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  1. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: I'm just a backyard hacker with a tool hoarding...

    I'm just a backyard hacker with a tool hoarding issue.. :)



    With fence repair duties out of the way we can get back to some progress on the wagon. Finally got the correct clips for the...
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    Sticky: Dale Jr was chosen as that is what was written on...

    Dale Jr was chosen as that is what was written on his busted up tag frame around the front license plate. Had much less to do with the driving skills, or lack thereof.:)
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    Sticky: License plate peeled off front bumper as it slid...

    License plate peeled off front bumper as it slid through the fence sideways, shown in first picture.
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    Sticky: So I've been rather lax on the updates as we've...

    So I've been rather lax on the updates as we've had a distraction here at the shop. Someone had a mishap in returning home on Memorial day (about midnight) from one of the local watering holes. ...
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    Sticky: Update on the Kent bike seat, we have a good fit...

    Update on the Kent bike seat, we have a good fit and now it's off to the upholstery shop..




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    Wagon should be there next year.

    Wagon should be there next year.
  7. 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.
  13. 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 Iíll...

    They just showed up at the post office so Iíll share a picture tomorrow.
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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...
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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, Weíve installed three video walls since the end of December, along with other AV equipment. Some we canít 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 ďattachĒ 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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