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Yesterday 10:37 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
................ summer will be here before ya know it. ]
LOL, Promises, promises, promises.

John
Yesterday 09:01 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
My wife is a bellydancer, and has a lot of really big costume jewelry.
. I used to date a bellydancer... took a couple years to get the last of the little sparkly sequins out of my house... and she was only here once...

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Originally Posted by Northstar T
"summer will be here before ya know it."
. Oh... I wish that was true... not ready for winter... but was nearly 60 here today... high 37 tomorrow... 15 below may be soon...
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Yesterday 08:36 PM
Northstar T I'm sidelined for a few days on the BelAir, so I pulled my 64 Fairlane into the shop to start installing the Vintage Air under dash retro A/C kit. so far I've gotten the compressor bracket fabricated, and have installed the condenser. summer will be here before ya know it.

Yesterday 06:35 PM
matts37chev Sorry for the sideways pics, some of them were taken for FB and my phone posts them crazy.
Yesterday 06:33 PM
matts37chev
not cars but it's what I've been working on

My wife is a bellydancer, and has a lot of really big costume jewelry.
So a "finish carpenter" friend of mine, helped me build a giant spinning two sided jewelry cabinet.
The pics only show one side, but the other side matches.
The doors are on the saw horses, after I finished staining them
I mad some custom knobs for the doors out of a set of zills (finger cymbals)
12-23-2014 07:50 PM
496CHEVY3100 He didn't say drill .
12-23-2014 06:18 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I hit pay dirt today in the man Christmas present dept. I have been looking at one of these cordless impacts and ratchet for a number of months, checking prices shopping the net, different stores, basically just putting off cracking open my wallet. My wrist hurts after twisting screw drivers and ratchets all day long at work, hurts a lot.

Today I went to my favorite REAL hardware store (so cool, it's just a few blocks from my house) and the Milqaukee rep was there. First off I got educated a bit on what I should buy, then the went "thinking about it" (I am so damn cheap). It hit me that first off the place was having a special they pay the sales tax, that would save me about $25, then I thought how when I am 80 if I couldn't hold my coffee cup this $250 wouldn't seem like a whole lot!

I got the cash out of the stash and went back and bought the two. Because I bought a tool the rep had a box of goodies I could pick from, I got a nice set of drill bits for my box at work (all my good stuff stays home). Then I put my name in for a drawing for a work radio. I got home a few hours later and was telling the wife about the present I bought myself and she now doesn't need to get me anything and telling her about the drawing when my cel phone rings, slam bam baby, I won the radio! WHOOO HOOOO!

Brian
I hope you didn't pay $250 for all of that cause it's not much of a deal at all. I got that same style drill and impact for $149. I think I'm either cheaper than you or pulled the trigger at the right moment. The good thing about those is that if the lithium battery takes a crap on you it's only $25 to replace, and they have the XL batteries which last longer.
12-23-2014 05:41 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by balesjb View Post
Put new battery cables on and it wouldn't turn over. As soon as I hooked up the battery charger up the headlights came on.
I guess I need to remember that in 1964 they didn't have automatic headlights!

They will eventually turn their self off ,
12-23-2014 02:39 PM
balesjb Put new battery cables on and it wouldn't turn over. As soon as I hooked up the battery charger up the headlights came on.
I guess I need to remember that in 1964 they didn't have automatic headlights!
12-23-2014 01:06 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
What a deal ,, are you covering these items your self or having him do them.i would have thought that with the size of your interior it would have been much more, I would be hard to do a pickup for those prices,
Greg is doing everything. I did tell him I'd R&R the kick panels and console for him, and I have the door and 1/4 panels, etc, all fabricated and ready to be covered.
Greg is the local go-to guy for hot rodders in this area. he's been in town doing upholstery for many years. works out of a canvas "shop" next to his house summer and winter. he's a true craftsman and we're lucky to have him for sure.

Russ
12-23-2014 12:51 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The fact that your wife was willing, or coerced, to drive the tow vehicle is amazing. The only shame would be if the tow vehicle was a ford or dodge...
2001 4x4 Dodge club cab.

The wife is a trouper however. she always has my back when I need her.

Russ
12-23-2014 12:34 PM
Too Many Projects The fact that your wife was willing, or coerced, to drive the tow vehicle is amazing. The only shame would be if the tow vehicle was a ford or dodge...
12-23-2014 12:04 PM
496CHEVY3100 What a deal ,, are you covering these items your self or having him do them.i would have thought that with the size of your interior it would have been much more, I would be hard to do a pickup for those prices,
12-23-2014 11:43 AM
Northstar T A good news/bad news story:

I took the 59 BelAir over to my upholstery guy (Gregs) yesterday to make final decisions on color and pattern, then ordered the (two shades of tan) materials. I'll be replacing the material I previously put on the console, as it's just too dark against the paint I used. when I arrived at Gregs I had a number in mind that I was willing/able to spend for the job, but the good news is that I was able to get a lot more done for very little more than my previous budget allowed. now I'm also getting all new headliner with insulation, new windlace, cover package tray, cover kick panels, recover console, and recover arm rests. with those things added to the recovered seats, door and 1/4 panels, it comes to $2,700.00 . I guess it's "go big or go home", so I'm going big.

The 8 mile drive over to Gregs was about as far as I've been able to drive the car since I started this project last February, so I was able to give my smile muscles a pretty good workout on the way over. the "bad" was that, about 2 miles from arriving back home, the fuel pump decided to give up the ghost. I was able to coast right into a big parking lot, so I was out of the way, and called my wife for a rescue. it was so close to home that I ended up just using the tow strap and she pulled me home in shame.
I had been skeptical of the TRE inline fuel pump I used on this build, for some reason, and I guess my fears were justified. apparently ya do get what ya pay for. a new Walbro 255 is on the way however.

Russ
12-23-2014 12:04 AM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by BuzzLOL View Post
. Yeah, that would be safer than a pit... poisonous fumes couldn't collect in it...

. Don't know why they worry about the pivot point... that's never going to wear out...

. Build it in bolt together 8' sections and it could be moved/stored in bed of a pickup truck... add a winch to pull unrunning vehicles up onto it...

. Disadvantage, can't raise a vehicle up and store another one under it...


The winch is a good idea.
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