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DrHax May 7th, 2020 08:56 PM

I ainít dead yet, making a truck.
 
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Hey guys. Iíve been absent for awhile dealing with my life. The most recent is an auto accident thatís knocked my young ass out of commission.

So Iíve been recovering for over a year 15 months now. (Iíve been doing social isolation before it was COOL!:dancing:)

Iíve been able to do a few things but Iím unable to work, canít stand for too long as I have no sense of balance or sense of space, so I need to use a cane to walk, and unfortunately I am not able to drive yet.

However the spark that lit up this next project is rather simple. Iím known amongst local circles as a VW guru, so somebody was trying to sell a basket case VW project thatís been sitting forever they had no title a bunch of pats and itís been sitting since 1978. Story is the couple who had it hot rodded it up and the guy was planning on making it into a drag racer but he died and it sat on blocks.

Well I didnít get that car... even though it was a 1968 thats intact with grovy vintage fiberglass fenders and VOA wood grain interior package:crybaby:

However I did make a deal on something else.
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400 American dollars.

I inspected the engine and it turned over smoothly but the carb was locked up. Every whole was plugged up on purpose and much to my fucking amazement it has every part on it. Thermostat flaps and thermostat, all of the tin and every bolt matches!:panic:

It also has a external oil cooler and oil filter which I suspect might be aviation use.:Idunno: Itís beefy and solid, and I read somewhere in the past that you old timers would use aviation surplus and parts because things werenít mail order yet.

Oh it also has an iron screamer dizzy and a bugspray Holley 2110.

Itís a single port but I donít know itís CC count itís 6 volt but the block is VW replacement without any serial numbers on it. So this thing was built up by somebody knowledgeable, hence why I took the gamble.

Oh and the plan is to turn my 1968 thatís been sitting forever into a bug truck. Iím going to call it The Ant and paint it black.:funny:

DrHax May 7th, 2020 09:19 PM

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Hereís the what Iíve done so far.

Took apart the carb to see whatís going on with it. Turns out only the bottom plate is what is seized.
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Hereís the photos I took of it after itís first chem bath. The bottom plate I let soaked in a stainless steel bowl of acetone and ATF.
After a few hours of working on it I got the main body of the carb cleaned up nicely and pumping cleanly. So it was pumping cleaner through it.:dancing:

But I still wasnít out of the woods yet as that bottom plate was still locked up tighter than NYC. I let it soak in the red cocktail for a bit and took a rubber mallet it to and I got it freed up the butterflies began to move and I loosened up everything. Another chem bath and it cleaned up nicely. There was still the part that connects to the choke via a lever that was seized up but letting it soak over night in the ATF cocktail and a bit of percussive influencing loosened it up.
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Not sparklingly clean but when I took apart the insides were remarkably clean as is. The brass float wasnít tarnished at all and no signs of gas residue. Not bad for something sitting for longer than Iíve been alive. :funny:

DrHax May 7th, 2020 09:56 PM

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Next onto the issue of it being 6volts, which I confirmed by counting the teeth on the flywheel:blink: also the coil saying 6 volt was another hint, but hey! I had to be sure due to starters. Those pesky starters having different gears for voltages and shit:hmm:

Cough. Anyways the first thing I did was go parts shopping through my own pile of parts Iíve accumulated over the years and found that yes I had a thin fan attached to something that was 12 volts. Issue is it was a refurbished Motorola VW alternator.

I donít have any photos of the task of getting the original fan and generator out but I had to take a heat gun to the screws and use a wrench on my screwdriver to help ease it all as they were fuckiní rusted in there REAAAL good. Even the delicious red cocktail didnít do a damn thing to it. Also removing the intake was a pain in the ass as usual. :hmm: Learned that single port isnít any easier to remove than dual port, might even be a bit harder honestly.:Idunno:

Well After getting it out and running up to fleetfarm to find out they have all of the metric screws in the world, I was happy to find some stainless steel replacements. I came back removed the generator stand, and turns out I donít have an alternator stand. Well I had a pile of other generator stands with oil filler attachments on them so I picked the one where you could visibly see where the oil filler pathway was (itís stamped 4b if anybody cares/ wants to tell me how rare and exotic it was:AssScratch:)and grabbed my angle grinder.:plasmacutter:

A lot of aluminum dust with period flashes of flame :blink: with a bit of sharpie marks latter I now have an alternator stand for the low price of my time.

