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Lakeroadster
01-12-2014, 08:59 PM
Doesn't have to be car related.... just tell us what you worked on today! A smart mans learns from his own mistakes, a wise man learns from the mistakes of others :wave2:

Lakeroadster
01-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Installed a second 7500 BTU heater in the shop, tired of being cold while working on schtuff. Strange how as a fella get's long in the tooth that the cold creeps into your bones.

ROYO
01-12-2014, 11:57 PM
I worked on my 69. Well i tried to adjust my hood. and i put some siding and a gutter on back of my house lol put seats in blake's k5 . i.m also putting newer seats in my k5

BAGGED70C-10
01-13-2014, 01:24 AM
Working on my Garage trying to get things in some sort of organization.
I can at least see from one side to the next.
hahaha

Az Geezer
01-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Spent the day taking everything out of the 5 car garage, cleaned it out, and put all the stuff back in. I'm amazed how much dirt and bugs and stuff accumulates in there. I do that about twice a year. But it's done! Friday I finished cleaning up and reorganizing my shop. Saturday, I hauled two loads of water and fixed my lift and did an oil change on Bonnie's Tahoe. Got a lot done on my three day weekend.

ROYO
01-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Just got back from a bolt place got 16 5/16 nuts bolts washers blaa blaa. also got 8 3/8s with nut washers locks . I wanted grade 8 stuff . it was 21$ wow i like to of fell in the floor til i priced the same stuff at home depot and Lowe's lol

Az Geezer
01-14-2014, 12:35 PM
Grade 8 ain't cheap...........it's strong. I use grade 8 a lot. Anytime it involves grading safety, I opt for grade 8

64tonka
01-14-2014, 07:24 PM
well ! today I worked in the garage trying to at least get some of it cleaned, then I worked out back in what I call my hardware store again getting things back where they belong, I have collected so many bolts, nuts etc. that I hardly have to go buy them but it's a lot of work, I will be continue to work on getting it all done before it gets hot again.

have a great day
Henry.

Rich 5150 69
01-15-2014, 12:25 AM
Did a little searching on this today, it turns out by the serial number, built july 18, 1911, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, model 66 singer, cost thru Sears robuck was $ 38.00 ....I guess the cost was probably huge at the time, average wages were $550.00 a year.

Chicago5
01-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Hung my flags in the garage and ran speaker wires. Gotta have tunes in the garage!

BAGGED70C-10
01-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Hung my flags in the garage and ran speaker wires. Gotta have tunes in the garage!

For sure!

BAGGED70C-10
01-15-2014, 07:56 PM
I try to do a thorough cleaning every Spring and Late summer.

Markeb01
01-21-2014, 03:16 AM
In the early phase of completely rewiring my truck with a Ron Francis kit. It's a lot more tedious in my 60's than I remember the first install when I was in my 40's.

Rich 5150 69
01-21-2014, 11:14 PM
LOL.. I know what you mean Mark, everything takes twice as long...:grin:

Rich 5150 69
01-21-2014, 11:56 PM
Well when I`m not on here, I`m still working on my daughters place, 3500 sq foot built in `69, Game room, Living room, Family room, Kitchen, master bedrrom and two bathrooms are done, we`ve replaced sheetrock, doors and frames, walls, knocked walls out tiled, new tubs, sinks, baseboards, textured walls, painted, inside and out, still got two bedrooms and one bathroom and rebuild double door on the main front entry, all new dual pane windows, and a few sheets of siding had to be replaced, here`s a few pics from the holidays when she had the family there, I`m tired....:sad:

Az Geezer
01-22-2014, 07:26 AM
Rich, you've been busy.........busier than I would want to be..........

BAGGED70C-10
01-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Way to go Rich. very cool.

Ragenrat
01-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Very Very nice :yes:
Look's GREAT!!!!

Chicago5
01-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Sweet. I'm pretty good with wood also. I can cut the lengths pretty much the same, split, and stack it. To actually create anything worth looking at with different pieces of wood is beyond me. Good work, my man!

Lakeroadster
01-24-2014, 07:34 AM
So Rich, I guess that back surgery you had a while back was a complete success!

You do good work! Would you be up for adopting a 50' something year old from Colorado? :innocent:

Az Geezer
01-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Or a 60 something in WARM southern Arizona?

Rich 5150 69
01-24-2014, 10:40 AM
LOL:grin: Yes the surgery was a complete success, now I just have to deal with the arthritis in the lower back, some days it just stops me..I`m just one of those people that have to be doing something all the time..to much nervous energy..

Lakeroadster
02-01-2014, 12:57 PM
I'm tired of being cold in my shop so I doubled the heating capacity. I had a single 7500 BTU 220V heater, now I have two. They are made by Fahrenheat and have their own separate thermostats.

Got to test them out on Thursday and Friday. It's nice being able to work in the shop again without being bundled up like an eskimo.

Replaced a rear tire on my bike, worked on my maternal Grandfather's radial arm saw stand, and finished up getting my paternal Grandfather's saddle mounted to an art deco bar stool.

Az Geezer
02-01-2014, 01:08 PM
Neat stuff! Neat shop! I agree, a comfortable shop makes working easier.

enigma
02-01-2014, 11:34 PM
yes it does

Markeb01
03-01-2014, 03:50 PM
I was out this morning in the breezy 16 degree temps pulling the damaged head off my wife's garden windmill. It's made it through many severe windstorms, but the one last night was the strongest we can remember. Apparently the severe buffeting snapped the reinforcing ring allowing the blades to flex and detach. Thankfully no injuries or neighbor damage. Now I'm on to finding a replacement if possible.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/4zpi.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n84zpij)

Lakeroadster
03-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Mark, If you can't find a replacement send it to me, I'll fix it for free....

escottb
03-01-2014, 07:06 PM
tried really hard to get truck running again. having problem with getting power out of coil to distributor.

Az Geezer
03-01-2014, 07:46 PM
Well, wanted to get the Chevelle cleaned up to get ready for Goodguys next weekend, but we've got a fast moving storm, rain, wind, only about 52 degrees............so, I decided to spend the day in the shop getting the 327 ready to go in the 67 Malibu wagon of the kids........need to blast the intake, pick up an intake manifold gasket kit, and few misc pieces, and it's ready. I'll do a picture when it's all put back together.
Tomorrow is supposed to be nicer, no rain, no wind, only about 66 degrees though. Next weekend, we'll be in the 80's again.

Markeb01
03-01-2014, 08:05 PM
I can only dream of temps like that at the moment. Our overnight low tonight is forecast at -9, with a high of 16 tomorrow.

And thanks for the offer John. I checking out all the options including replacing the traditional fan with a huge model airplane propeller!

BAGGED70C-10
03-01-2014, 11:56 PM
For the last month I've been back building three R/C planes.

I want to get them done before spring when I'll get back on my vehicular Toys.

I sure do need to get back on the house. There's going to be a large list of things to do.

Fix outside lights, Fix automatic sprinkler system, Put up small horse corrals, the training round
pen and a larger workout area. that's just the tip.... LOL

Lakeroadster
03-02-2014, 08:56 AM
For the last month I've been back building three R/C planes......

How about posting some photo's. I've been toying with getting back into building.

Thanks,

John

Chicago5
03-04-2014, 04:40 PM
LOVE your shop, Lakeroadster! That old bicycle on the shelf is sweet.

Mark, wind mills of any size aren't too common around here, but I am pretty much fascinated by them. Cool you're repairing this one.

BAGGED70C-10
03-04-2014, 10:17 PM
Sure, No problem John. I've taken a few and as soon as I get them on Photo Bucket I'll get em posted. :grin:

Chicago5
03-05-2014, 01:07 PM
Yesterday I got out my '72 manuals and reviewed all my reference photos for the electrical connectors. Today, I'll resume work under the dash for all the wiring. When there is progress worth reporting, I'll take some photos.

