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Old 02-19-2012, 08:51 PM
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You guys are getting a lot done, I finished up the SHO and took photos, I'll get it on Craigslist tonight. The best part was I drove it a little to go take some photos and thought I was going to be thinking I was crazy for selling it being it drives so much better than the Rambler, nope, sorry, it sucks driving that late model car. I am VERY happy driving the Rambler every day.

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Pulled a starter out of a 1974 Ford F250. Ordinarily, an easy job, three bolts, and a nut for the cable. Do not even have to disconnect the negative battery cable, because of the remote starter relay.

But this truck has headers. Remove 8 header bolts, remove the motor mount bolt on the right side, jack the engine up, and shoehorn the starter out.
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I spent another day and a half Sat and Sunday running wires from the new harness under the frame back up inside the rumble seat area. sleeved all the wires in weather proof casings. Put in a new pressure brake switch and ran those wires back up under dash. ended up with a headache from laying on my back all day, not fun. sc
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:26 AM
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I finally got some free time today and made a hammer form to make the new wheel openings I want....This was my first attempt and my only sheet of steel I had left .without thinking I made the wrong side,OOPS .....Oh well ,at least I dont have to make it again.I'll just have to wait and make the right side which has the widened fender already (that has to be done first) I'm pretty happy with the results I just wish I made the right side so I could have stayed and got it tacked on..
Nice work there DBM!

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:29 PM
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Thanks Brian ,this is the biggest panel I ever made and I was sweating it for months, needlessly, as it turns out, it was fun...this weekend I hope to have the other side made...I think this thread and you guys has a little to do with getting me of my butt and back at the shop last sunday....But having all the grand kids sleep over saturday night might have something to do with it too...
What ever it was that first step was the big one ,now I cant wait to get back on it...
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Got the interior door panels and window trim installed today on the gasser. Had time leftover so I fabbed up the mounts for the wheelie bars. Need to go to Oregon spring tomorrow and have them bend up the U bolts to mount them, as the ones I have are too long, and not enough thread.
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Didn't get to work on the car at all this eve. Previous appt. with audiologist about finally getting the wife some hearing aids. She's been putting it off for years (thinking it means getting older, and who knows what else!). Turns out, it's so technical with so damn many choices, we (I) spent two hrs asking questions, etc. just trying to get enough info to help her make a somewhat informed decision. Expensive too! I had already spent a lot of time on the internet trying to get an education about them. Lucky for us the young gal we went to is a good egg and pretty much just tells it like it is. Turns out you gotta tune these things! Kinda like degreeing a cam and dialing in the carb all at once.
I did stop by the metal shop on the way home & picked up a couple pieces I had them break for me today for the seat slide rail mounts. Turns out, I didn't like the ones I made... too thin.
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Thanks Brian ,this is the biggest panel I ever made and I was sweating it for months, needlessly, as it turns out, it was fun...this weekend I hope to have the other side made...I think this thread and you guys has a little to do with getting me of my butt and back at the shop last sunday....But having all the grand kids sleep over saturday night might have something to do with it too...
What ever it was that first step was the big one ,now I cant wait to get back on it...
Right on, I can't wait to see you getting that sucker out on the road.

Me, not very much, got over to the hardware store and bought a bag of sand for sand blasting my little parts. I also sprayed out color for matching the instrument cluster.

We did take a nice hike (first one this year!) at a nearby park that I have drove by over the years a hundred times and never stopped. Today we went over for a nice hike up and over some hills. I didn't think my wife would hang in there but did with a smile and we all had a great time.

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Picked up some replacement trim bits n pieces to replace the ones that sorta kinda got broken t'other day when taking the saggy headliner outta my pickup.

Picked up my travel trailer from the shop where I had been getting some work done on it.

Tomorrow I will (hopefully) be getting the "new" headliner so I can start putting the p/u all back together again!
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Your son is going to be very popular at school,pulling in with that truck,Randy
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Yesterday was a kind of recovery day for a long walk I took in the new 300 acre town park - I'm on the town committee that make recommendations and decisions as to how this area is to be developed and used as this one will be left primarily as a 'green space' and there are only minimal trails near one side. I wasn't on that side on Sunday

We do have some busy beavers!!!


This is what much of it looks like - not an easy walk in the woods



Of course, that Monday recovery period ..... 10-15 minutes.

I finished up rerouting the heater hose, drained the engine block (surprised how much anti freeze was in there), finished the trunk lid upholstery along with a couple other little things. The car needs about one more good day of putter and fuss and it will be road ready for the summer.

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That is hilarious Dave! I have only seen that in cartoons. Very cool to be out and see how we share the earth with these creatures.

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Wow, Dave, looks like a fun "nature walk"- -good to be involved in the Community though, and I look forward to when Retirement actually happens so I can too-

As for me, I finished up my Steering (pretty much), and lowered my a/c unit, then started mocking up my Console-

I'm ordering my new Hilborn EFI set-up this week, and most of my engine parts should be here also-I may be a few Months early on doing this, but I can't wait to hear it fire up on the Dyno-I've decided to go with a DIS set-up, and hope that all of the Electronics (EFI, 4L80E, DIS, etc.) will work without too much fiddling/headaches-if not, I will have a long road to gettin' it to work, as I am now committed (or should be )-
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