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Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 10, 2013, 10:41:39 PM
So like I said I had just started a thread where I condensed all my shop work, tool finds projects and what not into one thread. This will be my attempt at it here.


 :aniusflag:

The house I now live in I built mostly myself. I built it as a weekend getaway/retirement house. I never intended to have children. When I set out a plan for my life in 1997 I planned on being semi-retired by now. Things change and life happens.
I bought my acreage in 1998 this is what was on the property, a basement, barn and small shed.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img4/9854/30ju.jpg)

I started building wall sections in my garage and carted them “up north” on the weekends. One week in the spring of 1999 I put the pieces together.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img90/3130/3j6f.jpg)

After 7 brutal dawn till dusk days:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img5/7352/6h92.jpg)

It looked like this now a few years later.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img442/848/vt3y.jpg)

I went gonzo on it for about 3 years, busted my ass, I got burned out and the house has languished since.

I put several unique details in the house to make it my own.

The biggest thing is the border inlays on the wood floors: the multi species first floor and tiny items hidden in flaws in the wood.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img507/5738/nh65.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img12/5811/fq7c.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img714/2449/007yg.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img28/7010/008dkt.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img521/4696/009qw.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img266/7366/010pf.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img412/8569/011iab.jpg)

Along with the floor I have other small things where I got to express my creativity:


(http://imageshack.us/a/img146/5295/001ci.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img529/5343/002rim.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img220/1336/003cc.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img16/7555/006iim.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img98/4509/005zdw.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img254/8693/004ck.jpg)




Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 10, 2013, 10:43:29 PM

Today 10JULY13, I did a few things. I got a new sign for my shop entrance.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img11/7434/hljq.jpg)


I used my mobile abrasive cut center. I repurposed a $10 yard sale school media cart. It has plugs and a cord, and I can roll it outside when the weather allows, to keep all the grit out of the shop.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img32/637/fche.jpg)


Despite being a decent welder for over 10 years, I took a MIG welding class at Lincoln electric about 2 years ago. I purchased a big MIG welder direct thru them at dealer cost. The welder sat unused until today. I needed to repair a gas pedal on my son’s go-kart and I haven’t MIG welded in two years. I wanted to run a few beads before I started the repair. I got the setting off on the first bead, but this is bead #2. Not perfect but I think pretty dam good for a second bead after two years away from welding.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img46/7157/qn4j.jpg)


As paranoid as I am about fire now I can’t believe I actually set something on fire! My welding area is not set up yet but this is inexcusable.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img843/3932/1tge.jpg)


 
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on July 11, 2013, 11:57:52 AM
Weld looks good -- and it seems you got some excellent penetration.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 12, 2013, 09:04:11 AM
Weld looks good -- and it seems you got some excellent penetration.

it felt good to weld again.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 12, 2013, 04:04:55 PM
Flintstones drill presses.
IMO I have one more drill press than I need. I have 3.
I can only get rid of the one I want to use the most.
My first drill press was given to me by my wife.
She bought it for a Christmas present when we were still going out.
It is a WWII vintage Atlas, small only 4 speeds.
I can’t get rid of it, she also paid more than they are going for now (they were harder to find 15 years ago)
so I would hate to lose money.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img708/3996/p5jb.jpg)



The next one was my grandfathers, then fathers, now mine.
It will one day be my sons. It is a 50’s vintage craftsman.
I am hoping to adapt my mortising attachment and make it my dedicated mortising machine.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img444/5870/dp1f.jpg)

Finally we have the one I bought. A 50-60’s vintage walker turner monster.
It had the one feature I feel is crucial for a drill press, especially now I am handicapped.
It has a geared table.
Only down side is it is currently 3 phase so I need to repower it with a single phase motor.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img21/3042/dp5j.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 12, 2013, 05:10:35 PM
The mosquitoes have been bad this year. From some of the research this stuff Tempo SC Was highly recommended.
 I have used it and I although I have difficulty spraying it over the large area I need to cover, in two weeks I have seen about an 80% drop in the # of mosquitoes

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/tempo-sc-ultra-p-215.html (http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/tempo-sc-ultra-p-215.html)


I shopped it to death and $40 for 8oz is a lot of money but the link I posted is the absolute lowest I found.
IMO it is well worth the money.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 12, 2013, 08:42:02 PM
Flintstones jeep build:
I never really documented the build.
I bought a 1998 TJ wrangler in 2007? I wanted to make it “mine” but didn’t have much fundage. I was crawling out of some debit. I had to do some creative financing to pay for the jeep in the first place. It was a stone stock TJ I really wanted a 6 cyl but in my budget at the time a 6cyl had 130K on them. I found what looked like a clean 4 cyl with AC, cruise, both tops and only 73K on it for the same price.
I went with the 4 banger, and have not regretted the decision.

 Here is the stock jeep, black, w/aluminum wheels and good BFG TA radials.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img43/5084/pyml.jpg)
I keep trying to think of something easy paint wise that would make it custom, I can do really good flames but flames don’t really go on a jeep especially a 4 banger. And they are overdone. I thought about painting white checkerboard over the black and have it start to break up around the cowl area and diminish to a few squares in front of the rear tires. I was all set on this and then I had an epiphany. I like camo jeeps but they are so WAY overdone it is a cliché. Then the digital camo hit me. I looked on the web and no one had done it yet. I kicked it into high gear and did all the body mods and then on the paint. It took about 3  months of my spare time and working in my driveway. I found out the jeep had been hit right at the driver’s door Q panel area. It had been poorly repaired and I dug out bondo and did a little bit of metal work and then went with real fiberglass for base filler.
I did a lot of little body mods. I made my own bumpers I made mounts for the stock mirrors on the windshield hinges so I could run without doors. I made “willys style” flat front fenders and rear flairs similar to a M715 front fender. I fabed up rocker guards out of tread plate. The big mod was the hood scoop. I started with the corner of an YJ hood and had a friend help me with some metal forming.
I had to fill in over 3 dozen holes for the stock flairs and relocated other things like the license frame. I put in non LED flush taillights (I hate the look of LED taillights. I like the warm glow of incandescent. I took my time selling everything I took off the jeep and actually made a fair amount of money selling stock parts.
Here are some pics:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0002.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0002.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0004.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0004.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0005.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0005.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0001.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0001.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0011.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0011.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto15.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto15.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0009.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/PICT0009.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto7.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto7.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto11.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Jeep%20Restoration/1resto11.jpg.html)



Finally the base coat of paint:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img90/2475/zzge.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img692/7889/6e0m.jpg)

More later:::
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: torqueman2002 on July 12, 2013, 08:46:57 PM
Good idea to pull this into one 'thread'. Nice job on the flooring and bicycle theme hardware. (viewed on another site)
Mike
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 14, 2013, 08:15:00 PM
Here are few more of the jeep, adding some of the colors:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img841/994/re90.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/756/h84m.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img843/5981/ex4q.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img580/6044/bock.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img12/473/glaq.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img842/9300/pv9o.jpg)

Image shack is acting up and I can’t do a mass upload. So this is it for now.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 16, 2013, 10:25:54 AM
yesterday was a CL run for a 120CF Argon/Co2 tank for the MIG welder. clean and shiny new full @ 2400 PSI for $130. beats the snot out of $350 from airgas. It was a ways away but combined it with a "city shoping trip so only about $8 worth of fuel extra.


pretty much too dam hot and muggy for me to work outside this week.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 18, 2013, 08:18:12 AM
wish me luck. I am leaving work at lunch to take my kid to the 20th anual pioneer power show in west branch. I always come back with some rusty or shiny metal.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 18, 2013, 06:09:00 PM
Guess what I spent at the tractor show?

The tractor show was lightly attended and we got rained out but I got a good deal on some stuff.

The guy made me an offer I could not refuse on 3 huge C-clamps (12” forged, 12” industrial iron workers and 10” light duty) I kept adding to the pile with a well loved DB workmate 2 De-sta-co type clamps 2 old school HD tire spoons, 2 8” ridged casters, and finally a brush guard for a CUCV (GMC pickup)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5401/bzsy.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img38/4633/z6ei.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 21, 2013, 12:00:20 PM
I did well at the midland antique festival. a guy was  selling odd lot NOS EASCO tools for $1 each. Picked up some spare flex sockets, bought some for my friend. Picked up some other stuff too. Not as good of prices as the tractor show but, felt good to pick stuff up.
Pictures later
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 21, 2013, 09:14:56 PM
 Today I dug out my cutting/welding table from out behind the back storage building and started prepping it for paint.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img10/3077/4k5q.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img10/3077/4k5q.jpg)

Took about an hour and a half of ”2 minutes of wire brushing” then 3-4 minutes of catching my breath.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img39/2894/plv.JPG)

Then my son wanted to wire brush.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img17/7509/doe9.jpg)

He needs lots of practice with a rattle can.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img689/4811/d69i.jpg)

Now I need to figure out what color to paint it. The grates will be flat black. I have some aluminum paint I was going to use but I am not sure.
I have some Alis Chalmers orange somewhere but I don’t know where.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 24, 2013, 10:52:46 PM
no pic's but I put a coat of primer on the weld table today. planning on going with the aluminum paint.
I need to find the hammer paint I picked up on clearance last year.
I wish I could buy Hammerite brand hammer paint locally in quarts.
I think red hammer paint with Lincoln electric stickers would look bad ass....
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 25, 2013, 10:29:09 PM
today my son and I got his go kart going.
he only hit two trees!
camera is out of batteries
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 27, 2013, 04:23:10 PM
A future Juan Fangio in the making:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img694/7858/udjh.jpg)


 :aniusflag:
 :rdcar:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 28, 2013, 01:33:40 PM
I feel like I failed as a parent. My son was having so much fun on his go kart I just let him go and go and go. It stalled out in twilight and I pushed him back to the ‘pits’ he said “we could put more gas in and I could go some more”, I said its “too dark” he said “I can still see” I said no. we worked in the shop for about an hour and he started saying his back hurt. By the time we got in he was really hurting.
Poor guy, I never thought about how sore he might become, I am sure the pain was worth the fun, but had I know I would have made him take Tylenol and a few breaks...
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on July 28, 2013, 03:06:01 PM
Kids are flexible -- tomorrow he'll be right back in the saddle tearin' up the track!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 30, 2013, 05:35:23 PM
So I feel like a smart parent today. The other day when working on chelating some rust with my son, he asked what “forged” meant. So today I got a slice of bread, pulled up the Epstein’s Wilde plant tour video and made him spread his fingers out and wave his hands in the air. Then I made him interlace his fingers and had him push them into mine. I made him watch the drop forging, and after I explained how the forging pushes the metal grains together and makes then stronger. Then we each ate a ¼ slice of fluffy bread. Then I smushed the other ¼ slices and made them quite dense. Then showing him how much harder the bread was after smushing them together and how much denser and stronger it was. I gave my 7-year old a lesson in molecular metallurgy that I hope he remembers.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 31, 2013, 07:49:33 AM
So yesterday I finally got some red paint on the welding/cutting table. But the big story other than teaching my son a lesson in metallurgy was this craigslist find. These lockers, clean, great condition, all but one of them with keys and working locks for $40! And less than a half hour away!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img534/5032/a6mr.jpg)

I was so lucky to be the first to reply.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 31, 2013, 09:46:11 PM
Win some lose some.
I got a great deal off CL yesterday on the lockers, today I wasted an hour and a half and $10 worth of gas looking at a gas welding set up. the tanks were empty.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 01, 2013, 09:14:55 PM
So as promised pictures of the welding/cutting table. Still need to paint he grates.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img194/554/n75g.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img9/6717/vh8a.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 02, 2013, 09:42:01 PM
Today the welding/cutting table made it into the shop, close to its final destination. With the help of my wife and son I no longer have a black grille on the jeep. Too dark out to take pics but tomorrow is a parade so I will take a pic and post up.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on August 02, 2013, 10:17:25 PM
Congratulations -- one more item off the "to do" list
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 03, 2013, 02:13:16 PM
as promised
(http://imageshack.us/a/img827/1084/qob8.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on August 03, 2013, 08:32:20 PM
Impressive -- I like it very much. Nice work with the camo paint.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 04, 2013, 07:40:37 PM
 I have been working on some molasses chelation for rust removal. I have a vise that is rusted solid still no joy at braking it loose. It develops a yucky mold on top.
Here is the yucky mold.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img841/3433/dy9s.jpg)

And these are some gems after a week. They cleaned up nice.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img401/4709/pj35.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 05, 2013, 11:03:19 AM
So I did my part to help put the new Z-28 into production the other day. The company I work for supply’s reusable dunnage for all sorts of parts, and it just so happened GM picked us to do a wheel tray for the new 19” wheel on the Z-28. We do a fair amount of wheel trays. The Z-28’s have different wheels front and rear and the tray had to accommodate both of them.

I like the “Z-28” embossed into the rim.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 09, 2013, 07:36:24 AM
Yesterday on the way home from the hospital we stopped at yard sale where I had gotten some good deals in the past. They were light on tools this time but I picked up a lifting sling for a good price and picked up a 2 gallon plastic gas can W/ old easy screw on non EPA spout in good condition. (For my mom, I only use metal cans) I paid a lot for it but it was in really nice condition, and my mom needed one.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 29, 2013, 12:42:52 PM
(repost from what was lost during the server switch)
I saw this usefull piece of rusty metal on the side of the road by my house while on the way to work. I called up my wife and she drug our son out of bed and hooked up the trailer and loaded this all by herself.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img541/9504/bjc2.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img821/7651/0e46.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on August 29, 2013, 07:32:32 PM
What's it for? the wife or the kid --- LOL

Seriously, what are you going to do with it Bill?
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 30, 2013, 03:47:33 PM
What's it for? the wife or the kid --- LOL

Seriously, what are you going to do with it Bill?

while I wish I had 2 with half the volume, I could use for engine part storage that one is too big. I plan on using it for firewood storage, unless I come up with something better.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 30, 2013, 07:13:19 PM
So I picked up this shrinker and stretcher for $50 figuring that was a screaming deal for even a HF set because they never come up used. Imagine my pleasure when I found out they are USA made!

http://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/search_result.aspx?qid=12072&PageNo=4 (http://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/search_result.aspx?qid=12072&PageNo=4)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img829/3172/qe94.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img203/2598/jtww.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on August 30, 2013, 11:50:54 PM
Yup, those are the "real deal" -- very good equipment. Congratulations, those are a true find.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 04, 2013, 08:39:59 PM
a few finds from a garage sale Saturday.
some rail to make ASO's from.
a few 199 box cutters, and some solder.
 
(http://imageshack.us/a/img42/1187/u5a4.jpg)

I need another electric sander like I need a hole in my head, but for $3.50 for a crown logo craftsman, I had to pick it up.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img407/9445/0kgm.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 08, 2013, 08:56:18 AM
So the clutch is getting pretty bad in my daily driver. Apparently it is a weak link from the factory. Designed for the lighter weight corolla with a lower output engine. In my heavier Matrix wagon with the high output engine, I am lucky to have had it last this long.  I bought an EXEDY racing clutch as a replacement.

I was going to weld up something but I am on a weight restriction of 15 lbs and I am trying to get other crap accomplished. I decided to use one of my precious 25% coupons on this. For $60 it saves me a lot of effort, and I can loan it out to friends.

