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Old 07-25-2022, 09:34 AM
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Come on, get the "old stuff" in gear again. We'll cheer you on.
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Old 07-27-2022, 04:29 AM
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Neutral ain't good for too long either. Being idle is worse on you than wearing out the old parts...
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neutral is a whole lot better than dead. good to hear you`re doing well...sort of... Just keep getting better.
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Old 07-27-2022, 05:07 AM
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Good to see you back.
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Old 07-27-2022, 10:46 AM
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Old 07-28-2022, 08:18 PM
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Hey Pal,

Glad your moving at it again. We talked but I can't remember the issue. I've been down as well with my shoulder, then the blood clots. I'm moving slow, cleaning up the garage and we're gona take a stab at that leaking ollector on Monday. No fun not being in the garage. Ring me up if you need to vent bro.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:23 AM
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Glad your moving at it again. We talked but I can't remember the issue. I've been down as well with my shoulder, then the blood clots. I'm moving slow, cleaning up the garage and we're gona take a stab at that leaking ollector on Monday. No fun not being in the garage. Ring me up if you need to vent bro.
Thanks Coup. Feels great to be back on it. Went to a good sized swap meet yesterday and picked up a few old C clamps, a couple small goodies for the truck, and some other misc items that I couldn't leave behind- imagine that!

Built a shifter from stuff laying around (will toss up some pics later today hopefully) and been piddling with the air lines/gauges inside the cab. Should be pulling the original steering box today- getting ready to start working on the column and new steering box.

Hang in there man- do what you can without over-doing it!
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Old 10-04-2022, 06:50 AM
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Seems I woke up and feel like I've been in a time warp, but here we go...

Haven't been totally away from the truck but minimum for sure. Piddling with the air lines, I picked up from ebay what seems common these days (design wise) but made in the U.S.

The big black push/pull pressure adjustment knob definitely wouldn't look right so I removed that and did some modifications to be able to screw on an old knob I found at an antique store for a couple bucks. Drilling out the end of the shaft went easy enough but the tapping part didn't go so well, the tap breaking off the end of the shaft which, of course, didn't want to be drilled out. Challenge time....

Attacking in a different direction, i was able to drill across it, changing from simple screw-on to a roll pin mount. I can now stand with the door open and adjust pressure while looking at the trailer load. The gauge, which is old and cool, can be seen from looking in the window and looks pretty neat. I will have a redundant gauge (of a different look) up on the overhead console just to add to/keep the flavor of things going.

Behind the dash I'd read a suggestion from a guy a long time ago on another site about painting the unseen underside of the dash white which makes for better viability when working underneath. Boy was that right.
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Old 10-04-2022, 07:57 AM
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Old 10-04-2022, 09:11 AM
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Very cool indeed!
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Old 10-04-2022, 06:53 PM
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I say! Rather a bit of steampunk flaver. Looks ace.
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