|Yesterday 08:33 PM|
|Too Many Projects||No lies, just more broken promises. When I dropped it of on March 2nd, he agreed to get me some estimates of different phases of work in a "couple" weeks and have the car done around the beginning of May. I never heard a word until 10 days ago when I texted him I was coming down this week to get the car. He said he would have the interior painted and ready by today. AGAIN, I can't get him to reply to texts or fb messages. Guess I'll just head down there tomorrow and bring it back.|
|Yesterday 07:42 PM|
I need to change the trans fluid in the Silverado before I head to Virginia, which is supposed to be this week, but I can't get the painter to respond if he is done.....same old friggen story there, eh [/QUOTE]
Oh Oh. That doesn't sound good. Mercy, I hope you aren't running into another stack of lies.
Keep us posted.
|Yesterday 06:46 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
I bought a decent replacement hood for the coupe a couple years ago. I decided I wanted it on so I can sell the one on there now. Reducing inventory around here, not that anyone will notice a difference, but it's the thought that counts...
The replacement was missing the hinge on the right side, so I drilled out the rivets from the old one, cleaned up some rust on the hinge flange and noticed the inner brace was nearly torn loose. Hmmm..that can't be a good indication of things. I pulled it back into place and tacked it good. That was fun, remembering how much spatter flies from rusty metal. Anyway, I got the hood sides on and the right one was badly misshapen, like I figured it would be. I pulled on the tight spot, while slamming my hand down on the top surface, that was badly crowned and isn't supposed to be. I got it so it looks OK, for now and it closes, so it's good enough. I need to change the trans fluid in the Silverado before I head to Virginia, which is supposed to be this week, but I can't get the painter to respond if he is done.....same old friggen story there, eh
|Yesterday 05:59 PM|
Mowed out front, then hit HF for a few items. Bits, gloves, drill, angle die grinder. Just stuff I'd cuss myself tomorrow for not getting. I still don't use any magnification, and blame poor vision on constantly peering through scratched safety glasses. ( extends tin cup )
Speaking of tin cups-
Coin shortage signs everywhere. Didn't see anything in the news about that. Sounds like a conundrum to me. Oh! Theres no coins! Can you change this stack of hundreds for a chest of nickels? No sir, theres a coin shortage. Oh dear. I'm like... Do what?
Now for today's IDJ CryptoPost message:
I learned you and I are in a filter bubble. Us. Here, now. That aids my digestion of the state of affairs in a way.
|Yesterday 04:55 PM|
|Too Many Projects||I've had a 1.0 lens in my helmet for 6 years. Welded with it today...post later.|
|Yesterday 03:38 PM|
|Yesterday 01:27 PM|
I got a good amount done today. I just finished mounting the Magyver fan above the window. My oldest and I went over and got most of the woodworking stuff, my parts washer and refrigerator. I brought a couple of the signs over too.
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|Yesterday 11:43 AM|
I hung and wired the other light I was thinking about. That should help light the engine bay, at least while the lift is down. Won't help much with the Vega, though, if I end up keeping it. I had that finished before 0830 this morning.Attachment 456825
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|Yesterday 09:40 AM|
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!
|Yesterday 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.
|Yesterday 04:05 AM|
Helped my daughter with a blueberry pie Sunday.
The filling was from a can, but the crust was from scratch.
|Yesterday 04:01 AM|
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.
|Yesterday 03:57 AM|
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.
|07-05-2020 10:19 PM|
|07-05-2020 10:14 PM|
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.
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