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Re: BigKev
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After being in sub zero temps with snow for the last 7 weeks, we have 3 days of weather above 50f with a bit of rain last night. So lots of melt off and the salt flushed off the streets. So I snuck the Clipper out to warm her up and recharge the battery. She started in 4 seconds from 3+ months of cold storage.

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Posted on: 2/27 18:46
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Posted on: 2/27 22:22
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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She sure is pretty...And come a long way from how you found her.

Posted on: 2/28 8:28
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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The early sign of spring fever common to people in snow zones. Hope this year has a summer car season. All our snow gone but now we have rain another reason to keep cars undercover. Soon sun and fun

Posted on: 2/28 9:20
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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Bravo! I wonder how many other folks with hobby cars also woke them up for a day...I wonder if you would have been so brave if the car was in bare metal as it once was.

Posted on: 2/28 9:37
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Re: BigKev's 1954 Packard Clipper Deluxe Sedan
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When it was bare metal, I lived where it was single digit humidity. So no flash rust. Here, not so much.

Posted on: 2/28 13:47
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Spring has sprung here in the midwest. 72f here today. Let the Packard out to stretch her legs and to clean the dust out of the garage. All and all, a pretty mild winter.

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A weekend project. My workshop space is ever evolving with interests. So I want a wall system that was a bit more felxible for the future. I've used GearTrack over the years, and its great in general. But expensive and every "hook" or attachments costs money and there are only so many options. So I decided to strip all that way back to the bare walls and install French Cleats. Basically, I paint a 4 foot tall black stripe on the wall to give some contrast, and then the 1x4's were cut with 45 degree bevel and double screwed into each stud. Each cleat is about 3 1/4 tall, with 3 1/2 spacing between each cleat. Now I can make any fixture I want to hang anywhere I want on the wall and it attached and moves whenever I want to rearrange. I can ever grab something off the wall like drill bits and move them over to an area I am working and then hang them over there. Each fixture has the reverse cleat so gravity holds everything in place. They are strong. I can grab one of the wall cleats by fingertips and pull myself up off the floor. I've pretty much built each fixture out of various pieces of scrap wood I've had.

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Posted on: 4/26 8:35
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That looks amazing! Does your cabinet on the right in the last picture roll so you can get to your blast cabinet?

I'll have to remember this idea for future garages - very slick way to organize.

Posted on: 4/26 8:53
1937 120 1092 - Original survivor for driving and continued preservation.
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1937 115 1082 - Total basket case, partial restoration, sold Hershey 2015
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Yes, everything is on locking/swivel casters.

So I can roll that entire workshop out or move it around. I often roll that larger table/bench (6' x 3) over to where the daily drivers normally sit when working on larger projects. It's a great assemble table. Also, I can slide the blast cabinet to the right if I need to use it quickly.

The smaller table/benches are 2' x 4'. So I can put them together to create a 4' x 4' etc. Under the larger table is a rolling tool cart when I often roll out and use as an outfeed table for my table saw. My miter saw is on a HF tool cart with the top installed upside down to give me a flat surface. I can roll that into the middle of the space when cutting longer boards.

If I am using the table saw or miter, I usually roll them to the edge of the large garage door to help keep the dust down. Even with the shop vac and separator hooked up to the tool, they still spew dust.

This all goes back to having a flexible space that can change over time without having to rebuild everything.

Posted on: 4/26 9:10
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