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Old 01-29-2014, 12:43 PM
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This is not hard to drive in IF you could keep all of the cars out of the way some act like they have never saw snow..also we have limited equipment to clear the roads like the north has , I am assuming north of the border snow plows and blowers are a common sight.

the county I live in has no equipment we have to wait on the state DOT ,,very slow.What is the saying about state workers 1 working 5 watching and 2 in the woods Sxxxxx.

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Old 01-29-2014, 12:57 PM
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This is not hard to drive in IF you could keep all of the cars out of the way some act like they have never saw snow..also we have limited equipment to clear the roads like the north has , I am assuming north of the border snow plows and blowers are a common sight.

the county I live in has no equipment we have to wait on the state DOT ,,very slow.What is the saying about state workers 1 working 5 watching and 2 in the woods Sxxxxx.
So that is where the other two are.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:59 PM
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An inch or two up here is called a "dusting", we don't even notice it...
3-5" is a nuisance and can cause many crashes and delays on the freeway because of pi$$ poor drivers.
6-10" NOW ya got sumthin to talk about...

Most every city, county and state dump truck up here has at least a huge funnel plow, many have side wings and some have a belly scraper for the hard pack snow and ice. They all have salt/sand spreaders that attach to the dump box.

I have an 8.5 ft Western hydroturn blade on my K1500 for my driveways.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:08 PM
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could not go wrong with that,IMO.

Vall found something for you,JC Whitney had these for sale I have not saw a catalog in years.
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An inch or two up here is called a "dusting", we don't even notice it...
3-5" is a nuisance and can cause many crashes and delays on the freeway because of pi$$ poor drivers.
6-10" NOW ya got sumthin to talk about...

Most every city, county and state dump truck up here has at least a huge funnel plow, many have side wings and some have a belly scraper for the hard pack snow and ice. They all have salt/sand spreaders that attach to the dump box.

I have an 8.5 ft Western hydroturn blade on my K1500 for my driveways.
And you can thank Jesse the ex Governor for all the nice snow plows!!
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Been working on boring stuff lately, nothing worth sharing. Today though I put my shifter together and it turned out kind of cool so thought I'd share.
I made the entire shifter minus the rubber boot because I couldn't find one that would suit me.
I needed a momentary switch somewhere to activate the reverse solenoid on the t56 transmission. I saw shift knobs with switches but didn't care for them so I made a switch assembly of my own but it's mounted external.
The switch from the shifter goes to a two position switch on the dash that allows me to select either the reverse solenoid or the line lock.

Here are most of the parts to the switch assembly.


The shifter with wires inside the hollow shaft.


The switch assembly without cover.


Completed shifter and switch assembly.


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Old 01-29-2014, 05:49 PM
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And you can thank Jesse the ex Governor for all the nice snow plows!!
What did Jesse have to do with the plows...


Been working on this '57 Chev wagon this week. I knocked all the pop riveted patches and undercoating out of the right wheel well. Plenty-o-rust on this side too. Also a nice mouse nest.









Got a behind-the -scenes look at a couple of dandy bondo jobs...









Fitted the tub and tacked it in. I hand shaped the filler panel on the bead roller.



The left side had needed a bigger patch due to more extensive rust.



Door pillar is MIA also. Couple scraps of old patches left.



After digging the bondo and sealer out of the floor, there wasn't much there either...



Threw a panel over the mess so I had a decent surface to work with.



Then started hand fabricating a dog leg patch to attach the tub to the pillar.



Hard to see the depth from the pic but it was a PITA to make. I had to follow the contour of the tub, pillar and floor and twist it to match all 4 sides while welding it in.





Once I had the pillar solid, I needed to make a angle bracket to tie the inner panel to the tub. I started with a flat piece of sheet and gave it a 90 bend on the brake.



Then it was time to test the new AMERICAN Made shrinker/stretchers from Lancaster.



I felt like Mr. John, bending metal to my will....



All shaped and trimmed for fit.



All welded in and ground down. Ready for seam sealer tomorrow.

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Old 01-29-2014, 06:00 PM
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I test fit the trunk assembly and then took it down to drill some plug weld holes.

Hopefully get it tacked in place tomorrow.
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I test fit the trunk assembly and then took it down to drill some plug weld holes.

Hopefully get it tacked in place tomorrow.
Looking good.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:33 PM
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Looking good.
I'll second that but Pugsy, you need a hole punch !!! that's a LOT of holes to make with a drill...
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I'll second that but Pugsy, you need a hole punch !!! that's a LOT of holes to make with a drill...
Thanks.

Only about fifteen minutes to drill.
1/8" pilot hole with a brand new split point gets things moving.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:03 PM
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Been working on boring stuff lately, nothing worth sharing. Today though I put my shifter together and it turned out kind of cool so thought I'd share.
I made the entire shifter minus the rubber boot because I couldn't find one that would suit me.
I needed a momentary switch somewhere to activate the reverse solenoid on the t56 transmission. I saw shift knobs with switches but didn't care for them so I made a switch assembly of my own but it's mounted external.
The switch from the shifter goes to a two position switch on the dash that allows me to select either the reverse solenoid or the line lock.

Here are most of the parts to the switch assembly.


The shifter with wires inside the hollow shaft.


The switch assembly without cover.


Completed shifter and switch assembly.


Ed

I like the location and steath of that switch,i had mine mounted in a cutlass sterring wheel on a Vega drag car,left button NOS right button line lock,,hard to hide LOL ..yours looks great .as does the rest of the car,

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Yea you are right ,the problem the plows have up here is all the traffic stalled and blocking the roads where plows cant run and clear the roads,
Its the same in the low lands if you left your car in the road up in NY they go around it .unfortunately you may not find it until spring..if you do find it it'll take all day to dig it out most people only do that once. I remember getting 4feet over night one thanksgiving...
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........ I remember getting 4feet over night one thanksgiving...
You ARE old if you remember that storm.

That's the only time I ever totally packed an engine compartment solid with snow ('68 Country Squire)

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today I'll be masking up the Gran Sport for primer and priming. I'm hoping by the time it gets painted I have my rotary DA polisher because red is a color that will show swirls. I think if you guys are buffing your cars you REALLY need to pay attention to what the pro detailer guys are doing, it's their profession! Anyhow, one day closer to Friday is a good thing for us that bust our arse in the shop.
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