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Old 06-06-2016, 10:23 AM   #1731
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Mornin' All --- Things will be slow on the Chevy for a couple of days. I have an art project I'm just getting started on that will keep me busy off & on for the next month or so. May have to only work nights on the bus. Unfortunately, it is a freebie for a friend and won't contribute any pesos to the bus project. But...being that it is a big one (it will be a sculpted cement bench about twenty feet long that will look like a fallen tree)...I was just informed that my bar tab there will be covered...for life!

(They would have gotten out cheaper paying the $25 grand this thing would have otherwise cost!)

Jack...I am hoping to get moving a little quicker now. The whole steering thing has held up numerous other projects that can now move ahead.

Cadillac...Since my "dash" is also my "firewall"...not much can go there. But I can see one of the evaporators on that site you posted going overhead, just above the windshield. Thanks for the info!

Redd...the machined aluminum part of the brake pedal came from a hot rod shop online. Speedway as I recall. The rubber inserts are included. The actual pedal mechanism was from a Chevy van. I straightened it, cut the whole pad off, made & welded the steel mount, then attached the billet aluminum to that. There are tons of different configuration pedals avail, I just need a small one to work in the limited space I have there.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:16 PM   #1732
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Hey Tango, I couldn't find my notes on your web site where you shared your cement art. I know there are a lot of new Skoolies who are following your build who won't have seen it and I'd like to see it again--don't be bashful, anyone who sees your work will be very impressed. Jack
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:46 PM   #1733
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Hey Jack --- just determined this project will get started this Wednesday. It's looks like the first rain-free day in two months here. Let's just hope I get enough of them to wrap this thing up in the next month or so.

Meanwhile, for anyone so interested in a really esoteric (strange) art form...below is some info on Ferrocement Faux Bois. Hand sculpted cement & concrete that looks like old, weathered wood. Yeah...I know, say what?

Faux Bois In Concrete
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:13 PM   #1734
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That stuff is just amazing--and you wouldn't much have to worry about someone rolling off your antique wheel barrow from your front yard
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:43 PM   #1735
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Just for fun...here is a sketch of this project. WAAAAY off topic, but what the hey...


Will be chopping rebar most of the day tomorrow and welding it all up after that so bus pix will be in short supply for a few days...weeks...whatever.

PS...this will be under a big cottonwood tree and overlooking the washer pitching court.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:04 PM   #1736
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That ferrocement faus boix is amazing. I find decorative concrete in all forms (stamped, stained, cast, for floors, countertops, furniture, etc) fascinating. It'd be great to be able to create that kind of stuff, but I'm afraid there just isn't enough right-brain here to hack it (thinking of the logo at the top corner on Brent Wright's The Right Brain site).
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:39 PM   #1737
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LOL! Had to laugh at the "Right Brain" thing. But actually, I've found that engineering types take to this very well. I have been teaching it for over eight years now to all types, but since so much of it really is engineering, the geeks do amazingly well. There is a lot of formulating and structural analysis to be considered when putting many of these pieces together. And while I am not exactly a math whiz...there is a fair amount of that too.

Hey...if an "artist" can do it...anybody can!
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:52 PM   #1738
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More goodies arrived! - Finally got the remote oil filter head I have been looking for. It's a Cummins part, but no one at their counter could find it. Fortunately there are several very good forums for older Cummins engines owners and I was able to track down a proper part number. Now just have to figure out where the heck to mount it.

Still waiting on camera batteries from China...so pix may be a few days coming. Keep yer pants on Jack!
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Tang,

I keep my pants on one leg at a time........

Sounds like you're getting close to the end!

When I get a chance I'll need to stop by sometime soon........

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Hey Jack --- just determined this project will get started this Wednesday. It's looks like the first rain-free day in two months here. Let's just hope I get enough of them to wrap this thing up in the next month or so.

Meanwhile, for anyone so interested in a really esoteric (strange) art form...below is some info on Ferrocement Faux Bois. Hand sculpted cement & concrete that looks like old, weathered wood. Yeah...I know, say what?

Faux Bois In Concrete

That some awesome work Tango! ...showed the Ol' Doll your cement artwork and she was all over it....she'd love a bench in her garden.
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