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Most of last week was very pleasant here, for cooler, less humid weather, BUT my wife works full time from home, so I managed to get a few things done in the shop the one day I didn't work for pay. She had Friday off, so we hit the insulation/girt work hard. Nice that the hot/humid weather came back for those 3 days. We were swimming for 8 hours a day in that oven of a shop. We got 28' of both sidewalls done to the point of tin, but that won't happen this year. WAY too much to do yet, to spend time on that. The ceiling tin will be at the store on Wednesday and I need to add 1 more ceiling joist for that and after mocking up the heater, I need to follow the path of the tubes with 2x6 between the joists to hang it on. We picked up the necessary material Saturday evening, so it's here and I just need to get off my butt and go put it up. After the West wall was done, we put the equipment back and I mounted the air hose reel up further, where it should be able to stay now. Also cleaned up the electrical connection for the compressor.
 

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Where's the refrigerator? Just because you don't drink an occasional Blue Moon doesn't mean the rest of us won't. :)

John
In the lower level of the house. It would just be ANOTHER thing in the way that I have to move around a hundred times until I get the ceiling in...:(
I've almost worn out the legs on the tall wooden ladder, dragging it around along with most everything else in there.:rolleyes:
 

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Where's the refrigerator? Just because you don't drink an occasional Blue Moon doesn't mean the rest of us won't. :)

John
Two or three and imagine it's winter. Then it ought to feel pretty good in there.:drunk:
 

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Another fun day in the "shop". If all, y'all thought I was a little goofy before, this here may just be the puddin on the pie. While I was installing the diagonal boards you see on the base of the joists, I noticed my "floater" joist was a little saggy, so I decided to tie it into the top perlin. Problem was, I couldn't reach that high from the pallet, so I improvised and brought the short wooden ladder up on the pallet. DANG that combo was wobbly to stand on, and when I pulled the trigger on the air nailer, it REALLY wobbled from the recoil...:eek: 4, quick, bangs up there and I scrambled back down to the safety of the pallet and got-r-done...:cool: Joist is now nice and firm. Need to do the other one some other day. Gonna work at Centerline tomorrow. I got a treat for you there, if I remember the camera...;)

The diagonal boards will be the mounting/supports for the heater.
 

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Another fun day in the "shop". If all, y'all thought I was a little goofy before, this here may just be the puddin on the pie. While I was installing the diagonal boards you see on the base of the joists, I noticed my "floater" joist was a little saggy, so I decided to tie it into the top perlin. Problem was, I couldn't reach that high from the pallet, so I improvised and brought the short wooden ladder up on the pallet. DANG that combo was wobbly to stand on, and when I pulled the trigger on the air nailer, it REALLY wobbled from the recoil...:eek: 4, quick, bangs up there and I scrambled back down to the safety of the pallet and got-r-done...:cool: Joist is now nice and firm. Need to do the other one some other day.


ARE YOU OUTTA YER TEENY MIND? That ladder on a pallet thing looks like something I would do. Talk about dangerous! Wobbly, rickety, shifting under your weight. Been there, done that, and never again! Too unsteady, too dangerous, and it looks like a very long way down to the concrete! Just the pallet alone moves under foot too much on my forklift for my peace of mind.

You are scaring us with that set up.

Yup - "a little goofy" sums it up. Sorry, but we would miss you too much if you keep doing that!
 

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Trade the rollback for a bucket truck.
It works as a bucket truck... more antics a month ago...:rolleyes:

The best part, my wife is so accustomed to seeing these things, when she saw the double ladder arrangement yesterday, she just said "that looks really safe"...;)

Well, I can't get the second pic to post upright. She held the camera vertical and that's how the memory wants to keep it. I rotated it in my file, but it keeps coming up sideways...:mad:
 

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It works as a bucket truck... more antics a month ago...:rolleyes:

The best part, my wife is so accustomed to seeing these things, when she saw the double ladder arrangement yesterday, she just said "that looks really safe"...;)

Well, I can't get the second pic to post upright. She held the camera vertical and that's how the memory wants to keep it. I rotated it in my file, but it keeps coming up sideways...:mad:



Next time, close the file after rotating, reopen the file and it should "stick".
 

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I guess I got to work on a "show car" today too, at least that is what the owner calls it...:rolleyes: I only have 1 pic from the side for now and I'll keep the rest of the surprise for when I get it down and can get pics.
For now, we/I am doing a "little" frame repair...:D

Photobucket seems to be working some after their major overhaul, so I've uploaded the pics to there for this post.







I cut out the entire right frame rail to section in a replacement.











