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#1483960 Charlie69's 66 520 Build

Posted by Charlie69 on Yesterday, 12:57 AM

Thank you all for the kind words and the  suggestions.  My hand and shoulder surgeon I feel said it best, he said "I needed to stay away from myself!"  LOL  Well I am chasing away arthritis as best as I can.


Back yard is mowed and the ficus tre is cut down to the stump and loaded on my truck for a eely dump run.   Here the kids do not mow lawns they do not get off the couch.


I am going to try to get the torsion bars in my 520 in the next few weeks. I also need to mount the fuel tank. If I am going to hurt myself again I might as well do it doing something I enjoy doing.

#1483676 Charlie69's 66 520 Build

Posted by Charlie69 on 28 April 2017 - 06:21 AM

I new someone would suggest the hampster ball,  I should have known it would be Gene as his wife puts him in one when she works on his days off!!!  LOL


The best thing about all the future surgeries is with every joint replacement it is one more joint that is free of arthritis.


The other best thing is the 520 will still be there waiting to be finished.  I was considering selling it but I just can not part with it.  So no it or the parts are not for sale.

#1483621 Charlie69's 66 520 Build

Posted by Charlie69 on 27 April 2017 - 10:04 PM

Gracie is home and when we picked her up she was the size of a full grown Chihuahau.  LOL  I wil post pictures soon of Gracie.


Been spending some time in the ER.  My right hand swole up and I could not move it very painfull.  Went to ER Monday afteoon an was told I did not have blood clots between my neck and my wrist and my blood came back clear of infection. 


Tried to mow the back yard on Tuesday and tipped over the lawn mower cord hooked my left shin on my 66 520 frame and tore a 1" hole in my leg all the way to the shin bone.  I looked down and saw it was squirting blood sore I applied pressure with my left hand and hobbled into the house leaving a blood trail all the way to the bathroom.  I grabbed a clean wash cloth and apllied pressure with it for about halve an hour until the blood flow stopped and a friend took me to the ER.  Could not be stitched as the skin was to thin to hold stitches so the ER PA cut off the flap of skin and put steri-strip bandages on it.


Wen to seemy shoulder and hand surgeon today and he gave me a cortizone shot in my hand that is slowly taking out the swelling.  I will be nerve tested for both carpul tunnel and also the 2 nerves that feed out of my spine down my arm.


This has been one self distuctive year so far.  Still have to have rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder surgery for carpul tunnel and possibly the spine nerve surgery.  After that I will heve my left knee replaced before Christmas 2017.  Left hip replacement spring 2018 and right hip replacement before Christmas of 2018.


So it is looking like 2019 might be a year I can get some work done on my 520.  LOL

#1482986 SWDP 10th Annual Barbecue

Posted by Charlie69 on 26 April 2017 - 04:41 AM

What should I bring ?

Bring what you like to drink and eat we supply hot dogs and hamburgers while supplies last.  Chips drinks whatever you can bring is appreciated.


Harlequin ?

 She is more of a mantle.  Gracie is home now and what a bundle of energy.

#1482648 "DatLo" Ko's 620 KC build

Posted by Charlie69 on 25 April 2017 - 01:57 AM

Looking like you are doing a thurough job.  Keep at it and it will be done sooner than you think.

#1482398 Jrock's powder coat shop, aka Captain Testicales workshop.. April 22

Posted by Charlie69 on 24 April 2017 - 01:25 AM

Great video Bleach thank you for sharing.

#1482396 My 1967 RL411 Station Wagon - Canby or Bust!

Posted by Charlie69 on 24 April 2017 - 12:47 AM

Fix the rear brakes Redeye or better yet go to independent rear suspension and rear disks.  We know you are capable!!!  LOL

#1481929 Wrecking Yard Report

Posted by Charlie69 on 21 April 2017 - 03:48 PM

Smokin crack damn Californian junk yards.  Price it reasonable sell it not crush it!

#1481928 Let's try this again; flatcat's 521

Posted by Charlie69 on 21 April 2017 - 03:43 PM




How did you get your hand caught in the main bearings? :rofl:

You sure it his hand.  I heard he spent his condom money on bearings!!!  LOL

#1481878 Rat/Custom A10 STANZA in Australia.

Posted by Charlie69 on 21 April 2017 - 11:25 AM

Looking good!!!  Are you daily driving it?

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#1481876 1966 411

Posted by Charlie69 on 21 April 2017 - 11:18 AM

Swett find Congrats and welcome.  Copy and paste the "img" code to get your pictures to show.













#1481874 A 510 named "Hey"

Posted by Charlie69 on 21 April 2017 - 11:16 AM

Just wait until he can reach the pedals!!!  LOL

#1481787 My 720 Resto

Posted by Charlie69 on 21 April 2017 - 03:42 AM

Thank you, drawsalot. When I found my truck on CraigsList, it wasn’t really what I was looking for. But the damn thing called to me, sitting there in the rain, covered with leaves and crap, with a blown head gasket. I could literally hear it calling to me. To be totally honest, it was broken down and discarded at the time, and so was I. I recognized this quality to the situation- the fact that the truck and I were in the same boat- and talked the kid into selling it to me instead of the wrecking yard.


Buying the truck is the point where it gets truly weird. Every step of the way, it has given me an immediate and substantial reward. It led me to this forum. It turned me onto Doug Brown, a local Nissan master who just happens to work with me as a volunteer at the hydroplane & race boat museum,. Datsun Mike, Wayno, the guamanian guy who used to be here, Charlie, Lockleaf, and all of the good people who have helped with advice and a few cheers- all came by my path thanks to the Fudgecicle. It dragged me to a neighbor who knew all kinds of stuff and people connected to this type of truck. It led me to Johnson’s Performance Machine shop, Junior the shop dog, and Brittany, the wrecking yard babe. This damn Fudgecicle has done more for me than a truck could ever do as just a truck. It has been a force for good, all along the way.


Beyond the magic stuff, it also has rewarded me fully each and every time I lay a screwdriver or wrench to it. It is easy to make it better, so work sessions are invariably satisfying. Fortunately, it is a simple machine, so simply doing the work that has been neglected amost always pays off handsomely. I change something, it gets better. It has also been cheap to repair and renovate, which is helpful since I am poor. Not everything in life works that way...  I sure appreciate the kind words, but more to the point, I encourage anyone to step onto the path of truck salvation. I thought I was fixing an old truck, but it turns out it fixed me.


Oh, and by the way, a 720 Nissan truck also happens to be a brilliant design. Anyone can find a good use for a motorized wheelbarrow, and it turns out this version is quite exceptional. I hope that you can get half as much from your rehab experience.

Well said Oly, it is truly a life style!  How can you say you are a poor man when you own 3 720s!!!  LOL

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#1481786 Charlie69's 66 520 Build

Posted by Charlie69 on 21 April 2017 - 03:24 AM

Mike there is no hope for you!  LOL


Therapy is going real slow.

#1481750 SWDP 10th Annual Barbecue

Posted by Charlie69 on 20 April 2017 - 09:20 PM

Here is what I did quickly.  The ramada has been reserved for August 12th 2017, Thank you Carlos for reserving the ramada.