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Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2020, 09:16:36 pm »
One side done.  Where is the hill over which we throw all the junk tools we never got around to replacing with decent stuff?  These snap ring pliers belong there.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #51 on: February 18, 2020, 10:09:43 pm »
    Here's a conundrum.  Changed oil and filter. poured in a 5-qt jug.  Oil shows way high on dipstick.  Seems like 5qt is right amount.  What gives?  Oil level is where my thumb is.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #52 on: February 19, 2020, 01:57:35 am »
    filter holds a quart , or the oem ones did , or the ones I use still do .... PH8A ,PF2 ,85515 start engine , run for 1 minute shut off wait 3 mins , recheck .
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #53 on: February 19, 2020, 06:16:14 am »
    filter holds a quart , or the oem ones did , or the ones I use still do .... PH8A ,PF2 ,85515 start engine , run for 1 minute shut off wait 3 mins , recheck .

    I ran long enough to burb any air.  Now the original engine qas apparently overheated to ruination.  It is possible the dipstick or tube are not a correct match.

    Could one of you fine gents measure length of dipstick from tip to the bottom of the skirt?  And then from tip to the full line?

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    92 Ramcharger
    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #54 on: February 19, 2020, 07:57:30 am »
    Tip to skirt 32.5"

    Tip to full 2"

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #55 on: February 19, 2020, 08:04:42 am »
    most of mine take 6 quarts with the "truck" pan
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #56 on: February 19, 2020, 09:14:28 am »
    most of mine take 6 quarts with the "truck" pan

    I always put 6 in mine with a Mopar filter and its always right on the money.  I do believe my owners manual does say 5 with filter though  ???
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #57 on: February 19, 2020, 09:05:58 pm »
    Thanks for help with dipstick.  Havent measured yet, had some parts to install tonight.  Rock Auto sent rear lift gate gas cylinders and front door striker bolts.

    If you have to slam the doors, or if theyre rattly, you have to check the condition (or absence) of the plastic sleeve on door striker bolts.  Best money I spent so far:
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #58 on: February 19, 2020, 09:19:48 pm »
    Tip to skirt 32.5"

    Tip to full 2"

    Part# 53005638

    That's matches mine.  Here is photo of my installed stick.  Does it look particularly low?  If not then maybe my pan holds less oil. Somehow. 

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    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #59 on: February 19, 2020, 09:21:24 pm »
    Sits right where mine sits
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #60 on: February 19, 2020, 09:24:20 pm »
    FSM says 4 quarts plus a half for filter....so you may be right on
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #61 on: February 20, 2020, 07:18:11 pm »
    Next head scratcher.  What's with the tamper proof torx screws holding the turn signal switch assembly in place?   Seems like an engineer placed a stumbling block in my path.  Maybe for my own good?  What is about to happen once I figure out how to get these screws out of there?
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #62 on: February 20, 2020, 07:55:44 pm »
    Next head scratcher.  What's with the tamper proof torx screws holding the turn signal switch assembly in place?   Seems like an engineer placed a stumbling block in my path.  Maybe for my own good?  What is about to happen once I figure out how to get these screws out of there?

    Go to lowes and get a "safety screw" set of bits. and out they come.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #63 on: February 20, 2020, 08:08:09 pm »
    I actually figured out how to remove them.  I'm slightly curious why they'd use them.  Is there some reason why Dodge would attempt to give one a moment of pause before removing this switch assembly?  Or were they just being jerks? 
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    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #64 on: February 20, 2020, 08:12:27 pm »
    Iíve always gotten a kick out of how they use those to secure restroom panels into place, as if someone with a regular torx set in their pocket is going to go into the menís room and take down all the dividers and carry them out.....not really much security in them anymore anyway seeing as the bits are readily available
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #65 on: February 20, 2020, 09:22:11 pm »
    Iíve always gotten a kick out of how they use those to secure restroom panels into place, as if someone with a regular torx set in their pocket is going to go into the menís room and take down all the dividers and carry them out.....not really much security in them anymore anyway seeing as the bits are readily available

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    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
    02 883R HD
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #66 on: February 20, 2020, 11:06:53 pm »
    Next head scratcher.  What's with the tamper proof torx screws holding the turn signal switch assembly in place?   Seems like an engineer placed a stumbling block in my path.  Maybe for my own good?  What is about to happen once I figure out how to get these screws out of there?
    Those bits are not that hard to find, harbor freight, home depot, and probably every auto store has them. Cannot answer why they use them.


