Redemption? flatcat's 521

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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:29 pm

Well, at least it's doing something.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:46 pm

It will get used properly in the near future.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Taterhead » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:13 am

Snow shovel. Put a snow shovel on it.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Taterhead » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:16 am

Oh and as far as the yellow inner lights, I got mine off of an old Merc from pull-a-part for about $4 each. If you go that route as opposed to LED. But you probably already knew that you could use those.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:37 am

We don't the have any old stuff around here like that. If we did I'd go find an old e30 and use all 4 of those lights.

New Wagner yellows are like $10 all over the place. Although, Mercedes yellows would be nicer.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:03 pm

My brother used Mercedes on the Backwoods 521.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:29 pm

I promised work...here is so.e of what I am doing...


I scored a really nice Grant GT wheel from eBay a while back...

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Got it cheap. Because of this...

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Time to fix that.


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I will let that sit for a day or two and do the final sand and paint to the wheel.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:35 pm

Also...After pondering what I wanted to do with my headlights.

I originally wanted H4 outers with yellow middles to use as DRLs.

After what Jacob said, archaic lights vs. more modern, I think I'll look at something different.

H4 outers, and H1 inners for high beams...Housings made by the same manufacturer.

Question though...Do the outers get a high beam signal when the highs turn on?
If they did, and the high beam on the H4 activated at the same time as the inners I would need to only do the pin-out swap to make everything work.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Laecaon » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:09 pm

510 factory is like that (lows turn off), high is all four. I think the 521 is the same.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:17 pm

K. That will be the route I take then.

For now...Steering wheel fix. Garage clean up/modifications.

Next...Dash removal/electrical repairs. Steering wheel mounting. Modification to pedals.

Next, next...Engine removal/5 speed swap.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:50 pm

Welp...




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There is a gap or two created by the Gorilla Glue expanding. I'll get back to this thing another time and full those gaps.

For now, very impressed for a cheap fix. After I fill in the gaps I'll paint the spaces and gaps with some black Testors.

Cheers!
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby wayno » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:23 pm

You cannot even see that side when your driving.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Laecaon » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:32 pm

More reason to never use Gorilla Glue. I only will use it on ugly things.

E6000 is probably the adhesive I would have used.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:41 pm

I asked tons of people. The only consistent reply was Gorilla Glue.

I asked a handful of interior guys-all said GG.


I'm fine with the turnout. $30 wheel, $3 repair.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:46 pm

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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:47 pm

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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:19 pm

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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Laecaon » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:01 pm

What!?! a not HF cherry picker?
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby flatcat19 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:37 pm

It's Kevin's hoist. I have no clue. I don't own one myself.


I did use my HF aluminum 2 ton Jack and some HF Jack stands.


HF 27mm socket for the crank bolt.
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Re: Redemption? flatcat's 521

Postby Taterhead » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:37 am

That whole process deserves a like button.

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