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Old 08-31-2013, 02:23 PM
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How true. Hope I have a few years to get there.

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Old 08-31-2013, 06:33 PM
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It's nice to see progress but don't rush. These small details are extremely important even though they don't look like much.

You'll get there in a few years, no worries......
I thought a lot about Pugsy's comment today while I was working. He is so right. The key to building a car is patience. While I have no desire to build or own a show car it is not worth doing if you don't end up with something you are proud to have people look at.

With that said, when I started this thread my purpose was not to prove I am a master metal worker but to show that a budget build can be done by us common folk with tools that are within the reach of the average home builder.

Will be time to make some floor pans soon.

Finished the second row brace today. Just have to drill them and do the final trimming.


Here is a shot of how they go into the car. I want to move the LH cowl forward about an 1/8 of an inch and I can weld the LH rocker box and install this support.
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Did I miss something ,John? I see you have your outer rockers did you make them or buy them ? either way its looking great ...The other day I almost bought an 8' brake but I didnt have anywhere to put it in my shop so I had to pass...400.00. Not only that but do you know how much an 8' brake wieghs ..I'm still looking for a nice 6 footer. keep up the great work and posting this really is one of my favorite threads....
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Did I miss something ,John? I see you have your outer rockers did you make them or buy them ? either way its looking great ...The other day I almost bought an 8' brake but I didnt have anywhere to put it in my shop so I had to pass...400.00. Not only that but do you know how much an 8' brake wieghs ..I'm still looking for a nice 6 footer. keep up the great work and posting this really is one of my favorite threads....
I did buy the outerrockers Mike. My 3 foot brake would not handle them and they were not that much. They are EMS which seem to be the best availavle but still do not have the sharp bends that factory panels have. If I can't find factory quarter panels that are good I may buy EMS quarter patches too.

Like you, I would love to have a bigger brake. With my limited space a 4 foot finger break would be great. Woodward Fab and several others make them at affordable prices but no more than I do it is hard to justify the expense.
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OMG buying a new one is out of the question. If I do buy one it'll be a used 6'. because most 2doors car doors are slightly over 4' then theres the rockers most of what I do are door bottoms and rockers.But a 4' box(finger) brake would be very handy indeed..I need a bigger shop.....and more time...
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OMG buying a new one is out of the question. If I do buy one it'll be a used 6'. because most 2doors car doors are slightly over 4' then theres the rockers.But a 4' box(finger) brake would be very handy indeed..I need a bigger shop.....and more time...
LOL At 68 I could use more time too.............
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OMG buying a new one is out of the question. If I do buy one it'll be a used 6'. because most 2doors car doors are slightly over 4' then theres the rockers most of what I do are door bottoms and rockers.But a 4' box(finger) brake would be very handy indeed..I need a bigger shop.....and more time...
You did not make Shades of the Past last year. Any chance you are going to try it again next weekend?

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You did not make Shades of the Past last year. Any chance you are going to try it again next weekend?

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Not a chance John, I'm burried at the shop. I'll be working on some 2013 Nisson trucks from Tenn, though...It seems that you guys had one heck of a hail storm a while back (softball size?) I got 40 trucks here that look like big golf balls Some even got the mirrors torn off.I just finished the second one...brand new trucks with 15-40 miles on the OD...
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The progress is looking great John. I am sorry to say that I have had a few things come up and I am not going to be able to make up to Shades. I was really looking forward to meeting you, I am sure it would have been worth much more than the dinner I offered to buy just to get a few minutes with a skilled craftsman as yourself. Hopefully one day I can catch up with you and a few others from this site. There are many of you that have a wealth of knowledge, and I thank you for sharing it freely as you do.

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Not a chance John, I'm burried at the shop. I'll be working on some 2013 Nisson trucks from Tenn, though...It seems that you guys had one heck of a hail storm a while back (softball size?) I got 40 trucks here that look like big golf balls Some even got the mirrors torn off.I just finished the second one...brand new trucks with 15-40 miles on the OD...
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The progress is looking great John. I am sorry to say that I have had a few things come up and I am not going to be able to make up to Shades. I was really looking forward to meeting you, I am sure it would have been worth much more than the dinner I offered to buy just to get a few minutes with a skilled craftsman as yourself. Hopefully one day I can catch up with you and a few others from this site. There are many of you that have a wealth of knowledge, and I thank you for sharing it freely as you do.

Kelly
Well Guys. Looks like it is going to be easier to keep my cooler full.

Kelly, There is no doubt in my mind all of us get as much pleasure out of sharing what we do as other people get from looking at it.

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Not a chance John, I'm burried at the shop. I'll be working on some 2013 Nisson trucks from Tenn, though...It seems that you guys had one heck of a hail storm a while back (softball size?) I got 40 trucks here that look like big golf balls Some even got the mirrors torn off.I just finished the second one...brand new trucks with 15-40 miles on the OD...



MIRRORS TORN OFF!


Man you guys have some storms! HOLY CRAP!

Where I work we had a contract with Toyota motor company to repair shipping damaged Toyotas and Lexus it was so cool working everyday on brand new cars without a spec of rust or mud or anything, man that was nice.

But really, hail that KNOCKED THE MIRROR OFF! HOLY CRAP!

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I've never seen anything like it.the mirror wasnt just knocked off ,it was destroyed,just a few jagged edges left where it mounted to the door..These trucks are from Nashville if I'm not mistaken..
That would be a trip though if we all got together....
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I thought a lot about Pugsy's comment today while I was working. He is so right. The key to building a car is patience. While I have no desire to build or own a show car it is not worth doing if you don't end up with something you are proud to have people look at.

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Will be time to make some floor pans soon.

Finished the second row brace today. Just have to drill them and do the final trimming.


Here is a shot of how they go into the car. I want to move the LH cowl forward about an 1/8 of an inch and I can weld the LH rocker box and install this support.
WELL ????? I am starting to go into withdrawal here. I need an update fix. What cha been doin' ??
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Look's great so far,, But we need more !!!!!
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