    FSM says 4 quarts plus a half for filter....so you may be right on
    70's trucks were 5 qts, plus one for the filter, some time in the 80's they switched to 4 plus one. Again, no idea why.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #67 on: February 21, 2020, 09:27:43 am »
    Did the pans change?  I always put 6 in my 85 and 91 and its right on....gotta love mopar, I remeber when they switched the XJ service manual to say GL5 instead of GL4 in an AX15.  Then later they came back and said hmmm GL5 is eating the brass....change that to 10W30 LOL
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #68 on: February 21, 2020, 07:30:29 pm »
    I figure to just be OK about putting in 4+ quarts at an oil change, keep right up on full.

    Next adventure: one of those security screws had corroded to the cas aluminum housing and snapped off.  I've had worse problems.  PB Blaster, some heat/cool cycles, careful drilling...  shouldnt be a problem.

    At work we'd often use an air pencil on small broken screws like this.  The vibration will magically walk it out most times.  My compressor isnt wired yet (recently moved) so thats not an option just yet. 

    Its the top rear-most hole in the aluminum.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #69 on: February 22, 2020, 02:12:08 am »
    air pencil ? a pix ? yes I often used an air chisel to loosen rotted hydraulic fittings , a wrench would just "round" them . vibration can be a good thing .. :o 
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #70 on: February 22, 2020, 06:57:51 am »
    One of these.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #71 on: February 22, 2020, 09:31:54 am »
    a miniature air chisel , cool . 
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    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #72 on: February 22, 2020, 01:03:26 pm »
    Center punched screw remnant with my finest dullest punch.  Because that's what I have.  Carefully drilled out the screw using dull drill bits amd a worn out Dewalt cordless with about 1/8" of chuck runout.  I also drilled a tiny hole intersecting the screw from the top.  This lets me get some PB Blaster deeper into the hole.  Sometimes it works.  This time it didnt.  Easy Out didnt.

    92 Ramcharger
    360 TBI, auto, 241 t-case
    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #73 on: February 22, 2020, 01:05:57 pm »
    Drilled and tapped for an 8-32 helicoil.  Did same for bottom hole so they'd both be the same.  Didnt want to screw (!) up the next owner.

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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #74 on: February 22, 2020, 01:12:12 pm »
    Now this seemed like a great idea at the time. I installed threaded rod figuring to use nuts with integral star nuts.  Its a bad idea because the switch housing doesnt have enough clearance for a socket over the nut.  I turned down the OD of a socket to make it work.  Turned out fine. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #75 on: February 22, 2020, 01:14:04 pm »
    All together.  New switch, flasher, and fuse.  Turn signals working fine.
    92 Ramcharger
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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #76 on: February 22, 2020, 02:30:56 pm »
    Nice repairs.
    And good to see that I'm not the only one where a 5 minute job suddenly turns into a weekend project  ;D ;D
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #77 on: February 22, 2020, 02:40:29 pm »
    That's all part of the ownership experience with older vehicles. 

    I seriously wonder if those security screws were to slow down the technician to remember that thing in the bulletin about galvanic corrosion, and to tap the screw head, heat the aluminum, before attempting to loosen. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #78 on: February 22, 2020, 05:54:59 pm »
    Who sells the thickest most accurate Ramcharger floor pans?  Asking for a friend whose truck seems to be rusting from the inside out.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #79 on: February 22, 2020, 06:47:10 pm »
    I got mine from raybuck.....dunno if theyíre the best but they required minimal massaging
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #80 on: February 22, 2020, 07:14:10 pm »
    Looks to me like that chalky residue on heater duct may indicate water intrusion.  Maybe the cowl drain is plugged.  I dont know beans about these trucks so just a guess based on other vehicles I've worked on.  Drivers floor is less rusty, consistent with what the heater ducts would suggest.

