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Today 01:40 PM
matts37chev Anyone else take the class on how to replace ball joints at the MacGyver institute of technology?

Today 12:43 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Yep, that's a good one, I'll bet he rebuilds the tranny on a TV tray while watching "American Idol".

Brian
I am indeed a blessed man.

John
Today 10:16 AM
bubba1955
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
i have installed a lot of kenworth windshields over the years, they use 2 piece rubber gaskets
i found that sil-glyde worked the best for ease of install and also kinda sealed it
I'm wondering if sil-glyde would be good to use on door jamb weather stripping to keep the doors from icing shut in the winter.
Today 09:02 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
In your living room? my wife let me keep a trophy I won last year at a show for almost a week before it vanished to my basement.
Yep, that's a good one, I'll bet he rebuilds the tranny on a TV tray while watching "American Idol".

Brian
Today 08:04 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
i have installed a lot of kenworth windshields over the years, they use 2 piece rubber gaskets
i found that sil-glyde worked the best for ease of install and also kinda sealed it
The issue with sil-glyde on the lock strip is it works too well. If there is tension in a tight corner, the lock can pop out again.

I used dish soap mixed 30/50. Once I was done, I rinsed with water and it was gone.
Today 07:39 AM
sportcoupe
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Wow, I can tell everyone is getting anxious for spring!

I've been welding and grinding. Got me a quarter panel.

John




In your living room? my wife let me keep a trophy I won last year at a show for almost a week before it vanished to my basement.
Today 12:52 AM
MARTINSR My computer! Changed the hard drive a few days ago and finally got the operating system today and got her fired up, WHOOOO HOOOOOO!

Brian
Yesterday 09:42 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Murphy's oil soap or dish soap will likely work just as well as the Go-jo. We did not , however , have any of either of those at any of the surface mines that I worked at. Plenty of the other stuff I mentioned though. But we did have many boxes of Cascade on hand for flushing cooling systems on heavy equipment that had an oil cooler failure. We're talking engines with cooling systems in excess of 55 gallons.

The best thing to use for oil clean-up is Dawn Dish liquid. It's what they use in the oilfield for containing oil spills and it's what they use to wash it off of birds that get caught in the oil spills in the waters.

It's like the Thermos..... . . . . .
. . . . ......but, how does it know?
Yesterday 09:37 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Murphy's oil soap or dish soap will likely work just as well as the Go-jo. We did not , however , have any of either of those at any of the surface mines that I worked at. Plenty of the other stuff I mentioned though. But we did have many boxes of Cascade on hand for flushing cooling systems on heavy equipment that had an oil cooler failure. We're talking engines with cooling systems in excess of 55 gallons.
i have installed a lot of kenworth windshields over the years, they use 2 piece rubber gaskets
i found that sil-glyde worked the best for ease of install and also kinda sealed it
Yesterday 09:20 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
Has anyone ever tried using "Murphy's Oil Soap"?
That's what they use on tires to ease mounting and it's the only thing tire manufacturers will allow that won't void the warranty. They say it doesn't cause the rubber to break down like other chemicals.

A friend told me he uses dish soap when he puts them in and has never had any problems with installations or leaks.
Murphy's oil soap or dish soap will likely work just as well as the Go-jo. We did not , however , have any of either of those at any of the surface mines that I worked at. Plenty of the other stuff I mentioned though. But we did have many boxes of Cascade on hand for flushing cooling systems on heavy equipment that had an oil cooler failure. We're talking engines with cooling systems in excess of 55 gallons.
Yesterday 09:08 PM
matts37chev today i bought the socket from Art Morrison for my ball joints and a can of red caliper paint
not really any heavy lifting
Yesterday 09:07 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Those are bent / curved nearly exactly the same as the factory made tools. Only real difference being the factory made come to a dull point. Yours may work better. And I tried different things for lube from silicone spray to WD-40 and found Go-jo to work best on the rubber. And cleans up the easiest as well.

Has anyone ever tried using "Murphy's Oil Soap"?
That's what they use on tires to ease mounting and it's the only thing tire manufacturers will allow that won't void the warranty. They say it doesn't cause the rubber to break down like other chemicals.

A friend told me he uses dish soap when he puts them in and has never had any problems with installations or leaks.
Yesterday 08:56 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Thanks, Go-jo huh? cool, thanks.

I went out to the garage and finished up the tool, and made two others. When I went to get the ball bearing at the hardware store I picked up three and figured I would make three tools as one may work better than the other.

Brian
Those are bent / curved nearly exactly the same as the factory made tools. Only real difference being the factory made come to a dull point. Yours may work better. And I tried different things for lube from silicone spray to WD-40 and found Go-jo to work best on the rubber. And cleans up the easiest as well.
Yesterday 10:08 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
There are ready made tools for that purpose. Used them many times installing windows in heavy equipment. I also used go-jo on the rubber seals to make everything slide easy and be able to clean up with just water afterwards. Good luck.
Thanks, Go-jo huh? cool, thanks.

I went out to the garage and finished up the tool, and made two others. When I went to get the ball bearing at the hardware store I picked up three and figured I would make three tools as one may work better than the other.

Brian
Yesterday 06:32 AM
deadbodyman Yesterday I got the front suspension back in and the truck bak on its wheels, I thought I'd show a pic of the rods I made to hold the control arms while the springs were out.
The rockers need to be 7"off the ground and as it turns out 2 4x4"s are 7" so I used some I had laying around to hold up the cab while I get it all welded up. first thing I did was to center the floor over the frame then center the cab over the frame. Looks like I have a 4" body drop....
Today I'll start making the pieces needed to weld up the main support braces ...should be a full day...
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