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Old 01-11-2016, 09:18 AM
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welding all the wore out tools together to make something else .....like a garden bench....would save your frugal status. I saw one and it was way cool.
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There ya go, MR. Frugal ..........
What a great idea but.....If I make yard art out of my worn out tools what would I do with the empty tool box?

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What a great idea but.....If I make yard art out of my worn out tools what would I do with the empty tool box?

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Rent it out as "Low Income Housing"?

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Old 01-11-2016, 10:55 AM
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Well after a couple of days cleaning up the shop, today I am getting back to work on the chassis. I have to fab up some mouning plates for a receiver hitch and a mounting frame for the e-brake. It is nice to be cleaned up from all the weeks of bodywork. Especially since all the paets have been delivered to the painter.
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I got out there for a few minutes. I am pretty tired tonight, you see I didn't get home from my daughters until last night about Midnight.

But I gave the "die" a little test and it looks to be working out good. I need to tack weld the piece in, but really, I also need to leave it larger then mark and cut what I need after the line has been hammered in. But this worked out pretty good for the first try.

Oh, and the pizzas The first one is what I had last night about three hours from my home, which is why I was so late getting home. But check this out, it's artichoke! Artichoke dip, Pancetta, red pepper flake, Mozzarella, and pickled artichoke hearts. I ate the whole thing myself!

The other one is a Curry pizza from an Indian place in town. It's a Chilli Paneer, Curry sauce, cheese, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, red onion, masala Paneer (a cheese), green onions and fresh cilantro. Now, that is the pizza I had for dinner Saturday night here in town, about 3 miles from home. I walked home to work it off. I joked with my wife I should have walked home last night to work off the artichoke one...that would have been150 miles.

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What a great idea but.....If I make yard art out of my worn out tools what would I do with the empty tool box?

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Go around to yard sales next summer and buy more...
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Oh come on now, you didn't think I was done already did you? I had to install a seat handle in my sister-in-law's Ford Explorer. Funny stuff, they had a few different ones, I bought the wrong one first, $14 the correct one which is basically identical, just a tiny different shape, $50! Dogs, friggin dogs.

Anyway, it's done.

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Old 01-12-2016, 04:54 AM
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Sunday night at 9 pm, we noticed the house was quite chilly. I checked the temp on the thermostat and it was 62 This wasn't good since it was set at 71 and the temp outside was -7 already, heading down to -14. I went to the basement to check the furnace and sure enough, it would fire up and then go out right away. Why do these events always seem to happen late on a weekend night ??? I grabbed the phone book and called a few "emergency repair" numbers. One guy was a jerk and said he had been sleeping in his truck and I had woken him up and he was just leaving for another call... huh ?? OK, bye. I talked with another guy who was on the road from another repair and could be here in 15 minutes...great, see you then. He said it would cost us $120 for him to show up and diagnose the problem...uh, OK. I had already figured out it was a problem with the thermocouple type part and that is what it was. On an electronic unit it's a "flame sensor". He had a universal replacement in his truck and had it repaired in under 15 minutes. Then he figured up the bill. The initial $120 didn't include the install, that was another $30, plus the part and tax, $33, the total was $183. I was very relieved that we were able to get the furnace working again on short notice but really, he couldn't have just installed the part for the $120 service call cost ? The furnace is 8 years old and he said that is about the life expectancy of that sensor. Guess who will be buying another one to have on hand....
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Sunday night at 9 pm, we noticed the house was quite chilly. I checked the temp on the thermostat and it was 62 This wasn't good since it was set at 71 and the temp outside was -7 already, heading down to -14. I went to the basement to check the furnace and sure enough, it would fire up and then go out right away. Why do these events always seem to happen late on a weekend night ??? I grabbed the phone book and called a few "emergency repair" numbers. One guy was a jerk and said he had been sleeping in his truck and I had woken him up and he was just leaving for another call... huh ?? OK, bye. I talked with another guy who was on the road from another repair and could be here in 15 minutes...great, see you then. He said it would cost us $120 for him to show up and diagnose the problem...uh, OK. I had already figured out it was a problem with the thermocouple type part and that is what it was. On an electronic unit it's a "flame sensor". He had a universal replacement in his truck and had it repaired in under 15 minutes. Then he figured up the bill. The initial $120 didn't include the install, that was another $30, plus the part and tax, $33, the total was $183. I was very relieved that we were able to get the furnace working again on short notice but really, he couldn't have just installed the part for the $120 service call cost ? The furnace is 8 years old and he said that is about the life expectancy of that sensor. Guess who will be buying another one to have on hand....
Funny you two guys mentioned your latest problems. One of my pups just ate my Direct TV Controller and I was just ready to go down to the basement and clean the sensor in my furness.