    Although leas rusted, the driver's floor is cracked out across the back of the seat mounting surface.  Badly.  I can weld that up.  But passenger side needs a panel.

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    44F, 9.25R posi, 3.54 gears (yeah, I know)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #81 on: February 23, 2020, 12:30:54 am »
    Did the pans change?  I always put 6 in my 85 and 91 and its right on....gotta love mopar, I remeber when they switched the XJ service manual to say GL5 instead of GL4 in an AX15.  Then later they came back and said hmmm GL5 is eating the brass....change that to 10W30 LOL
    I'm not sure. I keep saying I'm going to do the research, and find out, but never have the time when I think of it.
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    77 M887- 318/727/NP203 D44HD/D60
    78/86 Ramcharger.  360/727/NP203 D44/9&1/4
    85/89/90 D150/W250 5.9TBI/435/241 D44HD/D60HD
    85 W350 360/727/241 D44HD/D60
    97 B3500 5.9MPFI/518 D60HD
    20 Pacifica Hybrid, 3.6 V6, EVT 1 speed trans.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #82 on: February 23, 2020, 02:56:17 am »
    Drilled and tapped for an 8-32 helicoil.  Did same for bottom hole so they'd both be the same.  Didnt want to screw (!) up the next owner.

     your a nice guy , I'da went 10-32 LOL

     floor pan cracks , LOL yepper  I have seen that the '92-3 trucks very often the sheetmetal cracks like that , I have 1 '93 that the doors inside are ALL cracked to hell , previous owner welded ( mig ? ) and it re-cracks like crazy next to his welds ,other areas of that truck as well , metal IS thinner than older (80's) trucks ,  I strongly suspect dodge used whats call high strength sheet metal a thinner "harder" more brittle stuff , but lighter any flexing and it cracks all up . pull door panels and look at stress areas there ... 
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    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #83 on: February 23, 2020, 07:39:37 am »
    Interesting observation on the metal.  Maybe I'll go ahead and patch the area under the driver's seat while I'm at it.  Might even add some outriggers from the frame rail out to under the seat mounts and place bushings between outrigger and floor pan. So seat bears on outrigger and sheet metal is just along for the ride to  ride. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #84 on: February 23, 2020, 09:07:01 am »
    white inside heater box , anti freeze residue ?
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    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #85 on: February 23, 2020, 09:13:41 am »
    Dodge added plates under where the seats were mounted for support. If you put a bucket seat in a truck that was built for a bench seat they will crack where they mount without support.
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    79 360/727 RC
    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
    02 883R HD
    01 Elecrta HD
    88 W250 5 speed plow truck
    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
    2002 Durango work beater
    2000 Durango blown head gaskets
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #86 on: February 23, 2020, 11:44:22 am »
    To the dads: don't just lean back over the console to swat your kids.  It puts a lot of stress on the seat backs and floors.  My RC suffers damage to both.

    Instead, pull the car over and make them get out for a slapping.  They'll remember it more vividly and you wont bust up your truck.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #87 on: February 23, 2020, 11:48:03 am »
    Dodge added plates under where the seats were mounted for support. If you put a bucket seat in a truck that was built for a bench seat they will crack where they mount without support.

    This one?  Was under passenger seat on top of carpet.  There was no similar structure under the driver's seat, just the squarish metal pedestal. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #88 on: February 23, 2020, 01:26:55 pm »
    This one?  Was under passenger seat on top of carpet.  There was no similar structure under the driver's seat, just the squarish metal pedestal.

    No they put "C" channel supports under the floor.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #89 on: February 23, 2020, 01:55:02 pm »
    No they put "C" channel supports under the floor.

