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Swapped out the brand new Wally World lead acid battery that came with the car for an Odyssey Extreme, finished the wiring harness and ran the Sub RCA's to the back.

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So I ordered a reproduction Craftsman Chevron emblem from a seller (in The U.K.) on eBay. It's not a perfect match to the OEM, as the letters are a bit thicker, so the spacing isn't right. And the chevron is also just a hair over. About 1mm less would probably get it there. OEM on left, repro on right:

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Since these are 3D printed, they do not have the mounting pins on the back, so they need to be attached with double-sided tape. Here it is on the 9 drawer lower:

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Decent match, only a true Craftsman addict would catch the difference. I may get a hold of the seller, and see if he can 'tweak' his program a bit to put the letters on a diet.
 

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So I ordered a reproduction Craftsman Chevron emblem from a seller (in The U.K.) on eBay. It's not a perfect match to the OEM, as the letters are a bit thicker, so the spacing isn't right. And the chevron is also just a hair over. About 1mm less would probably get it there. OEM on left, repro on right:

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Since these are 3D printed, they do not have the mounting pins on the back, so they need to be attached with double-sided tape. Here it is on the 9 drawer lower:

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Decent match, only a true Craftsman addict would catch the difference. I may get a hold of the seller, and see if he can 'tweak' his program a bit to put the letters on a diet.
High Rez photo of original with metric ruler for scale.

From a distance and zoomed (telephoto) in
 

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As soon as the cluster is rebuilt, I will post a pic of the deck installed.
You are going to love the pure silence of that ride. My wife and I were out the other day and I saw a dark green one. I stared and stared at it and almost said something but I didn't. She hears enough about you guys. :D
 
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Had to get some work done at my lake house. Needed to come up with some sort of way to attach the docks to the new seawall. After over thinking it for a week, I had a much simpler design:

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10' 2x8 pressure treated. I cut it in half, then ripped it down to 6 1/2" so the mounting plate would set flush without a lot exposed below it. I then finish cut out two 4' pieces, which is the width of the dock plate/docks. The face that attaches to the seaway had to be counter bored in the areas where the seawall nuts/bolts protrude. Then the actual attachment points were also counter bored to accommodate 2" long 3/8-16 stainless steel bolts. All secured with appropriate washers and nylock nuts. The mounting plates were then attached using four stainless 3/8 x 1 1/2" lag screws and stainless fender washers. The dock system 'clicks' into these plates.

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Not wanting all the exposed bolts/nuts on the seawall to cause harm to either humans or vessels, I (actually, my son and I) decided to attach wood to the entire length of the seawall (~63'). For this I used 16' pressure treated 2x4's. It took four of them to span the length. 14' on the outer sides of the docks, and a bit under 26' for the center (which naturally took two boards). Used the same 2" 3/8-16 fasteners, all counter bored to sit just below flush with the face:

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I was one stainless steel bolt short.... Grrrrr.... Economically, all the stainless steel fasteners, where more money than the pressure treated wood. And we all know how expensive lumber has become. It was $85 for the four 16' 2x4's, and $20 for the 10' 2x8. I believe I have a good $130+ in fasteners. But for under $250, I think it came out nice. And should last a good 15 years, since the only exposure to moisture is rain/snow.
 
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