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Old 02-26-2021, 03:40 PM   #176
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

More haste, less progress.

I wanted to do the side glass windows tint today.

FAIL FAIL FAIL.......

I was not patient enough to wait for Saturday till Sally could help me by holding the films one side.

So I cut a piece to size



Then I laid it out on the film on the outside of the door, remembering to place it so that once cut to shape, it could be stuck to the inside of the glass.



Then proceeded to removing the backing film, and using water (should have been soapy water) to place it, out in the sunshine with a very gentle breeze.......

Guess what.....??

Massive failure here. As the wind twisted it, alongside static pulling it about.

So I removed it.

Laying what was left of it, once removed, on the counter top, in order to copy it.





Thought I could copy a second one, then called over the hedge for Mickey to come hold one side........

And cut a copy of the failed item.

BUGGGERRRRRRRRR !!!


Cut it about 8mm short.


Close up.





So I removed and binned number two


So the outcome of the window tinting was good though, and this is the before ad after pcs.


Soon to be corrected.










Ordered some more film tonight after work, £10.99 wasted on education I guess.


Maybe I can fit the battery tray and radiator cowl over the weekend.


Little jobs we said.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:51 PM   #177
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You have probably done way more than me, but I was taught to and also remove the inside door panel (card I think you folks call them) before I do the tint. Gives me room to get it below the door wiper. I have never had much luck getting them on correctly the first time and the big issue I seem to always have bugs between the film and glass.
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You have probably done way more than me, but I was taught to and also remove the inside door panel (card I think you folks call them) before I do the tint. Gives me room to get it below the door wiper. I have never had much luck getting them on correctly the first time and the big issue I seem to always have bugs between the film and glass.
I am amazed that I failed twice.

But it happens.

Next time, 4 hands, and spray the film as well, stops it stu]Viking to itself.



2004 Chevy Silverado truck came in for a gas tank strap to Dennis’ body shop





Looking good.

Hardly abused.



And of course, bed off to repair said straps.





Anyone looking for a 5.3 LS with only 144k miles on it.
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What's the problem? It looks level.
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Some days start good.

Today started a lot earlier than I wanted, but hey ho...... sleep when we are dead ehhh.



So had breakfast then drew the truck down to the shop.



Battery out.

Wonder why these trays rust so badly.......?

Water access is easy from the front.

And putting a rubber mat under the battery, not ideal I would think.



Holes and probably more out of sight.



Old n new(er)



Battery back in.

Then removed the radiator cowl.

Old vs Replacement



While in there, I also noticed the new radiator that I had been told by the lady who owned the truck before, had been fitted.



I also dismantled the underside of the dash to look at the fog light switch..... completely broken, possibly kicked at some point.

So I just put it all back together. I will fix it another day.

It was time to head out to the shops for food etc.

Silly grin, and a distinct difference in response since I cleaned up the air filter and breathing system.

Headed home, Sally chuckled and said I looked really happy, which I was.

I have to keep reminding myself not to drive like an idiot, but it feels and sounds so nice.

She somehow sneaked a pic in while I was driving.





It was a good day.
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:47 AM   #182
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Rubbish, Misty and chilly outside today.

So what can I do to keep busy?

Not a lot as mostly I want to be outside.

So I used a cut off 2 liter milk bottle and some oven degreaser, followed by boiling water, then neat dishwashing soap on a brush and cleaned every wheel nut and cap individually, 20 nuts, 11 caps.

Rinsed them all with more boiling water, followed by a further wash and boiling water rinse for the nuts to ensure they were oil and grease free.

Grubby as can be.



First wash and rinse.



Second wash and boiling water rinse.

Dried.



Then fetched some foam] from the garage, sliced a couple of slots deeply into it and fitted the nuts in order to protect the external threads.



Painted a few light coats of satin black.

Happy with the result.




So I hear a few ask me why ??

Simply put, to fool the eye.

There are only 11 of these wheel nut/centre cap retaining cap screws right now, so visually it should look better if they are all black, than some anodised gold or silvery from damage.

Much effort, but another small visual gain.

PS. Not fitting new wheels till the Poorboys wheel wax from Amazon has been delivered and applied to the wheels while they are off the truck.


