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Old 04-22-2009, 03:06 PM
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A low cost digital camera for the garage can be your best friend when asking technical questions.
My garage camera is always in my tool box ready to use..

cheap digital camera
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&q=cheap+digital+camera+&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g10

"Remember", take pictures BEFORE you tear it apart.






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Yeah! And don't be like me. Used the batteries from my camera in my multimeter and forgot where I put them!
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:16 PM
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Good advice.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:47 PM
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I have the Fuji Finepic, is a great little camera. I use it on every job I do so
I can look back on how to get back together. make sure to keep in a hard case. I had mine in a soft pouch in my overalls.
Leaned against a fender removing some part. pulled out the camera to snap a picture. the lense would not come out, just clicked.
I bent the edge of the lense, and the gear inside was slipping, had to send it in under warranty.
I bought a hard case I keep on my belt now.

When at the Junk yard taking things apart, also helps. PNP is my DIY class room, tuition is reasonable, $2.00. should get my degree in Wrenchology soon. .

A digital camera is one of the most valuable tools in the tool box.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:49 PM
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If it makes the job go easier then do it. I usually dont take pictures for most jobs but if alot of disassemble to happen then ill ether take pictures or put the parts in the order they were removed.

I have a good memory
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:36 PM
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I started working on my Mercedes/LS6 engine conversion three years ago. So far I'm up to 717 pictures on the process since I tend to have CRS disease (can't remember shiat) and the pictures are the ONLY way that this is going together again. I also used a camera to document a Webley style WWII pistol when we disassembled it to clean it and blue it. Neither of us had taken it apart before and the pictures made it easy to put it together again.

I am definitely a believer in using a camera to back up my CRS!!
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pictures

Pictures really help when Iím trying to fix the thinger wigger under the left front fender by the engine bay under the cross member and for some reason no one understands what that means.
Video with sound is wonderful because my definition of oomph thump omphty is not the same as yours. So your telling me it's my level regulator and I keep saying it's coming from the trunk.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:29 AM
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Pictures really help when Iím trying to fix the thinger wigger under the left front fender by the engine bay under the cross member and for some reason no one understands what that means.
Video with sound is wonderful because my definition of oomph thump omphty is not the same as yours. So your telling me it's my level regulator and I keep saying it's coming from the trunk.
What car?
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the yellowish looking one with the 3 pointed thingie in the circle
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That's better.
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Can't say it enough..

"Remember", take pictures BEFORE you tear it apart.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:29 AM
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Hey tell me about it - I've filled up my hard drive with loads of photographs. However, sometimes even though I'm a bit like the stereotypical Japanese tourist I don't always have the shot I need... that's when all of you helpful chaps on this forum come to my aid. (I'm happy to reciprocate - if anyone out there needs photographs of a 1981 Euro spec W123 300D!!!)
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Don't forget to back up your data too, 1TB drives are fairly cheap now. Do a DOS 'chkdsk' as well.
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taking pic

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A low cost digital camera for the garage can be your best friend when asking technical questions.
My garage camera is always in my tool box ready to use..

cheap digital camera
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&q=cheap+digital+camera+&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g10

"Remember", take pictures BEFORE you tear it apart.



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That is very help full , I just go down to pawn shop [crack heads are us]
buy an old one the biger the better they can fall and take it , I am on my3rd, I get 2-6 month on them them it time to get a new one for 20$.
I have like 15 different body stile cars tore apart. some I tore apart 20 years ago. and I like to take pic of like when I turn the car upsise down to remove hyd suspentions. or just cut floor at bottom floor boards ant infronf of fire wall, cut at winshild, then you just have dash easy to rmove part and does not take much room in garage.
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