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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
John long [QUOTE=TooManyProjects

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
idrivejunk 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 later.
Yesterday 03:38 PM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Just a tip for you old guys. I got a 1.00 magnifying lens for my welding helmet, OH YEAH that helped a LOT! I can almost weld once again. I also you will notice have my welding jacket taped to the helmet. That is so it's over my back so the garage light can't shine in onto the inside of the lens on the helmet creating reflections! Oh HELL yeah these two things made a HUGE difference in my welding, wow what a difference!

I wear 1.5 readers to weld. Otherwise
Yesterday 01:27 PM
cozwurth 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
cozwurth 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
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!
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
123pugsy Helped my daughter with a blueberry pie Sunday.
The filling was from a can, but the crust was from scratch.

Yesterday 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.

Yesterday 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.

07-05-2020 10:19 PM
John long
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.

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

07-05-2020 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.

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