Must be catching.

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Sunday night at 9 pm, we noticed the house was quite chilly. I checked the temp on the thermostat and it was 62 This wasn't good since it was set at 71 and the temp outside was -7 already, heading down to -14. I went to the basement to check the furnace and sure enough, it would fire up and then go out right away. Why do these events always seem to happen late on a weekend night ??? I grabbed the phone book and called a few "emergency repair" numbers. One guy was a jerk and said he had been sleeping in his truck and I had woken him up and he was just leaving for another call... huh ?? OK, bye. I talked with another guy who was on the road from another repair and could be here in 15 minutes...great, see you then. He said it would cost us $120 for him to show up and diagnose the problem...uh, OK. I had already figured out it was a problem with the thermocouple type part and that is what it was. On an electronic unit it's a "flame sensor". He had a universal replacement in his truck and had it repaired in under 15 minutes. Then he figured up the bill. The initial $120 didn't include the install, that was another $30, plus the part and tax, $33, the total was $183. I was very relieved that we were able to get the furnace working again on short notice but really, he couldn't have just installed the part for the $120 service call cost ? The furnace is 8 years old and he said that is about the life expectancy of that sensor. Guess who will be buying another one to have on hand....
I just replaced the thermocoupler last week,,A Cold weather thing ,,,mine worked fine in daytime around 60 or so but at night when it dropped doen in the 40s it would go to pilot,,i replaced it in about 15 minutes ,I happened to have a spare I bought a couple years ago and it ws not the problem back then.
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We don't have a pilot, we have electronic ign which uses a glow plug, per say. Went out on a Sunday nite a few years ago. Called "our guy". We could save a bunch of money by waiting until Monday. So that's what we did. Got down to -20 that nite. Just threw another dog on the bed and slept fine. Much to our surprise, it was still 55 in the house the next morn.....
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Got ready to strip the chassis for powder coating...



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Coming off the frame, aaah. The right equipment takes out all the sketchiness of that job. You painting or powder coating the chassis?

Heres another cat in need of an intervention... everyone liked the last one so much lol. All I can say is I bought one while I was there. Get yours.

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Today I finished up another task and began this one... putting a fabbed bed floor in a '67 Ford Ranger. Other techs did other stuff to this bed, and it took four of us to work that thing through the bead roller which was a learning process. See the second rib from the right? Yep learning to work together with a big sheet there. Anyway, one guy fitted it then it was prepped and epoxied. Now I'm gonna install it.



I put a little rust converter here and there before I walked out. The wheelhouse replacement was done by a guy who is no longer there and those are kind of a mess, you know how that goes. I'm just getting started.





The cab thats over here goes with it, and before I continue with the bed...



gonna shave these holes in the dash-



While you're in, lets look around the shop...

Heres that 48 Chevy taxi-cab-to-be quicky paint job-



Lets have a look in that picnic basket-

Deuces on a Fenton with split manifolds! Hey... wait... WTH? aw maaan.



Can't win 'em all. At least theres Chevys in the shop!

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Cool stuff there Junk.

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Coming off the frame, aaah. The right equipment takes out all the sketchiness of that job. You painting or powder coating the chassis?

Heres another cat in need of an intervention... everyone liked the last one so much lol. All I can say is I bought one while I was there. Get yours.

Vintage Pontiac Stash Story by Matt Bigelow (drivejunk) | Photobucket

Today I finished up another task and began this one... putting a fabbed bed floor in a '67 Ford Ranger. Other techs did other stuff to this bed, and it took four of us to work that thing through the bead roller which was a learning process. See the second rib from the right? Yep learning to work together with a big sheet there. Anyway, one guy fitted it then it was prepped and epoxied. Now I'm gonna install it.



I put a little rust converter here and there before I walked out. The wheelhouse replacement was done by a guy who is no longer there and those are kind of a mess, you know how that goes. I'm just getting started.





The cab thats over here goes with it, and before I continue with the bed...



gonna shave these holes in the dash-



While you're in, lets look around the shop...

Heres that 48 Chevy taxi-cab-to-be quicky paint job-



Lets have a look in that picnic basket-

Deuces on a Fenton with split manifolds! Hey... wait... WTH? aw maaan.



Can't win 'em all. At least theres Chevys in the shop!

Those look like singles ,,could be wrong though
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Those look like singles ,,could be wrong though
You are correct sir. Have a diet Dr Pepper air cleaner! I said that wrong,meant two carbs. Hey but just imagine what that setup goes for in Cuba!
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