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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6925 on: March 11, 2024, 09:31:05 AM »
& is the splatter of blood drops the result of trying to pack them ??? ;D
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That's loctite. Spillage from an early job.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6926 on: March 14, 2024, 04:17:39 PM »
In the process of adding a few electrical extras to the camper today:
- DCDC charger (Kings 25amp)
- shunt and battery monitor
- couple of shut down switches (charging circuit & accessories)
- Upgraded fuse box

Will be wiring in fridge and lights and hopefully all will be working for our Flinders Ranges trip after Easter.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6927 on: March 16, 2024, 11:41:29 AM »
In the process of adding a few electrical extras to the camper today:
- DCDC charger (Kings 25amp)
- shunt and battery monitor
- couple of shut down switches (charging circuit & accessories)
- Upgraded fuse box

Will be wiring in fridge and lights and hopefully all will be working for our Flinders Ranges trip after Easter.

Might be an idea to replace those red inline fuses. They have a strange habit of melting with a intact fuse left.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6928 on: March 17, 2024, 08:25:14 AM »
Might be an idea to replace those red inline fuses. They have a strange habit of melting with a intact fuse left.

Thanks, would a midi fuse be a better option?

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6929 on: March 17, 2024, 05:57:58 PM »
Wife complained that there was a funny noise coming from the back of the Vw Jetta.
Pulled off the rear wheels, 1 pad was metal to metal, the other 3 had 6 or 7mm left.
Fortunately not much damage to the disk.
Replaced all rear pads with new bending euro pads. Cleaned all the components, re-greased all the slide pins and re assembled. It’s good now.
Next week I will have to do the oil and filters. I will also check the front brakes and rotate the tyres.


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6930 on: April 12, 2024, 11:18:23 PM »
In the process of getting the van atm upgraded, the inspection place only found 3 things, chains were damaged and have to be replaced, which I can't do, new springs minimum 2200kg capacity so I got a kit, all new brackets,pins,hanging brackets, 10 leaf off road springs with a capacity of 2500kg's, didn't weigh them but fluck me ,those things are heavyy.
Things get just a bit harder to do whan you get to 77  :cheers:
Any got 1 side done, just to grease them, wait until Monday to recover and then start on the other side  ;D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6931 on: April 13, 2024, 06:46:24 AM »
In the process of getting the van atm upgraded, the inspection place only found 3 things, chains were damaged and have to be replaced, which I can't do, new springs minimum 2200kg capacity so I got a kit, all new brackets,pins,hanging brackets, 10 leaf off road springs with a capacity of 2500kg's, didn't weigh them but fluck me ,those things are heavyy.
Things get just a bit harder to do whan you get to 77  :cheers:
Any got 1 side done, just to grease them, wait until Monday to recover and then start on the other side  ;D
Mate, you don't have to be 77 to struggle.
At 58, I dread stairs, getting down on the ground and back up.
Doing maintenance on the Zero Turn is painful.
I've been putting of replacing the Intension brake lines in the 80.

Anyway, good on ya for having a go,


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6932 on: April 16, 2024, 04:57:00 PM »
In the process of getting the van atm upgraded, the inspection place only found 3 things, chains were damaged and have to be replaced, which I can't do, new springs minimum 2200kg capacity so I got a kit, all new brackets,pins,hanging brackets, 10 leaf off road springs with a capacity of 2500kg's, didn't weigh them but fluck me ,those things are heavyy.
Things get just a bit harder to do whan you get to 77  :cheers:
Any got 1 side done, just to grease them, wait until Monday to recover and then start on the other side  ;D
Did you get the otherside done

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6933 on: April 16, 2024, 06:02:26 PM »
Did you get the otherside done

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Not yet , I was waiting for you to come and help, thank you for volunteering   :cup: I will have booze, after we finish  :cheers:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6934 on: April 16, 2024, 06:44:55 PM »
Not yet , I was waiting for you to come and help, thank you for volunteering   :cup: I will have booze, after we finish  :cheers:
You may need to wait then. I'm away with work

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6935 on: April 16, 2024, 06:48:53 PM »
Not yet , I was waiting for you to come and help, thank you for volunteering   :cup: I will have booze, after we finish  :cheers:
Chip in for fuel, I'll help.


