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Old 01-04-2018, 06:48 PM   #11
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I simplified sewing. Back to a needle and waxed dental floss. It doesn't come apart.


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Old 01-04-2018, 07:50 PM   #12
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:19 PM   #13
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That's a fair question. Used doesn't go through the fabric as smoothly, but it has a better color for dark clothing.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:43 AM   #14
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Reading around in this forum and seeing The discussion related to powertrains led me to tak a look at the transmission on the 8 window shortie. Survey says: Allison mt643. From what I read, I think I should be pretty happy about that!

We are still working on getting the seats out. Yesterday our momentum got a bit interrupted by a blacksmith who came and worked with eight of our students. Youíve got admit, thatís pretty exciting to hammer on some red hot iron. Though the way these seats are going, Iím not sure thereís much difference in the amount of force thatís going to be required. Meanwhile, a group of our teen girls are scanning Pinterest for ďbohemian chicĒ decorating motifs. This is what happens when a skoolie goes to school!
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:04 AM   #15
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Reading around in this forum and seeing The discussion related to powertrains led me to tak a look at the transmission on the 8 window shortie. Survey says: Allison mt643. From what I read, I think I should be pretty happy about that!

We are still working on getting the seats out. Yesterday our momentum got a bit interrupted by a blacksmith who came and worked with eight of our students. Youíve got admit, thatís pretty exciting to hammer on some red hot iron. Though the way these seats are going, Iím not sure thereís much difference in the amount of force thatís going to be required. Meanwhile, a group of our teen girls are scanning Pinterest for ďbohemian chicĒ decorating motifs. This is what happens when a skoolie goes to school!
I think if you hold the head of the bolt, spray anti-seize on the nut, and use a driver on the nut...they should come loose or twist off...Idk

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Old 01-05-2018, 03:08 PM   #16
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If they are fighting you too much use an angle grinder. Get the $17.00 wheel not the cheap ones.
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My personal preference is for the $3.00, thin kerf cut-off wheels.
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:41 PM   #18
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Got four more seats out today and a bunch of the bolts off the side rails. It was great, the kids were helping out and under the bus and loving the sense of accomplishment!
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You should've gotten the blacksmith to help get the seats out! He would definitely have the right approach.
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Thanks Christofer! We love it too! What a perfect use of a makerspace eh?!
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