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  1. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks, you should see the scrap pile.. :D ...

    Thanks, you should see the scrap pile.. :D


    One expensive lesson we learned from installing a window three times, the tack strip that the owner bought was too thick for the headliner, and as a...
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    Sticky: Thanks, just glad to have that booger off my...

    Thanks, just glad to have that booger off my finger.


    Something else we did recently, a good friend of mine has a powder coat business and has been restoring a Kent model KMX850 bmx bike. The...
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    Sticky: OK, long overdue for an update.. Playing...

    OK, long overdue for an update..


    Playing some more with our dash insert, this should look good..




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    Sticky: We did a test fit of the instrument panel in the...

    We did a test fit of the instrument panel in the car to see what it looked like with the green backdrop...




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    Sticky: Today we had a back up and punt moment. The...

    Today we had a back up and punt moment. The nice chrome bezel on the gauges is far too large to fit in those corners of the instrument panel bezel from the outside. So we'll have to keep it on...
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    Sticky: That was the wire being removed from the battery...

    That was the wire being removed from the battery post.
  7. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: https://youtu.be/KibNwcafTcg

    https://youtu.be/KibNwcafTcg
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    Sticky: They just showed up at the post office so I’ll...

    They just showed up at the post office so I’ll share a picture tomorrow.
  9. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks!! While we're getting prepared for...

    Thanks!!


    While we're getting prepared for wiring installation, the instrument cluster was dug out of its box to help us see where all the wiring was going. And there it was in all it's billet...
  10. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: So...where we had left off on the wagon, more...

    So...where we had left off on the wagon, more blocking of primer, fabrication/modification of defroster vents, and wiring.. So a test fit of our fuse panel mounting plate (American Autowire)...
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    Sticky: Finally back from the latest round of hanging...

    Finally back from the latest round of hanging TV's for the day job, We’ve installed three video walls since the end of December, along with other AV equipment. Some we can’t take pictures of, but...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the comments!! In adapting...

    Thanks for the comments!!




    In adapting our defroster vents for the wagon, we needed to add a bead in the tubing to better retain the hose attached. The beading die we made for this purpose...
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    Sticky: More blocking, then more epoxy... ...

    More blocking, then more epoxy...




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    Sticky: It's all a challenge that helps fill the...

    It's all a challenge that helps fill the experience void to draw on for the next challenge. A vicious circle indeed..
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    Sticky: Yes, time clock we use in the shop. Beforehand,...

    Yes, time clock we use in the shop. Beforehand, I was always forgetting to keep track of time, so this helps tremendously.. Bought at an auction for $25, and too much of a tightwad to buy a new...
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    Sticky: Some equipment repairs were in order over the New...

    Some equipment repairs were in order over the New Year's break, our tried and true Lathem time clock in the shop had given up the ghost. In speaking to Lathem, this model has been obsolete for some...
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    Sticky: The press nuts typically rely on a knurled...

    The press nuts typically rely on a knurled pattern around the circumference to “attach” or dig into the surrounding metal. The hole must be a specific size and they get pressed in place. As the...
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    Sticky: More travel for the day job, had to install a 24'...

    More travel for the day job, had to install a 24' video wall. Back in the shop finally, progress on the air cleaner continues.. We had some stainless mesh left over from our speaker grill...
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    Sticky: Now to fold the outer perimeter of our air...

    Now to fold the outer perimeter of our air cleaner base. I thought of using a tipping wheel, but that appeared to be rather close for comfort. So a curved piece of bar stock in the scrap pile...
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    Sticky: That's after about 20 years of use on a part time...

    That's after about 20 years of use on a part time basis, but I'd have never thought there was enough velocity that the media would have done that..
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    Sticky: Thanks for the comments guys, hope you don't jinx...

    Thanks for the comments guys, hope you don't jinx me though, not done yet!! :D


    Last night we changed out the thumbnail shrinking dies for linear stretch dies in the Lennox TE250 in order to tip...
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    Sticky: Now for our bottom plate for the air cleaner.. ...

    Now for our bottom plate for the air cleaner.. In order to keep the filter located properly (keep it from moving around) we decided to add a bead to the bottom of the plate.



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    Sticky: More work on the Caddy air cleaner, time to...

    More work on the Caddy air cleaner, time to fabricate the pocket for the coil. Our radius brake that is bolted to the front of the shear is used to bend some 18ga into a horseshoe. One side is...
  24. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: The larger opening at the bottom is for the 9"...

    The larger opening at the bottom is for the 9" filter to fit in. The base plate will over up that opening and have a snout that drops down to the 4-1/8
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    Sticky: It gets a base plate that adapts to the FI Tech. ...

    It gets a base plate that adapts to the FI Tech. Next thing to make.... as well as pocket for the coil to hide in...
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