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Unread 03-19-2012, 07:36 PM   #9406
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Well let's see.fiest I finished putting my subs and amps in. Finally. Drove it for the 2nd time. First since it has been in my name. Oh and put 70$ in the tank. Ugh. And I caught my self looking back at it as I walked into the gas station. It may be stock but she she is pretty

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Unread 03-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #9407
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did some more cutting and grinding.. frame stiffeners to be re installed tomorrow
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Unread 03-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #9408
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Swapped my rear lower control arms for some new to me arms that I got a while back.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #9409
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did some more cutting and grinding.. frame stiffeners to be re installed tomorrow
No safety glasses.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:37 PM   #9410
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No safety glasses.
and no guard on the grinder

and spraying the sparks right on the paint
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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #9411
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and no guard on the grinder

and spraying the sparks right on the paint
I dont care about the guard ether.. But glasses is a must.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #9412
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Swapped my rear lower control arms for some new to me arms that I got a while back.
It almost looks like the new to you arm is a front lower, not a rear lower... unless they're not ligned up in the picture. Rear lowers are longer than front lowers.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #9413
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I dont care about the guard ether.. But glasses is a must.
ever had a grinding wheel explode?
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #9414
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ever had a grinding wheel explode?
I was messing with a grinder when I was in highschool and the wheel exploded. It was a pretty frightening experience. I don't remember what I was grinding, but I do remember the exploding wheel. Luckily, I wasn't hit by it. It shot across the workroom in my grandparents basement and the pieces hit the concrete wall, leaving marks on the wall. I could only imagine if it got me. I haven't touched a grinder since...
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #9415
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ever had a grinding wheel explode?
i have...lets just say thank God for welding gloves and well made crotch areas on jeans...

on topic; still looking for a driver side door panel to no avail; and fixed up the passenger seat; the backrest gear was stuck somehow.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:19 PM   #9416
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ever had a grinding wheel explode?
did today. Hit me right in the pinky. SUCKS>... Good thing I was wearing gloves and safety glasses...


Today, I spent all day reinforcing my rear bumper mounting points. Went from thin angle iron to Hefty Square tubing. Bolted it up to the reinforcing steel to the back part of the unibody. and repainted it using bed coat liner.
Now I shouldnt have "tearing" of the unibody sheetmetal...
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #9417
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im a welder by trade, so I do a good bit of grinding obviously.

even still, when I was doing some fender trimming, I was in an akward spot and the cut off wheel grabbed the sheetmetal and the grinder got yanked out of my hands. cut off wheels exploded, luckily I had a guard on so it went away from me, and since I had on short sleeves and no gloves it probably woulda hurt

I usually wear gloves too, I was slacking.

ive seen too many people get hurt because they wanted to be "cool or tough" and not use the appropriate safety precautions
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #9418
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ever had a grinding wheel explode?
I was using a cut off wheel to cut the nuts on the shocks on my av the other day. Safety glasses no gloves. Exploded in my face, left black crap in my arms that took days to wash out, and left a nice gash in my nose. Glasses are a must, but I have to say the first thing I noticed in the pic was the sparks going on the paint, was gonna comment but thought the damage is done. Good call on the glasses though.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #9419
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No safety glasses.
meh I was just cleaning off surface rust, when in positions that I'm going to be getting hit with sparks I usually where my welding helmet on grind mode and welding gloves.
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and no guard on the grinder

it kept on coming loose and was always in the way for awkward positioned cuts, so I tossed it.
and spraying the sparks right on the paint
sparks are the least of that paint's worries..
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I dont care about the guard ether.. But glasses is a must.
I can always get new eyeballs from a corpse
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ever had a grinding wheel explode?
yup, well actually a cutting wheel, no biggie, it was an awkward cut so I had the helmet and gloves on.
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im a welder by trade, so I do a good bit of grinding obviously.

even still, when I was doing some fender trimming, I was in an akward spot and the cut off wheel grabbed the sheetmetal and the grinder got yanked out of my hands. cut off wheels exploded, luckily I had a guard on so it went away from me, and since I had on short sleeves and no gloves it probably woulda hurt

I usually wear gloves too, I was slacking.

ive seen too many people get hurt because they wanted to be "cool or tough" and not use the appropriate safety precautions
I usually do where plenty of protection, 70 degrees out, I'm wearing a carhartt, thick jeans, thick welding gloves, welding helmet, and ear plugs. this was just one of those times that most of that wasn't warranted because I wasn't having sparks in the face.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:04 PM   #9420
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I usually do where plenty of protection, 70 degrees out, I'm wearing a carhartt, thick jeans, thick welding gloves, welding helmet, and ear plugs. this was just one of those times that most of that wasn't warranted because I wasn't having sparks in the face.
Complacency like that is what gets you hurt. Trust me. I was the same and I took a metal sliver to the eye. Know what they have to do to that? They pull it out with a magnet, then take a DREMEL to your eyeball with NO numbing agents. Metal instantly rusts in the viscous fluid of the eye. The dremel has to clean out the rust. Trust me, it is a pain you never want to experience.
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