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Subject:I am a studly handyman
Time:01:00 pm
A few months ago my convertible top stopped going all the way down. After one wrong guess I eventually figured out what was wrong, and found a kit on Ebay that would let me replace the bent parts, plus had an improved support mechanism to keep it from happening again. I guess this is a common failure on Elipses.

Taking a drill to your convertible top is scary-- I kept reminding myself that if I screwed this up, it was going to be a four-figure repair. I managed not to, though, and now the top works perfectly.

Plus, I got to use my cordless drill and my cordless dremel tool. I love power tools! If it wasn't so cold, I'd put the top down right now and go for a drive. I might anyway.

Edit: I did. It was bloody freezing, but wonderful nonetheless. My destination was a hot tub, though, so it made the hot water extra wonderful.
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adb_foldem
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Time:2007-01-14 07:27 am (UTC)
Should we be naming our twins?
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whipartist
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Time:2007-01-14 06:46 pm (UTC)
Mine is Ms. April, because she was my April 2005 SNG winnings.
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loser_variable
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Time:2007-01-14 05:07 pm (UTC)
Way to go for it. I like to think I can always figure stuff out.

Cordless drill is the first tool everyone should get. They're so useful for everything. Plus, if you're building something -- especially out of oak -- and you have to drive a hundred or so screws in a day, it will save unreal time and effort. Second tool to acquire if you build stuff: table saw. Best tool for dismantling stuff: Reciprocating saw.

The main reason I bought a house was that you can only have and use a small number of power tools in an apartment. Power tools rule. I'd have a gas powered phone if they sold one.

The Dremel is a handy little thing for specialized work. I don't use it much, but when the right application pops up it can be the perfect solution. If you're ever doing tile work, they sell a bit that tears out old grout exceptionally quickly and well.
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