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2020 Spring Meet???

Ray Cecil
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I'm kickin round the idea of doing a spring meetup at my place in 2020. Just South of Louisville. Nothing official other than bring your truck, BYOB, and we can hang out. You can sleep in the barn loft or campout if you wanna make it an overnighter.

Thoughts? Concerns? Anyone interested?

I have 5 acres, a lift, tools, pouring concrete soon, beer fridge, lazy boys, couches.

Maybe it will be a place to compliment garys summer show, but with cooler weather here on the east side, and earlier in the year.

I wouldnt call it a show, just a get together for those of us so far away from gary.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Gary Lewis
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Sounds like a good idea!  šŸ‘
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Rembrant
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I would love to go. I am hoping to put a lot of miles on my Bullnose in 2020, and would love to do a trip or two with it.
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Ray Cecil
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Rembrant wrote
I would love to go. I am hoping to put a lot of miles on my Bullnose in 2020, and would love to do a trip or two with it.
Well heck! Lets do this. Cory is in. Who else?

Maybe Cory and I will start a Flareside meet? That would be cool.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Ray Cecil
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Well, if no one else gets interested, Cory you are welcome to swing by my place anytime. You have my address already.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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FuzzFace2
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What state is Louisville in?
I don't want to "assume" where it might be and why I ask.
Dave ----
Dave G.
81 F100 flare side 300 six/T18 project
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1980-Ford-F100?page=1
81 F100 style side 300 six/SROD parts truck -RIP
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1981-Ford-F100
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Ray Cecil
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FuzzFace2 wrote
What state is Louisville in?
I don't want to "assume" where it might be and why I ask.
Dave ----
Well, only the best state in the nation, Kentucky of course. Home of the Bourbon Trail, Churchill Downs, hottest women in the world, and the biggest machine gun shoot in the world. Murica!!!
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Rembrant
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Ray Cecil wrote
Well, if no one else gets interested, Cory you are welcome to swing by my place anytime. You have my address already.
I have no idea what my 2020 travel plans are yet, but I'd love to make some trips with the truck. I'd love to make it out to Oklahoma as well. I am trying to get my old truck dialed in better so that it is nicer to drive on the highway. That includes engine work and wheel work, but I'm getting there, a little bit at a time.

According to Google maps, Louisville is 1600 miles, and I'd have to pass right by Ron and Jim around the 7 and 800 mile marks. I guess we'll see.

At this point and time, I'm just daydreaming anyway. Getting out for car night on Thursday has been enough of a challenge, so getting half way across the continent is a whole other ball of wax!
1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Frank Wyatt
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+2 on the greatest state as well as being my home state. I hail from Owensboro, KY originally and now live here in Mc Kenzie, TN.
1981 F 150 Custom 300 ci Carter YFA T-18 3.25 9" rear 2WD
all emissions intact except thermactor pump and cat
dual gas tanks
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0 AOD
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Ray Cecil
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Rembrant wrote
At this point and time, I'm just daydreaming anyway. Getting out for car night on Thursday has been enough of a challenge, so getting half way across the continent is a whole other ball of wax!
Cory, my dad planned on doing a lot of things....then dropped dead of a heart attack at 59 before getting to do a lot of those things. You better stop daydreaming and start seizing the day my friend.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Ray Cecil
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Frank Wyatt wrote
+2 on the greatest state as well as being my home state. I hail from Owensboro, KY originally and now live here in Mc Kenzie, TN.
Kentucky boys do survive!!!
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Rembrant
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Ray Cecil wrote
Cory, my dad planned on doing a lot of things....then dropped dead of a heart attack at 59 before getting to do a lot of those things. You better stop daydreaming and start seizing the day my friend.
Ray, it's all good man, I've had the opportunity to do way more things in life than a lot of people my age (And my dad died at 38 with Cancer). I really want for nothing. I've done a lot of traveling with my work, and personal travel too. Luckily, with all of my work traveling over the years, I've had the chance to meet a lot of internet forum friends in person, which has been very cool, each and every time. My work has been extremely hectic this past couple years, and I've been involved in a lot of projects that I have a difficult time getting away from.

