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Today 04:55 AM
deadbodyman sunday while the wife was away I finished framing up a linen closet and lined it with aromatic cedar...makes the whole house smell good, she's all smiles and loves me again but its only tuesday....by this weekend she'll have that list out again and that perpetual frown.
Today 04:48 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Cool. Hard to see from the pics. Was the conversion well done?

John
it looks factory John he did a really great job on everything even the new wire harness which I never would have known was replaced untill I saw some coils of wire behind the fuse box from unused circuits. I cant imagine why the guy let this go after doing so much work ,sure it was totaled (salvage title) but its an ez fix ,replace the windshield ,hood and vent cowl panel. The roofs not damaged at all.
Yesterday 08:30 PM
silentpoet I put in those seat belts and tried to fix the seat adjuster. I also got the air bag put in and threw on a worthless seat cover. On one seat belt bolt I had to weld on a socket to finish getting it off when the torx head stripped out. I put it back in with that socket on it. Figure it will make the next time easier. The air bag I just put back in because I had the battery disconnected to do the welding. The cheapo seat cover does not really fit the seat, but I had it on hand. It really looks half assed. I think even just throwing a mexican/indian blanket will look better because it is the seat part that looks bad, especially on the driver's side. I hooked up the seat slider/adjuster spring and it is too loose. Will need to tighten it later.

For having the truck one week tomorrow evening I have gotten a bunch done. Steering is much better, has 2 working seat belts now, and driver's door doesn't sag.
Yesterday 07:50 AM
MARTINSR That oscillating saw I got a week or so ago is absolutely amazing! I cut this 2x4 and the baseboard right where it is nailed, absolutely amazing!



And at the HF price of $35 I could toss it in the garbage right now and it was worth it.

Brian
Yesterday 07:45 AM
MARTINSR Interesting Mike, very interesting.

I know, it's not a car but this is what I have been doing and I got a lot done yesterday.

Brian

Yesterday 07:36 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
took a two hr drive to Atlanta and picked my new shop truck its an 87 Nissan. Someone invested a lot of time ,work and money into this truck I bought it online with only a couple of pics to go by and didnt even know if it ran. The hood flew up and smashed the windshield which damaged the hood and hinges. Got it back to the shop and had it running in 15 minutes ...I got lucky on this one I figure the guy had about 5,000 invested in it .
Cool. Hard to see from the pics. Was the conversion well done?

John
Yesterday 04:00 AM
deadbodyman took a two hr drive to Atlanta and picked my new shop truck its an 87 Nissan. Someone invested a lot of time ,work and money into this truck I bought it online with only a couple of pics to go by and didnt even know if it ran. The hood flew up and smashed the windshield which damaged the hood and hinges. Got it back to the shop and had it running in 15 minutes ...I got lucky on this one I figure the guy had about 5,000 invested in it .
Yesterday 03:44 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
poor little vette never had a chance he got spanked on two wheels.
09-14-2014 10:52 PM
Dave57210 Still not getting much done - still recuperating from crashing a motorcycle last Sunday (no, not my Honda)

Shoulder still too stiff to be able to do a lot. (Sure destroyed my leather jacket!) As my son said - that is now a welding jacket!
09-14-2014 10:46 PM
silentpoet I pulled a couple of parts from a junk yard for my 95 ford truck.
09-14-2014 06:15 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com Did the second repair on my chineese plasma cutter today. Five years and one off/on switch and now the air regulator died. Took it apart and didn't see anything. Re-assembled it and it worked for about twenty minutes and died again. Replaced it with another "almost fit" regulator to get by till a new one comes.

Started wiring the Stude. Trying to use as much of the stock switches/stuff as possible.

Mounted a central power/fuse box on the interior firewall just to the right and higher than the gas pedal. I am using a five cirquit fuse box (original was two) and old style glass fuses.. I know thats terrible, but I have dozens of the boxes, thousands of glass fuses and this is an early sixties/seventies drag car.

Got the line-lock wired up and the off/on light is now the oil/temp idiot light on the dash.
09-14-2014 05:39 PM
Project89
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
This is why I order most of my parts online,the UPS driver has nothing to do with it,
funny as hell , but in all fairness the computer wont let them look up the part without all the bs info.

i like my local napa the old guy that works the counter is basically a walking catalog, i can walk in tell him what i need and he walks in the back and comes out with it without ever touching the computer
09-14-2014 02:57 PM
TucsonJay Not a bad idea.

If I tell them I will not charge them for the extra flake after all, they will be afraid to *****!
09-14-2014 01:36 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by TucsonJay View Post
I'm shooting candy over flake today, on a Harley bagger project.

I hate using heavy flake for only one reason... It is like radiation!!! Just the "half-life" is 10,000 years!

That is how long I will be finding unplanned "sparkles" in future paint jobs! {:-(
LOL, I assume it is difficult to charge extra for them.

John
09-14-2014 01:17 PM
TucsonJay I'm shooting candy over flake today, on a Harley bagger project.

I hate using heavy flake for only one reason... It is like radiation!!! Just the "half-life" is 10,000 years!

That is how long I will be finding unplanned "sparkles" in future paint jobs! {:-(
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