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Old 06-26-2022, 07:53 AM
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I have a short bed, and the vast majority of those conversions are long beds. What I do find are usually in worse condition than what I have now, but bent up, dented and scratched instead of rusted. They are also 3 times what it is costing to repair and that doesn't include driving down there to get it as most don't ship. Been addressing this situation for a year now and finally settled on just replacing the rusted out parts. Dorman makes the repair panels and crossmembers, and I ordered the body panel and inner wells from LMC Truck. With paint I am looking at ~ $1000 to get it repaired vs ~ $3K for a used bed, IF one can be found. The ones I did find had holes in the floor, dents and scratches to be repaired, and being mine is a King Ranch, would require a complete two tone paint job. With any luck I can keep the repairs under the fender flares and only need to do a little clear coat blending on the drivers side and not do a complete repaint of the box side. While at it, going to pull the bumpers, clean and block them and give them a new coat. Truck will look almost like new when done, already drives better than new after I replaced the front end components a couple weeks back.
Old 06-26-2022, 08:24 AM
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I've done a fair amount of business with LMC myself. They are also the parent company for Victoria British. I had an F-350 for a few years. They pull like a locomotive but after we sold off the travel trailer the gas mileage didn't make much sense.
Old 06-26-2022, 12:32 PM
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I started welding the front cross member in place and realized rather quickly that Flux core is not the way to go. The wire is too heavy to get a decent weld without burn through and since it has to be stitch welded, the slag buildup was causing erratic welds. I wound up going to farm and fleet and breaking down and finally bought a cylinder of gas and gas wire in .024. The welds were looking ugly, but now using the correct method will go faster and look cleaner. Just have to clean up the regulator first, it was in a box and got peed on by cats, so has some tarnish on the tank side.
Old 06-26-2022, 11:45 PM
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The official pictures of La Coupe Des Barons 2022 have not been released yet and the video is being worked on, meanwhile here's a picture which Trish took of all of the pilots before the start of the event. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#in...sagePartId=0.1

My sister, Sue has come to the end of her chemotherapy but had the misfortune to contract the latest strain of Covid so has not had the opportunity to see the specialist yet. As of yesterday she was Covid free.
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The link is to your gmail account.
Old 06-27-2022, 04:19 AM
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Google says can't load the conversational thread, Telemaster.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
The link is to your gmail account.
Click on Patricia Martin, then click on the picture.
Old 06-27-2022, 10:55 AM
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I can't get into it.
Old 06-27-2022, 11:53 AM
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I can't copy and paste Trish's picture. I'll see if we can find a way around it, if not we must wait for the official pictures.
Old 06-27-2022, 12:15 PM
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Sounds good!
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Originally Posted by David John Davis View Post
Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK View Post
The official pictures of La Coupe Des Barons 2022 have not been released yet and the video is being worked on, meanwhile here's a picture which Trish took of all of the pilots before the start of the event. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#in...sagePartId=0.1
I can't copy and paste Trish's picture. I'll see if we can find a way around it, if not we must wait for the official pictures.
I think that if you were to save the photo to Google Drive first, then you can upload it here. The link gives me this message after it opens Gmail:



Message says in Spanish: "It could not load the conversation you requested."
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My sister, Sue has come to the end of her chemotherapy but had the misfortune to contract the latest strain of Covid so has not had the opportunity to see the specialist yet. As of yesterday she was Covid free.
I hope that all things are well with your sister, glad to hear after completing her chemo that she has also overcome the virus, which can be a great cause for concern in her situation.
Old 06-27-2022, 09:18 PM
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Thank you for the advice GG. Let's see if this works.


Trish's group picture of La Coupe Des Barons competitors 2022.
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:01 AM
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Nice crowd!
Old 06-28-2022, 05:31 AM
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WOW! That is awesome!
Old 06-28-2022, 07:34 AM
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Nice hills. Were they alive with the sound of airplanes?
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Nice hills. Were they alive with the sound of airplanes?
It's certainly a very beautiful place down there and yes the hills were alive with the sound of airplanes, unfortunately, mine only made a brief contribution!

Next year's event will be held at Jonnage which is a suburb of Lyon, the second-largest city in France. The venue is not as pretty as that of Ste Marie d'Alloix but it is seventy miles closer to my home. It appears that the two clubs are alternating the organisation of the competition.

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Old 06-29-2022, 11:10 PM
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Yesterday morning dawned calm and sunny so I went flying with my Belgian friend and trainee pilot Frans. Frans is very enthusiastic but inexperienced and tends to rush things. He likes to build models and together we built an electric powered Ben Buckle Junior 60, originally a free flight design dating from 1946. I learned to fly on a Junior 60 so there's no reason why Frans should not learn on one also. There was hardly any wind and I took him up on the buddy box giving Frans control once the model was airborne. He managed his first ever landing followed by two more good landings on the next two flights. On the fourth flight he suddenly said that he had no control whatsoever. I thought that he was just panicking and took over but sure enough I had absolutely nothing! No rudder, elevator or motor! We could only watch as the Junior 60 lived up to its free flight origins. It glided gracefully across the flying field to crash into the hedge! Apart from a loosened glue joint between the tailplane and fuselage, there was no damage.

It was an impressive site!

There must have been an immediate seccesion of electricity supply to the rx for this to happen. I suspect a badly soldered joint at the connector.

Picture of the three of us below taken during the Spring



Old 06-30-2022, 04:12 AM
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Sounds like the last flight was a bit too exciting!
Old 06-30-2022, 04:56 AM
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Semper Fi Marine! Lost our last WWII Hero
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Old 06-30-2022, 09:57 PM
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The official pictures and results of La Coupe Des Barons 2022 are here: https://saffiotipatrick.wixsite.com/vl38/les-barons.

The video will appear in a week or two I expect, meanwhile, here's the group picture, a picture of what I take to be those Barons which survived the competition intact at least one had obviously been repaired and a picture of my entry about to hit the sticks and the ground at the same time!


One of the official group pictures taken prior to the start of the competition.

Survivors?

Bertie Baron approaches les baguettes.
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A great turn out, I'm sorry for your accident. With the heat affecting to Miss Blue Eyes perhaps its better you could leave early anyway.

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