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Old 07-15-2015, 05:26 AM   #141
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Left a smile on my face.......

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Old 07-16-2015, 01:50 PM   #142
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Found out my p/u has a clogged fuel filter..... So, the military fuel tank has rust issues.... Anyways, I'll swap filters, and have to save up for a new aluminum tank and install it. THEN I can focus on Heavy again...... I can still get work done, just watch the $$$.... Frustrating....
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Old 07-21-2015, 08:54 PM   #143
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Well, got my p/u up and running for now... I need to save up for a new aluminum tank and then put her in. Went out to Heavy today and as I'm getting ready to take pics of the walls my son & I did, the batteries died in the heat..... So I'll be back out there Thursday. Got a call this afternoon for a limo job tomorrow. Just waiting to get confirmation....

Sorry about the camera's low batteries.....
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:44 PM   #144
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Well, got my p/u up and running for now... I need to save up for a new aluminum tank and then put her in. Went out to Heavy today and as I'm getting ready to take pics of the walls my son & I did, the batteries died in the heat..... So I'll be back out there Thursday. Got a call this afternoon for a limo job tomorrow. Just waiting to get confirmation....

Sorry about the camera's low batteries.....
I'd been doing so well the last few weeks, until you mentioned limo job
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:44 AM   #145
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I'd been doing so well the last few weeks, until you mentioned limo job

Oops, sorry!!! Heck, come on down, there's plenty of those jobs available along with the weirdoes that have the $$$$$ to pay for them......
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:01 AM   #146
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For that tar a trick I used in the cars I've stripped it from is using dry ice. I'd drop some dry ice on it, let it sit for 15 min or so then just take a mallet to it. The stuff becomes so brittle that it just chips off, just like candy brittle if you've ever seen someone break that up. It gets rid of a good 80-90% of the tar much easier than scraping. Since it is on the walls you'd have to build some temporary wall to hold the dry ice against it, just some thing with a 1-2" gap between the tar. I used 30lbs of dry ice to strip out the floorpan and trunk of a typical passenger car. I forget how much the stuff costs but it was well worth the savings in frustration and labor. You can usually find it at industrial supply places that refill various gas tanks. It basically turned what was a multi-day job into a couple hours of work.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:40 AM   #147
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I'll try that. Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:30 PM   #148
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I'll try that. Thanks!
I get my Dry Ice from our local IGA grocery store....
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Old 07-25-2015, 11:50 PM   #149
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Thanks for the help guys! It's a morale boost for the day I just had. While at work driving all over Houston, my wife's truck was stolen. Seems like a summer from hell. Every step forward seems like four back. Now we've got to handle paperwork and claims and find my wife another unicorn, namely a Ford Excursion with a diesel engine... Hopefully we've found one, but only time will tell.....

Now I can't get to the bus to do anything until this situation is resolved...
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:56 AM   #150
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Thanks for the help guys! It's a morale boost for the day I just had. While at work driving all over Houston, my wife's truck was stolen. Seems like a summer from hell. Every step forward seems like four back. Now we've got to handle paperwork and claims and find my wife another unicorn, namely a Ford Excursion with a diesel engine... Hopefully we've found one, but only time will tell.....

Now I can't get to the bus to do anything until this situation is resolved...

Sorry to hear about your troubles but how did the Excursion get stolen. It should have a PATS key. They would have to tow it. My EX has a PATS key that I was going to bypass until I read about 4 Ford trucks getting stolen in one month. That idea got tosses pretty quick.

I will also install a tracking device in a few of my vehicles.

DEATH TO THIEVES!!!
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