We noticed you are blocking ads. DO THE TON only works with community supporters. Most are active members of the site with small businesses. Please consider disabling your ad blocking tool and checking out the businesses that help keep our site up and free.
My buddy at the post office window said, "Really, Cory?" 68 pounds of assorted nuts, bolts, washers, and other assorted pieces of hardware. My brother, the Mad Scientist, is cleaning up things in preparation to move and he's had his shop going for many years. We were talking the other day and he was complaining that he had so much stuff that he really couldn't take with him and figured he'd just throw out. I told him to just get out the stuff he thought I'd put to use; metric, SAE, and whatever else and throw up to 70# into one of the flat rate boxes. This ought to be fun to sort through and stash away for future use.
You can do what i do, I put the hardware in a tub and then only dig through it when totally desperate. It’s worked out well for me. My dad sorts his hardware into metric and imperial, then separate those into small sizes and larges size. He also splits out bolts and nuts. Making eight distinct tubs in total. Then he digs through them when totally desperate. Like father like son I guess.
That is one epic haul though. Having a stash like that is invaluable.
Yeah, it's a great batch of stuff. There is even a bag of nice push button switches, some n/c, some n/o. One of the n/o has already been installed on the Hedgehog and will be the starter button since I'm going back to electric start on it.
Nice I had a 66 520 for a while. Someone had swapped an L20 in, but what made it a pain to drive was the single circuit brakes. It was a guessing game on which wheel would lock when it rained or snowed.
I had probably ~67-68 Datsun PU back in the mid '70s. Was a POS with failing wiring, always overheating. Traded it for a Cougar that was a pretty good car. Gas prices screaming up and the big V8 scared the car dealer, so we close to traded even. He was almost giving away a Toronado because he thought he was going to be stuck with all of his gas hogs (he couldn't keep a 4-banger on the lot).
I did a 4x4 conversion on a 74 Datsun 620 for a friend. A 4 wheel drive version was not available in the US. It was a year old and we used new Jeep CJ components. It was a fun little truck but my bud rolled it one afternoon and ended that joy ride. He wasn't hurt but the cab was crushed in about 4". He had a fun time explaining the 4x4 conversion and how he rolled it to the the insurance company.