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Old 12-19-2015, 09:45 AM
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I have 2 of these 6X8 screens on casters. They are a bit spendy at $150 each. I also have burn blankets I lay over the windows. The screens do take up floor space and can be a pain to find a parking spot in the shop, when not in use.



A screen hung on a shower like track that you could push back against the wall when not in use would work well and not get too expensive. This 6X8 screen is $50. A length of 3/4" conduit and shower hooks should keep the cost down.

I am going to look into something that I can pull all the way across the garage separating the truck area from the Gran Sport area.

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Old 12-19-2015, 10:30 AM
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Got a few more seams welded up on the inside of the window frame on the drivers door. I can't believe what a pain it is with the Gran Sport in there protecting it from sparks. I can't move it out right now because I swiped the battery for Nicks Falcon. Tomorrow we go and get one now that we know it was his battery all along that was giving him trouble.

But I am thinking about making some sort of curtain too, I have to be able to walk right out there and do something without spending my five minutes on getting ready.

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Here was my solution to a similar problem. I tapled a fairly heavy visquine along the ceiling and added some strings about every 3-4 feet. I can tie it up as it is now or unroll it if I need to spray paint, sand blast, or something else that is particularly dirty. It is about 2 feet too long so if I am using the exhaust fan, I can tape or weight the bottom to keep it in place.

Now this part may be wishfull thinking!........ It seems to me, if I blow it off good before I paint, it developes static electricity which attracts the dust away from the car. The last few times I have painted with this set up, I was pleasantly surprized at how little trash I got.

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Are you talking about sectioning the body, yeah it's sectioned. Or are you referring to the top? It's lengthened and the posts were leaned too, a little of both.

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We use the term section on the body here. I must have missed you sectioning the body...
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:02 AM
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Broke a head bolt off while running the bolts up to 65 pounds. Came up to 45 pounds fine, but while pulling up to 65 pounds, it just kept going. As I'm pulling, I'm thinking "this doesn't feel <snap> right". It was a brand new set of Fel Pro head bolts, too. Cost me another $56 for another head gasket, and another set of bolts. At least the break was above the deck surface, and the remains backed out easily with a pair of vise grips. Looking at the bolt, it looks like it stretched a bit before it broke, which is probably why it just didn't feel right before it snapped.
You should be able to get your money back for the broken bolt/set.
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:04 AM
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We use the term section on the body here. I must have missed you sectioning the body...
Same here, I just didn't understand because in that photo you can't see much of that. Yeah, it's sectioned 2.5 inches and chopped 3.5.




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Old 12-19-2015, 11:08 AM
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Same here, I just didn't understand because in that photo you can't see much of that. Yeah, it's sectioned 2.5 inches and chopped 3.5.




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Oh.. I thought that was your other cab...
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Oh.. I thought that was your other cab...
No, the original cab that I chopped when I was a kid was only chopped and it's gone. This is the cab I got to replace it. Now.....20 years later maybe I can get it done.

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Old 12-19-2015, 11:29 PM
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I have plastic up on the ceiling joists to keep things out of what is up there. I spent the day making a curtain to protect the Gran Sport. I ran a thin cable across the garage after putting eyelets in the wall's top plate and a few on ceiling joists. I got some tarps from HF put a few more grommets in them (with a HF kit) and wham, full curtain!

Now I can walk out there and do something much nicer not having to be worried about the sparks and crap as I am working. I also fixed some lights in there so I an see what the heck I am doing.

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Old 12-19-2015, 11:37 PM
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This sign came from a restoration shop I worked at in the late seventies. I had to laugh because this was my problem with the poor lighting and such, I did some crappy work that I had to fix, yep, words to live by.

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static electricity in the shop

from John long's post
" "Here was my solution to a similar problem. I tapled a fairly heavy visquine along the ceiling and added some strings about every 3-4 feet. I can tie it up as it is now or unroll it if I need to spray paint, sand blast, or something else that is particularly dirty. It is about 2 feet too long so if I am using the exhaust fan, I can tape or weight the bottom to keep it in place.

Now this part may be wishfull thinking!........ It seems to me, if I blow it off good before I paint, it developes static electricity which attracts the dust away from the car. The last few times I have painted with this set up, I was pleasantly surprized at how little trash I got. " "

MY 2 cents for what it's worth.

I worked at a place that made High Res computer monitors and on some we installed a sonic touch screen over the face
Dust particles in between were a problem and we used an ion generator to minimize dust in the work area. It has an electrical power pack and a difuser that we hooked up dry air to put a gentle air stream into the area. When the company closed I bought a lot of stuff. I have never hooked it up. but have only sprayed primer since then, or spray canned stuff. There are a lot of Ion generators on the net, I don't know how they would work in a garage.
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Old 12-22-2015, 08:20 PM
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Daaaaaamn, a 396 '69 Camaro, that is about as cool as you can get with a Camaro. Right on, looks like a bad *** car!

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I welded up a few more seams in the drivers door. The curtain worked great, walked out welded, cut, ground, welded, and walked out.

I also put a new battery in the Gran Sport. Back a while ago I took the one out of it to put in the Falcon and I gave it to Nick for Christmas.

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I put a new battery in my 2011 K1500 yesterday too. When we went to look at the truck last July, the battery was stone dead from sitting on the lot for months. I knew it wouldn't be good enough to start it once it got cold here. I went to start the truck last Friday after sitting for a week. The temp was only down to 22 and it turned over slowly....

Dang batteries have gotten expensive....$140..

I've bought 4 vehicles in the last 18 months that didn't have a battery.
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I bought 4 a couple weeks ago,1 for the golf cart and 1 for a 2004 Cavalier thar I bought to flip WalMart had a pallet of 650 amp on sale for $48 each
but the 2- I had to use in my Chevy diesel 800 cca were $i39 each
but I didn't want to chance the lower cca batterys,
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