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Yesterday 08:23 PM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Last week I was in here extolling the virtues of ice as first aid, and doing good. Today I botched my own first aid. One of those bottom fender bolts had put a rip in the bolt slot and I grabbed that end while cutting foam loose.

Got a tiny left middle fingerprint slice. Took a few to start bleeding and I kept on but man it hurt a little more'n it should. I figured deep maybe. Took the bullhead approach and just wrapped it with bandaid tape from my lunchbox and back I went, at it.

Endo the day I peels the tape and oh... piece of "metal" in there. And some more whats all this gunk.

I'll take a can of that Duh now. Toss me one, wouldya Pugs. Is that stuff safe to irrigate a wound with?



I have a little prospecting to do. Magnet no help on this one.

Wow did I ever encounter a jerk in a Mustang on the way home. Backed into my lane going about ten in reverse with the GTP that many yards away. Then at the light, went right on red pulling out in front of another car who had to slam brakes.

I was reminded of a song I heard today... "with the glass so dark, they won't even know your name." This joker had that. Hope they could read lips in the rearview through it.
You do own a pocket knife dont you,,,,

I normaly use kerosene ar diesel just pour it liberly across the cut,it normally womt even bet sore and Very Rarly will it get infected,, i have been working on my truck and stuck my hand and arn it the fuel tank until bellding stops and nost times it dont get sore,, i worked in the laundry a couple months after school for dying carpet, i have used the bleach,,it will heal it real fast but it does burn,
Yesterday 07:34 PM
Too Many Projects Thought I posted this last night,, but I don't see it on here. Wouldn't be the first time time I did a "review" and then close the window without posting...

I bought an used wheel for the Silverado, to replace the scuffed one from the divider scrape last year.
And I had to remove a 2x4 in the room divider at the back of the shop and replace it with a 4x4 for a future header beam. Then the wife and I cut and put up the insulation. She drives the forklift and lifts me up to start the stapling at the top and we work our way down. That old forklift is a manual trans too...
She had a 1985 Prelude with a 5 speed when I met her. Gotta love a woman who knows how to work a stick...
Yesterday 07:22 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by zippi View Post
Bought a couple new Craftsman cabinets and got them put into place. I really like the "Proudly Made In The USA". Not to sure about the other part.
I read about those type labels. They are deceiving to fool the public that they are buying "American", when the parts are manufactured in china and shipped here to be "assembled". ...MADE in the USA...
Yesterday 07:09 PM
cozwurth I FINALLY found a place local that still carries some of the black ABS pipe fittings. They were mighty proud of them, too. Sheesh... At any rate, I have one cooking down in a mason jar of acetone now. Hopefully I will be able to get it to the consistency of pudding so I can use it to "glue" my bezel back together. I have another part of the dash that needs to be glued back in place, too. IF the "ABS pudding" stuff works I will finally be able to get the bezel died to match the rest of the dash. Or what's left of it, anyway. It worked for a guy on You-tube, but he used ABS airsoft bb's. Couldn't find any of them locally, either. Then I still have to figure out how to secure the bezel to the dash along the top. I think I have that worked out, but I will need to get it in place first.
Yesterday 06:51 PM
John long My pedal is now drilled with a couple of extra holes. The Z-bar lever is also drilled and has been installed back in the car.

The Mustang/Bronco clutch rod boot I ordered requires a 1 1/2 hole but the closest I have is a 1 3/8 Greenlee punch. The boot should be here tomorrow so we will see how it is going to work out.

Time in the shop is getting increasingly hard to come by.

John




Yesterday 06:23 PM
123pugsy Nice find. I can never find them used. Need one at work and the thought of buying another new piece of crap has us without a bench grinder.
Yesterday 06:12 PM
cerial Cleaned up the garage shed, and barn. Took a trip to the dump and swung into a yard sale on the way back where I picked this baby up for $5.
I fired it up and it works great. The disc even look like new.



Now I have no need for another grinder I have half a dozen. But I turned the thing and the bearings had this thing rotating and rotating and its still going.

Then I get the idea of this little wind chime thing that came with the house and I just have not taken down.



If I was to mount two of those things made out of 2 liters onto each end of this bench grinder that puppy has potential to make a nice wind generator.

Now I know nothing about electric motors. But I am willing to learn and like to learn new things. So I tore into this thing and in fact it is like freaking new.

So the rest of my night and a couple hours this weekend will be learning how to turn this little thing into a generator.




