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Old 08-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #155
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you can see where the drive seat is and where the motor is

and what is looks like to see out why driving in the parade
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:31 PM   #156
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so now well move on to Santa every one loves Santa

so this float was in some diss repair when i got to it

it was very old and needed to be / have its make over too

like the train it all so had its own motor to move it down the road but giving work load and keeping every thing running i had to move it over to a trailer

again 2 pics of old

then make over then new
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:35 PM   #157
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so can any one tell me who it is on the mic talking to Santa

when i did say in a post some time back i all way got to meat some of the big guys i did mean it


well yeah Santa is a big guy but my line of work i never know how i could run in too and the list is long
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:39 PM   #158
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so my dad really loved his ship too

this was a old doge MH that was cut up to make in to a float


THIS thing was cool to drive down the road and was alot of fun
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #159
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so the next one in line is so big i think i well just add videos of it

all so 65 feet long could hold 80ppl but i have seen 120

IT was made to move large loads and was a big hit

my dad looks to me at 18 years old says we need some thing new and big 5 mins latter where off on this thing 3 months latter its rolling own the road



PS michelle is the one taking video
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:21 PM   #160
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this was one of the last floats i made befor i lost every thing


this was a one size fits all float that could be made to look like any thing

thats why it looks like just a plane old looking box
so who ever was renting it would make it look the way they wanted


over the years .. really i have so many pics i could keep adding tell i max out my MB space on this sit so i think i well stop for now and get to the end of the story

to fill in on the skills and income . money to keep doing this

as a kid i was told i had ADHD and i was put in EH class 2ed on

my mom and dad and i never know it was more then that

i am at that place in my life that i have found out i have
PTSD ... OCD .. major depressive disorder... social anxiety disorder..social phobia..

giving we never know this i was pushed hard in life to look cool with this stuff and i had to if it all did not look good we did not make money

so when i said up there i was a shy guy i was a supper shy guy

when you add the stress of every thing that happen in 2007 what i could control found a way that i could no longer do

in 3 years of running the company and then seeing michelle start to go the same way as my dad i lost it ... i am now only 1/2 the man i was

i keep telling my self that i help alot of cancer kids free work my dad and I did and i made a deference in lives but in the end i could not keep up with the stress i could no longer hold back the major depressive disorder
2+2 was never 4 any more i could not think or work

every thing my dad try ed to make for me i lost or had to cut up and this made it harder

i made it 3 years on my own and i am sure my dad would be happy and i wish he could see what i did with hes work

90% of every thing i made or had is lost or had to be cut up
10% of it is left to help keep the kids happy
Santa was saved
the train cars sets in a play ground for kids
even the ship is still running in parades

so how do i make a living i dont i cant work i do what i can to keep my mind off things and thats working on the RV

michelle is on SSI and the only thing that keeps me moving is her and are dream of trying the RV life

i am very sorry this moved in to a say story but it makes me feel better to talk about and the only way the floats well live still is in pics and story's


and you would think there is high skill set in making floats all my life and that is the truth all my life thats what i did

but my reading level is very low as you can tell by my spelling
my math is all so low from being in EH class in school and with out some big
PHD or some paper now that says your a master in some thing no one well haired any more

for any one just getting in i started posting again at post 152


for all you guys that keep sporting me in words i really want to think you guys it has helped so much in keeping me moving

when you guys say you would have gave up so long ago i have many time all most have

i hope soon that alot of this stress can go away and i can get back on my feet

as for the talent you guys are the only one i can show any more .. with being so shy .. i am sure you can under stand .. i do really want to go to a RV show some time and let every one see it
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:39 PM   #161
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Terry,

You, sir, are a giant among men. Your gifts are remarkable and you are a fine human being!! You have quite a few supporters (and as many, if not more, supporters..) on this site, if not elsewhere in this world of ours!

If I'm not mistaken, I believe your ship float was on the TV show "Pawn Stars" (out of Las Vegas...) a while back... well, at least it was a pirate ship-looking creation based on a truck chassis with a 350/400 power train and really looked like the ship in your photos.

Hang in there... you have a lot of people pulling and cheering for you!

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Amazing, simply amazing! You sure have some talent. Hats off to you for even thinking of attempting this project.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:43 PM   #163
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Terry,

You, sir, are a giant among men. Your gifts are remarkable and you are a fine human being!! You have quite a few supporters (and as many, if not more, supporters..) on this site, if not elsewhere in this world of ours!

If I'm not mistaken, I believe your ship float was on the TV show "Pawn Stars" (out of Las Vegas...) a while back... well, at least it was a pirate ship-looking creation based on a truck chassis with a 350/400 power train and really looked like the ship in your photos.

Hang in there... you have a lot of people pulling and cheering for you!

Kyle
thanks guys

last night michelle was not doing so good and digging in to old pics can bring up depression in any one

sorry i started getting all sad on you guy

around a week ago michelle started a new drug ..Benlysta ..

i have to take her to the cancer center like i did my dad

Benlysta is giving the same way as most cancer drugs by IV infusion

every 2 weeks for 3 weeks then after that 1 time a month for the resat of her life OR in tell new meds come along

it is so sad and so hard to see her like this

you guys are the only one i have to talk to so thank you again so much for being her

O over my life time i have had / made 3 ships like that but if the one your talking of in the show had a GM setup it was not one of mine

the one in the pics was on a doge MH


PS i have to ask some thing how do you get edit under pics here
i have seen some many do it post a pic then add texted under it saying what they want .. then adding again and so on

i have did it my self posting form pics out side of this website but how do you do it uploading pics to this website
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:48 PM   #164
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HAHAHA ...Imagine DRIVING a BOAT down the road. Imagine the stare !!!
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HAHAHA ...Imagine DRIVING a BOAT down the road. Imagine the stare !!!
true story i am not making this up

i was driving the ship form south FL back up to lakeland FL long trip

but its about 2 am or so

i have 2 parde back to back so i was coming form one going to the next so i had a time line so i was doing my thing trucking 70MPR

my back up truck was behind me doing the same and so i come over this bridge with this small town just over it and a cop see me

cop thinks run away trailer with a truck chasing it down the bridge and in to town

i get a mile out of town and get pulled over by a cop thats just going nuts that he has never seen some thing like this in a town in no where land and thinking it was going to be one of them nights with a ship crashed

a very long story short he calls all his friends every town down the way and i get pulled over 3 times on my way home/ to the next parade with cops wanting to get on take pics of them self or just see whats going on

pic one is of my where you set in the ship to drive

next pics are of that night being pulled over with said cops .. you can see the back of the ship

still made it to the next parade on time

god what a night that was

yes that was one of the cools thing is to look over at some one your passing and getting the {moderator edit} look from them
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You are a very special person. My Son has and does have "problems". Just stay kind and don't let people bring you down. I am sending best wishes for you and your Mrs.
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so i started to make some of the small parts today

safety trolls do not look at video
there are a few tips on fiberglass

i know the video is 20 mins long but it came out looking cool at the end

PS any one need a new fiberglass bay door made

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Old 09-20-2014, 05:30 PM   #168
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Have you got a chance to see what the top speed is yet?

Any idea about the "40-60" passing time.

If I was in Alabama now I would love to come out and give you a hand with some of the work but Im in Cali now
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