Time for another drive now.
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Nice. Not sure about you folks over there, but I got in the habit of putting a dab of anti-seize in the nuts before I put them on. All our humidity and all makes them rust up pretty quick in the threads. It sure helped in Japan with all the snow and slush crap too. Keep on trucking with er Rian, she is good!
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Grizz, I was faced with some shabby looking plastic lugnut caps myself a few weeks ago. I wound up buying these and I couldn't be happier.

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Nice. Not sure about you folks over there, but I got in the habit of putting a dab of anti-seize in the nuts before I put them on. All our humidity and all makes them rust up pretty quick in the threads. It sure helped in Japan with all the snow and slush crap too. Keep on trucking with er Rian, she is good!

Great advice Bill. Thank you.

Yes the truck is coming together bit by bit.
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Grizz, I was faced with some shabby looking plastic lugnut caps myself a few weeks ago. I wound up buying these and I couldn't be happier.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
Thanks for the lead.

Do they screw on and keep the centre caps fixed?
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My SKY internet and WiFi was down for 24 hrs, and where I live, my mobile signal is 2 bars on 3G and intermittently 1 bar of 4G

So a struggle to work from home.

However, by 08.00 I got onto this.........





Then late afternoon, well, just after 4.00pm I got out the Poorboys wheel wax.

The stuff is sooo frugal.

You hardly use any.

I did both the fronts and rears of the wheels.






Once it dries, after 10 plus minutes, you buff it all off with a micro fibre cloth.





Hard to believe it makes a difference, and I tried to feel if it felt any smoother, no idea.

But happy to believe that it will aid maintenance.



Once I was done, looking at how little of this stuff I had used, and that is on both sides, I was amazed at just how frugal it is.

At £14.00 delivered for the tub, I suspect one could expect to do another 50 wheels or more.



Another step closer to fitting.
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I have never heard of the stuff prior to you mentioning it Rian. Is that a UK polish or pretty much global? Those wheels look really good clean and polished up.
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Guess I never looked for or at it since I have had very few alloy wheeled vehicles. Almost all my wheels have been steel. Thanks Rian. I'll keep them in mind if I get some alloy wheels.
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Guess I never looked for or at it since I have had very few alloy wheeled vehicles. Almost all my wheels have been steel. Thanks Rian. I'll keep them in mind if I get some alloy wheels.
I think they will protect steel or alloy though Bill.
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This week has been slow for the truck progress.

Went for a walk.



Postie came as I got home.



Damaged.

So declined to receive parcel.

Took pics and sent to seller, he has not replied.

Let’s hope he does reply and replace as eBay sent a message email to say I had received my item.




Lodger continues to be a real problem.

Scruffy, dirty, disorganised, drunk, and this morning overslept by 2 hrs, then called in sick.

I see tears, and they will not be mine.

I will be brutal.



However, good news last night from Andy in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the first print section of the RUMBLEGRIZZKIN name that he will be using in casting me a set of new side badges for the truck.

Short video of the magic happening.

https://youtu.be/OvNAUGEaFlk


Result.




I am sure the weekend will throw up some jobs to do.

It is Friday.
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[quote author="@georgeb" source="/post/2663716/thread" timestamp="1614985782"][quote timestamp="1614934042" author="@grizz" source="/post/2663557/thread"]Lodger continues to be a real problem.

Scruffy, dirty, disorganised, drunk, and this morning overslept by 2 hrs, then called in sick.

I see tears, and they will not be mine.

I will be brutal.

[/quote]Time to get rid, methinks?
[/quote]


Very soon I suspect he will self destruct and play out his own hand.

I do not care what he does to himself.

However, when you leave taps running, all the lights on, leave doors unlocked when you go out to smoke, don’t clean your used crockery etc...... your assss in getting booted.

On Tuesday I gave him a ride to town (7 miles there) and back to ostensibly buy food and toiletries. He is extremely hygiene shy , first lodger ever to be just dirty.

So he bought cookies, crisps, sausage rolls, and two packs of sausages.

Ohhhh and a bottle of Kooparberg cherry rum, and a bottle of lime Gin that he mentioned he owed someone.

Later the evening this was how I found him....... lights all on, movie on his PC, back door open as he had gone out to smoke during the evening.

He had ordered Chinese take away (I hate food going to the bedroom, and may have to address it) there is a table and chairs in the kitchen. The plate and knife and fork took till yesterday to come down after I had asked him 3 times in the previous days to bring stuff down.

So this was what I found. Seen from the door.





