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TFoch

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #780 on: December 23, 2020, 08:16:47 PM »
Be sure to post some pics when it's assembled and out in the sun!
Home schooling my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #781 on: December 23, 2020, 08:33:53 PM »
Good work!
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #782 on: December 23, 2020, 10:47:22 PM »
That's awesome.  8)
I hope one day I can paint mine.

One of my car related things I did today.
Worked on a repo car. Normally the interior would have knife cuts all over.
Nope not this guy. Instead he tagged the gang name in writing you cant read with spray paint on the headliner. 😮
Points for originality I guess.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2020, 10:55:57 PM by Rattiac »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #783 on: December 26, 2020, 05:10:00 PM »
We did a little cutting and buffing today.  You all may or may not know this little trick. We had a small run on the back of the cab we wanted to smooth out. I  seen this trick on you tube where a guy took a magic marker and colored around and on the run,let it dry then sanded with a hard block.I tried it and it worked like a charm I was impressed how it highlighted the run, you sand til the marker is gone and the run is gone  ;D   
« Last Edit: December 27, 2020, 01:53:07 PM by 62131 »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #784 on: December 27, 2020, 12:28:21 PM »
62131 Thanks for the tip on paint. Since my paint usually has runs, that will help immensely. Ron

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #785 on: December 27, 2020, 10:50:20 PM »
Good tip, Thanks.

I got a new to me 2006 Silverado yesterday to fill the daily drivers slot. It has a few dents so I'm good to go. Now I need to get rid of The '89 GMC 2500, '92 Suburban 1500, and '99 GMC Yukon 1500. Plenty of good parts to have at least one good driver if someone would take them all.

I spent a few hours trying to figure out the after market  HD radio/CD/DVD/Satelite/Bluetooth,Internet/touch screen/ thing in the middle of the dash in the '06. It will take a while but I can play the radio now.  :)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #786 on: January 14, 2021, 03:45:16 PM »
Still picking away at the '06 Silverado. I put new latch pins and snubber bumpers in the tail gate and quieted a big rattle. I put a new top on the console and repaired the latch and it works great. I couldn't shift into low gear though in drive it went through all four. I took it to a friends shop to have a new shift cable installed and now it works fine. I had to replace the outside access door handle on one of the rear doors.

I adjusted the backup camera that is part of the after market radio thing. I'm slowly figuring that out too. It is a pretty clean truck for it's 14 years and getting better. I'm looking for a storage unit for under the rear seat. There is not much storage space  otherwise.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #787 on: Today at 02:27:23 PM »
My car related this week was... repaired a air bag on a Porsche. The car sat at the dealership for 2 years waiting for a new cover to show up which never did. The guy got fed up and filled a lawsuit with the dealership and Porsche.
Once we saw it, we had them pull the other seat to so we could replicate the bag itself (part of it was missing). This bag is made of tough material that is sewn to the inside of the cover. It's purpose is to direct the airbag itself out of the seam.
Also replaced a panel that was torn. Had it done the next day.

While it was warmer yesterday I insulated the floor on the trailer. Should help with those colder nights.
Used construction adhesive and they fit tight between the beams.
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