Apr. 14th, 2017

randomdreams: riding up mini slickrock (Default)
Lessee.
It's been windy lately.
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On this particular day it was gusting to over 70mph: 110 kph. Vroom. I was not out riding in that.

I had today off because I work for a Texas company. Nobody else in Colorado had today off, apparently, including schools. We went to City Park to bum around and play Pokemon Go and walk the dog. This is Cormorant Island. It looks like the place you end up when your ship has sunk and your lifeboat is just about out of supplies and you see a distant lump on the horizon and as you get closer you realize you really are doomed.
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The new 20 ton jack from Home Depot did what it was supposed to do.
I cut a weirdly shaped bit of wood.
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That was not in fact the right shape, but was close enough.
Then I stuck it in the corner between the front left shock tower, frame rails, and swaybar brackets and put a floor jack beneath it to hold the hydraulic jack in place, then put the hydraulic jack in with a bit of wood to protect the edges of the bumper.
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A few pumps later and the bumper-and-valence-spoiler-assembly made some truly horrible noises, followed by a pop as two bits of metal slid over each other and back into their correct alignment, and suddenly the car was symmetric.
I took it out for a spin and it now makes no grinding squealing crunchy noises.

Success is rarely so cheap, as the success dispensed by a 20 ton hydraulic press.

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