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Old 02-12-2018, 12:31 PM
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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 upper console, and we put a hole through for a pull cord. So, the horn will activate with a pull of the cord like an air horn.


Colors are a little distorted from the flash, but it shows detail better than no flash:


The cord that is on the switch now is just temporary - I am still deciding what to use for the final pull cord. Any ideas? I think it needs to be shorter and probably dark brown. Anything too heavy (like beads) would probably swing around too much.



yesterday we started working on the running boards. We decided we wanted to add a third support under them because the original 2 flexed quite a bit and we are bigger than people back in the 30s were haha. So, Brian fabbed up some brackets that worked like the originals. This meant we were 4 carriage bolts short though, so that is as far as we got on that yesterday.




Someone asked us one time, ''how many grinders DO you need?". Um, at least one more? haha


and, sharing a little of my husband's artwork. Truck was made from an old mudflap hanger from the log truck trailer and bits from the scrap bin.


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Old 02-12-2018, 01:38 PM
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Thanks for the updates.

Great artwork!

There's never too many grinders.

Your headliner is very nice.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:57 PM
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5 grinders is barely enough. 3 die grinders is not enough.

Nice art work.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:50 PM
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Love the art work!!! nice job on the braces also...

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I also have an arsenal of grinders... can't have too many!

I dig the art as well... on the side, I think I like Rainier... we used to get it here, haven't seen it on our shelves for years, now.

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thanks guys!

I am still deciding what to use for the final pull cord. Any ideas? I think it needs to be shorter and probably dark brown. Anything too heavy (like beads) would probably swing around too much.
Paracord tied in a hangman's noose.

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Old 02-12-2018, 07:06 PM
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For the horn switch you could use braided leather or raw hide.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:17 PM
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I like kenny's idea! Can you mystery braid?
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:46 PM
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Love the art too! A fine job...
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:07 PM
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Dig the art work as well...
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:22 AM
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I like kenny's idea! Can you 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
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