Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cutting tools

These are some of my favorite cutting tools. Coincidentally, they're all made in red.

Craftsman Edge Utility Cutter - This thing chops everything in half so easily, it's scary. Uses standard utility blades too.
Joyce Chen Unlimited Scissor - Marketed as kitchen scissors, but great for everything.
Milwaukee Fastback Utility Knife - Best utility knife ever. Easy to open, close, and change blades.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Corolla steering wheel swap

I blogged about putting a new steering wheel on my car a few months ago. (e46 steering wheel swap.) This time, I helped a buddy do the same thing on his Corolla. It was more difficult because we didn't have a special wheel remover tool. We had to ghetto-rig a tool out of spare parts in my garage. I didn't get a picture of the tool though. We were so excited to finally get the wheel off, I forgot.

Ok, so this is a different puller tool that I used on my Jeep. But you get the idea.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jeep YJ trunk rust

After I brought the Jeep home, the first thing I did was pull out all the carpet to inspect for rust. I found some. Luckily, it was only surface rust, so nothing that a little grinding, sanding, and painting wouldn't fix.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Deck rebuild

My dad and I spent two full weekends rebuilding our deck. It was decades old. We spent the first weekend tearing it down, and the second putting it back together with new pressure treated wood.

We kept the same style and original railings, but added extra structural support and wood sealer to areas where the old deck seemed to break down first. We also used rust resistant decking screws instead of nails. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mitsubishi Lancer fuel pump

Here's a quick look at replacing the fuel pump on a 2003 Lancer.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

1989 Jeep Wrangler

Well, it's been almost a month since I've posted anything. Sometimes it's nice to dive completely into projects without having to stop and think about taking pictures. So I'm sorry I have no record of all the crazy super exciting fixin' that went on over the last couple weeks. There's going to be some good stuff to come though:

I'm currently working with my dad to completely rebuild a 8'x24' deck in the backyard. We are looking to finish the second half tomorrow.

I also just picked up a Jeep Wrangler from a neighbor down the street. 4.2L straight 6 with a 5-speed manual transmission, 23 years old, and 124k miles. It's going to be a lot of work for sure. I'm pretty excited.