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Old 12-23-2018, 02:48 AM   #151
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Installed my replacement brake booster today.
Went well until I took a break to feed the dog.
Noticed the brake light came on, I suppose a adjustment would fix it.
Unfortunately the dog was super lethargic and ate the slowest I have ever seen.
Turns out he has a inflamed glad in his neck.
Instead of trying to adjust we went to the vet.
Hope the antibiotics work.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:33 PM   #152
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Best wishes for a quick recovery for the pooch!
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:08 AM   #153
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Best wishes for a quick recovery for the pooch!
Thanks, he seems better. Watching closely.
I tightened the brake master to the booster, hoping the pressure would position the pedal in such a way to make the switch work properly.
No such luck. I will probably pull the drivers seat so it's easier for me to have a look/see.
Unless I have one of the boys over before I get to it.
Is it possible that the booster rod differs from year to year?
I'll figure it out.
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Old 12-24-2018, 08:24 AM   #154
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Have not had the pleasure of having to change out either on mine.....usually the rods have some sort of threaded length adjustment so that a replacement needs to be set to the same length as the one that came out.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:05 AM   #155
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Boring update,
Picked up new commando bumpers from John 242
Nice to visit with him briefly.(sick dog in the car)
One has a ding in it. I think some heat and my press
It'll come around.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:07 AM   #156
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Hmmm, didn't see that. When I get another front bumper for my 242 that's in better shape, I'll give you that one. It'll just need the trim swapped over to it from the one you got from me.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:14 AM   #157
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Not bad, as brutally strong as they are it's hard to find nice ones 35+ years later.
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:41 AM   #158
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Hmmm, didn't see that. When I get another front bumper for my 242 that's in better shape, I'll give you that one. It'll just need the trim swapped over to it from the one you got from me.
Thanks but I think I can make it work.
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Old 12-31-2018, 07:34 PM   #159
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Hope the dog is feeling better. Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:59 PM   #160
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Hope the dog is feeling better. Happy New Year!
Thanks Nels, back at Cha!
Dog is struggling, barfed in the car on the way home Saturday and hasn't really gotten better since. Thought it was okay to drive him in the fat Camry (Avalon) instead of the adventure van.
I was wrong.
May have another vet e room visit if tomorrow doesn't get better.
Since I have been dog sitting (and clean up)
Nothing much has happened.
I did pull the drivers seat to see if I can get a look at the brake light switch. No dice.
I don't see any adjustments on the rod.
Mirror time?

Happy New year t-brickers!
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:52 PM   #161
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RIP Timmy.....
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My sincere condolences.

RIP, no little footsteps running about, and the house seems so empty.

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Old 01-01-2019, 10:04 PM   #163
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Sorry to hear that!

They get to be like your children.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:18 PM   #164
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What the heck happened? That is NOT the way to start the New Year. This sucks big time. Sorry about the little one.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:19 PM   #165
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That just sucks ---- man, so sorry to hear that. I was kinda worried when the first visit didn't resolve the issue quickly. Sending best thoughts and wishes your way....
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:37 PM   #166
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My sincere condolences.

RIP, no little footsteps running about, and the house seems so empty.

Something missing that's for sure!

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Sorry to hear that!

They get to be like your children.
Nanci gave that dog all of her " I have no children left in the house" love.

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What the heck happened? That is NOT the way to start the New Year. This sucks big time. Sorry about the little one.
Doctor suspected Lymphoma, it got bad quick. The pic in my van was Thursday, when he seemed much better. Sadly it didn't last.

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That just sucks ---- man, so sorry to hear that. I was kinda worried when the first visit didn't resolve the issue quickly. Sending best thoughts and wishes your way....
Thanks!
He is in the woods in our backyard just behind the chain-link fence that separates the lawn from the trees. So mamma can see him. Old fashion rock pile grave.

Nanci already brought up getting a puppy. Not just ready for that. Maybe Spring?

Back to 242 stuff (wipe eyes)
Got some body supplies today, primer and mud.
Funny I told the guy its been years so I should just start over and pretend I am a beginner .
(which I suppose I am)
Now primer is etching and sand able, that's pretty cool!
Learned much at the paint supply, now to get busy.

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Sorry about your dog... that's a tough way to start the year.

RIP Timmy.
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All dogs go to heaven! He will be part of this thread and your project.

My wife lost her lab and Golden a month apart..... got me in return. She’s still shaking her head about that one.

RIP Timmy......
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My wife says “all men are dogs.” Therefore...
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I'm sorry to hear about losing your dog. They are members of the family.
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Sorry about your dog... that's a tough way to start the year.

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I like what you did there M.Y.
Not big progress but I have been getting some done. Decided to use one black and one standard commando. Thoughts on painting them?
Both have work needed. On the standard will I need to remove the anodizing? Hope not.
Not done with the quarter and I am tired of sanding.
(Well get use to it! LOL)
I want something close to the factory look.
Speaking of decisions.......
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:14 PM   #172
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I carefully cleaned and scuffed the bright commando bumpers and had them clear coated during the paint process. Nothing stuck. It all flacked off in sheets. The anodized finish couldn't be scuffed enough for paint to stick without cutting the finish which I didn't want to do.

Best result was on the Bertone where I removed all the rubber bumpers and DA buffed the finish with paint rubbing compound.

My wife had to grieve a year before she could adopt a replacement for our lost 'child'.
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:37 PM   #173
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The front bumper in particular takes a beating from debris. Me? I’d send ‘em off and have ‘em powder coated. I made mine easy to remove - every 3 years or so I pull it and repaint.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:49 PM   #174
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RIP Timmy... Been there, done that too many times over the past few years.

Powder coating is a good plan of action.

Geez, she acts fast. I'm still not ready for a replacement Maine Coon cat after 14 months.

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Old 01-19-2019, 07:54 PM   #175
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This thread is good to see. My original intention was to have the extra work down to fix the quarter panel in place and save the factory panel. Nelson is trying to convince me not to replace the quarter panel. This thread is a good pint of reference.
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