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Pep
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2021 2:23 pm    Post subject: Web site update

Just to let anyone thats interested, I've updated my site.....its more like " what I did on my week off"
http://home.iprimus.com.au/apepper/
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Brootal
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 8:46 am    Post subject:

Word of advice Pep, resize your images, don't shrink them. Even though the pics are only 400x300 pixels (roughly), they're almost 500KB in size. Alright if you've super duper fast broadband, but on my crappy old dial up, it timed out and didn't load all of the pics.

I'm not sure, but I imagine what you are doing formatting the pics in your HTML editor and shrinking them to fit on the page. What I would recommend you do is actually resize the pics in a Photo Editor, MS Photo Editor works fine, to a certain size. I usually make mine about 500 pixels wide. They should be less than 100KB in size, probably closer to 70KB, then insert them into the web page.

It's a pain, but you may have to save multiple copies of the pics. One lot of high res and one lot for the website. You can always make a hyperlink to a higher res version of the photo that people have the option of clicking on.

BTW, sorry I didn't catch up with you. It all got too hard with job hunting, no money etc... sorry.
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Pep
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Location: Georges Hall, NSW

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 9:33 am    Post subject:

Brootal wrote:
Word of advice Pep, resize your images, don't shrink them. Even though the pics are only 400x300 pixels (roughly), they're almost 500KB in size. Alright if you've super duper fast broadband, but on my crappy old dial up, it timed out and didn't load all of the pics.

I'm not sure, but I imagine what you are doing formatting the pics in your HTML editor and shrinking them to fit on the page. What I would recommend you do is actually resize the pics in a Photo Editor, MS Photo Editor works fine, to a certain size. I usually make mine about 500 pixels wide. They should be less than 100KB in size, probably closer to 70KB, then insert them into the web page.

It's a pain, but you may have to save multiple copies of the pics. One lot of high res and one lot for the website. You can always make a hyperlink to a higher res version of the photo that people have the option of clicking on.

BTW, sorry I didn't catch up with you. It all got too hard with job hunting, no money etc... sorry.



Doh...Yeah I forgot about that...thanks for the clues, I'll go and change them now......
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Pep
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 10:16 am    Post subject:

Brootal wrote:
Word of advice Pep, resize your images, don't shrink them. Even though the pics are only 400x300 pixels (roughly), they're almost 500KB in size. Alright if you've super duper fast broadband, but on my crappy old dial up, it timed out and didn't load all of the pics.

I'm not sure, but I imagine what you are doing formatting the pics in your HTML editor and shrinking them to fit on the page. What I would recommend you do is actually resize the pics in a Photo Editor, MS Photo Editor works fine, to a certain size. I usually make mine about 500 pixels wide. They should be less than 100KB in size, probably closer to 70KB, then insert them into the web page.

It's a pain, but you may have to save multiple copies of the pics. One lot of high res and one lot for the website. You can always make a hyperlink to a higher res version of the photo that people have the option of clicking on.

BTW, sorry I didn't catch up with you. It all got too hard with job hunting, no money etc... sorry.



Its done...try it now
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Brootal
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 12:15 pm    Post subject:

Yep, that's heaps better. Loaded up in the time it took me to read an email from ripper.

Looking good. I like the heater setup. If you run black carpet in it, you won't even see it under there.

What about the tops of the quarter panels. Did you sort them out??
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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2021 12:47 pm    Post subject:

Brootal wrote:
Yep, that's heaps better. Loaded up in the time it took me to read an email from ripper.

Looking good. I like the heater setup. If you run black carpet in it, you won't even see it under there.

What about the tops of the quarter panels. Did you sort them out??



That was the plan...black carpet. I like the heater also cause its symetrical...The quarter panels?...if you mean how the passenger side was leaning in too far...well yeah I fixed it up. I was missing a bit of packing under the inside mount. Once I balanced the packing, it all came back out to where it supposed to be. Its now made the door gap a bit too big...I should have been more observant before I filled and ground the door to get the gaps right. Not unsolveable...all I need to do is shim the hinges a bit. The gap there is too tight anyway so it all should work out fine.
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FRANK BASILE
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2021 11:26 am    Post subject:

Looks good,Pep.With regard to the door locks,I see you have the original theme with the external handles.What are the mechanisms from?I am about 1 month away from this area myself with the 38 Chev,and had gathered VW mechanisms with the intention of external activation by way of Ser1 Jag handles with push buttons..................Frank.
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Pep
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2021 1:47 pm    Post subject:

FRANK BASILE wrote:
Looks good,Pep.With regard to the door locks,I see you have the original theme with the external handles.What are the mechanisms from?I am about 1 month away from this area myself with the 38 Chev,and had gathered VW mechanisms with the intention of external activation by way of Ser1 Jag handles with push buttons..................Frank.


Frank...the bear claw latches are aftermarket items. The mechanism is what I made up. I basically chopped off the square drive that normally went into the original tongue latch. I then made up the mechanism with a lever that pulled onto a pull bar and a cable onto a bell crank...That is what made it possible to have indepenadant handles. I had to think long and hard to come up with something that was compact enough to fit but still be functional. There are also stops to limit the handle movement both ways. The travel is completely adjustable. I didn't want it too sensitive. The activation of the bear claws is very light so I had to play with springs to give it a bit of feel but not too heavy. If you are really interested, I will remove one so you can see...Its not a lot of work.....I originally tried to contact Carolina Customs to get their units but their web site doesn't have an email address. I tried their online contact but it either went nowhere or they ignored me. Luckily I guess cause I doubt their units would have been compact enough.
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FRANK BASILE
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2021 2:19 pm    Post subject:

Thanks Pep, I was curious just in case my volksy items will not work out,the more options the better.I read your background item re your occupation ,it just shows that with patience and persistence any task can be performed,my situation is similar,I have a background as a radio tech,and due to restructuring in a company I have been with for 25yrs,I am now a warehouse supervisor.Without the proper machinery and training I have been forming the panels I require, over Mig /Gas bottles,tailshafts,square bar,roundstock etc,to the amusement of passersby I took the foldover for the rear section of the pickup roof down the street and rolled it over a treated pine pole used as a fence by the local council with good results ,my goal is to complete the task, with minimum bog..........Frank.
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Mr Cool
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Joined: 27 Sep 2020
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Location: Bacchus Marsh

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2021 11:23 am    Post subject:

Sorry to steal your topic Pep, but I noticed SeanHammond's website has a mention in the latest street machine
Congrats dude........
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SeanHammond
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Joined: 03 Jul 2021
Posts: 235
Location: Diggers Rest

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2021 2:54 pm    Post subject:

Kewl!
Spose that means il have to buy it then
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Dollys Boyfriend
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Joined: 16 Jul 2020
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Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2021 3:22 pm    Post subject:

SeanHammond wrote:
Kewl!
Spose that means il have to buy it then

so which newsagent will you be at signing copies this weekend
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Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2021 6:40 pm    Post subject:

I was thinking of Joining up with BCAL and doing an In-store signing, all we need is Rod Ridertm and We'd be an instant hit
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Brootal
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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject:

Well since this post is already hijacked... any idea if my article on the Rickshaws on the Foreshore was in this issue? We could do a "Three for One" offer on signatures.
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Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2021 11:25 am    Post subject:

and what about poor old mr carps
apparently the old geezer had his name in cruzin so he mite be able to join youse all and have a foursome
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