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    you're sorted but i will say the advantage of cutting a larger hole out onto the 'face' of the dash rather than in the recess is you can grind it smooth with a flapwheel/softpad on the grinder. your way means you 'have' to use the powerfile with its belt eating properties to knock the welds down. plus it's easier to fill the area smooth on the dash face rather than in a recess. still you can at least go with plan b of a bigger hole if you're not happy with this plan a. neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    you're sorted but i will say the advantage of cutting a larger hole out onto the 'face' of the dash rather than in the recess is you can grind it smooth with a flapwheel/softpad on the grinder. your way means you 'have' to use the powerfile with its belt eating properties to knock the welds down. plus it's easier to fill the area smooth on the dash face rather than in a recess. still you can at least go with plan b of a bigger hole if you're not happy with this plan a. neil.
    Agreed.

    I think it’s a bit late now though 😁

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    Dennis had a busy weekend.

    All the joists on his replica gas station are screwed together using screws and hangers, he likes the job done right.



    Remember the house/workshop/shed his son Adam and Hanna were building?

    Progress there too.

    Plumbing laid out and a backhoe brought in.

    By end of day all the trenches for plumbing were dug and created, leaving a pile of dirt and trenches everywhere.



    Tall building. Welcome to America.



    My Sunday was filled with two reasonable Bootfairs followed by some stuff I needed to do.

    Nice heavy duty bogey for the garage, cost me £5.00 or $7.50-ish.



    Then into the garage to carry on welding.

    A few years ago I managed to get a nice lump of copper to use as backing, both thermal and also for plug or infill welding.



    Two rounds later, alternate welds.



    Ground back and inspected.

    Thankfully patience delivered and no warping.



    Unfortunately I am not always very bright, admittedly.

    I kept snapping belts on the powerfile, JohnnyBravo suggested I may need to fine tune the setting and alignment.

    Ultimately had to stop work as I ran out of belts to snap.

    Ordered more off eBay, and will check setting of the finger.

    So job not complete yet.



    Point at which I shut shop and came n to shower and wait for Joy to visit.

    Happy so far.

    Not perfect, but at least all metal.




    Today I also got some more bits that may just help make the finishing easier.



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    Week continues to be busy, very busy, so no car or truck progress.

    Was fortunate enough to work in London (a city I dislike traveling to and from now, with trains being cancelled daily) yesterday.

    Able to watch all the flyby’s of the Royal Air Force, celebrating 100 years.

    A search on Google or YouTube will give you better and more complete reporting from the BBC

    My phone video of last flyby.




    May get some grinding time in tonight on the truck tonight.

    Fingers crossed.

    No kickball for me.

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    Well. Spent a large chunk of today over at Craigs place 85 miles from home.

    The first thing is to get size into perspective.

    As we were discussing it, Craig suggested this was the S-Max of ots day.
    It certainly dwarfs my Focus.

    Random pics as uploaded.

    My favourite line.



    Felivered in the street and parked in the hedge, first job was to move it and then using Craigs wife to drive the Ford Ranger, we slowly let it down their sloped driveway.




    Happy man.



    Once we had the Suburban parked up it was time for inventory and closer inspection.

    Remember, Craig bought the car without trans and motor as he has a load of good parts already stashed away.

    We found some numbers inside the hood and front firewall.

    Any ideas?

    Airforce?

    Navy?



    After changing the front wheel to a new one, and removing the hideous modern rear view mirrors the manpower was tested



    Also ng with the other jobs today, a new rear axle, hubs and suspension parts were fetched.

    Packed away in the rear of the beneficiary.

    Clam Shell rear end is not common.



    Job done.



    Lorraine fed us some very sexy European deli food after we had wrapped up on the jobs that needed doing.

    After lunch and a beer, I noticed where Elli, Craigs daughter had been playing and had to complete the pic.

    Yes I enjoyd it.

    Saw it, had to complete it.








    And Craig gave me another air rifle skip find.

    It needs a seal on the barrel.

    BSA Meteor in .22 calibre with scope. And a box.



    After this I headed home down an M25 that was a bit congested.

    Got home late afternoon and went to my garage to play with my truck for a bit.

    A great day out.
    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM MATE.

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    So getting started once we were on the drive, I exploited one of Craig’s greatest weaknesses.......

    Order, uniformity, and all things OCD.

    One of the four wheels was an original rim and tyre with locked on nuts.

    So I pointed out to him it really did not look very good.

    So we fetched the no 4 wheel of 5 he bought with new tyres (well, 100 miles used) and he fitted it after much work with “spookpis” (Duck oil) on the nuts and a breaker bar.





    Once done he had a relieved look on his face, so I pointed out the modern side mirrors rusted onto the doors, one had been broken off in transit.

    Panic turned to calm when he brought out the grinder.





    How many moderns can you walk over and get to tight spots like this....?

    Mirror no 2 being addressed.



    One of my favourite repairs to the rear clamshell door.

    Shows the value to which this had dropped at some point in its life.



    Back to size perspective.

    Ford Focus.





    And last pic.

    As found yesterday morning.

    Where it was delivered. Looking down on Lil the 47 Aerosedan.





    This will be all from me about Craig’s new favourite baby

    Unless we are fitting a motor at some point soon.

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    Back to earlier this week.

    Some random, some car and truck related.

    Hope you get a grin out of some of it.

    New belts off eBay arrived for Powerfile and as a spoiler, I can say that they work well, no self destruction, so the old belts must have been just that, old and glue dead due to age or heat.
    These can handle all the abuse I throw at them.

    Result !!



    Also got some more of these to go with my air powered grinder.

    Again, works a charm.



    Wyzz being his usual self...... jealous or all over me, no idea, but he is a cool dog.



    Dennis has been using this truck to do a house movemfor his mother in law, ElCamino or GMC...?

    Regardless, I love it and he keeps tempting me.



    While walking Wyzz on Wednesday, I saw this and chatted to the owner, he did some engineering for me 14 years ago.

    Morris Minor, converted to convertible but with Peugeot 205 mechanicals, including front wheel drive under the skin.









    And another random sighting when traveling from Guys Hospital to St Thomas Hospital this week.

    Modern, but clearly being used.

    Made me smile.



    Later.

    Thanks for checking in.

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    Finished the dash in the truck.

    New air grinders work well.

    As do the new belts on the Powerfile.





    The dash metal had torn over time where the glovebox fits.





    Welded up both sides.







    Random holes filled.





    All welded up ground back



    Etch primered and awaiting the next phase.



    That’s the weekend over.

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    Great to see you back on the Truck Grizz .

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    you're loving that new welder mate i can tell.
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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