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Yesterday 08:47 PM
Too Many Projects I took a trailer load of brush to the compost site today, before the cold front rolled in.
Got the summer tires down from the "loft" for the HHR and 1 was flat. It had that irritating slow leak all last summer, so I broke it down and wire wheeled the corrosion off and put it back together. The tires I removed from my wife's car last week are the same as mine and 1 of them was better than one of mine, so I swapped them and then balanced those 2. Put them on the car and was about to back it out of the shop when I remembered I had to tell the computer to "learn" the TPMS again. That is a pita, as you need to run around the car and let enough air out of each tire for it to "see" it is going low. Got that done and took it for a short ride to check for vibration and all is good. By then the wind was howling with gusts at 40 mph and I thought the sliding doors to the shop were going to blow off when I opened them to get the car out. It was 5pm by then so I was justified to come in the house and camp out for the rest of the day...
Yesterday 11:09 AM
idrivejunk Too much pollen anyway. Yuck!



Boss ordered a new whip for the big welder. It worked OK today for a little while then back to hit-n-miss. Time for chow anyway.
Yesterday 06:46 AM
123pugsy
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Hope it was a rear and is a snugger upper. It will be but theres no way around getting underneath her.

Rip it. That'll change your tune.

I drove it here to work with the issue. It was like minus 20, had just washed her, and brakes felt funny. Brake light is not working.

I'll drive it home that way. Only problem is that DELIRIOUS is in the garage on the roto. I need to install my control arm stabilizers while I have her inside.


After that, a rip snort may be just what the doctor ordered.
Yesterday 05:49 AM
Too Many Projects
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So they were all out of Keep on Truckin's, Yosemite Sams, and chrome ladies?

Bummer.
My mud flaps are way too small to host those characters and my real life chrome lady didn't like those on other trucks, so I took that as a strong hint not to have them on mine...

3 of my cars are still off-site. My chiropractor wants the '70 out of his barn now and I am supposed to bring that home this week. I was hoping it could stay until the concrete and lifts were settled in the new shed.
Yesterday 05:40 AM
idrivejunk
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CURSE is parked here at work. A brake line let loose at a flare nut. Hopefully, just a snug up. She lives up to her name, again.....
Hope it was a rear and is a snugger upper. It will be but theres no way around getting underneath her.

Rip it. That'll change your tune.
Yesterday 05:11 AM
123pugsy
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I see no harm in solitary, only get gas with card rip snorts.

And your cars are at your house now, so... Stripe some lukewarm asphalt for medicinal whiffs.

You know the road in front of John or Steve's place looks like a dragstrip by now.
CURSE is parked here at work. A brake line let loose at a flare nut. Hopefully, just a snug up. She lives up to her name, again.....
04-07-2020 09:26 PM
idrivejunk
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Yep, this covid crap is overshadowing everything right now. No way to live a normal life or routine. And NO CAR SHOWS to get things going...
I see no harm in solitary, only get gas with card rip snorts.

And your cars are at your house now, so... Stripe some lukewarm asphalt for medicinal whiffs.

You know the road in front of John or Steve's place looks like a dragstrip by now.
04-07-2020 09:20 PM
idrivejunk
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I bought a complete set of mud flaps for the truck too.
So they were all out of Keep on Truckin's, Yosemite Sams, and chrome ladies?

Bummer.
04-07-2020 08:17 PM
Too Many Projects
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Warm but not hot. But I just don't seem to give a damn....not in the springtime mood....
Yep, this covid crap is overshadowing everything right now. No way to live a normal life or routine. And NO CAR SHOWS to get things going...
04-07-2020 07:58 PM
idrivejunk
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Warm but not hot. But I just don't seem to give a damn....not in the springtime mood....
If theres anything green over 3" tall, you can mow. That'll fix ya. I just mowed though, and all I want is bed.

Even with the warmth, haven't seen a clearly defined shadow in what seems like about four days now. Clouds.
04-07-2020 07:16 PM
Too Many Projects I bought a complete set of mud flaps for the truck too. I broke the left front one a year ago January, when it was 27 degrees below zero. I was plowing and when backing up, it got into the windrow and snapped right off...

I couldn't find any OEM replacements that didn't cost a weeks wages, so went with Husky brand. I had installed the 2 rear ones last week, when I did the rear shackle swap, so only had the 2 fronts to do today. What a piece of cake they were. They use the factory mounting holes and hardware. They were a 10 minute per side swap. The truck is, mostly, back to the condition it was in 18 months ago. I don't like seeing it deteriorate like it was and I needed to bring it back. I'm pleased with the results.

By the time I had finished the bumper, the sun had come out and the temp shot up. By 5 pm, it was 69 degrees with virtually no wind...absolutely gorgeous. We took the cover off the grille, which is in the enclosed screen room off the kitchen, left the sliding door open and grilled burgers and pan fried potatoes and ate in the porch. What a complete difference from the way the day started. Too bad it was only for this day, as the weather will be 10-20 degrees colder with spotty rain for the next 5 days. Glad we got to enjoy it for a few hours.
04-07-2020 07:04 PM
Too Many Projects We started out with a loud thunderstorm at 5:30 am. Very little rain, just a lot of noise and lightning for 45 minutes. Then the fog rolled in. Weather people kept saying it would burn off by noon and we would have a fabulous day with temps near 70. Noon came and went, along with 1 pm and still fog and 58 degrees...yeah right, beautiful day...
I spent the morning mounting and balancing the new summer tires on the wife's summer wheels and then put them on the car. 10 mile test drive for vibration and let the computer find the summer TPM's and all was good.
Came home, ate lunch and went back to work on the truck, this time. I bought a left bumper end a few weeks ago, to replace the scraped up one from the divider wall kiss last spring. I decided it was time to get it on. I had watched a couple vids on how to do this and it was 50/50 on removal of the complete bumper or just the end. Some said you had to remove the headlight and others didn't. I started with just removing the end, but there is a plastic trim strip on the chrome bumpers that the WT series don't have and those were what said I didn't need to remove the headlight. Well, I needed to remove the headlight... I found 2 bolts and it would wiggle, but it wouldn't come away from the fender at the lower corner, but what really frosted my butt was, there was no way it was going to come out from behind the grille either... I ended up removing the grille and pulling the inner fender cover out and found the 3rd headlight bolt behind that. Then things went as "planned"...meaning I finally got the bumper end off and swapped.
04-07-2020 05:56 PM
123pugsy
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Warm today. Warmer tomorrow. How about you all?

Used the backup backup welder at the job today. Figured I could get you to tilt your heads to see what it is.

Warm but not hot. But I just don't seem to give a damn....not in the springtime mood....
04-07-2020 05:26 PM
John long I ordered my convertible top weather stripping along with the hydraulic pump, cylinders, and hoses today.

Anyone got any money to loan?

Also, got started on my header bow.

John

04-07-2020 05:00 PM
idrivejunk Warm today. Warmer tomorrow. How about you all?

Used the backup backup welder at the job today. Figured I could get you to tilt your heads to see what it is.
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