Coffee June 7, 2014

Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:45 am

Freddy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I had some words of wisdom for you. Hang in there.

I've got nothing going on this weekend. I was supposed to go to the range with my brother in law but he canceled. Then my son said he wanted to go see a movie but when I went to order tickets he changed his mind. Guess I'll go buy some more ammo for when I do finally get to the range.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:11 pm

Freddy,

Sorry to hear your loss, the black stone looks great. I had to go through all of the funeral arrangements and purchasing casket, ...ect this week myself as my brother passed away. I wasn't aware how expensive dying can be for those family members who end up shouldering the cost. I still have to purchase a head stone and I like the black. I never thought about a straight cut compared to an angled cut stone and the longevity of the writing. Freddy, you have helped me with my decision concerning the head stone. Thanks. I was lucky, we had a family plot with one spot left and I decided to use it for my brother. My wife and I have had sort of a wake up call to the cost of dying, my wife was ill in the hospital for 5 weeks and had just came home when my brother passed away. We plan on purchasing our plots and caskets as soon as we can so no one will have to shoulder the cost of our passing as I had to do with my brother.

On a positive note, I am still burning coal. Since we moved the shop this past week as well into an underground location, I have been burning coal to keep the shop warm. It is a good thing this is a short term (2 yr) location until we purchase the land and build a new shop. It does present a unique situation since the outside air temp is warm and I am trying to burn a coal stove that produces low stack temps. I wish I had some stove coal on hand. I should have all of the machines set up and back to work sometime in the next two weeks.

My wife and I are trying to train for our next half marathon we have coming up while trying not to be eaten or carried away by the black flies and deer flies. We are luck she has recovered enough to start to resume her life. I keep telling my wife I can't wait until the return of cold snowy weather. Anyway, I hope everyone has a good safe productive weekend.

The snowman.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:02 pm

Thanks for the tips and advice everyone .... but I'll be fine - Freddy's got a much bigger "injury" than I, & I don't want to take attention away from that fact. I feel like I am, and I don't like that feeling.



You have a great point there Rick - I hear these things fetch a pretty penny out on the street! :lol:

Smitty: Mechanic/drug dealer - has a ring to it. toothy


Post back Freddy - let us know how your doing!
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:05 pm

Put this off for a year or 2, now it's worse. Drivers side is rusted, stupid me put those chrome trims things on 11 years ago and i knew it would happen. Passenger side is not showing any rust, with the chrome trim on that is. Rocker corners are rusting too. One of those things, if you touch the rust it will all fall down making the hole 10 times as bad. Is this a job for my Hobart flux welder (which i can't weld, just learning) and weld on patch panels? Or is it a bondo job and hope for a year or 2 before it comes back? I do plan on POR 15 where i can.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:37 pm

If it was me, I'd fill the hole with expandable foam, then put a layer of caulk to smooth it out, then rattlecan over it. Once rust starts, it's a losing battle, short of cutting the entire section out and replacing with new. Body repair costs big $$$, and so do materials - that would be my cheap, one-year (maybe) fix.

Oh how I HATE rust! :mad:
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:04 pm

Hey Coffee crowd,
I just got time to sit down and post.
Thanks for the hot water, Freddy, I had my tea on the run this morning.
BTW... I like those black monolithic stones. They really appear to be able to last eons. I did not know about the different types of lettering. It makes sense the deep "V" carving would last longer.
Smitty! Take care of yerself, huh? No lifting for awhile!
Yep, sure is good to see F-Fred posting again. We missed ya fred! I 2nd the motion that we need some pics! ;)

Well, I FINALLY got my wife's Subaru Outback fixed. Ever since we had the dealer install a new Rear Clutch pack and a new solenoid to engage them, it has not had rear wheel drive. It had Rear wheel drive before the dealer worked on it.
So, after diagnosing it myself, I finally discovered the reason why...
The dealer forgot to install a high pressure seal between the extension case and the back of the transmission body! No seal, no hydraulic pressure to the solenoid to drive the rear clutch pack. A $1.48 seal :mad3:
I just got done installing that seal which is the size of a wedding ring.
Filled the tranny back up with Dextron III, put the front bumper up against a big tree, and gave it enough throttle to spin the tires. Sure enough, all four tires spun! :D

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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:05 pm

