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The comment here arrived
from Rick in June, 2014 and kind of says it all about
Glassic ownership!

I really enjoy your Annex. I have found some great info, photos and stories.

I also am really enjoying my new/old Glassic and love the attention it gets when I drive it around the area.  I want to share the excitement with people who ask about it.
I'm amazed at the looks it gets and notice people taking pictures of it when I'm inside a restaurant watching them. I can't count the thumbs-ups or acknowledging horn toots that I reciprocate with a quick blast of the aoogah horn and watch them widen their smile.

 

While I do NOT want to encourage "GAGS" or forwarded emails, this one could apply to many of us, and I deemed it worthy of our Glassic fun page.     Thanks for sharing, Bud.
 
 

Description of common tools.

DRILL PRESS:
A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

WIRE WHEEL:
Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh s h --'

SKILL SAW:
A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

PLIERS:
Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

BELT SANDER:
An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

HACKSAW:
One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

VISE-GRIPS:
Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH:
Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.

TABLE SAW:
A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK:
Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

BAND SAW:
A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST:
A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER:
Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER:
A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

PRY BAR:
A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

HOSE CUTTER:
A tool used to make hoses too short.

HAMMER:
Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

UTILITY KNIFE:
Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

Son of a bitch TOOL:
Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a bitch' at the top of your lungs.  It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

 

 


What the heck is THIS?

Can you figure out what this is? It is an "artsy" picture taken by the
Annexmaster's wife, or Mrs. Annexmaster, if you will.

Explanation appears in a red box further down this page.

I am always amused at my own lack of mechanical know-how. Join me by suggesting examples to illustrate my novice mechanic status. (send to GlassicAnnex@aol.com - postings will be anonymous)

You can tell he is the Annexmaster because:

  • He couldn't find the button to lower the top on his Phaeton.
  • He rotated his wheel covers so that they would wear evenly.
  • He took off his air cleaner because the air in Florida seemed clean enough already.

 

 

The above picture is the left headlight from the side
of the car -- much of the picture is the reflection of the
left spare, and windshield, along with some scenery.
The two bolt heads are the hood panel front.

 

 

Frank and Sharon Molby's Christmas 2008 pic with car # 1505. Ho ho ho!


Car 575, added to the site as a FOR SALE car in 12/06 sports this front tag that says it all.

Not Glassic material, but worth a look anyhow.

In case any of you have forgotten, even for a minute, how OLD we are, here is a bit of nostalgia to remind you.

Here is a link to a walk down memory lane. No Glassics in this clip, but lots of neat old cars. http://cruzintheavenue.com/CarsWeDrove.htm

Put your cursor on the picture, right click and select "save picture as" to copy the graphic to your computer.

 

Merry Christmas Don and all Glassic folks!!

Hope you enjoy this little card.

Dennis May  Car # 433   December, 2007


Car 433 on a mission! Dennis May's 2006 work of art.


Thanks to Dennis May, car # 433 for this artistic greeting!