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Joined: Nov 1995
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Some pics from the early arrivals and Friday morning activity

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The host of Wrenchfest '23 -- Jim "Hardshell" Christian
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Clockwise from Left: Hardshell, Sandy, Hambone and Sweet (John behind camera ...)
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Jim took us for a ride around the farm in the Scout II
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John was happy to find one of his beloved aircooled in the woods ...
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The "far"
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Sweet and Hambone
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Friday morning extraction -- John, Hambone and Sweet went an hour west to collect the '27 Capitol 1-ton "truck kit" (some reassembly required...)
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The rolling chassis goes on the trailer
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Loaded and headed back to Hardshell's
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Marlow and Roaches arrive
Last edited by Peggy M; Wed May 17 2023 04:38 PM.


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Back home, great time , great hospitality and food.Thank you son much Jim, Jayne and Sandy. Pat 66

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Sorry I missed you, Pat!


"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

1927 Chevrolet Capitol 1-Ton Express -- A work in progress
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Great hospitality, great vittles and great times with the Bolter Brethren.

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ODSS President
Wow! Jim and Jayne! What a beautiful setting for a get together with amazing food and great company! I was especially honored by your inclusion of family, friends, and neighbors to the Wrenchfest, they treated us all like more family and friends and it felt great!

One long day was not long enough but it gave me a little chance to do some catching up and to remedy a problem that incurred on Hambone's overdrive transmission. Thanks to all for following along as Hambone extracted the rear overdrive housing using my hard won 'gallon pail system' (too technical to go into much detail, haha). Hambone actually brought two Muncie 319 overdrive transmissions, one to remedy a problem and the other for the overdrive inspection of parts and electrical components.

We had a beautiful ride in the verdant central Virginia countryside to a friend of Jim and Jaynes that has a beautiful collection of early thirties Model A Fords, a 1 1/2 ton truck, '65 Mustang, '68 Camaro all housed in a truly impressive workspace. Mikey decided to willy nilly stop his truck on the way back and cause a back up of traffic for miles, but, well, he really should tell the story himself.

To describe the evening repast, the incredible feast orchestrated by Jim and Jayne would be folly by this unworthy hand, suffice it to say that the complete barnyard and forest sacrificed their lives for our appetites. I for one have never had more delicious turkey (wild and tame), pork, or venison than I have had by Jim and Jaynes skills in the kitchen. The highlight of the evening was the awards ceremony where two worthy recipients were honored with THE NED, a high honor indeed to those brothers who have helped others along their paths, Mikey and Jim! Congratulations!

Great to catch up with friends old and new. Praise for the long distance travelers...Nick, Carl, Jethro, Hambone, Mikey, Billy, Victor, George. Everyone came quite a ways with the exception of Sweet and I who are almost neighbors to Jim and Jayne.

Sorry to miss John and Pat. Pat, I scored one of your outstanding WRENCHFEST 2023 insulated cups! It is so well made I think I may drink coffee out of it as it is vacuum insulated!

See y'all down the road!


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Big thanks to Jim, Jayne, Billy and everyone else that made Wrenchfest a great event.

I had my door open a crack this morning, so thanks to Sandy for coming in to help me wake up.

Great to see old friends and make some new ones. Sorry I missed some of you.

Till we meet again, see you on the Bolt!


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What a great weekend! Jim and Jayne, you went above and beyond to make Wrenchfest 23 a memory-filled success! Thanks again from all of us!!! New friends, fantastic food AD Stovebolts... doesn't get any better.

~~ Jethro
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Thanks Jim and Jayne and Dan too! I made it home in a little under 3 hours without incident, apparently avoiding the weekenders and accidents. I am whooped which I suppose is the symptom of a fantastic weekend.
Can't wait till the next one!

Oh and, the dang truck started up and drove into the shop on the first try....go figure. Much work to be done before it hits 70 again!

Also, thanks to the extraction crew for helping me out this morning. Could not have done it without you all.

Last edited by Bill Marlow; Sun May 07 2023 11:19 PM.

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I had a Great time! The weather was perfect and we had a grand view with a yard full of trucks! Thank You Pat for the custom coolies. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some internal parts of a tranny that I had not seen before. It was a pleasure to have a great group of folks in the backwoods with me! As always, it is great to spend time with the ODSS brothers ! I hope John retrieved every needed part on his adventure to acquire a 1927 truck! It was nice to meet you Jethro, I hope you will come to the next event!..... Picture are coming soon!


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The dog ate all my pictures only 2 survived. Enjoyed the odss gathering from the great north extension. Thanks Jim; for everything especially the coffee. I note, not a single 60-66 represented. How can that be?
Until the next event, cheers.

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