Indeed!!! Ya can't beat expandable foam for a inexpensive fix--my cab corner is going on 3 yrs :D
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:00 pm

mozz wrote: Is this a job for my Hobart flux welder (which i can't weld, just learning) and weld on patch panels? ]


If you haven't welded A LOT, trying to weld sheet metal with a flux core welder is a quick trip to insanity. Especially rusty metal. You'll get tons of practice because you'll trying to fill all the holes you'll blow through. :D

If you don't have access to a gas welder, I'd suggest drilling holes in the patch and then over lapping it to the original sheet metal and plug welding the panel on.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:03 pm

On a lighter note, I was riding in Northern NJ today and happened on this.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:04 pm

I didn't think these flux welders blew through thin steel that easy, as say using a arc welder for body work? I won't be welding on rusty metal, the patch panels are way bigger than the area rusted. I think they are 19 gauge panels. It's not going to car shows and i really don't care how it looks just want it to last longer than bondo or riveted sheet metal from a washing machine. I can get both cab corners and wheelwell panels for about $225 shipped. I can always call my son in law who took welding in tech school. Maybe time to practice on some junk metal, 19 gauge shows as over 40 thousands, can't be much thinner than the factory panels.


jpete wrote:
mozz wrote: Is this a job for my Hobart flux welder (which i can't weld, just learning) and weld on patch panels? ]


If you haven't welded A LOT, trying to weld sheet metal with a flux core welder is a quick trip to insanity. Especially rusty metal. You'll get tons of practice because you'll trying to fill all the holes you'll blow through. :D

If you don't have access to a gas welder, I'd suggest drilling holes in the patch and then over lapping it to the original sheet metal and plug welding the panel on.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:12 pm

My experience shows new car sheet metal as thin as .020"

Flux core wire just takes a lot of heat to melt. I've never seen it thinner than .035" while solid wire is .023" and the shielding gas really cools things down.

I'm not saying it can't be done, I'd just suggest practicing first.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:25 pm

Think i have a spool of 030 and 035. The more i read now i see everyone saying it can be done but a pain in the azz and not the proper thing for body work. Seems it runs hotter so that causes it to blow through. Time to practice on the broken things here i bought it for.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:12 pm

I'd recommend using panel bond. Many if not most panel repairs are now glued on. No heat, No warping, No burnt holes, and it's as strong as steel, and stronger than spot welds and plug welding.

Take care,
Greg L
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:48 pm

LsFarm wrote:I'd recommend using panel bond. Many if not most panel repairs are now glued on. No heat, No warping, No burnt holes, and it's as strong as steel, and stronger than spot welds and plug welding.

Take care,
Greg L


I was going to suggest that myself but he already has the welder and that panel bond stuff is a bit spendy.
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Re: Coffee June 7, 2014

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:57 am

Morning all,
Yesterday was absolutely beautiful - 80* with low humidity. Today is going to be more of the same but rain will be moving in this evening and they say it will be around all week. Fortunately, I was able to get the things that needed my attention outside done and checked off my list.

Two young men from church approached me a couple of weeks ago about setting up a beehive and after gathering spare woodware from here and there, we were able to do that yesterday. We put one of my existing colonies in their equipment and put it on a 5 acre lot in the next town over. That drops me to the two hives I want and sets the boys up with a good paying part time job. They won’t have a regular payday but since they are young, have no bills and are primarily saving for college and church mission they will do fine. They hire out for yard work for pocket money, too. It’s hard to not to want to help anyone who works as hard as they do.

I also harvested my first honey. With a Top Bar hive you harvest each comb as it becomes ready and I had two bars weighing 6 lbs each ready last week. I chose to process it as “chunky honey” because it’s easier. With that you cut the pristine white comb into rectangles and stick it in jars. Then you fill the empty space with liquid honey. Most people spread the wax on whatever they are eating and gobble it up, too. :roll: It’s supposed to be good for you. I ended up with a dozen 8 oz jars and some left over liquid honey. They will become Christmas presents and what nots. I think that I will have 3 or 4 more bars ready by next weekend. I have to buy more jars. :D

FFred and Smitty I hope you continue to let yourself heal; that will make a huge difference in the long run. Freddy, remember you have friends, let them serve you this time. All of you be strong mentally as you tackle your challenges.

Take care everyone, Lisa
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