I am actually calling in favors as I can’t do much with my weight restriction. My shop my tools, good friends to have.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on September 08, 2013, 09:37:41 AM
I have that bar and it's very well made. Yes, it's HF branded, but many other companies import the exact same model and charge double, even triple, for it. 
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 08, 2013, 09:21:00 PM
I have that bar and it's very well made. Yes, it's HF branded, but many other companies import the exact same model and charge double, even triple, for it.

for what its doing I could have went the Bubba route and used a 4x4 wood post but I figure this wont be the only time I need it.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 17, 2013, 10:00:48 PM
I have been wanting a 3 point cement mixer but I just haven't found a good deal, but I found a good old heavy duty electric mixer for $100. that is about the cheapest you can buy one used. so this followed me home (literally, on my trailer)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 20, 2013, 10:35:33 PM
so I get to try out the new "engine support bar" tomorrow. my BFF is coming up to put a clutch in my car. still on a 15lb weight restriction so I cant do much, to top it off I buggered up my knee Tuesday and it I was in a lot of pain today. hopefully I can be helpful tomorrow.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 23, 2013, 07:58:50 PM
So we didn't finish and my knee is killing me.
but here are some pics

(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/4931/wys2.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img18/3918/itaq.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img5/9997/3z9k.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img822/5428/usgn.jpg)


Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on September 23, 2013, 08:22:35 PM
Good going guys!!! thanks for the pics -- looks like it was a great time in the shop.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 29, 2013, 10:32:16 PM
so I got these the other day at a garage sale. $1 total.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img34/9017/ywro.jpg)

today I found this for $5,  for size comparison they are 5 lb spools of solder not one pound.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img690/7789/2lqo.jpg)
 
this is what I worked on this weekend.
(http://imageshack.us/a/img4/3976/m53v.jpg)

I am taking it easy so my knee will heal.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on September 29, 2013, 10:34:14 PM
Nice lookin' cylinder refurb Bill. What color for the Acetylene? -- Grey?
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 29, 2013, 11:12:14 PM
Nice lookin' cylinder refurb Bill. What color for the Acetylene? -- Grey?

RED
when I get it back for being recertified and a new valve and filled, I will touch it up.
then they will both get flames!
the oxygen was orange an the acetylene was blue.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 04, 2013, 08:59:38 PM
Todays finds. $5 total.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img850/8186/swob.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img854/554/02fp.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on October 04, 2013, 11:52:45 PM
Yup, I still have that old KD tool -- bought it in 1969 at the local Hi-Gear.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 05, 2013, 07:26:16 AM
Yup, I still have that old KD tool -- bought it in 1969 at the local Hi-Gear.

I was disappointed the magnetic window catch was missing from the blister pack. and I think I have this tool somewhere but for the $1 I picked it up.
I could have used these back in the day.
given the great factory GM HEI distributors, and the ass load of problems I had with breaker points actually breaking on a 77 rabbit we had, I don't think I will ever run a breaker point ignition on anything ever again.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 13, 2013, 12:10:28 AM
So we spent most of the day in the shop on working on the car. We were doing good getting stuff back together when I heard “&^%$#@!*”

Apparently when we put the transaxle back in 3 weeks ago we managed to pinch the plug end of a pigtail that went to the backup light switch on the trans. We spent way too much time getting the plug out without tearing the transaxle back out. The connector is mangled and the pinched wires severed but we finally got it out and then most everything back together. I am going to try to buy a new pigtail tomorrow at the auto parts store. I also need to buy some crimps too.

I to get the connector out we unbolted the transaxle and tried sliding it apart while all the mounting brackets were still attached. We ended up getting it about 5/8 of an inch apart but the thing was just crushed into place. I finally took a seal puller and welded it to the end of a bar clamp and we were able to get it out. I would like to say this was the only wire we broke but unfortunately we also broke one of the ABS sensors.

If I wasn’t so F’in broke this job would have been better done at a trans shop. I get no joy from this kind of work. I would much rather be welding patch panels on an old car than doing this crap to a relatively new car. I will say that doing this without a lift would have been impossible for me.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on October 13, 2013, 08:44:35 AM
Join the club! I'm constantly fixing cars and equipment that just seem to take a dump at the most inappropriate time. Case in point: I spent much of last weekend rebuildoing a pressure washer that was loaned to a friend of my wife's. Needless to say, they didn't treat it well.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 13, 2013, 10:36:50 AM
Join the club! I'm constantly fixing cars and equipment that just seem to take a dump at the most inappropriate time. Case in point: I spent much of last weekend rebuildoing a pressure washer that was loaned to a friend of my wife's. Needless to say, they didn't treat it well.

I am getting too old for "club membership"
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 16, 2013, 10:19:48 PM
Today’s CL find is a 14” x 36” cast aluminum surface plate that I plan to use on my welding table. I couldn’t turn it down for $30.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img33/6718/bqw4.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img23/6113/g8r3.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 18, 2013, 11:37:33 PM
    So I am now working more in my shop. I am really putting the lift to use. We rolled my car out the other night (still not done) and drove the wife’s old van in. I had purchased parts to repair it back in springtime, and a couple more recently. Today I fixed an exhaust leak, put some rust converter paint on the undercarriage parts, and put a new upstream O2 sensor in and finally a tie rod end. I spent a good deal of time looking for my air chisel pickle fork and gave up and used a vintage proto fork I have. I chose to use my “THOR” hammer (a 8lb sledge head on a regular hammer handle) 3 months ago it would have been difficult to lift and swing that hammer.

    Tomorrow is rear brakes (I get to try to figure out how to work my brake lathe), spark plugs, oil change and delete all the old codes. Then Tuesday a front end alignment after I get it registered. I think I will check the belt as well. I put one on my car and it was easy peasy on the lift. It would probably be smart to flush the radiator two as I have never done it.
   
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on October 19, 2013, 09:40:28 AM
Sounds like a great project -- good luck!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 20, 2013, 09:33:48 PM
so for what its worth I did nothing on the van this weekend. I instead moved a lot of earth with the tractor.
I now have a level place to park my big trailer that is not in the way.
 
I hired my neighbor to dig one of my ponds bigger so I could have some fill dirt. he charges $65 an hour with his backhoe and he can do in one hour what would take me 5 or more with mine and I would burn $25 in Diesel doing it. I used about half the fill making the parking area and I am not sure what else to fill. everything else is far from the pile.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on October 20, 2013, 10:19:54 PM
Sounds like it was well worth the price. Besides, who wants to dig dirt, when you can spend quality time in the garage -- LOL
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 23, 2013, 06:05:24 PM
I turned my first brake drum on "my brake lathe" in "my shop"
I don't think I have turned a brake drum since 1979.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img600/428/3cfc.jpg)


 :clapbouncie: :loopy: :wow: :lol3: :chainweird: :aniusflag:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on October 23, 2013, 07:08:16 PM
looks pretty grand Bill! -- It's a pretty beefy looking drum.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 23, 2013, 08:01:46 PM
Honda minivan. my jeep drums are smaller and my truck drums (1 ton) are huge by comparison.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 29, 2013, 03:40:17 PM
so I drove the van into work today. I didn't get to put in the new plugs and kill the check engine light. It runs much better without the exhaust leak, but still is rough at low RPM. I hope to finish it up this weekend.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 30, 2013, 08:11:17 PM
The other day Aydan and I made a wooden gun for his ghillie suit Halloween costume.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img843/2739/msjz.jpg)

Today the wife helped me put up a few cement panels on the walls of my welding area.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img17/2030/43th.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 02, 2013, 11:51:10 PM
So I got the rest of the cement board up and the table moved into the corner. changed the spark plugs in the van and killed all the check engine codes. 5 of the plugs look great but one was brown and the electrode gap was about 50% more than it should have been. :chainweird:


I had a horrific noise that sounded like an air conditioner bearing going, and I cut off the defrost. turns out I snapped the Ac/alternator belt so I have to replace that before we can see if there are any more problems with the van.

 :aniusflag:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 03, 2013, 08:26:46 PM
so I put a new belt on the van and low and behold the AC pulley is locked up. AAARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!
$225 for a new compressor and I have to pull the belt back of just to move the POS out of the shop!

good thing is my friend sold me a good running doge Dakota pickup for cheap and he delivered it today.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 07, 2013, 10:08:35 AM
As it turns out, I started looking for odyssey parts online on CL not much available and I started in metro Detroit. Then I went local. I saw an ad for an odyssey transmission, I don’t need a trans but the ad was very local so I opened it and it said new transmission $X parting out the whole van for $X, so I called and the van is one year newer, a higher trim level, has some body parts in better shape than ours, the interior is nicer, and it is literally a mile and half from our house.

So if I can get the whole van for what he wants for his transmission then we might be getting a parts van.

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 09, 2013, 11:14:42 PM
So a HUGE thank you to my BFF, he came up expecting for us to have some fun playing in the dirt with my backhoe. As it turns out I ended up buying a van like Margot’s for parts and we tore the engine and Trans out of it. I got it for dirt cheap as the guy wanted to sell the Trans out of it separately.
I have to give him back the Trans it took some labor but I got a ton of spare parts for next to nothing

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on November 10, 2013, 12:22:52 AM
Sounds like you got a great deal -- congratulations Bill!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 10, 2013, 08:05:19 PM
So I had talked about this labor of love rescuing this old growth white cedar wood that was paneling in my grandma’s house.  Here are the pictures.
This is what some of the wood looked like:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img132/9953/0w2d.jpg)

I cut off the ends that were “oval shaped”:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img853/6482/9w4b.jpg)

Then I ripped the burnt sides off of the boards. The tongue and groove paneling had an exposure of 7.5 inches. After ripping some boards were only 4” wide:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img7/1552/fm5w.jpg)

Aydan my son helping me with the planer at work:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img819/429/oq8i.jpg)

And the final product:

 (http://imageshack.us/a/img571/8695/4o6a.jpg)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 11, 2013, 12:01:34 PM
Long story short I bought a van like my wife's for parts for real cheap. Only thing was the transaxle was recently rebuilt and the owner has a deal to sell it to someone else.
So I have to give him the Trans back.
My buddy was up and we were going to do something fun but he suggested we drop the cradle to get the Trans out. I could not ask for a better friend.

The guy gave me the van on my word to pay him, I drove it 1.5 miles home and five hours later this was the result.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img209/7646/xuqi.jpg)


(http://imageshack.us/a/img197/6258/zqmh.jpg)


(http://imageshack.us/a/img849/3529/sxzs.jpg)




I have the cash to pay him for the van today. But I will finish splitting the Trans Wednesday or Thursday, as I went to ER yesterday for extreme pain in my abdomen.  
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on November 11, 2013, 01:14:01 PM
Good luck -- hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 13, 2013, 03:32:09 PM
I saw I friend's stepson use this tool and was amazed at how easy it was, I think I might see if I have some scrap I can make one out of.

http://www.tooltopia.com/ken-tool-35924.aspx?utm_source=pricegrabber&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=KEN35924&utm_campaign=pricegrabber_r1 (http://www.tooltopia.com/ken-tool-35924.aspx?utm_source=pricegrabber&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=KEN35924&utm_campaign=pricegrabber_r1)
Sorry I couldn't post a pic.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 14, 2013, 07:58:24 AM
Trans is now separated. I'm ready to haul out the carcass to work on some more pressing projects.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 15, 2013, 08:30:49 AM
I have not mentioned but due to a chain of events my current DD is a POS dodge Dakota with a V8. it had been reliable till Wednesday evening when it developed a rattle. as it turns out the idler pulley for the truck blew up in my parking spot yesterday evening. the local auto parts only carry a $30 replacement. online rock auto has them from $10-$24. I picked a $14 one at amazon.

I had to drive my car today and it was the first road time with the new clutch. it is super grabby and I ended up stalling it 3 times!

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 15, 2013, 07:14:11 PM
So the project to put a clutch in my DD, fix up the wife’s van to become a winter ride, and finally the recent project to remove the Trans from the parts van are done. I went to put all the tools away; as it turns out I am only missing two sockets. And as you would assume it is the 10mm and the 12mm, 6PT standard chrome 3/8 drive. I wonder if I can find any USA craftsman open stock.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on November 15, 2013, 08:15:08 PM
Good work!  Time to enjoy a brew!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on November 16, 2013, 12:24:29 PM
.........I wonder if I can find any USA craftsman open stock.

Plenty single US made sockets sold on ebay for next to nothing. I always go out and but tripple and quadruple singles for the most common sizes.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 16, 2013, 06:33:29 PM
Today’s project: I am enlarging my medium sized pond and adding a drain tile so that all the water in my main front yard area will flow to the very front and the road ditch.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img841/6260/9s27.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img542/3479/gcfm.jpg)

In a perfect world I could dig a trench with a 1/16 or 1/8 inch per foot slope. Unfortunately I am more like 3/16 to ¼. Overall I was dropping about 2” per 10’.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img23/5986/a7a5.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img853/7433/nrgy.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img811/24/k4om.jpg)


Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 21, 2013, 01:28:24 PM
The ponds are now connected. In the spring I will build a bridge between them.

I went to put the idler pulley on my Dakota and smoked the belt just getting the truck in the shop. I tried to install the old belt and broke the bolt holding the tensioner pulley on. After my son hearing way too many expletives I removed the tensioner and was successful in drilling out the bolt from the aluminum tensioner.

I wish I could have controlled my anger and taught him the lesson of drilling out the bolt, but I sent him in while still spewing expletives.

My birthday is coming up and I have asked for the same gift I was given last year; Slave labor to clean my shop. I think part of the time will be cleaning the yard from the storm but I am hoping to get work done in my shop.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 24, 2013, 09:48:21 AM
DAY 18,993 on this planet, 52 years.

I am thankful for a wonderful wife, an outstanding son, a great home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fz9jKjiFq0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fz9jKjiFq0)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on November 24, 2013, 10:43:55 AM
Happy birthday Bill --- all the best for a great day with the family.

Congratulations!!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 29, 2013, 06:47:25 PM
I consider myself lucky, my entire life I have either worked at a job that gave the Friday after thanksgiving off or I took it off and gave myself a 4 day weekend. I feel lucky that my chosen career path has allowed me to do that.

I while my career path has not been without problems, I have it because I am smart and I am good at something. I don’t think anyone has ever had career aspirations to be in retail. People get into retail sales because lack skills or motivation to make something more of themselves.

A lot of people online have become self righteous about NOT shopping on thanksgiving. “Because everyone should have that time to be with family” well I say bullshit. I have <ZERO compassion for people whose chosen profession requires them to work on a holiday. I was glad walmart was open yesterday so I could buy dog food because we ran out on Wednesday. I bet the people that caught there house on fire deep frying a turkey were thankful the fire department was working yesterday when I came out of walmart and saw them go by. None of these self righteous people would be happy if they had to go to the ER and found it closed. Or if they slid off the road on the trip to grandmas and couldn’t get a tow…..

I myself have NEVER been black Friday shopping in the early AM. I think I went once around noon. There is nothing I need to buy that is worth getting out of bed early on a holiday weekend for. I am not driven by consumer greed. Today I got out after noon, did a little work with the tractor and then changed the oil and filter, cleaned the air filter and replaced the fuel filter. Then I went back inside and have been doing nothing important all day. it has been a great day.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 02, 2013, 09:39:30 AM
so I got some crap done over the weekend. oil changed in the tractor, the wife's Saturn and my jeep.
the Saturn has developed a leak at the front crank opening. I have to decide if I want to fix it before our trip or just monitor it on the road.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 05, 2013, 07:52:12 AM
picked up a deal on a large snow blower that was local on
CL yesterday
8.5 HP 28" cut. electric start. $125 new ones are now about $600+

for the hell of it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on December 05, 2013, 12:13:24 PM
Sounds like a beast! Hopefully you get enough snow to use it. Mine is on the garage waiting..
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 05, 2013, 12:50:49 PM
Sounds like a beast! Hopefully you get enough snow to use it. Mine is on the garage waiting..

I got it so my wife can clear paths around the house. I have an 8.5' plow for my tractor. but any time we get over 2" I will have her work with the snow blower.
the first 6" snowfall it takes me about an hour to plow everything, driveway and all the parking areas.

It needs a shear pin and an oil change (and I am out of Rotella)

I like the look of snow on the ground. and plowing is more fun then mowing, but I hate driving as far as I do to work, on bad roads. I would rather we get dumped on once and be done with it.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 06, 2013, 07:08:31 PM
free spark plugs for my jeep!

so I put new plugs in my car when I put the new clutch in my car is 9 model years old and now has 90k on the odometer. I shop everything to death and I think I paid less than $6 each for the iridium plugs. I also bough new plugs for my LeSabre project and my truck. the truck only has 45K on it but it is 14 model years old. I had been buying parts to maintain everything over the summer. I had neglected to buy them for the jeep as I put new plugs in it when I bought it and I have only put about 12k on it.

I was looking for stuff to add to an order and found out that Bosch platinum plugs have a $3 rebate. I didn't end up ordering anything but the plugs. At $2.52 each, and with my discount and shipping I will pay $0.24 for 4 spark plugs after shipping and the rebate.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on December 06, 2013, 07:28:23 PM
Good deal -- it pays to shop around. The net is perfect for these transactions. I've saved hundreds by shopping the net over locally priced items.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 06, 2013, 08:43:39 PM
Good deal -- it pays to shop around. The net is perfect for these transactions. I've saved hundreds by shopping the net over locally priced items.

