@mm54 This is very helpful since somebody at some time replaced the Camaro’s lock pulls with the kind without a head. Probably to try to keep people from unlocking it with a coat hanger. I will undoubtedly end up with the exact same ones you did even if I buy them somewhere else.
That dye job looks perfect. It will go a long way to giving the car a “finished “ look.
@azw123 As others have mentioned, yes - the little crank is for the little window. It could use with a longer handle, it's quite a bit harder to turn than the big crank for the big window 😉 (And you're far from the first person to ask that!)
@jminer Thanks! It's one of those colors that when you have a part of it sitting on its own, you think "oh that's bad" but then when it's all together and in the car... it works!
@glemon Thanks! These days it would be a button on the center console touchscreen with a little picture of the window, one touch to open it all the way, but you'd have to hold it to shut it! Nobody would know what to do with a picture of a crank 🙂
I like 303 Aerospace for dressing engines but prefer Gtechniq stuff for interiors. It's not glossy, anti-bacterial cleans, UV protects and generally just restores the natural lustre of the plastics.
@sony1492 The previous paint job was obviously a scuff-n-spray, and you can see little 'bumps' all over the car where they had just sanded and painted over surface rust, so bare metal is pretty much a necessity to get a good end result here (and I did find some which had not yet popped so I can't even get away with just sanding the weird spots since more lies in wait). Plus, adding a third coat of paint is kind of pushing it, and putting a lot of trust in the old lacquer to stay stuck.
It was surprisingly not-bad stripping these. I think with two people, two angle grinders, and about a dozen stripping wheels the whole thing could be in bare metal is a few hours (preferably done outdoors because oh man, the dust). A box of 80 grit for the DA and most of the prep would be done!
@mm54 I have a front bucket seat from a '64 Buick special in my garage that one day I will make a frame for. I've been saying that for quite a few years now though. Was my Dad's car and I remember riding in that seat.
@mm54 no prob. Always like to help where I can. FYI: Paint will not adhere to that smoke at all. I assume you’ll be sanding there after complete. But if it’s still there, hit it with Brake Cleaner (only after ALL welding is complete, super dangerous to weld near brake clean).
Oh yeah, it'll be getting (after the welds ground flat) fully stripped and prepped for epoxy primer before too long. It wipes off by hand, and if that didn't do it, my probably-illegal-in-california paint prep solvent (100% VOC!) would most likely take care of it! (And yes, I try to avoid synthesizing phosgene in the garage)
@mm54 it's moving along pretty quick, or maybe times flying
Thanks! It kind of goes in waves, I'll have time, make a ton of progress, then it'll go several days of barely getting anywhere with it. The timing seems to be working out fairly well with being ready to prime it when the weather is cooperative.
@mm54 Sprayed some polyester primer at low 50's and it did fine, kinda felt like it was approaching its limit though. Sounds like it'll be a matter of waiting for the right day in the coming month. It's going to be great seeing it in full
@66p1800inpieces I had the exact same question when I first started - and as others have said, it'll be instant (turn the sensitivity all the way up, I have mine at max and it only false-trips when I get obnoxiously close to my drop light). If it's adjustable darkness (should be), max that out too then back it off until you can actually see what you're doing. Not sure about "x-mode" but it sounds neat!
One of these days I want to learn to TIG, but that requires the machine, a bottle of argon, and somewhere to put them!
@mm54 Not bored, keep the updates coming.
I haven't had shampoo turn grey, but in college I worked one night for a company that cleaned restaurant vent hoods. I threw all my clothes, including my shoes, away and drove home in my underwear. I believe I washed my hair four times, and I was still combing gobs of grease out of my hair. I never went back for a second night.
I don't know what that job pays, but it's not enough.
I believe I made $54 that night. He paid $8/hr, which was substantially more than the $5.15/hr minimum wage at the time. So yeah, not nearly enough.
the notch is there but was under the label... thanks Lincoln. It's flipped around now which looks much better - thanks for bringing my attention back to this! I'm used to the 2# spools which hardly matter and can go either way.
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@mm54 the tips generally only handle a few mishaps before they get jammed up. And the wire also becomes live at the tip so depending on how that played out and what you’re touching, there is a chance you complete the circuit and get zapped.