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> Why Didn't You do Anything to Your 914 Today?, or, What the Fuchs is Keeping You From Working on it?
euro911
post May 6 2019, 09:00 PM
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Everybody posts what they've accomplished in the 'What Have You Done to Your 914 Today?' thread ... well, this is a special thread for us enthusiasts to post why we haven't worked on our car(s) and precisely why they're still on jack stands, and/or buried somewhere under mounds of shit in the garage, etc. ... some of them, for decades (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)


Since I'm one of 'those guys', I guess I'll start (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

As some of youse guys may already know, in an effort to gain additional parking and work space, I've been prepping an area in my back yard to accommodate said space. I need more elbow room, because the cars are currently parked back-to-back in the narrow driveway, and that simply doesn't allow me to easily work on any of them. Having close access to the garage will also be a big plus.


Gravel & the rebar was installed today, need to put down some dobie blocks and the concrete is scheduled to get pumped in and troweled tomorrow ... weather permitting. The form running the length is spacing for bricks to line the edges between the new slab and the existing walkway, giving it a little more 'wife pleasing' appearance (IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif)

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The design retains some grass that the wife was adamant about, and a sweeping curve, which will allow any of vehicles parked there an unobstructed path through the bottleneck to the driveway. The curved portion will also receive brick edging, creating an eye appealing appearance, but retaining a more utilitarian purpose. At least, that's how I sold my wife on the whole idea (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

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I should be able to utilize the new-found pavement in a few weeks if all goes as planned ...

Polishing my tools as we speak. Wait ... that didn't sound right (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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euro911   Why Didn't You do Anything to Your 914 Today?   May 6 2019, 09:00 PM
preach   Nice work. For me I am 5000mi from mine for work....   May 6 2019, 09:06 PM
Chi-town   Every once and a while I have to do work for my ac...   May 6 2019, 09:25 PM
Literati914   Because a car guy was talked into buying a house w...   May 6 2019, 09:45 PM
KSCarrera   Because a car guy was talked into buying a house ...   May 7 2019, 12:18 AM
KELTY360   Because my car is 50 miles away, across the Salish...   May 6 2019, 10:04 PM
KaptKaos   I had to shovel and rake about 3 yards of mulch :)...   May 6 2019, 10:09 PM
yellowporky   Married with children   May 6 2019, 10:31 PM
Porschef   Work, rain. Work, rain. Work, rain. There’...   May 7 2019, 04:22 AM
gandalf_025   Quick answer is “Sometimes it is just easier to...   May 7 2019, 04:28 AM
ClayPerrine   Simple answer... Kidney stones and high power pai...   May 7 2019, 06:13 AM
JOEPROPER   I had to pick up the rent. If i get a chance toda...   May 7 2019, 06:23 AM
sb914   I’m fuching lazy !   May 7 2019, 06:27 AM
Mark Henry   Too busy building 996/997.1 engines. Just got a ...   May 7 2019, 06:38 AM
tygaboy   Building what started out to be a storage shed. In...   May 7 2019, 10:33 AM
euro911   That looks GR8. :headbanger: I have carpentry sk...   May 7 2019, 11:34 AM
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euro911   Well, it'll be a few weeks until the new slab ...   May 7 2019, 08:20 PM
Dion   Restoring this so I can have proper air tools ...   May 7 2019, 08:36 PM
Dion   Sanded & a new coat of colour   May 7 2019, 08:37 PM
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ConeDodger   What is it that you think I should be doing? I jus...   May 8 2019, 05:07 AM
mepstein   What is it that you think I should be doing? I ju...   May 8 2019, 05:35 AM
KELTY360   What is it that you think I should be doing? I j...   May 8 2019, 08:00 AM
ConeDodger   What is it that you think I should be doing? I j...   May 8 2019, 09:40 AM
Literati914   Simple answer... Kidney stones and high power pa...   May 8 2019, 10:00 AM
danschy   Finally a thread I can contribute to. There are t...   May 8 2019, 10:10 AM
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Larmo63   I have other hobbies and I work when I feel like i...   May 8 2019, 09:29 PM
JOEPROPER   I have other hobbies and I work when I feel like ...   May 9 2019, 06:50 AM
euro911   /r4kiXh8YOzk   May 9 2019, 11:08 AM
ClayPerrine   /r4kiXh8YOzk "I'll get you my pretty,...   May 9 2019, 11:11 AM
Larmo63   Old guitars and amps and playing them REALLY loud....   May 8 2019, 09:30 PM
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napasteve   Too busy driving my other Olympic Blue vehicle   May 9 2019, 01:03 PM
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Mark Henry   Too busy driving my other Olympic Blue vehicle ...   May 9 2019, 06:57 PM
napasteve   Too busy driving my other Olympic Blue vehicle ...   May 9 2019, 10:43 PM
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sixnotfour   :hissyfit:   May 9 2019, 11:42 PM
euro911   What are we looking at in the top pic, Jeff?   May 10 2019, 10:25 AM
gandalf_025   I'm gonna guess baby birds in the nest....   May 10 2019, 10:42 AM
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euro911   Volunteering on rebuilding PT Boat 728. It's a...   May 10 2019, 10:20 PM
euro911   I removed all the temporarily-placed brick edging ...   May 10 2019, 10:46 PM
euro911   Reminded me of this: /PmXAsfeQ_4E   May 11 2019, 10:05 AM
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