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6936 on: April 16, 2024, 07:03:15 PM »
Chip in for fuel, I'll help.


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6937 on: April 16, 2024, 10:22:19 PM »
Where's my popcorn

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6938 on: April 20, 2024, 08:04:41 PM »
In the process of getting the van atm upgraded, the inspection place only found 3 things, chains were damaged and have to be replaced, which I can't do, new springs minimum 2200kg capacity so I got a kit, all new brackets,pins,hanging brackets, 10 leaf off road springs with a capacity of 2500kg's, didn't weigh them but fluck me ,those things are heavyy.
Things get just a bit harder to do whan you get to 77  :cheers:
Any got 1 side done, just to grease them, wait until Monday to recover and then start on the other side  ;D

1st side all done and greased  :cheers: 2nd side started, spring removed all ready to install new 1 tomorrow.
Learnt a lot from the 1st side,knew where the welds were hidden and cut them off quickly, what took 4 hours the 1st side took about 11/2  :cup:
Setting up the jacks and stands and checking everything for safety took longer than removing the spring, I didn't want to make the news.

They are  still flucking heavy  :D
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6939 on: April 21, 2024, 08:26:59 PM »
All done and finished. Tools all packed away, well not really packed, more packed on the shed floor
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6940 on: April 21, 2024, 08:28:36 PM »
All done and finished. Tools all packed away, well not really packed, more packed on the shed floor
So, what's the next job?

BTW, good stuff.

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6941 on: April 22, 2024, 08:36:59 AM »
So, what's the next job?

BTW, good stuff.

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A couple of rest days to let the muscles revive,they're in state of shock atm  :D :cheers:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6942 on: April 23, 2024, 10:28:08 PM »
A couple of rest days to let the muscles revive,they're in state of shock atm  :D :cheers:

...still doing it though... :cup: :cup:
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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6943 on: May 03, 2024, 09:07:54 PM »
I moved my shed yesterday...

Was only a garden shed but built some time ago when frame was steel and hardwood and the iron cladding was more than 0.2mm thick so it was bloody heavy. Then had to move the 6.5m W x 2.5m H X 2.4m D chook house made from 1 inch galv water pipe 20 metres across the yard to where the garden shed was.

Hard Yakka doing it solo I tell ya. Beer was well deserved last night


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6945 on: May 18, 2024, 07:27:10 AM »
https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/tool-recalled-from-bunnings-over-fears-it-discharges-nails-and-staples-unintentionally/news-story/75b9cbc85b471382bc0df082e62e5f68

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6946 on: May 18, 2024, 09:39:19 AM »
Always disconnected the safety latch on nail guns when I was building wardrobes in my trade.  ;D How else could you shoot flies and annoying pricks in a hurry.  :angel: :cheers:

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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6947 on: June 15, 2024, 04:10:04 PM »
Not on the 80, but the work rodeo(1999), replaced the steering arm, it was flogged out. Second hand out of one of my other rodeo's I have for spares.
Rego next week.


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Re: What did you do in your shed / man cave today?
« Reply #6948 on: June 22, 2024, 05:47:08 PM »
The ute passed again, :)

Anyway, today the young bloke(Jack) offered to swap out my brake lines to the diffs on the 80.
Thought I should put extended lines in after the lift.
Hmm, for some reason the fitting to the rear diff wouldn't screw on. Checked both lines, same.
So, let's bleed them, and sort that out later.
Drivers rear bleeder nipple strip's the nut head. :O.
Can't bleed it.
80 is sitting on chassis stands, rear wheels off, Jack will take the calliper to work on Monday and remove it, I've git a spare nipple.
Now to figure out why the new extended lines Don't fit up.


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