When I got my car on the lift I found that the plastic inter fender/splash shield that was missing on my car was really a necessity, (it had ripped off last year when it got caked with ice) I started looking and the first place I thought would have one was $80. I really had no idea what they would cost. I started looking around and the next place was $60 then I found $50, then $40.

I finally found one on ebay for $19.75 shipped. I could not believe it. It was maybe a little cheesier than the factory part but for less than $20 it was an outstanding value. I have my ebay stuff delivered to work so my wife doesn’t know when I spend money I shouldn’t. We do plastic thermoforming at work. I showed the part to my co workers and we could not even make the part for $20. And this part was made in Taiwan not china…..
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 08, 2013, 04:17:25 PM
So my BFF shows up yesterday un announced. We pulled up and I couldn’t figure out why the lights were on in the shop. He had his partner’s car on the hoist doing an oil change. The family and I had gotten back from shopping and I told him about the deal I got on Carhartt bibs. He wanted some so we went back.
when we came home we stared putting up ceiling panels and insulation in the shop.
This morning we did all but one panel and then started framing in the final wall of my office. I am so geeked to have an office and a ceiling in my shop. Maybe now it will hold some heat in when I work out there in the winter.
I have a few more studs to put up and one more ceiling panel so I am heading out there with my wife. I will post pictures of whatever I get done.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 08, 2013, 07:58:16 PM
as promised
(http://imageshack.us/a/img841/2686/4i32.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img716/9414/of8q.jpg)
(http://imageshack.us/a/img15/9282/r28k.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 10, 2013, 08:26:35 AM
hung a few sheets of OSB on the office framing last evening.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 10, 2013, 11:49:03 AM

 So FWIW I have a HUGE vocabulary, to the point of irritating ignorant people by using "big words". So I seldom hear a word that I do not know the exact meaning of. While it is often understood in context I often look up these words. Today I found a word that perfectly describes what I am: a Mechanician.
mechanician (plural mechanicians)
1.(dated) One skilled in the theory or construction of machines. To build such a device will require an expert mechanician.
2.(dated) One skilled in building, using, or repairing machines, or who makes machines or tools. 
3.(dated) One skilled in mechanics.
4.(dated) A machinist.
5.(dated) A scientifically trained practitioner.
6.(dated) A mechanic.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mechanician (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mechanician)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 10, 2013, 07:16:33 PM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img600/333/covb.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 24, 2013, 11:10:00 PM
A few pics from our recent 5,000 mile road trip.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/7783/us7q.jpg)


(http://imageshack.us/a/img845/8412/u0jq.jpg)


(http://imageshack.us/a/img59/8715/zv0v.jpg)


(http://imageshack.us/a/img27/8643/ukes.jpg)


(http://imageshack.us/a/img855/1959/y1iv.jpg)


A few more tomorrow.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 26, 2013, 04:44:27 AM
More pics from the road trip

(http://imageshack.us/a/img585/6643/nlth.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img577/477/piv5.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img802/3165/9ur3.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/332/apd4.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img10/2931/ef9g.jpg)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on December 26, 2013, 09:12:16 AM
Great trip, and thanks for posting the pics.

That fine looking boy is growing up.

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 26, 2013, 09:45:53 AM
Great trip, and thanks for posting the pics.

That fine looking boy is growing up.

Happy New Year!

Thank you and a happy new year to you!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: sk farmer on December 26, 2013, 09:11:42 PM
those will be great memories. the grand canyon is one of my favorite places i have ever been.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 27, 2013, 09:31:05 AM
those will be great memories. the grand canyon is one of my favorite places i have ever been.

I was over 30 before I saw it briefly from the north side. I hadn't seen the south side till I was 43. I tried to impress upon my child that this is a major thing. my mom looked at the pictures and said she will probably never see it.

that being said there is something about it being "too big" I think the real way to see it would be a multi day raft trip. or at least one of the mule trips. as it was though $25 for the gate fee was hard on my current income.



Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 04, 2014, 09:00:11 PM
so despite the miserable cold I have been doing some work on my office.  I took the hardwood to my work on Monday to use the planer. it is so much quicker to use a commercial 18" plainer than my crappy dewalt.
I put some foam board and OSB on the floor so I have a thermal break between the concrete and the wood floor I am going to put down. I also put up OSB on the two exterior walls so I have a good nailing surface to put my loft joists to. no pics today but tomorrow the loft goes in and then there will be pictures.

I found a good deal on some 1/4 log siding but I am going to make my own. even at $1.51 a SQ FT its  out of budget.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 05, 2014, 06:19:19 PM
so I did some work in the shop today. I ran out of oomph at 5:45 and got to one joist shy of having my loft framing in my office.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img577/656/jowd.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img836/6550/hp95.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img713/4764/witt.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 05, 2014, 06:26:19 PM
Being the last day of what has been a three week vacation for my son he had a bucket list today. I am sure working on the office was not on it but shooting his .22 was. we have been informed that now if the zombie apocalypse comes he will be ready for them.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img191/2307/gghx.jpg)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 07, 2014, 06:37:34 PM
today I got the last joist up for the loft.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img138/733/sucw.jpg)


I had to enlist the help of my lovely bride to join the edges of the flooring. 2 x 12 oak is just too heavy for me. I cannot find a countersink bit so I called it a night without putting any flooring up. I will have the wife pick up a countersink bit tomorrow.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img10/6100/9si8.jpg)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 08, 2014, 07:10:48 PM
todays progress.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img11/8745/2o21.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img34/2333/iqjw.jpg)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 11, 2014, 10:32:59 AM
you have to love a woman who when finally sick of the leaking toilet, cleans it and replaces the valve herself. she is up there showing my son how to do it. I want him to learn how to do it and that not all women are helpless money spending machines. :lol3:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 11, 2014, 06:25:24 PM
I finally finished building a loft floor in my office. once I run electrical and get some walls up I will sand the floors and put urethane on them.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/854/0r6r.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nq0r6rj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/823/gffn.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/mvgffnj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/4/ya44.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/04ya44j)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 11, 2014, 08:34:32 PM
Looks comfy -- well done Bill!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 12, 2014, 09:12:42 PM
Thanks!

well I just wasted 2+ hours and gas on a BS craiglist ad.

add said 2+ trailer loads of black walnut boards and slabs for $50

Well there was about a dozen boards and 3 logs that had boards cut out of them. it wasn't black walnut it was hickory.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 12, 2014, 09:53:14 PM
Craigs List is like the "Wild West"; anything goes, and most of the time it's a waste of time.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 14, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
So this is what $5 worth of pine slabwood looks like. (actually less than that because I was exceeding the capacity of the dakota and left maybe a 1/6th of it there)

It is green and wet but with a little bit of playing with a gasket scraper my guess is I am going to like a draw knife over a debarking spud.

The problem using either is going to be clamping it securely to something in order to work on it.

this will make the "log cabin" look on the interior walls of my office.


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/854/1ppc.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nq1ppcj)


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/822/hb1a.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/muhb1aj)


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/841/oevl.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ndoevlj)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on January 14, 2014, 07:38:20 PM
$5 for all that pine? Nice score and you're making a lot of good progress on the shop!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 15, 2014, 08:41:13 PM
So I went to the Amish general store semi near me after work and bought a draw knife. I was pleasantly surprised that they were cheaper than Epstein’s and they had 4 different USA made ones to choose from. I bought the biggest one @ $28.75.

After some other errands I cut 4 slabs to length and width and peeled 3 of them. this is the general idea of what I am trying to create for my interior walls.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/203/6n0q.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/5n6n0qj)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 16, 2014, 10:34:32 PM
So I did a few more boards today. Some of the bark is thick and icy, I remembered I had this little device of mayhem and destruction so I got to use it for the first time.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/24/cdj4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0ocdj4j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/30/bcoc.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0ubcocj)


This is what it is going to look like:



(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/541/qj9e.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f1qj9ej)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/34/xroc.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0yxrocj)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 16, 2014, 11:16:15 PM
Cool "device" --
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 20, 2014, 07:54:10 PM
So I have over 2 dozen "LOGS" done and all of my material cut to width and rough length. I have enough boards to do three of the four walls or more accurately the one narrow wall and 2 of the three wider walls.

One of the weird things is that along with the slabs there were several really thin boards (like ¼ to 3/8 thick) I am going to side the outside off my shop with them. I am going to cover the sheathing with tar paper first. Hopefully they won’t shrink too much. I think with the tar paper behind it, it will look quite rustic.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on January 20, 2014, 08:49:43 PM
Great work and I have never seen a tool like that.  Must be popular with the timber framers
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 24, 2014, 07:41:46 AM
I have all the wood cut and debarked. Unfortunately I am a little shy of having enough to do my project.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 24, 2014, 05:49:56 PM
This is all the wood I have processed for the log siding there is enough to do the two full walls the one narrow wall and some of the wall with the window.
 
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/690/ugs3.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/j6ugs3j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/30/q982.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0uq982j)

In the bunk of slabwood there were a lot of thin pieces of wood. I cut them to width and length and they will be the siding for one wall on the outside of my office.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/585/a3zd.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/g9a3zdj)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 26, 2014, 09:58:39 PM
so I put up some of the rough sawn wood on the outside of my office.
this is what I got done this afternoon.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/850/28wt.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nm28wtj)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 28, 2014, 09:44:24 PM
With a lot of help from my truly awesome wife, I did some cleaning today and found my welding table.
I need to do some cutting on my aluminum top to make it fit better but at least I have something to weld on now.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/198/2l43.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/5i2l43j)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 29, 2014, 08:49:17 PM
before and after sanding:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/194/822y.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/5e822yj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/843/3r4r.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nf3r4rj)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 01, 2014, 08:18:11 PM
finally a wall up. since the wood is green it will shrink over the summer. I will add "chinking" in the fall.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/203/b8ni.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/5nb8nij)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/607/48pw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/gv48pwj)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on February 02, 2014, 01:25:02 AM
That is really unique and a lot of work, but results speak for themselves.  Well done Bill!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 02, 2014, 05:37:10 AM
That is really unique and a lot of work, but results speak for themselves.  Well done Bill!

THANK YOU!!!!!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 02, 2014, 08:40:43 PM
So today I ran most of the rest of the electrical and all the insulation in the other walls. now I can put up the rest of the siding.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on February 03, 2014, 02:38:55 PM
Very nice -- it looks very "homey" and rustic.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 03, 2014, 11:25:03 PM
I had a better system for the opposite wall and finished it in about 2 hours.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/811/rsu3.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/mjrsu3j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/t767.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nmt767j)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 10, 2014, 08:00:37 PM
I scored some semi vintage speakers and a vintage analog receiver for the shop this weekend, along with a few tools I could not pass up. I will post pics when I take them
the used tool store is primarily a gun shop now and low and behold they had .22 shells so I picked up 5 boxes.

today I put up a few boards on the north wall of my office. these don't go up quickly as I have to cope them to fit the other logs.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/199/8tdi.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/5j8tdij)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 16, 2014, 03:20:29 PM
No real progress on the shop other than I cleaned out the service bay and did some maintenance on the truck I am driving. I am waiting for the EBC pads for my DD because they are finally worn out after about 55k miles.


my recent triumph has nothing to do with the shop.

 In August of last year I needed a mobility scooter to travel much more than 100 yards.

 (http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/811/q4kv.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/mjq4kvj)

Today my son and I road 3.5 miles in our now “balmy” 20 deg temps

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/838/naha.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nanahaj)


and later I finished up all the short pieces on the office wall.



(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/716/7ilb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/jw7ilbj)


Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on February 17, 2014, 11:52:46 AM
That's GREAT news!!! -- glad to see that the weight is dropping. Well done Bill  :clapbouncie:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on February 17, 2014, 02:03:11 PM
Fantastic news, Bill!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 17, 2014, 02:40:29 PM
THANKS!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: sk farmer on February 18, 2014, 12:02:57 AM
good for you!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 28, 2014, 07:24:36 AM
absolutely ZERO to report.
temp this morning was -22
I cant work in the shop in that weather.
too many days too close to zero.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: rusty on February 28, 2014, 05:27:16 PM
Keep that cold up that way! This winter has had my net totally out most of the time.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 02, 2014, 10:47:42 AM
no pics but I picked up an older USA made 90A century MIG welder off CL for $140
I wanted something I could set up with .023 wire for sheet metal. my big Lincoln with .045 wire doesn't like sheet metal and I don't yet have a TIG set up.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 06, 2014, 08:52:10 AM
I know I owe some pictures. I have more to add to the list.
My car smells like stale gas because I was a good father yesterday.
We got Aydan his birthday present.
A new to him Honda CRF80 dirt bike. a real step up with 5 speed trans and a clutch.
Pic's soon.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 07, 2014, 07:13:14 AM
so I went to upload pic's last night and low and behold image shack is no longer a free site.
since I am no longer on the journal, or gazette I can probably go back to photobucket and not worry about bandwidth.
 
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 07, 2014, 02:49:20 PM
todays CL find

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wt5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wt5.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wt4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wt4.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wt3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wt3.jpg.html)

I couldn't turn it down for $75
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 07, 2014, 07:38:16 PM
The proud new owner:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/crf1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/crf1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/crf2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/crf2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/crf3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/crf3.jpg.html)

the new welder:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/stuff1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/stuff1.jpg.html)

some small tool finds:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/stuff3.jpg)[/URL
 (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/stuff3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 09, 2014, 02:46:31 PM
I am $400 closer to a TIG welder. I just sold my seldom used AC/DC stick welder.
I had it for 15 years and think I have less than an hour burn time on it.
my MIG welder can stick weld to so I don't need it any more.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 11, 2014, 07:38:54 PM
I was working in the shop getting some hardwood boards ready to take to work to plane. I was using my sliding compound Ryobi miter saw and is started making a racket and slowed way down. then smoke started coming out of it.
I was thinking about a new bigger sliding compound miter saw and was planning on the harbor freight one since they are all made overseas anyways. now I have to buy one.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on March 11, 2014, 07:54:47 PM
Your son has really grown!  He will have a blast this summer.  I know you are already looking for a pipe :)

I assumed your big welder was TIG too.  But my welding knowledge would barely fill a matchbook!  Let me know how you like the HF sliding saw.  They are tempting for the money.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 11, 2014, 08:25:51 PM
Your son has really grown!  He will have a blast this summer.  I know you are already looking for a pipe :)

I assumed your big welder was TIG too.  But my welding knowledge would barely fill a matchbook!  Let me know how you like the HF sliding saw.  They are tempting for the money.

My big welder is DC lift start TIG capable, but is not capable of welding aluminum. After having some issues with my Ryobi making the siding I was pining for a 12" saw with a laser. I did my research and the HF is the best for the money. I have a good coupon, $139.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 14, 2014, 06:38:44 PM
here are some pics:


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/OW6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/OW6.jpg.html)



(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/t767.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/nmt767j)


what I picked up today and the planed Hickory.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wod1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wod1.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wod2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wod2.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 19, 2014, 08:41:57 PM
no pics but I finished the south wall tonight so all I have to do if the final log on the north wall where I have to notch out around all the joists.
I plan on making a cardboard template so I do it once and get a perfect fit.
I also made a bottom shelf for my welding table, and a shelf to mount my shop stereo on the wall.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 20, 2014, 09:30:08 PM
I pic of the south office wall:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/ow7.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/ow7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on March 21, 2014, 08:45:20 AM
Nice looking office -- I like the view!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 21, 2014, 09:11:13 AM
Nice looking office -- I like the view!

