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Today 09:40 AM
1971BB427 After a tough first half the year, surviving corona crap restrictions, several trips to ER for gallbladder attacks, and the state calling my surgeries "elective". I finally got my gallbladder, and it's 1" stone removed. Then a month later got my massive hernia finally approved to be repaired. And in the same time frame I tried to plug away on my '39 Chev coupe build when I was up for it.
As of a couple weeks ago, I began driving the '39 and getting some miles on it. Even with my awaiting hernia repair, I still felt so much better after the gallbladder surgery that I moved forward building the '39. Once the car was driving, I finished off the glass installation, and began doing the interior. I have no sewing skills, or a machine, so I purchased pre-stitched diamond pattern black vinyl to do the old school interior. Cut door panels from hardboard I traced off the doors and side panels, and covered them in 2"x 3" diamond stitched vinyl.






I bought a pair of '53 Chevy armrests and painted and recovered them for the doors. My wife sewed up covers for the original '39 sun visors I found, and once installed she hand stitched them closed on the last edge. They came out great.

The car still needs final finish bodywork, and of course paint. But it's a great ride. A little harsh riding in front at first, but I removed 3 of the shortest leafs from the front spring packs, and it made it still firm, but not harsh.







Still using the one piece fiberglass lift off hood I cut from the one piece fiberglass frontend that was a lousy fit. It works great, and is easily removed to access the engine.
I find myself tinkering almost every day to make some minor change, or improvement. I need to pull the sending unit from the fuel cell and bend the arm. It is a 12 gal. tank, and goes from full to empty quickly. But when I refill it, the tank only takes about 4.7 gallons. So the float needs to be adjusted to get a corrected scale. Right now with the 700R4 overdrive trans I can drive another 125 miles after the needle hits empty!
Today 05:10 AM
Too Many Projects That IS a cool umbrella set-up. Better patent that quick..
I'd have to have a Wallybrella.
Nice fish too, bet your daughter had fun bringing that to the boat.

The A/C had been leaking for a few years on the '38, so a couple weeks ago, I replaced 1 hose and the receiver/drier and trinary switch. We went for a short drive on Friday night and the compressor kept short cycling, I mean as soon as it kicked on, it kicked off. It barely cooled the car, so we didn't go far. I did some trouble shooting yesterday and the new switch seems to be the issue. I have another coming in tomorrow.
I'm, also going to be changing the hood out. I looked at that yesterday afternoon, but at 90 degrees, I couldn't find the ambition to take it off. The replacement needs a hinge on the right half and that is what really stopped me. I wasn't in the mood to drill out the rivets on the current hood and I don't have any screws to re-attach to the replacement side. Maybe today, I'll get that done, before the temp gets too high.
Today 04:05 AM
123pugsy Helped my daughter with a blueberry pie Sunday.
The filling was from a can, but the crust was from scratch.


Today 04:01 AM
123pugsy Of course we were fishing on Friday when he told me he was roasting. I only got a couple pounder while I was being so cool. A guy gets what he deserves I guess. My buddy got one just over 4 and my daughter got one just shy of 3.




Today 03:57 AM
123pugsy Got a couple of Bassberellas set up. My buddy was complaining that he was roasting while I was cool as a cucumber.
The umbrella swivels with the seat and is always behind you.


Yesterday 10:19 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Nothing exciting but I got some bolts out of my hood that were put there to move the truck here. I then just did a little study on the next step, hope to get to that tomorrow.

Brian
As long as you spent five minutes you're good. I wish I could say I did.

John
Yesterday 10:14 PM
MARTINSR Nothing exciting but I got some bolts out of my hood that were put there to move the truck here. I then just did a little study on the next step, hope to get to that tomorrow.

Brian
Yesterday 08:25 PM
Dave57210
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My pan, after two runs in the oven with crisco for seasoning. There are a few small pits that were hidden beneath the crud. Took me about 30-40 minutes with my angle grinder with a twisted cup wire brush and a straight twisted wire wheel. It actually smelled like I was cooking once it started getting warm. That stuff was baked on there pretty hard. I think I'll cook up a little bacon in the morning.Attachment 456817

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Looks about right. A well-seasoned Cast Iron pan is such a treat!
Yesterday 03:48 PM
cozwurth My pan, after two runs in the oven with crisco for seasoning. There are a few small pits that were hidden beneath the crud. Took me about 30-40 minutes with my angle grinder with a twisted cup wire brush and a straight twisted wire wheel. It actually smelled like I was cooking once it started getting warm. That stuff was baked on there pretty hard. I think I'll cook up a little bacon in the morning.Attachment 456817

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Yesterday 03:43 PM
cozwurth
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Grass still too wet to mow here. Its a touch swampy out.









