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Today 06:06 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I looked thru a hundred pics to find a 5 window like yours. I like the headlights better than the other models...

The square ones are wild looking ain't they? Not in a good way.
Today 06:03 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Working on headlight pots still. Used the template to cut out a hole for the wire grommet, for the new halogen bulb.














That is slick.
Today 06:02 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
I hear ya, rip. I'm sick of all the plastic in my truck. I'd like to go back to something with a metal dash, even if it has a pad. At least if the pad cracks the gauges don't fall out. This is how my truck sat over the last few days while the glue set. It probably won't hold for long. The clamps have very little pressure applied, just enough to hold the shape. The wood is wedged lightly in place. Now I have to fix the bezel and figure out how to keep in in place since all of the upper clips have broken from both sides. Bezel and dash. I just love plastic.Attachment 457835

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If this don't hold, make something you like. Fixing things like that back so they look factory sometimes just isn't worth the hassle. Once you get past the first zip tie, it gets easier.
Today 05:51 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
When it rains!!
So I do the brakes on the truck the other day and finish up all is working as supposed to. The next day The wife goes to the store in her 2015 Ford Escape. The wife comes home and says she had an ABS Light come on on the dash and a notice about traction control offline. I check it out and when you step on the brake the ABS Pump fires a couple a times and then all appears to work normal after that.

I do some research and it looks like the Escapes are having trouble with ABS Sensors and it seems there are a lot of ABS Tone Ring Failures. Looks like they were pressed onto a shaft with their inner dimensions slightly smaller that needed and after a period of time they fracture between the teeth and slip out of place. They also seem to have a high failure rate of ABS Sensors.

Well I dig out my ancient early OBDII scan tool and it isn't smart enough to scan ABS Codes so I can't get any usable data to troubleshoot the system or even reset the fault if I fix it. So I call my local NAPA the only parts store in 30 mi. I ask if they can scan a ABS Code and their reply is we can only scan power train faults something about liability when it comes to brakes.. So I cave in and call the dreaded dealership. Well we can get you in in two weeks, (Two Flippin Weeks) So until then NO Escape to drive. I guess it was a good thing I fixed the brakes in the truck as it is now going to have to be pressed back into daily service.

Ya know new cars Piss me off with there on board diagnostics that are propriety and it takes several specialized tools to do anything. I could buy a scan tool but with only the van and escape to work them on I don't think it would be cost effective to buy them. as once I found the problem what kind of specialized tools am I going to need to effect the repair. If the tone ring is bad that requires half shaft removal and replacement and it is something I just don't want to screw with. I would pull and rebuild a full 9" axle and enjoy it. If I have to do one of these 1/2 shafts I am gonna hate it... This makes me feel like selling all this computer driven crap and buy something from the early 70's at least I have the tools and abilities to fix that!!! Gads I hate newer crap....

So not all is lost, I didn't sleep in a holiday Inn Express last night and I saved a bundle!!! Now where did Tom bodette go? Tom said he would leave a light on for me!!

Another crazy day on the coast. Oh for all of you gripping about the heat my average daily temp here on the coast has been a pleasant average of 73 degrees F . I love living here as the climate is very moderate and I can't take heat very well at all. Where I lived before it is typical in the upper 70s to 80s and this time of the year I had to work in the mornings only. Out here on the coast it is nice and kool in the mornings and pleasant all day. contrary to popular belief it does not rain constantly and the sun shines brightly.

I just had to rub it in some....
Unplug a hub (or don't), tape over dash lights and enjoy two less unwanted features. The IDJ way.

Oh wait, its your wife's ride.

I don't have to deal with any of that honey, this is imperfect... or I'm tired of that, build a house and move me... or the I really should fix that... garbage. Rub, rub.

Sounds like you guys could go without A/C also! Ditch the bullcrap and drive junk. Simple, bliss.
Today 05:01 AM
cozwurth I hear ya, rip. I'm sick of all the plastic in my truck. I'd like to go back to something with a metal dash, even if it has a pad. At least if the pad cracks the gauges don't fall out. This is how my truck sat over the last few days while the glue set. It probably won't hold for long. The clamps have very little pressure applied, just enough to hold the shape. The wood is wedged lightly in place. Now I have to fix the bezel and figure out how to keep in in place since all of the upper clips have broken from both sides. Bezel and dash. I just love plastic.Attachment 457835

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
Yesterday 09:23 PM
Rip VW When it rains!!
So I do the brakes on the truck the other day and finish up all is working as supposed to. The next day The wife goes to the store in her 2015 Ford Escape. The wife comes home and says she had an ABS Light come on on the dash and a notice about traction control offline. I check it out and when you step on the brake the ABS Pump fires a couple a times and then all appears to work normal after that.

I do some research and it looks like the Escapes are having trouble with ABS Sensors and it seems there are a lot of ABS Tone Ring Failures. Looks like they were pressed onto a shaft with their inner dimensions slightly smaller that needed and after a period of time they fracture between the teeth and slip out of place. They also seem to have a high failure rate of ABS Sensors.