Thanks! I love the view but am tired of all the white S@#$ out there........ :aniusflag:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 30, 2014, 02:06:08 AM
Today I had to unearth some workbenches that I have decided to sell. I had 6 of them and someone is buying the last 3 this morning.
my spare table saw was in front of them and I wanted to bring it back up to the shop and start using it. unfortunately I didn't take any before pics but the table and chrome fence were pretty rusty. I was just going to clean it up a little and use it to cut a thick aluminum plate.
I started working on it and I just kept doing more and more. I am pleased wit the results. I put it on a mobile base and now I just have to buy a belt and put a new power cord on it.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/saw2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/saw2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/saw3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/saw3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/saw1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/saw1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 05, 2014, 10:45:29 PM
August:  :cartangrys:

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/15/0k6a.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/0f0k6aj)

Today:  :usflag:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/-100w.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/-100w.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on April 05, 2014, 11:32:34 PM
Damn Bill, you almost lost another person in weight. Congratulations!!! looking good and healthy.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 06, 2014, 01:18:57 AM
Damn Bill, you almost lost another person in weight. Congratulations!!! looking good and healthy.

thank you! I feel much better and I have much more hope that I will ultimately loose all my excess weight. I have lost 100 lbs.  basically 27% of my starting weight. I am about 10 lbs. below my average adult weight.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: sk farmer on April 08, 2014, 09:32:14 AM
good job on shedding some extra weight. i bet you would be happy if you could shed the rest of that white stuff to!

nothing like leading by example to your son either.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 08, 2014, 10:37:25 AM
good job on shedding some extra weight. i bet you would be happy if you could shed the rest of that white stuff to!

nothing like leading by example to your son either.

hey it is above freezing. I am happy! that -23 crap is gone.. I would rather get back on track with the weight loss, the snow can stay, I would rather have a 70 degree summer than a 90 degree summer.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 13, 2014, 03:27:46 PM
I scored some killer deals this weekend. pics and descriptions to come.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 13, 2014, 05:04:06 PM
So first up I finally found a deal on a GOOD “small” MIG welder. The century I bought 2 months ago I didn’t enjoy using it. I gave $400 for a 240V 180 amp Lincoln with a 40CF argon/CO2 bottle pretty full. It has all the original manuals, some extras, and very little use and around here I got a real good deal @ $400.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lincoln1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lincoln1.jpg.html)

I had bought some factory 18” alloys for the Wife’s Saturn last year and they had a good 2 seasons worth of tread left. Unfortunately one of the tires developed a bubble in tread last September. We ended up throwing the winter tires on early because we were tapped at the time.

I recently put the summer tires on my car and looked for a used tire for hers to no avail. I ended up ordering 4 new tires from walmart and was going to mount them myself. the very next day I found a god set of two tires with 75% tread for $50. We took the new tires back.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/tires.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/tires.jpg.html)

Today we stopped at a estate sale. It was half off day I picked up a lot of free paint along with this box of abrasives for $2.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wirewheels.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wirewheels.jpg.html)

And this vintage arc rod oven for $5.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/oven.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/oven.jpg.html)

Yesterday I went to a flea market and found a body hammer head for $5 but the deal turned out to be this innocuous orange box for $40

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/sioux1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/sioux1.jpg.html)

What do you think was in the box?

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/sioux2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/sioux2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/sioux4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/sioux4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/sioux3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/sioux3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/sioux5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/sioux5.jpg.html)

I think you can call the cops because I stole it at that price.

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 13, 2014, 05:07:40 PM
Oh and I also sold a NIB proto challenger socket set for 2X what I paid for it.

the guy was an OTR trucker and was real happy to get it for that price.
I sold my AC/DC welder to a trucker that was in town as well.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on April 13, 2014, 06:40:45 PM
You definitely get a "you suck!" for that valve seat grinder set. Doesn't get any better than Sioux --  :spincl:

If that is a valve seat runout gauge that is partially visible in the pic, then you get a double "you suck!" because the gauge alone is over $200

Congratulations --
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 16, 2014, 09:32:59 PM
todays Craigslist find. $25 dragged home this 9.5 foot long tire rack. should hold 2 dozen tires.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/tirerack1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/tirerack1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/tirerack2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/tirerack2.jpg.html)

I also never posted up my new to me vintage shop receiver.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/tunes.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/tunes.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 21, 2014, 10:14:13 AM
I was fortunate and sold a 120V 90A century MIG welder this weekend. I made a few bucks on it but probably only broke even if you consider my time, gas from the first purchase along with the roll of MIG wire and tips I bought. better than losing money on a purchase thought.

I did uses my BIG MIG welder this weekend welding a 2+ foot long crack up in a pipe on the tire rack I bought. It looked like a$$ so I really need to work on my vertical uphill welding.
I got to use the 50A outlet I added near the door of my shop for the first time though.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on April 22, 2014, 07:55:56 AM
Practice makes perfect! I'm constantly amazed that I still have a lot of muscle memory when it comes to O/A gas welding. Used to do it almost everyday back in the 70's when working autobody sheetmetal, but then MIG and TIG came along, and I hadn't practiced regularly in over 25years. A few years ago, I spent one afternoon in the seat with a small O/A torch and I was laying down some good hammer welds within an hour.

Glad you were able to get behind the torch and get some work done Bill!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 22, 2014, 01:34:05 PM
Practice makes perfect! I'm constantly amazed that I still have a lot of muscle memory when it comes to O/A gas welding. Used to do it almost everyday back in the 70's when working autobody sheetmetal, but then MIG and TIG came along, and I hadn't practiced regularly in over 25years. A few years ago, I spent one afternoon in the seat with a small O/A torch and I was laying down some good hammer welds within an hour.

Glad you were able to get behind the torch and get some work done Bill!

That is one of the reason I like TIG over MIG. IMO it is just like OA welding only having infinite control of the flame (heat input) with the foot petal.

I am hoping to one day be able to do good fusion TIG welds (no filler) on sheet metal. I had practiced fusion TIG with lap joints on 16 gauge with good results, but if you can fusion weld a butt joint then it will metal work just like one piece of metal.

I was just disappointed with the bead I produced. I never did good vertical uphill welds until I went to Lincoln, but this one looked like I never went there.

I was not very good stick welding and when I sold my tombstone I did some practice beads. by the 3rd stick I looked like a pro applying what I had learned from Jody's website.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 23, 2014, 07:46:15 AM
yesterday I did oil changes on our daily drivers. I had to run out on a 40 mile excursion for a copper washer for the drain plug on my car. I could not find my harbor freight bulk pack so a new one will be purchased of suitable large sizes will have to be found in bulk. Dorman "help" blister packs will not do.

I was also getting some dripping from the drain on the transaxle. the misc. size pack didn't have one big enough, so some Teflon paste went on the threads in an attempt to stem the flow.
I was shocked at how ugly the gear lube that came out was and was half tempted to drain and refill but I had less than a gallon of gear lube in the 2.5G jug so the plug went pack in for now. with the trans axle fluid changed last fall I expected it to be clean.
I also removed the console and adjusted the emergency brake.

then it was on to the wife's car for oil change and mounting of the summer tires. the brakes are starting to make noise so I ordered new ultra premium pads yesterday. I am rather shocked that the car has 98k on it and I am replacing the front pads for the first time. all four disks still have the factory spring washers on two of the wheel studs.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 28, 2014, 12:55:57 PM
Friday I changed the oil in my "new truck" 2000 GMC one ton pickup with 46,xxx miles. my lovely wife replaced the broken interior door handle (common problem on 88-98 c/k trucks) I poured well over a quart of oil into my extra long Wix filter. topped off the radiator (it leaks a little from somewhere, I can occasionally catch a whiff of coolant but never see a drop on the ground.) new belt and plugs were added as well. the belt was super easy to change.
all I have to do is put new fog lights on it and It will be ready to go.

I picked up a few things over the weekend, mainly a 300CF oxygen cylinder just out of test date. I will swap it for a 250Cf argon tank.

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on May 11, 2014, 09:33:49 PM
I didn't get anything I wanted to do done this weekend.
God decided I had better things to do. I needed to install the 50 gallon electric water heater my sister gave us. The 15 Gallon 120V one that was in here when I bought the "basement" finally gave up the ghost. one trip to HD yesterday for a 2 pole breaker and a tandem breaker to make room for the two pole. then two trips today one for stainless hook up lines and another to buy a new propane torch as mine and all of my spares are MIA.

I am hoping and praying for no leaks and the water gets hot.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on May 11, 2014, 09:51:42 PM
I've installed a few -- I'm sure you did a good job! Good luck!!!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on May 12, 2014, 12:05:19 AM
This was only #2 for me. although I did put in the whole hot water baseboard set up and boiler. I used to sweat copper pipe all the time with no issues but lately I dread it. It seams I have a 10% or greater failure rate every time I sweat something.

I used them sharkbite push connectors and they were great. the guy at home depot told me to only tighten the hose to nipple connections about a half turn. one of them was seeping. I did a full turn on it by the time it stopped.

call me paranoid but I turned off the pump to go to bed tonight.....
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on May 24, 2014, 12:03:28 AM
no leaks so far, and the wife is enjoying not having to wait for hot water anymore.

I have been working on my "good" truck, my GMC one ton. I bought it new 14 years ago and it now has 46,333 miles on it. I put new plugs and a belt on it and an oil change. I cleaned and redid the undercarriage.  I used a product called "corroseal" on the frame. it works similar to other rust converters, and it was sprayable.

I had pained the undercarriage back in 2008 and a fair amount had peeled of on the cab area. this time I just used undercoating. I will take some pictures and post them up.

I picked up a fair amount of tools lately. todays finds included a 1/2 HP block grinder on an unusual stand the had a craftsman tool holder attachment.


remember to honor out veterans on Monday.  :aniusflag: :tank: :aniusflag:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on May 25, 2014, 02:20:58 AM
I finished cleaning up and painting my baby today. I detailed the undercarriage and added the silver to hide some chips and blemishes the were in the body schutz I put on it when nearly new.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t17.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t17.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on May 25, 2014, 11:01:49 AM
Great job Bill. They are great trucks and well worth keeping on the road --
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on May 25, 2014, 01:32:54 PM
Great job Bill. They are great trucks and well worth keeping on the road --

my kid will probably get it when I die, I don't think anyone will pay what I want for it. I cant really afford to drive it much with the price of gas.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 10, 2014, 10:26:10 AM
I did well at a few garage sales. lots of little stuff. I will post up picks later.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 13, 2014, 11:46:35 PM
I picked up this block grinder the other day. It had a nice sharpener attachment with it but I am keeping that and going to try to broom this on CL

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/cmblock1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/cmblock1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 15, 2014, 08:52:09 PM
so thanks to windows 8.1 on my new computer I no longer have pictures of the rust bucket I started with.
I purchased a Dakota pick up from a friend.
I found a deal on fenders and doors so I started project sows ear silk purse.

I used it to practice for the LeSabre.

now If I can just broom it and get some cash.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/inprosess.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/inprosess.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/inprosess2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/inprosess2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/dak1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/dak1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/dak2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/dak2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/dak4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/dak4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on June 15, 2014, 10:17:38 PM
came out great -- what paint did you use?

Well done!!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 16, 2014, 08:26:22 AM
came out great -- what paint did you use?

Well done!!

international harvester tractor paint.
I did try the lacquer thinner, and found I had to use 20-25% thinner and not the 10% you used. the first coat looked so bad I was halfway temped to cover it with hammer paint.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on June 16, 2014, 09:38:21 AM
A lot depends on the ambient air temp and humidity. So a little experimentation is always necessary. Good job though, it cleaned that truck up very well; you should be very proud of that work.
I always find that air-pressure is a big factor in laying down a smooth coat. Finding the "sweet spot" for a particular spray gun is key.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 17, 2014, 08:37:24 PM
So we took in a stray that wandered on to a neighbors property on fathers day.

Our "guest dog" just does NOT get along with Padfoot at all.



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/padnskip1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/padnskip1.jpg.html)



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/padnskip2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/padnskip2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 24, 2014, 08:12:36 AM
I had some good scores at a yard sale this weekend. a nice Dremel case with attachments and two dremels for $15, a nice greenly portable bandsaw for $30, and a new never used HF metal bender for $13.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 25, 2014, 07:58:14 AM
I found some before pictures

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/D4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/D4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/00t0t_5DkPnL9pTXV_600x450.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/00t0t_5DkPnL9pTXV_600x450.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/D5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/D5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 29, 2014, 09:57:55 AM
so last weekend my son had a party and I took the boys out back 4wheelin. I kissed a tree and rearranged my custom passenger side view mirror mount.
I took the opportunity to relocate it slightly rearward for a better view.

this is the drives side.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jeep1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jeep1.jpg.html)


passenger side:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jeep2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jeep2.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jeep3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jeep3.jpg.html)

I got the boss involved in the work:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jeep4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jeep4.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jeep5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jeep5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 29, 2014, 11:32:33 PM
so last Sunday I pulled the beast out of the carport and hosed off the storage grime. today I finally got it on the hoist and got to look underneath it. It really is a solid car with minimal rust. it needs a lot of stuff though. it still has the original shocks on it.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/buick1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/buick1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 05, 2014, 11:36:12 PM
I went on a road trip with my friend down to Virginia to pick up a new to me car. I had been looking for a nice version of this car and couldn't find any that were solid enough to own. so I spent my holiday picking this up.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/roadmasterwagon2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/roadmasterwagon2.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/roadmasterwagon1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/roadmasterwagon1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 06, 2014, 08:45:12 PM
I just spent the weekend picking up my 94 RMW. I drove down to Virginia to pick up a rust free example. I really hate rust.

pretty much blew all my booze and hooker money to buy this so unless I sell some other toys it is going to be nothing but little repairs and upgrades for a while. the only thing "broken" are the rear window struts. I will have the wife glue up the edges of the headliner and the missing clips on the drivers door.

I have to find and unplug the air compressor for the self leveling shocks. the PO had new KYB shocks put on the rear and the lines are just sitting there.

so here is my wagon:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw4.jpg.html)


and here is the money shot. the reason I drove 1800 miles this weekend.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw5.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw6.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw7.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw7.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw8.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw8.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rmw9.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rmw9.jpg.html)





I really only plan to put rims and tires, a CV sway bar, modern head unit, light window tint and maybe a cold air intake on it. it will be one of my summer only cars.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 13, 2014, 09:18:48 PM
so I did some work on my shop, trying to get a work bench on one wall. no pics but I am making progress.

I did need to make a change to the new ride. I had to share the wheels from my LeSabre for the time being.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wagon1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wagon1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/wagon2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/wagon2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 17, 2014, 11:24:48 PM
I picked up a great deal on a useful shop tool. pics when I get my computer back.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 18, 2014, 08:54:38 AM
so this is from the CL add.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/WP_20140526_001.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/WP_20140526_001.jpg.html)

it works and the drum is 3/4 full.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on July 18, 2014, 11:49:27 AM
Nice find Bill -- and I like the station wagon.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 18, 2014, 09:48:15 PM
Nice find Bill -- and I like the station wagon.

where you been I thought maybe you died. :beerdrnk:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on July 18, 2014, 10:17:07 PM
Nice find Bill -- and I like the station wagon.

where you been I thought maybe you died. :beerdrnk:

On the road for the past six weeks doing a project for work. It'll be over at the end of the month, and I'll be able to get back in the garage.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 19, 2014, 11:05:53 AM
Nice find Bill -- and I like the station wagon.

where you been I thought maybe you died. :beerdrnk:

On the road for the past six weeks doing a project for work. It'll be over at the end of the month, and I'll be able to get back in the garage.


 :goodpost: I would be lost 6 weeks away from the shop!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 19, 2014, 11:07:06 AM
I sold the Dakota! yeah!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on July 20, 2014, 03:19:43 PM
I sold the Dakota! yeah!

Congratulations!! -- it looked nice --  :beerdude:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 22, 2014, 08:43:47 AM
I sold the Dakota! yeah!


Congratulations!! -- it looked nice --  :beerdude:


when I got the cash I set aside money for new tires for the wife's car. and I had my eve on an old rust free LeSabre that was not outrageously priced. I negotiated fiercely and brought home a clean car worth fixing up.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/771.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/771.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/772.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/772.jpg.html)



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/773.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/773.jpg.html)


in Michigan you don't find this in a 38 year old car.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/774.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/774.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on July 22, 2014, 11:10:09 PM
Like riding in your living room sofa -- well done! A true survivor --
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 23, 2014, 08:02:43 AM
Like riding in your living room sofa -- well done! A true survivor --

honestly I wish I had a living room sofa as comfortable as the interiors of some of my cars.
I drove the car to work today and was surprised at how well it went down the road. I had it on the hoist yesterday and greased some of the front end. (I need a flex hose on my new pneumatic grease gun) I could not believe how well it rides for what seemed like a loose front end. I didn't have one of the pads on the hoist positioned well so I chose not to do any prying on it.

the only thing bad about the car is I need to remove and re laminate the headliner. I have never done this before and it will be a learning experience.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 23, 2014, 10:35:58 PM
well I am NOT a HAPPY CAMPER! I have my new to me rust free old car on the road one day and I hit a deer on the way home tonight.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 24, 2014, 08:34:56 AM
I live in Michigan; we sit on the vain of salt that provides road salt for the whole Midwest. Every old car rusts here. New cars rust here. Rust rusts here.

