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Old 09-21-2018, 05:35 AM   #1876
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If you're like me, you'll find them immediately AFTER you go buy another set.
If you are like me, far far away from part sources, you will have put them in a small box with tape on it and part name written, all well stored in a place you could find them easily.
This is what I do for 'rare' parts, I am also loosing a lot of other ones, mainly because I store them in the bin! hahaha

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Old 09-21-2018, 07:32 AM   #1877
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Well I'm back, 5 days of not being able to use my right arm for anything was a little rough! But doing interior seams...
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:19 AM   #1878
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I got out there and cut some stuff off the old rad support to use to patch the replacement one (you know it's right then. ) and I got that welded on to the replacement, it's got weld thru primer applied and ready to finish up tomorrow.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:43 AM   #1879
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Well I'm back, 5 days of not being able to use my right arm for anything was a little rough! But doing interior seams...
OK, idbeast, now you're making me work. As we get older, we forget stuff, and I couldn't remember what happened to your arm. So I had to search back all the way to AUGUST 30TH (!) to figure out you were going in for heart exploratory surgery through the arm. How'd it go? What did they do? I hope all is well...
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:40 PM   #1880
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OK, idbeast, now you're making me work. As we get older, we forget stuff, and I couldn't remember what happened to your arm. So I had to search back all the way to AUGUST 30TH (!) to figure out you were going in for heart exploratory surgery through the arm. How'd it go? What did they do? I hope all is well...
Sorry about that Bob, and everyone else, last Friday I had a clogged lower left artery, they removed the blockage and put in a stint. The 5 lb weight limit and not using the right arm was to make sure the artery in my wrist healed completely. I'm doing really good now, and don't get tired walking!
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That's great, what a milestone!



If you're like me, you'll find them immediately AFTER you go buy another set.
Right, thatís how it always seems to work...
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Right, thatís how it always seems to work...
I bought a knob for my cowl vent handle. Was going through some boxes just a week or so later and found that I already had TWO brand new ones!

Anyone need a cowl vent knob? LOL

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Sorry about that Bob, and everyone else, last Friday I had a clogged lower left artery, they removed the blockage and put in a stint. The 5 lb weight limit and not using the right arm was to make sure the artery in my wrist healed completely. I'm doing really good now, and don't get tired walking!
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Oh damn Jim, prayers going your way, hope you feel better.

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Old 09-21-2018, 05:31 PM   #1884
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Sorry about that Bob, and everyone else, last Friday I had a clogged lower left artery, they removed the blockage and put in a stint. The 5 lb weight limit and not using the right arm was to make sure the artery in my wrist healed completely. I'm doing really good now, and don't get tired walking!
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From what I hear, when they do that kind of repair you really feel a lot better. I hope that's the case for you, long term. I've also heard that the entry wound is worse than the rest of the procedure. Overall, I hope you're already over the hump.
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Oh damn Jim, prayers going your way, hope you feel better.

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From what I hear, when they do that kind of repair you really feel a lot better. I hope that's the case for you, long term. I've also heard that the entry wound is worse than the rest of the procedure. Overall, I hope you're already over the hump.
Thanks Brian and Bob! I'm doing much better now, there is not much to getting it done, I was awake and watching the whole thing on the monitors!!!
The entry wound is at the end of my finger on my wrist, only about 3/32" across. heck I'm already back at work full time 9 hrs a day 6 days a week!!! It's amazing how simple it is now days!!!! The hardest thing about it all was taking the picture with my smart phone!
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Thanks Brian and Bob! I'm doing much better now, there is not much to getting it done, I was awake and watching the whole thing on the monitors!!!
The entry wound is at the end of my finger on my wrist, only about 3/32" across. heck I'm already back at work full time 9 hrs a day 6 days a week!!! It's amazing how simple it is now days!!!! The hardest thing about it all was taking the picture with my smart phone!
Super news! ...and I was wrong about the entry wound stuff. A buddy of mine had a piece of a vein taken out of his leg to bypass a blockage in his coronary artery. THAT vein surgery caused him much more grief than the chest pain.
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Old 09-22-2018, 12:36 AM   #1887
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My God it's amazing, a co-worker's mom had both hips replaced a few weeks apart and came home after each one, walking out after the second one MUCH Better than she walked in!

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My goal tonight, and an easy one I thought was to finish the rad support making it ready to be powder coated. Things were going well until I opened my eyes to see what I didn't want to see, there is some serious rust on the bottom that needs to be repaired. The power of the mind (yes even mine) is amazing, I have worked and worked this and didn't see this, seeing damage is what I do for a living but at home, I missed it because I didn't want to see it.

