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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2011, 11:22:42 PM »

Popcorn Sutton was an epic and great man. Its too bad he never realized how many fans he had, we someone could have smuggled him out of the state and into safety. Its a system of keeping Robin Hood like men out of the states clutches that is currently working for the "King of Pot": John Robert Boone.
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« Reply #91 on: January 09, 2011, 06:47:11 AM »

Good idea. Lets work on that.

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« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2011, 12:58:46 PM »

I had to change out the front passenger side bearings in my wife's 95 VW Golf. Discovered early on thanks to the road salt and the cheapo way the car is constructed I would have to think outside the box to get this stuff done.
Also found out maintenance books are not reality based.

After breaking my puller on the rusty tie rod, I used a 20mm wrench A peace of 1/2 " steel and a modified clamp I had from a earlier car nightmare (a 1/4" strap of stainless bent around with a 3/8 bolt through it) and... didn't budge. So I swung it 90 degrees and used the anti sway bar between the wrench and the steel, this stabilized the puller set up and gave more leverage. Still didn't budge. So I stuck my jack under the tie rod and whacked the drive assembly with my BFH. Sorted.


In the book it said "lightly whack the spline with a rubber mallet and pull the steering drive assembly from the car." Yeah right. I fabricated a puller and pushed against bolts screwed into the lugnut holes. I used a 1/2 inch bolt to push the spline out. Rust had assured hat I had to use torque all the way off.

The book said it was possible to press the bearings out with a good vice.....somehow. Anyway when I got that far I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to use a vice to do that. So I noticed a tool I built a while back to put in fence posts. I used it once in the 90's and it had been doing duty as a doorstop in my garage ever sense. The 1" plate I used for weight made a fine pressing surface. I welded some box steel around and after acquiring my 2 ton hydraulic screw jack from my Nissan, I had me a press.

When I pressed in the new bearings, I used the exploded remaines of the old one. I belt sanded the big one a bit so it wouldn't catch, but it did anyway. I welded a bit of steel across and popped it out with a hammer and a punch. The smaller one worked fine as it was.
Road tested the car, seemed to work fine. Knock on wood. :shock:

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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #93 on: February 20, 2011, 01:27:01 PM »

Fucking German cars..............

Great when they're running, but a huge pain in the ass when you have to fix them. Always gotta have some weird ass tool that is only used on that specific model and year car, paper thin open ended 32mm wrenches to remove the radiator fan clutch bolt between the radiator and clutch axle.........annoying.


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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #94 on: February 20, 2011, 02:54:02 PM »

jesus dude

no torches?

no breakaway spray?
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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #95 on: February 20, 2011, 03:04:31 PM »

That job did look brutal.

attaboy for gettin er done!
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« Reply #96 on: February 20, 2011, 04:48:25 PM »

Only three more wheels to go!  :D
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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #97 on: February 20, 2011, 05:31:07 PM »

jesus dude

no torches?

no breakaway spray?

A real man FORCES shit apart..............




then goes and buys a new one when it breaks.
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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #98 on: February 20, 2011, 11:56:53 PM »

Only three more wheels to go!  :D

Already changed the back ones. They were adjustable tapered types, which are easy to do.

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« Reply #99 on: February 21, 2011, 01:02:41 PM »

I'm gonna drop the titles of some books, I have literally no idea of how I got them zipped and stored on my HD. I'm sure you could google the title and find the same thing.

canadian_b-gl-382-003pt-001 - 2002.zip
united _states_marine_mrcp_3-02f - 8_june_1992.pdf
united_states_army_fm_3-3-1 - 9_september_1994.pdf
united_states_army_fm_9-13 - 4_november_1986.pdf
united_states_army_mm 2598.pdf
united_states_army_tc_21-3 - 17_march_1986.pdf
united_states_army_tc_21-21 - 25_june_1991.pdf
united_states_marine_mcrp_6-11a - 14_april_1997.pdf
united_states_marine_mwtc_summer - 6_february-2005.pdf
united_states_marine_mwtc_winter - 6_february-2005.pdf
united_states_navy_navmed p-5055 - aug_2001.pdf
us marine corps - mwtc cold weather medicine course.pdf
us marine corps - mwtc wilderness medicine course.pdf
us_army_corps_of_engineers_em 385-1-80 - 30_may_1970.pdf
wood_gas_generator.pdf


My google search led to a RapdiShit list
http://www.scribd.com/doc/9450746/Books

My favorite is that gas generator. If I ever had the need, I'd be cuttin down trees to drive around the neighborhood.
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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #100 on: March 06, 2011, 10:06:14 AM »




Made another one. The new one is better balanced though.

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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #101 on: March 06, 2011, 10:08:39 AM »

damn, it looks freezing cold there!  I like the one that cut the tree limb off!  The one by the dollar bill...is that the one?
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« Reply #102 on: March 06, 2011, 10:21:00 AM »

They both look awesome!  You're a real craftsman!
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« Reply #103 on: March 06, 2011, 10:25:32 AM »

They are the same knife. In the photo With the two together, the earlier knife from this thread is pitchered with it for comparisen purposes.

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Re: Mad Max / Off the Grid tips n' tricks
« Reply #104 on: March 06, 2011, 10:32:02 AM »

the new one looks like it has a slightly larger blade.
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