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But Houston we got a problem. Turns out the 6 volt generator strap oddly doesnít work with the larger alternator. Who would have thunk?:stoned:

However thereís a theme with this build and thatís using as little money as I possibly can. So I came up with a solution.
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A bit of rusty bailing strap that was sitting outside for 4 years and a pair of vice grips and one drill bit latter with a sprinkle of nut bolt locking washer and voila!
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Itís amazing how just taking a rusty file I found growing out of the dirt can make it look like a real part!:funny:
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And hereís my stupid photo of me installing the 6 volt pulley onto the alternator only to realize latter that it wonít work. Only after installing a belt and having it spin itself off by rotating it of course :stupid: though luckily I had a few spare pulleys around.

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And hereís the fruits of my labours as they sit currently. New alternator, a 12 volt coil I dug out of the back of the part bus, a 12 volt condenser I dug out of the old SVDA dizzy that came from 1968 originally, and itís effectively converted to 12 volt. I have some parts coming in mail, mainly a 6 volt starter and sparkplug wires courtesy of oriellyís

I read on the samba you can take a 6 volt starter and swap over the 12 volt solenoid and things will be perfect? Anybody have experience with that? :unsure: Never really dealt with this before.

But hey I feel accomplished for a guy recovering from a brain injury who can barely walk :funny:

alykat May 8th, 2020 06:23 AM

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Great to see you back and working on a project !

V8Transporter May 8th, 2020 07:29 AM

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Isnít it interesting how much a seemingly simple project take on a looong life of itís own. Guess Iím lucky thatís never happened to me. 🙄🤪
Glad to hear youíre healing and back in action!
Regarding the six volt starter in a 12 volt system; back in my days at a VW shop in the mid-70ís, one of our customers ran his six volt starter set up like you described and I donít recall any problems. Iím looking forward to reading more about this project.

DrHax May 8th, 2020 11:01 AM

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Hereís some more pictures of the engine.
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Maybe a few of you old timers will recognize some of the parts or have any info on them :Idunno:

Oh and hereís my made via grinding alternator stand :plasmacutter:
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I think it came out well :dancing:

My spark plug wires and 6 volt starter arrived. Right now I have 3 twelve volt starters soaking in the red cocktail to see if I can remove the solenoids if not Iíll declare fuck it and just buy a new one.:hmm:

Any advice on removing the solenoids from the starters? Would it be okay to apply a heat gun to it?

DrHax May 8th, 2020 12:30 PM

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Great news I decided to go check on the 1968 after itís been sitting for 6 years now? Much to my surprise itís actually A okay and hasnít gotten any rustier!:panic::blink::wacko::bow:

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V8Transporter May 8th, 2020 02:23 PM

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Maybe itís not any rustier due to the, um, Ďprotective coating.í😉🙄😃😃

DrHax May 8th, 2020 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591587)
Maybe itís not any rustier due to the, um, Ďprotective coating.í😉🙄😃😃

Hey what ever it is I ainít knocking it. I live in Minnesota where thereís rust free cars! ITS RUST FREE! The rust comes free with the car! No addition cost!

SCOTTRODS May 8th, 2020 03:40 PM

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The ATF/Acetone cocktail is great for "right this minute" once you mix it/shake it up... the ATF is pretty good on it's own... but when you leave it sitting, it separates, and becomes a different cocktail... It takes a little while but an hour of sitting and the stuff is usually pretty separated...

Acetone in and of itself is great for what you're doing, with the exception of how fast it tends to evaporate... The ATF is thin and penetrates places fairly well, so what you're doing is thinning it a little more with the acetone and once in, it works it's magic (Acetone breaking down gunk and ATF Lubricating the area) and makes it easier to move seized screws and stuff... So Soaking is OK generally due to the fact that the separation floats the ATF on the Acetone(I believe)... Still a good mix though... anything that helps is a plus with old, seized parts.

DrHax May 8th, 2020 04:31 PM

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The screws arenít coming out and the flat heads are stripping so I am debating on just drilling out the screw heads and removing the solenoid that way.

Opinions?

