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Old 08-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #711
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Cats love laser dots! --- And as long as they are below 200,000 megawatts, I think they are probably immune anyway.

Glad to hear you are up & running Jack...just watch your back.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:20 PM   #712
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BTW --- I now plan on changing out all the rims to take advantage of radial, tubeless tires. I'm going with the 10 lug, 19.5 x 6" rims that fit the Dana rear end. The new tires will only be about 2.4 inches shorter than the originals so I think they should look OK. I will need to fab a couple of spacers for the front wheels but that seems easy enough (famous last words). Both are hub-centric but the newer rims have a center hole that is a quarter-inch larger in diameter.

How hard can that be...right?

Onward!

PS...anyone need about ten standard issue 20 x 5 Chevy rims?
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:01 AM   #713
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Hey Tango, I'll bet you could make some killer inline skates out of 'em
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:16 PM   #714
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I'm thinkin' maybe some yard art. Mayhaps stacking them into a totem pole?

Nah...somebody out there in ancient Chevyland needs'em. If so, PM me. I'll make you a sweet deal.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #715
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:54 PM   #716
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Howdy All --- Minor progress. My door has been sitting so long it was about to rust away before I can get it installed. Between the rust and the scale on the steel, I spent two days just cleaning & prepping the metal. What a royal pain. I understand Jack's grief with his fenders now.


Had to use a stripping disk to avoid gouging the metal. It worked well but was really slow.


Rust was easy, scale is a mother. If anyone knows a quick way to clean it off...please!!!
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:52 AM   #717
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Hey Tango, you're working too hard. Why not let water, baking soda and a few electrons remove the rust and scale--get the anode cathode thing working for you. Jack

A little something bobbing around in my rust removal tank.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:25 PM   #718
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Dang it Jack --- If I had a hot tub, it would be filled with the Bikini Team...not a bunch of nasty lookin' old iron. That said, I suppose if I DID have one, I could alternate what I dip in it.

I knew that solution worked great on rust, but scale? Really? That stuff seems a lot tougher than the steel underneath.
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:26 AM   #719
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Howdy All --- A "minor progress" report. Yes...still struggling after all these years but at least getting a few small things closer to completion.

Fuel filler neck. Actually a big deal since so much other stuff was waiting on this. Sealed and secured with a Stainless access hatch being built.


New front springs courtesy of Eaton Detroit.


Driver side rear quarter window frames ( a real PITA)


Door With "bubble wrap" insulation over HyTech insulating paint...


...then 2 layers of foam Insulation board ( R 3.2 each)


Low "Curb View" window cutout. As you can see, the door is now solidly filled with insulation.Big window is thermal/tinted glass.


Primed inner door skin.


Primed outer door skin.

Still lots to do but at least moving a little bit...

...Onward!
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Hey Tango, comgrats on the progress! I know what you mean about certain things having to get done before anything else can happen--even so, I'm still finding things I should have done sooner and didn't Jack
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