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Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 07-09-2019, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Neto
In the town where my daughter & son-in-law used...

In the town where my daughter & son-in-law used to live, there is an antique & custom used car lot. It's one of the big draws for that town, but the "town fathers" got after the guy for having...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 07-08-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,998
Posted By Neto
I'm curious if you have ever used a pressure feed...

I'm curious if you have ever used a pressure feed media blaster, and how you would compare the two system designs. Years ago I worked in a plating shop, and often spent whole days standing at a...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 06-08-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Neto
My son & I spent some time at a local car show...

My son & I spent some time at a local car show this afternoon. I was looking to pick some brains about some issues I'm dealing with on mine, but it was all "We bought this car just like it sits,...
Forum: Builds! 05-27-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
Been a while - How is the recovery progress...

Been a while - How is the recovery progress coming along?

(Thinking about your mom-in-law makes me remember how it was with my wife's mom before she passed away I think 9 years ago today or within...
Forum: Builds! 05-24-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
I keep thinking about what you've talked about...

I keep thinking about what you've talked about here with your concerns for your mother-in-law, and have hesitated to say anything, because I don't know you personally, and have only interacted a bit...
Forum: Tech Tips! 05-16-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By Neto
Does the trannie fluid prevent the acetone from...

Does the trannie fluid prevent the acetone from evaporating, or does it need to have more added from time to time?
Forum: Builds! 05-14-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
FYI: I have two P15s (46 & first series 49),...

FYI:
I have two P15s (46 & first series 49), and the sway bar on them is like Torchie's 49 Dodge. (I can't say for sure that the shape is exactly the same, but the design is the same - connection...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 05-13-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 441
Posted By Neto
^ Your post line (or what ever they call it) sums...

^ Your post line (or what ever they call it) sums it up. ^

But not for Microsoft. Theirs is something like "If it ain't broke, break it anyway, and then charge people to sorta' fix it again." ...
Forum: Builds! 05-08-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
Thinking about the height issue with the garage...

Thinking about the height issue with the garage door. Assuming the reason you need it open is to be able to run the frame out from under the body. Would it help to just open it say the height of...
Forum: Builds! 05-05-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
You probably already know this, but another...

You probably already know this, but another common front suspension "upgrade" is to swap out the front "sway bar" for a beefier one out of a (MoPar) Jeep. As I understand, the idea back then was to...
Forum: Builds! 04-04-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
Torchie, your running account of time spent on...

Torchie, your running account of time spent on doing all of that welding is the best cautionary tutorial I have ever seen. I guess that's why you see the random "project in progress" for sale all...
Forum: Builds! 02-10-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
I like that. There are enough toothless '53...

I like that. There are enough toothless '53 DeSotos around already (having sacrificed theirs for some other make). :rolleyes:
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 01-27-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Neto
I did it myself once, about 2:00 AM in...

I did it myself once, about 2:00 AM in Minneapolis. Had been at a Larry Norman concert with some friends, and we had stopped for something to eat. I was about to pull on through to where I thought...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By Neto
I never had a fancy helmet, but I would try to...

I never had a fancy helmet, but I would try to get out in the bright sun so I could still see a bit. When did the auto-dark deal first come out, anyway?
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 01-10-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By Neto
Yes, I should have thought the whole thing...

Yes, I should have thought the whole thing through better before I started in on it. Too anxious to get started on it, I guess. Something will work out, but it does look like I'll need to purchase...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 01-10-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By Neto
Partly because my tendency toward perfectionism...

Partly because my tendency toward perfectionism got the best of me - I wanted to return to the original pin size. A more practical reason is that I couldn't find bushings with an ID of 11/32", and...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 01-09-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By Neto
How narrow can the tongue be, and still give...

How narrow can the tongue be, and still give enough support? I know you can't tell from the photos, but it is already only 1 3/8". My only idea so far is to make (or have someone make) some steel...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 01-09-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By Neto
The hinge tongue is the pivot point. The pins...

The hinge tongue is the pivot point. The pins are supposed to be stationary in the hinge frame. (At least that's how they were originally.)

Check out the thread about hinge repair on the P15-D24...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 01-09-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By Neto
Thanks Tator. I don't think I explained very...

Thanks Tator. I don't think I explained very well what I need to do.

Here are photos of what I'm working with. (I should have put pics up to start with - just took these today.)

Some specs:...
Forum: Body... Talk & Q&A 01-08-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By Neto
Hinge repair

I've been working on repairing my hinges (1946 Plymouth), and I've discovered that it already had over-sized hinge pins. I'm drilling out the hinge tongue, and pressing in sintered bronze ('oilite')...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-24-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,118
Views: 806,616
Posted By Neto
I had the steering wheel out of a 61 Olds (about...

I had the steering wheel out of a 61 Olds (about the same shape) on my bicycle when I was a kid. That requires some practice, too.
Forum: Builds! 12-04-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
Will you be installing window glass, and if so,...

Will you be installing window glass, and if so, will the window & lock mechanisms still fit in through the (now) smaller access holes? (At least if I am understanding how the top & bottom sections...
Forum: Builds! 11-24-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
I have never, ever, been involved with anything...

I have never, ever, been involved with anything of this nature, but I can see that your eye for proportion is excellent - balanced. I've seen extreme chops or section jobs that make me cringe. I...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-01-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By Neto
Being w/o a parking brake reminds me of my first...

Being w/o a parking brake reminds me of my first car, a 62 Chrysler New Port. It also had the parking brake on the rear of the trannie, but an internal type instead of an external band, like the...
Forum: Builds! 10-06-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 67,559
Posted By Neto
This reminds me of one of my last visits with my...

This reminds me of one of my last visits with my Dad before Alzheimer's has in some ways already taken him from me. We were driving through Cleveland, Oklahoma, and he stopped at a salvage, and we...
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