Here's a little project from up here in PDX.
much of the equipment here is castoffs from other departments,
older equipment patched up doing serious work.
as it is exactly what I like doing,
reviving quality steel.
Who wants to fix new tuner junk!?
a serious liability.
The driveshaft was in a radical downward spiral,
a compilation of multiple worn parts.
Now it spins like a top.
probably from moving trees.
Also check out that spring hole,
almost worn through!
The bolt that this pivoted on was also worn half through.
That crack held up the guide,
so it wouldn't seat correctly,
sitting at a 45 degree angle.
The cutouts basically disintegrated when removed.
The patch panel work resembled
a combination of years of boat and hot rod work.
The big difference was daylight
and multiple fluorescent bulbs.
Oh yea and 32-45 degree not-heat.
Yea I used cardboard templates...
it wasn't a pre-made list,
it was more like an archaeological dig,
unearthing fixit after fixit.
the bearings resembled petrified corks.
steering box rebuild and this baby was good to go.
The 10 color splatter patina was cool,
but it was hard to differentiate grease and dirt.
Seriously you'd get dirty just looking at it.
so now it was ready to let go back in the herd.