Monday, August 25, 2014

Bulky Dispatch

Managed to get the truck cruised around a bit before going back on jack stands. More heat-shielding needed around starter and air lines.

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legit delco MAF sensor is sadly the only option for replacement to cure driveability issues, fine Japanese production item:

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Crappy drivers/parkers are back:

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mostly Mustered

Got the truck in the Motor Muster show at the Sweet Corn Fest … didn’t take my camera in the AM when dropping it off. Woke up from a nap at 2 to:

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Needless to say, I didn’t linger to get any in the afternoon. Barely made it home before the drops started.

Few more from the front yard bounty, the view from the front windows:

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compiling DIY tonneau ideas for the winter projects

uncontacted tribe of one

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Orthogonal Ploughing

Hangin’ out with the Sundowners folks:

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want

Sunday, August 17, 2014

ReMaiden Voyage

Finally close enough to road test:

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Whadda’ fight!

Possible names at this point in no particular order: Metalhead, Under Pressure, Dropout, Westbound and Down, Burner, Boobie Trap …..

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2 Forward, 1 Back

Reassembly begins:

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700r4 trans magnet did not look good when changing fluid, ODO said 79k and it might be original fluid:

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Front yard bounty:

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Erdal Inci

I’d live in here 

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dust speck

 Back to Nature

 

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patriotic cat

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charting culture

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how the sun sees you

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pigment of My Application

Not to future self: Duplicolor Perfect Match isn’t … Dust and Sons mixed up some Shop Line Light Slate Poly 17 (PPG 3453) into aerosol cans and matches great. 3 cans and change to do the floor and rack followed up with 2 cans of clear. Masterseries primer lessons learned: Leaves brushmarks and crappy brushes leave bristles.

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Silver!

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Color-matched toolbox:

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Flame polished and trim glued back on the door panels:

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Two jack stands and airline long enouhg to reach all wheels installed underside:

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Long weekend:

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buy a $20 lifestraw and a school child in africa gets drinking water for a year …..

secrets of a motorcycle photographer

sweet trucks

more camp n drag pics here and here

 lift this one?

 

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life on the otterslide:

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everyday stuff

 long live jensie

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hazel Framing

Bottomside mostly cleaned and painted for what I can reach without the cab coming off. Back to cat for more paint and ordered Duplicolor spraycans (BGM0540 Light Slate Metallic) to match the origional since I’m not quite ready to spray with my own equipment.

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Remounted compressors and think I got it right this time:

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tools:

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messes happen so fast:

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U-joints in and driveshaft painted. Note to future self: flush zirks are to be avoided and grease the cups before install.

 

Abyss table

Mining NYC street dirt for gold

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lil Stomper

straight A’s …

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Too many colors … decided on the PPG Shopline and bought my first gallon of wax and grease remover for the bottom side to prep for the caterpillar black.

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Driveshaft out again to fix weeping yoke (change o-ring), u-joints out and new ones awaiting install and more caterpillar black before reinstaill:

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Kitty!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Camp n Drag 2014

Good fun, so many hot trucks..

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etc via?:

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