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  1. Nice work. I just made a perimeter for my old Myford out of alloy angle, but left a small section out on the front right for sweeping swarf out into a dustpan. it's useful..
  2. That is super cool... ^ On the other end of the scale, I'm a leather Barry now. The ~ 15 yr old leather lounge suite was a bit fucked, stitching coming apart, heat, dirt, neglect, colour wearing off, holes. Didn't really take before pics but apart from damaged sections it pretty much looked like this... It's a good set though, reclining chairs you can sleep in and couch has pop up footrests so I wanted to save it. Started by buying a curved leather needle and upholstery thread, watching youtube on how to re-stitch things, and it came out ok... Then gave whole suite a good clean (bought a Pelle leather care kit). Sprayed it with liquid cleaner, brushed in small circles (I used a new soft shoe brush) and wiped with clean rags, so much grime came off. Then before applying the reconditioner cream I looked at addressing the colour and holes. Bought some bits from Temu, leather dye, filler and glue... Glued a small patch underneath the hole and filled with a flexible filler that takes colour apparently, seemed to go ok... and before and after... Then applied colour dye, just rubbed in with clean rags where needed, the dark brown was a good match, and let it dry overnight. This was first coat, I reapplied where necessary... Applied it in sections... Then rubbed in reconditioning cream liberally, it's dark & shiny here cos just applied but will soak in... Bloody pleased overall, pretty satisfying work, looks like a new one, and has passed furry thing approval...
  3. Yeah the sheer concept and awesome engineering are cool and all, but I think the best part of this build is the reactions from internet experts. I genuinely wonder why some people are so keen to show the world their stupidity... And Alex's replies are fucking hilarious...
  4. ^ can create projectiles though. I've used a grease gun in the past ok, just screwed a grease nipple into bleed port from memory...
  5. There's loads of Mericans painting these. Quite a few do them in sports teams colours for tailgate brews & beers...
  6. And after cleaning everything else gave it an hr with the lid on outside at around 200 Dec C to cure paint, and reassembled. Looks pretty good... Would look mint in red caliper paint or with coat of hi-temp clear gloss, but that would mean spending money...
  7. Wombling Barry BBQ restoration. Weber Q a bit fucked from being run over at a campsite plus being left outside by the sea. Had spare exhaust paint and need a BBQ this weekend so gave it a go...
  8. I'll see if I can find pics of one I saw at a car show. It was very neatly done...
  9. My old ute sat decomposing in the back yard, and the dodgy neighbour asked if he could work on it to pass the time. He was just out of jail and not working. I said sure, then a month later he was back in jail and ute was missing. Never reported it cos was worth fuck all then (late 90s). Wonder if it's too late to ask the coppers if it's still alive...
  10. H series Holdens, X series coons and V series Vals FTW...
  11. Fibre timing gears is a weak point. Can replace them with alloy ones that give a slight blower-type whine. Found this on back of Pics peanut butter jar label this morning. Not sure there was a 3 speed column change 308 option? Lazy linkages is on point tho...
  12. Sweet. I had an HQ ute, 202 traumatic, bull bars. Miss it... Mate had a beige Belmont, think it was 173? Super budget, Kingswood was the flash model, the Belmont didn't have interior arm rests and the ciggy lighter was a circle of match lighting paper glued to the dash...
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