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Old 06-10-2018, 08:56 AM
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Made a chow run this AM and found a super-messy new SUV-vs new SUV wreck and cops blocking the five lane highway just ahead of my turn. One was splattered out over an area of several yards of highway, the other had gone towards a restaurant and stopped on their sign pole. Front ends wiped off both, ankle deep broken plastic blanketing the scene and two cop SUVs parked in the highway, nobody around though.

Gals at the drive thru window where I headed asked if I saw it, I said drove around it. They said they watched both parties take off on foot. One immediately, one after reality sunk in. Beer cans everywhere. Don't see that every day! Drivers around here want blood.

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Made a chow run this AM and found a super-messy new SUV-vs new SUV wreck and cops blocking the five lane highway just ahead of my turn. One was splattered out over an area of several yards of highway, the other had gone towards a restaurant and stopped on their sign pole. Front ends wiped off both, ankle deep broken plastic blanketing the scene and two cop SUVs parked in the highway, nobody around though.

Gals at the drive thru window where I headed asked if I saw it, I said drove around it. They said they watched both parties take off on foot. One immediately, one after reality sunk in. Beer cans everywhere. Don't see that every day! Drivers around here want blood.

YEOW! When I wasn't working on my truck yesterday, I was hanging out with Elvis.

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Old 06-10-2018, 10:32 AM
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YEOW! When I wasn't working on my truck yesterday, I was hanging out with Elvis.

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Were them peanut butter and banana sandwiches any good?
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:36 AM
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Were them peanut butter and banana sandwiches any good?
They are actually!

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I don't doubt that. Were they deep fried?

All I did today was pick up trash in the garage, vacuum the GTP a little and just hosed the bird S off the 69 so its off for a dry(ing) run while shadows are long and where mosquitoes are thick. Parking lights on, all glass down, arm on top of door, cow pastures both sides, cooled down to mid 80s, sunset, ah. Blip it under the bridge. I hope traffic is dead.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:42 PM
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I got out there and worked my ever loving butt off sand blasting, welding up more crap found, grinding, plannishing, and came in giving up.

I then went back out there tonight after falling asleep on the couch and did a bunch more. Made all the patches and welded up my floor pan. I am sorry, if you think John is "frugal" I make him look like Imelda Marcos. I gave up thinking about it and just patched up the floor, done deal and will move onto the next thing.

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I got out there and worked my ever loving butt off sand blasting, welding up more crap found, grinding, plannishing, and came in giving up.

I then went back out there tonight after falling asleep on the couch and did a bunch more. Made all the patches and welded up my floor pan. I am sorry, if you think John is "frugal" I make him look like Imelda Marcos. I gave up thinking about it and just patched up the floor, done deal and will move onto the next thing.

Brian
There is nothing I hate to do more than sand blasting. It is slow, nasty, dirty, thankless work.I am really excited to see you making so much progress though. It won't be long until you have it in epoxy.

How are the front fenders and splash apron?

