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Old 01-15-2005, 03:41 PM   #36
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YESSS!!!! I finally did something myself about 10 minutes ago. I know its childplay for alot of you, maybe even all of you, but i just uncapped my headers. I have NEVER worked on my car myself, but im happy. And its not neccesarly 'working' on my car. Anyways, i pat myself on the back
Dude you should be proud of your accomplishment. We all started somewhere!!!

Congratulation !!! you are on your way to saving big money doing mods yourself

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The coolest thing I ever did was build a '52 flat-head 4 cylinder of of an 8N tractor. Didn't do all the work, I built in my Ag Shop class, but I did most of it. Drove the pistons in, bolted the head down, bolted the oil pan on, and timed it twice. First time we had a oil leak that we had to reinstall the gasket. Second time we got it, no oil leaks anywhere.
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i have every tool you could just about wont, finding them... thats the problem.
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i love working on cars.
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i love working on cars.
Me too, even when I bust my knuckles on something
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Me too, even when I bust my knuckles on something
i wear mechanics gloves
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i have every tool you could just about wont, finding them... thats the problem.
lmao, i feel you on that, my garage is such a mess. whats the point of putting a tool back if you are just gonna use it the next day (then it gets lost, then you buy a new one, then you find the original OR you break the replacement and have to buy a 3rd)
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mechanic's gloves are the shizz0r.
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I have been wearing mechanics gloves for 15 years before they could be bought at Walmart and autozone. Working around Aircraft with everything being aluminum you can easily cut yourself or the aluminum oxides and dries you skin out terribly!!!
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I have been wearing mechanics gloves for 15 years before they could be bought at Walmart and autozone. Working around Aircraft with everything being aluminum you can easily cut yourself or the aluminum oxides and dries you skin out terribly!!!
most def, when i was scrapping trailers, those sheets of aluminum would be sharper than hell

the only thing i hate about doing all my own work, is when it doesnt work, because since you did it all yourself, you automatically think you did it right, then dont want to correct yourself
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Do Mechanic gloves prevent you from getting burnt by say, your headers or Cat. Converter? If so, i need em BAD. I was playing around under there with thick gardening gloves.
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theyll help prevent burns, but they wont completely prevent them, i used them when i would be using a cutting torch, hot slag would go through them, and if you grabbed something that was REALLY hot, it would make the leather smoke

i dont see exhaust being way too hot, unless youre playing with hot headers
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i just bought me a set of mechanics gloves for when i put on my turbo. best money spent, hands no longer wear the 1 week black stains from oil and dirt and such. removing a manifold after driving a while was a cinch, it was hot but nothing the gloves couldnt handle. here i was just holding them all fine, i set the bolts on the valvecover and they melted themselves into this plastic piece on top.

a few times i had to use the breaker bar and the bolt popped off and my hand went into the radiator fans. it hurt, but if i wasnt wearing the gloves i mightve cut myself pretty bad on the fan shroud.
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I think they sell ones that won't burn.
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they even sell ones w/ a light built into them
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they even sell ones w/ a light built into them
yeah they do, i just got me ur everyday mechanic gloves tho haha
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they even sell ones w/ a light built into them
i was gonna buy those but stayed away because it said you could NOT wash them
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i get a cut everytime I do anything to my car. washing it, I cut myself.

Just cuz my camera is here and I'm bored, here's some pics of my hand. the one in the maddle of my hand is from when i made the thread about my car washed and waxed.

all of those scars except one are from Mustangs.
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^ lmao, thats what my hands look like, about a million tiny scars
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i wish i had money to do mods
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I probably need to invest in gloves...you should have seen my hands after changing spark plugs....that was crazy, esp when I dropped the rachet and it got stuck on my suspension and I couldn't reach it. But yeh...my hands are extremely scarred up...need to invest in gloves, and that little thing you put over your fender on your car so you don't scar it up
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I probably need to invest in gloves...you should have seen my hands after changing spark plugs....that was crazy, esp when I dropped the rachet and it got stuck on my suspension and I couldn't reach it. But yeh...my hands are extremely scarred up...need to invest in gloves, and that little thing you put over your fender on your car so you don't scar it up
fender cover?
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gloves dont save you from red hot metal, or blobs of red hot metal, even the ones that dont burn, i have many scars to prove it
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burn yourself welding? i do it all the time
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best to have a good set of welding gloves for protection and a good set of Mechanics gloves that give decent sensitivity to the fingers so you dont have to always take them off to install small screws.
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burn yourself welding? i do it all the time
not welding, but cutting some thick gauge steel, cutting 1/4" thick steel above your head always makes for burning the hell out of yourself, i had a hoodie catch fire while cutting
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fender cover?
Ah ****..shut up..been a long day.
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