I love old Buicks from my 61 skylark up into my LT1 roadmaster wagon. On Sunday I picked up a new to me rust free 77 LeSabre in dire need of wheels and a 455, but otherwise very nice.

I got it registered Tuesday and drove it Wednesday on the way home last night I hit a @$%& deer.  Only someone from the rust belt can understand how much of a tragedy this is to an old car guy.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/771.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/771.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on July 24, 2014, 01:35:49 PM
I'd hate to see what the deer looks like... Sorry to hear that.  Are you planning to fix it at some point?
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 24, 2014, 10:20:38 PM
I'd hate to see what the deer looks like... Sorry to hear that.  Are you planning to fix it at some point?

oh yes, when funds and parts become available.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on July 25, 2014, 01:57:58 PM
I'd hate to see what the deer looks like... Sorry to hear that.  Are you planning to fix it at some point?

oh yes, when funds and parts become available.

Sorry about the accident -- bad luck for sure. That said, these cars are relatively easy to fix and this is not a "showstopper"
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 30, 2014, 10:22:50 PM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/aydAN.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/aydAN.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 31, 2014, 11:13:49 PM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/aydan.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/aydan.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 02, 2014, 10:43:30 PM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lathe2-1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lathe2-1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lathe1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lathe1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on August 03, 2014, 07:27:05 PM
Very handsome and gifted "apprentice" you have there Bill.

Great pics!!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 03, 2014, 09:59:11 PM
Very handsome and gifted "apprentice" you have there Bill.

Great pics!!

Thanks.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 06, 2014, 10:51:33 PM
so the fed ex guy brought me new rear rubber for the wagon.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t1-1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t1-1.jpg.html)

I got a screaming deal with free shipping, just over $200 for 2 huge tires.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t2-1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t2-1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t3-1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t3-1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t4-1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t4-1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t5.jpg.html)

a comparo to the one size larger than stock tires I put on the car.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t6.jpg.html)

one of the two rims I used had this weird ring inside I have never seen on Buick rally wheels before. unfortunately I think they put them on backwards back in the day at Kelsey Hayes or Superior or whom ever the OEM for Buick was. I had to grind them out with a carbide burr to fit on the car. the next wheels will be cut with the plasma BEFORE I mount the tires.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t7.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t7.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t8.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t8.jpg.html)

not a great comparo but it was twilight and I took it at a bad angle.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t9.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 10, 2014, 07:42:06 PM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shop1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shop1.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shop2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shop2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on August 10, 2014, 07:55:31 PM
The pic of your son smiling says it all!

What's going in its place?

Your shop has really come a long way!

Also you look like you have lost more weight- great work!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 10, 2014, 08:29:25 PM
The pic of your son smiling says it all!

What's going in its place?

Your shop has really come a long way!

Also you look like you have lost more weight- great work!


Thanks!

what is going in what place? I don't understand the question.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/conv3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/conv3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on August 10, 2014, 08:35:09 PM
Sorry, it looked like you were pulling the engine, so I was wondering if you were putting a new engine in.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 10, 2014, 08:50:27 PM
Sorry, it looked like you were pulling the engine, so I was wondering if you were putting a new engine in.

no, just trying in vain to fix an exhaust leak.  I will be building a 430 over the winter to put into it next spring though. (hopefully) the plan was to drive it this summer with the 350 while doing the minor body work. that didn't happen. I am still hoping to take it to dream cruise but if that don't happen I will take the wagon.

I did some work on the shop recently. very close to being able to put a work bench in.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on August 10, 2014, 09:19:45 PM
The pic of your son smiling says it all!

Your shop has really come a long way!

Also you look like you have lost more weight- great work!


+1 -- good going Bill !!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 19, 2014, 04:33:25 PM
In my earlier years I ate a lot of hot foods of all types.

This has got to be the hottest thing I have ever put in my mouth OMF'in G.
If you want to get into a pissing match with your buddy as to who is the biggest bad ass get a jar of this and see who can eat the most.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/Renfro_Salsa.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/Renfro_Salsa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on August 19, 2014, 05:52:33 PM
It hurts just looking at the jar!!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 01, 2014, 05:43:12 AM
I am doing my public service message here. please remember common safety when working on our toys be it ford dodge or GM.
I was in ER all night and some of the morning due to a friends car slipping off the jack stands and partiality crushing my side. they say God looks out for fools and drunks, and I have to say it was true. I should not have had any part of my body under the car while he was repositioning it. thank God for his watching over me. fortunately no broken bones but multiple contusions and abrasions. it felt like my ribs separated from my sternum. despite two Vicodin I still cant get to sleep.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on September 01, 2014, 01:45:08 PM
That's a great reminder, Bill.  I will be under a car working today and this is sobering.

I am glad you weren't more seriously hurt and hope you're out of pain soon.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on September 01, 2014, 06:31:41 PM
Thank God -- glad you're OK! --- a good lesson for all of us. Hope you feel better soon.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 04, 2014, 07:41:57 AM
In consideration of what could have happened. I have recovered very well. still sore, arm is still week but I have all my range of motion back and am not in constant pain I thought this was going to be much worse.
 :clapbouncie:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 10, 2014, 10:23:28 PM
455 cubic inches of torquey big block followed me home yesterday.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/buick455.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/buick455.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on September 12, 2014, 07:54:20 PM
That's a monster!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 03, 2014, 11:18:46 PM
started changing some tires today. I am going to get about 10-12    15" wheels and tires mounted and then try and find someplace to balance them for me.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 23, 2014, 08:43:06 PM
Aydan the welder is going to blow away the classmates toilet paper roll insects

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/aydanthewelder.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/aydanthewelder.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/insect.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/insect.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on October 24, 2014, 10:22:23 AM
That's freakin' cool! -- did he use the MIG or did you let him stick weld it. Either way, the kid is light years ahead of the other kids with this project.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 24, 2014, 11:11:45 PM
That's freakin' cool! -- did he use the MIG or did you let him stick weld it. Either way, the kid is light years ahead of the other kids with this project.

MIG, I don't stick weld anything. he actually got the hang of proper little tacks on the thin perforated material of the wings. he did about 80% of the wings but only about 15% of the rest.

I am going to have him run pads of beads to get practice.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 20, 2014, 12:10:35 PM
long story short both of the family's MAIN cars have major trans issues. the wife's 09 Saturn has what I have found out is a common trans failure or the 3/5 wave plate. it will not move in reverse and has major slippage in any gear above 2nd. My 05 Toyota has issues with the 3rd gear syncro rings and now 3rd gear itself. it is still drivable but I am probably causing more harm by doing so.
I will not drive the old rust free cars in the winter. I cannot afford to drive my one ton truck @ 11 miles to the gallon.
we picked up a 2000 Honda civic this weekend and it will be a good winter car. we are working on getting the wife's old odyssey back on the road. we had parked it for o2 sensor drivability issues and tried to revive it last winter. from lack of use the AC compressor froze up.
we bought a parts van for cheap and finally got around to switching the compressor but now we may have tensioner issues. I am hoping to have them resolved so we can stop driving the Toyota till I can fix it.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 30, 2014, 06:58:14 PM
so this is the culmination of an AWESOME thanksgiving weekend for me.

it may look like a pile of batteries to you, and the astute among you may see I am short several tenders, but this means that I have ALL the vehicles I do not drive in the winter put away. I have never gotten this accomplished before.



some vehicles are tucked away under covers, all have there batteries removed and I can keep them maintained.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/batteries.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/batteries.jpg.html)


and the second photo show my shop in a rare state of cleanliness. for a while now the best gifts my family can give me for my birthday is to help me find the shop floor. it is also an awesome fathers day gift that doesn't cost any money that we don't have. to get all this done means that we got a lot of all the other crap done that we have to do before winter really hits.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shop.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shop.jpg.html)


I love my family and when they help me achieve something like this it is truly amazing.

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on November 30, 2014, 09:14:13 PM
The shop is really looking nice Bill!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 01, 2014, 08:57:35 AM
The shop is really looking nice Bill!

THANKS!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on December 01, 2014, 10:28:13 AM
Like the old saying "slowly but surely" -- looking good!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 08, 2014, 09:22:48 AM
so this year my Christmas gift to my lovely wife is going to be a headboard for the bed I built this summer.
 I planed and sanded it out to 80 grit but will have to take it to 320.
 I created myself extra work but I put some clear over part of it to see what the grain will look like.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/walnut.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/walnut.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/walnut2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/walnut2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 13, 2014, 11:13:30 AM
making progress

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1040287.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1040287.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 17, 2014, 06:44:27 PM


I was really disappointed with the lacquer I finished it with but for now its done.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/headboard.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/headboard.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 21, 2014, 07:12:17 PM
so I picked up another Honda Odyssey yesterday.
I could not turn a running driving Odyssey down for $150 and some trade items.
Trade items were a .22 and a 40" top box. I put a trade value of $500 on them but in reality I would get $350-$375 for them at best.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/honda1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/honda1.jpg.html)

I plan on fixing a few things with stuff from my parts van and I will either broom it for a profit or have another reliable beater.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/honda2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/honda2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 23, 2014, 07:17:55 AM
Life is a gift, all you really have to do is show up. We don’t have money to spend on gifts but this gift took but time. Time to show up and be there. Time to learn what software to use, time to learn the software and time to put it all together.


Life is very short and time spent with loved ones is a gift worth more than money. Spend it wisely.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSr0-xfyClo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSr0-xfyClo)

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on December 23, 2014, 12:38:45 PM
Cool Bill! -- well done, and a beautiful sentiment.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

GF
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 23, 2014, 02:28:49 PM
Cool Bill! -- well done, and a beautiful sentiment.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

GF

right back at you! Merry Christmas to you as well!
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on December 23, 2014, 07:11:51 PM
Thanks for sharing, Bill.  My boys are now 5 and 3 time for me to do the same with their pics.

Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on December 24, 2014, 10:49:34 AM
Thanks for sharing, Bill.  My boys are now 5 and 3 time for me to do the same with their pics.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas you and all....
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: Uncle Buck on January 03, 2015, 12:29:04 AM
Fascinating thread, I totally enjoyed it and I loved seeing all of your projects! Well done on the weight loss too! BRAVO!  :beerdude:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 06, 2015, 05:54:05 PM
Fascinating thread, I totally enjoyed it and I loved seeing all of your projects! Well done on the weight loss too! BRAVO!  :beerdude:

thank you!
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 26, 2015, 08:38:49 AM
So this morning I am working on designing packaging for a Hyundai 4 cyl engine block. I have no 3D model of the block but I have the block so I have to rough out a 3D image to work with. While creating a 3D model I notice something I have never encountered in an engine before, it is a highly desaxe design, and so I had to learn what this is and why engineers are now using it.


So the topic is desaxe engines, discuss amongst yourselves.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 26, 2015, 08:42:06 AM
You got me! No idea -- Although I'm sure somebody screwed up something.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 26, 2015, 10:33:15 AM
You got me! No idea -- Although I'm sure somebody screwed up something.


no screw up:
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Desaxe?lang=en (http://www.ask.com/wiki/Desaxe?lang=en)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 26, 2015, 11:49:21 AM
Cool -- wonder if it will sell.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 26, 2015, 02:00:29 PM
apparently more of the NON USA labeled cars use the technology.

IMO not really such thing as an American car anymore, but what used to be called the big three are still not pushing the envelope very hard. 
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on January 31, 2015, 03:38:21 PM
I feel like a total failure. My son and I built two pinewood derby cars. an all out race car and a beater car. on test night the race car "blue" was consistently a car length or more faster than the black one. I had him put the race car away and play with the black one.

with the black one he beat everything that night. not even close. yet when race day came the cars he was beating hands down were magically faster than his. I do not understand how this happened. He was highly disappointed as was I


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pwd3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pwd3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on February 01, 2015, 12:29:49 AM
I doesn't matter -- the fact that you spent time together will remain with him well into adulthood.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 01, 2015, 10:55:53 PM
I doesn't matter -- the fact that you spent time together will remain with him well into adulthood.

that is what everyone is telling me. and it may be true but the shear disappointment in his heart was so humiliating for me.

there was a lot of tips online for building a fast derby car and I used them all and we made it look good.
the winning car was not built at all by the child, and I assume it was bought from one of the many company's that offer maximized components.
I cannot compete against that and that doesn't bother me much. I am highly suspect of the ones that he was beating hands down on test night. the only thing I can think of is that they used a non legal lube.

I just hate to see my son disappointed at something.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on February 02, 2015, 10:44:42 AM
A lesson in disappointment isn't necessarily a bad thing. Being a good loser is often a much better character building trait than being in the winner's circle. Taking disappointment in stride and channeling it to "shake off" the loss while continuing to strive for a better outcome is a trait that is lost on a lot of kids these days.

Go get 'em next time!  --  :clapbouncie:
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 02, 2015, 02:16:01 PM
A lesson in disappointment isn't necessarily a bad thing. Being a good loser is often a much better character building trait than being in the winner's circle. Taking disappointment in stride and channeling it to "shake off" the loss while continuing to strive for a better outcome is a trait that is lost on a lot of kids these days.

Go get 'em next time!  --  :clapbouncie:

I do agree, unfortunately neither of us took it well despite the urging of my wife. I could not fake grace at the time, all I could do was apologize.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on February 07, 2015, 06:07:29 PM
so 16 years ago I started building my house. I am finally getting around to building the kitchen cabinets. hopefully tomorrow this will have a coat of finish on it and be on the wall.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/CUPBOARD.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/CUPBOARD.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on February 07, 2015, 08:20:00 PM
Not bad -- what kind of wood are you using Bill?
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Post by: fflintstone on February 08, 2015, 01:08:57 AM
Not bad -- what kind of wood are you using Bill?

a variety. the plywood is both birch and maple. the vertical pieces a garando, the horizontal pieces are black walnut and black locust.
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Post by: fflintstone on February 08, 2015, 07:51:24 PM
finally, after starting my home 16 years ago I have a cupboard on the wall.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/CUPBOARD2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/CUPBOARD2.jpg.html)

 :lol3:
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Post by: fflintstone on February 10, 2015, 08:36:36 AM
So long story short. The wife wants to have chickens this year. She just wants eggs but I want meat. Regardless you need to feed and water the chickens. There are special watering nipples that are for chickens. I won an Ebay auction on a bulk amount. They were a 1/3 the price of an online retailer. I have more than I need and was wondering what local retail was so I can try to make money selling the surplus on CL. I searched TSC and found out they go for 5 times what I paid for them. I minimized the window and got back to work.

When I got back to using the internet I found it very funny that tractor supply added “enjoy” to my search.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/chickennipples.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/chickennipples.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on February 10, 2015, 05:04:21 PM
Quit searching for "porn" -- you'll go blind! -- LOL
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Post by: fflintstone on February 23, 2015, 06:38:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0SntYW3i0s&feature=share (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0SntYW3i0s&feature=share)
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Post by: fflintstone on March 14, 2015, 01:07:04 AM
So I have yet to find my photo album with most of the cars of my youth but I found a few loose pics. not in any particular order.

66 Chevelle 350 stick shift:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hr3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hr3.jpg.html)

73 Camaro 350 stick shift:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hr5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hr5.jpg.html)

73 Caprice 454 automatic:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hr2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hr2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hr1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hr1.jpg.html)


70 Baja, first car I painted:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hr6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hr6.jpg.html)

75 Pontiac Ventura sprint  350 automatic:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hr4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hr4.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on March 14, 2015, 01:11:52 AM
and this one too but it was from just after wife 1.0 but still before the age of digital photos

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hr7.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hr7.jpg.html)
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Post by: rusty on March 15, 2015, 01:24:22 PM
I really like the tiger stripe.
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Post by: fflintstone on March 27, 2015, 08:17:03 AM
AAHHHGGG!! what not to do with an old jeep.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/aghhhh_n.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/aghhhh_n.jpg.html)
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Post by: rusty on March 28, 2015, 06:21:07 PM
Eeeeeeek
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Post by: fflintstone on April 01, 2015, 10:20:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgbOouxXYXM#t=11 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgbOouxXYXM#t=11)
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Post by: fflintstone on April 14, 2015, 08:07:13 AM
A don’t know whether to cry or throw up.