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I have a friend in Rome that does "dustless blasting,,that seems to be the way to go,,if you have one in your area ,,they come to you,no mess to clean up.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:49 AM
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I try not to do much on cars on the weekends. That is time with my wife and for yard work. This weekend was very low-key, in that the weather wasn't very suitable for yard work Saturday either. We relaxed and she worked on her quilting. Sunday, we weeded a flower bed in the front yard and went to dinner.
The wheel bearing that has been making noise on the HHR has been slowly getting louder and yesterday, it seemed to make a major increase to the point that she said it sounds like it's coming from my feet, which are very close to the bearing location. So, today, I'll pull the wheel and rotate the hub, hoping to make a definitive diagnosis and replace tha danged thang. I've had a new one on the bench for a couple months now, but couldn't find any play or roughness in either side.
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I have a friend in Rome that does "dustless blasting,,that seems to be the way to go,,if you have one in your area ,,they come to you,no mess to clean up.
We had a couple dustless blasted, and it was a fairly gigantic mess. It took me 3 full days to clean up a 69 Chevelle body shell enough for epoxy, after dustless. Blaster guy took days also and it cost him a lot to do the job. Maybe we are calling different methods by the same name? This was baking soda glass and water in our case. Huge mess on ground afterward.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:21 AM
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I try not to do much on cars on the weekends. That is time with my wife and for yard work. This weekend was very low-key, in that the weather wasn't very suitable for yard work Saturday either. We relaxed and she worked on her quilting. Sunday, we weeded a flower bed in the front yard and went to dinner.
The wheel bearing that has been making noise on the HHR has been slowly getting louder and yesterday, it seemed to make a major increase to the point that she said it sounds like it's coming from my feet, which are very close to the bearing location. So, today, I'll pull the wheel and rotate the hub, hoping to make a definitive diagnosis and replace tha danged thang. I've had a new one on the bench for a couple months now, but couldn't find any play or roughness in either side.
I don't comment here often, but if the hub has sealed bearings I'd change it as soon as possible.
In Feb of 2015 I was heading to Ohio for my Step Father's funeral in my 04 Dodge Dakota. The left side had been screaming off and on for awhile but I was sure I could make it to Dayton. Seven miles into Ohio on I-70 it the hub seized and the whole wheel assembly broke away. I had been running about 70 mph in the left lane and when the steering wheel twitched I let off the gas but I was running 55 or 60 when it broke. Fortunately there was no traffic around me and I was able to get the truck over to the right shoulder and stopped without any further damage. So if those are sealed hubs, for your wife's sake, I'd change them out.
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There is nothing I hate to do more than sand blasting. It is slow, nasty, dirty, thankless work.I am really excited to see you making so much progress though. It won't be long until you have it in epoxy.

How are the front fenders and splash apron?

Imelda
Let me put it this way John, the CAB is the work, the rest is all super nice. I am sure I will have to blast here and there or I am over praising them but the fenders and all were DAMN nice the last time I looked them over. We are still talking stripping and skim coat of filler and all that. But they are super nice, as is the bed. We will see though, this cab surprised me too. I didn't think I had so much to do.

When I get there it will be all about what mods I want to make, or leave them as they are and get her done much faster. That will be the BIG question. I have mods in my head that I planned on doing, will I do them now after taking so long to get the cab in primer, I don't know.

The hood has to be sectioned of course, but the rest, we will see.

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One of my big WTH do I do moments here. I have to figure out what I am going to do with the seat. On the last cab I removed this riser, but I REALLY don't want to. The last cab was chopped 4 inches and I bolted 65 Cutless bucket seats in there. I really don't want to do this, I want the stock seat modified to lower it, looks like that may not be possible.

Anyone have a stock seat frame they can drop off at my house? "D

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One of my big WTH do I do moments here. I have to figure out what I am going to do with the seat. On the last cab I removed this riser, but I REALLY don't want to. The last cab was chopped 4 inches and I bolted 65 Cutless bucket seats in there. I really don't want to do this, I want the stock seat modified to lower it, looks like that may not be possible.

Anyone have a stock seat frame they can drop off at my house? "D

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We had a couple dustless blasted, and it was a fairly gigantic mess. It took me 3 full days to clean up a 69 Chevelle body shell enough for epoxy, after dustless. Blaster guy took days also and it cost him a lot to do the job. Maybe we are calling different methods by the same name? This was baking soda glass and water in our case. Huge mess on ground afterward.
I buy a "black beauty" blasting media from a local brick and block store. I don't know what it is made of, but is available in different grits and cuts like crazy out of a pressure blaster. It is so aggressive that it actually showers sparks when blasting steel. I use a 1/8" orfice ceramic nozzle. Gauntlet leather gloves and a leather coat along with a face shield, welding hat, ear muffs, and a dust mask strongly recommended.
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