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Potential lockdown - What are your projects?

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by EYY, Mar 27, 2020 at 8:22 AM.

  1. EYY

    EYY Well-Known Member

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    Now that most people are staying home from work, it seems that many are trying to sort their unfinished projects.

    I've got a couple of dirtbikes to rebuild - a 1980 KLX250B and a 2000 WR400 (I'll create a thread and upload pics of those :D), plan to finish off my VY ready for rwc and finally rebuild that 304 that I've spent the past few years collecting parts for.

    What are you guys working on?
     
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    Got to do the final tweaks to the exhaust I fitted on my ute last weekend. Other projects are a 1980 TS250ER I've been restoring, 1992 TS185ER that's a bit modified & a GSX1100 engine for my P5 Sidecar that needs finishing.
     
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    Ahhhh two strokes right up my alley. I have some work to do on the DT 175 but need clutch plates, and headstem bearings so may not get much done on it. I'd like to redo the paint job on the RD 400 tank but I really want to slide hammer the dent out. I probably will keep my job any how but at only 60% of current hours. Might end up finishing the fence or at least getting the posts and rails in.
     
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    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    I love being the swinger on an outfit. Only done it once on an old P4 650 Yam but the thrill of your helmet just a few inches above the ground while swinging out is unreal. I have a P5 RD 400 with around 57hp at the wheel.
     
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    VS_Pete Donating Member

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    Do what every the boss wants:(
     
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    Since I found out through this forum that the what I thought were chrome strips on my vh
    are in fact stainless steel I am in the process of sanding and polishing them.
    So a big thank you to those who put me right on this as I am sure the place I was going
    to take them to would have chromed them for me and not told me.
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    If I get told stay at home (in the industry that keeps everyones power on, so could be doubtful to some degree)

    Then we have inlet manifold gaskets for the ol' VS.
    Also have a few sample paint pots to paint the toolbox that was built a few years back (big bench style on wheels).
    Going to be a beachball in colours, and the blue will look like the wall off toy story with the white clouds.

    And learn how to use all the paint correction equipment that's been at home for a while.
    Along with a load of other things that have slowly been for a rainy day, or a lockdown day.
     
  8. Dayvo

    Dayvo Because i can

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    I'm still working , for how long who knows. About 90% of our stock comes from either China or Malaysia. But I'm sure when I'm stood down and the number of trips to Bunnings the good lady wife will have a big list of " things to do "
     
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    Same but the bulk of our major supplies come from Europe where all of the factories that we rely on are closed. If it isn't already at the wharf of origin or on the water we won't be getting any more. It is a matter of what runs out first.....customers or stock.

    In terms of projects, not a lot planned.....some retic work, pottering in the garden and then ????
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Our stock is running low too which has brought to light a new problem . We haven't done a physical stocktake for over 8 years, the figures were taken as gospel from the computer stock control ITMS system. So our manager has been getting us to do spot checks as customers are ordering stock that doesn't exist.
     
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    wetwork65 A wet business

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    Empty the ****ing sheds out. And only put back what I really need to keep, in a place I can find it all again. If the rain finally stops.
    Actually, remove all the crap from the house that is not needed and is a result of moving for work many times over the last 12 years.
     
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    Far out !
     
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    Sandman Challenge Accepted

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    Which unfinished project would you like to learn about haha? I have years of stuff to do
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    All of them.
     
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    With everyone working from home, I have cars to service and repair most days now.

    I liked being semi retired, used to be fun...

    Bloody virus.
     
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    To summarise mine from above:

    F150: Newest project. Trying to get it registered before everything closes, will be mainly be used to tow the R33, its a EFI 304, C6 & 9" combo.
    R33: Needs a Link MX5S cluster installed and some dash wiring cleaned up. Then needs some panels painted and front and rear bash bars made.
    VC: Bay painted, driveline completed and installed and then re-assembled.
    HQ: Lots of work, fab, engine bay paint. Will be LS + T56 + borgy etc. Will be the biggest project of the lot and probably wont be touched again this year.
     
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    EYY Well-Known Member

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    Old habits die hard hey? :p

    Been working on our hj75 troopie today - got most of the front end back together, and now onto fixing windscreen rust. Will throw some pics up of my projects on here too when I get around to it.
     
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    Well, with everyone locked up from midnight, I'll go back to my original hobby. model planes.
    Ordered this kit today...

    Artesania-Latina-Sopwith-Camel-Fighter-116-Metal.jpg
     
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    Not sure about c6 behind a 304 but like thought of it powering a ford :)

    Still working irregular shift roster....but if not working public holidays will be cleaning up backyard+ house reno mess & tradies.

    Working on ute will have be delayed untill everything else is sorted out first although am tempted to get lsd & gears fitted.

    Do have to change busted engine mounts on sv8 daily that somehow broke driving home 5am in rain....
     
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    I'll continue chipping away at the VK. Need to drop the diff oil now it's run in and put some fresh stuff in, drop the trans fluid and clean out the pan and install a temp sensor, paint the SL door moulds and put on, get the rear guards rolled, strip and paint a set of 14 inch chasers and get tyres, get a wheel alignment done and straighten the steering wheel, plus plenty of others, all depending on what shops will be open over the coming months.
     

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