I had heard my boss tell me about some of the old cars stored in the building right next to where I work.
 Just now I was getting ice for iced coffee (in another building) and I looked north and saw what turned out to be a mustang funny car body. Then I saw the barn door was open……

Inside was AAARRRGGHHH! Only one car under a cover, a nice 61-2 corvette. Along with a dozen decent cars from the 20s up thru the 50’s was a crappy late 70’s vette, a 300zx, a 65 vette rolling chassis. A 67-9 firebird convertible. Then behind it in a row were not one but two 54-6 corvettes and an E-type convertible with a hole in the hood and a tri-power ford under the hood. Everything was covered in bird crap.

I had seen some of the old outside storage cars and wanted to wander the fields. I had always wondered what was in the barn less than 150 feet from where I have been sitting for the last 2 ½ years.

I took a few pics with the work camera but I was told in no uncertain terms to not put pics on the internet. I am poor was unemployed for 3.5 years so I am nor putting them up sorry.
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Post by: fflintstone on May 03, 2015, 10:54:49 PM
So most of my free time has been taken up with my son doing lacrosse. I did work on the Roadmaster a little bit Friday. I took off the hitch to convert it from a 1 1/4 receiver to a two inch. I also wanted to install the stainless exhaust tips. well they looked great from underneath while on the hoist but not so good on the ground. I will have to redo them. I just wish I would have lowered the car before I burned them in. at least when I pass someone now they will know the car has dual exhaust...

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/badass1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/badass1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/badass2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/badass2.jpg.html)



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/tips.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/tips.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on May 04, 2015, 01:28:14 PM
That thing is a classic "tank" -- love the old US station wagons, and wish they'd make a comeback.
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Post by: fflintstone on May 04, 2015, 02:57:17 PM
That thing is a classic "tank" -- love the old US station wagons, and wish they'd make a comeback.

The classic wagon was usurped by the minivan. And to a lesser extent the SUV the closest to a comeback is the CUV's that are coming out now. Smaller car based utility vehicles they are the modern equivalent.
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Post by: fflintstone on May 17, 2015, 08:36:06 PM
So I had an unpleasant end to a decent day taking my son to his lacrosse tournament.

I had a blowout at freeway speeds on US131. did a number on the bottom of my fender and the rocker panel.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/blowout1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/blowout1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/blowout2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/blowout2.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on May 17, 2015, 09:38:31 PM
Puncture? or did the tire just blow due to age --

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Post by: fflintstone on May 17, 2015, 10:32:34 PM
In retrospect I could feel the ply's start to go. I had a blowout/tread separation on the 77 LeSabre I bought while I was driving it home the day I purchased it. it felt the same way before it let go too.

I am really worried about the tires on my jeep due to age and I am now even more paranoid.
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Post by: goodfellow on May 18, 2015, 02:39:01 PM
Yup -- tire belt and ply compounds tend to separate after a few years; especially if they they sat in the same compressed position during storage. Happens quite frequently -- good luck with the fix.

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Post by: fflintstone on May 29, 2015, 07:22:25 AM
so for $164 I could have avoided all the hassle and the still slightly dinged up fender on the car. 2 new p235-75/15 tires are now on the front of the wagon and she was silky smooth up to triple digits. 
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Post by: fflintstone on June 02, 2015, 07:25:05 AM
so I guess the army has issued a new camo pattern. I am NOT repainting my jeep. 
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Post by: fflintstone on June 11, 2015, 08:26:38 PM
finally! I now have tires that I don't have to worry about dry rot.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/333.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/333.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/331.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/331.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/332.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/332.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on June 13, 2015, 09:45:53 PM
Thanks to a ton of help from my BFF ​ I now have new stainless brake lines, a new steering stabilizer, and I finally modified my steering arm by sleeving it with some schedule 80 pipe and plug welding it.
my jeep is safe to drive again.

Unfortunately my buddy had to leave and we got to spend far too little time together

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/j1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/j1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/j2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/j2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/j3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/j3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/j4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/j4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/j5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/j5.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/j6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/j6.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on June 17, 2015, 09:57:14 PM
My son really likes the half doors and so do I. now I am going to have to paint them.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/half.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/half.jpg.html)

this is my brand new $50 spare:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/spare.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/spare.jpg.html)

and the 5th rim came today from summit. one of the 5 they sent was buggered up.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/spare.2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/spare.2.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on June 21, 2015, 12:53:15 AM
For the past few years my wife has been giving me the most awesome fathers day gift. she spends all day in my shop helping me clean it!!! :2thumbsup:

well it has morphed in to the weekend and for my birthday as well. this year I did a fair amount of prep work before hand but I have been balls to the wall working on it since about 4:00 on Friday.
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Post by: goodfellow on June 21, 2015, 09:47:56 AM
Great job! and kudos to the wife for lending a hand. That's one job my wife wouldn't do --
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Post by: fflintstone on June 21, 2015, 11:21:36 PM
so here are the before and after pics.

I didn't get as far as I wanted but we still made outstanding progress.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060250.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060250.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060254.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060254.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060251.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060251.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060253.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060253.jpg.html)


these are the after pics: amazing what paint will do to the walls.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060293.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060293.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060296.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060296.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060298.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060298.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060295.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060295.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/P1060299.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/P1060299.jpg.html)

the big thing is all the file cabinets, and kitchen base cabinets and counter tops were not there Friday.
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Post by: fflintstone on June 25, 2015, 11:31:06 PM
making progress, I finally got my neon up but the transformers are shot now.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shop3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shop3.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on June 29, 2015, 10:06:11 PM
so a few years back I bought a 12" Rockwell table saw for uber cheap. it had a crappy cord on it. it still worked and I hate to admit I used it occasionally. finally I got around to putting a new cord on it. I also put a push button switch. the old cord is looped up for comparison. I also fixed the mounting for the motor and moved some pulleys for better alignment.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/saw.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/saw.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on July 03, 2015, 10:04:38 PM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shopjy3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shopjy3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shopjy4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shopjy4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shopjy1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shopjy1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shopjy2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shopjy2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shopjy5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shopjy5.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shopjy6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shopjy6.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on July 04, 2015, 09:56:07 AM
Looking good Bill! -- I'm envious of all the space you have
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Post by: fflintstone on July 09, 2015, 10:24:46 PM
My son thinks the jeep looks much tougher with the tow bar installed.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/towbar1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/towbar1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/towbar2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/towbar2.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on July 09, 2015, 10:42:47 PM
It does look more "industrial" -- I like it!
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Post by: fflintstone on July 11, 2015, 10:43:55 PM
I lost one of the lift shackles holding the tow bar on. scoured the road when I heard it fall off. found the pin but not the ring.
picked a new one up today for $13.
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Post by: fflintstone on July 12, 2015, 09:33:26 PM
I picked up another Bantam jeep trailer. this one is a military one.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/bantam.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/bantam.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on July 16, 2015, 09:29:06 PM
On the way to my moms to pick up the trailer we went to a tractor show.
 I an I found an old dogbone wrench I could not say no to.
I actually find these handy when doing oil changes as I have so many different vehicles I can never remember what size they are. unfortunately most of them are metric these days.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/dogbone.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/dogbone.jpg.html)

we drove home taking back roads and had no issues with the trailer.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jeeptrailer1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jeeptrailer1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jeeptrailer2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jeeptrailer2.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on July 21, 2015, 11:22:52 PM
been toying with the idea of adding a hitch to the back of a trailer and going tandem.



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/tandem.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/tandem.jpg.html)



any opinions???
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Post by: goodfellow on July 22, 2015, 09:39:32 AM
For slow moving work that would be an option, but I suspect that anything over 20mph will make your tail wag.
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Post by: fflintstone on August 01, 2015, 10:49:20 AM
I am not looking forward to the midnight run home tonight and work on Monday.
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Post by: fflintstone on August 12, 2015, 08:52:04 AM
I don't know why but I really love this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtV_nQKhkdY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtV_nQKhkdY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtV_nQKhkdY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtV_nQKhkdY)
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Post by: fflintstone on August 16, 2015, 03:31:01 PM

I have to admit, after a while at dream cruise a nice GM A body, tri five Chevy or mustang just seam really blasé.

The only thing that really stand out are the less plentiful cars.

When is the last time you saw a  CanAM at a car show... let alone 4 of them?

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/canam.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/canam.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on August 16, 2015, 03:48:31 PM
They were unique designs -- even in the late 1970's, when smog restrictions killed horsepower. Still, the LeMans Can Am package was a standout.
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Post by: fflintstone on August 18, 2015, 09:04:53 AM
saw this on facebook. good watch.

http://theshrug.com/a-very-old-wrench-goes-in-the-fire-what-comes-out-should-be-in-every-mans-garage/ (http://theshrug.com/a-very-old-wrench-goes-in-the-fire-what-comes-out-should-be-in-every-mans-garage/)
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Post by: fflintstone on August 21, 2015, 10:08:04 AM
So despite at least 4,000 people taking photos of my jeep during Woodward dream cruise this year, I have yet to see an image of my jeep that someone else posted anywhere. But I did find out that apparently after several years someone else with a huge budget finally copied my idea and did a full concept vehicle on my theme. I don’t know whether to be flattered or slightly jealous at their budget could come up with. 

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/368.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/368.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on September 04, 2015, 10:38:03 AM
So I entered a little Podunk car show right near my house.  Placed around 10th out of 50ish vehicles which honestly is really good for a jeep at a car show.

Now that I have good tires, I am going to go to jeep creep again this year. When I went two years ago they want you to decorate your jeep with a Halloween theme. Not sure what to do what to do on that front short of mounting a gun turret and calling it the grim reaper.

Any suggestions as to a way to decorate the rig? I do own a scythe so I could be the grim reaper.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/11892067_10204672774802245_7457907488680534861_n.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/11892067_10204672774802245_7457907488680534861_n.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on September 21, 2015, 07:36:22 PM
I was sent home from work after 4 hours because our server was down. I will have to make up the time. every other place I have ever worked at would have paid me a full day.
Anyways I got a lot of little things done in and around the shop. I got a screaming deal on a REAL bantam military jeep trailer a couple months back. unfortunately bubba did some welding and cobbled up a ball coupler to the original ring. I am going to go with a original pintle hitch so bubbas artwork has to go. and unlike most bubba jobs the guy did a full 360 weld on both the inside and the outside. :(
my plasma cutter got a workout and I was unable to surgically remove the dross as I was starting to hit the duty cycle of the cutter but man it looks so much better already.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/bubba1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/bubba1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/bubba2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/bubba2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/bubba3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/bubba3.jpg.html)

I will finish blowing the dross of tomorrow than dress it with a grinder.
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Post by: rusty on September 21, 2015, 09:55:02 PM
Wow! Bubba did a real nice job there. He only deserves to be horse whipped. Not the drawn and quartered i usually call for.
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Post by: sk farmer on October 11, 2015, 04:26:32 PM
sorry bud. i have to lock this thing down for temporary. spammers hammered the site hard and i don't want to axe anything here by accident.

my apology for any inconvenience.
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Post by: sk farmer on October 11, 2015, 04:47:02 PM
it went better than i thought. 3 spammers got on the site and really fouled things up. i managed to clear 2 of them out with all of their topics and posts with a just a few clicks.  :puterevil:

i screwed up on one and had to manually clear out at least 8 pages of crap :gun:

i think all is well with no damage fortunately :beerdude:
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Post by: goodfellow on October 11, 2015, 05:21:14 PM
Well done SK -- I'll keep a vigil on it this evening.

GF
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Post by: fflintstone on October 11, 2015, 08:36:09 PM
thanks. I only saw a page and a half before I reported it.

I got no pics of much of anything I did recently.
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Post by: fflintstone on October 14, 2015, 09:32:06 PM
Sometimes God smiles on me when I have to do a repair.
a while ago I noticed two of the bolts holding the backhoe mounting on my tractor were broken and just laying in there. I took them out and before I could even take the backhoe off a stud broke. after removing the backhoe it was obvious I had some repairs to do.  I finally got around to taking the plates off and  the two bolts were sheared off flush the stud however was broken about 3/16 of an inch in.  :mob2:

 I welded nuts on to the two broken bolts and they came out with little difficulty. the stud however I had to build up little beads in the center slowly then weld a nut on. the first broke off but #2 held and I got the stud out.
now I have to make a run to Midwest fastener for some grade 8 M12 and M14 bolts.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/BOLTS.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/BOLTS.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on October 15, 2015, 09:31:38 PM
Good job! -- looks great, and good luck with the fix.
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Post by: fflintstone on October 17, 2015, 12:22:06 PM
so $15 and change later I now have a date with the tractor and backhoe mount today. it is a weldment out of 1/4 plate steel, and 2 pieces of 1" plate. still probably easier than mounting the backhoe on the tractor. that is a royal pain in the rear. it has taken me anywhere from 15 minutes to 2+ hours and almost always involves copious amounts of expletives.

 (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/bolt.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/bolt.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on October 20, 2015, 08:57:47 PM
I am trying to get the hardtop painted before jeepcreep this weekend:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hardtop1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hardtop1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hardtop2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hardtop2.jpg.html)

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Post by: fflintstone on October 21, 2015, 10:40:25 AM
I no longer have any olive drab paint but it will get a third color today then on the jeep tomorrow. it will just have to fly with 3 colors for now.
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Post by: goodfellow on October 22, 2015, 10:41:26 AM
That is a LOT of masking and cutting -- well done Bill!
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Post by: fflintstone on October 22, 2015, 10:11:36 PM
last nights work.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hardtop3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hardtop3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hardtop4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hardtop4.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on October 24, 2015, 08:28:10 PM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jc2015a%20web.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jc2015a%20web.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/jc2015b.web.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/jc2015b.web.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on October 31, 2015, 12:00:36 PM
The surgeon got a new scalpel last night.
When he got home he HAD to remove the reflectors and the water bottle mount before he rode it.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/aydan.bike.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/aydan.bike.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on November 03, 2015, 08:01:49 PM
got a new vintage receiver for the shop. very close to what I had bought new in 1980.
 (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/marantz.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/marantz.jpg.html)
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Post by: rusty on November 04, 2015, 09:31:44 AM
Very nice receiver. How did the jeep place at the show?
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Post by: fflintstone on November 04, 2015, 08:52:10 PM
it wasn't a judged show.
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Post by: fflintstone on November 28, 2015, 09:06:04 AM
so for the past few years Fathers day and my birthday weekend my family helps me out in the shop and I get to find the floor we made huge strides on fathers day and this holiday weekend I was hoping to actually "finish" . another thing I try to do when I can is mountain bike on or near my birthday. my son had a half day on Wednesday and we went about 30 minutes into I took an awful spill. the end result was a trip to the ER away from my home with hundreds of X-rays.  I have been incapacitated and in various levels of pain ever since. . last night I was in excruciating pain and my foot has swollen.  we are going to go to out ER and probably get a scan. so my dream of a clean shop is crushed along with my foot.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/er1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/er1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/er2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/er2.jpg.html)
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Post by: sk farmer on November 28, 2015, 04:31:53 PM
that sucks. hope you get healed up quick. i hate being laid up injured.
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Post by: goodfellow on November 28, 2015, 08:39:52 PM
Get well soon Bill -- wishing you and yours all the best!
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Post by: fflintstone on November 29, 2015, 12:24:18 AM
I went to the ER again today, didn't get a scan but got a shot of toridal (I can not take oral nsiads) and it really helped. I also got a much better air cast. I was hoping for some serious narcotics but no joy. I really wanted to get some stuff done this weekend and it sucks to be sidelined. I guess it could have been much worse though
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Post by: brockstar on December 01, 2015, 12:19:10 PM
Hope you get better soon!
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Post by: fflintstone on December 02, 2015, 01:32:25 PM
Hope you get better soon!

