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The Garage

Joined
Feb 13, 2008
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Location
Jennings,La.
First Name
Andy
Last Name
Chesley
Well, I just put 3 bags in the freezer to get them ready for my next batch of wine. The production has slowed down a bit to about a 1/2 gallon bag in the morning's picking. But so far, 11.5 gallons picked this season. Gotta trade some out as Fig season about a month away and I have a tree load of them looking like.
 
Joined
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Location
Jennings,La.
First Name
Andy
Last Name
Chesley
Finally, more mechanic type work besides making wine and picking berries ( season over ) and picking figs ( just getting started good ).
Been wanting to replace the steering wheel on my '03 Chevy Silverado 1500 as it was wearing a good groove where where I held it with my left fingers. So, Ebay sighting on a used leather unit with air bag and all for 100 bucks.

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So it comes in and I'm gonna get it on quick as I have a couple steering wheel pullers.
WRONG! To YouTube I go and see where this guy made his own grinding some bolts. Well, off to Auto Zone I go and nada on having anything that would work. So, dig up a couple 5/16 by 1 1/2 bolts and nuts. Grind them to an oblong shape sticking out one side. UGH!!!!!!! Dummy, bolts too short to a set of 2" bolts and grind them. Cut a piece of 3/8 X 2 in flatbar and drilled holes for the bolts.
Get it rigged up , get a bind on it and tap it with a hammer and off it comes.
Now, the airbag connections are different so cut and butt connectors took care of that. Snap all into place, connect the battery. Horn works . Yea! Air bag light cycles and goes off, Yea! Start truck and turn it back and forth. All is good.
Now , next project is bottling some dew berry wine. LOL!
 
Joined
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Location
Jennings,La.
First Name
Andy
Last Name
Chesley
Changing spark plugs and wires on my '03 Chevy 5.3 liter was not a lot of fun. And my arms had some battle scars. But, I do promise you it's still near a dozen times easier than my '03 Vette. Sigh.
 
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