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Yesterday 07:38 PM
Rip VW Coz, here is the best bird repellent device I ever seen. Cheap and effective. check it out I stole this image from amazon.
Yesterday 07:22 PM
idrivejunk
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Yeah, there were birds nesting in those spots when it was on the side of the shed. I'll add that to the list of things that will get "tweaked". Need to block them and the seats off somehow. I guess the best thing would be to actually use it, huh?

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Not all through winter though, dat water cold!

You got a sportin chance, maybe that hidey hole won't be spotted. Just be careful using the rig if you do. Wish I knew proper pirate vernacular, I would conjure a wisecrack for ya.

On your S10 hinge thing... I never used oversize bushings, to my knowledge. Dorman stuff usually works for me. Backspaced a reply first thing this AM, wasn't terribly lucid yet. Wish you could put the fat pegs off newer trucks on them somehow. I was also thinking that if you had pins and bushings beforehand, you could also pre-make one or two um...thick square washers with properly sized bushing holes. That you could use if theres a badly ruined hole. Mark, cut square from hinge, weld "washer" in.

Many times I have seen JBWeld used around bushings when inserting, to provide support all around the buzhing in a slightly egged hole. It can buy a little time and just might hold til doomsday. But unless you have the perfect tools for it, the welding up hole might be hard to get at to drill after. I would think just weld the worn spot and carbide burr it. More thoughts purged.
Yesterday 07:05 PM
idrivejunk
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Day 1 of the Hogtown Meet. Man, am I sore. Lots of sheet metal cutting and bending, not lots of shaping. Turnout is getting less each year. Not even worth posting about anymore. This may be the last year......
Intake tube though, hut hut. Must that.

Maximum effort, minimum everything else. Does sound familiar.

Thought those were about the meat, anyhow.

Also in something for nothings of the day, figured I would put this here since it was work technically. Something for an HRFer who probably already made his grille. The idea avalanche started and the only right thing to do was sketchy. Hand still works, just can't do strong stuff. Thoughts purged, mission complete.

Yesterday 05:20 PM
cozwurth
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If I'm a barn swallow I just found my wintering place. The black square with red around it.
Yeah, there were birds nesting in those spots when it was on the side of the shed. I'll add that to the list of things that will get "tweaked". Need to block them and the seats off somehow. I guess the best thing would be to actually use it, huh?

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Yesterday 05:12 PM
123pugsy Day 1 of the Hogtown Meet. Man, am I sore. Lots of sheet metal cutting and bending, not lots of shaping. Turnout is getting less each year. Not even worth posting about anymore. This may be the last year......
Yesterday 05:02 PM
idrivejunk Oh. Also... today has just been a beautiful perfect gorgeous weather day. Stayed inside and held still because the new pain thing. Could not have turned a wrench Friday and today I'm looking at like a 5" red spot on right shoulder. With buried knot still holding. All my healing efforts didn't do much, maybe knocked it back a little. This must pass, soon. Maybe Grape can rattle it loose. I'll try more of that.
Yesterday 04:54 PM
1971BB427 I finished assembly of my disc brake conversion for my '39 Chevy's front axle. Then took the rear tires and wheels off and closely cut the openings out. They'll get one more final cut after I lay out the true opening. Then I'll edge the opening with 1/4" or 3/8" round rod to make a nice edge.
Thinking of cutting off the lower fender wher it extends below the body also. It looks odd since I wont be using running boards, and that's the only reason it hangs down there. I marked it with a felt pen where it meets the lower body. Have to look at it a few days and decide if it should come off?

Yesterday 04:52 PM
idrivejunk
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One stowed canoe. I can think of a couple of tweaks for the next time I raise it up, but it is working just like I hoped it would.

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If I'm a barn swallow I just found my wintering place. The black square with red around it.
Yesterday 03:58 PM
cozwurth I was able to get part of the window channel fabbed up this evening, too. This piece is leftover from the Belden Speed patch panel from the driver side. I was able to use my shrinker/stretcher jaws to adjust the radius to fit the trim. I'll make the final tweaks once I have the other patch panel from Belden Speed. I have to order their corner patch panel, and then fab up patches for the other holes, too. I have plenty of metal now...

