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Old 03-02-2015, 07:14 PM
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LMAO, if I build it will they come?! I can do bunk beds if ya'll wanna come for a visit!
That would be fun. Should I bring my new pet rattlesnake? They don't move around much at -40.
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:28 PM
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That would be fun. Should I bring my new pet rattlesnake? They don't move around much at -40.
Hahaha preeeettttyyy sure this would be me...

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Skully, I get the sense that just maybe there's a deep fear of these creatures embedded far down in your soul ...

BTW, you do realize ALL those nice toys in your garage can kill you just as dead. Right?
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Originally Posted by Skully View Post
LMAO, if I build it will they come?! I can do bunk beds if ya'll wanna come for a visit!
I'll bring them with me! Nice and nippley up there. Snuggle, fondle, etc.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:31 AM
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Skully, I get the sense that just maybe there's a deep fear of these creatures embedded far down in your soul ...

BTW, you do realize ALL those nice toys in your garage can kill you just as dead. Right?
I prefer to die in my Z upside down in flames.
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Hahaha, I like any earthly creatures (more than I like most people), but some I just like to stay away. Half of my childhood was in Europe, we had some deadly snakes in the bushes behind our house, you walk the trail and they are just hanging from bushes and everywhere, it was creepy, lots of horned vipers. I just got used to living without them!!!

On that note, if there was a way to go, as long as nobody else was hurt, if I died in the Zs at least I would have been having fun before it happened heh
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I prefer to die in my Z upside down in flames.
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On that note, if there was a way to go, as long as nobody else was hurt, if I died in the Zs at least I would have been having fun before it happened heh
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You two are awesome!
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Originally Posted by beg3yrs View Post
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You two are awesome!
hehe

Tomorrow..I shall tackle the rear bearing, see whats all up in there, and why the wheel go clunk clunk, hopefully it's not the hub or the stub, if it is eeehhh, waiting for parts again then.
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Originally Posted by Skully View Post
hehe

Tomorrow..I shall tackle the rear bearing, see whats all up in there, and why the wheel go clunk clunk, hopefully it's not the hub or the stub, if it is eeehhh, waiting for parts again then.
Yep, I too am waiting for parts ... in my case though, there's plenty of other things to address while they come in.

Fingers crossed it's something simple on yours...
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Shes a battle boys...got the old bearings out, will have to get the far one pressed off and pressed on, tomorrow. Nothing looks bad or damaged, but who knows, Ill replace it and see if the play is gone. One thing I screwed up was order the wrong stub nut, should have gone with a 280zx turbo one, but I must have miss clicked, this ones a regular, one you have to peen on, ugh. The only thing I have noticed, the outer bearing, the outer rim is thinner than the new one I have, they are same size OD, I measured...not sure whats up with that.

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:09 AM
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The new stuff is so nice. Well of course, it's new. Looks faster too!

You are doing both sides, right?
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Scully, define clunk clunk. Wheel bearings usually some like a freight. Do you get a clunk when you start out or accelerate? Or is it more like clunk---clunk--clunk-clunkity clunkity as you start out? Check your axles and drive shaft. Pry up on the front diff mount to check for broken mount. I'll send someone to help you.
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Yes doing both, when the wheel is off the ground hands at 12 and 6 or 3 and 9 and when you move it, its sloppy, when I drive it, when it hits a bump, it used to clunk. I put it up in the air, took a mallet, and just tapped the tire, and it clunked, so I kept tracing it down to the bearing, which do move.
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Yes doing both, when the wheel is off the ground hands at 12 and 6 or 3 and 9 and when you move it, its sloppy, when I drive it, when it hits a bump, it used to clunk. I put it up in the air, took a mallet, and just tapped the tire, and it clunked, so I kept tracing it down to the bearing, which do move.
OK so I'll cancel the helper.
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OK so I'll cancel the helper.
I thought she was already on the way...not like you can just cancel that.
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I thought she was already on the way...not like you can just cancel that.
OK as you can see she likes the cold weather.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:10 PM
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Well shes back on all 4s again. Put new bearing in, went smooth. There is no play in the wheel at all, spins smooth, tight but smooth. Torque wrench only went up to 150 so I went to 150 and have her a little more umph, peened the nut on called it a day. Hopefully it lasts and the wheel doesn't fall off.
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Well shes back on all 4s again.
Oh rats! At first I thought Skully was talking about his new "helper".

Then I got to thinking ... could it be that the helper Ramz sent up is the same woman who modeled Skully's avatar???? I certainly can see a couple of similarities.

Anyway, congrats Skully on a job well done. Now if you could only get some clear roads ...
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Oh rats! At first I thought Skully was talking about his new "helper".

Then I got to thinking ... could it be that the helper Ramz sent up is the same woman who modeled Skully's avatar???? I certainly can see a couple of similarities.

Anyway, congrats Skully on a job well done. Now if you could only get some clear roads ...
Haha I wish, on all accounts. I also put in the shorter strut insulators in the back, so that dropped it a bit, and front is dropped slightly too, just enough for me. And the roads are so bad, I am dodging potholes and lakes with my truck at the moment, the city has horrible roads, so bad I don't even ride my bike much because of it, its too much hazard.

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Your car looks bad a$$! It's hard to get good help these days. I enjoy helping young people learn a trade. I got her a job at the steel mill, melting steel.
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Your car looks bad a$$! It's hard to get good help these days. I enjoy helping young people learn a trade. I got her a job at the steel mill, melting steel.
And I thought she was already a glass cutter ...
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:41 AM
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got home from work, all the snow was gone, first time in 18 years living here have I seen winter end this early (at least the cold)! So I went for a drive hah yay! I ordered some 7/16" (11mm) fuel hose for the fuel tank suction, could not find anything local ugh. Will drain the fuel tank see if I can fix the slight leak. Woohoo.
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Congrats on Spring busting out all over. Soon busts will be springing out all over.

I hope the roads are being kind to your suspension.
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Man hot wather is nice!!
Anywhoo...Started to install weatherstripping, got the doors, hatch and one 1/4 window done, night and day difference on noise, wind etc. Installed some bracing front and rear, got some new tires on it, the ride is pretty smooth, dodging potholes, more like craters, left and right, our city is horrible for roads, I haven't seen roads this bad even in Bosnia in the 90s.

Have to drill and bolt in the bottom of this one yet
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That detailed out really nice! I never realized how much strut bars help until I installed some, huge difference in the turns, now all you need to do is find a decent road!
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