BAGGED70C-10
03-08-2014, 02:49 AM
here are a couple that I have been doing small stuff to make them air worthy again.

this is one of the new ones. it will have a twin cylinder engine in it..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/BGBYTOY/20140303_172241_zps78103cf8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BGBYTOY/media/20140303_172241_zps78103cf8.jpg.html)


this is my biplane I had a small ground impact a couple of years back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/BGBYTOY/20140303_172220_zps5c9ae1fa.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BGBYTOY/media/20140303_172220_zps5c9ae1fa.jpg.html)

the blue and white plane is a cap 232. a very acrobatic aircraft. it has over a 6 ft. wingspan. the other one without a wing is Cody's trainer. the yellow wings go to the yellow one above.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/BGBYTOY/20140303_172220_zps5c9ae1fa.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BGBYTOY/media/20140303_172220_zps5c9ae1fa.jpg.html)

here's the biplane without covering. It's on the board being covered as I type.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/BGBYTOY/20140303_172159_zpsfee504cf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BGBYTOY/media/20140303_172159_zpsfee504cf.jpg.html)

I have a couple of more I need to start working on, One's a 92" wingspan.... better to see in the sky..

Lakeroadster
03-08-2014, 08:43 AM
Awesome, almost a shame to cover up them bare bones... do they make a clear covering?

Thanks for posting up the photo's!

Chicago5
03-08-2014, 02:46 PM
Those are so neat!!

BAGGED70C-10
03-08-2014, 05:47 PM
thanks guys.

John, they do make a clear see through covering, and, they make it in colors also. but man, you're work has to be so neat and exact every cut of balsa has to be the exact angles, etc. to show it off under that covering

escottb
03-16-2014, 07:17 PM
spent the day not working, and finally got the chance to just ride around and enjoy all the hard work ive done to the truck. my girl is just happy to let her hair blow out the window and finally have no fear its gonna break down!

escottb
03-16-2014, 07:18 PM
nice hobby! takes patience for sure.!!

BAGGED70C-10
03-17-2014, 01:19 AM
I've dropped back to a couple of hours a day on the planes, Yesterday I started clearing my 5 acres of Sagebrush, doing it with a front plow on my Can am outlander. Sage is a pain in the A**.. Today, we worked on the automatic sprinkler system. There a lot of heads broken off and others are just plain gone.? Also found a leak in the main line that's been leaking since we bought the house. Tomorrow we'll fix that and start working on the sprinkler heads. Since I have a Quad to pull a set of mower blades I bought a three mower setup, waiting to give it a try.

Az Geezer
03-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Spent yesterday doing an oil change on Bonnie's Tahoe.........209,000 miles and running strong. Primed and painted the wheels for the 67 Malibu wagon that I sandblasted on Friday.

escottb
03-18-2014, 11:50 PM
today i spent morning getting my neighbors car running,small repair, then split and loaded a cord of oak wood for spring and summer music festival season. then this afternoon i started welding and fabing a custom crossover dual exhaust from the header collectors to where the magnaflow mufflers will be.

Markeb01
03-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Started playing around making some videos on my iPhone after discovering how much better the results look compared to my Chinese dash cam. Just getting back on my feet after a bad experience/dropping a new diabetic medication and this doesn't take much effort.

BAGGED70C-10
03-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Started playing around making some videos on my iPhone after discovering how much better the results look compared to my Chinese dash cam. Just getting back on my feet after a bad experience/dropping a new diabetic medication and this doesn't take much effort.

Hope everything works with your Meds. I hate Meds.

BAGGED70C-10
04-03-2014, 04:10 AM
The weather turned to high winds, showers and lower temperatures, 70 degrees to 40's...

I was walking through the garage three days ago and looked at the Mustang sitting there looking lonely. So I thought, Hmmmm. Maybe I'll play around with it a little.
I removed the front suspension, the steering components, Then since I already have the aftermarket side aprons and the radiator support apron, I thought Hmmm , Let's see how they all fit. They fit really well, so short sides or nothing short with decent gauge metal.

Here's where I got that far.

I have a couple of other shots of the rear end rolling out from underneath the rear end. but fir some reason they didn't transfer to my photobucket acct...? I'll get it figured them add them.




http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/BGBYTOY/65%20Mustang/20140330_223055_zpsaa4a2de0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BGBYTOY/media/65%20Mustang/20140330_223055_zpsaa4a2de0.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/BGBYTOY/spidergearsgone_zps027080b6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BGBYTOY/media/spidergearsgone_zps027080b6.jpg.html)

ROYO
04-04-2014, 05:01 AM
I got this running after i cleaned some on the inside of the cab

escottb
04-05-2014, 08:02 PM
new rear brakes and paint on hubs and front calipers

BAGGED70C-10
04-06-2014, 06:00 AM
Very nice.. Details count a lot.

Markeb01
04-08-2014, 02:17 AM
I thought I’d share some of the stuff I do that keeps my wife happy with all my truck projects. As of this morning we had the ugly old fan shown in this first photo hanging in our living room. I use the lights, but have only run the fan maybe 3-4 times in 10 years:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/594/yfha.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/giyfhaj)

Last night my wife was once again lamenting the corner is so dark nobody can really enjoy the detail in the stagecoach robbery painting. And since we relocated the Franklin Mint Stagecoach to the top of the clock, it doesn’t show up well either. Long story short – as of this morning, the fan is gone and replaced with flexible track lighting from Home Depot:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/823/c3n4.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mvc3n4j)

And a couple of nights ago I installed two more plastic pegboard panels (the darker two on the left) in her sewing room. Yesterday afternoon I got the bug and started organizing and hanging her stuff with measuring tools on the left, tape items in the middle, and tools on the right. She changed it around about 10% to suit her tastes and that project was done.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/541/nd0o.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f1nd0oj)

Since the sewing room is in the basement I’ve previously installed tons of lighting and clear totes on storage racks so she can easily find anything she wants:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/31/kzbz.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/0vkzbzj)

And here’s the aluminum windmill we put up the other day. It works really nice and since we live in a windy area, we refer to it numerous times a day to see what the conditions are like:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/837/skkx.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n9skkxj)

This close up shows the little red barn bird feeder she picked up the other day. It was all red with a black roof, so I painted the white details on the ends so it would more closely look like the barn/shed I had built for her last year.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/69/op6q.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/1xop6qj)

Lakeroadster
04-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Nice.. you've been a busy boy Mark! That lighting really spotlights the items on the wall.

I'd like to see more of that stagecoach robbery painting.

Az Geezer
04-08-2014, 08:39 AM
I'd like to see more detail of the robbery picture, too. Our family room has a big picture of the 7 men on horseback from "The Magnificent Seven" hanging over the fireplace.
We bought a telescoping flagpole from a vendor at GoodGuys DelMar. We've wanted to fly the flag on our land, but didn't have a plan to light it. This one came with a solar light that moves on the pole along with the flag. Because it was 7 and a half feet long in the box, they are shipping it to us, and I hope it's here by the weekend so I can get it put up this weekend.

Lakeroadster
04-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Bill,

Could you report back once you get the flag pole installed and give us some specifics as to make and model? I've been toying with installing a flag pole too. Currently have a flag holder on our front porch support column.

Thanks,

:Flag: John :Flag:

Az Geezer
04-08-2014, 01:46 PM
John, I'll let you know when it's up, how it went, install wise.
They told me about the hole I have to dig, and how deep......it comes with a pipe I bury in the ground, and the pole slides inside it. The pipe will get buried in three bags of Quik-Crete. What I really like is the pole telescopes for changing the flag, no chain to listen to, and the light attaches like the flag and follows the flag around on the pole at the wind moves it. Easy stuff. They claim the solar light will last 5 years.

Markeb01
04-08-2014, 07:55 PM
Here are a couple of shots of the stagecoach robbery painting. It's copy of a Charles Russell. It's incredible what a difference a bit of lighting makes:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/m958.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/ndm958j)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/197/7vub.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/5h7vubj)

Changing the light level changes the appearance of the picture from sunrise to evening.