Then the night before last, I offered him dinner as I had cooked enough, he had dinner, sat down here talking a load of sh!t about festivals, and his achievements of getting drunk, memory loss and ending up in medical tents etc.... clearly a kid parents are proud of. Yes, I judge them.

He then proceeded to head upstairs intermittently and outside to to smoke. Hell.... he stinks.

By 9.00pm he had fallen asleep on the couch, a deep sleep, I told him repeatedly to go up to bed, and he kept saying no.

When he did het up, it took three attempts, he could hardly stand and I was waiting for him to fall over on his face.



When I went upstairs an hour later, again, this was what I found......



Speaking to him yesterday, he claims not to recall anything after dinner......


I see tears .......

Not mine.
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Thanks for the lead.

Do they screw on and keep the centre caps fixed?
Yes. They are copies of the GM lugnut covers. They screw onto the outside of the dual threaded lugnuts and retain the center cap.
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Yes. They are copies of the GM lugnut covers. They screw onto the outside of the dual threaded lugnuts and retain the center cap.
Thank you.

That sounds good.
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A rare thing happened yesterday.

Sally came over by 08.30 for tea and toast and to spend some time, I rarely go to her place, as there are no toys, and she prefers to come here..

So we had brekkie together, the watched some recorded telly, and by 12.00 she went home to see her grandson and son, also to allow me to get outside as by then I was feeling very guilty.

I was chuffed though, that I had managed to sit and do nothing for a few hours.

She is a sneaky photographer and waited for me to start looking for a hole in the trucks bulkhead.





I had two small jobs to do.

Replace the switch on the rear fog light with a metal item and ensure it still worked.

So out with the very broken old red unit. In with the new.

Happy.



Next job after finding a small man made hole in the bulkhead was to thread a wire through there.

That was a mistake, as I ended up removing it, and enlarging the hole with a step drill, and then running two wires in there, finding them snaking in from under the dash.

I also used some flat 3 core household wire to thread through the face of the dash, so that I could connect it to the two wires and then pull them up through the dash.

These modern cars are so compactly made, and even the threading of wires are a bit more complex as there is so much under the dash, blocking access.

Still, got it through and then got the wires back up out the front.





Next job inside was to drill a hole to take the new metal push button for the Klaxon horn.

I hate damaging the cars plastics, and mad as it may seem, I will keep an eye out for a replacement piece to stash with all the other unused parts.

Mate Kevin who is moving house soon, also popped around for a looksee, couple of mugs of tea and a chat.



Once the internal jobs were done, I needed to find a live to draw current from.

As earning was easy via the mounting bolt, and the pigs tail out the horn.



And once fitted, happy with the tidiness achieved.



I forgot to take pics of the completed switches before dark. So good morning.





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Nice work Rian!
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Nice work Rian!
Thanks Bill,

I do believe the truck is worthy of the attention.

Maybe one day when mine falls in the criteria for Truck of the month, I would like it to be worthy.

It is a waste of time doing a repair at sub standard levels, I never get it why people do sub standard work or use cheap and nasty parts, like the switch it had fitted.






Went to get milk and bread in the truck earlier.

Stopped and checked in on friend Kevin,who,is building the Deusenberg replica.

It is now in paint.

Thought a few random pics up at his place were in order.

Thames river and Essex, when’re the truck was from in the background.



Few more pics.

Kevin’s pond.



Daffodil,time,with the end of winter approaching.





Looking toward the sunset.





Pity about the pole, just struggled to compose more 6han that.



Looks like the weekend is over.

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Nice....are the yellow flowers some sorta iris?
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Nice....are the yellow flowers some sorta iris?
Daffodils.

They grow off bulbs and come back most years, at the end of winter.

Also the logo for Marie Currie cancer care.


Off Google.

Daffodils are a hardy and easy perennial that grows in most regions of North America, except in the hottest, wettest areas, such as South Florida. Daffodils are a fall-planted bulb, so plant them in autumn and they will bloom in late winter or early spring.
The traditional daffodil flower may be a showy yellow or white, with six petals and a trumpet-shape central corona, but many cultivated varieties (“cultivars”) exist today. Leafless stems bear between 1 and 20 flowers; sometimes the flowers need to be staked so that they don’t weigh down the stems.
Daffodils are suitable for planting between shrubs or in a border, or for forcing blooms indoors. They look wonderful in a woodland garden and in large groves. You’ll find that many gardeners plant the bulbs not just by the dozens but by the hundreds! Daffodil flowers also make for great springtime cut flowers.
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