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Today 07:59 PM
1971BB427 I didn't do anything on the cars, but did do some more work on site prep for the shop. My neighbor stopped by, and we split firewood up all day, from the tree I fell late last month.
I swore I wouldn't do it, but I let him talk me into taking on his '68 Camaro RS convertible project. It has all the suspension/chassis work done, with narrowed 12 bolt, 4 link, tubular control arms, and coilover shocks. The '67 vintage 427 and Super T10 are also in. So it needs to have all the wiring done, body panels fitted, and some minor body repairs done. Front fenders reworked to clear the custom headers that feed into side pipes. All the interior work done (that gets farmed out). The dash top replaced, due to rust cracks. All exterior trim and lights installed, along with hideaway headlight kits.
I told him I'd give him Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we agreed on an hourly rate, payable weekly. That way if I don't like how it's going, I can bow out, and let him finish it another way.
Today 07:51 PM
Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
I was originally gonna get a Craftsman box but when I went to the store I noticed the drawers felt too light and flimsy. Can't beat $30 though.
I've had a Craftsman roll around, and top boxes for probably 25 years, and love them. I also ran out of space, and got a $200 HF roll around on sale for $99, and I think it's the equal to the Craftsman.
Today 06:33 PM
Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Those are really nice boxes. I think you'll like the HF a lot better than the craftsman box. but you cant beat 30 .00

I bought the black roll around box HF sells. A copy of Snap and Mac.. Not quite as thick on the sheet metal, but plenty strong and the drawer slides are great.. Only $100.00 and Mac is over $600.00..
Today 06:19 PM Finished up putting guides and valves/valve job in a Cat head that a local trucking company had purchased from a "rebuilder". Original complaint when brought in was excessive smoke..

On disassembly it was obvious the guides were shot and the valve stems were worn .010" thru the plating.. The rebuilder had sandblasted the parts and just assembled the cylinder head.

Bill, to do the job correctly, was just under $2000.00

Sure wish they made the things from aluminum!!! 4ftx 12inx 16in of cast iron is HEAVY..
Today 05:46 PM
sportcoupe had some time this weekend to work on my car. I purchased a power adapter from kwikwire at the last streetrod nat in vt. finally took time to put it in. I didn't want to make any holes in my dash so i put in the passenger side kick board. made a small aluminum disk, drilled out the center to 1 1/8 and snapped the adapter in. also drilled a hole in panel added a couple of screws, soldered a couple of wires on the back and done. now i can charge my phone and gps. One more little thing done.
Hugh nor'easter coming our way tomorrow, 2' of snow, work cancelled so hope to warm up the garage and tinker on the car.
Today 09:17 AM
tech69 I was originally gonna get a Craftsman box but when I went to the store I noticed the drawers felt too light and flimsy. Can't beat $30 though.
Today 06:09 AM
deadbodyman Those are really nice boxes. I think you'll like the HF a lot better than the craftsman box. but you cant beat 30 .00
Today 12:20 AM
BuzzLOL . Nice, the Truckin' magazines rate those highly for the price... I finally broke down and bought a new HF rolling toolbox... as luck would have it, a couple days later I spotted a usable Sears upper and lower cabinet setup for sale in a front yard moving sale and picked it all up for an offer of $30...
Yesterday 09:17 PM
tech69 got my HF toolbox top for $289. I was trying to sell my house or get a bank loan for a Snap On box but I had second thoughts.

Very happy with this. Will do a little organizing tonight.

did some compartmentalizing and used space more efficiently. Any easy solution for a problem with broom holders. Just let the broom ends fight for space down below instead of up top where space is crucial. Had to drill some holes in some of the handles but you bet I went by the book, put on my safety goggles, ear protection, and osha approved dust mask.

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Yesterday 06:48 PM
John long Sounds to me like your day could have been a whole lot worse! Good work!

"There is nothing that succeeds better than success."

Yesterday 05:46 PM
MARTINSR I got all of Marge's bed sore welded up, just paint it and I'll be done with that. The most important thing I got done today was painting my grandson's drip pan. Huh, your grandson's drip pan you ask? Yeah, my 13 year old will be painting a scene on it along with words like mommy, daddy, dog and so forth. It will hang in his bedroom and he'll have a set of alphabet magnetic letters to put on it.

The one thing I wasn't happy about doing was polishing out a scrape some AHOLE put on my Gran Sport. Don't know where it happened but I am crazy anal about where I park it, very interesting......

It BARELY was buffable, and in fact a tiny bit stayed but I don't want to go any further for fear of cutting the clear too thin.

Anyway, off to my daughters volleyball game!

01-24-2015 11:08 PM
Originally Posted by lakeroadster View Post
Finished installing custom side trim on my ole beater shop truck:

I really like your choice of the '65 Impala? tailights!
01-24-2015 10:26 PM
MARTINSR I like it and a damn cool truck to tool around in.

01-24-2015 10:03 PM
Custom Side Trim - 1965 C10 Step Side SWB

Finished installing custom side trim on my ole beater shop truck:
01-24-2015 09:57 PM
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Very, very nice Brian. Marge thanks you I know.


Yeah, I really feel bad driving Jessica out of the garage past Marge up on jack stands in the driveway. I can hear her "Topless *****", I have to go pat her dash board just to reassure her.

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