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


Finished the rough bodywork and primed the Catalina then left for Florida.

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Looks pretty nice jim, might have to put a railing on the deck, somebody might fall in the water.



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Lemans64 wrote:

Looks pretty nice jim, might have to put a railing on the deck, somebody might fall in the water.


 Permanent low tide at that location!!!



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Gotta put some nice cleats along that dock for the look!



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cdnpont wrote:

Gotta put some nice cleats along that dock for the look!


 They are coming. Along with bumpers down, ropes, gang way (ramp) etc. Collecting oars,paddles,anchors, big rope  etc for display.



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Just moving along on the wifes bronco, 10 months in but the end is near. Ton of metal work done on this and doors and gaps are notoriously bad on these so I spent many hours on them. 

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All I can say is WOW !



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Fantastic job on the Bronco!

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Very professional looking work.

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Today I am working on a mobility scooter. It has a fault code for motor voltage. From the Internet I learned that the most likely cause of this code is a short or open circuit in the drive motor. I have found that the brushes are stuck in the brush holders and I have the motor through bolts soaking with penetrating oil as they also dont want to cooperate. I am impressed by the suspension system in this scooter though. 

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Bronco Looks Sweet.



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Installed a tonneau on our new truck.

Yes, I know the hard covers that flip are nice! Yes, I know they make flush mount roll up covers! 

For reasons I won't get into this one best suits our needs though. 

I love the look of the hard 3 piece flip covers, no doubt.

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It's a bit cold and rainy today however I managed to get my snow tires mounted on the Accord plus scout the property to find any dead trees that fell during Fiona. I wouldn't mind having a bit more seasoned wood this year. We found two good sized dead trees down- one a White Birch, the other an Aspen. Hopefully we'll get at least one of them cut and split this weekend.
I still can't get over the carnage in our woods.


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Since I haven't been able to sell our 97 Silverado (unsafetied) I figured I'd give it an inspection of my own before I take it in for a safety. All 4 ball joints were tight but the top ball joint boots weren't holding grease (cracked) so I replaced both uppers. Put on new disc pads right away also. The old ones likely would have passed safety but since I had the wheels off and saw they were worn, figured might as well. Put on the new front brake hoses that I bought years ago and forgot about, they were under the seat in the truck when I was cleaning the interior the other day! Repacked front wheel bearings while I was in there too. Bleed the brakes tomorrow and as long as that goes well I think it will pass a safety with flying colours. 



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Heading to a workshop this morning titled "Creating Climate Resilient Forests & Hurricane Forest Management" which should give me insight on what trees to plant to replace the dozens we lost. Later I hope to remove a couple of large dead trees that went down in our woods hoping the wood is dry enough to use in the wood stove this year.


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Took all the silly cladding off the 2021 SUV.

First oil undercoating being done this week.

All this stuff does is holds the salt and sand against the body.

It also prevents access to the critical areas of the car, when the car is oiled.

I wont have to do this every year as the re-installed cladding will protect the oil coating.

Did this to my 2012 when it was new and I sold that rust free car for a pretty good buck this year.

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Not sure I'll ever even do the dual conversion but I just unwrapped the NOS 1967 Parisienne/Impala dual master cylinder I bought.  Figured I'd grab it while I could find one because it seems manual drum brake cylinders aren't as easy to find as the ones for disc brakes. 

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Has the residual valves?



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No but I can't see why it won't work together with the 67 metering block which I also have?



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Started with the blow dryer and blew it out.

So,

A torch, box cutter blade and a lot of patience,

I rescued a perfect stainless plate from an old I.P. cluster.

This will replace the buckled one on my convertible.

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I remember buying a NOS plate for my 69 Laurentian but never did adhere it in place. I think I used 2 way tape over top the plastic that covered the adhesive. It's likely still on that car the same way!

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I think you have to basically come up with a way that nice plate can expand free of the base when you mount it. The sun hits that aluminum, it gets really hot, and it grows a lot. The glue comes away in certain areas, and the plate buckles and deforms.

I'd affix a minimum of pins on the back of that metal trim, drilling corresponding holes in the bezel slightly larger than the pin. Place felt squares over the pins. Then secure the pins in the back where they come through, in a way they can actually slide around when it grows. Basically allow it to float.



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cdnpont wrote:

Gotta put some nice cleats along that dock for the look!


 Cleats are in and bumpers are down Mark. She can blow all she wants and wont float away.....biggrin

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Nothing worse to see a boat dry docked after a good wind.



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Looking real good Jim.

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