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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-14-2018, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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TRICKS and TIPS for FYI - - COTTERPINS: Whenever the opportunity presents itself, replace the cotterpins with Stainless Steel Pins. In the
future, if you have to remove the item held with the cotterpin, you won't fight it and the rust that has collected over time. ACE HARDWARE
is one place where you will find Stainless Steel Pins. LAZY ONE
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post #32 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-24-2018, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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TRICKS and TIPS for FYI: - - SILICONE SPILLS: Silicone is great when used properly. But, misuse around the shop or garage can result in
"fisheyes" when painting or, if silicone is spilled on a floor, can be a spill you don't want. To neutralize silicone use VINEGAR on the
contaminated area. LAZY ONE
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post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-29-2018, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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2006 Black with running boards and chrome package. Have added items from Florida and Texas.
TRICKS and TIPS for FYI: - - PANEL RELOCATION TIP: Whenever you are removing a panel; ie: door, hood or deck lid, consider doing this.
First, make sure that the panel is aligned as it should be. If it isn't, align it. Then, using a metal cutting 1/8" drill bit, drill through both the
panel hinge and the body hinge. Now you may remove the panel. Upon reassembly, attach the panel loosely. Align both parts and insert
the 1/8" drill bit into the previously drilled holes in both hinges. Once the panel is aligned, the screws may be tightened firmly. You will find
that by doing this your realignment issues will be minimal. LAZY ONE
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post #34 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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2006 Black with running boards and chrome package. Have added items from Florida and Texas.
TRICKS and TIPS for FYI: - - DIFFICULT WHEEL REMOVAL: Should you encounter difficulty removing a wheel/rim from its mounting due
to rust formation around the hub and wheel rim, don't attempt to release it by beating on the wheel/rim. First, it is too exhausting, second,
why risk damaging the wheel and/or tire, third, there is an easier way. Go to the wheel that is stuck and loosen all lug nuts 1 or 2 turns.
Now, get in the vehicle and go down the street about 20 mph and hit the brakes. Now go back home and upon inspection you will find the
wheel/rim loose awaiting removal. To prevent this from occurring again, coat the wheel/hub contact areas with anti-sieze compound. LAZY ONE
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post #35 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-02-2018, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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TRICKS and TIPS for FYI: - - WRENCH INTERCHANGEABILITY: Working on vehicles with a mix of SAE and METRIC bolts can pose a headache
when searching for the correct size. In many cases a particular wrench may be used both ways. This may help cut down the number of
wrenches one may search through or what one needs to buy. Here are some examples:
a 1/4" wrench may be used on 6mm
an 8mm wrench may be used on 5/16"
a 9mm wrench may be used on 11/32"
a 7/16" wrench may be used on 11mm
a 13mm wrench may be used on 1/2"
a 9/16" wrench may be used on 14mm
a 16mm wrench may be used on 5/8"
11/16" wrench may be used on 17mm
3/4" wrench may be used on 19mm
21mm wrench may be used on 13/16"
7/8" wrench may be used on 22mm
24mm wrench may be used on 15/16"
1" wrench may be used on 25mm
The sizes that are all their own are 3/8", 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 18mm. This list should prove helpful in cutting down the number of wrenches
to choose from and maybe help your pocket book. LAZY ONE
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post #36 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-07-2018, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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2006 Black with running boards and chrome package. Have added items from Florida and Texas.
TRICKS and TIPS for FYI: - - START-UP PROCEDURE: Whenever starting up a carbureted vehicle that has been sitting for a while (like over the
winter months), pour 1 to 2 onces of gas in the carburetor before trying to start the vehicle It will help in several ways; 1) It will cut down on
the drain to the battery, 2) It will cut down on the strain to the starter, 3) If the vehicle doesn't show signs of starting, at least you will know it
is not from lack of fuel. You know how it is, Spring comes and you want to get the vehicle out and show it off but, take time and do it right.
P.S.: After putting in the fuel, take the time to put the air cleaner back on for safety sake - we don't want a fire! LAZY ONE
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post #37 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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TRICKS and TIPS for FYI: - - MULTIPLE FASTENING: Whenever you have more than one fastener in an item, consider putting all of the fasteners
in loosely before tightening any. This will allow the part to adjust its location; thereby mitigating potiential forcing of any fastener. LAZY ONE
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post #38 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Black with running boards and chrome package. Have added items from Florida and Texas.
TRICKS and TIPS for FYI: - - NOT AUTOMOTIVE RELATED: This is just something you might want to share with your wife or loved one. Have you
ever come across day old pancakes, waffles french toast or pizza to find it no longer has the same texture as it did when it was first made? Well
here's a little tip. Before putting it in the microwave to heat, wet one or both sides with water removing the excess. After microwaving, you will
find the tenderness has returned. If a limited amount of water is desired, use a spray bottle. Should you be the creative type; especially with
pizza, spray a little (extra virgin) olive oil and then heat. LAZY ONE P.S.: This is the limit of my suggestions. Let's hear it from the rest of you.
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