Why... That ornery low down snake in the grass streaker you call a buddy must have built the new door there while they was dronk.











Thank goodness for the ability to sweat I am taking the opportunity to use that sparingly! My mind is drawing an automotive blank. Ah.
Ha! Yeah, that "door" was made a few years ago when dad lost control of a car he was pushing towards the garage. No damage to the car, but kinda tore up that panel on his shop. That's one of the things I've gotta fix over there before mom sells the place. That black snake hangs out there pretty regular. It goes in there and hangs out under the shelving in that corner. Sure wish he was a bit more hungry, though. A mouse crawled over my feet in the 57 week before last. I just saw him yesterday, before he went streaking.

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Yesterday 02:56 PM
idrivejunk
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Too damned HOT and humid up here to do much.
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Yeah, hot and humid here, too.

Grass still too wet to mow here. Its a touch swampy out.


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Alright, y'all kinda be on the lookout for my buddy. He's running around nekkid somewhere...
Why... That ornery low down snake in the grass streaker you call a buddy must have built the new door there while they was dronk.





Thank goodness for the ability to sweat I am taking the opportunity to use that sparingly! My mind is drawing an automotive blank. Ah.
Yesterday 12:01 PM
cozwurth Alright, y'all kinda be on the lookout for my buddy. He's running around nekkid somewhere... Attachment 456807

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Yesterday 11:04 AM
cozwurth
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Dang cool that you have a working "shop" lift now...[emoji106]



Build another 6-8" base under the fan platform and it'll be up in the window..



Seems your center light fixture isn't going to provide a lot of useful illumination. Also, slide the 2 end units out to the first perlin and tilt up a little, and they may provide a little more light under the vehicle.

For centering the vehicle, get it right where you want it on the runners and have DD put a piece of tape on the wall directly inline with the center of the steering wheel. That will get you very close on most vehicles.



Too damned HOT and humid up here to do much. We spent 3+ hours Friday and Saturday, ripping out buckthorn and cutting box elder trees in the mornings. About died from the exhaustion. Today, we were going to take it easy and not sweat .... yeah, right, just walking around the yard, spot spraying weeds was enough to soak my shirt...
Yeah, hot and humid here, too. Yesterday I was soaked through just sweeping the floor in the shop. The tape on the wall is a great idea. I'll have to remember that one. As far as the lights are concerned, I'll probably end up adding another fixture on the angled braces at the head of the lift. The light over the hood is the last in the string, so it will be easy to wire it in.

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Yesterday 10:53 AM
Too Many Projects
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First lift, and the Magyver Frankenstein fan. My bride's van was the guinea pig for the first lift... the rolling Jacks work fine, but would have been much better if I was actually centered on the lift. Since it did not pull the anchors out of the concrete and fold up on itself like a house of cards I'm going to call it a success. The fan itself came out of one of my girl's rooms. It still oscillates like it should. I cobbled the base together out of scraps. I think I'm going to make a bracket to mount it over the window. Eventually.Attachment 456799Attachment 456801Attachment 456803Attachment 456805

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Dang cool that you have a working "shop" lift now...

Build another 6-8" base under the fan platform and it'll be up in the window..

Seems your center light fixture isn't going to provide a lot of useful illumination. Also, slide the 2 end units out to the first perlin and tilt up a little, and they may provide a little more light under the vehicle.
For centering the vehicle, get it right where you want it on the runners and have DD put a piece of tape on the wall directly inline with the center of the steering wheel. That will get you very close on most vehicles.

Too damned HOT and humid up here to do much. We spent 3+ hours Friday and Saturday, ripping out buckthorn and cutting box elder trees in the mornings. About died from the exhaustion. Today, we were going to take it easy and not sweat .... yeah, right, just walking around the yard, spot spraying weeds was enough to soak my shirt...
Yesterday 10:30 AM
cozwurth First lift, and the Magyver Frankenstein fan. My bride's van was the guinea pig for the first lift... the rolling Jacks work fine, but would have been much better if I was actually centered on the lift. Since it did not pull the anchors out of the concrete and fold up on itself like a house of cards I'm going to call it a success. The fan itself came out of one of my girl's rooms. It still oscillates like it should. I cobbled the base together out of scraps. I think I'm going to make a bracket to mount it over the window. Eventually.Attachment 456799Attachment 456801Attachment 456803Attachment 456805

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