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Old 06-18-2013, 09:32 AM
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no way, family is most important. People keep asking why my car isn't getting done when it's just one month away from paint. I tell them I work on cars all day to keep my daughter in swim lessons and to take her to disney land. What's the point if I can't be there for her to enjoy it. I get home and can't even hug her cause I run to the garage to slip out of my dusty and contaminated clothes first. So why would I bring that closer to home when my house is joined together with the garage? Anyhow, I'm pushing the boss to let me bring it in to finish it off and he's considering it.

Family first, always.
Very true... I see things different now... I gave up some very nice Hot rods for my family, And would do it all over again..

I have a plaque my wife gave me one day..This is what's on it..

THE MAN WHO DARES...

The man who decides what he wants to achieve,
and works till his dreames all come true,
The man who will alter his course when he must
and bravely begin something new,
The man who's determined to make his world better,
who's willing to learn and to lead,
The man who keeps trying and doing his best
Is the man who knows how to succeed...


This was a gift from my wife,
We get so busy being the father's of our home that we sometimes over look the things that are more dear then anything..Thank God he opens our eyes at some point to really see whats really the most important to us....

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:52 PM
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Dont even try to tell me your going to make the bolts too...
John if you plan on making them, I believe Harbor Freight is now selling the "Bolt-O-Matic 500"

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Old 06-20-2013, 12:05 AM
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Sorry for highjacking your thread John, proceed.

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John if you plan on making them, I believe Harbor Freight is now selling the "Bolt-O-Matic 500"

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The 500 is for metric 'you'll need the bolt o matic 1000 for standard sizes
I wouldn't mind making the body mounts though those things are expensive for a piece of rubber...
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Hotrodders has the info on how to make rubber bushings http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ubber_bushings
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:33 AM
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John if you plan on making them, I believe Harbor Freight is now selling the "Bolt-O-Matic 500"

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Ronco ,, sells them also ,,3 payments of 19.99,,second one free, just pay additional shipping and handling ..LOL
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Guys, I bought the Bolt-a-Matic 1000 for standard threads from Harbor Freight but alas, it reminded me of their tail pipe expander. I used it one time and the main thread cutting cutter blade that fastened to the center core piece that you adjust for course or fine threads broke and the adjustable center alignment hole that you adjust for the different size bolts stretched to the point that all the bolts came out 1/32 oversized with every other thread missing. Other than that it was quite a little gadget.

I did return it and they were very gracious about taking it back.

Does Tractor Supply still sell bolts by the pound?
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Guys, I bought the Bolt-a-Matic 1000 for standard threads from Harbor Freight but alas, it reminded me of their tail pipe expander. I used it one time and the main thread cutting cutter blade that fastened to the center core piece that you adjust for course or fine threads broke and the adjustable center alignment hole that you adjust for the different size bolts stretched to the point that all the bolts came out 1/32 oversized with every other thread missing. Other than that it was quite a little gadget.

I did return it and they were very gracious about taking it back.

Does Tractor Supply still sell bolts by the pound?
Ah! You probably didn't read all of the instructions. Had you read all the way through you would have seen that before use you had to gauge the temp of the day and the humidity and adjust the Tensile Rod according to the graph found in Chang Sing Low's " Book of Mystical Things and Harbor Frieght's Tensile Rod Graphs". Had you done that and set the Tensile Rod for maximum Skim it-a worked like a dream!

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:14 PM
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Does Tractor Supply still sell bolts by the pound?

No! And they just raised their stinking prices!!

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Guys, I bought the Bolt-a-Matic 1000 for standard threads from Harbor Freight but alas, it reminded me of their tail pipe expander. I used it one time and the main thread cutting cutter blade that fastened to the center core piece that you adjust for course or fine threads broke and the adjustable center alignment hole that you adjust for the different size bolts stretched to the point that all the bolts came out 1/32 oversized with every other thread missing. Other than that it was quite a little gadget.

I did return it and they were very gracious about taking it back.

Does Tractor Supply still sell bolts by the pound?
John, you must have gotten the Grey one, I saw that the guys on Car Warriors had the Grey one and had nothing but trouble with it 71 hours into the build, thought for sure that they wouldn't get the car done that time...but they did...I have the Beige one, ya, mostly Beige.

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Barb and I just got back from Harrah's in Cherokee, NC. I could not pick the right one there either.

Oh well, Barb had a good Birthday.

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The tractor supply in Calhoun does still sell by the pound, But they quit selling Stainless bolts over 3/8 diameter they still have el chepo ,grade 5 and grade 8.any size.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:13 PM
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The tractor supply in Calhoun does still sell by the pound, But they quit selling Stainless bolts over 3/8 diameter they still have el chepo ,grade 5 and grade 8.any size.
Thanks for posting this David. I need to replenish my bolt bins. I try to keep an assortment of 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8 in assorted lengths. Tractor supply has always been a great source.

Barb and I just got back today from Cherakee. I am looking forward to getting back to work on the old girl.

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Thanks for posting this David. I need to replenish my bolt bins. I try to keep an assortment of 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8 in assorted lengths. Tractor supply has always been a great source.

Barb and I just got back today from Cherakee. I am looking forward to getting back to work on the old girl.

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I think tractor supply knows me by sight now LOL while building my truck I did not use any of the original bolts ,all chassis and suspension bolts are grade 8 ,all fender ,bed,under hood amd radiator support door hinges bolts are Polished stainless steel button head had to order them from Ace hardeware doid not use any chrome bolts do not like trying to keep rust off of them.
hope you enjoyed the trip ,Mabe Barb won a hand full.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:47 PM
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I think tractor supply knows me by sight now LOL while building my truck I did not use any of the original bolts ,all chassis and suspension bolts are grade 8 ,all fender ,bed,under hood amd radiator support door hinges bolts are Polished stainless steel button head had to order them from Ace hardeware doid not use any chrome bolts do not like trying to keep rust off of them.
hope you enjoyed the trip ,Mabe Barb won a hand full.
Amen to the "no chrome". Stainless is the only way to go.

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