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Forum: Builds! 02-13-2018, 12:22 AM
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Posted By bkvail
yes, I have done a couple mystery braid...

yes, I have done a couple mystery braid bracelets. I can macrame also. I made a leather shoelace horn pull for my brother-in-laws 48 Pete years ago
Forum: Builds! 02-12-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,363
Posted By bkvail
thanks guys! We got a little more done on...

thanks guys!

We got a little more done on the Diamond T since the video. We ordered a 'momentary' switch for the original electric horn. Brian made a bracket for the switch on the inside of the...
Forum: Builds! 02-11-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 171
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Posted By bkvail
I have been neglectimg our build thread, but here...

I have been neglectimg our build thread, but here is a video of our progress:
https://youtu.be/kSkJyako6jg
Forum: Builds! 02-09-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 5,516
Posted By bkvail
hopefully you just strained your pericardium and...

hopefully you just strained your pericardium and this is a one-time event.

I can attest to those ambulances being so uncomfortable. Imagine it on a backboard (I got that ride when rear-ended...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 12-26-2017, 01:19 PM
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Posted By bkvail
where did you find those earthman? I am assuming...

where did you find those earthman? I am assuming they are reproductions? I would like to get some myself! No project in mind, but they would be nice to have on hand!
Forum: Builds! 12-13-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,076
Posted By bkvail
I agree with the recluse bite - you might need...

I agree with the recluse bite - you might need antibiotics! I seem to be a magnet for spider bites, I get a couple a year at least. Arms at night or legs during the day from my coveralls. Not...
Forum: Builds! 11-30-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,076
Posted By bkvail
we are using a leather 3rd row seat from a...

we are using a leather 3rd row seat from a Suburban in our 36 Diamond T - we even made it so it can be removed just like in the Suburban. (our is from a '98). We have plenty of leg room, but it is...
Forum: Builds! 11-22-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 9,076
Posted By bkvail
I would notice the 1/2'' offset, but I am OCD :D ...

I would notice the 1/2'' offset, but I am OCD :D It will probably be fine!

I would say that your piece from the donor wasn't an offal (or awful) cut afterall! [cl
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 11-16-2017, 01:35 PM
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Posted By bkvail
someone has a vivid imagination for this...

someone has a vivid imagination for this photoshopped pic!
Forum: Builds! 11-10-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 171
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Posted By bkvail
so, not much has been accomplished since the last...

so, not much has been accomplished since the last post - I ended up picking up an industrial sewing machine to do the final stitching on the headliner (headliner to panelboard perimeter). My regular...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-06-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By bkvail
hmmm, I kinda like this idea. A lot cheaper...

hmmm, I kinda like this idea. A lot cheaper than a new motor and probably pretty easy to set up. I will probably still go with a servo motor in the future, but maybe this will help me get by and...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-06-2017, 11:25 AM
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Views: 1,389
Posted By bkvail
which video is that Old Iron? I was thinking...

which video is that Old Iron? I was thinking about going with the Reliable SewQuiet 6000 ''servo'' motor, but I can't afford it until after Christmas probably. Unless I sell a quilt or something...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-05-2017, 02:18 PM
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Views: 1,389
Posted By bkvail
Ah, makes sense. I probably will be looking into...

Ah, makes sense. I probably will be looking into re-powering it in the near future then. I am going to still try the smaller pulley to get me by.... as I have NO idea about putting a different...
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-05-2017, 02:16 PM
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Views: 1,389
Posted By bkvail
yup, been doing the google thang - watched that...

yup, been doing the google thang - watched that video 3x's and read that article twice haha. Not a lot more out there in google land on the machine!
Forum: Shop/Garage/Tool talk! 11-04-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,389
Posted By bkvail
Industrial sewing machine - Singer 111w151

I guess this is considered a tool - anybody else have a Singer 111w151? I can find very little about the machine - I think it was military issue as it had a number written on it in military green...
Forum: Builds! 10-31-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,363
Posted By bkvail
http://www.how-to-build-hotrods.com/headliner-inst...

http://www.how-to-build-hotrods.com/headliner-installation.html - this is the tutorial I am following for the headliner. It originally came from HAMB
Forum: Builds! 10-30-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,363
Posted By bkvail
OK, here is the 1/8'' luan that is installed in...

OK, here is the 1/8'' luan that is installed in the ceiling of the truck, screwed the to original steel bow.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/24192745098_55de3505f4_c.jpg...
Forum: Builds! 10-30-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,363
Posted By bkvail
I will try to get a pic of the ceiling - it has...

I will try to get a pic of the ceiling - it has a piece of luan screwed to the steel bow that goes across the middle of the ceiling. The panelboard on the back of the headliner will get contact...
Forum: Builds! 10-27-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,363
Posted By bkvail
Thanks Corpo, that means a lot coming from you...

Thanks Corpo, that means a lot coming from you (and Bob, Earthman, and Dutch!)

I am using this tutorial for the headliner (I have never done ANY auto upholstery before and don't even own an...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 10-27-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 607,910
Posted By bkvail
me too Corpo - on a modern 4x4 chassis. Brian...

me too Corpo - on a modern 4x4 chassis. Brian says the Diamond T is our last build though, booooo. Maybe he will change his mind when we are done with it? I love that truck to pieces, but it...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 10-27-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,985
Posted By bkvail
Thanks to Dr. Crankenstein, no border.... he did...

Thanks to Dr. Crankenstein, no border.... he did sepia and B&W, but I rather prefer the B&W afterall :)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4512/37267707324_45c8b2da96_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YMdK11)
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 10-27-2017, 07:28 PM
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Views: 944
Posted By bkvail
awesome, thanks!!!

awesome, thanks!!!
Forum: Builds! 10-27-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,363
Posted By bkvail
Thanks guys! I got the second half of the panel...

Thanks guys! I got the second half of the panel stitched and applied to the panelboard. I also worked on more prep to the truck for the wood to staple the perimeter of the headliner to. I just...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 10-27-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,985
Posted By bkvail
Thanks! I posted the pic on your photo thread :)

Thanks! I posted the pic on your photo thread :)
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 10-27-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By bkvail
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/471/31601722184_62d...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/471/31601722184_62d6e1cc94_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Q9x623)

thanks for the offer to sepia tone the pic for me!
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