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Old, fat and lazy
#1362744 Sat May 30 2020 02:56 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Just a general statement of myself. At 73 and 75lbs overweight I find physical exertion a tad bit hard. My current project is doing a cut/polish/buff on my 1939 Dodge Business Coupe. Never done this type of work before. Thanks to an excellent tutorial by 59 fleet (thanks Mark) and the loan of his expensive Flex Polisher, I decided I could do it. I ordered a gallon of Maguiars 150 One Step cream. Notice I said one step? Refer to the thread title. I started with the trunk deck (bigger than most of today’s cars) which is the size of a small aircraft carrier. About 2 1/2 hours, using the technique Mark showed me, I was able to make the very old, oxidized paint shine almost like new. I got out the Mother’s Caranuba Wax and waxed it up just to see what the final results would be. I impressed myself. That was all I could take for one day. Started in again yesterday morning and did both rear fenders and the area behind the doors. Another 2 1/2 hour session, no wax this time. Full sunshine and 80 degrees made it a bit unpleasant. This mornings session was about 2 hours doing the roof. Again no wax. I’m now about 1/2 done.
Now refer back to the thread topic. My arms and shoulders are telling me I’m an old, fat and lazy man. Where’s the Tylenol?🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362754 Sat May 30 2020 03:33 PM
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Hang in there Martin. A little at a time you'll get it done. "Lazy" I don't think so.

John


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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362755 Sat May 30 2020 03:33 PM
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Well, I can certainly relate. Not overweight but at 68 and about 168 and 6' I'm having arthritic hand issues along with back and shoulder pains when doing what has been normal country work for all my life.

Realizing I may not be able too in the future I decided to split a big pile of firewood logs with a ax and not the maul or tractor powered hydraulic splitter. Why, just cause that's what I've done most all my life and I still can. This may be the last year. Well over a 3 week span I split 5 cords of red and white oak with a little water oak for good measure. Wife almost has it all stacked. The pile of logs I hauled in last summer is gone. I'm thinking whew, good for the next 4 years (with the 2 cords already in the wood shed). Then, a big wind/rain storm came through Easter night and we have 3 more big water oaks down and one red oak hung up on another tree.

What to do, I'm tired and wore out. Thing is water oak won't hold like white oak, the sap wood will rot in less than a year, so it needs split and stacked and covered. I may take off a couple months, but then it'll be in the 90's low 100's.

That new propane furnace may be put to use sooner than expected.

Last edited by moparguy; Sat May 30 2020 03:55 PM.

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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362761 Sat May 30 2020 03:58 PM
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Well Guys,
I'm only 64, in the past week I pulled the transmission out of my truck twice, crawled under the house to repair leaking water pipes to the garage( have not had water there in 2 years).
I hurt in places I didn't know I had. I have arthritis in my hands ,back and one hip. A cold beer used to be my best friend, now my new friend is tylenol.

Getting Old ain't for sisseys.


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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362769 Sat May 30 2020 05:08 PM
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I am 77 but I did not start hurting until 3 years ago when I retired for the 3rd time. My job was not real strenuous, I delivered parts for Auto Zone but on the days I had to stock and the deliveries were few about 2 hours of the bending and stooping was all I could endure. I just finish 1/2 hour of weed whacking and mowed half of my 1/2 acre yard, with a rider I need a break. There is only one alternative and I am not ready for that. I want to see my granddaughter get to adulthood, 21 and she is 14 now. And yes I still would like to find that perfect deal on a 1930's Plymouth.


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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362783 Sat May 30 2020 06:40 PM
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When I read the title I thought it was a post about me. grin


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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362786 Sat May 30 2020 07:28 PM
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thumbs_up What makes you think it is not a subtle hint?


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

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1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362794 Sat May 30 2020 08:14 PM
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I can relate, Martin. I spent the last two days working on patch panels on my truck, and one of the last things I did was use a spot welder I bought to weld in whatever it could reach. The dang thing must weigh 50 lb and holding it chest high is about all I can do. That's what I was talking about starting to sweat in my post in GTT yesterday. I may have to take the day off, depending on what the wife wants to do. I have lower back pain as well as nerve issues in my arms and hands, and my left knee has been talking to me lately. As they say, getting old isn't for sissies. wink
[on edit]OK I lied. wink I weighed the spot welder. It's only 27 lb. But it sure felt like 50. frown

Last edited by klhansen; Sat May 30 2020 11:03 PM.

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Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362817 Sat May 30 2020 09:40 PM
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Master Gabster
Whoever coined the phrase "Golden Years" sure wasn't in them.


Save a life, adopt a senior shelter pet.
The three main causes of blindness: Cataracts, Politics, Religion.
Name your dog Naked so you can walk Naked in the park.
Re: Old, fat and lazy
Justhorsenround #1362818 Sat May 30 2020 09:49 PM
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Here is a song that says it all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_WJUX7G8RY

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