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#1 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Seems the deck height knob and freewheel knobs for my 314 came up missing when everything was thrown in the 5 gal bucket at the time of sale. I had these so adapted them to fit.
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 04:59 PM

That's cool! I like those!

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Posted October 10, 2012 - 05:15 PM

Nice non slip adjustments. Creative re-engineering is something I've always appreciated and admired.


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Posted October 10, 2012 - 05:19 PM

That's a great re-purposing of what you have on hand Mike! Nice work! Should give years of trouble free service.

Nice non slip adjustments. Creative re-engineering is something I've always appreciated and admired.


...and excelled at I might add!
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Well, the closest this 314 will come to restoration is MAYBE a paint job next winter. I like my machines to look nice, but they'll still be a workhorse not a show horse. I tell people that buy a new pickup and then worry about scratches inside the bed they should have bought a suburban.
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Posted October 12, 2012 - 06:59 PM

I like those! My '73 Dodge W200 got a Road Ranger shift knob and an Eaton 2 speed axle switch below it on the stick. I ran my rack and back-up plow lights off it via a 2 way on the dash. Knobs just ain't what they used to be anymore, I had to add one to the seat adjusting lever on my GX to keep it from grabbing my pantleg all the time.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Good fix for the job, that needed to be done. That's why it pays to never throw anything out.
You just got to remember where you put it.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Good job of using whats on hand,always good to see stuff getting reused instead of being tossed.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 09:14 PM

You just got to remember where you put it.

Ya got that right!! I have a bumper sticker on my p/u that says:" Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most", and that fits me better and better as time marches on!!
Mike

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Posted October 13, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Nice fix Mike. Like others I think it is great when you can take something and re-manufacture it for something else.




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