    Oh, those!  Running fore-aft?  Yep.  Got 'em.  Under driver's side the front spot welds broke free, the back is cut short of tying back into the pan behind the seat.  I suspect more collateral damage drom when PO dropped a driveshaft front u-joint.  Those would be terrific parts for aftermarket reproductions.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #90 on: February 23, 2020, 06:34:15 pm »
    Oh, those!  Running fore-aft?  Yep.  Got 'em.  Under driver's side the front spot welds broke free, the back is cut short of tying back into the pan behind the seat.  I suspect more collateral damage drom when PO dropped a driveshaft front u-joint.  Those would be terrific parts for aftermarket reproductions.

    You can buy "c" channel that is close to the factory from lowes or home depot.   ;)
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #91 on: February 27, 2020, 08:23:38 pm »
    Meanwhile, where the rust isnt, is this little stamped tab with welded nut for that gas strut I've read about?  I could find no corresponding affixicating member on the bottom of the seat on which to coattachimate the opposing other end of such a device.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #92 on: February 28, 2020, 07:31:02 am »
    Meanwhile, where the rust isnt, is this little stamped tab with welded nut for that gas strut I've read about?  I could find no corresponding affixicating member on the bottom of the seat on which to coattachimate the opposing other end of such a device.

    There should be a "ball stud" in that bracket for the strut to pop onto.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #93 on: February 28, 2020, 08:25:26 am »
    Ok, thanks.  There is a broken section of threaded rod stuck in the nut.  So not a bolt but a ball stud.   Now I know what I'll need.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC
    « Reply #94 on: March 1, 2020, 03:13:08 pm »
    Working on passenger floor today.  Wire cup on angle grinder cleaned it up pretty well.  Some deep pitting and a few pin holes made it through.  But I'm not cutting it out for that.  I'll seal with POR15 then lay some fiberglass resin and cloth.  It'll last decades that way, especially out of Rust Belt.

    If you dont know about EvapoRust you are missing out.  Great for spot cleaning some rusty deep spots my wire cup cant reach.

    Existing spot welds for bucket seat c-channel supports didnt look so hot.  Rather than count on current welds I cut two more holes using a Blair spot weld cutter, cleaned out bottoms of holes with Dremel, and can now create two new rosette welds to tie down that channel good and tight.

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #95 on: March 1, 2020, 04:00:13 pm »
    Welded up the new holes and also went over the old welds.  Seems like it came out OK despite being impossible to get a shiny clean joint between the layers.  We'll see how the fusion looks after I knock down the lumps.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #96 on: March 1, 2020, 06:12:03 pm »
    About half done.  Mixed small batch and cut patches rather than one large piece.  That will conform to contours better, and give me the option to stop when resin starts to stiffen or run out.  Could have finished if I rushed, or I could have messed it up.  I'll make base camp here and go for the summit tomorrow after work.

    Hard to see the glass cloth in photo.  Because it's glass.  And wet with clear resin.
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #97 on: March 6, 2020, 09:37:20 pm »
    DA sanded drivers floor, then laid towels and wetted with Evapo-Rust.  Soaking while I have a snort and a beer.  That's Evan Williams, not cocaine. 
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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #98 on: March 7, 2020, 09:35:58 am »
    Bucket seat support c-channel under drivers seat is cut short at back so isnt tied into the structure.  Spot welds are broken where it ties into floorboard.  So I'm cutting it out to make a new one.  Or lengthen current one.  Havent decided yet.

    Back to spotface cutter.  I drill a shallow pilot hole into wich the spring loaded cutter tool tip can nest. 

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    Re: Project Practical: 92 RC FLOORBOARD CLEANUP/REPAIR
    « Reply #99 on: March 7, 2020, 09:38:55 am »
    Take care to only cut through the top layer of steel.  I dont even cut fully through for entire diameter.  Get it very thin.  This is easy on PA vehicles.  You know you are through the first layer when red dust erupts from the cut.  More difficult on this CA/TN truck.

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    Skyjacker 4", 33x12.5