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    Hi mate, I call it a battery sleeve, not sure what the correct name is.
    Basically a padded sleeve which snugs over the battery to keep frost at bay. I seem to recall you saying the battery was going to live under the truck.
    Did your mate draw that picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moparhemi345 View Post
    Hi mate, I call it a battery sleeve, not sure what the correct name is.
    Basically a padded sleeve which snugs over the battery to keep frost at bay. I seem to recall you saying the battery was going to live under the truck.
    Did your mate draw that picture?
    I get you on sleeve.

    Truck lives in garage at all times.
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    Today Nicola went to meet up with an old friend who has retired in Thailand as a language teacher.
    As always they have lunch, followed by a charity shop walk about.
    Today Nicola bought an evening dress for £2.50 by Maria Grachvogel of London (go Google that brand) where dresses like this usually come in at over £1000.00

    She also brought me a £1.00 treat that she found in one of the shops.

    I saw one once and commented about it.

    Am I pleased?

    Absolutely.

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    this is almost a 'blog' rian. quite interesting and different from the normal build threads
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    this is almost a 'blog' rian. quite interesting and different from the normal build threads
    I think you are right.

    The thing is I contribute to ten different forums, ranging from GarageJournal to cars to trucks, motorbikes and teardrop trailers, plus I occasionally visit Migweb and others, so a copy and paste approach makes it easier as we all have different interests.
    I love variety in posts myself as I learn a lot from guys like you, and others who are so multi skilled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grizz View Post
    Today this was happening.



    Any guess at what was being created?

    Well, there you go.........

    Many flanges to build the custom exhaust with the QTP cutouts, stainless and mild steel for various connections to headers and out back.

    Made by a friend who wears tHe cloak of invisibility that anonymity offers.

    Thanks mate !!


    Mostly 3" outlet, but 2.5" for the mild steel that the silencers and tail pipes are going to be.

    Still going to be an anti-social thug this truck when done.



    Pretty darned impressed and happy.
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    Got home from work tonight and got to look these flanges over properly.

    Technology does deliver. Neat Neat Neat.



    I also cut and got the exit tips that will go after the valves to protect them from road debris and rain sorted.

    Then I went down to the local pub to meet up with Colin, Martin's welder mate to discuss what needs doing.

    All agreed and will be done in three weeks when Colin is back in the country.

    Laid out.

    2.5" flanges lead to 2.5" pipes and Flowmasters.

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    As this is from the tip, recycling tip that is, but it did cost me six pairs of rubberised gloves and a fiver for the wheelbarrow load of stuff excluding the Jerry can, which was going to be turned into a small booze cabinet. But I tossed it back.

    I went to my friendly local tip this morning to see if I could buy a Cole of 2 ton pallet trucks to sell on at a bit of a profit....... Ooooooopsss, the guy who makes the decisions was not there.

    So I managed to spend two hours chatting to the guys in the yard and collect some bits I thought were worth having.

    In fact a wheelbarrow load of ****e.

    In the end, I left the Jerry can that was going to be a mini bar, behind.



    Came home and sorted it all out




    The wood clamps will be handy when I make up the bed wood strips, joining two,strips at a time.

    The electrical,fuse boxes are part of a future project that Nicola will hopefully like.

    The little bottle jack up front will be incorporated into a small bearing press I want to build from bits I have around.

    After cleaning, one German made 5 liters pump up pressure sprayer that will work for applying Gunk Degreaser under the cab and chassis as well as Roundup weed killer to the driveway.





    Something a bit retro.... Gas heater. May well be for sale.




    In my job lot of trash there was a 750 watt, 3000rpm bench grinder, Made in Holland.



    It is to be an ally and stainless steel polisher....... I am going to look for 15 mm inner diameter spindles for it to get the total width down




    In the pile of bits you may have noticed two,chainsaw motors too......l

    They have little 35cc Pistons. Which are time consuming to remove, but possibly worth the time.




    Perfect for a key ring for the garage keys, in case they go missing.





    Lastly, Nicola went to see her dad this afternoon, he lives only 3 miles from us, so we pop in regularly, and he often pops in for a cuppa tea and to release Ruby, his retired Greyhound who loves to stretch her legs in the back yard.

    Today he had bought me a very cool high end metal poster for my garage.

    I love it.




    So that is the lot for today.

    Tomorrow it is Bootfair, but I suspect it will be rained out.

    So time to get up close and personal with the truck, to use the new pressure sprayer.
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    Bootfair sucked big time today.

    So came home and completed a load of small tasks that should have been done a long time ago.

    Including the redesign and repair of the relocated battery carrier.



    Also sleeved the threaded bar.



    Happy with the result.

    Earlier today I made a two faced robot from the bits of left over chainsaw as well.

    His name is Bazateer or Reetazab depending on which one you speak to.





    I also had mate Gene pop over for a few hours for coffee and a chat, and to collect the small hobby lathe I Freecycled on a truck forum.

    Gene is a popper traditional hand written Sign Writer. And I for one love his work.
    IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM MATE.

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    Rain and more rain.

    Perfect for a public holiday Monday when there are so many shows etc planned.

    I was going to find some procrastination project to do, then realised the inner fenders will never clean themselves.

    So armed with about 3 liters of petrol a couple of soft and hard brushes and a putty knife, I started on the greaser, dirtiest one of the two. Sat outside in the rain, I got thoroughly soaked, but the first one followed by the second one which was not as oily, got done, then I washed them both with the hard brush and about 3/4 bottle of Cif/Hany Andy ammonia based kitchen cleaner to get the oily grease off, washed and rinsed with buckets of water from my perpetually refilling water butt, I was eventually happy.

    Both sides are now ready for paint prep, primer coat followed by Satin Black Two Pack paint.



    Yesterday I started to reassemble to cleaned, painted and MX5/Miata Motorwd heater unit, only to realise all the screws, 32 of them, were dirty and not very good looking, so steel brush, poked through some cereal box cardboard and both the heads and threads satin blacked as well.

    So today after the inner fenders I finished reassembly of this unit and packed it away.

    The lid is away with Ian Brown for some special under hood treatment.

    The red you can see is a high density foam gasket I made to seal the fan to the metal case.

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

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