BAGGED70C-10
04-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Bill,

Could you report back once you get the flag pole installed and give us some specifics as to make and model? I've been toying with installing a flag pole too. Currently have a flag holder on our front porch support column.

Thanks,

:Flag: John :Flag:

john,

Home depot usually carries I believe a 30 foot aluminum pole that's in sections along with a 3X5 flag.

I forgot how much it's been about ten tears since I bought mine.

Markeb01
04-12-2014, 02:06 AM
Yesterday I reorganized my "stuff" wall in the garage. Having just finished the steering column/Mooneyes steering wheel swap, I decided the vintage Covico wheel deserved a highly visible place of honor in the garage. So I spent the afternoon getting rid of stuff I'm never going to use again, and arranged what was left into a somewhat organized format. What really helps is hanging on to the little clear plastic packages that so many things are sold in today. They make great transparent containers for odd items that are difficult to find in a box or tote:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/811/siwr.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mjsiwrj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/834/wija.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n6wijaj)

BAGGED70C-10
04-12-2014, 02:47 AM
Looks like what's behind a parts counter.. Very nice.

Az Geezer
04-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Now, that's organization..........

Markeb01
04-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Helped out our daughter this morning, bolting her new (to her) camper shell on her 1986 Mazda pickup.

escottb
04-19-2014, 10:14 PM
its like a dream! what a nice job!

BAGGED70C-10
04-20-2014, 05:01 PM
LOL:grin: to much nervous energy..



Boy, can I relate to that..

Ragenrat
04-20-2014, 06:27 PM
SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!! :yes::yes::yes: Now that's what I like, very nice job Mark

Haus
04-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Yesterdays work ,

Markeb01
04-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Along with my wife we dismantled about 130 feet of wooden fence across the backyard, in preparation for a new chain link replacement.

Lakeroadster
05-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Anybody have or have used one of these? Handy but Spendy... ~ http://www.tite-reach.com/

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/lakeroadster/Generic/Tite-Reach_zps25c92877.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/lakeroadster/media/Generic/Tite-Reach_zps25c92877.jpg.html)

Az Geezer
05-12-2014, 08:32 AM
Interesting...........never saw one before..........

Markeb01
05-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Me either. If I used tools for a living that might be a nice addition to the collection, but I can't see myself having enough need to justify the expense.

Markeb01
06-04-2014, 10:46 PM
Moved everything towards the nose of the garage today, as our new steel garage doors are due to be installed tomorrow morning. The existing doors are over 36 years old and made of wood. They are cracked, swell in wet weather, and need more repairs than are practical.

Years ago I backed out of the garage during lunch and broke the bottom header. The horrible looking repair has held up for several years, but it's finally time for something better. Here are the before pictures:

For some reason Imageshack is failing again and won't load the inside picture:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/842/effjh.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/neeffjhj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/845/722t.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nh722tj)

Markeb01
06-06-2014, 01:09 AM
I spent the better part of the day watching my old garage doors go away, and the new ones being assembled and installed. Here are a couple of shots:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/823/l7vr.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mvl7vrj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/853/9xvz.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/np9xvzj)

I should have taken an inside shot before putting the cars away, but I was getting very fatigued by this time.

Lakeroadster
06-06-2014, 08:06 AM
Looks good Mark. You should back your truck in so it can look out while it's waiting for you.. :wtg:

"Gas Plant O.F.T." training... they teach you to back into spots, just in case the plant goes boom and you have to make a quick exit.

Az Geezer
06-06-2014, 08:58 AM
Looks great.

Chicago5
06-09-2014, 10:57 AM
Nice! Looks good.

BAGGED70C-10
06-09-2014, 05:01 PM
I had a cable break on mine and had to dis-assemble it. It's a handful to put them together, Especially without help.

Nice looking garage and new doors.

Markeb01
06-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. Amazing how one thing can lead to another. The new garage doors really made our front door look even worse than it did before. So yesterday it was pulled and repainted. It received the same type of attention as painting a car, and turned out really nice:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/qha38.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/ndqha38j)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/820/3q3l.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/ms3q3lj)

Az Geezer
06-11-2014, 02:45 PM
That's an amazing difference! Nice work!

Lakeroadster
06-11-2014, 05:46 PM
Your place looks great Mark. I've always like stone / brick with earth tone colors. Flowers look nice too!

How did you keep the flying pests out of the house while the door was in the garage?

Markeb01
06-11-2014, 07:10 PM
I closed off the hole with a blue tarp I cut down to fit. I taped it with blue tape first, then tan masking tape out onto the tarp for even better stick, and finally I came inside and taped it again. We have horses next door, so if you don't want flies you just can't leave door and windows open unprotected.

I sealed off the hole before I removed the door from the inside, which worked out very well!

Our house and the one next door on the opposite side from the horse's were custom built in 1978, and they sure look like the 70's. Our kitchen started out yellow and brown. I changed the cabinets to white, which is much less severe. The neighbor's - there's is orange and brown! I'm thankful we didn't get that combination, I would have had to change it by now.

Markeb01
06-14-2014, 06:05 PM
It looks like I may have created a monster. Now that the front of the house looks nicer, I had to repaint the ugly entry door from the garage to the house. Obviously I didn’t think much of the putrid old color as the latest picture I could find of it was taken about 5 years ago:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/856/nkpr.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nsnkprj)

Here’s the new look with 3 coats of white gloss Rustoleum:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/nbvau.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/ndnbvauj)

Of course that made the old wooden back entry door look so crappy it’s being replaced with a nice metal version.

All this activity got me inspired to relocate my Giant Gila Monster diorama to the center of the front wall for better access and viewing, while moving the TV over to the corner so I can now watch it with the hood open while I’m working on the truck. The fun ever ends!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/855/0uht.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nr0uhtj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/856/xjs1.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nsxjs1j)

BAGGED70C-10
06-14-2014, 11:24 PM
I mowed the front lawn and then started working on the Plumbing for my air compressor. Still doing it.

I tore a head off my truck today also. It hadn't anything to do with the engine. It was a rock that flew up into the Clutch flywheel area and locked the Starter to the flywheel together.. Thing is,, I had a cover on it.?!

Ragenrat
06-15-2014, 11:13 AM
Worked on the 69 A/C a little and got the freon level perfect.
Now this is COLD!!!! :xmas6:
Dodging snow balls ;0)

OLD 9
06-15-2014, 12:21 PM
worked on the 69 a/c a little and got the freon level perfect.
Now this is cold!!!! :xmas6:
Dodging snow balls ;0)

cool !!!

Az Geezer
06-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Hey, Mark...........how about a few pics of your whole dash?

Rich 5150 69
06-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Repacing trans fluid in the coupe, I really screwed up when I bought the locar dip stick for the trans, but it was done out of convenience, it kept it tight up against the fire wall, down low, out of the way, well when you combine BM trick shift (blue color) with the gray dipstick mann its hard to see....just one of those things......:grin:

Lakeroadster
06-15-2014, 07:10 PM
I figure pretty much everybody has some cracked concrete that needs fixed, so I wanted to share this with you.

Our front patio concrete slab has a big crack that runs all the way across it. After a bunch of research and watching videos we found a product made by Sherwin Williams that works pretty darn good. It ain't cheap, but what is nowadays.

The product is Sherwin Williams Sher-Crete Polyurea Joint Filler http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/products/catalog/shercrete-polyurea-joint-filler-86-oz/ . It's a 2 part epoxy that comes in a caulking tube. You use a caulking gun to dispense it. it's elastic when it is cured and it therefore will stretch and handle some future movement of the concrete.

I used a chisel to prep the cracks, removed all the loose concrete and used my air compressor to blow out all the loose pieces parts. I then used some old caulk we had to seal the opening in the bottom of the crack. This keeps the epoxy from running out of the crack because the epoxy when it is first dispensed is runny, but it cures in about 90 minutes. I also filled the deep cracks with caulk also, up to about 3/8" to 1/2" from the top of the concrete... You could also use some rope caulk or whatever... we just had a bunch of old caulk so we used that.