Yesterday 06:01 PM
whinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by zippi View Post
Bought a couple new Craftsman cabinets and got them put into place. I really like the "Proudly Made In The USA". Not to sure about the other part.
I didn't know someone loved red more than me?

On ya mate.

Russ
Yesterday 05:52 PM
idrivejunk Last week I was in here extolling the virtues of ice as first aid, and doing good. Today I botched my own first aid. One of those bottom fender bolts had put a rip in the bolt slot and I grabbed that end while cutting foam loose.

Got a tiny left middle fingerprint slice. Took a few to start bleeding and I kept on but man it hurt a little more'n it should. I figured deep maybe. Took the bullhead approach and just wrapped it with bandaid tape from my lunchbox and back I went, at it.

Endo the day I peels the tape and oh... piece of "metal" in there. And some more whats all this gunk.

I'll take a can of that Duh now. Toss me one, wouldya Pugs. Is that stuff safe to irrigate a wound with?

I have a little prospecting to do. Magnet no help on this one.

Wow did I ever encounter a jerk in a Mustang on the way home. Backed into my lane going about ten in reverse with the GTP that many yards away. Then at the light, went right on red pulling out in front of another car who had to slam brakes.

I was reminded of a song I heard today... "with the glass so dark, they won't even know your name." This joker had that. Hope they could read lips in the rearview through it.
Yesterday 04:35 PM
496CHEVY3100 Not really getting a lot of work done,,i have been working on my MGB replacing the ignition switch,,no one had a blank to make me a key..

Saturday i was working and my wife started yelling really loud she walked inside the shop an stepped on a copperhead snake at the door it was under the S10 i was sitting in front of and coming toward me,,then yesterday right in the same place Yep another Copperhead she didnt step on it but almost,,it was hard to kill it ran under some metal tubing and expanfed metal i had stacked outside the door i have to build a trailer with,,it took about an hour to dig him out but we got him,,,,they were near the same size so i am guessing he has a family real close by..they are coming inside ,i guess the concrete floor is cool to them.
Yesterday 12:53 PM
Rip VW IDJ,
Congrats on the successful fender swap. Ya know I wish I could bypass that ABS Thing but everything is integrated so if one thing fails it all is affected. This escape is AWD and the simple failure took out ABS and traction control not to mention other secret functions I haven't even seen yet. I think the worst part is you can't bypass anything without affecting other systems. (All computer controlled ya know. I never liked ABS and as far as the AWD that is a pain in the *** anyway. I wish a person could temporarily bypass any failures but of course the manufactures want you to take it to a dealer as they don't want the liability in today's litigation times! I guess this is what I get for not keeping up with technology...

Short story, When I was still working I was the Northwest support IT Coordinator for a fortune 500 company. I was constantly going to classes traveling for training and trying to keep up with the latest in IT Technology. When I took my medical retirement in 2003 I tried keeping up with technology but found the changes to fast and to keep up with and now a days I struggle keeping my own computers running. I could still keep up if I wanted but I really lost my interest to have the latest and greatest technology as it is a constant changing world out there and I have better things to do than to be a slave to computers. Now I am trying to live low tech and all of these gadgets are driving me crazy.....I am with you Matt and sure long for "The good ol days"......
Yesterday 11:32 AM
cozwurth Well, we survived the storm. Looks like the eye went right over us over night/this morning. Power went out early AM, and came back on at about 1130. Looks like the only damage we got was a small downed tree that I will have to cut up. A motel a few miles down the road had the entire roof ripped off, so I think we came out ok. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Yesterday 11:27 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
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.
Hahahaha!

Well, I ran my mouth and was promptly put back in my place by the world. Imagine that. I really don't mind at all... but,

Never wanted to touch one of them aluminum trucks.

But this morning's suprise task was changing a fender on a '20 F350-



Done now, took 3 hours. This was the damage-



Looks like this behind it-



This sucked, cutting the fender off the baffle foam-



Used a table knife for that. Otherwise, I just walked up to it and changed out a fender like I knew what I was doing and fortunately the truck didn't know any better. So it let me. Popping the fender off the headlight clip sight unseen was a leap of faith but made short work of it. I'll be danged.

And I probably will be.

One thing about it... I just bolted it down on the witness marks and shut the hood. Try that with old junk.
Yesterday 10:43 AM
zippi
* Craftsman Cabinets*

Bought a couple new Craftsman cabinets and got them put into place. I really like the "Proudly Made In The USA". Not to sure about the other part.
Yesterday 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.
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