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Old 10-20-2005, 05:44 PM
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Journal should I??

Just a quick thread to see what you guys think of B, S, & G's next project. I'm aiming to rebuild the tilt steering column to get rid of that annoying wobble that it has. Should I post it step by step with pictures every step of the way, highlight the key parts of the rebuild, or do I just post that it's fixed?

For a beginning rodder, it might be a good way to walk them thru a detailed process like that, but vetrans may wind up bored seeing it all. What to do, what to do...Thoughts... I'm


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Old 10-20-2005, 11:24 PM
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What's a "B, S, & G"?
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:42 AM
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That's short for Blood, Sweat, and Gears. That's the nickname hung on my plowtruck project.

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Old 10-21-2005, 06:55 AM
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Chet,

I would error on the side of way too much information rather than way too little. The veterans will know to click through what they have already seen or done. My theory is that whenever I am submitting a journal entry, I am submitting it for someone with zero experience and very little talent. Yes, it makes for a very LONG journal (as witnessed by the Rat project) but I also believe it makes for a much more helpful journal to a wider number of people. So my vote would be lots of pics and lots of text.

(BTW, speaking of plow trucks. Snow is supposed to fly up here over the few days...how about Wausau?)

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Old 10-21-2005, 07:28 AM
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A "HOW TO" cannot contain TOO much information.

There will always be some one asking a question not included.

If you did a video that was 15 hours long, someone would still ask a question.

Write a detailed, many picture with arrows, numbers and graphs article. Don't forget how many band aids and beers the job requires too.
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Old 10-21-2005, 09:16 AM
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I have to fully agree with cboy and larryblack. One of the main ideas of the journals is to share HOW we do things and not just the fact that we did it. Otherwise we won't learn here as we much as we do.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:13 PM
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A "HOW TO" cannot contain TOO much information.

There will always be some one asking a question not included.

If you did a video that was 15 hours long, someone would still ask a question.

Write a detailed, many picture with arrows, numbers and graphs article. Don't forget how many band aids and beers the job requires too.


Dewey, we're possibly going to see some on Monday. I'm just glad that my driveway is fairly short, and I'm not planning to use the plowtruck this year anyway.

Larry, I still need to figure out how to insert arrows and circles into the images-- care to explain that to me? I can promise that it will be detailed very well. Also, I use duct tape, not band aids for all the cuts I get from that thing. Johnson and Johnson would never keep up with my demand. Besides, I get a bulk discount on duct tape. And, WD40 is a good antiseptic!

Neophyte, after seeing three guys with more experience than me tell me to go "overboard" on the info for the newbies, it makes it a lot easier for me to share what should be a fairly simple rebuild.

Now, should I pull the column all the way out of the truck (as I've seen done before), or just leave it in the truck (which I've done before in a car)?


Thanks for the advice guys, Chet.
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more is always better as bigger is better except for fat chicks

my Suburban has a slight wobble in 1 position ive never messed with a tilt past the key
so yes go for the "8 by 10 color glossy photograph with arrows and descriptions on the back of each one"

ahhh ... hmmm ... no chance of snow here today

no more band aids either Liquid bandage is the cats meow for me now

Y'all might question my man hood but I always like to judge the finished product with the category of no bandages needed for the job i like to avoid the B part of B,S&G

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Old 10-22-2005, 09:15 PM
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Here you go. Maybe this will give you some ideas.

http://elcaminocentral.com/article95.html

Only problem with this tutorial is the pics are small, and you have to click each one to get the full sized pic. An excellent post other than that.
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Yeah, I've been reading and re-reading that same link and have been trying to figure out how I'm going to snap the pics and keep everything from falling thru the floor. LOL! I think I'll start at it tomorrow afternoon. The Mrs. is having some kind of photo cropping party, so I'll be on my own. Just me and my truck. I sense a man day.

Thanks for putting that link in on this thread. I plan on putting it in my journal as well.

In a while, Chet.
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Old 10-22-2005, 10:37 PM
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The Mrs. is having some kind of photo cropping party, so I'll be on my own.

In a while, Chet.
Perfect! Have The Mrs. take the photos while you dazzle her and her friends with your keen ability to keep 43 small parts from falling out of the steering column at the same time!

Hey, it was a thought...
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