Our only complaint is why they didn't make "concrete crack repair epoxy" a "concrete" color? Seems like an obvious choice to us :-)

Lakeroadster
06-15-2014, 07:15 PM
I figure pretty much everybody has some cracked concrete that needs fixed, so I wanted to share this with you.

Our front patio concrete slab has a big crack that runs all the way across it. After a bunch of research and watching videos we found a product made by Sherwin Williams that works pretty darn good. It ain't cheap, but what is nowadays.

The product is Sherwin Williams Sher-Crete Polyurea Joint Filler http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/products/catalog/shercrete-polyurea-joint-filler-86-oz/ . It's a 2 part epoxy that comes in a caulking tube. You use a caulking gun to dispense it. it's elastic when it is cured and it therefore will stretch and handle some future movement of the concrete.

I used a chisel to prep the cracks, removed all the loose concrete and used my air compressor to blow out all the loose pieces parts. I then used some old caulk we had to seal the opening in the bottom of the crack. This keeps the epoxy from running out of the crack because the epoxy when it is first dispensed is runny, but it cures in about 90 minutes. I also filled the deep cracks with caulk also, up to about 3/8" to 1/2" from the top of the concrete... You could also use some rope caulk or whatever... we just had a bunch of old caulk so we used that.

Our only complaint is why they didn't make "concrete crack repair epoxy" a "concrete" color? Seems like an obvious choice to us :-)

Rich 5150 69
06-16-2014, 11:12 AM
We used the same type material at work John except the stuff we used was in a pour container if I remember correctly, when we sealed joints around the plant ( food processing ) they lasted forever, I can only remember doing it once in 20 years, worked there for 41....its great stuff..! The large joints where stuffed with a filler first like rope or cotton then filled to level..

Az Geezer
06-16-2014, 12:15 PM
Well, back on the wiring for the 56........too hot to work outside, so i turned on the AC in the shop and got busy. I was having a tough time trying to get the front light grommet thru the firewall. Asked for advice on tri-five, and two guys said they put the grommet in boiling water for 2-3 minutes to soften it up. Wow! Last weekend I fought that grommet for a couple of hours, yesterday, I took it out of the boiling water, and it was very soft and pliable. I pushed the harness plug in to the grommet, pushed the grommet in at the hole in the firewall and it popped in to place. Have all the wires now run to the places they belong, and will start connecting lights next weekend.

Rich 5150 69
06-16-2014, 01:09 PM
I figure pretty much everybody has some cracked concrete that needs fixed, so I wanted to share this with you.

Our front patio concrete slab has a big crack that runs all the way across it. After a bunch of research and watching videos we found a product made by Sherwin Williams that works pretty darn good. It ain't cheap, but what is nowadays.

The product is Sherwin Williams Sher-Crete Polyurea Joint Filler http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/products/catalog/shercrete-polyurea-joint-filler-86-oz/ . It's a 2 part epoxy that comes in a caulking tube. You use a caulking gun to dispense it. it's elastic when it is cured and it therefore will stretch and handle some future movement of the concrete.

I used a chisel to prep the cracks, removed all the loose concrete and used my air compressor to blow out all the loose pieces parts. I then used some old caulk we had to seal the opening in the bottom of the crack. This keeps the epoxy from running out of the crack because the epoxy when it is first dispensed is runny, but it cures in about 90 minutes. I also filled the deep cracks with caulk also, up to about 3/8" to 1/2" from the top of the concrete... You could also use some rope caulk or whatever... we just had a bunch of old caulk so we used that.

Our only complaint is why they didn't make "concrete crack repair epoxy" a "concrete" color? Seems like an obvious choice to us :-)

Having been raised in Illinois and Wisc, I know what the freeze/thaw does, but here in Calif, it seems to be just as bad from the heat/cool down....!

Lakeroadster
06-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Well, back on the wiring for the 56........too hot to work outside, so i turned on the AC in the shop and got busy. I was having a tough time trying to get the front light grommet thru the firewall. Asked for advice on tri-five, and two guys said they put the grommet in boiling water for 2-3 minutes to soften it up. Wow! Last weekend I fought that grommet for a couple of hours, yesterday, I took it out of the boiling water, and it was very soft and pliable. I pushed the harness plug in to the grommet, pushed the grommet in at the hole in the firewall and it popped in to place. Have all the wires now run to the places they belong, and will start connecting lights next weekend.

So to summarize, sometimes being in hot water is a good thing :grin:

Thanks for the tip Bill. Did the rubber seem to be ok once it cooled back down, not brittle or scuffs off black when rubbed?

BAGGED70C-10
06-16-2014, 04:35 PM
nice tip. I've always fought that also. ;)

Rich 5150 69
06-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Cool, glad it all went well...!

Markeb01
06-20-2014, 01:55 AM
Today I was taken back almost 50 years to Marine Corps boot camp, and reminded what an entire day of physical punishment and abuse feels like. Our back yard had about 20 yards of embedded river rock that needed to go someplace else to make room for more lawn and edge blocks. The rocks were stuck in mud, roofing felt, and weeds. We went to rent a Bobcat, and discovered a smaller piece of equipment called a Dingo (made by Toro). It’s a tracked machine with many accessories available, including a small bucket on the front. So it seems at least one of its functions is moving material from one place to another. Here’s what it looks like. Yes that’s me in my fancy duds providing ballast on the back!

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For an old guy with bad knees and a rotten back, it appears the primary function is to injure the operator! Holy crap this thing is rough!! As it bounces over rough surfaces the standing platform slams into the ground sending shock waves through the spine. At the other end of the cycle, it can easily send the operator flying through the air if not holding on firmly. The standing platform pivots (for clearing rocks and debris), making it easy to fall off for first timers. When running on smooth surfaces, the cleat tracks cause it to vibrate so violently it shakes your brain into stupidity! After the first minute of operation, I realized I’d never survive the experience without a back support and braces on both knees.

On the other hand, I can’t remember when I’ve had so much fun. I love working outdoors, but anything that requires bending and stooping is out of the question, so I don’t get to do much of it anymore. We finished the day having relocated about 75% of the rocks. Tomorrow should be fun too, completing the rock removal, pulling a couple of tree stumps, and grading the driveway.

While we were out we also picked up 5 gallons of white paint so I can finally get the rest of the garage painted once the yard stuff is done. Life is good!

BAGGED70C-10
06-20-2014, 03:54 AM
I Dibs Seconds.. That thing is great.

Lakeroadster
06-20-2014, 08:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYTIGXvc88Y
Sorry... :giggle:

We rented one of those about 20 years ago to drill about a hundred fence post holes around our property back in Ohio. They are awesome.

Rich 5150 69
06-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Way cool Mark, I`ll have to remember that....! Take it easy thou....I know how you feel....!

Markeb01
07-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Yesterday was a tough day. I finished taping and mudding the ceiling, but my left knee failed completely and it took a 3rd pain pill before I could finally get to sleep at 3:30 this morning. Once back on my feet around noon, it was obvious I wouldn’t be doing anymore ladder work today, so my lovely bride stepped in and painted all the detail stuff like the gas pipe, around the lights, and ceiling brackets while I painted the main ceiling surface with a long handled roller.

We finally hit the milestone of having the ceiling all in one color with all the tape joints in one piece this afternoon! There are at least 4-6 coats of “ceiling paint” on it now, but it’s going to need a final coat of something better to hide all the tape joints. That will have to wait until my knees grow back so it could be a few weeks before any further progress.