Well I dig out my ancient early OBDII scan tool and it isn't smart enough to scan ABS Codes so I can't get any usable data to troubleshoot the system or even reset the fault if I fix it. So I call my local NAPA the only parts store in 30 mi. I ask if they can scan a ABS Code and their reply is we can only scan power train faults something about liability when it comes to brakes.. So I cave in and call the dreaded dealership. Well we can get you in in two weeks, (Two Flippin Weeks) So until then NO Escape to drive. I guess it was a good thing I fixed the brakes in the truck as it is now going to have to be pressed back into daily service.

Ya know new cars Piss me off with there on board diagnostics that are propriety and it takes several specialized tools to do anything. I could buy a scan tool but with only the van and escape to work them on I don't think it would be cost effective to buy them. as once I found the problem what kind of specialized tools am I going to need to effect the repair. If the tone ring is bad that requires half shaft removal and replacement and it is something I just don't want to screw with. I would pull and rebuild a full 9" axle and enjoy it. If I have to do one of these 1/2 shafts I am gonna hate it... This makes me feel like selling all this computer driven crap and buy something from the early 70's at least I have the tools and abilities to fix that!!! Gads I hate newer crap....

So not all is lost, I didn't sleep in a holiday Inn Express last night and I saved a bundle!!! Now where did Tom bodette go? Tom said he would leave a light on for me!!

Another crazy day on the coast. Oh for all of you gripping about the heat my average daily temp here on the coast has been a pleasant average of 73 degrees F . I love living here as the climate is very moderate and I can't take heat very well at all. Where I lived before it is typical in the upper 70s to 80s and this time of the year I had to work in the mornings only. Out here on the coast it is nice and kool in the mornings and pleasant all day. contrary to popular belief it does not rain constantly and the sun shines brightly.

I just had to rub it in some....
Yesterday 08:55 PM
Too Many Projects I looked thru a hundred pics to find a 5 window like yours. I like the headlights better than the other models...

Yesterday 08:45 PM
Too Many Projects double post
Yesterday 02:42 PM
123pugsy Working on headlight pots still. Used the template to cut out a hole for the wire grommet, for the new halogen bulb.














Yesterday 02:36 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
D'oh is for biscuits, get you a Can O' Duh.

Man, I sat on that zinger a long time waiting for the next d'oh post. You don't mess up much.

It has to be kind of exciting getting back to that area of the car. Get your licks in now before DD (as Dave sez) turns the shop into a paint facility.

She did such a good job on that FD card, I wonder what her new stylized vision of the Camino looks like. Fire out open headers and wheelstanding, y'know.



For now, DD just wants to see red with white hood stripes....phew....she didn't mention about cutting the car in half yet, to get more leg room.....that'd be tough over one winter.
Yesterday 11:54 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I cut a slice out and welded the right side above the headlamp bezel. I had totally forgot about it from six years ago, and only noticed after welding in the mount brackets. Cannot knock it around on dolly at this point...D'OH!




D'oh is for biscuits, get you a Can O' Duh.

Man, I sat on that zinger a long time waiting for the next d'oh post. You don't mess up much.

It has to be kind of exciting getting back to that area of the car. Get your licks in now before DD (as Dave sez) turns the shop into a paint facility.

She did such a good job on that FD card, I wonder what her new stylized vision of the Camino looks like. Fire out open headers and wheelstanding, y'know.
Yesterday 11:45 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yes !! today was wonderful to work outside, mid 60's all morning with clouds to block the sun. We got the deck all closed in ... The blue tape is where the seams are and that board is hanging in air. I still need to go under and screw a 12" long 2x4 to the adjoining joist to secure the loose end to, but it's all covered. We had 6 rows yesterday and filled in three. By then, the sun was roasting us, so we quit that task and went in the shop to hang insulation. Today, with the cool weather and no sun, we got-r-done.

Before pic, right after the hot tub went away.
Perfect! The cool snap and big deck.

Glad you found room to run and made headway.
Yesterday 06:48 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Good job of the staggered joints. Could never tell. Most would just fill in the hole and forget about it.
Thanks. There were 16 rows, 9' long, missing and I bought 16, 16' sections to use for that purpose. We agonized over and, actually, planned out ALL the joints before ever cutting the first board. I had to work from the railing back toward the house and the last row, we needed to push a 14' section into place from the open end, getting the slots on the fasteners and a 10' section last , standing on a ladder outside the deck. They went in far better than I was expecting and look very good, for a fill in job..

And some people accuse me of being a "perfectionist".. ..pppppfffftttt. You would have done the same...
Yesterday 05:46 AM
123pugsy I cut a slice out and welded the right side above the headlamp bezel. I had totally forgot about it from six years ago, and only noticed after welding in the mount brackets. Cannot knock it around on dolly at this point...D'OH!




Yesterday 05:44 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Yes !! today was wonderful to work outside, mid 60's all morning with clouds to block the sun. We got the deck all closed in ... The blue tape is where the seams are and that board is hanging in air. I still need to go under and screw a 12" long 2x4 to the adjoining joist to secure the loose end to, but it's all covered. We had 6 rows yesterday and filled in three. By then, the sun was roasting us, so we quit that task and went in the shop to hang insulation. Today, with the cool weather and no sun, we got-r-done.

Before pic, right after the hot tub went away.

Good job of the staggered joints. Could never tell. Most would just fill in the hole and forget about it.
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