz11 Reader
9/5/18 8:35 a.m.
Appleseed said:

We should do a rotating Chicagoland garage thrash. 

Sounds good to me, I'm also part of ChiVinMoto and they do a rotating garage night. Granted, based on some of the distances involved here, a weekend might work best. BTW: ChiVinMoto is Chicago Vintage Motorcycles, not that I own any vintage bikes anymore.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
9/5/18 12:42 p.m.

I'm on ChiVinMoto, but too far for most garage nights. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/5/18 9:29 p.m.

I must now look this up.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
9/7/18 12:27 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Check the Book of Faces. 

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
9/12/18 7:41 p.m.

Yeah, Chivinmoto huh? I don't use Facebook much.

However, I think I'll be spending a few hours one day this weekend doing the final prep on the Saab truck for the challenge. Install a sweet boost gauge, paint the wheels, do an alignment, fun stuff like that.

Who's interested? I'll buy beer.

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
9/12/18 7:42 p.m.
Appleseed said:

We should do a rotating Chicagoland garage thrash. 

Agree. And I have a lift now...

Cooter
Cooter Dork
9/12/18 8:38 p.m.

I don't drink beer, but I can try to be there anyway.

 

GPz11
GPz11 Reader
9/13/18 7:28 a.m.

What day?

I've got family stuff on Saturday but open on Sunday.

 

You've got a lift, I'm jealous. Well, unless it's a bike lift and I've got one of those.  LOL

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
9/14/18 3:53 p.m.

Let's do Sunday. I'll probably be working out in the garage from 8-9 till 2-3, so anytime in there works, I would be happy to see any of your smiling faces!

2510 Wallace Dr

Flossmoor Il 60422

Goals:

Boost gauge, alignment, paint wheels, a bit of welding, etc.

Cooter
Cooter Dork
9/14/18 9:30 p.m.

I'll have my daughter with me, but we'll do our best to pop in for a bit. 

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
9/15/18 12:04 a.m.

If I’m in town, I’m up for some garage thrashing. I’m hopefully moving soon and I hope I won’t be so far south. 

GPz11
GPz11 Reader
9/15/18 9:17 a.m.

Um, go to a car show or actually help wrench on a car? No contest for me.

The Missus has a book club to go to so I’ll head out after she leaves.

 

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
9/16/18 1:03 p.m.

Out at lunch, should be home soon.

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