It also floors me that I have a rad support that was on the truck that had no rust, but I cut it up 20 years ago to do a Camaro clip that I soon figured out was NOT the way to go. So there is this rad support with no rust cut up that I will be throwing away, geeez.

Anyway, I will probably spend the whole weekend at the very least making repairing this rust, will probably have to make the inner support from scratch, we will see, maybe I will get a piece of angle iron, but I will see tomorrow.

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Old 09-22-2018, 03:20 PM   #1889
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Completed the install of the rear sway bar, removed remainder of old wiring and bracket's hanging off chassis, finished routing and securing the fuel lines, bolted the engine to the engine mounting using the correct bolts, ran engine up to temp and triple checked for leaks.
Messes around with the timing that I have had issues with since the get go and I have it figured out. When I aquired the 283 years ago it had an Erson Gear Drive, I removed all that and installed the 305 balancer and chain cover. As it turns out the later 305 timing marks are not the same as a 283. Ha, issue may be sorted. But not until tomorrow.
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Front bumper is on, the hood is in place but needs to be adjusted before it can be closed...
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Shot some primer, then watched the rain start. All front end parts (except the ones I forgot) are now at least sealed, if not completely painted. I have 5 days to shoot basecoat before I would have to scuff the primer. I just looked at the weather forecast. Rain chances every day for the next 7 days, and humidity no lower than 71% through next Saturday. As Martin Senour says, CRAP!
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Yep, the weather changes things!

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I was going to make a whole new inner bracket that I removed yesterday. I took another look and decided to repair the one I had that had hole rusted in it. I sand blasted it and the rad support where it goes and applied a weld thru primer, I will weld it together tomorrow.

It's so funny being the year before the truck didn't even use this inner support, same rad support and it didn't even use this. I drove my truck for years with the rad support that didn't even have it so I thought about even leaving it out. But being I had cleaned it up a little anyway, I figured I might as well weld it back in.

And I didn't prime over rust (at least not as bad a rust as you are seeing on this thing) I sand blasted it all where it will be hidden. After this is welded on, the whole thing will be sand blasted, Zinc coated, and powder coated by the service who will be doing the same thing to the frame for the truck.

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I was going to make a whole new inner bracket that I removed yesterday. I took another look and decided to repair the one I had that had hole rusted in it. I sand blasted it and the rad support where it goes and applied a weld thru primer, I will weld it together tomorrow.
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Made it to first Parade. Culmination of 50 year plan. Very small town as you can see.
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Made it to first Parade. Culmination of 50 year plan. Very small town as you can see.
Awesome! I was just there on vacation last year, My ex-wife lives in Brookings.

I got the rad support completely finished WHOOO HOOOO! It's ready for powder coating.

It's not crap but darn it's nice when a "complete" project gets finished.

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I was going to make a whole new inner bracket that I removed yesterday. I took another look and decided to repair the one I had that had hole rusted in it. I sand blasted it and the rad support where it goes and applied a weld thru primer, I will weld it together tomorrow.

It's so funny being the year before the truck didn't even use this inner support, same rad support and it didn't even use this. I drove my truck for years with the rad support that didn't even have it so I thought about even leaving it out. But being I had cleaned it up a little anyway, I figured I might as well weld it back in.

And I didn't prime over rust (at least not as bad a rust as you are seeing on this thing) I sand blasted it all where it will be hidden. After this is welded on, the whole thing will be sand blasted, Zinc coated, and powder coated by the service who will be doing the same thing to the frame for the truck.

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I don't understand where that additional piece goes - is it a doubler for the bottom of the core support? I never really examined my core support when I had it out.
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I had a little time between taking customers to the Vikings game and the grandkids coming for dinner so I threw the headlight bezels on...
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I had a little time between taking customers to the Vikings game and the grandkids coming for dinner so I threw the headlight bezels on...
The weather headline today was "rainy afternoon". I read it as I was standing in the sunshine in the back yard. We have this "weather ditz" who is there for cosmetic effect, and she had the weekend duty. BUT, the 3-hour break in the clouds brought the humidity down, so I shot the rest of my front end parts in primer.

That said, you might notice the door on the floor in the picture. I was done. Paint was on. I needed to scoot the doors so I could get my finished chassis back into the garage. I must have missed a screw in the new horse when I built it. The corner of the door is crushed. I can't touch it right now because the paint is wet. I'm 3 beers into recovery. It seems like the older I get the more I do this stupid stuff. (I'll be 70 in 2 weeks.) I'll spend 3 hours tomorrow fixing it while it rains. Two steps forward, one step back...
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I had a little time between taking customers to the Vikings game and the grandkids coming for dinner so I threw the headlight bezels on...
It looks like you've tucked that bumper in closer to the body than the factory did too. Overall, LOOKIN' GREAT !!!
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