Another hot day yesterday in the yard.
Picked up my dump run items for Wednesday (I have a dental that will take a few hours so I took that day off too)
The dump takes tires for free. Sure keeps the side roads and fields free of garbage.
My back yard is lighter by probably 200 pounds of rusted metal from the Jeep.
I should have weighted the Jeep and then weight it finished to see how different it was.
Lots of measuring, cutting, fitting and more for a few hours to fit the new rear quarters. I cut thru the wheel wells and left the spot welds attaches to the sides so I could drill them out later.
Pop up thunder storm rolled over so I had to quit for an hour. Then just went back out for the two hours of spot weld removal. I went thru two Blair bits doing that.
Wire wheel the rust, thre a little rusty metal primer on it- waiting for my ospho to show up.
Today I might weld the rear lower quarters on.
Need to give myself a deadline of probably the 20th to stop work, catalog what was done, and what I have to still do. Have a upcoming 12 week patrol to sail.
Our COVID restrictions are still tight and get tighter to a remain in place starting Friday (meaning house restriction till we sail- but the whole crew will still be working every day ) _________________ i have a build thread on Youtube. just type in CoastieReid in the search.
Jeep back on the frame. Again, Iím by myself on this journey. It wasnít so bad; I just positioned myself between the dash and my Middle support bar and lifted. Used a 2x4 to help slide it up onto the frame.
If I go to take this off the frame again, I will need to use the engine hoist.
Lined up the front mounts and put some saw horses under the wheel arches. Set up my panels and clamped the bunch in.
I have probably 20 pliers clamps from harbor freight.
(I was messing around - this was just a photo to mess with my buddy about HF.)
The rear floor section I ordered from Kaiserwillys and it came damaged. The fedex guy took off before I was able to unbox it and refuse shipment. It was slightly bent at the forward panel, so I ended up having to keep it.
I did get the hammer and dolly out, a 2x4 chunk and a 5lb hammer.
You canít tell, but it was on the driver side. It was tweeted to the rear.
Another purchase from KW. A tailgate.
It fit good. The driver side tab on the surround panel rubs against the tailgate. A BFH and a grinder will take care of that.
On the old wheel well panels the seat supports are spot welded in. Worth saving or are there some aftermarchet I can get? I need a new driver seat so I have to wait till that is a purchase I am going to make.
Iím running out of in-port time. Duty overnight three more times before I leave. What a waste of my time. ( Iíve been in 21 years- I know the drill... I just get annoyed I relive an O1 who magically always has a quiet duty day, and I get the chaos ) _________________ i have a build thread on Youtube. just type in CoastieReid in the search.
Joined: Jul 18, 2008 Posts: 562 Location: Melrose, MA and Santa Fe, NM
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:55 am Post subject:
Don't you love the Butter Bars??
It may be worth it, for your sanity and the O1's credibility, to tactfully bring it up and point that out. I know that me, as an officer, would want things like that pointed - if I hadn't already seen it and acted on it - because every O must pull their own weight and more, especially on a small vessel with a tight crew.
Enjoy your patrol. Summertime patrols can be nice! .
But I'm Army, spent most of my youth on the water on sailing ships, salvage boats, and dive operations.
You're doing a $&% of a job on your M38. Last Summer one of my passenger seat support bracket tabs came loose. I need to weld that back on but haven't done any welding in a long time. Let me know how yours goes and what you find works best with the metal and all.
Josh _________________ North Shore, MA
Santa Fe, NM
1964 Apollo 5000 GT
Joined: May 30, 2014 Posts: 3046 Location: Texas Hill Country
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:12 pm Post subject:
No, sorry you canít buy those seat brackets.
But easily made. Just bend up some 16 gauge and tack them on!
The driver side has a u shape bracket tacked behind it with a hole for the seat bolt. The insert keeps the seat bracket from buckling when you tighten the seat bolt. Look at your takeoff. Again, easy to bend up. The hole has a bend in it like they took a big ball bearing and tapped it on to turn the edge down. Iím guessing to add just a little firmness to keep that guy from crushing as well.
Don't you love the Butter Bars??
It may be worth it, for your sanity and the O1's credibility, to tactfully bring it up and point that out. I know that me, as an officer, would want things like that pointed - if I hadn't already seen it and acted on it - because every O must pull their own weight and more, especially on a small vessel with a tight crew.....
Side note- o1 is potentially being relieved of primary duties after knowingly falsifying paperwork which was caught thankfully before we had a more serious issue. Same member was involved in several situations over the year where poor judgement used, inappropriate relationship with jr enlisted etc, gundecking logsbooks, leaving watch station without relief. I can only help someone so much if they donít try to help themself. I donít need helpless in a crewman. Canít blame this on not trying to help. They donít want to engineer so there is no trying. If a relief of primary duty happens, they owe the USCG for their college education for being unable to complete service obligation.
As for parts from KW vs others. If you buy KW, you get mostly quick service. Some parts are sent from classic enterprises. I havenít seen anything out of ordinary. Some of their stuff appears to be omix and some MDjuaan, or Classic enterprises.
They had a supplier with tires in stock, they got them to me in 2 days. _________________ i have a build thread on Youtube. just type in CoastieReid in the search.
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