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Forum topic by woodbutcherbynight posted 10-23-2020 02:36 AM 414 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-23-2020 02:36 AM

With my oldest in Merchant Marine Academy for the past two years and my youngest about to graduate High School I refurbed the shuttle I made for them 9 years ago. Took off cockpit as planned and added 4 feet to the length. Now I have a 12 ft outside storage rack for various supplies, covered even. Inside little changed except removal of the table and chairs to allow for a plywood rack.

Not the nice looking place space it once was but it stores the concrete mixer and some plywood so it will do.

This was original version.

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#1 posted 10-23-2020 02:47 AM

Dude – needs to be shared at C Crazy… This brought back memories.

IMO post this on projects-

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 02:51 AM

Looks good! When is the axles and hitch going on?

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#3 posted 10-23-2020 02:51 AM

Hey wbbn refurbish the shuttle a few more times adding length to the legs with each upgrade and you’ll be up so high you wont need a booster rocket.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 10-23-2020 05:09 PM

Very nice upgrade, Gunny, you will love the storage space. The original was mighty cool to. I’ll bet the kids loved it!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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#5 posted 10-23-2020 05:11 PM

Hi Gunny, I looked at that again and wondered what if he added 8 ft to it??

cheers, Jim

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#6 posted 10-24-2020 12:07 AM

Another creative idea and i thought i was one of the few with a cement mixer in the back yard.

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#7 posted 10-24-2020 12:22 AM



Another creative idea and i thought i was one of the few with a cement mixer in the back yard.

- corelz125


Not strange at all… I have a cocktail mixer in my workshop.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 10-24-2020 12:58 AM

LBD something tells me you have an IV drip bag set up of red wine attached to you at all times

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#9 posted 10-24-2020 02:37 AM



LBD something tells me you have an IV drip bag set up of red wine attached to you at all times

- corelz125


Nearly c125... I forgive your dyslexia, I actually have VI (6)!

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#10 posted 10-24-2020 02:42 AM

sadly the shuttle died only to be reborn into something more needed,the story of life guys.

as far as lbd goes we should never want to follow in those heavy groggy foot steps!

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#11 posted 10-24-2020 10:32 PM

Cool…

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#12 posted 10-25-2020 03:48 AM

That’s pretty darn cool.

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#13 posted 10-25-2020 04:36 AM

Great project. Before and after changes are sharp looking. Mel

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#14 posted 10-25-2020 07:01 AM

That shuttle was pretty cool. How much did the kids use it? I mean, first thing I did when I bought my house was to build a tree fort for our kids, cause every kid needs a tree fort——and they used it like once. Lol.

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#15 posted 10-25-2020 01:43 PM


That shuttle was pretty cool. How much did the kids use it? I mean, first thing I did when I bought my house was to build a tree fort for our kids, cause every kid needs a tree fort——and they used it like once. Lol.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

I had my kids once a month and during good weather they would be out in it or around it using is as a backdrop quite often.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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