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Today 12:25 PM
adantessr Saturday I helped my buddy put some of the goodies on the 454 in his '67 Camaro. Lots to do yet with engine compartment wiring and plumbing. Doing as much as we can before we put the front clip on. Hopefully remember to take a pic this weekend.
Today 11:57 AM
sportcoupe I've been using craftsman tool boxes for 30 years and have had no problems. when my son moved to CA he couldn't take his snapon tools and box so I have that too. nice box but think how many tools you can buy for the cost of a fancy box. its what's inside the box that makes the job go better.
Today 10:10 AM
tech69
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
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.
I hear the older Craftsman boxes were way better. The newer ones feel like you don't want to put too much weight into the drawers. They have a flimsy feel to them.
Today 12:29 AM
MARTINSR I got all my rust repairs primed and went ahead and did the whole trunk floor. I am going to zoletone it, not original but what the heck I have a few cans of the stuff.

Brian
Today 12:28 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
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.
So funny how those old cigarette lighters have changed use.

Looks good!

Brian
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 07:51 PM
1971BB427
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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.
Yesterday 06:33 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com
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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..
Yesterday 06:19 PM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com 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..
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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...
01-25-2015 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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01-25-2015 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."

John
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