when 3/8″ is too big….stop following the bad instructions

The instructions said to use a 3/8″ bolt…..1 1/2″ long….or, maybe a 5/16″ bolt of the same length.

These instructions say to use a 1/4″ inch bolt…. 1 and a half inches long.

Some say to use a shorter bolt.

I’m up with that.

When you use the thick bolt, and wire it up so you can pull it through the hole, the bolt doesn’t have enough room to make the turn to slide down through the mount so that you can put the shock absorbers back on the Jeep.

Of course, you discover this after you’ve gotten all set up to finish the job with the larger bolts….and you’re half an hour away from the hardware store….and you’ve got to get ready for a birthday party in the morning.

This is all recoverable….but sometimes you really do need to just stop following the bad instructions and figure out a way to get the job done.

Maybe shorter and skinnier is the way to go this time?

I really just don’t want to get under the car and have the dust rain down on my head anymore…..and it will be nice for the ride to be a little more gentle than it is without any shock absorbers.

That doesn’t work to roll hard in a mean-spirited automobile.

I need to roll easy sometimes.

 

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *