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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beater_k20, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    i just "finished" drilling my shackles for my 52" swap on the front of my rig, and realized i forgot to do one thing. CHANGE THE DRILL BIT BEFORE DRILLING THE SECOND HOLE IN EACH SHACKLE! so i am now the proud owner of 4 pieces of 3/8" x 2" x 9 1/4" pieces of steel each with a pair of 9/16" holes drilled on 7 1/4" center. anybody else ever had a bonehead moment like this? post it up and make me feel better about this whole situation. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    why not just get new bushings from steve to fix it and run all the same bolt. IMHO the stock 7/16"s is a joke.
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    when building my bumper, i cut the length i needed. marked where the bend needs to start, stuck it in, pulled the lever to the correct angle, pulled it out and realized i bent on the wrong side of the line /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    then while fixing my tailgate, i welded 1/8" sheet metal into both sides of the box. then when i went to put the tail gate on, the hinges were 1/4" too close together /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Just weld the holes up and re drill. Ya might have to resharpen the bit a couple times due to the harder weld metal, but it'll work fine. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    They night I bought my K5 I installed a set of airlift bags on my truck to help tow my trailer. When instlling the airlift bags I had to drill a hole through the frame, forgot to look on the other side of the frame and drilled through my brake line when the drill bit came through. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    We had an older gentelman bring his car to my friends repair shop--it was running poorly,starting hard,stalling--his wife swore it was something her hubby had done-"it ran fine,but he's always fahhtin around with the car,cant leave it alone--wish he never retired--he drives me nuts!".We ended up pulling the gas tank out--found it about half full of water--seems the guy noticed a lot of water in his trunk in the spare tire well,and thought it would be a good idea to get it out so it wouldnt rust out the trunk--he drilled 3 1/2 inch holes in the trunk floor--and right through the tank too--about 3 gallons of rusty water drained right into the tank!! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif. He gave us 20 bucks to keep our lips sealed /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif--but his wife still doesnt beleive us when we told her they must have gotten a bad tank of gas somewhere! /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
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    i just "finished" drilling my shackles for my 52" swap on the front of my rig, and realized i forgot to do one thing. CHANGE THE DRILL BIT BEFORE DRILLING THE SECOND HOLE IN EACH SHACKLE! so i am now the proud owner of 4 pieces of 3/8" x 2" x 9 1/4" pieces of steel each with a pair of 9/16" holes drilled on 7 1/4" center. anybody else ever had a bonehead moment like this? post it up and make me feel better about this whole situation. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    I've got a girl friend. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     

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