|Yesterday 07:05 PM|
Les and I went with the shop manager to take a look at the truck late this morning. It was all jambed out, and he was getting ready to mask it off to do the color on the cab. Really looked nice. The roof and the cab corner turned out great. He told me that he had to do some metal replacement on the driver side, too. Same area of the cab corner there, too. I got the paint code, and picked up a quart of paint to do my bumpers.
Since I have a frame mounted trailer hitch, I fabricated a piece to cover that center area on my bumper. There were a couple of really bad gouges and sharp dings in the bumper there, so this piece is serving double duty. I got that piece fitted and then finished sanding the bumper. I also made up a small cart to hold the bumpers up to make it easier to paint. I did manage to get them both shot with epoxy primer, but they're a mess. Looks like a 3rd grader sprayed them. My regulator at the gun took a dump on me, so I just made do with what I had. My small compressor was loading up with moisture in this humidity, so I was essentially back-feeding air from that into dad's currently non-operational compressor from the opposite end of the shop to help cool the air. No moisture at the other end, so that was a success, anyway. No pics of the primed bumpers... too embarrassing, lol. I guess I have a bit more block sanding to do than I was counting on. That's a task for tomorrow afternoon.
|Yesterday 06:20 PM|
Almost 3 years but I finally got my boat on the water and took the kids fishing.
Lucky that the 3 year old gas is still OK. Fuel stabilizer must have helped.
|Yesterday 04:43 PM|
|Yesterday 04:39 PM|
I got the drawer/shelf done WHOOO HOOOOO!
|Yesterday 04:15 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
Convert to coil overs and you'll like the ride much better, plus the height is adjustable. I did that to mine after the first few rides and would never go back to spring and shock.
Viking has the same style coil over and was started by former employees of QA-1. Little lower cost for the same quality and they are headquartered less than a mile apart.
Rod Ends, Shocks, and Springs | Viking Performance
|Yesterday 03:48 PM|
Since I've been having issues with the rear suspension being way too stiff I thought I would pull the front shocks and check them out. Yep, shot. 0 pressure. Probably why my front tires are slightly cupped on the inside here and there, probably why I have a shake at 55mph and probably why I hit certain bumps and the wheel jars in my hand.
I see QA1 makes a set just for MIIs,,,,
303 Aluminum Stocker Star Shock
One heck of a rubber stop on the originals...
|Yesterday 10:56 AM|
Damn, what in the world would have made them change that?
|Yesterday 10:24 AM|
We'll see if this link works...
Yesterday getting into the show....
Looks like u have to scroll down a tad to see the vid......
|Yesterday 09:21 AM|
|SVTFreak||Man, why y'all get all the fun shows up there?|
|Yesterday 09:14 AM|
"Back To The Fifties"
That sucked, Mitch. Hope ur having better weather down there than we have....
|Yesterday 09:07 AM|
|tech69||after a week long heat wave of 100+ and two days of 110, I checked the community Facebook page and found out the local swim park was open on Friday night. It was probably the best experience my kids had there. It was so refreshing to just sit in the water after a hard week's work. I don't think I've ever felt so refreshed. My wife didn't want to go cause she said she wanted to relax but I can't think of anything more relaxing than sitting in that water. Easy for her to say in an AC'd office. Today I might practice a little Tig welding with some unimportant project|
|Yesterday 09:02 AM|
What is BTTF?
Man those all day thrash's when you still can't get it right suck.
Spent an hour or so today running a brake line. Then got the call that the wife was 10 min out with the baby and I had to keep him for a couple hours. I was nasty!
But I did finish the brake line pass through at the firewall (since the MC will be under dash). I like how it came out. I finally got my package from abs systems. Their electric power brake setup is TRICK. I'll set the body on the week to take measurement so I can mount the MC and figure how to get the rod to it. I may have to turn it around and do a 180* lever type setup.
|Yesterday 06:09 AM|
Hopefully, you will have a great weekend ahead.
|Yesterday 05:14 AM|
|Too Many Projects||No happy ending with the 409 and BTTF. I spent Thursday chasing more parts and coolant leaks. Finally had it running around 4:30. It still needed a lot of detailing and trans fluid. I had it on the ground and was pouring the last quart trans fluid in around 8:30 when out of the blue it started backfiring out the carb !!! ??? It would go away for 20-30 seconds and then come back. I looked over the plug wires and distributor cap for a ground but saw nothing out of place. I was just too danged tired and p!$$ed to get more involved with trouble shooting. I moved all the supplies back to the '38 to drive that. Went in the house at 9pm, took a shower and finally ate supper and went to bed at 10:30. The alarm went off at 1:30 am and I was in the staging lot at BTTF at 2:15 only to be informed at 5:30 am that they weren't going to let us drive the 60 ft against the traffic to go in the gate this year. 420 cars that paid $10 EACH to be in that lot with about 800 EXTREMELY p!$$ed off people had to leave the lot at 5:45 and get tangled in the gridlock traffic to go in a different gate. Took an hour to drive 1.5 mile to get in and parked, where it normally took 10 minutes...|
|06-23-2017 11:46 PM|
Got some welding done on the patch panel of the cab, but that was it. Got the rest of the drawer/shelf Varathaned with a semi gloss, it looks good. I am thinking I will leave the outer the way it is. I went to my local hardware store hoping to find some square nuts for the glass knobs and they had them, damn I love that place.
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