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  • Besides old cars what are some of your other hobbies.

    I have been in to old cars since i was 30 I also have other hobbies
    Shooting and reloading. I compete in idpa pistol shooting and I am gonna try my hand at three gun this spring.
    Model railroading O gauge my layout is good size and I can run at least 5 30 car trains at a time with command control or just conventional like in the 50's
    Not much of a tv watcher get bored sitting still.

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    Do you by any chance reload 30/40 Krag?
    "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"


    • #3
      No only 5.56,7.62 .45acp 38/357.40 sw and 9mm


      • #4
        From as early as age 7 or 8, I have been into model cars. Mostly old cars. These were the Revel or Monogram plastic models that you glued the pieces together and painted them when done. I still have one still in the box unassembled that I got about 40-50 years ago. It's a '30 Ford Woody. I may even get it put together someday. For now, though, the "real" thing keeps me out of trouble.

        A little over 30 years ago, my wife bought me a "Texaco Truck" at the gas station. Turns out that it was one of a series issued one per year. I have kept up that string and now have 34 of these -- the complete set dating back to the early '80s.
        Alaskan A's
        Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
        Model A Ford Club of America
        Model A Restorers Club
        Antique Automobile Club of America
        Mullins Owners Club


        • BNCHIEF
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          Those would be pretty neat Carl, when I was a boy they made a big firetruck toy all metal really neat sadly it is gone.

        • CarlG
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          My wife had one of those "fire truck kiddie cars". Her dad restored it some years back and still has it.

        • BNCHIEF
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          The firetruck I am talking about Carl was a toy not a pedal type.

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        I enjoy My Koi pond and working around the yard!
        3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
        Henry Ford said,
        "It's all nuts and bolts"
        "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

        Mitch's Auto Service ctr


        • #6
          I enjoy nature photography and woodworking.
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          • BNCHIEF
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            Mickey that is really nice work.

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          filedata/fetch?id=51176&d=1559141366&type=thumbfiledata/fetch?id=51175&d=1554296272&type=thumb My Minis don't take up too much space.
          The cream coloured one, was our wedding car.
          I bought the full size one when the kids came along. You know..."family size car". Jeff
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          Twiss Collector Car Parts


          • pAAt
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            Looks like you Hot Rodded your pup too !! How fast can he go with those wheels ?

          • JDupuis
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            Thanks for noticing my Old Wilson. He is 16 and 1/2 years old now. He has been the wheel chair for almost a year and a half. Last summer he could really get that cart moving, but with his advanced age, he has no idea where he is going, or why he is going there. Lol. He is moving much slower these days. Take care.

          • BNCHIEF
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            He is getting up there for a large dog he appears to be a newfoundland it is hard to let old friends go. Nice cars also.

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          I need to visit the "Off Topic" more often, I didn't see this thread.
          I love horses, training and riding. I no longer compete but I enjoy trail riding and just being around the horses. I also love leather work. I use to make saddles, now I don't have time but I still tool leather and make gun holsters and such. Finally, I LOVE bicycle road racing. This is not something that comes naturally to me because at 210 pounds I'm carrying around 50 pounds more than most racers. None the less I enjoy it and it mixes well with my main hobby which is the Model A. I put my bike rack on the Model A and hit the road. We're taking the ferry over to Kodiak Island this summer as a club and my bike will go with me. It gets some smiles seeing a state of the art carbon fiber electronic shifting bicycle strapped to a car from 1931, I enjoy that.


          • JDupuis
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            That sounds like fun Curly! I enjoy my bicycle too but l ride a beach criuser style. Totally different. . Jeff

          • Curly
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            I have s beach cruiser, I love it!

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          I think I mentioned on another thread that besides collecting ex-wives and lady friends, I collect US Cavalry 1898-1935, considered the Golden Age of US Cavalry.
          Some of the items in these photos are my uniforms of my younger military service in the SAW, Philippine Insurrection, Punitive Expedition and the Great War. All Federal active duty regiments from the1st Cav Regt to the 15th Cav Regt is represented in one way or another and some times more than just once. Some items are named and dated and I have done some intense background information on the users. Some of the trooper photographs are old trooper pals of mine. Some photos are old and some have been updated from time to time.

          Just seems like yesterday I was charging up San Juan Hill with Teddy............

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          "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"


          • BNCHIEF
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            Nice collection Ed

          • JDupuis
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            Impressive. Jeff

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          When not working in my shop or building / fixing things for friends and family - I like to fly RC Planes and go offroading..
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          Regards - Randy
          Randy's Rod Shop
          1933 Ford Tudor "Bugsy"


          • BNCHIEF
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            RC planes are cool I really like to see the big ones fly.

          • Big-Foot
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            I need to stick with the smaller planes as I just don’t have the room to store a bigger one here at our AZ place... A lot of fun for not a lot of money if you’re careful..

          • Grit Kid
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            Great hobby....I like watching all the YouTube videos of the humongous RC plans which include jets, ME-262s, F-98s, etc etc

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