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Reprise

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Only tried it out from the recliner so far lol. Haven't reorganized my box yet.

However I am impressed with quality and how well they seem like they'll work. The individual rails slide off for transport so that's very nice.
When you get a chance, post a link to these. I got a set from HF recently, but could use more / better ones. Saw them above from your earlier post. Thanks!
 

TollKeeper

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A New in the box BlueFusion
A New set of headlights for the Buick

Bills..
 

TollKeeper

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Something that wasnt supposed to show up until Tuesday.. Hood Struts!
 

Blckshdw

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Something that wasnt supposed to show up until Tuesday.. Hood Struts!
If they're the Redline ones, for your XUV, be mindful the mounting location in the instructions will have your hood opening a bit lower than with the stock prop rod, so adjust accordingly.
 

Beacon

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When you get a chance, post a link to these. I got a set from HF recently, but could use more / better ones. Saw them above from your earlier post. Thanks!

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Are the HF ones Junk? I like to just grab a rack and ratchet, maybe an extension, and go under a car.
 
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Reprise

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Are the HF ones Junk? I like to just grab a rack and ratchet, maybe an extension, and go under a car.
No... I wouldn't call them junk -- not the one I got, anyway. They have a few different types.

Here's what I got... it's a 3pc set for 1/2, 3/8, 1/4 drive; I got it specifically for the 1/2, as I use that 90% of the time, these days. $10 for all three, and I didn't consider it $10 wasted.

It's a double-row setup, so you can put both regular and deep sockets in the trays. There's no 'handle', but that's OK for me, as that might make it too tall for the drawer I keep it in, anyway. They make them in metric & SAE. The sockets don't 'lock' into their slots, but neither do they fall out. Nice large numbers, so I can easily read the sizes (nearly impossible on my black impacts.) And I do take the tray and bring it to the job. What I don't yet do is put the sockets immediately back in their spots after I use them. :bonk:

PS: The bare aluminum rail type -- those, I *would* call junk. Picked them up several years ago ($1 ea., IIRC), and found out that none of the clips were wide enough to hold the sockets. I probably could've bent them into compliance, but didn't feel like aggravating myself further at the time, since each clip would have to be done one at a time, and it would be trial and error. Wasn't worth it.
 

Mooseman

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Got the new starter for the Saab. Ordered it yesterday. Love living next door to an Amazon distribution center!
 

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Blackwater

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steering shaft, led flasher, round under dash mount for connecting to port 2 on the stereo, a square in dash usb port for port 1 on the stereo, two 90 degree usb adapters, 7 pin dip switch to recalibrate my speedo without soldering and unsoldering jumpers, one 3/8 npt bung, 90 degree elbow and valve for adding a cooler to the tranny, 1/4 npt bung for the temp gauge. All this for the build. flux for soldering electronics comes today.
 

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Blckshdw

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Lotsa goodies showed up today. Bought a used pressure washer from a buddy for $50, and want to be better equipped to wash the truck at home, and not have to go to one of those DIY stalls to blow stacks of quarters. :hopeless:

  • 50' expanding hose, came with a mounting hook, and a multi-select spray nozzle. Didn't really need that stuff, but it was cheap so :cool:
  • 10 pack of male/female 3 wire pigtails for the tail light project
  • Still in route, a M22 to 1/4" adapter set, so I can convert my pressure washer wand from a long gun to a short gun

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  • Drill brush set, for getting the wheels cleaner, faster
  • Foam cannon to suds up the truck, and eliminate repeat trips to the bucket. Came with the wash mitt (have one of those already too)
  • Soft bristle bush with pole extensions. Can be hooked up to a hose to provide water through the head, came with an inline valve too.
  • Rattle can of flat black paint with primer for plastics

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Eric04

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It's to the point where my wife asks what car parts I ordered every time there's a package for me so I think I need to buy something fun in the near future. Anyway, front rotors for the wife's Equinox. I'll be doing brakes all around but the pedal pulsation and front end chatter she doesn't notice when decelerating from highway speeds annoys the hell out of me. 20191126_152814.jpg
 

northcreek

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Anyway, front rotors for the wife's Equinox. I'll be doing brakes all around but the pedal pulsation and front end chatter she doesn't notice when decelerating from highway speeds annoys the hell out of me.
Funny, I drove my wife's Nox today and noticed the brake pedal pulsing too, and like your wife, she never mentioned it.
 

Mooseman

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My wife doesn't notice flat tires :bonk:
 

Reprise

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It's to the point where my wife asks what car parts I ordered every time there's a package for me so I think I need to buy something fun in the near future.
It's to the point where my wife asks what car parts I ordered every time there's a package for me so I think I need to buy something fun for her in the near future.

FTFY
Remember... happy wife, happy life 🤗
 

Redbeard

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A bit off subject, but related. I was reading on Reddit today with the question posed "What is your favorite gift that was sent to you?" One of the folks mentioned receiving a box filled with packing peanuts and finding a couple of coins inside of the box. With no return label. AKA a "mystery" gift. And considering it's almost Christmas season I was thinking about doing the same thing myself. We don't have kids, so I just may need to enlist my cousins kids as said recipients. It should place some grins on several kids faces. Just thinking out loud in the event there are any kids in your life you might like see light up by something simple in jesture.
 

Eric04

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It's to the point where my wife asks what car parts I ordered every time there's a package for me so I think I need to buy something fun for her in the near future.

FTFY
Remember... happy wife, happy life 🤗
I'm sure that's what she is driving at but after 28 years of marriage one of the skills I've mastered is pretending to not understand what she's driving at.
 

TollKeeper

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My wife doesn't notice flat tires :bonk:
If it makes you feel any better, my wife didnt notice the engine knocking, and a oil light on the dash..
 

Blckshdw

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Got some more goodies. 2 gang old work electrical box, 3 position fan wall switch, and a wall plate that will all be going in the back hallway where the hall light is. Got a 6.5" battery operated circular saw, and an 8' LED shop light to cover my long and narrow kitchen.


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