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Yesterday 02:29 PM
Rip VW
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I signed the contract for my new garage today. I should have the plans to submit to the county for permits soon. Yep, this county is bass-ackwards. Can I submit a site plan to get the size and location of the building set before I submit for the actual building permit? Nope. Complete package, all at once. Building plans/engineering plans, lot lines, well location, septic tank/drain field location, existing structures locations, underground utilities, above ground utilities, etc. are required to be part of the package. Can I get the plan for the building before I buy it? Nope again. Deposit required before plans are released. Gotta love it...
Hey Coz, I feel your pain. I submitted my plans,site drawings,utility locations, and the color of the grass I will kill. 2 sets of plans,2 sets of engineering figures on the trusses, and 2 sets of engineering drawings showing the coastal reinforcing for the building and engineering on the building. Living on the coast you have to plan for high winds. The requirements are for the building and roofing to stay intact in a 120 mph wind...If the winds ever get that high I am gonna slap a pair a wings on this bungalow and fly it to calmer waters. Ha ha

They tell me 4 weeks before approval (I hope) so I am 10 days in now and time just goes tick tock tick tock. There is NO getting in a hurry in this town. It is all based on what has been called "Beach Time" Morning starts at 11:00 am lunch at 2 and quitting time anywhere from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. and roll all the sidewalks up at 6PM Sharp! Its kind of hard to get things done so you just take it easy yourself and it will all work out in the end!!! Least that is what I am told. Good Luck on your building...
Yesterday 01:49 PM
cozwurth One stowed canoe. I can think of a couple of tweaks for the next time I raise it up, but it is working just like I hoped it would.

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10-18-2019 07:41 PM
cozwurth I signed the contract for my new garage today. I should have the plans to submit to the county for permits soon. Yep, this county is bass-ackwards. Can I submit a site plan to get the size and location of the building set before I submit for the actual building permit? Nope. Complete package, all at once. Building plans/engineering plans, lot lines, well location, septic tank/drain field location, existing structures locations, underground utilities, above ground utilities, etc. are required to be part of the package. Can I get the plan for the building before I buy it? Nope again. Deposit required before plans are released. Gotta love it...
10-18-2019 05:21 PM
496CHEVY3100 I worked on my truck about 3 hours today,,i ran new wires front m the firewall forward and grounded all the lights separate I also installed a New headlight switch,,i have the LED headlights working and the turn signals ,but still no parking lights,,i have to keep a charger on the battery to keep it charged i will be replacing it tomorrow,,that will be a job,,i will have to pull the carpet and Dynamat,..the dynamat will be the hard part.

I tried to take it out the bottom but that didnt work,
10-18-2019 04:30 PM
1971BB427 Got my 3/8" heim joints, so made up the shifter arm. The lever I got for the trans is an aluminum piece and when I bolted the heim to it the head of the bolt hit the trans in reverse or park. Stupid design with no offset. It's 5/16" thick, and not easily bent, so I countersunk the backside and used a flathead allen bolt to attach the heim and it cleared fine.
Lots of adjustment as each heim end has an inch. So I installed it, and adjusted travel to make 1st-4th easiest to reach, and just a little bit farther to get to park and reverse.

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Park


The stupid shaft on the trans drove me nuts trying to find a nut. Then I remembered it's new enough to be metric!! It's a 10x1.5mm, so went and bought one.
On the way home my trusty '69 Suburban was fine for 3 or 4 stops, and then in the parking lot of the parts store it wouldn't start! I could hear it trying to pull in, but wouldn't crank. The parts store checked the battery and said it was great. I reached down between the headers and tried to twist the hot cable and it moved! I cranked it CW to see if it could be tightened and it started up after that. So had to climb under it when I got home and give it a good wrenching to ensure it was really tight. Not sure how this stuff loosens with a lock washer on it?
10-18-2019 04:26 AM
cozwurth
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Hey Dave! You want to clean out behind that fender brace anyhow. I don't mind finding rivets at all but striking gold is another matter entire. Enjoy your SS fixin hours.

Matt, yeah, I was going to dig into the lower parts of the front fenders anyway, at least as far as cleaning between the parts. That will be for later, though. I was just doing a little exploring there, since I could see evidence of past work. Next up is doing cleanup around the roof skin edges and getting the structure cleaned up.
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