Cochise

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  1. Cindy

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    Here's something funny. I went out as usual this morning, dark and cold, to go to work. There's this big ass box sitting by my front door. In my semi-awake state i'm thinking,"..oh it's one of the two rally rims i bought on eBay for my two spares.."...but then i got pissed because well, where in the heck is the other one?? So Im ranting and raving about this crappy neighborhood (which it is, I ain't gonna lie), and my roommate texts me "its OKAY....they're both in the same box." So I was thinking,"dayum, that box weighed like a jillion pounds and the mail carrier musta figured he wasn't gonna need to go to the gym for a week, bless his poor soul..carried up all these stairs...."
     
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    ...no, I'm pretty good on that stuff. He's got a new clock waiting to go in, and a new speedo, and a new fuel gauge although his works pretty well when it wants to. It has bitchy moments.
     
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    So, while my mechanic was putting in the new shift collar, we noticed the turn signal switch was kinda shot, so rather than use the "eh" one, I ordered another NOS one that'll be here soon. The column needed a few repairs, so he stayed busy doing that. The new collar had to be drilled a bit bigger to take the roll pin, but now it's nice and tight and no play. Hopefully be next week, I'll be driving him down the road with his new steering wheel. :)
     
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    When I rebuilt Babe's column, I simply used an '82 van column and an '88 pickup steering wheel. No dollars for NOS parts, but since I'll be sticking with the newer-style steering wheel, I'll get an NOS one of those. But Babe is a product of the Pull-a-Part yards after I installed the rebuilt engine and trans.
     
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  6. Cindy

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    I couldn't drive Cochise today, I am waiting for my new turn signal switch and I've got his column apart. But, I did go out today and we put on his perty chromed tailgate handle on! 15267607_1324820800902139_1971434682276191711_n.jpg
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    Also, Thank you John for the trim rings! I didn't realize until today that you included all the different sizes just in case. It turns out that Cochise needed the 1 3/4 inch ones, and there were three of those. I went ahead and polished them up and put them on him, so I'll be on the lookout for one more of that size. Very nice! 15349800_1324819904235562_7439020224503262212_n.jpg
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    Excellent! Those are my favorite Sixties rally wheel design. I bet Babe is jealous....
     
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    Glad you got em Cindy,sorry they arent correct.They must be for mag 500 or mustang dog dish wheel.The 1 3/4 are incorrect as well.Inner lip should seat inside center of wheel by pinch weld.Thought for sure 2 1/4 were golden..Take all the rings to turlock swap meet end of January you should be able to find
    correct rings.They have bumpers there also!Carl will show ya around,just ask.
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    Lookin' good, Cindy. Whatcha' gonna' do with those 2-1/4" ones?
     
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    Yeah John, I can see from our photos that the rings on Cochise are different than the ones on yours. You don't have that inside lip that mine have, that are covering up the holes on my wheels. And yours have the notch as opposed to the cut-out for the valve stem. I will continue to try and find something that works. Thanks again for your effort! :)
     
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    Cindy.
    If you had those tires mounted, take them back to the place that did them and have them balance them correctly.
    Unless the wheel is bad, or the tire is bad, or the person doing the job has only one arm, there is no excuse for putting a wheel weight on the outside of the wheel.
     
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    Looking good Cindy!
     
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    Merry Christmas, from me and the girls to all of you. Stay safe this Holiday Season.
     
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    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
     
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    Merry Christmas, Cindy!
     
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    Update- Cochise's signal switch finally came in, so we'll get that put in, his column all squared away, new steering wheel installed, then I'm takin' a DRIVE. 14611011_1283051605079059_6341213100214954855_n.jpg
     
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    ....by the way, I'm so tired of being SICK. This junk needs to stop.
     
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    Cool, driving vid would be better though!
     

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