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Old 05-19-2017, 04:43 PM   #101
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Thanks for reading about my rust bucket. Last Sunday I was sitting by the grill talking about my raga muffin and he asked when are you going to do something. Well I felt ashamed honestly. I had just made plans then me, myself and I got in my own way. I really feel the need to do something. Something other than standing idle. Thanks for the kind words and looking in.
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Old 06-03-2017, 10:30 PM   #102
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rusty76, I love your truck just the way it is! Subscribed! Nice patina - get it running and then work on the issues below the trim line, if that's possible. I taught myself how to weld because I was taken back by the price to replace corners/inners/floors etc..purchased a little Hobart and then just went to town? Best of lucking. Motivation.

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Old 06-04-2017, 03:58 PM   #103
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Thanks for taking the time to look in. I haven't really done anything really. I knew from the get go it might take me awhile to get things rolling, although I had no idea it would be this long. Like everyone life gets in the way. I'm going to start working on it as soon as I get the wasp spray ready and I have a few days off in a couple weeks. From there it is going to be on. I do promise some updates. As for the patina it is more rust than patina honestly. I found another 73-76 square same color for what seemed close to what I'd pay for a parts truck. That would make the patina(rust) somewhat better. In hindsight I should have done a better job taking care of the ole truck. So stay tuned for some updates coming soon. Thanks again.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:08 PM   #104
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So I had every intention of spending some time with my truck Thursday and Friday. At least part of each day. But God had other plans and a sense of humor. Two days before I was to go on vacation my mother called me at work and said that her car wouldn't start. So when I got there I beat on the starter and it fired right up. Bad starter. Went to Autozone and got a starter for her car. Told her to just drive my truck while I'm gone and I'll change it when I get back.

Thursday morning I woke early to get started. Pulled car into my garage, jacked it up and got to working. Took some work to get it out. Got it out compared it to the old one and it looked the same. So fought it to get it in. Hooked battery up and turn of the key.......zingggggg. You got to be kidding me. Took it loose messed with it some more and zingggg. What the heck? Tried everything I could think of and nothing. So I took the new starter back out and the old one to Autozone. They put both on their testing machine. New one was good and old one was shot( really?).

Went back home installed the same new one again and zingggg. Well crap. Had enough of it pulled the starter out and put old one in. Fired up and backed it out of the garage. Called it a day, had to leave. Friday came and then it went. Honey do day. Worked on Saturday didn't get home till late. While all this was going on I looked up the part #. Sure enough they gave me the wrong part #. Went this morning got the right one. Fired right up. Geeezz next time maybe the parts guy will listen closer.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:38 PM   #105
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Man that's a bummer! There's nothing I hate more than putting a part in, taking it out, putting it in, etc. only to find out it was the wrong part! What were you planning on doing to the truck had things gone according to plan?
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:47 PM   #106
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Well for starters I've got to clear a path around the old boy. Then I was hoping to start a real assessment of what all I need to get cracking on. Give a really good scrubbing and knock some of the wasp, birds nest and other things out. Be surprised how and where a bird will build a nest.
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:49 PM   #107
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I hear ya. GOD does have a sense of humor. Gets me quite often too. Gotta love those curve balls of life. Makes you wonder what he was preventing you from that day. Oh well at least you got it all worked out in the end. Now your mom has a working safe car and you can work on your truck and do extra stuff to it if you want to.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:01 PM   #108
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God is really funny. I know little about newer cars, hers is a 2000 model Oldsmobile. I figured in my head two bolts, two wires and done in no time. I've got an old sketchy jack but do have jack stands. Small miracle getting the car up so I could crawl under. I had to use a flashlight for light because I couldn't find my trusty work light. My advise buy several good lights. Patience is a virtue but be honest with yourself. You'll never have enough extensions for your sockets. I really need to organize my tools and work area (well at least so it doesn't take thirty minutes to get everything together). I'm not super mechanically inclined but I do have a small understanding of things. Life is both humbling and gratifying. Oh me back to the grind tomorrow.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:32 PM   #109
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Post #106 LOL "Well for starters" That sucks, very frustrating when you have a plan in your head and life gets in the way. But at least it is now starting.
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:35 AM   #110
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I'm glad to be caught up with Mom's car honestly. She inherited from my aunt and while it's been an ok car, I just know one day it's going to give up the ghost. I fussed at the car and got rather aggravated with it until I finally figured out what was the problem. Moving on now.
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