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Old 06-15-2012, 05:34 AM
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Geeze John ,That seat looks great...I think I'd like to try doing that someday.

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I just had a little verklemmt moment thinking about doing upholstery. I had a good friend who did it on the side, had all the equipment and I would help him once in a while. Too bad I didn't pay more attention. He passed away unexpectedly just a year ago this past March. What a shock this was. He had season tickets (6 of them, I got to see many games there) in the front row at the Giants bull pen mound at AT&T park. The photo below are his seats ( I couldn't find a photo of him there, I have them but couldn't find it) with my son and his wife (she is in the orange shirt right between the two pitchers). Anyway, I would see my buddy sitting there EVERY game and I watch them all. He and his girlfriend would be sitting there, now it's strangers (his girl friend sells the tickets she really has had a hard time with his death and going there is pretty tough for her).

Anyway, I could no go over there and ask him about my top and such, but he is gone.

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:34 AM
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Yesterday I pulled the steering wheel and turn signal switch on the Riviera and ordered a new one ( plastic was broken from years of use) and improper installation! The plug ins at the bottom of the column are gone and the wires are twisted together soldered and taped and the color code is different! so I have a little extra work hopefully the color code on the new switch matches the old harness ( that would save me a little work) But I don't Know what was done under the dash? The wiring is a mess of tape and twisted wire connections all the same color wires (red even the grounds) UPS is bringing the new switch ( overnight) but it didn't come yet and its after 1pm and there's a show in the morning the Customer wants to go to at 5AM


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This Chrysler had transmission fluid put in during a fluid change, and power steering fluid put in the power steering during a hose repair last week!! at a Quick lube, the owner didn't know and I got the call (hey can you look at my car Ive got oil spots on the floor) I had to drain the trans, torque converter, and power steering and fill all with 10 wt. non detergent oil after that all was all well for the old Chrysler


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Old 06-15-2012, 04:07 PM
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About 20 of us drove our cars up to a small nursing home in Decatur Tn. this morning. They grilled complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs for us and the residents got to look at the cars and have a picnic. Glad I went. It made me appreciate my blessings. Some of those residents are younger than I am.

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PS Started my rumble seat cushion this afternoon.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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I will make comment on having a hard days work, or feet hurting or something like that, but you will never hear me complain. You won't hear me complain about some "bad luck" in my past, about it being too cold, about it being too hot. This life is a treasure, every day, it is a treasure and I see it as such every day.

Even when I have to go out to dinner tonight with the outlaws and my crazy sister in law is there. It gives me all the more reason to appreciate my wife.

Yes, oh yes, what a magical journey we have and I am taking it all in.

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Old 06-15-2012, 05:10 PM
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I could not have said it better Brian. Life is such a treasure. How sad that everyone does not see each and every day as a gift to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. We don't need to be worrying about tomorrow. We need to be thankful for this day the Lord has blessed us with. Life is truly good and way to short not to make the most of it..... That may include a quick nap.

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:08 AM
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I hope everybody knows you have to walk around the car three times,blessing it with a chicken before you start...... Sometimes some of the obvious,most basic steps are overlooked because we forget to mention them
Thats what I did wrong I walked around the car 3 times but I drug my dog behind me!!!LOL I'll go and buy a chicken!! ( they delivered the wrong switch yesterday!!!!)

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:57 AM
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Today I siliconed the second torn corner of the windshield rubber.

I rushed the whole job and totally screwed up my truck.
The palm print in the paint is nothing to the brutalized weather strip and all the dents in the hood from climbing up to get the lock strip in place. The black primer overspray is all over the cowl. Yellow overspray clings nicely to vinyl tonneau covers as well.

Looks like I'll have to order another rubber and redo it.

Hopefully taking the rubber off doesn't take off the new paint with it.

I guess it really doesn't matter as the whole paint is a fail on the truck. Masking tape will pull the paint off if you don't fold it back on itself and roll it off that way.

Sanded too smooth before applying the paint cause this?
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:58 AM
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Bummer! It's hard to do those "half way" jobs. You always back off a little too much because you think it won't matter and it bites you!

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Brian, you're too quick.
Read about the paint failing that I edited in.
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Sanding too smooth before painting isn't going to cause it, not realistically. Sure if you sanded it with 3000 or something maybe. But up to 800 should n't be a problem. Something else went on there, a contamination, painted with too fast a reducer so it flashes off leaving the paint just sitting on top, something like that.

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Old 06-16-2012, 03:21 PM
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Wow Pugsy. This is not the kind of stuff I wanted to read when I got back. Sorry your day did not go better. It is a lousy feeling when your hard work goes down the drain. Don't let it keep you down and good luck getting it straightened out.

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This is a great thread! Makes me want to work on something, so I can post a pic!
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finally driving her.

Well have finally got my 71 Gm 4x4 on the street, has the old skool hotrod look, wanted something different and easily touched up after use. Has a 460/525hp manual trans, 6" lift and 35/14.50/15 Pitbull rockers on 12"MT ClassicII rims. Fun truck.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:41 PM
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Sanding too smooth before painting isn't going to cause it, not realistically. Sure if you sanded it with 3000 or something maybe. But up to 800 should n't be a problem. Something else went on there, a contamination, painted with too fast a reducer so it flashes off leaving the paint just sitting on top, something like that.

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Thanks Brian.
I didn't really think that was the problem.

This was all PPG stuff, the urethane, hardener, reducer, all sold to me by the jobber.
I won't use their paint again.

The truck was painted 6 years ago and gets chips easily.
I pulled paint off two or three places unmasking the repair.

I can never sell this truck w/o telling prospective buyers that it needs stripped and I cannot paint it again w/o stripping all the top coat off.

Nice, huh?

Maybe I'll just drive it til it drops.
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