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Yesterday 08:38 PM
matts37chev I picked up and test fit new tires for my new wheels for my 38 today
Yesterday 06:52 PM
tech69 I'd like to do some metal shaping but there's a local car show down the block tomorrow and would love to pedal my way down there on my 49ers bike. This means I should probably give the fenders a quick sand n buff and clean it up since I was way to darn excited to wait like a normal human for the sanded clear to air out and it has died back a tad. Will put the buffer on it first to see If I can do without sanding but will probably have to run some 2500 on it.
Yesterday 06:28 PM
tech69 I think it's good to skip around some times. It's like a mental thing. It feels good to move on and then when that burned out feeling subsides you go back. Good stuff there John. It is a great feeling to spray primer on something you worked on.
Yesterday 12:46 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, 2 years this month as far as the car goes.

The other side is not as bad but not good either.

John
What are you doin' takin' pics of the right side...

Get back to welding and GRINDING the left....

I FINALLY decided to upgrade my internet speed from 1.5 to 7 megs. I have Century Link and they are the ONLY phone company in this area. Talk about a monopoly. It took 2 DAYS and 2 HOURS on the phone to finally get someone who knew what they were doing to get it switched...

Good grief, how hard can it be to accomplish that ??? The last guy got it done in about 15 minutes...

Century Link sucks.
05-21-2015 07:13 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
that must feel pretty good
you been working on that for a while

LOL, 2 years this month as far as the car goes.

The other side is not as bad but not good either.

John
05-21-2015 06:25 PM
matts37chev
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Today I finally got to shoot a couple of cups of SPI Epoxy. There is lots of welding to do but at least the panels are protected. Especially the inside of quarter, wheel well, firewall, toe boards etc.

John



that must feel pretty good
you been working on that for a while
05-21-2015 06:08 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I see why John was missing for a few days, LOL



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LOL, Missed this earlier.....Pretty cool. They were making V8-60 powered motocycles here for a while but unfortunately they did not use a transmission in them. I would not be interested in anything with one gear but they looked good and sounded better.

John
05-21-2015 05:35 PM
John long Today I finally got to shoot a couple of cups of SPI Epoxy. There is lots of welding to do but at least the panels are protected. Especially the inside of quarter, wheel well, firewall, toe boards etc.

John



05-21-2015 05:19 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
In a commercial application, the lights are required to be seen from the rear for oncoming vehicles to determine the overall width of the trailer. They are required to be as high as practical too to indicate overall height. After 28 years as an O/O, I would rather following traffic be able to see them than me.

You're probibly right I didn't think of it that way. Maybe they didn't either when that trailer was built.
05-21-2015 01:22 PM
Dave57210
More ladders and scrubbing

My house has white siding (I think) (So far as I can remember anyway)
We live in an area where it rains all winter and algae grows on everything
So, come springtime, my house is mostly grey, with black & green accents

So - ladders & scrub brushes and soap and pressure washers and etc time again
05-21-2015 11:09 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
"Clearance lights" aren't for others to see from the rear, that's what taillights are for, but for the driver to see how close the sides of the trailer are to things from the side mirrors. Maybe that's why they were installed the way they were.

Harpo
In a commercial application, the lights are required to be seen from the rear for oncoming vehicles to determine the overall width of the trailer. They are required to be as high as practical too to indicate overall height. After 28 years as an O/O, I would rather following traffic be able to see them than me.
05-21-2015 10:01 AM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
More light work on the trailer.
All the side markers were badly faded and dim, although amazingly, they did work. This is a 1959 trailer.
I was able to track down the last few replacement lights last fall. Good thing I bought them then, as they are no longer available today...
I installed them today and made a minor modification to the rears.
As seen in this pic, the rears faced forward.




I think someone at the factory put them on the same as the fronts and they should have been reversed for the light to shine back. This pic is showing there is little light to the rear.



When I installed the new lights, I turned the rears around.



Now there is much more light to the back, where it should be.



Much brighter now.



I like how the lines in the lens creates this shell pattern...


"Clearance lights" aren't for others to see from the rear, that's what taillights are for, but for the driver to see how close the sides of the trailer are to things from the side mirrors. Maybe that's why they were installed the way they were.

Harpo
05-21-2015 09:36 AM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
More light work on the trailer.
All the side markers were badly faded and dim, although amazingly, they did work. This is a 1959 trailer.
I was able to track down the last few replacement lights last fall. Good thing I bought them then, as they are no longer available today...
I installed them today and made a minor modification to the rears.
As seen in this pic, the rears faced forward.




I think someone at the factory put them on the same as the fronts and they should have been reversed for the light to shine back. This pic is showing there is little light to the rear.



When I installed the new lights, I turned the rears around.



Now there is much more light to the back, where it should be.



Much brighter now.



I like how the lines in the lens creates this shell pattern...

I love it! Someone else who is messing with old campers too! Do you have any interior pics? I am just finishing up the restoration (rectification?) of a 1968 Rancho El Rae camper myself. Planning on heading out for the first outing next weekend. Anyway, have you checked with Vintage Trailer Supply for your lights? They have a repro of those marker lights available, and replacement lenses too. I used them on my Rancho, the bases are thin aluminum, but the hole spacing was almost dead-on for my destroyed original plastic base lights. Lots of good, hard to find stuff there. I have ordered MANY things from them. Great service, and quick shipping.
05-21-2015 07:45 AM
496CHEVY3100 I see why John was missing for a few days, LOL



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05-21-2015 06:02 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
seagull poop weld

Brian
That's interesting how locations have different descriptions for the same thing.
Around here we call it "chicken droppings". Well, not exactly droppings but the language censor on this board is hyperactive...
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