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Old 09-26-2017, 09:09 AM
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It should be noted that Tom has cost a lot of people a lot of money by giving them their first ride in an RV. Including me. There are at least a half dozen RVs on our local field due to his RVangilism.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:36 AM
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:54 AM
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I have this big pile of Ash in the barn and I am thinking an all wood motorcycle or car would be a neat project. I might even throw in some aluminum bits here and there!
Sounds like you are a great candidate for a Morgan restoration.

Congrats on the 24 year milestone.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:37 AM
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Wow, that is awesome.

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Old 09-26-2017, 02:22 PM
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And I thought the days were shorter up there in Canada!
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:20 PM
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It has been a pleasure to know Tom for over 15 years. He is one of the true gentlemen of our sport. Congratulations buddy!
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:07 AM
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Thanks to all for the nice comments. Sanding and final primer on gear legs and wheel pants this morning. I was told that my flight permit should be here in a day or two. The delay has allowed me to get all the gear stuff done. Typically I fly the first few hours off and on rainy days work on the gear farings but this time all that will be done.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:48 AM
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Stirring stuff for a late comer newbie, awesome build record.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:14 PM
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It should be noted that Tom has cost a lot of people a lot of money by giving them their first ride in an RV. Including me. There are at least a half dozen RVs on our local field due to his RVangilism.
Ya, what Greg said.
Toms influence not only got me into building, but also a post retirement career in aviation. My RV7 is gone now, but what remains is a very special friendship with an extraordinary person. What ever he decides to build( and I have seen some peculiar things come out of his shop) iíll Be in it with you Tom.
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:11 AM
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I'll bet you have a thousand great stories to tell! Wow, that's quite a set of accomplishments in the homebuilding world. Thanks for sharing your "resume." Do you ever wish you had all those planes lined up for a group photo?
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