better today than yesterday no narcotics since Monday. some pain but still taking it easy.
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Post by: fflintstone on December 11, 2015, 12:25:49 PM
So I will soon become that person I despise being. I will be the guy in front of you buying better food than you and using an EBT bridge card to do it. I was laid off today.  One feels a sense of uselessness when this happens. It was never a problem till 911. Now for an older person getting a new job is hard. 
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Post by: brockstar on December 11, 2015, 02:51:03 PM
Sorry to hear that, Bill.  I remember how hard you worked getting this job.  Hopefully the job market is better now than in the recession.  I'll add this to my prayer list.
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Post by: goodfellow on December 12, 2015, 09:08:34 PM
Good luck Bill -- getting laid off before Christmas is the worst a company can do to an employee. My sincere condolences, and prayers for a quick rebound.
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Post by: fflintstone on December 16, 2015, 11:05:45 PM
Thanks! :thankyou:
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Post by: fflintstone on January 02, 2016, 08:07:02 PM
my lovely wife spent some time today and helped me find the floor in the shop I am really starting to get to the point where everything will have a place.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shop4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shop4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shop5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shop5.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/shop1_1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/shop1_1.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on January 11, 2016, 04:27:45 PM
a couple of toolbox memes from facebook.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/toolbox.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/toolbox.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/snapon.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/snapon.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on January 11, 2016, 05:27:23 PM
Yup -- that's a lot of tuition in "them thar" drawers -- I'm in awe.
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Post by: fflintstone on January 11, 2016, 06:49:11 PM
This is my sons second pinewood derby and I am using this to help teach him bodywork skills. A lot of shaping, sanding, filling, sanding filling sanding, painting and more sanding. Most of the color coat will be sanded off but I thought it would be more fun to use the finish color as a guide coat.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pinewood.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pinewood.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw6.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw9.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw9.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw10.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw10.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on January 11, 2016, 08:17:25 PM
Great work -- nice looking AC body. Looks like a Cobra.
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Post by: fflintstone on January 18, 2016, 08:00:51 PM
race day is Thursday and we still have a lot to do.

my son sanded and polished the wheels today

we added the hood scoop, shortened the nose and widened the grille area

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw12.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw12.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw14.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw14.jpg.html)

we had to hog out a lot underneath to get it down to weight.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw13.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw13.jpg.html)
 
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Post by: goodfellow on January 18, 2016, 09:43:00 PM
Cover those cavities so it won't build up a pressure area underneath -- you want smooth air underneath.
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Post by: fflintstone on January 21, 2016, 11:42:11 PM
So tonight was race night. We didn’t plan on building a fast car. But we finished in the middle of the pack speed wise. But 1st place in appearance and most realistic car work, it was what we were going for. Everyone loved the car.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw22.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw22.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw23.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw23.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on January 22, 2016, 02:00:57 PM
Great looking car --- and a handsome looking proud young owner. Well done guys!!
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Post by: fflintstone on February 10, 2016, 02:23:45 PM
I went on a second interview for the direct competitor of the company I used to work for. I am more confused than ever.
2 interviews and 2 separate hour + long "personality profile" type tests and I really don't know WTF they are looking for.

I bought a new entry door for the shop and am painting it now. should be able to install it on a future warm day.

Today 1,500 Kreg screws were delivered so now I can get started on my kitchen base cabinets.
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on February 10, 2016, 07:38:12 PM
Interviews are a good thing!  Good luck!
Congrats to you and your son on the car!  Those are lifetime memories.
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Post by: rusty on February 11, 2016, 02:19:11 AM
If you ever figure out what they are looking for it will qualify you to be a pointy haired boss.
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Post by: fflintstone on February 19, 2016, 10:34:11 AM
I received a tentative job offer via phone on Tuesday, and took their physical and drug test yesterday.

I finally got around to painting flames on the new shop door and had bad solvent reactions with the base coat. after fixing that I was able to paint some awesome old school flames on the door. Unfortunately the lack of adhesion to the factory primed paint showed up again when I went to remove the masking. it is rather frustrating and I am thinking about just installing the door as is, to be a constant reminder of proper surface prep. 
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Post by: goodfellow on February 19, 2016, 12:29:16 PM
Congrats on the tentative job offer Bill -- hope it turns out to be the "golden ticket" for you.
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Post by: fflintstone on February 19, 2016, 05:53:44 PM
Congrats on the tentative job offer Bill -- hope it turns out to be the "golden ticket" for you.

It is the same $ per hour but the benefits cost more and are worse, pretty much a step down.
I did send my resume to TWO different out of state companies I would like to work for maybe they will get ahold of me.
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Post by: fflintstone on February 19, 2016, 05:55:55 PM
I received a tentative job offer via phone on Tuesday, and took their physical and drug test yesterday.

I finally got around to painting flames on the new shop door and had bad solvent reactions with the base coat. after fixing that I was able to paint some awesome old school flames on the door. Unfortunately the lack of adhesion to the factory primed paint showed up again when I went to remove the masking. it is rather frustrating and I am thinking about just installing the door as is, to be a constant reminder of proper surface prep.


I went out there and hit it with an artist brush, it will look OK from 10 feet away. I just couldn't leave it the way it was.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/door.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/door.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on February 19, 2016, 06:19:44 PM
very nice flames Bill. It looks great -- just go with it as is, and better luck next time with the prep. I've been in your shoes a few times; chalk it up as a learning experience. Good luck!
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on February 19, 2016, 08:01:09 PM
The flames look good!  Glad to hear about the job offer.
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Post by: fflintstone on February 22, 2016, 07:27:06 PM
Today I made Aydan a shelf for some of his Hotwheels cars. I used some Baltic birch I salvaged from a free piece of preschool furniture.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/hotwheelsshelf.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/hotwheelsshelf.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on February 23, 2016, 11:27:36 AM
I need one of those for my train collection -- did you brad nail and glue it, or just brads?

Well done!
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on February 23, 2016, 07:48:21 PM
Looks like he's gonna be asking for more cars!
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Post by: fflintstone on February 29, 2016, 02:14:59 PM
Looks like he's gonna be asking for more cars!

These were just the loose ones sitting around. wait till he puts the ones that are "properly stored" up
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Post by: fflintstone on February 29, 2016, 02:16:04 PM
close up.
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Post by: fflintstone on March 03, 2016, 12:34:48 AM
I need one of those for my train collection -- did you brad nail and glue it, or just brads?

Well done!

I glue most everything. (2) 16GA finish nails in each end, then the back is 1/8" Baltic birch, glued then narrow crown staples to the sides and one in the center of each shelve.

My narrow crown stapler will shoot brads but I have never used a brad in my life. I have a porter cable 16GA finish nailer and it works awesome.
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on March 03, 2016, 03:30:53 PM
Fun project!  Staples are great for cabinet backs. 
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Post by: fflintstone on March 04, 2016, 09:44:56 AM
So Harbor freight finally ran a $399 coupon on this so I have a new top box. its heavy and not fully located but it is at least out of the box and off the floor.
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Post by: goodfellow on March 07, 2016, 11:20:56 AM
Very nice -- and they are excellent boxes.
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Post by: fflintstone on March 07, 2016, 10:38:42 PM
This weekend we put up all the cars worth displaying, at least the ones we could find. We have over a dozen the are destined to target practice. It looks like we have room for a few dozen more.
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Post by: fflintstone on March 08, 2016, 08:12:57 PM
Well finally after 2 months of BS they want me to start. so I am off to a new job on Thursday.
Friday they called me and basically I failed the physical.
They are going to rewrite the job description so I don't have to lift any heavy weights.
 
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Post by: brockstar on March 08, 2016, 11:47:02 PM
Good luck on the new job, Bill!
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Post by: fflintstone on March 16, 2016, 12:14:38 PM
FWIW things are settling down at the new job. I had one trial day last week and I was not happy when I left here. It will take some getting used to though. I am not as resilient as I was in my youth.
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Post by: fflintstone on March 24, 2016, 10:43:48 PM
made a little progress on the kitchen pantry

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/cab.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/cab.jpg.html)
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on March 25, 2016, 08:00:52 PM
Looking good! Are you using birch or maple plywood?
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Post by: fflintstone on March 25, 2016, 08:43:02 PM
Looking good! Are you using birch or maple plywood?

Baltic birch plywood.
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Post by: goodfellow on March 26, 2016, 09:19:21 AM
Very nice work -- that will be very good storage.
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Post by: fflintstone on March 30, 2016, 10:49:51 PM
my son and I moved the new toolbox and started moving stuff into it. the top of the box is pretty much eye level. and I am putting heavy and long stuff in the very top.
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Post by: fflintstone on April 02, 2016, 09:42:32 AM
Back in the day I had a Buick GS convertible that was my toy car. my goal was to always have it out of storage and on the road by April 1st. I put the battery in the wagon and started driving it this week. I still have what I think is a blend door issue with the defrost, but I live with it.

Today I get this crap.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/april%20fools.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/april%20fools.jpg.html)



And while getting online its now a freekin blizzard out there.


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/april%20fools%202.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/april%20fools%202.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on April 16, 2016, 09:02:02 PM



In 1964 my dad bought a brand new corvette convertible 327CID 365 HP and a 4 speed manual gear box. I was 3 years old.


 Today April 16 2016 my son is 10 the corvette is 17 years old and nowhere near new, but it is a convertible, 6 speed and it has a 345HP LS1 engine.


 I am a very happy man today.




 



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/corvette.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/corvette.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on April 17, 2016, 09:56:05 AM
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/the%20corvette%20meme.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/the%20corvette%20meme.jpg.html)
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on April 18, 2016, 11:15:31 PM
Congrats!!! Had you been looking for one?

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

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Post by: fflintstone on April 19, 2016, 09:39:30 PM
Congrats!!! Had you been looking for one?

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk

I had wanted a second gen corvette my entire life, they have been getting exponentially out of reach. The C5 is at the bottom of its depreciation cycle and offer a real good performance bang for the buck.
I had decided I wanted one last year and the money came together when I was let go from my job and had to take all my vacation pay. Once I got back to work I felt I could spend my money. I had to buy a higher mileage driver quality car, but I feel I got a good deal.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on April 20, 2016, 04:44:20 PM
Very good deal Bill -- it will a great fun car for both of you. Your son will appreciate the time you spend together on that ride.
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Post by: fflintstone on May 01, 2016, 07:17:42 PM
I have been waiting close to 40 years to run a license plate frame like this.
 Growing up in Pontiac it would be common to see the "my other car is a (Porsche, Corvette, Cadillac ETC) on some piece of shit car, knowing full well it was their only car.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lp1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lp1.jpg.html)

along with the corvette I am starting to put the rubber flooring in the wagon

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rf2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rf2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/rubber%20flooring.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/rubber%20flooring.jpg.html)
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on May 01, 2016, 07:44:51 PM
Hah!  I like the vanity plate
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Post by: fflintstone on May 05, 2016, 10:43:26 PM
first garage sale of the season.
some dies up to 1 1/2"
all $0.25 each, $3 for all.
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Post by: fflintstone on May 06, 2016, 11:10:13 PM
the Corvette is not best vehicle for garage sales, but I could not pass up the deal. 9 multi drawer cabinets for $75.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/cab1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/cab1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/cab2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/cab2.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on May 12, 2016, 12:39:18 PM
I finally got the corvette up on the hoist for its initial oil change. I also replaced a burned out turn lamp. I had some issues getting it to lift on the hoist and will post up some pics.
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Post by: fflintstone on May 12, 2016, 10:26:35 PM
I had to get creative to get less than a 1/2" of clearance to the fiberglass rocker panel

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lift1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lift1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lift2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lift2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lift3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lift3.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/lift4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/lift4.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on May 14, 2016, 12:57:05 PM
Nice score Bill -- good luck on the Vette.
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Post by: fflintstone on May 16, 2016, 11:44:18 PM
Nice score Bill -- good luck on the Vette.


Thanks, I have several little things that need some love, mainly the seats and the information center, but I only paid about 60% of what nice ones are going for so I can live with a few glitches for now.

Overall very happy being a vette owner. made this meme the other day.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/corvettem.png) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/corvettem.png.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on May 23, 2016, 11:09:06 PM
I finally got some time to work on the wagon, honestly not missing it much since I got the vette. Sunday I put down the boom matt and tonight I trimmed up the vinyl for an initial fit.

I think I am going to use a heating pad or two and some sand bags to mold it into shape.

 (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/floor1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/floor1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/floor2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/floor2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/floor3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/floor3.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/floor4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/floor4.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/floor5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/floor5.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on June 12, 2016, 10:40:46 PM
Since lacrosse season in over I finally have some time to think. I got a chance to wash the car and take some pics of it

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/3.jpg.html)


(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/4.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/4.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/5.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/5.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/6.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/6.jpg.html)

I picked these up from ebay and a Corvette forum to help with the restoration.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/7.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 18, 2016, 12:26:56 AM
fathers day came early due to a timely placed craigslist ad.
Title: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: brockstar on June 18, 2016, 03:15:24 PM
Those wheels will look great!  Are they a bigger size?
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Post by: fflintstone on June 19, 2016, 01:03:30 AM
Those wheels will look great!  Are they a bigger size?

No,  same standard 17" front 18" rears for all C5 vettes. the C6 went to 18 and 19" and a lot of people like them, but a set of tires for C6 rims will cost at least $900 and up to $1500 or more.  I can buy a set for the C5 rims as low as $450...

I feel very fortunate that my low dollar vette came with nearly new, quality run flat tires. probably $800+ worth of tires. :loopy:

I have no idea what the new C7s run but I will most likely be dead before I could afford a C7....
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on June 20, 2016, 10:15:35 PM
finally got the truck started. I parked it last year and went to start it a few weeks ago it didn't want to start. after diagnosis it appeared to have a problem with the passlock system. well it sat with a full battery for a bout two weeks and I went out to do this rigmarole thing for the passlock to relearn and it started. I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth though.
I was perturbed it wouldn't start though. Although I don't drive it much I still consider it a new vehicle with only 46,705 miles on it.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/t3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/t3.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on June 25, 2016, 10:30:10 PM
I finally finished putting the vinyl flooring in the wagon.  I am not happy with the way the vinyl matt laid down.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/int2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/int2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/int1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/int1.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on July 09, 2016, 07:07:40 PM
I finally found out why my compressor was not developing pressure.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/ac1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/ac1.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/ac2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/ac2.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/ac3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/ac3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on July 17, 2016, 08:34:33 PM
My BFF brought me the business end of the Z06 brake duct conversion for my car. he was gracious enough to pick up a downstate CL part for me.



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/z06%20duct.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/z06%20duct.jpg.html)


Now I just have to save up for the outer parts and some blue paint.



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/z06.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/z06.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on July 22, 2016, 07:22:13 AM
Good Stuff Bill -- Keep 'em coming.

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Post by: fflintstone on July 22, 2016, 02:58:39 PM
Good Stuff Bill -- Keep 'em coming.

What about your Jag?
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 05, 2016, 10:24:04 PM
found some decent W rated tires online for cheep so I went with new tires for the rims

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/newrims.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/newrims.jpg.html)

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/newrims2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/newrims2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 15, 2016, 10:55:27 AM
a lot of work to get it to this point Saturday. major kudos to my BFF John for all the hard work, and my wife for her patience with all the little sensor electrical clips.
Sunday evening we took the old trans off and put it in the shipping container to be returned for the core charge.
This thing is too heavy for my week old a$$ to be lifting.

 
(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/trans2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/trans2.jpg.html)
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Post by: fflintstone on August 23, 2016, 11:28:45 AM
no progress on the Saturn, but we did survive Woodward dream cruise.
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Post by: fflintstone on August 31, 2016, 01:14:52 PM
Over the weekend my BFF came up and we got the transaxle in the Saturn and it fired up.
I need to add coolant and trans fluid to the fill line and chase some electrical warnings. but I am closer to having it road worthy.

unfortunately my son is in the hospital due to a dirt bike crash. the last two days have been hard on the whole family. 
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on September 02, 2016, 11:27:53 AM
Hope he's back home soon Bill, and that it's not a very serious injury. Kids bounce back quickly -- thank God.
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Post by: fflintstone on September 03, 2016, 01:58:29 PM
Hope he's back home soon Bill, and that it's not a very serious injury. Kids bounce back quickly -- thank God.

