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Today 09:13 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post

And buy the way, if you don't have a set of these punches, do yourself a favor and pick some up.



I picked them up at a garage sale a number of years ago and never used them until just recently, OMG they are awesome tools!

Brian
If you find yourself a ratchet handle for those dies, you'll love them even more! I have an old Greenlee ratchet handle to replace the center bolts on those knockout dies, and it's so quick and easy to pop a hole! They're a bit spendy new, but often found at 2nd hand or pawn shops cheap.
GREENLEE NO. 1804
Today 09:08 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Painted some of the boards that will become shelves on the wall of my shop.
Cleaned and vacuumed the pool
Worked on perfecting my impersonation of a sloth
(Getting good at the impersonation when it's cold outside!)

You and me both. Since the weather has turned sour my back bothers me something awful.
Today 09:04 PM
Dave57210 Painted some of the boards that will become shelves on the wall of my shop.
Cleaned and vacuumed the pool
Worked on perfecting my impersonation of a sloth
(Getting good at the impersonation when it's cold outside!)
Today 08:52 PM
MARTINSR I also hurt my back. I have this "anvil" that I picked up at my metal supply place. It's about 15" round 2.5" thick solid steel. It is an awesome tool, I used it to flatten the metal rod I made into a crank for the spare. I did this on the floor and just picking it back vertically like you see in the photo I hurt my back. CRAP. Tonight, I can feel it big time, hope it's better tomorrow.

Brian

Today 08:45 PM
MARTINSR I finished up the spare project on the trailer figuring out and finishing the mounting of the crank to lower the spare under the frame. It turned out awesome! I was concerned with mounting it so it couldn't fall out with vibration or anything like that. I ended up punching a few holes in the rear sill and crossmembers to slide it into then bolted with a large homemade wing nut that can be tightened up good. Then to back it up (yes I am anal about having this fall off and hurt someone on the hiway) I also drilled a hole through it and an a metal clip is a back up.

I had my doubts and it just turned out awesome. I also added a piece of tubing from the hole in the rear sill of the bed to the lowering mechanism on the frame. It was kinda hard to figure out where the hole was with the crank deep under the bed, and these are perfect conditions in my driveway, out in the dark or rain and it would have SUCKED.

On that I am proud of myself because I used something I was saving (hoarding?) but never used. It was a tool for holding the brake pedal while aligning, I had gotten it for free but never used it. Well I needed that 3/4" tube and walked past this thing twice before when just about ready to go to the hardware store and buy way more than I needed (they come in 5" lengths) I grabbed that tool, cut it up and wham, I was done.

And buy the way, if you don't have a set of these punches, do yourself a favor and pick some up.



I picked them up at a garage sale a number of years ago and never used them until just recently, OMG they are awesome tools!

Brian
Today 04:29 PM
1971BB427 Spent the morning doing non car stuff. Cleaning up my basement gunsmithing shop, and getting rid of a bunch of extra parts I found hidden there.
Today 04:17 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Crazy Ride with Lawn Mower - Aggressive Cars



Little lawn mower repair today.
How is the rash?

John
Today 04:06 PM
496CHEVY3100 Crazy Ride with Lawn Mower - Aggressive Cars



Little lawn mower repair today.
Today 09:44 AM
deadbodyman replacing the windshield in my 87 Nissan shop truck today...
yesterday I planned on doing it but ran into some rust (nothing serious) so I wire wheeled it and epoxy primed it .
Today 12:41 AM
mjk
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Originally Posted by mjk View Post
I'm glad this is called what did you "work" on not what did you "complete" today.

I picked up a new 3rd member for my 9" a few weeks ago and had some time.......so my plan was to swap it out. Couple uncooperative wheel studs, 2 trips to the part store for ujoints--different yoke on the new 3rd, needed to swap out the one on the driveshaft. Couple searches on this forum for driveshaft slip yoke engagement questions.....everything is at least torn apart now--hope to get it all back together tomorrow.
All put back together.....big difference going from a 2.75 to 4.11 rear end.
Yesterday 11:34 PM
Project89 turns out the smoke was form 4 85# injectors hanging wide open flooding the engine and hot headers with fuel , that could have been real bad
Yesterday 02:11 AM
mjk I'm glad this is called what did you "work" on not what did you "complete" today.

I picked up a new 3rd member for my 9" a few weeks ago and had some time.......so my plan was to swap it out. Couple uncooperative wheel studs, 2 trips to the part store for ujoints--different yoke on the new 3rd, needed to swap out the one on the driveshaft. Couple searches on this forum for driveshaft slip yoke engagement questions.....everything is at least torn apart now--hope to get it all back together tomorrow.
Yesterday 01:28 AM
Project89 NWS FOR A SINGLE CURSE AT THE VERY END



not sure if it was actually a fire or what.
Now that im watching the video, we looked over the car once we pushed it into the shop and couldnt find anything burnt , but there was smoke pouring out from the hood and into the car
12-26-2014 10:28 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post

....................But along my cleaning today I came across the spare tire and other parts related to the spare for the trailer. Just another project that I collected stuff for and never did. I broke down and make the support for the spare retractor and thought I was going to stop long before it was done as the day wore on and I was about to drop, but I kept on going and got it done! I need to make a mount for the crank somewhere but that's it. Thought I would sleep on that being I didn't have any good ideas.

But it's done, WHOOO HOOOO!

Brian
Once you get done working on the trailer, you should have enough experience and a skill level to work on a truck project.

John
12-26-2014 09:18 PM
MARTINSR I am BEAT and wasn't going to do anything today.....but you know how that is. I started cleaning up the garage of all the stuff from the dining room/bedroom conversion. I kept going out and setting stuff on the floor during that project so the garage was all but useless. I got a lot done, but still a way to go.

One of my New Years resolutions is to thin this place out. My wife and I have way too much stuff, stuff we don't touch, stuff we plan on doing something with, stuff, stuff, stuff. So I am tossing stuff out as I come across it and it is getting easier and easier.

But along my cleaning today I came across the spare tire and other parts related to the spare for the trailer. Just another project that I collected stuff for and never did. I broke down and make the support for the spare retractor and thought I was going to stop long before it was done as the day wore on and I was about to drop, but I kept on going and got it done! I need to make a mount for the crank somewhere but that's it. Thought I would sleep on that being I didn't have any good ideas.

But it's done, WHOOO HOOOO!

Brian
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