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Old 05-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
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Finish that damn pickup and post a vid of its maiden voyage.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:12 PM   #3
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Finish that damn pickup and post a vid of its maiden voyage.
Yeah, and all those fekkin mowers too......


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Old 05-26-2014, 02:50 PM   #4
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Amen. This one isn't a project per say, just baby sitting it for Dad. Took it on the longest road trip its probably ever been on under its own power- 40 miles from my brothers house to here.





It could use lots of things, but I'm just going to be taking care of a few basic items. The speedometer, for example. Not that you'd ever have to worry about getting a speeding ticket in it.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:56 PM   #5
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"A few items"....

Yeah right. The next thing you know it'll be stripped down and painted John Deere green!
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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Hmm... You know, I don't think Dad would mind John Deere Greene... Pretty sure thats the color of his blood.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #7
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aint nothing run with John Deere green blood, or Land Rover green either!

I have repaired bike frame that I am wanting to build up aain and have repainted John Deere green and yellow
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:00 PM   #8
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Finish that damn pickup and post a vid of its maiden voyage.
I've honestly tried a couple of times to drop off the bits at the engine shop... Schedules just haven't matched up. Summer starts in 4 more days though.

Bath time!

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Old 05-26-2014, 07:28 PM   #9
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how about that Ferrari/fiero?

you get smart and give up on it?
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #10
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Sort of. Been driving it off and on, but I'd much rather ride the ST. 'Specially since the Fiero is averaging a quart of oil every 60 miles. And no, it doesn't leak.

Piddling around some more. Tore the dash apart to replace a bulb, only to find the bulb was fine. After some looking I found the disconnected wire, and viola! Blinker indicator works.



Was also checking the speedo cable in there.



Cable is fine, the odometer is working, but the speedo isnt. It almost looks like the needle fell off of the spindle but that big black button is holding it in place. Will have to play with it more later.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:34 PM   #11
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Did ya check the speedo cable at the drivers front wheel? Had a few bugs break the cable where it goes into the dust cap or lose the cir-clip that holds it in place and got pushed back.


Awesome Thang though! Always wanted one


EDIT: Never mind, Re-read your post..
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:06 PM   #12
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Technically the Thing is not a Kubelwagen but certainly it's nearest relative in a civilian vehicle. I've always wanted a Thing, it is one of the few aircooled VW models I've never owned.

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Old 05-27-2014, 02:09 PM   #13
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Looks similar to mine
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:37 PM   #14
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I've forgotten how much this thing is. Every time I drive it it puts a huge smile on my face. The little kid ridding his scooter whose jaw hit the ground and then gave me a thumbs up was the icing on the cake.

Noticed a squeak squeak squeak from the right front when stepping on the brakes, so I pulled the wheel of for an inspection.



Whups.



Found 'em all, cleaned them all up, and got them re packed and back on. Talk about a pain in the but.



Both bearings seemed okay, no obvious issues with the brakes, but I did notice this.





Apparently the wheel rubs on the upper arm when turned sharp?

Did I mention I *love* driving this car?
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:39 AM   #15
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That tire looks a little too wide for those wheels. I'm not very familiar with those so skinny tire sizes like that might be really uncommon nowadays. Also those tires look like they are pretty old...
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