THANKS.
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Post by: fflintstone on September 03, 2016, 02:00:03 PM
My 16 year old nephew came down with his YJ he restored and painted. still needs a bit of TLC put at least it looks good.





(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/stevenjeep2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/stevenjeep2.jpg.html)



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/stevenjeep3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/stevenjeep3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on September 05, 2016, 08:54:27 PM
Very nice work -- and a very good choice in paint schemes.
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Post by: fflintstone on September 28, 2016, 12:22:38 PM
Two months later I finally get around to posting pics of my sons new rear seat, roll cage and 6 point harness install.






 (http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/SEAT1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/SEAT1.jpg.html)



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/SEAT2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/SEAT2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on September 29, 2016, 08:33:57 AM
There is something called the "jeep wave". Back before the TJ came out it seemed like second nature to wave at another jeep. and by jeep I mean two doors and removable top. the TJ came out in 97 and a new group of buyers bought jeeps and the "jeep wave" was muddied a bit.  in 07 sacrilege occurred and a 4 door jeep came out. a whole new demographic of jeep owners was born and the jeep wave really got shot to hell.
 
Then in spring of 2016 I buy my first corvette. I find out that there is a "Vette wave". It too has been muddied over the years much like the "jeep wave" I start to try to wave at Vette’s now. Then I see a jeep while driving the Vette or vice versa. Or I am driving the wife’s car. To use a nonsensical colloquialism my dad often used “I don’t know whether to shit or go blind”.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on October 13, 2016, 09:52:06 PM
I ride a Kawasaki ZX11 and sport bike riders would wave at pretty much any bike on the highway  -- unless it was a Harley Rider. They would never acknowledge anyone but other Harley riders. Can't tell you how many times a Harley rider would "flip me the bird" for having the NERVE to throw them a wave.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on October 14, 2016, 11:30:11 PM
I ride a Kawasaki ZX11 and sport bike riders would wave at pretty much any bike on the highway  -- unless it was a Harley Rider. They would never acknowledge anyone but other Harley riders. Can't tell you how many times a Harley rider would "flip me the bird" for having the NERVE to throw them a wave.

I never got the harley thing. For years  I wanted to understand the blind loyalty to a substandard product. at this point in my life I don't care. but it is amazing, there is a whole group of people that don't ride, may never ride, but if they did I would be a harley.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on November 12, 2016, 10:03:41 AM
I have been doing a bunch of blindingly boring stuff in the shop. I currently have a no headlights situation with my 05 Matrix. I will be spending time today cleaning out and stacking shit in the carports to get vehicles stored for the winter. Plan is to park the vette when it snows. I would like to drive the Matrix for the winter but right now my best option is a POS odyssey van.
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Post by: fflintstone on December 07, 2016, 04:46:04 PM
Been a long time since I have updated here.
God bless user forums. I have lights on the matrix now and I am driving it as my winter vehicle. I didn’t really “fix” it but I got the lights working. I don’t really understand how the lighting circuits work with the daytime running lights and all but a lot of thins switch to ground.
a wire is broken (or chewed) somewhere between the DLR module and the headlight relay. One of the terminals is dead and should be a ground. I thought I could jumper a wire from the negative battery terminal to the dead relay plug. I was told it would put a small milliamp discharge if I did that and it was suggested that I could run a wire from the plug to the cab with a switch and then to ground. I now have a switch I have to turn on to have lights.

now I am working on the van to fix a rust hole then I will be trying to broom it.
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Post by: goodfellow on December 08, 2016, 04:53:43 PM
Glad to have you back Bill! -- As long as you are in the garage and have quality time to spend there, that's always a good thing.

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Post by: fflintstone on December 12, 2016, 01:05:33 PM
I finished the van on Thursday. I wish I had taken some photos of the rust hole. It came out awesome for the amount of time I took.
We drove it down to Detroit this weekend to create a Christmas memory for my son and to pick up a CL score for my corvette. I got most of a Corvette interior for $150.
On the way down I sold a SK toolbox I had picked up for $40 for $100, so it was a good day for sure.
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Post by: fflintstone on December 21, 2016, 04:34:02 PM
Merry Christmas to all!!!!!
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Post by: goodfellow on December 23, 2016, 07:06:13 PM
Merry Christmas Bill -- Best wishes to you and the family!

Gf
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Post by: fflintstone on December 26, 2016, 03:16:39 PM
We were able to give my son everything he asked for this year. (which was only two items really) an RC tank and a Henry octagonal barreled .22.
we strung out the RC tank till the end. and he didn't know if he was getting a plastic one or an all metal one.

After the climax of the all metal RC Tiger I tank. We both pulled a “Christmas Story” on Aydan.
“did you get everything you wanted?”
 “almost”
“well there is always next year”
“or my birthday”

“hey what’s that over there in the corner behind the Coke machine”?

the smiles were priceless....
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Post by: fflintstone on January 18, 2017, 11:02:44 PM
my son and I just finished his final pinewood derby car tonight. the race is tomorrow. we really didn't have enough time. we were going to make a trailer.



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw4_1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw4_1.jpg.html)



(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/pw5_1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/pw5_1.jpg.html)
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Post by: goodfellow on January 20, 2017, 01:06:44 PM
Very nice work -- and I like the theme!
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Post by: fflintstone on January 23, 2017, 09:02:17 AM
Very nice work -- and I like the theme!
For the second year in a row he won 1st place for best appearance. and most realistic car.

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 24, 2017, 10:45:52 AM
congratulations to the boy! -- These milestones and positive experiences in his young life will pay great dividends later on.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 21, 2017, 01:07:14 PM
no pics yet but my BFF came up last weekend and we worked on the Corvette.
we put a new circuit board in my windshield wipers. a new to me Z06 font spring and shocks. new rear sway bar links.
we removed the seats and carpet to replace the carpet and repair the seats.
the seats will require more parts. I have a bout $550 in parts for the seats so far and I need a clevis for the seat lift.

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Post by: goodfellow on March 21, 2017, 08:07:32 PM
Keep 'em coming Bill -- you know we love pics!!!
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Post by: fflintstone on March 22, 2017, 09:15:04 AM
This is how to MacGyver fix the deteriorated bladders in the sport seats.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/INT1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/INT1.jpg.html)

before putting in anything:

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/INT2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/INT2.jpg.html)

This is what one roll of poor mans boom mat covers.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/INT3.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/INT3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on March 30, 2017, 10:42:27 PM
I am already $600 into trying to fix this.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/01_1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/01_1.jpg.html)

one down one to go

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/bladder.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/bladder.jpg.html)


these are ready.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/bladde2_1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/bladde2_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on April 01, 2017, 10:10:51 PM
did some more work on the vette today

added an aux input to the stock radio.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/radio.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/radio.jpg.html)

got all the boom matt in took 2 1/2 rolls

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/boom2.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/boom2.jpg.html)

this may not look like much but these are some of the hoses for the bolster and lumbar bladders. the hoses were quite stiff but a heat gun allowed me to slide in the sections of brake line that I will connect them to the new sphygmomanometer bladders.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/seat%20bladders.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/seat%20bladders.jpg.html)

the springs on the seat sliced thru the foam so I am putting some thin gauge plastic between them and the foam,

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/seat1_1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/seat1_1.jpg.html)

the paw patrol is going to protect my seats from being severed
we manufacture these pools at work ant they are this ridiculously thin plastic but should do the trick.

(http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn272/1creekbear/seat2_1.jpg) (http://s306.photobucket.com/user/1creekbear/media/seat2_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on April 08, 2017, 07:05:00 PM
It'll be one nice ride when you get done. Very good work Bill -- 
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Post by: fflintstone on April 24, 2017, 10:19:47 PM
my son and his new toy.
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Post by: goodfellow on April 28, 2017, 10:20:16 PM
nice!!! == CONGRATS!
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Post by: fflintstone on July 11, 2017, 05:49:32 PM
I guess Photo bucket will no longer host pictures :( :(
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Post by: goodfellow on July 19, 2017, 12:43:52 PM
Nope -- unless you pay their ridiculous $399 ransom.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 09, 2017, 03:43:18 PM
I have been doing little stuff to just about every vehicle except getting the Corvette back on the road... :(

I have to fab some brackets to put the new to me Corbeu seats in the jeep.
I will take pictures but I mocked up this in solidworks to make the fab easier. what is not shown are the chunks of angle to bolt to the studs on the seat riser. 
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: fflintstone on August 09, 2017, 03:45:43 PM
this is what the factory riser looks like
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Post by: fflintstone on August 12, 2017, 09:09:17 PM
One of my calipers was sticking so I just upgraded to a powerstop set up.
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Post by: fflintstone on August 12, 2017, 09:13:19 PM
This was the seat replacement we did today.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: Chase100 on September 22, 2017, 08:18:34 AM

Today 10JULY13, I did a few things. I got a new sign for my shop entrance.


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I used my mobile abrasive cut center. I repurposed a $10 yard sale school media cart. It has plugs and a cord, and I can roll it outside when the weather allows, to keep all the grit out of the shop.


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Despite being a decent welder for over 10 years, I took a MIG welding class at Lincoln electric about 2 years ago. I purchased a big MIG welder direct thru them at dealer cost. The welder sat unused until today. I needed to repair a gas pedal on my son’s go-kart and I haven’t MIG welded in two years. I wanted to run a few beads before I started the repair. I got the setting off on the first bead, but this is bead #2. Not perfect but I think pretty dam good for a second bead after two years away from welding.


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As paranoid as I am about fire now I can’t believe I actually set something on fire! My welding area is not set up yet but this is inexcusable.


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Nice post Fflintsone

As a relative newbie to Mig welding, (less than a year), could you recommend a good online supplier of mig wire?
I'm using 1mm in the garage.

MY local supplier is over an hour drive away. 

Cheers, Chase.
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Post by: fflintstone on September 28, 2017, 03:41:19 PM
One of the ones I used didn't come up in a Google search. one of the big ones is cyberweld and I also used welders direct for reference purposes.

I use 11lb spools in my small welder and  huge ones in my big welder. I haven't changed the big welder yet.....
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Post by: fflintstone on September 28, 2017, 03:45:30 PM





Nice post Fflintsone

As a relative newbie to Mig welding, (less than a year), could you recommend a good online supplier of mig wire?
I'm using 1mm in the garage.

MY local supplier is over an hour drive away. 

Cheers, Chase.
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also if you are not yet signed up for my buddy Jodys weekly welding video, here is this weeks video. find a link to get on the mailing list.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaLa8A5qwm8&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaLa8A5qwm8&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: goodfellow on September 28, 2017, 06:44:22 PM
+1 on Jody's welding vids! The man has forgotten more than most people ever learn.
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Post by: Chase100 on September 29, 2017, 08:30:25 AM
Thanks fflintstone.  BRILLIANT video!  I'm following now on youtube. 
All the help much appreciated.

On the wire front... i found a UK supplier with good prices.  It's all unbranded though.  You think that's ok for mig wire?
https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general (https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general)

They come in kg not pounds.  5 kg probably good for me.
:)
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Post by: fflintstone on October 04, 2017, 11:06:41 AM
Thanks fflintstone.  BRILLIANT video!  I'm following now on youtube. 
All the help much appreciated.

On the wire front... i found a UK supplier with good prices.  It's all unbranded though.  You think that's ok for mig wire?
https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general (https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general)

They come in kg not pounds.  5 kg probably good for me.
:)

5KG is 11LB. that is the common big size for smaller welders.

welding wire is rated just like stick electrodes.  the first alpha numerals are usually Er60 or Er70 sand I believe that is tensile strength of the base metal. the all the other numbers or letter mean something as well. IN THEORY an ER70S-6 should be the same whether it is from Lincoln or joe blow. However that is not always the case. sometimes the coating can be thin, and in a moist environ like the UK the wire at the bottom of the spool can start to rust if it sits in the welder for a long time.
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: KendrickNi on November 07, 2017, 09:38:08 AM
Thanks fflintstone.  BRILLIANT video!  I'm following now on youtube. 
All the help much appreciated.

On the wire front... i found a UK supplier with good prices.  It's all unbranded though.  You think that's ok for mig wire?
https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general (https://www.greasemonkeydirect.com/collections/welding-general)

They come in kg not pounds.  5 kg probably good for me.
:)

5KG is 11LB. that is the common big size for smaller welders.

welding wire is rated just like stick electrodes.  the first alpha numerals are usually Er60 or Er70 sand I believe that is tensile strength of the base metal. the all the other numbers or letter mean something as well. IN THEORY an ER70S-6 should be the same whether it is from Lincoln or joe blow. However that is not always the case. sometimes the coating can be thin, and in a moist environ like the UK the wire at the bottom of the spool can start to rust if it sits in the welder for a long time.

Great insights. It would never occur to me to think of the moisture in the air.
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Post by: fflintstone on November 21, 2017, 07:45:22 PM
With the help of my nephew and BFF we put a trans in my Matrix. with the help of my son we put new brakes all the way around on it. I now have what I hope will be a fun reliable winter ride.
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Post by: fflintstone on November 21, 2017, 07:47:23 PM
I was supposed to buy a new to me car today, unfortunately the guy never showed up at the bank wit the title  :( :(
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Post by: fflintstone on November 27, 2017, 07:00:33 PM
Well things have been smoothed out with the seller and if I ever here from my credit union, I may still get this car.

took an act of God to talk to a real person last week. 4 messages with two different people and no call back today.  :mob2:

I am only 2K shy of just being able to pay cash but I don't want to kill all my savings.
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Post by: fflintstone on November 28, 2017, 08:28:19 AM
I don't have a pic. but i did break a crapsman 1/4 drive universal when putting in the Toyota transmission. we will see if i can get a replacement. i dont even have a sears near me anymore :(
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Post by: goodfellow on November 29, 2017, 11:18:05 AM
Good luck, hope you finalize the deal. I'm in the same boat (so to speak), in that I need new wheels, but will have to wait a few months to make a cash purchase. I hate going into debt for a vehicle.
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Post by: fflintstone on November 29, 2017, 02:17:05 PM
Good luck, hope you finalize the deal. I'm in the same boat (so to speak), in that I need new wheels, but will have to wait a few months to make a cash purchase. I hate going into debt for a vehicle.


my first car payment since 1994.

Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on November 29, 2017, 06:21:50 PM
VERY Nice!!! -- a great looking example. Congrats --
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Post by: fflintstone on January 02, 2018, 04:57:54 PM
I purchased another toy this weekend.
it has about 1/3rd the power of my old dirt bike, but i will NEVER have to deal with a @#$%& carburetor again.
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Post by: goodfellow on January 03, 2018, 10:35:54 PM
Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.
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Post by: fflintstone on January 04, 2018, 03:28:59 PM
Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.

I am getting to the point where all I want to do is change the oil and put gas in them.
Restoration bodywork is ok, and the occasional repair, but I am sick to death of what our current gas does to small engine carbs….
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 04, 2018, 09:54:35 PM
Congrats on the bike! -- enjoy

I hate cardbs as well, but I enjoy working in them every now and then.

I am getting to the point where all I want to do is change the oil and put gas in them.
Restoration bodywork is ok, and the occasional repair, but I am sick to death of what our current gas does to small engine carbs….


That I absolutely agree with. The gas eats those things from the inside out.
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Post by: fflintstone on January 18, 2018, 08:16:19 AM
Yesterday I finally got an interview at DOW chemical. The biggest employer in Midland. I had been hoping for employment there when I first bought the property in 1998. Moreover, much more so when I moved in unemployed in 2010.
Unfortunately, it seems like you need a PHD to be a janitor there. The 3-hour interview with five people went well, but I really do not know.
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Post by: fflintstone on January 19, 2018, 03:44:05 PM
Shortly after I posted this, i got the blow off email
Title: Re: Frederick Flintstone’s tool finds, projects, life, universe and everthing
Post by: goodfellow on January 19, 2018, 04:45:37 PM
Sorry to hear about the job -- but we've all been there. It also seems that if you're a male over the age of 40, getting a new job is almost always a crap shoot. Companies want young and inexpensive workers; they're supposedly better for the bottom the line. One of these days they'll wise up to the fact that older workers are in most cases much more efficient and dependable.