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Yesterday 11:20 PM
MARTINSR I got some shimming of the cab done, a bunch of measurements side to side and most of what I am seeing doesn't make much sense. I ended up doing some massaging to the running board apron, lowering the running board a hair and I think I got it.


Brian
Yesterday 09:51 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I have been using my fair share of propane heating that garage for my 5 minutes! LOL


Brian
We have a 2 car attached garage that is finished off inside. I was wondering if it was insulated too. Last Saturday, I brought my propane heater in there to swap all the tires around on my son's cars and after 15 minutes, we shed our jackets and were getting too warm. The next day, I changed the oil in my wife's car, since I could be warm. No plans to do any restoration work in there, but it's nice to be able to do routine maintenance without freezing my tush in the "shop"...
There 2 mornings last week that we were at 12 below zero overnight. I'm hoping we are past the worst of the cold and can start to see warmer temps. Today and tomorrow are in the low 40's so it's damn near shorts and T shirt weather up here...
Yesterday 07:49 PM
idrivejunk Hey then I just did this, fabricedited me up some bumpers. Now I feel entitled to indulge in some westerns and sci-fi trash, it was a good day.

Yesterday 05:31 PM
idrivejunk Pugsy that looks like you have Medusa's head in a box. The longer it takes you to finish, the deeper I'll have to reach as one of your resident hecklers here.

Brian I didn't mean nothin by my wisecrack, you know how I am and how I feel about your project. Hurry though. So wearing it out chasin sunsets can be your retirement project.

I spent hands on garage minuteses with Project GT just now, then cruised The Loud One and thought about the broke one. Fixed the cruise on the GT. Had to bust into the big box of 02 parts but at least I knew which box at a glance. 99 cruise cable adjuster shattered upon touch, as did the lock tang on the wire connector body. 02 junk don't use an adjuster. Go figure.

The cloth belt inside the cruise unit broke. Can't say that may not be accident related or driving with smashed hood related. Three cables must pass over the tightest spot on top of the drivers strut tower all at once and I see an impression in the hood insulation so its possible it squeezed the cable at one slam or another. I swapped cable and unit, works like a champ. Saw 22.5 mpg with a little interstate.

I run into a wall of questions and ideas on the GTP but gotta keep that one on a burner somehow too.

Yesterday 02:04 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yeah, but Brian is doing automotive work and we're trying to encourage him to stay at it...

I'd LIKE to squeeze in getting the quarters and tail panel replaced on the Camaro this summer too, so I can drive it with the new engine and 4 speed. I may need to find a way to stretch the days into 26 hours for that...

I'll be working for the excavator who built my path to the new shed and building pad too for funds to complete all my lofty goals, so maybe the days will need to be 30 hours each...

THAT is what is so frustrating about winter, not being able to do a damn thing I want to accomplish for another 3 months...

I have been using my fair share of propane heating that garage for my 5 minutes! LOL


Brian
Yesterday 12:20 PM
123pugsy Plumbing done............









Yesterday 08:31 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yeah, but Brian is doing automotive work and we're trying to encourage him to stay at it...

I'd LIKE to squeeze in getting the quarters and tail panel replaced on the Camaro this summer too, so I can drive it with the new engine and 4 speed. I may need to find a way to stretch the days into 26 hours for that...

I'll be working for the excavator who built my path to the new shed and building pad too for funds to complete all my lofty goals, so maybe the days will need to be 30 hours each...

THAT is what is so frustrating about winter, not being able to do a damn thing I want to accomplish for another 3 months...
Just the cold is enough to discourage / frustrate me. I sure hope the Camaro can be together enough to cruise a few. You can probably fly through the welding pretty quick these days. Hated to hear that the orange Chevelle project backtracked on ya, I was excited for you about to have a shiny done one. You've put forth enough effort to deserve.
Yesterday 08:20 AM
Too Many Projects Yeah, but Brian is doing automotive work and we're trying to encourage him to stay at it...

I'd LIKE to squeeze in getting the quarters and tail panel replaced on the Camaro this summer too, so I can drive it with the new engine and 4 speed. I may need to find a way to stretch the days into 26 hours for that...

I'll be working for the excavator who built my path to the new shed and building pad too for funds to complete all my lofty goals, so maybe the days will need to be 30 hours each...

THAT is what is so frustrating about winter, not being able to do a damn thing I want to accomplish for another 3 months...
Yesterday 08:09 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Little early for yard cleanup around here. If there's crap in the yard, it's buried under 2 feet of snow. I CAN still see all the old tree stumps I need to grind out this spring...

It IS frustrating, sitting here, WAITING for the weather to get good enough to start the multitude of projects I want to get done this summer.
Take comfort in the fact that even if you finish them all standing on your head in one summer, including grind stumps...

Brian will have better peer approval by sanding shims. For five minutes.
Yesterday 07:33 AM
Too Many Projects Little early for yard cleanup around here. If there's crap in the yard, it's buried under 2 feet of snow. I CAN still see all the old tree stumps I need to grind out this spring...

It IS frustrating, sitting here, WAITING for the weather to get good enough to start the multitude of projects I want to get done this summer.
Yesterday 01:00 AM
Dave57210 So today (and yesterday, too) I spent many hours doing yard cleanup. Get rid of scrap steel, scrap aluminum. and other crap. four old lawnmowers,, two dead garden tractors, an old central vac unit, a pile of old steel shims, some old steel shelving units, a whole pile of old engine stuff, heads, and intakes.

Also two old roto tillers, some old lighting fixtures, etc.plus 3 dead garden tractors and an old tow bar that was missing some pieces

Wife is very happy with the cleanup.
02-21-2020 09:49 PM
MARTINSR I got my cab shims and nut plates all prepped and painted.

Brian
02-21-2020 08:02 PM
123pugsy A little playing on the mill today.




02-21-2020 07:21 PM
1971BB427 My nephew came over today to pick up the quad I'm giving to his son. So we had to drag the old '39 out of the shop to drive the quad through to get it out front. I got the repairs done to the front fenders, stripped to bare steel, and got them primered too. Then painted the inside of both fenders with Rustoleum gloss black.
Took a few pictures while it was out front during the move. First time it's seen daylight since last May, and first time I've been able to see it from more than 3'-4' away also! It was nice to see it outside, and see the stance better. Even with it sitting on the slope i could still get an idea of how it looks, and somewhat how the stance is.







02-21-2020 09:22 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
OK, I'll bite.


Who is Terry Davis?
Met him at the MCACN show the last 2 years and have talked with him on FB. He doesn't have a web page, but I am including a link to his FB page. Again, it doesn't say much, but he has/had many 66/67 Chevelles and specializes in their restoration to show winning levels. Mine is just a driver, but I will have him block sand the clear coat on mine, to remove as much of the waves as possible and re-paint the entire interior the correct Dark Fawn color and add the Argent Silver to the front splash pan. After that, I'll see if I have any funds left to diagnose the extreme shim situation at the core support and correct.

https://www.facebook.com/Terry-Davis...5716795489940/
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