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Look above your avatar photo at your new member title.

 

AHHHHHHHHHH....Now I see (said the blind woman).

 

Cool!

 

I likey!

 

Thanks Mike  :thumbup:

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AHHHHHHHHHH....Now I see (said the blind woman).

 

Cool!

 

I likey!

 

Thanks Mike  :thumbup:

 

Not many get custom member titles.

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No one who has ever asked has gotten one either.

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Scooter stuff asked and got one. Not the one he wanted.

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Scooter stuff asked and got one. Not the one he wanted.

 

Yea I was thinking the same thing, some whining was involved.

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NOTES did, so I changed his Senior Member to Señor Member. And Fuck NOTES

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I was thinking too, move the tabs up like you said then weld an insert or something into or on top of the round tube ....

Set it up to thread a bolt in and you could create a way to adjust the recline...

 

Ok, so I finally found time for this little project & decided to modify the seat frame. Rather than shearing off the tab/stopper on the seat back, I decided to trim off a bit of the bottom frame tube & notch it out so that the tab/stopper rests on that instead...just a bit lower than before. I gained about 3/4 to a half of an inch of room & it made a nice difference in that now the seat back can recline slightly (since I have plenty of room with the seat moved forward for my short legs). I'm happy with the results. Simple, & didn't require any welding (good thing, cos I dunno how). All I used was a Dremel & a metal file.

 

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Less than an hour I'd say. Could do a little more filing to make it more smoothed out though.

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You actually took quit a bit off, a little is a lot in that situation, if you took off to much you

could drill the tab/stopper and use large washers and a bolt to adjust it to the perfect position.

It will also be at a different angle when the tab/stopper hits the tube, it would be best if the tab/stopper

rested on the tube evenly, but I suppose the back of the seat will rest on the rear of the cab so it

doesn't matter, even an 1/8th inch off the tube would/should be a couple inches at the top of the 

back of the seat.

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Or 30 seconds with a portaband :D

 

Not sure what that is Matt but 30 seconds sounds a helluva lot better

 

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That would not be my first buy for cutting things, I would and did buy a small Dewalt grinder and then buy cutoff wheels, more time would have been spent determining where the cut should be made and what angle than the cut itself which would be 10/20 seconds.

Here is the grinder I use the most.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DeWalt-DWE402-4-1-2-11-Amp-Paddle-Switch-Angle-Grinder/302406978596?hash=item4668dc4c24:g:zo4AAOSwRh1Zh2b3

I also have one of these, but the battery doesn't last long enough for heavy duty work and you have to buy batteries as they don't normally come with them on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DEWALT-Bare-Tool-DC411B-4-1-2-Inch-18-Volt-Cordless-Cut-Off-Tool-No-battery/202117145733?hash=item2f0f1ee485:g:l3sAAOSwke9aDu6z

I use the 120 volt grinder a lot, but they are scary when you first start using them, I use 6/7 inch cutting discs on it and the blade is right there near my fingers as I have to remove the guard to use the larger cutting discs, the disc wear down though and then are farther away from my fingers, and yes I have cut myself doing stupid stuff like cutting an exhaust pipe under the vehicle and having the cutting disc jam and then having the grinder pull my hand into the blade, never had that happen on the cordless one as the trigger is in the tool not on the outside of the tool. 

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There is no comparison between a bandsaw and a cutoff wheel. 

 

I never said there was, the Bandsaw is much safer in many ways, but it is easier used in a work bench situation where one is out in the open.

I know people that have both tools, at first they use the bandsaw a lot, but eventually it gets buried and you never see it again till you ask them about it and they then point and say "it's over there".

The grinder has many uses, grinder disc, cutting disk, flap disc and all can be mounted fast, plus the grinder is much cheaper, but your not likely going to get stuff in your eye using the bandsaw, while I have been to the doctor at least 3 times getting stuff removed from my eyes, every time has been after I figured out you can get stuff in your eyes, before when I didn't know you could get stuff in you eyes I never got stuff in my eyes, I went years without issues. :lol:

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Probably have to take the seat out for the band saw. Awkward at best to hold in position for straight cut and no binding. Angle grinder with 2mm cut off wheel would be my first choice. If the seat was out where you can get to it it's a toss up. No sparks to fuck up the upholstery with the saw. 

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Uh...whahhh...Mmmm...

 

Thx guys. Appreciate the input (as always) but I'm now even happier that I kept it simple using a very basic Dremel & cutting disk. It cut it in about 10-15min each side...the other half hour was spent filing & picking burs/thorns out of my clothes from kneeling in the field. Basic tools for a basic mind perhaps...but it worked & the seatback doesn't even touch the rear of the cab wall. It's just a slight angle that feels more comfortable

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Sorry Angela, there is no wrong way just faster or maybe easier. I've cut a die cast dash ('65 Pontiac) for DIN style radio by hand using Kleenexes around a hacksaw blade.

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As Mike said, there is no wrong way to do what you did except maybe using a cutting torch, that would just be wrong in that situation.

I can think of a lot of ways, the hacksaw comes to mind first, with the seat slid forward and the blade on pointed sideways it would easily be doable, the Dremel would not have been my first choice as I don't have the patients, but if that is what you have then that is what will do the job, I have 2 Dremels myself, I use them with small wire wheels to clean hard to get to spots or on things that are delicate like fuel tank sender post connetions.

The whole point is others also read these threads and choices were given, you did what needed to be done to accomplish an end result.  :thumbup:

 

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Bought this tailgate from Gene at the Eagle Rock meet this past weekend. It was primered but today I rattlecanned it with some baby blue (not an exact match but close enough) & then brushed on some offwhite paint for the lettering. 

 

I just need to figure out how to get the old tailgate off (plan to make a bench out of it  :thumbup: ) so, any advice would be appreciated. I got a set of new hinges because the driver's side hinge looks bent. I don't think it's gonna be easy to hammer that pin out. I assume the new hinges must be welded on? Old hinges cut off?  :confused:

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Bought this tailgate from Gene at the Eagle Rock meet this past weekend. It was primered but today I rattlecanned it with some baby blue (not an exact match but close enough) & then brushed on some offwhite paint for the lettering. 

 

I just need to figure out how to get the old tailgate off (plan to make a bench out of it  :thumbup: ) so, any advice would be appreciated. I got a set of new hinges because the driver's side hinge looks bent. I don't think it's gonna be easy to hammer that pin out. I assume the new hinges must be welded on? Old hinges cut off?  :confused:

Angela buy a 25.00 spray gun go tofinish masters and have them match it up and re do it. It will be fun and look better in the long run. 

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It was actually tan or sand color. But looks good

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Angela buy a 25.00 spray gun go tofinish masters and have them match it up and re do it. It will be fun and look better in the long run. 

 

I'll look into that once I recuperate from my shopping spree at Eagle Rock. I'm working on rebuilding that L20b I got for free, too so priorities are shifting a bit. This is a temporary fix for now Tanker. I'm planning to pull the L16 with A87 peanut head & 5 speed out of my wagon & put it in the 521, then put the rebuilt L20b with another, A87 peanut head & fresh 5 speed in the wagon. Baby steps but FUN! I wish I could do nothing but Datsun stuff 24/7.

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