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« on: April 20, 2019, 08:10:00 AM »

As title says. What's everyone doing these days?
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 06:46:36 PM »

I've been busy as hell.  Nobody would Coach my daughters softball team because everyone wanted me to do it anyway.  So I finally agreed since the league was gonna issue refund checks to the parents/players if I didn't do it. I was nominated then voted in to the 4 city baseball/softball league as a Board Trustee.  Basically I get off work 4pm-4:30pm, then I have a game or practice to 5:30-8:00, then drag the field, put bases away and re-stripe the field until 9pm.  My dinner time now is either 3:30pm while at work or 9:30pm after softball.

Today we had our Opening Day at our City Park which we Coaches and Board members maintain.  We spent all day after work yesterday getting the 3 fields ready for 14 games today.  I can't thank our local union halls and coaches enough for volunteering their time for pouring quick set concrete for dugouts, placing and removing forms and placing fencing in record time, we left the city park at 1:30am and showed back up 6:30am to finish up.  Then we had the City "BBSA" Parade with all the teams, police, fire-trucks at 9am.  I finally got home about 10pm. 

People bring their kids to their games and tournaments at ball fields and they never help make the fields ready for a game but it always gets done.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 03:42:12 PM »

Front end rebuild nite on the 2wd Dakota..... after 224K miles "it's time". going easy and fast, surprising.... got pass side done, both ball joints and upper bushings, have driver upper arm off now, had to burn the bushings out on this side.... inner bushing sleeve seized to control arm shaft... I did screw the new ball joint in 1st, to be sure those threads wouldn't strip out and the BJ would tighten up.....   waiting for the control arm to cool out in the gravel.... ever see front suspension rubber burn? It shrivels up like a mushroom, and SMOKEY!!!!!
it crumbles apart, as it falls away from the rest of itself....

I slowly acquired pieces and parts as I found cheap deals on them via EPay and Rock Auto... the lower ball joints pizzed me off..... advertised as MOOG, came unboxed, clearly not what they were supposed to be....  only other thing not MOOG (this one was on purpose) is the set of Energy Suspension urethane rack bushings.....
off for alignment Thurs.... I gotta drive it to work tomorrow.... will probably quit for today with the BJ's (all4)  and bushings replaced, just have to do the 4 tie rods tomorrow.... that won't take me long.... unless I wanna go to work like a zombie tomorrow, not really but wouldn't be the 1st time...
I painted the upper control arm shafts and frame with some orange paint I found on the shelf to hopefully get the control arms back somewhat close to where they were before I took them apart... we shall see how bad it drives tomorrow.
got 4 new tires ordered for it from Farm and Fleet..... they are coming out with a "new and improved" version of the tire that I am using, so they are clearancing out the "old style" version of them....  they had to get 2 from each of 2 other stores in the pipeline.... 2 are there, waiting on the other 2.... want to get the alignment squared away before I put the new rubber onto it.... hope I get a good alignment, Wish I had access to a rack so I could do it myself (that was my living for nearly 20 years, I HATE having to have someone else work on anything of mine) I definitely ain't going back to the yo yos that aligned my 96 last August.... I gotta find someone that will do it RIGHT, and not treat it as "just an old POS".....   
I have a place in mind to try this time..... as soon as I saw the printout from the 96 I knew I would not be happy with it..... but haven't been able to afford the down time to take it back....
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