V8Transporter May 8th, 2020 06:30 PM

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Drilling them out will likely save you a lot of time. Afterward if you want you can soak whatís left of the screws with a penetrating oil. Do this for a while and you mightíve able to get whatís left later. A few taps with a hammer and punch canít hurt either way.

marnat3 May 9th, 2020 09:31 AM

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Hey Hax, this ad just popped up on MN craigslist.Might have stuff you need for your current project.
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/c...121339787.html

DrHax May 9th, 2020 10:40 AM

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Wish I could but my family is anti bug part right now. Hence why Iím kinda scrambling to get shit done. Hell its hard even arguing for a busted transmission to make a engine test stand out of!

marnat3 May 9th, 2020 10:46 AM

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:thumbsup:

DrHax May 9th, 2020 11:03 AM

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Going to start welding so I brought out the most important things!
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My millermatic 135 and my homemade boombox.:dancing:
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Gotta have your tunes. And my boombox holds all of my music :dancing: it can also play DVDS and has WiFi and Bluetooth and it can charge my phone:funny:

V8Transporter May 9th, 2020 01:39 PM

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Wow, thatís cool. Does it have a name?🤔😀😷

DrHax May 9th, 2020 04:05 PM

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Sadly the boom box doesnít have a name. Itís just been My stereo :funny:


From 2 ive been working away. First off the Millermatic works great with fluxcore. But as youíll see what Iím welding isnít that great.http://https://cdn.discordapp.com/at...970/image0.jpg
First problem was getting a ground.
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But a dollar store crowbar did the trick! Also I needed a brush but I looked down and found this growing out of the ground :funny:
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Worked a treat, also I had to realign the upper with the bottom so I wedged in the crowbar https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...242/image1.jpg
This was a one handed affair as I had to apply pressure to the crowbar while welding to keep it aligned. It wasnít perfect but fuck it.:hmm::finger:
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The task ahead.https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...250/image0.jpg
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Now we get to the Ďfuní part.:welder:
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Fluxcore isnít pretty but it doesnít give a fuck what itís welding.
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We have sleet coming because itís Minnesota and itís Ďspringí so I had to quickly grind down the welds on the door frame.
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But the door actually shuts nicely now!
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metalmaster1766 May 11th, 2020 07:44 AM

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Back in 1994 I switched my 66 Bug to 12 volts, I just left the 6 volt starter in and it worked fine solenoid and all, I can't remember how long it lasted, when I crashed that Bug I put the engine in my rail buggy, I know I ended up replacing the starter eventually, but only because of it being parked outside year round I'm pretty sure the water is what ruined it

Ron

DrHax May 11th, 2020 11:23 AM

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No turning back now!
:sawzall:
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DrHax May 11th, 2020 01:01 PM

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:sawzall:
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Look ma! No roof!

V8Transporter May 11th, 2020 02:02 PM

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You going to go for the Ďstepside, or the ĎFleet side look?

DrHax May 11th, 2020 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591616)
You going to go for the Ďstepside, or the ĎFleet side look?

Iím thinking fleet side as the truck will have a flat bed and rails. Also making it flat on the sides allows me to extend the rear out to give me even more room.
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I donít think that rear visibility will be an issue :funny:

A quick mock up to see how Iím going to approach this. I think the best and easiest way is to find something which I can weld across the body at the height I want the rear window to sit. Cut off the vents leaving that flat shelf underneath then putting the puzzle together.

I just need to find some bit of long steel lying on the property that I can use thereís a bed frame rail but I want to use that as a structural part of the bed. :Idunno:

I guess Iíll grab my cane and go for a walk see what I can find growing out of the ground.

V8Transporter May 11th, 2020 05:25 PM

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Rear window looks slick!

DrHax May 11th, 2020 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591618)
Rear window looks slick!

I think itís going to come out nicely. I have yet to see a bug truck use the stock rear glass in such a manner.

Also for the bed Iím going to be repurposing shelving i got from back when I was working at Walmart. It was from the tire and lub center and I think each shelf was rated for 350 pounds. It came from the pit and they were just tossing it out so I grabbed it all. Stuff is from the 1980ís.

I think itís going to be perfect truck bed material.:dancing:

SCOTTRODS May 12th, 2020 04:07 AM

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Kinda has that "Smart car for 2" look...

DrHax May 12th, 2020 11:04 AM

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I got sick of trying to move my cart around so I found some scrap.
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I trimmed the fat on the window.
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DrHax May 13th, 2020 11:20 AM

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alykat May 14th, 2020 04:55 AM

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Coming along nicely.

