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Re: Shop talk

Postby Bsuds » Jul 22nd, 2017, 2:40 pm

There are cheaper ones too. Saw one for half that price.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Jul 23rd, 2017, 6:08 am

Well the goal posts have moved on me . Gave my buddy an 03 ram a few years ago . I owed him some money at the time . Well the old dodge made er back to me . It's just a little 2 wheel drive long box . I was looking for a project though ... maybe my old dodge is gonna be my practice truck before I build a nice one .
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Re: Shop talk

Postby LTD » Jul 24th, 2017, 10:14 am

just remember Driving One Does Get Embarrassing

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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Jul 26th, 2017, 4:36 pm

Meh the guy backed out anyways . I see what u did there Ltd pretty clever
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Re: Shop talk

Postby dirtybiker » Aug 12th, 2017, 8:39 am

Finally got some parts I needed. On back-order for two months.

Sure hope they fit and work.

Sure is cool to have limited run, rare, older machines.

You get used to words and phrases like; back-ordered, discontinued, no longer listed.
That part number doesn't exist. and whatever else they can think to say about
something that was hard to get parts for even when it was new, let alone 35 yrs old.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby dirtybiker » Sep 5th, 2017, 10:14 pm

Pulled the head-liner and door panels from one older ride.
A good cleaning, cut to fit some new sound deadener/heat/cool insulation.
Applied spray adhesive, and started to put it all back together.

I have hopes of at least being able to tell a difference.

It had nothing previously.

Next is the rear panels and possibly the floor.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Nov 21st, 2017, 6:27 am

Well i wrecked my nice Dodge. Bought a flat deck chev. An older one. No more princess truck for this cowboy
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 9th, 2017, 7:10 am

Have to get a master cylinder. Oh the joys of driving older stuff
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Queen K » Dec 11th, 2017, 10:57 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Well i wrecked my nice Dodge. Bought a flat deck chev. An older one. No more princess truck for this cowboy


What happened? :135:
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 11th, 2017, 11:24 am

Queen K wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:Well i wrecked my nice Dodge. Bought a flat deck chev. An older one. No more princess truck for this cowboy


What happened? :135:



Hit a moose.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 11th, 2017, 11:40 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Hit a moose.


Must have heard the slogan;

"If you can't Dodge it, Ram it !"

They can do devastating amounts of damage.

Glad you survived.

As far as the Master brake cylynder.

Old or new it is at least something that a DIY'er can still handle
with a bit of knowledge and some basic hand tools.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 11th, 2017, 11:41 am

I just sold the last of my business equipment, I now have room in my garage to tackle some projects.

My '75 FJ40 can now go in my shop and I can tinker with it and I can finish the restoration of my bike in the video below.


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Re: Shop talk

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 11th, 2017, 12:28 pm

^^^ Sweet ^^^

I'd be proud to own that ! (Topper)

I had a '75 FJ40 for years, it is still going strong and mostly stock.

It's biggest flaw was the double leading shoe front drum brakes.

I was never really able to get them to evenly stay in adjustment.

Disc's were a must.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 11th, 2017, 12:31 pm

dirtybiker wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:Hit a moose.


Must have heard the slogan;

"If you can't Dodge it, Ram it !"

They can do devastating amounts of damage.

Glad you survived.

As far as the Master brake cylynder.

Old or new it is at least something that a DIY'er can still handle
with a bit of knowledge and some basic hand tools.


Hit the moose doing 120 on cruise control.
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Re: Shop talk

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 11th, 2017, 12:42 pm

dirtybiker wrote:^^^ Sweet ^^^

I'd be proud to own that ! (Topper)

I had a '75 FJ40 for years, it is still going strong and mostly stock.

It's biggest flaw was the double leading shoe front drum brakes.

I was never really able to get them to evenly stay in adjustment.

Disc's were a must.


The Topper is a family heirloom, my dad bought it in '78 when I was just 5 years old. I bought it off him when he was downsizing his garage.

The FJ40 I just bought this past spring. It has disc brakes, spring over, power steering and a 305 that will be swapped for a 350.

IMG_5633.JPG

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