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Old 03-05-2006, 12:40 PM   #15
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Hey! Nice job, when you get some free time, come on over and you can do mine!
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:09 PM   #16
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A Setback But Also Progress

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Hey! Nice job, when you get some free time, come on over and you can do mine!
Andre, I have nothing but time since I started this project what I really wish I had was a little of your expertise.
Today was a set back when I realized I had drilled the holes for the headlight and wiper switches (2) too deep. I forgot to leave a lip and there was nothing for the assembly to grip. Note the first picture which is minus its oak in the lower left corner. I cut a metal plate and am gluing it to the back. Next I will bore holes through the plate.
The second picture represents six hours of wiring, if you could see closer you would notice that only one gauge is wired but all the switches and lights are in place!
My goal was to be complete by end of March now I hope to be complete by the rally in Georgia.
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:23 AM   #17
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Thumbs up Beautiful!!!

I am totally impressed! I just don't think I have that much patience. It looks really GREAT!!!
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Old 03-06-2006, 09:41 AM   #18
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Kent, what a nice job. I worked Saturday installing a new side mount antenna for my radio. Same location as the original. This required taking the dash apart as well as the driver side panel, fishing, and then re-riveting. Now have lacerated index finger on my left hand from the sharp aluminum but I'll heal.
Noticed yesterday on my run to the golf course that I'd knocked off my vacum guage so I'll have to unscrew the panel again .
I also replaced my air hoses to the defroster outlets on the windshield with new hose.
Off to Myrtle Beach in the a.m. tomorrow.
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:00 AM   #19
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this was a great weekend to work here also, I started my spring outside clean up, and was polishing and sealing the side. I also put on a new US Flag/map emblem I found in chrome...it looks great over the spot where the P.O. had a flag sticker that messed up the clearcoat.
Chaplain- your work looks terrific...did you label all those wires?
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Old 03-06-2006, 12:37 PM   #20
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Man - I need to catch up with you guys.
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:31 PM   #21
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Talking Enough, enough.

Man, you guys are cruel. 3+ feet of snow in the last 2 days and another foot on its way. The Silver Slug is 50 miles away on the other side of chain controls. Its parking spot has got several feet of snow covering it and I just spent an hour on my tractor clearing the drive well enough for the Yukon to make it out, I don't know if the Scion could get out.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:00 PM   #22
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Great job Chaplain Kent...my po did mine in aluminum...I think I like yours a little better...joe...
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:36 PM   #23
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Day 2 of Rewiring Another set back!!

Well day two is over and I have another set back. I must say the wiring is starting to make sense and I have realized that most of the wires are actually for the lights to the gauges and not the gauges themselves. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to turn on the ignition and check some of the wiring. If that goes OK i will start it up. My fix with the wipers and headlight switch worked well. Now I need to purchase a deep set socket to tighten the nut. My setback for today is the ignition switch. I forgot to rout out that back side of the oak for the switch assembly to set into. What I will need to do is try and lay on my back with the router and carefully enlarge the circle which will be above my head. This little trick will be done about 7:00 AM CST> If anyone wants to offer prayers at that moment it will be appreciated.
First picture is of repaired panel with headlight and wipers installed. Second picture is what 6 more hours of wiring looks like.
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Old 03-06-2006, 05:42 PM   #24
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:31 AM   #25
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ok the prayers are being sent...your patience is certainly a virtue in this situation.....keep at it!
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:09 AM   #26
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Chaplain Kent,
Nice job with the dash, but LOOK AT THAT HORN BUTTON!!!!! That has to be the coolest thing ever. Mine has only a small 1/4" patch of blue left on the bottom and I think the center of the "a" is all the white there is left.
Forgive me, but I covet thy horn button.....
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:06 PM   #27
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mine has that too, AND the spare tire cover has a matching logo. nya, nyah, nyah ,nyha,nya
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:56 PM   #28
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The Finished Project!

I never thought I would be able to say this but I have finished my dashboard. Well almost, one bolt was a 1/2 short and I was too tired to get a new one today. Everything works and I think it looks great but of course I'm the one who did it. Would I ever attempt a project like this again? NO!
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