In the meantime, here are a few before (before we even bought the house) photos, and some relatively similar shots taken this afternoon. When we purchased the house, there was only one electrical receptacle in the garage. It can be seen at the far left of the snow shovel hanging to the left of the small door. It was also on a main line connected to a GFI in the front bathroom. The GFI was old and tired, and even plugging in a hand drill would pop the GFI and shut down circuits all over the house. It was ridiculous. To resolve the problem the GFI was replaced, and I swapped out a several 110v circuit breakers for half height breakers and ran multiple 110v lines to different rooms (including the garage) along with a 220v circuit for the compressor. I’m glad to have this completed far enough to take a break for a while:

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BAGGED70C-10
07-01-2014, 02:17 AM
Grandson's been out for the past few days. We been target shooting, Coyote hunting, Fishing etc. Just having a great time. He has to go home tomorrow.. :sad:

Woogeroo
07-19-2015, 10:38 PM
on my '65 chevy C10 :

Last week I finally swapped on some OEM used wiper arms I've had for ages...

The arms that were on there when I bought it are a little different, but I figured I'd wear the last set of blades out before I swapped 'em.

This set of arms seems a lot tighter against the glass... we shall see.

Also, the stop light switch at the top of the brake pedal was a little loose and one of the connecter plugs had come off a bit, so my tail lights would come on for a moment, then go out... consistently. Very odd. I wiggled the switch speed nuts back snug and took the wires on/off and it is good to go for now.

old trucks are fun.

-W

Lakeroadster
07-20-2015, 08:50 AM
Doing those little quick fixes is really a good time Woog. Thanks for resurrecting this thread.

I've been doing a bunch of little projects around our "new to us" house. People do some really stupid stuff.

Case in Point: Radon Mitigation

We had the house tested and the radon levels were right at the level that something needed to be done. The house has a crawl space and the previous owner installed a 4" pvc vent pipe from the crawl space up to the roof. So that should have fixed it, right?

Well except that they cut a 4" x 10" hole in the floor to allow the crawl space air to feed the natural gas furnace?

So I added a 4" furnace fresh outside air duct for the furnace, and plugged the hole in the floor.

Little stuff like that.

GMCDAC
07-20-2015, 09:23 PM
I guess this is a good place for a quick update since time on the internet seems so short anymore.

Finally getting ahead of the mowing a bit since the last two weeks there hasn't been any mud or standing water to deal with! Mowed the acre around the trees and junk in just 2-1/2 hours today! Good thing since I go "on call" at work tomorrow and can't do noisy stuff during that time.

The tractor engine is tired and I have a new replacement but still have to mow too often to take it out of service right now. Maybe in August. Since it's a 40 year old Massey Ferguson it won't be a bolt in deal. Getting the basic stuff ready now, sleeve for the crank pto shaft came in today.

The '55 GMC is in the shop with the radiator carriage cut up again. Got the different radiator mocked up and vertical supports in position to tack weld on this morning. Maybe I will get a tack on them tonight. Gotta find a measurement of the lower grill bar and the upper mustache bar though so I better go do some research.

This was my only day off in the last 7 and a week from today will be my next day off so no updates for awhile!

DAC

BAGGED70C-10
07-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Today was Betty and I's 46th Anniversary. ****ed, Just to think about that many years, it seems so long to be with one person, But, I wouldn't have done it with anyone but her, She started out with a 17 year old kid and we grew together.

We went to look at some Battery operated garden tools, Edgers, a small Chain saw, weed eaters, etc. You guys know what I mean. She bought us everything, I do not believe she forgot anything...I suppose she hinted that there's no reason why not? lol We both love the yard work and watching our new tree's and bushes grow up.
I told her, this yard and house will be beautiful just about the time we want to move further South. I'll be Bill's next door neighbor ;) lol

I've still been putting hours on my truck. Bought a new hose for my pressure washer today so the next couple of weeks will bring washing the heck on the frame, suspension and firewall then, Paint again after 20 or so years. Haven"t taken the engine to the machine shop yet, just laziness. lol

Lakeroadster
07-21-2015, 09:43 AM
Doug, if ya don't mind me asking, what's your day job?

Oh, and why not drop a sbc in that Massey Ferguson :grin:

Mark, 46 years.... You Da Man. Congrat's. What cordless tools did you buy? I need to buy a weedwacker and was curious who makes the bestus cordless stuff.

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John

Az Geezer
07-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Ron, Happy Anniversary! 46 years, WOW! Bonnie and I are coming up on 31, and I thought that was a long time.........WOW! Good for you guys!

BAGGED70C-10
07-21-2015, 04:42 PM
Doug, if ya don't mind me asking, what's your day job?

Oh, and why not drop a sbc in that Massey Ferguson :grin:

Mark, 46 years.... You Da Man. Congrat's. What cordless tools did you buy? I need to buy a weedwacker and was curious who makes the bestus cordless stuff.

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John

John,
I bought all Black and Decker That way the batteries interchange on everything.
I have been using the weed whacker for most of the summer. The battery life is great (Lipo aka Lithium ion) It's a whacker and edge trimmer and the edge trimmer sucks, But the whacker is very good. Yesterday, She bought a battery mini chain saw for the small branches, A hand held hedge trimmer, The full size Hedge trimmer and a good edge trimmer But, it's Gas. I don't believe they have a good quality Edge trimmer any way but gas.

We bought two blue spruces and two hedges. I guess now I need a Battery operated Shovel! :th_krazy:

Az Geezer
07-21-2015, 05:59 PM
Sounds like a lot of work to me...........and reminds me I've got to get to some yard work soon, before I have to do the semi-annual mowing........

GMCDAC
07-21-2015, 10:57 PM
Congrats Ron and Betty, we are 37 years and counting.

John, I'm a mechanical tech and plant operator at the city's wastewater plant. I have to have a class A CDL too as we drive a tanker also. I'm stuck truck driving the week of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in a couple weeks and there's supposed to be a million bikers to dodge this year, the 75th.

On the Massey Ferguson, I've seen pics of folks that put SBC's in these larger garden tractors, but I think I will stick with one cylinder---LOL! My 12 horse Tecumseh needs to be bored .020 over but the pistons are not to be had, and if a nos one comes up they cost more than the 14 HP ohv engine the wife and kids bought me for fathers day!

DAC

GMCDAC
07-21-2015, 11:00 PM
Oh yeah Bill, semi annual mowing???? I'm semi weekly!!!

DAC

Az Geezer
07-22-2015, 08:47 AM
37 years, Doug? Good for you two.
Yup, I usually have to mow once during the monsoon season, and then once after it's over.
Monsoon season usually runs from the 4th of July to Labor Day. I may get lucky this year. We haven't had any rain in a couple of weeks, and the yard has turned all brown again, like it does for half the year or more. Of course, one or two good downpours could change all that. In the 21 years we've lived here, I did have one year that I never mowed.

Lakeroadster
07-23-2015, 08:23 AM
Sounds like we are a group of long termer's... Teresa and I have been married for 34 years.

Doug, Is that new OHV one lunger motor a bolt in replacement? Looks to be a bit tight in there.

GMCDAC
07-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Yeah a bunch of folks that found the right one to be with for the long term John.

The footprint bolts in but the exhaust and air cleaner will have to be built to fit. I can go either way, using the original gas tank and removing the new one or vice versa. Crank pto shaft on the old engine is 1-1/8" and the new engine is 1" I have to use the drive pulley so I bought a 19 dollar sleeve and rectangle key to adapt the new shaft to the 40 year old pulley setup.

I know a Canadian guy that has done 3 similar swaps and he's been a big help. The Massey's he has done it with are hydros and mine is a gear with a vari-drive but we think it will still work out. Getting the belt positions right is much more critical with a gear.

DAC

Az Geezer
07-23-2015, 10:56 PM
You guys that can engineer stuff like that just amaze me. Keep us up to date on this, Doug.

Lakeroadster
07-23-2015, 11:16 PM
Sounds like a neat project Doug... I agree with Bill, hit us with some more photos and info as things progress.

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John

GMCDAC
07-24-2015, 11:25 PM
You guys that can engineer stuff like that just amaze me. Keep us up to date on this, Doug.

