What quality control?
Holy fucking shit.
So I was trying to get the carriage lock that I made for the old bed to fit in the new bed.
As you can plainly see, there were some issues there.
I couldn’t even get it started in the hole at first.
Since it’s not really a critical fit, I got tired of messing with it and just took it over to the belt sander and started grinding the edges down until it would fit into the opening.
After I finally got it started, it slid in until I got to the first cross brace casting and butted up against another glob of flashing so then I had to take it out, flip the bed over and attack it with the rotary tool with a small grinding wheel on it to knock that down flush.
Little by little I messed with it until I could pretty much get it to slide all the way through.
Then the real fun started..
I fought that little bastard for well over an hour, back and forth, back and forth.
But I finally won that little battle.
Then I cleaned the mess up and started in on the saddle for the Cross Slide.
Holy Mother of God.
This is going to be ugly.
Just because I don’t have enough to do, The Old Guy across the street was trying to haul some bedding material in his 90’s vintage Dodge 4 Wheel Drive truck that I wanted to buy instead of the Chebby yesterday and it was missing and barely running by the time he got back from wherever he went to get the stuff.
This has been an intermittent on going issue because the thing just sits all the time.
He wanted me to fix it and I tried like hell to get out of it but The Wifely Unit basically ordered me to work on it because Good Neighbor type shit.
So here in a few minutes I am going to get the distinct pleasure of climbing up on top of that fucker and trying to figure out what it needs,. He said it would run right up with it in neutral and no load but as soon as he put it in gear it would start missing and that he barely made it home.
I’m going to start with the plug wires and go from there. Naturally it’s got a fuel injected 318 in it with the distributor UNDERNEATH the cowling at the top of the damn firewall.
I always hated them fuckers at Dodge for pulling that shit.