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what did you do in your garage / shop and or driveway today ?


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Brought home the 4 spd vert from storage today and after buying the survivor car Im just not that trilled about this anymore as much

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Today I stripped the metal deck off of my trailer. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the trailer frame is. I used to repair trailers when I was still working and repaired a lot worse than this one. I bought the trailer new in 1989 and used it quite regularly but its only been used a couple of times in the last few years.

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I decided to change electrical wiring under the dash. It all started with pulling out the radio, opening it up and a thorough cleaning. Found that several wires going to the speakers were spliced. With the radio out, I'm changing wiring to the rear speaker, F R switch under the

dash and all the related wires connecting to the radio. Not done yet...



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Prefectca wrote:

Today I stripped the metal deck off of my trailer. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the trailer frame is. I used to repair trailers when I was still working and repaired a lot worse than this one. I bought the trailer new in 1989 and used it quite regularly but its only been used a couple of times in the last few years.

Paul


 Had me confused at first. Thought the old rear diff jack was part of the trailer!? Has the same "patina" biggrin



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

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Brought home the 4 spd vert from storage today and after buying the survivor car Im just not that trilled about this anymore as much

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-- Edited by 70 SS ACADIAN on Thursday 23rd of June 2022 04:14:59 PM


 Well she runs

 



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 Had me confused at first. Thought the old rear diff jack was part of the trailer!? Has the same "patina" biggrin


 Ive had that old bay lift for over thirty years. It always stays outside, it takes up a lot of room and can be hard to move around in the shop because its heavy. I keep the safety latches oiled up and it never fails to work when needed. 

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 You'll need to upload to Youtube then post the link here using the Youtube icon



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 Like this biggrin

 



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A two speed...........is that kinda like low and high range?

Do you mean the car has no 3rd pedal?



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I installed the eBay used PROM that just arrived into my Buick's PCM and it seems to be fixed. I took it for a short (2km) jaunt as it's not licensed yet and the car had lots of power and no engine light. Fingers crossed!

 



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Finally got the wipers working on the Chevelle and changed out the 3/8' 90 OHM Sending unit and replaced with the proper 30 OHM 5/16" Gas Gauge now working!

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Door change on the Cougar,

This project has to move fast and get out of the way wink

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Bought a new tool at Princess Auto,

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The window regulator/motor needed to be changed as the back door's guts were damaged. Powerful 1/4 Pop Rivet gun !

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I finally got around to wet sanding my 94 Chevy Pickup. the box has heavy orange peel (I painted it first and used a different gun than I did on the cab) I started with 1000 grit wet sandpaper and worked up to 2000 grit. Since I've never done this seriously in the past I started with a small area behind the rear wheel. I finished the wet sanding using Meguires 2 stage polish and I have to say I am impressed with the results. The only thing I do notice is a very small amount of orange peel still remains on my "test area". I put a lot of paint on the box and wonder if I'd be safe starting with an 800 grit wet sandpaper and then continuing with the 1000, 1500, 2000? This is a single stage enamel. 



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Got my 94 Park Ave finally licensed. I found this promotional plate that I stuck on the front. I got it when I worked at a Pontiac Buick GMC dealership in the late 90's. Now all I need is my fedora and a box of kleenix on the package tray and I'm alllll set! biggrin

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The old guys always landing a hand and their wisdom to the younger generation! Haha

 

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67Poncho wrote:

The old guys always lending a hand and their wisdom to the younger generation! Haha

 

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 Just the way it should be!



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Just the way it should be!



-- Edited by 4SPEED427 on Friday 1st of July 2022 10:08:20 AM


 HAHA! I somewhat expected a remark of some sort from you... I see you edited... was the poker a little redder in the previous post? hahaha...... BUT, remember, the younger generation such as mine, also have valid and rightful remarks as well...

Good thing that '60 has a 3.36 posi... r/front wheel was stubborn for a 1/2 turn. Extra pull involved.



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Vince, don't read too far into why I edited. I did that because i quoted using the picture but accidentally posted it without adding the comment. I went back and put the comment in later. It's nothing more, don't overthink it!

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Carl, I was chuckling to myself the whole way.. no reading or thinking into it at all. All good.

Bought a '95 S-10 from the insurance back in '16 for parts and the powertrain but have never needed much from it. So, pulled it out from where it has been sitting and now it is time to strategically dismantle it. It has nice wheels on it and being a 2WD, I decided to toss them on my old '58 Biscayne I bought a few years ago for again, you guessed it, for parts. But I said I would see if it would start, it did and now I putter with it..

I removed all the existing wheel studs because I need the 12mm stud for the externally thread lugnut to allow the fitment of the plastic cap to hold the center cap. a much better look for this 3 now dressed up as a 4! hahaha

 

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I spent about 2 hours wet sanding and polishing drivers side box on the pickup. There's still some orange peel but I was concerned about going through the paint. Still it's not bad for being painted in a barn (and my first paint job)

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In March, I removed the Bonneville Convertible Belt Molding and sent the original Parisienne stainless trim in to be polished.

The window felts were cut to fit the longer Bonneville molding.

I also ordered new felts from Classic.

Yesterday, I got notice that the window felts were not expected to be delivered until at least November.

So today, I put the Bonneville trim back on for the summer.

The extra vinyl in the back is to cover the area between the seat and the side trim.

The silver sound deadener would shine through the crack.

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I used the weekend to de-old man my new to me pickup. Did a flip kit with a 5-3 drop, got rid of the canopy, got rid of the mud flaps, went back to 22 wheels. I ran out of energy but the power steps are the next to go. 
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I caught the top of my shiny head, on the trunk lid latch of my daily, for the last time 10 days ago. Measured everything up and worked out slightly longer gas struts would allow it open much more. Just need to figure out how to compress them 1/2 inch to connect them. In the meantime 44" of 2"x2" does the job. Apparently, the first cars made had longer struts but owners were complaining about rain water going the "wrong way" off the lid when opened wet.

A little rainwater's easier to deal with than my head bleeding!

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Good friend at work came to the rescue. He managed to connect one end, compress sufficiently to connect the other end and they're on!

 

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