DonnonGT
DonnonGT New Reader
9/27/22 6:08 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to solfly :

Heh.

Not only did someone upsell wheel locks on a base steel wheel/hubcaps Civic, the wheel lock key is nowhere to be found.  Probably got thrown out because who knows what that is? (Owner's manual is gone too)

 

So now I get to do a starter without pulling the wheel off.  Because when Honda started making Earth Dreams K-series, they also started using garbage starters that fail just outside of warranty.

Grind a hex on that thing, hammer a cheap socket over it and remove it. Or try a pipe wrench first and then grind it, if that fails. A locking lug on a steel wheel is completely exposed and they aren't hard to remove.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/27/22 6:54 p.m.

In reply to DonnonGT :

Orrrr he can go back to the last place who worked on it and see if they have it.

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
9/27/22 7:26 p.m.

Hell, it's open enough I would try vice grips and a length of pipe.  If it slips, grind flats and try again 

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) SuperDork
9/27/22 9:18 p.m.

Meh, I just weld a nut to it.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/27/22 9:24 p.m.

Oh, I have wheel lock removal tools, that is no problem.  It's just that customers tend to get peeved when you do unauthorized work on their cars.

Imagine wae getting his Mercedes back from its Diesel related emissions recall and them saying "oh BTW your turbo was munged so we replaced it, $4600 plz"

 

About as likely as "oh BTW your turbo was munged, so we took it off LOL"

DonnonGT
DonnonGT New Reader
9/28/22 1:21 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Oh, I have wheel lock removal tools, that is no problem.  It's just that customers tend to get peeved when you do unauthorized work on their cars.

Imagine wae getting his Mercedes back from its Diesel related emissions recall and them saying "oh BTW your turbo was munged so we replaced it, $4600 plz"

 

About as likely as "oh BTW your turbo was munged, so we took it off LOL"

How did we get from an errant wheel lock on a Honda Civic to a turbo on a Mercedes? Wait, is there a wheel lock on the turbo? wink

TRoglodyte
TRoglodyte UltraDork
9/28/22 4:56 a.m.

In reply to Purple Frog (Fo⁹rum Supporter) :

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914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
9/28/22 8:21 a.m.

Gary
Gary UberDork
9/28/22 8:13 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/28/22 8:23 p.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/28/22 8:36 p.m.

Please say a short prayer for the soul of the Packer that Butkus is about to murder.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
9/28/22 9:12 p.m.

I wish it wasn't a rendering 

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
9/28/22 9:24 p.m.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
9/29/22 12:35 p.m.
Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
9/29/22 12:50 p.m.
fasted58 said:

I can see where that would affect some people as far as being to empty their bladder while being watched...

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
9/29/22 12:52 p.m.
Gary said:

I don't know if I could do that.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
9/29/22 1:23 p.m.

nocones
nocones PowerDork
9/29/22 1:35 p.m.
Grtechguy said:

I wish it wasn't a rendering 

This is what I want to do.  I want to put together a team of people that can make something like that a reality.  I know I can do the metalwork side.  I need someone to do all the 3D printing and trimming work that that would be required for the interior.  And then obviously someone who knows how to get completely custom curved glass made.  

Things like that, or a 2 door 2023 WRX type builds.    I'm tired of all these amazing renderings and people going "Someone should build that"..  I want to be "Someone"

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/29/22 1:43 p.m.
Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
9/29/22 4:43 p.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

But will this be challenge priced after the storm?

EricM
EricM SuperDork
9/29/22 5:54 p.m.
Indy - Guy said:

Looks like I can afford a slighlty used corvette after all!

Duke
Duke MegaDork
9/29/22 6:02 p.m.

Somebody is making Chinesium classic Honda pocket bike knockoffs, but with 125cc engines instead of 50cc:

 

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
9/29/22 6:46 p.m.

In reply to EricM :

Being funny? That's a McLaren.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
9/29/22 7:41 p.m.
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) said:

Being funny? That's a McLaren.

WAS a McLaren, now it's a write off.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
9/29/22 8:35 p.m.
Duke said:

Somebody is making Chinesium classic Honda pocket bike knockoffs, but with 125cc engines instead of 50cc:

 

So is Honda.

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