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Old 02-05-2014, 08:57 PM
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DAMN I would love to go do that!

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Not just today, but I have been making a little progress on the truck recently.

Found a nice set of Classic Instruments gauges and installed them in the new engine-turned instrument panel, along with the turn signal and high-beam indicators:




Lifted the cab off the frame and pulled the firewall to weld up all the extra holes.
Hard to see in this photo, but there are 50 (yes, 50!!) holes to be filled! Most of the holes were added when previous owners did whatever they did to mount radios, wire harness clamps, power feed for the HEI and oil and sensor lines for gauge sending units.



It can't perform very well as a firewall if it looks like swiss cheese...
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today I dealt with a hood in which some kid tried to clean sap off of it with a green scrub pad. It was tedious but I used a good technique used in wetsanding where you wipe it down with a squeegy and check your progress. Unlike checking the direction of sanding scratches I was able to gauge what was going on right before it dried completely and the water sunk into the gouges. Man, there was a lot that going on but it worked out well. The lowest grit we had was 2500 and although it was tedious using that it worked out well cause I was able to cut just enough as opposed to cutting too much and adding an extra step. Also final blocked the fenders of the Gran Sport and hopefully I get to paint it.
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Ditto!!

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Old 02-05-2014, 09:24 PM
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John, they don't need a teacher. But you could give pointers.


Found a nice set of Classic Instruments gauges and installed them in the new engine-turned instrument panel, along with the turn signal and high-beam indicators:

Where did you get those gauges from?
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John, they don't need a teacher. But you could give pointers.
I am sure that is one of the cool things about those classes, not everyone is a newbe. Often guys go to get even better even though they know a lot already and there are all kinds of ideas gleamed from them.

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I am sure that is one of the cool things about those classes, not everyone is a newbe. Often guys go to get even better even though they know a lot already and there are all kinds of ideas gleamed from them.

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How true. You can be sure I would be learning not teaching.

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Haven't been around for a while. Had to go to Florida for a few days to thaw out. Here's my rental car...

It's on the ocean sand beach with the hotel we stayed at in the background...



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Haven't been around for a while. Had to go to Florida for a few days to thaw out. Here's my rental car...

It's on the ocean sand beach with the hotel we stayed at in the background...
You ought to be ashamed of your self.
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Found a nice set of Classic Instruments gauges and installed them in the new engine-turned instrument panel, along with the turn signal and high-beam indicators:

Where did you get those gauges from?
I found the gauges on the H.A.M.B. Classifieds.
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I didn't get anything done yesterday. Had to go to the variance meeting for my renovation project. A few hours before the meeting, I get an email from the city asking me to "convey" about 16' across the front of my property for road widening. The line would end up about 8' from my front porch. AARRRGGHHHHHHHH........:spank :

Of course, "convey" means give for free and pay for a new survey, pay to transfer the land to them before I can get a permit.
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Yep, they have the power, don't they!

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Yep.

The project may now be over after making drawings, studying up on building codes, etc for a whole year.
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Oh for God's sake, damn!

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