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    I like the little girl's reaction in the first photo...."OH NO!" Too cute.

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    Ordered 4 gallons of OD semi-gloss from Rapco over the weekend, they say it's shipping today.

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    Its good weather for painting. I'll be doing that too.
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    I've been working on my Deuce since Oct 2010, so I know what you are going through. Don't give up. A little work each day and you will get done! It's like the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant?" "One bite at a time!"

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    I'm prepping for paint. Goal is a Cub Scouts parade on 7/21.

    Got the seats out this morning and found...
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    Was that under the springer seat base ?
    Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn't you tell the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselBob View Post
    Was that under the springer seat base ?
    Yep. You can just see the edge of the MC access door there.

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    I have thought about that happening seeing how these cabs leak all the time and having that large metal plate that makes the base of the seat bolted directly to the metal floor that way. Looks like I might just need to pull my seat and see if anything is hiding under there.
    Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn't you tell the world

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    It was not really a surprise, because my seat base was swollen like there was something growing under it. I haven't examined the seat base yet but it almost seemed like they tried to shim it with something that has totally been eaten up at this point. Hard to say, though.

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    I was just sitting here thinking if it would be a good idea to place a 1/4 or 3/16 hardened washer between the base and floor at the bolt locations to allow air circulation through there. Also would let you blowout dirt and water with a air hose.
    Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn't you tell the world

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