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Don't know whether I am not as swift as I used to be, well I am really not, :( But this conversion to LED's for my brake and blinkers has been a long and more expensive process than what it should be. 1st order I ordered the led blinker module and 4 red 1157, should have been amber for front and rear blinkers, thought I had chose amber, oh well, then come to find out my fronts are not the round base 1157's but a narrow slide in base, so I reordered the fronts, not noticing that I had ordered red bulbs. Fronts came in, put the in went to put in the rears and find they are red and only fit in the brake receptacle, so yesterday I ordered the amber turn signals and they will be in this week and then...
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Ordered a new outside stove vent because it appeared that their was no flap to close off, got the replacement today, cheap piece of crap that I ended up breaking a piece just getting the sticker off of it. :( Took the old one off, Strawsline brand, seems they went out of business in the mid '80's and it would appear it never had a flap but a piece of wire mesh to keep the critters out, that's more important then rain and who ever put it in never used any caulk between the vent and the B. Will have to pick up some paint and paint it.
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New toy came in from Amazon today and we had to play with immediately. And it works! Just takes a bit more elbow grease than we first thought it would.
sorta rubber wheel that goes on the drill.
sorta rubber wheel that goes on the drill.
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It's a decal eraser wheel. Only got half the hood done today.
must wonder if one wheel is enough to do the whole van
must wonder if one wheel is enough to do the whole van
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Do wonder if one wheel is enough for the whole van.
pretty happy that the paint under the decal is the same color.  Guess the paint didn't over the years.
pretty happy that the paint under the decal is the same color. Guess the paint didn't over the years.
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I had to remove all the striping when I had mine painted - I used a heat gun and a plastic scraper! The heat gun definitely helps to loosen it, but too much heat and it almost liquefies. Maybe try a little of that with your wheel?!?
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I see Walmart sells them, $10.50 . :)
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That wheel looks very cool. I'll have to look for that. I've noticed signs of leaks between the two pieces of the fiberglass top, so removing the decal might be a necessity.
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done with the hood and looking good
the decal removing went rather well
the decal removing went rather well
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Yes it did . :D
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