Thanks Bill, I guess after 30 some years of helping to fix wrecked dirt track cars fabrication becomes a little easier. My job was normally to build the new pieces and the driver did the welding. I gotta do my own chicken poop welds now but getting better all the time.

Sounds like a neat project Doug... I agree with Bill, hit us with some more photos and info as things progress.

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John

I will try to follow up on the MF12 but I also have to keep some folks informed on my old garden tractor site too. Internet time is scarce. I probably need to update the '55 GMC thread too as I am building another radiator carriage for it. My radiator repairs lasted 4 years but it's time to put a more common one in and it's wider. That's happening right now too.

DAC

Lakeroadster
07-25-2015, 08:36 AM
Take your time Doug and enjoy the ride... we'll be here when ya get around to us. :wave2:

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John

GMCDAC
08-01-2015, 10:47 PM
I've had a couple things to do for other folks, one being doing several coats of paint on a board for a small sign. Consequently I haven't been able to do any cutting and grinding due to wet paint. I will be able to letter it in the office tomorrow so I'm hoping for some quality time with the '55's radiator carriage after that.

Today the last coat was drying on that sign panel so in the office I was able to make "the world's ugliest wheel" (according to it's owner) uglier yet for him. Did I succeed? I added the lavender and blue graphics.

DAC

Lakeroadster
08-02-2015, 08:50 AM
.... I was able to make "the world's ugliest wheel" (according to it's owner) uglier yet for him. Did I succeed? I added the lavender and blue graphics.

DAC

UGLY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER.... :eek: (Yeah, that is pretty gnarly Doug)

BAGGED70C-10
08-02-2015, 07:03 PM
I agree. that's pretty cool.

GMCDAC
08-03-2015, 01:10 PM
UGLY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER.... :eek: (Yeah, that is pretty gnarly Doug)

Or "Beerholder"---Bill can relate to that with me! That usually makes things look better than they really are!-LOL!

I agree. that's pretty cool.

Cool for a shop wall hanger which is what this wheel will be. I can't picture a set of these 6 holes on a truck though!

I'm sure everyone else is working on something that applies to this thread but I guess I will add more. This is the sign I painted yesterday and I made a gain on the radiator support I'll post in the '55 thread.

Today was a Dr. appt and now mowing then some more work on the '55 stuff.

DAC

Az Geezer
08-03-2015, 08:44 PM
Amen to the beerholder.
Doug, you were just out of town for a family reunion, weren't you?

Lakeroadster
08-04-2015, 04:34 PM
This is the sign I painted yesterday.....
DAC

Vinyl letters or is it all paint? Looks really nice Doug, you da Man.

GMCDAC
08-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Amen to the beerholder.
Doug, you were just out of town for a family reunion, weren't you?

Not really a reunion, Bill. In early July we did our annual trip to Denver to see my sisters and do chores for the one that never married.

Last week we got a day off work to go up to Hill City (about 35 miles) to see a 93 year old uncle that we hadn't seen since '06 and his kids that we haven't seen since the early 1980's. That was their family reunion The uncle was married to my Mom's sister but she has been gone since the 80's. I put a pic on facebook of us from that for the wife and since we are friends there you may have seen that.

Vinyl letters or is it all paint? Looks really nice Doug, you da Man.

All "One Shot" paint John. Thanks for the compliment! Here is the "work order".

DAC

Az Geezer
08-04-2015, 08:36 PM
WOW! Doug!
A real hand painted sign........you're a master at that!
Beautiful, a lost art!
When I get my truck done, I'll come up to your place and have you letter it up for "Geezer's Garage and Cantina"..........I'll bring beer!

Lakeroadster
08-04-2015, 09:36 PM
All "One Shot" paint John. Thanks for the compliment! Here is the "work order".

DAC

I'm not sure we are worthy of your time Doug... I'm jealous... like, super jealous. :yes:

I tried my hand at pinstriping once.. miserable results. :blush:
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John

GMCDAC
08-05-2015, 10:59 PM
WOW! Doug!
A real hand painted sign........you're a master at that!
Beautiful, a lost art!
When I get my truck done, I'll come up to your place and have you letter it up for "Geezer's Garage and Cantina"..........I'll bring beer!

Thanks Bill, I'm not a master by any means, and I lost a lot of brush control after having cancer. Not near as steady as the old days.

Get that truck up here with a load of brew and we will get some paint smeared on it!

I'm not sure we are worthy of your time Doug... I'm jealous... like, super jealous. :yes:

I tried my hand at pinstriping once.. miserable results. :blush:
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John

I did quite a bit of striping but never got real good at it or liked doing it for that matter. Another co-worker wants me to stripe a 1950's high chair for his grandson---we'll see----! Through the 80's and 90's my best skills were hand painted highway billboards with pictorals and wall signs on buildings, and of course lettering race cars! Still do 1 or 2 race cars a year.

It was always a great day being 50 or 60 feet off the ground in South Dakota or Wyoming wind painting a 16' x 60' billboard hanging from a "swing stage"!

DAC

Lakeroadster
08-06-2015, 08:49 AM
It was always a great day being 50 or 60 feet off the ground in South Dakota or Wyoming wind painting a 16' x 60' billboard hanging from a "swing stage"!

DAC

:eek: Did ya get combat pay for that?

Did you just do all that freehand or was there some sort of method for getting from a concept on a piece of paper to that big ole billboard?

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John

GMCDAC
08-06-2015, 11:37 PM
:eek: Did ya get combat pay for that?

Did you just do all that freehand or was there some sort of method for getting from a concept on a piece of paper to that big ole billboard?

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John

Combat pay---HA! Get this, the block and tackle setup that we would use to raise and lower ourselves on the board were called "falls"!

There were a couple methods to put the layout on the board. The easiest but what required the most skill was a grid drawing. The drawing would be prepared at the shop at a scale that would change from board to board. Then it would have a grid drawn on it at 2' squares. After snapping charcoal lines in the 2' squares on the board then the painter would draw what he saw 4 sq-ft at a time with charcoal sticks for as long as the swing stage was, or ladder jack sets if the board was less than 30 feet or so off the ground. The other method was paper patterns prepared in the shop that had holes "pounced" or perforated in them. Once taped up to the board in 2 to 4 foot strips the painter would rub powdered charcoal through the paper. This didn't work too well on windy days, which it normally was.

You asked, tried to keep it brief! This thread has become about me. Surely other folks have daily stuff worthy.

I cleaned up, primed and spray bombed the radiator carriage and brackets tonight and washed the radiator with degreaser. Also pressure checked it again. Still ok. I was worried because I did some welding right by it before I remembered to move it.

DAC

Az Geezer
08-07-2015, 09:35 AM
Doug, don't feel like it's changed to being about you..........I find it interesting to learn about your sign painting/billboard work.
Besides, I haven't worked on anything since Sunday............

Lakeroadster
08-07-2015, 09:38 AM
Back then it took skill and courage. Today it takes a big printer and some staple guns. Cool story, thanks for sharing.

We took a long drive in the Model A yesterday, our first outing since we moved to the high country. Beautiful day, just a bit windy though.

When we got home my neighbor, Bob, came over in his '36 International Pickup. Cool truck with basically a stock body and frame that he and some buddies put a sbc in, IFS and a 10 bolt rear. These old Internationals are very neat and somewhat unique.

Yeah, I know, pictures would be nice. I forget the camera.

Here's a photo I took out our front window this morning. Weather has been excellent up here. Just a trace of snow left... and it is Aug 7th :eek:

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John

Az Geezer
08-07-2015, 09:41 AM
Beautiful!
Our mountains, the Catalina's, have got a lightning started fire going, burned 5500 acres so far, not a pretty site with all the smoke.

GMCDAC
08-07-2015, 11:12 PM
Doug, don't feel like it's changed to being about you..........I find it interesting to learn about your sign painting/billboard work.
Besides, I haven't worked on anything since Sunday............

