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Old 08-12-2017, 04:28 PM   #1
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Looking for a Mentor in Sac/Roseville CA area

Hey gents,

I have a project, and it's going to require plenty of work and skill...I love this forum and how much info is here! Sometimes its easier to learn by seeing things in real life or having someone point out your mistakes... example..I understand the theory of removing broken bolts but I'm having a helluva time.

Anyone in this area willing to help out/pass along some truck building know-how? I can trade ya for woodworking knowledge and beer... I have some Pliny the Elder in the fridge right now! i have or can purchase what I need to get the job done...but you can't buy wisdom.

message me here or at 916-233-6493.

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Old 09-21-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for a Mentor in Sac/Roseville CA area

Anyone local to the Sacramento area and need a hand/can teach me some stuff?
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:53 AM   #3
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My personal theory of removing broken bolts... Usually for me they break off flush and I make a mess with a drill, so I weld a washer to the bolt and then a nut to the washer. The heating and cooling tends to help break the bolt loose too.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:49 PM   #4
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Just what are you looking to learn /needing help on??
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:11 PM   #5
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Re: Looking for a Mentor in Sac/Roseville CA area

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My personal theory of removing broken bolts... Usually for me they break off flush and I make a mess with a drill, so I weld a washer to the bolt and then a nut to the washer. The heating and cooling tends to help break the bolt loose too.
Huh. That's actually pretty good idea. I didn't think of that
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:27 PM   #6
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I'm just up in Grass Valley, the downhill side of it even, and glad to help. You might want to see my truck in person before following my example, though
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:38 PM   #7
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Re: Looking for a Mentor in Sac/Roseville CA area

You don't need a mentor near you, you have them all over the world available right here!

Here is a "Basics of Basics" on the subject. Hope you can see the photos as since photobucket has turned into the scum that they have. http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/basi...al-187449.html

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Old 10-02-2017, 06:21 PM   #8
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Re: Looking for a Mentor in Sac/Roseville CA area

Hi Dave, we have quite a few guys in the SAC area but many of them are pretty busy with all kinds of things going on. We try to meet up every once in a while to trade stories and such about our trucks. That might be a good start to get to meet a few of the guys around you.

I can tell you its not easy finding help these days to do anything even if paid very well. I tried getting body people to come to me because I had a huge shop to work in and ample space, but just didn't happen. It seems everyone wants their own space and time to work in and when you do "projects" its not on a time line that anybody wants to perform to.

I keep hearing that "theres no money in hot-rodding" from shop owners from body to upholstery to mechanical stuff, but I see so many people hot rodding there has to be a market for it! - maybe they all just think we are cheapskates! I dont know really but like anybody else , I admit Im a shopper for the best deal and am willing to pay the price when needed. It all just depends on how bad you want it I guess.

So Keep an eye out here for the SAC AREA MEETING PIZZA NIGHT and come on out and meet everybody that shows up.... Will probably do another one here real soon before the weather changes so people can bring their trucks out one more time before the rains start!

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