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  • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

    Stock, the rr valance is a bolt-on. Oh well, a little shoe-horning...
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      Damnation!!!
      Patrick & Tammy
      - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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        Stock, the rr valance is a bolt-on. Oh well, a little shoe-horning...
        what does 'stock' have to do with me?
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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          what does 'stock' have to do with me?
          Patrick & Tammy
          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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          • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

            So I did do jack today... twice
            new hotness

            old brokenness

            wait.... which one is broken?

            I was all ready to proclaim how my Costco jack outlasted 2 HF jacks.... which, old brokenness did... problem was that was a factory sealed new one that was broken when they put it in the box.... ah well, just 2 hours I'll never get back
            putting the new, new one to work

            and the divorce is final




            finally get to use this cart


            this didn't last long, but it fits so I can move stuff around if needed




            stiff stripped off..... more to come

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              time to use my frame floor

              oh yes, and tape measures

              it really wasn't that far off (within GM manufacturing tolerances for the day).... but I can do much better, so I will


              the challenge, of course, is getting it square to the floor (after verifying squareness of the frame)

              lots of this action

              It's close, I'll let it settle over night then do the front. The back is 1/16" off square, so I'll fix that as well... but that is for later this week
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                In bangshift-first news, I bought a mill so I can machine the spindles. It's not anything spectacular, it's basically a manual everything, belt-driven Jet. Its considered bench-top, but it's not really because it's pretty large - though bench top is the design.. I have experience with the one my dad owns, and I like them. Not fancy for sure, but I got it for a fair price... so all is good there as well.

                Pictures when I get it on Sunday
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                  Mill has been added to capabilities


                  as an aside, my Colorado has never failed to impress me - this time with nearly 1000 lbs in the bed....
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                    Your next challenge is to get the plasma table smarts to run the mill!
                    Tim
                    Melbourne Australia

                    65 Hardtop Impala, 70 GTS Monaro, 93 "80" Landcruiser

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                      DRO would be nice.
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        Mill has been added to capabilities


                        as an aside, my Colorado has never failed to impress me - this time with nearly 1000 lbs in the bed....
                        "When you're a Jet you're a Jet all the way"..... (Didn't you say it's a Jet?)

                        Dan
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                        • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                          indeed it appears so.... its tag says Union Seattle Washington, made in China.

                          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                            time to make this real - of course, that means cutting it apart and making it look pretty.

                            the first step is to weld plates on the rearmost channels to hold things in place



                            measuring process


                            and it's cut apart.....


                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                              the mill assembled
                              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                                Oh look, Jeep on a trailer.... what keeps sbg from PF2? yeah, a blasted Heep.


                                in other news, the Colorado hauls the Jeep even better then the Hummer did.

                                yet I still did get to fun stuff



                                even had a minute to hit the frame with a wire wheel in prep for welding the frame. I think I'm going to weld it with the motor in place then pull the motor, flip the frame then weld and brace the rest....



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