DrHax May 14th, 2020 10:13 AM

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Getting closer and closer.

I decided to see if I could connect the drip rails by doing a 7 inch cut on each side to allow the metal to be shaped and tacked. I think this is going to turn out nicely. Never seen a bug truck done this way.

Probably because this takes a bit more effort than just lobbing off the back and calling it a day.

V8Transporter May 14th, 2020 10:36 AM

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Great job with the blending of the lines. I love the Ďwrap aroundí effect.

DrHax May 14th, 2020 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591627)
Great job with the blending of the lines. I love the Ďwrap aroundí effect.

Same here. Itís much more complete look in my eyes than the typical lob off the back.

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Progress until the little piece I cut out for the passenger side cab corner vanished.:yelling:

junkophile May 14th, 2020 03:12 PM

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DrHax,
Do yourself a favor and cover the inside and outside of that window with something (cardboard at least).
Welding spatter will ruin the glass quick and it will ruin your day (don't ask me how I know).

DrHax May 17th, 2020 12:46 PM

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Projects on hold I fractured my nose..https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...914/image0.jpg

Hereís my progress before this.
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I also discovered this lovely repair under a patch of bondo.
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So Iím a bit fucked up right now.

marnat3 May 17th, 2020 04:12 PM

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How the hell???

V8Transporter May 17th, 2020 06:34 PM

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I believe the question youíre asking is actually ĎWhiskey Tango Foxtrot Oscar?í

DrHax May 17th, 2020 10:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by marnat3 (Post 591648)
How the hell???

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591649)
I believe the question youíre asking is actually ĎWhiskey Tango Foxtrot Oscar?í

I went for a walk on the property and because I have no balance and need a cane when I found a hole in the ground I fell hard. There was a fucking rock hidden in the grass. My family heard the Wilhelm scream and came out to investigate. I got fucked up real good.

Yeaaaah so I got to go to the ER be rushed to a hospital 45 minutes away via ambulance for surgery bleed for 10 hours straight only to be told at 11:2XPM that they couldnít do anything because of the swelling.

As sad as it is I lucked the fuck out. It was only my nose. Not my jaw or the rest of my face but yeah itís all fucked up.


Oh I also swapped out the 6 volt solenoid on the starter for a 12 volt one. But can somebody explain to me how the hell a solenoid costs 60$ but a WHOLE remanufactured 12 volt starter costs 38$? :wacko: So now I have a 6 volt starter with a 12 volt solenoid and I have a 12 volt starter with a 6 volt solenoid :funny:

V8Transporter May 18th, 2020 06:44 AM

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Ouch! Well at least you still have a VolksRod to mess with and your sense of humor is intact. Plus the starter/solenoid 12 and 6 volt combo has me completely confused. Which these days isnít that difficult. Maybe switch to a 9 volt system?

DrHax May 18th, 2020 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591653)
Ouch! Well at least you still have a VolksRod to mess with and your sense of humor is intact. Plus the starter/solenoid 12 and 6 volt combo has me completely confused. Which these days isnít that difficult. Maybe switch to a 9 volt system?

The 12 with a 6 volt solenoid is mainly so I can store the parts easier and not lose anything. The main thing I wanted was a 12 volt solenoid on a 6 volt starter that way the gear would work with the flywheel.

Reasoning is you can use a 6 volt solenoid but it has a higher chance of grinding teeth because things are really spinning fast.

Oh my engine test stand half ring arrived with its 12 and 6 volt bushing
Adapters.

It was the easiest install ever. So easy Iím paranoid and terrified that something isnít right. It was toooo easy. Working with cars is never supposed to be this easy? What is this madness!?:panic:

V8Transporter May 19th, 2020 08:17 AM

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Maybe Ďthings being easy nowí is an attempt to make up for past Ďpains in the buttí parts of projects. 🤔🤔😲😲😀😀

DrHax May 19th, 2020 05:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591661)
Maybe Ďthings being easy nowí is an attempt to make up for past Ďpains in the buttí parts of projects. 🤔🤔😲😲😀😀

Or maybe Iíve spilt enough blood via my face so the car gods are pleased with the blood sacrifice.

Right now Iím trying to work out the wiring for a test engine stand. I just need to get a proper switch and a decent ground.

