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Old 08-20-2006, 01:48 PM
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Well I didnt get anything much done at all. But grandpa just rolled in here with a project, nothing exciting, but I'm posting mine, you post yours.

My grandpa's friend and his kid got a truck, and they needed a truck wrench to get the wheels off. So grandpa volunteered my welding efforts to help them.

Project, take old truck lug wrench, hack off never-used size end, and weld on 1 1/8" socket.

I had a true cut bushing that was a scrap from work that I keep handy, fit right over the shaft, beveled the edges of the bushing and the socket, tacked everything on and went to town welding.

Quick project, I dont mind welding for Grandpa, I only wish he would start bringing these friends of his out with him so they could get a little bill. :evil:
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:25 PM
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I had a fuel leak on my truck, at the fuel pump. I've had the truck almost 11 years, and this is the first fuel pump replacement. I had to buy a 1 1/4" box end wrench, and then modify it so I could turn the bolt. This leak has been going on for a couple of months, and I finally forced myself to fix it.
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:48 PM
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I had to buy a 1 1/4" box end wrench, and then modify it so I could turn the bolt. This leak has been going on for a couple of months, and I finally forced myself to fix it.
Ha!! You sound like me. Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.And, as a side thought, did you really need to bend that wrench? From the pics it looked like it would fit if you just, um, turned it over?
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Old 08-20-2006, 04:40 PM
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Ha!! You sound like me. Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.And, as a side thought, did you really need to bend that wrench? From the pics it looked like it would fit if you just, um, turned it over?
Apparently you are wiser than I

The wrench would fit on the bolt just fine, only problem is the turbo pedestal and the lines coming off of the back of the pump are in the way to turn it.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:07 PM
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Chris, how did the tranny swap go. I guess I missed the other thread and/or just haven't been as diligent as need be. Hope it worked out.

AntiBling, I'm thinking that looks like an arm breaker extension.

WP88, I'm guessing you don't have ABS brakes?

As far as what I've gotten done this weekend? Ab-so-rootry nuttin, except spending money on the web trying to get a little "instant gratification". I bought several pubs from Lindsey Publications and several more texts on making/building EDM equipment. That should be interesting.

I need to unload the newest acquisition for the "mower from hell" project out of the back of the ToyPup, but I'm waiting for the sun to get lower in the West in hopes for a lower OAT. Like that's going to happen.

The engine is a twin cyl Kawasaki water cooled 22hp little beast. I'll take pics a little later.

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Old 08-20-2006, 05:34 PM
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Working up bids for a 24,000 sq foot joint, blast and strip job with the stripper.Airport closed 24 days for slurry blastcoat and strip.Biggest single bid so far .My end should not go bad but his is acctually double that as it is 25% 1st appilcation ,balence 2nd application .Layout as past marks covered with new slurry.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:52 PM
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Chris, how did the tranny swap go. I guess I missed the other thread and/or just haven't been as diligent as need be. Hope it worked out.


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Tranny swap went fine, and it is fun to drive a built transmission. I ended up paying a guy 300.00 to do the swap for me. It was fun to watch someone do the job in 1 hour flat. I found out later that he got fired for using the shop after hours. All of the leaking fuel from top of the engine pretty much made up my mind to fix the leak. There were actually 2 leaks that I found. The other leak was a fuel restriction sensor, but I just removed it and put a plug where it was at.

I'm trying to get used to the purple passion paint underneath me now
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:34 PM
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Actually this was last weekends project. I went to an auction this week and the current project was to get unloaded. Some may remember this winch from another post. What a basket case!

But it worked out alright.
I had to rebuild the winch and upgrade the capacity.
I had to fabricate a mount to get it on the trailer.
I also fabbed up a battery box holder to power it.

I will be adding a hydraulic load arm to the trailer later, but that's another project. With that modification I'll include a 11hp Honda engine to power the hydraulic pump and an alternator to charge the winch battery.
I'll also be adding one of the combine friction drives to convert the manual trailer jack to electric.... Another project in the wings....
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:55 PM
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I'll get up and get started on the important stuff here in a bit. Sitting here on my rump as I write watching the wifey steam-clean the carpet. She loves that little machine, but I can't hear the TV when it's on. I dunno if that's her intended purpose or if the carpets really are that dirty.

I have dinner duty tonight, and sat some chicken out earlier today to throw on the grill. Decided I needed to mow the yard to find the grill.

I nailed some little cubby-boxes together for the kids earlier in the week and decided if they were going to get painted I was going the be the painter. Wifey primed one of them Tuesday night and it's just sat there since. I strung out all my spray equipment and got them done in a couple hours this afternoon. I still have one more coat of green to spray so I'm hoping it doesn't start raining.

Went and visited with Cutter for an hour or so and got a preview of upcoming threads.

Talked to the neighbor about getting my vinyl floor installed this week sometime and getting started on his trailer work. He apparently didn't realize I had all the paint equipment until I got the cubbys out, so now he's wanting it the trailer painted black instead of the ugly faded rust red it is now.

Hmmm... did some other stuff as well, but nothing really important.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:45 PM
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plumbed all the hardlines for the brakes on my jeep project saturday, and sunday went to shade's for playday and a little driveshaft mod.
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