 

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That thing is a total rust bucket. :pain:
 

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I can't seem to generate a polite comment. From a technician's standpoint, to me that job is face spit.:mad:
 

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I can't seem to generate a polite comment. From a technician's standpoint, to me that job is face spit.:mad:
You know the routine. Customer insists they want their baby fixed, boss throws a, seemingly, ridiculous price at them and they want it done ASAP...:rolleyes:

$2,500 plus any extra work to repair unseen issues and he was all over it...:( At that point, boss couldn't say "no, we can't fix that" To us, the car isn't worth $2,500. To the owner, it's his "show car". It has 5 Siliken high amp batteries, 4 of them in the trunk and cables as thick as my fingers to power a stereo system he is installing.. I'll get more pics at a later date. Here is just one of the "extra cost" repairs I will be doing. Not a biggy, but more shop time and cost for the owner.



Cut the cage, pry it up and extract the nut. Now I can heat the nut and remove the broken bolt. Place back in cage and weld shut. We have a collection of cushions to replace that without chasing one down to purchase.





This is just an interesting tid-bit of how rust develops. First pic is the frame, with the body mount hole rusted nearly perfectly matching the outside diameter of the cushion. Hard to clearly see how thick the frame material is but it's about 1/16th inch.



Here is the frame material that was stuck to the underside of the cushion. It is 1/4" thick. Rust grows and expands as it eats thru steel. That is why a rust "bubble" pushes paint up as it expands under it. Same with filler spread over bare steel. The metal STILL rusts under the filler and expands, unless the filler and metal are sealed with a coating to prevent any moisture from getting to the metal. Modern epoxies are made to do that and applying filler over the top of an epoxy primer/sealer has become a better way to prevent rust from forming under filler at all.

 

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Yessir, its all about keeping air off the steel. Stuff with air in it can't do that.;)

I absolutely know the drill... laugh it off... Then get to it.:thumbup:

On my current task, per fairly specific conversation with boss and in fairly standard procedure for us, I rattle can etch primer in hideaway potential corrosion spots. Like on my thread now. (We collectively disapprove of weld-thru primer.) But with the understanding that at a few certain points during the buildup, thorough epoxy application is a priority and metal work pauses for that.:)

Around the shop, heres one for our resident Camino fan- :cool:



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That thing is just so fine.:drool: Keep the hand striping though. Color reminds me of the Cordovan Maroon in Lucite on my ex 68 'bu just a whole lot shinier.



Thats a Dynacorn-bodied Camaro in the background and we didn't do the bodywork but theres a good story-



The owner had a 69 that I personally thought was a perfect package, overall. I fixed a parking lot dent on a quarter many years ago. To my dismay, several years back, I was asked to go look at it to determine if it should be fixed. Man, was it a hard hard hit. No, on the fixing. Thing would bring a tear to yer eye looking at it. Fast forward to now and well, there you go. Replacement Camaro!:eek:

TMP, I was reminded by your story there, of a yarn spun by a coworker after lunch yesterday. He stops to fill up his truck and police happen to be taking down some dudes, one in droopy drawers, the other in dredlocks.:rolleyes:

Whose 9mm is this? One guy: Mine.

OK, who do these ten bags of crack cocaine in your pants belong to? Me.

Whose backpack stuffed with crack cocaine is this in the back? Mine.

Possessions were back and forth, readily claimed by whichever guy calmly. Then,

Whose AK-47 assault rifle is this?

In unison, with finger pointing: "His!"

Wheres the shaking my head or facepalm smiley when I need it?:rolleyes:
 

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Wait... in order to "fix" the frame, shouldn't there be on there to fix? Asking for a friend...

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He told me once I was getting better at welding thin air. I told him its the thick air that gives me trouble.;)

Random blurb because so proud... the folks been together 58 years today. So much hoorays!:):):)

By the way, gents... my carb tantrum t'other day was apparently just my normal kicking and screaming over car expense. How my mind works now and most know that. :rolleyes: Pure drama and I'm trying to cut down. Me and my buddy Back Space. I can do something carby but stop at that. Or whatevz. Time to start getting used to scaling back 455 usage.:(

A scrap truck about bought me and the DD today. Never looked or stopped at the sign. I'd say his bumper swished past my one yard line.:pain: But the GTP got another giggle out of me and I spoke to her like a pet, a good girl. Knocking down 24 MPG flat now. Pist Fump!:)

Kidding, I'm no hypermiler. Just waiting for any chance to bury the boostometer and its next to the 24. More sentences to veer toward the GTP-dwelling winter ahead... Man, I gave a Corvette waiting to turn a directly aimed cone full of WOT M90 shriek at about the bottom of second, other morning. I know know the driver got an earload of that.:D Last but not least, the ornery little joker scratched a good second gear rip at part throttle this week.:eek: How about that?:cool:

I will be less boastful after I mow. Its hottish out.:sweat: Good day.:)
 
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