V8Transporter May 19th, 2020 06:32 PM

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So the Ďcar godsí likely wonít insist you keep your Ďnose to the grindstone.í

DrHax May 20th, 2020 08:31 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591661)
Maybe Ďthings being easy nowí is an attempt to make up for past Ďpains in the buttí parts of projects. 🤔🤔😲😲😀😀

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591664)
So the Ďcar godsí likely wonít insist you keep your Ďnose to the grindstone.í

:funny:

No work will be done today as Iím going back to the cities to get my nose looked at. Iím getting a clear fluid constantly leaking from my left nostril so thatís alarming and since I canít breathe through my nose and have to use my mouth my throat really hurts, honestly Iím a bit worried about infection at this rate, even if Iím not leaking CSP fluid ( or what ever itís called.)


Donít crack your face open. 0/10 would not recommend. Canít see this catching on with the kids.

amrcnbadaz May 20th, 2020 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by DrHax (Post 591665)
Canít see this catching on with the kids.


I wouldn't be so sure of that. That do some pretty dumb shit now-a-days.

ie:TidePod challenge, outlet challenge, the choking game, finding new ways to assault their nards, etc, etc. If you had got a video of it happening to post on youtube, the copycats would be everywhere!

V8Transporter May 20th, 2020 09:04 AM

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Take care of yourself and let us know how itís going.

DrHax May 20th, 2020 10:20 AM

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I swear civic departments get their rocks off by tearing up one ways in front of hospitals. Thereís some civil engineer rubbing themselves knowing theyíre maximising grief and hardship for the dumb poor fucks who have the stupid idea of being able to get to a hospital with ease.

DrHax May 21st, 2020 07:45 AM

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This is a nightmare. The hospital is forcing me to do many things. So the 27th is my surgery I need to come in the day before for stupid fucking covid-19 testing. Keep in mind I live 55 minutes away from that hospital and I canít drive so my family needs to drive me there. Theyíve already driven down there yesterday for me for the assessment. I canít breathe through my fucking nose and the only place I could have caught this stupid fucking virus is at that hospital as Iíve been inthe rural countryside for the last past 16 months unable to leave my house or do much of anything.

Honestly if this crap keeps up I might not be able to finish my car because Iíll be bankrupted as I have no source of income because Iím disabled and applying for ssdi

V8Transporter May 21st, 2020 07:20 PM

Re: I ainít dead yet, making a truck.
 
When my heart started Ďacting up a few years back, a doctor at the VA Clinic gave me a breathing exercise to keep me calm. I kept at it and eventually made the Ďproblem literally go away.
So, get comfortable, breath in slowly through your mouth for five seconds. Hold your breath for five seconds, then breath out for five. Hold again for five seconds. Then repeat. Iíd usually do this eight to ten times. I generally tried to sort of empty my mind as I did this.
Youíre young and stronger than you may think. Youíll get through this.

DrHax May 21st, 2020 09:16 PM

Re: I ainít dead yet, making a truck.
 
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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 591673)
When my heart started Ďacting up a few years back, a doctor at the VA Clinic gave me a breathing exercise to keep me calm. I kept at it and eventually made the Ďproblem literally go away.
So, get comfortable, breath in slowly through your mouth for five seconds. Hold your breath for five seconds, then breath out for five. Hold again for five seconds. Then repeat. Iíd usually do this eight to ten times. I generally tried to sort of empty my mind as I did this.
Youíre young and stronger than you may think. Youíll get through this.

I havenít died yet. I know Iíll get through this. Iím just starting to feel like a sea world dolphin. Watch Dr.Hax the amazing cripple jump through all of these hoops!

Good news though I was able to wire up the postive side of my engine test stand, and I found an affordable windshield for the car so thatís coming in the mail.

Hopefully I can go to the auto parts store and pick up the switches and battery grounding strap I need to finish the test bench then I can see if the engine will start up. Only thing Iím uncertain about is the coil, however I found out the local tractor supply sells coils for 24$:Idunno: also when it comes time to paint it I have figured out the colour I want. Itís 1 gallon of tractor paint mixed with 1 quart of John deer green. This creates a very nice sea foam green which is pretty close to the 1966 Bahamas blue colour. And it should only cost 60$:dancing:

Oh I found a picture of this mixture from the HAMB

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...nt-jpg.795296/


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