There are certain states that I have very fond memories of visiting, and Kentucky is certainly one of them. It is a very beautiful state, and everybody I've met there was very nice. I took my mother on a work trip to Nashville about 15 years ago, and I drove her up to Paducah so she could see the quilt museum, and she just kept saying "wow" over and over again at how pretty the scenery was.

Getting in the old truck and driving it to Kentucky is not a problem...that is the easy part. Problem is, if it happens at a time when I have to spend the whole trip on the phone, it will suck the fun out of it pretty quickly.
In any case, part of my New Years resolution (that I plan to try and also force on my employer...lol) is to do something about vacation time. Fingers crossed!




1984 F150 4X2 Flareside. Mild 302 w/GT40 heads, BBK headers, Holley 4bbl, XE256H Comp Cam, M5R2 5spd swap, Magnaflow full duals. Fresh Medium Blue Metallic in August 2019.
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Bruce moose4x4
Ray, I would possibly be up for a meet. Me and my wife have been wanting to get over to the Ark Encounter for the last couple of years. Just hasn't worked out yet.
Bruce aka Moose--1978 F250 LWB Flareside, Dana 60's w/ 4:10's, 460, c6
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Ray Cecil
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Bruce moose4x4 wrote
Ray, I would possibly be up for a meet. Me and my wife have been wanting to get over to the Ark Encounter for the last couple of years. Just hasn't worked out yet.
All are welcome at my place.

 As for the ark, I havent gone and never will. Its a religious topic that could get heated so I will leave it at that.

I will get the concrete forms put up this week, maybe pour soon.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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FuzzFace2
Just looked it up and it is about 600+/- miles for me.
Thing is needing to take off time from work and if I would have any at that time.
Throw out a reminder when it gets closer and I will see what happens.

I do know I will have to run the rear 19 gallon tank also as the factor 16 gallon just don't cut it just going to work and back for a week.
Dave ----
Dave G.
81 F100 flare side 300 six/T18 project
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1980-Ford-F100?page=1
81 F100 style side 300 six/SROD parts truck -RIP
http://cars.grantskingdom1.com/index.php/1981-Ford-F100
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Ray Cecil
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Alright, here is the deal. A good friend of my father is a drywall and insulation distributor. He had a customer who ordered WAY to much Fiberock boards, and woolrock insulation. He is giving me enough insulation and fiberock to complete my interior walls. I just went and got the first load. I will be going to get the rest monday.

So, this affects the slab pour schedule. Ive got so much insulation and fiberock sheets now, I need to get it up on the walls first before the concrete. Its in the way now. And the fiberock is HEAVY. im not moving it around multiple times just to pour first.

So, this winter's weekends will be spent putting up the insulation and wall boards. Then I will pour in better weather this spring.

Sooooooooo.......any spring meetup might be very tentative, depending on how this goes.

I just realized I need to wire for electricity....
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Gary Lewis
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Yep, do the wiring and plumbing first. Then the drywall, then the floor.

Are you going to polish the concrete?  My shop floor is painted, but if I were to do it again Iā€™d polish it.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Ray Cecil
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If you mean power trowel then yes. Im not sure what polishe concrete is. I will google it.
Ray Cecil
1982 Flareside 300 Six, Hedman Dual Header, NP208, SROD 4 Speed, 1 Wire HEI
1969 Impala Custom Coupe, 86,000 miles, 327, Powerglide (FOR SALE/TRADE)
1999 Silverado, 349,000 miles, 5.3 Automatic Z71 4WD
2008 Tahoe 2WD 5.3 with Cylinder Deactivation mode (wife's)

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Bruce moose4x4
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I am really not going to the Ark for the religious point of view.

I want to admire the Woodwork and the Craftsmanship. Saw some articles while they were building it and would like to see it in person. I would love to try my hand at some post and beam construction one of these days.
Bruce aka Moose--1978 F250 LWB Flareside, Dana 60's w/ 4:10's, 460, c6
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Gary Lewis
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Polished concrete is smooooooth, like what you see in Walmart, and Sams, and other places.  Doesn't have the texture of regular concrete, and might not stain with oil, gas, brake fluid, etc the way regular concrete does.  Plus, it'll clean up easier with a broom or a mop.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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