Yeah I hear that, a guy could say I was a work, but not a deal that's interesting. At work this week I had to use my class A CDL and fill in for the full time truck driver hauling a tanker. He's on vacation to ride with the million (count by the local media and government) bikers that are here for the 75th Sturgis Rally. Sucks driving around here during the rally and truck driving sucks worse yet!

Back then it took skill and courage. Today it takes a big printer and some staple guns. Cool story, thanks for sharing.

We took a long drive in the Model A yesterday, our first outing since we moved to the high country. Beautiful day, just a bit windy though.

When we got home my neighbor, Bob, came over in his '36 International Pickup. Cool truck with basically a stock body and frame that he and some buddies put a sbc in, IFS and a 10 bolt rear. These old Internationals are very neat and somewhat unique.

Yeah, I know, pictures would be nice. I forget the camera.

Here's a photo I took out our front window this morning. Weather has been excellent up here. Just a trace of snow left... and it is Aug 7th :eek:

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John

Glad you and Bill find that old profession interesting! I was reminded of a situation by a current co-worker today. He is a member of a woodcarver club and met the old guy I apprenticed sign painting from at a meeting Wednesday night. Jerry, the guy who I learned the basics from is somewhere in his 80's now and a master craftsman at anything he does. He has even built an accurate to detail pirate ship in his back yard! Anyway, in 1983 he and I were alone out on a job east of town. I set up ladders and jacks as this board would only require being about 12 to 15 feet off the ground. We hadn't been up on the plank but maybe 15 or 20 minutes and suddenly we were on the ground. I was winded but aware of Jerry tugging at his jeans. He couldn't pull the pant leg up because he had a compound fracture of his leg and the bone was poking through. First thing I did was calm him down but that was easy, he's very level headed. Then he wanted me to find out wat happened. We determined an artery wasn't severed then I found a broken chain link in our ladder jacks we were using. I picked up the broken link, gave it to him then pulled a 4x8 panel off the billboard to use as a stretcher. Got him slid over on it but then it was how to get him in the back of the pickup. I started unloading all the paints and tools then cut the fence to take the direct route out to the highway. It was a miracle that all of a sudden a van pulled up on the shoulder of the highway. He was the business owner we were painting the sign for and saw us go down while in the east bound lane. He got slowed down and u turned through the median and came back to help! We loaded him in the guy's van and just left the company's stuff right where it was an headed for the ER. I had to hold his lower leg and foot to minimize his pain but he was trying to make us laugh it off on the 30 minute ride. He had several surgeries before he could walk again and the owner of the company was sure that we had set up the ladders and jacks wrong. I kept the other half of the broken link and showed him but he said you could have gotten that anywhere!

I only lasted about another year at that company and Jerry still hadn't returned when I left. He did go back there again as strictly a designer.

Ahhh sorry, not to brief of a story about the "courage" part I guess. You just didn't know you were being brave 'till something like that happens.

John that is cool your neighbor is a rodder! Since he ain't far away, you can get some pics sometime. I can't imagine a more beautiful view from a front window than that! Please show more of your place!

DAC

Az Geezer
08-08-2015, 08:51 AM
Just shows that some people, Jerry being a good example, are just tougher than the rest of us..........cool story

Lakeroadster
08-08-2015, 09:27 AM
the owner of the company was sure that we had set up the ladders and jacks wrong. I kept the other half of the broken link and showed him but he said you could have gotten that anywhere!

DAC

I truly enjoy your stories Doug. Keep 'em coming. Jerry sounds like a "salt of the earth" kind of guy. Cool that the two of you could meet again.

Nice that the owner was a backstabbing jerk... folks like that will say / do anything to cover their a$$es. Seems that's true at most places, eh?

John that is cool your neighbor is a rodder! Since he ain't far away, you can get some pics sometime. I can't imagine a more beautiful view from a front window than that! Please show more of your place!

DAC

Thanks Doug. Neighbor Bob and his wife Kathy have the '36 International Pickup, a '55 Chevy 4 door and a mid 60's Impala 'vert. They are good people.

Our place..... Some of the locals were walking down the irrigation ditch behind our house this morning... made for a nice photo opportunity.

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John

BAGGED70C-10
08-08-2015, 06:28 PM
Just shows that some people, Jerry being a good example, are just tougher than the rest of us..........cool story


Bill, Not true...

You would be Amazed when you have to do something or you are hurt and it's life and death...

GMCDAC
08-08-2015, 11:06 PM
I truly enjoy your stories Doug. Keep 'em coming. Jerry sounds like a "salt of the earth" kind of guy. Cool that the two of you could meet again.

Nice that the owner was a backstabbing jerk... folks like that will say / do anything to cover their a$$es. Seems that's true at most places, eh?



Thanks Doug. Neighbor Bob and his wife Kathy have the '36 International Pickup, a '55 Chevy 4 door and a mid 60's Impala 'vert. They are good people.

Our place..... Some of the locals were walking down the irrigation ditch behind our house this morning... made for a nice photo opportunity.

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John

Thanks guys, yeah John, the company owner even tried to convince Jerry that the way I set up the ladders and ladder jacks was why the chain broke. He didn't buy that line of crap and a couple years later he quit and went to a video gambling machine company designing the graphics on those crazy machines where he retired from.

Those locals look pretty much like they rule in your neighborhood! Do those racks still have felt? I never seen racks like that still in felt!

I'll post a quick one in my '55 thread about today.

DAC

Lakeroadster
08-09-2015, 08:46 AM
Those locals look pretty much like they rule in your neighborhood! Do those racks still have felt? I never seen racks like that still in felt!

DAC

Yes the do rule the place and yes they still have felt? I too thought that strange? Being a newbie in the neighborhood I wasn't sure if that was normal, maybe something to do with all the rain we have had here?

The mountains look more like Maui than Colorado, all green and lush.

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John

GMCDAC
08-09-2015, 10:09 PM
Got the '55 running cool again. I will post on my thread about it.

DAC

Lakeroadster
08-10-2015, 08:00 AM
Got the '55 running cool again. I will post on my thread about it.

DAC

Nobody likes a hot jimmy... :wink:

GMCDAC
08-11-2015, 10:06 PM
Last night and tonight I have been preparing to move that monstrosity cabover camper we have for the first time with the '72 C2500. Pics on that thread.

DAC

Woogeroo
11-22-2015, 03:21 AM
what I did yesterday with/to my truck...

11/22/2015

link to text post / why is the blinker not going blinky? (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/why-is-the-blinker-not-going-blinky-or-why-buy-one-when-you-can-fix-it/)

-W

Lakeroadster
11-22-2015, 08:23 AM
what I did yesterday with/to my truck...

11/22/2015

link to text post / why is the blinker not going blinky? (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/why-is-the-blinker-not-going-blinky-or-why-buy-one-when-you-can-fix-it/)

-W

Nice work Woog. How's the door, closing any better? Adjusting those is a bear.

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John :hatwave:

Woogeroo
11-23-2015, 03:22 PM
Nice work Woog. How's the door, closing any better? Adjusting those is a bear.

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John :hatwave:

Nope... not yet - I got it to where it was worse... then sorta as good or a tad bit better.

My brain has not processed exactly how that all works yet... it is a case of 'it is easy when you know how' and I do not yet know, how. :frog:

I will have to monkey with it again sometime... I may need another set of hands or something.

-W

Lakeroadster
11-23-2015, 08:54 PM
Got any buddies that are body shop guys? These guys know all the tricks.

Woogeroo
11-24-2015, 07:29 PM
Got any buddies that are body shop guys? These guys know all the tricks.

Actually I do know a body shop guy... I'm thinking I'll have to hire him to fix it up.

-W

GMCDAC
11-24-2015, 09:14 PM
There's been plenty going on but no reports here lately. A couple of folks were interested in the garden tractor engine swap I'm doing but I was still mowing up until about 3 weeks ago so I couldn't take it out of service. I will start a thread about that in the Garage/workshop/driveway forum.

DAC

Woogeroo
12-09-2015, 08:56 AM
Well the 'ol '65 went bbrrr one time and then ' click click click' with the no cranky action.

Put the volt meter on it and it is reading 12.3 or so...

I have the battery charger on it, so I will see if it will crank or not and what the alternator reads, etc..

old trucks are fun.

:D

-W

Az Geezer
12-09-2015, 11:25 AM
Funny, just put a new battery in my truck Monday, replacing the one I bought 8-1-13. I was told batteries now have a free replacement on (in this case) 24 months. After that, no proration. It's just a core.

Lakeroadster
12-09-2015, 10:20 PM
Funny, just put a new battery in my truck Monday, replacing the one I bought 8-1-13. I was told batteries now have a free replacement on (in this case) 24 months. After that, no proration. It's just a core.

The battery in my '69 Camaro died this spring. I took it back to NAPA and by shear luck it was 2 days from being 24 months.... they gave us a new battery.

As for what I worked on today... The Freakin' Pole Barn. :rolleyes:

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John :hatwave:

Woogeroo
12-13-2015, 07:00 PM
Today I changed the oil & filter... and lubed the front end.

Changed out the inline fuel filter I have as well... which wound up being the biggest pain. It seems the parts stores around me do not have those on the shelf anymore, you have to ask for them. Then the parts people want all these details... and I'm like : a metal inline fuel filter for a 3/8" fuel line...

I wasn't aware these were rare or uncommon.

The parts people were bringing out these monster diesel looking EFI fuel filters... it was starting to get comical, so I left.

Went to another store and started again... and luckily a manager was there and told 'em where to check, they brought out a few boxes and I was like : yeah, THAT one.

Then of course it didn't want to go back on, it leaked, cuz the fuel line cracked where the old one came off, so cut a chunk out and hook it back up.

Old trucks are fun.

Happy wrenching/truckin' folks,

-W

Woogeroo
06-13-2016, 07:09 PM
link to article & photos / gas tank filler neck adventure, 1965 C10 Chevy (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2016-2/06112016-gas-tank-filler-hose/)

-W

Az Geezer
06-13-2016, 07:15 PM
Good job, Woog........I did that once, long ago.......used a little grease to get the neck to go thru the grommet.

GMCDAC
06-26-2016, 10:49 PM
Hi guys, I hate it that the site seems to have no activity. I did want to post a couple of pics. A few years ago, Mark, aka Old9 sent me an oil pressure gauge for the heck of it and I FINALLY put it to good use! I bought a low milage 355 for my '70 Jimmy recently. I know the builder and the guy that bought it and drove it for a little under 30,000 miles. Only problem is that it sat on an engine stand for about 7 years. I flushed and primed it after I built this little oil pressure gauge setup. Thanks Mark!

The Jimmy was going to see it's first daylight today since 2005 to get a good pressure wash mainly underneath and my pressure washer pump body is cracked! I must not have gotten it drained well enough last fall. I found a new one on Epay pretty reasonable.

Hope the site comes back around again.

DAC

Az Geezer
06-27-2016, 11:19 AM
Doug, I'm sad to see almost no activity here, too.
Glad you found the part for the pressure washer, I had to replace one on my pressure washer that did the same thing, and I keep mine in my shop, where I keep the heat at 45 degrees when I'm not using it.
We've been working (slowly) on the wiring harness for the 67 Malibu wagon, got it almost finished........but then we find more things missing, like dome light and license plate light, that we need to finish up............
Good luck with the engine swap, hope it goes quickly and easily.

Woogeroo
08-14-2016, 11:51 AM
spray painted the wheels and rear bumper, knocked the dirt and grime off a bit and pressure washed the bed wood :

08132016 – exterior, engine, interior (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2016-2/08132016-exteriorengineetc/)

-W

Lakeroadster
08-15-2016, 07:58 PM
Looking good Woog! Love your truck Man.

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John :cool:

Az Geezer
08-16-2016, 08:26 AM
good lookin' truck.

Woogeroo
02-19-2017, 12:36 AM
My latest wrenchin' adventure :

02/17/2017 – add a fuse block (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2017-2/addfuseblock/)

-W

Woogeroo
04-24-2017, 05:27 AM
Howdy 60-66 folks,

so, after diagnosing charging issues... (http://www.67-72chevyboard.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4267) ordering and installing a new voltage regulator...

I had to replace my heater core again, so I took lots of photos.

Here is the latest tech article if you are interested in checking it out.

04/19/2017 – heater core replacement - 44 pictures (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2017-2/04192017-heater-core-replacement/)

Happy Wrenching,

-Woogeroo

BAGGED70C-10
04-26-2017, 05:32 PM
I did the same thing. Nice job.

BAGGED70C-10
04-26-2017, 05:35 PM
link to article & photos / gas tank filler neck adventure, 1965 C10 Chevy (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2016-2/06112016-gas-tank-filler-hose/)

-W

I put a Blazer tank in mine.

Woogeroo
06-09-2017, 06:01 PM
glued the button for the rear view(not original, but it's what's in there (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/miscimg/rear-view-mirror-not-original/)) back onto the windshield... will see tomorrow if it holds or not.

:yes:

-W

Woogeroo
06-10-2017, 10:51 PM
I glued the mirror button back up yesterday, let it sit over night and then I hung the mirror back on today.

So far, so good... added a few during and after snaps to the page, here :

rear view mirror pics (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/miscimg/rear-view-mirror-not-original/)

-W

BAGGED70C-10
06-12-2017, 05:47 PM
Even little steps count.. That stuff works well.

Woogeroo
10-09-2017, 04:19 AM
07/30/2017 – 8 pictures (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2017-2/07302017-under-the-bed-spare-tire-holder/)

painted the original type under the bed spare tire holder and mounted it up


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08/12/2017 – 3 pictures (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2017-2/08122017-rear-end-differential-cover-gasket-replacement/)

replaced the gasket and the goop on the rear differential cover and changed the rear end gear fluid/dope.

Lakeroadster
10-26-2017, 07:36 PM
painted the original type under the bed spare tire holder and mounted it up

You Did What! That tire goes on the fender! :innocent:

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu176/lakeroadster/1965%20Chevrolet%20C10%20Pickup/1%20Current%20Status%20Photos/Side%20Trim%2001-24-2015/RF2_zps8c00540a.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/user/lakeroadster/media/1965%20Chevrolet%20C10%20Pickup/1%20Current%20Status%20Photos/Side%20Trim%2001-24-2015/RF2_zps8c00540a.jpg.html)

JK.. looks good Woog

John :hatwave:

Woogeroo
11-04-2017, 07:39 PM
You Did What! That tire goes on the fender! :innocent:


JK.. looks good Woog

John :hatwave:

Hah!

Yeah, well my fender doesn't have that notch. :cool:

-W

Woogeroo
12-10-2017, 10:56 PM
Water Pump Adventure : 11/24/2017 (https://stepsidematraca.wordpress.com/gallery/2017-2/11-24-2017-water-pump-replacment/)

photos and details, if interested.

-W

mjgord51
12-10-2017, 11:39 PM
The only thing I did was worked on my driving skills going down the hill to do the last of the Xmas shopping, that's my story and I am sticking to it.

I am sorry did you think I was working on my truck in 45* weather, Not Me.

Marvin

Az Geezer
12-11-2017, 07:27 AM
Saturday, helped a friend with his 49 Ford woodie, yesterday, cleaned up the woodpile, cleaned out the 5 car garage, swept my shop, started a fire in the fireplace, and drank a few beers..........

Hazzardousmat
12-15-2017, 05:10 PM
Still working on the carb rebuild. The kit I bought was the wrong one, didnt know till I opened it up. Thankfully Autoslow did return my money, they couldnt find the right number on the carb for a kit. Took it to NAPA and didnt take them but a min to find the correct number and order the kit.
Never seen spider sac's inside a carb before not to mention the 1/8in of unknown powder built up inside the float bowl.. I do wonder if the motor had sit outside in the elements before being dropped under the hood.