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Old 09-20-2013, 10:07 AM
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LOL More importantly, I remember a gallon of gasoline was .19 cents.
Your older then me John, that only happened when the competing corner gas stations had a gas war going. Then not only did you get free dishes BUT double green stamps!

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:14 AM
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You are obviously too young to remember when the exchanges went by their names. I grew up with a phone number that started with TW. It was the Twinbrook exchange. The phone numbers that were in the Brainard office would have looked like BR5-5555. Those days have been long gone but us old farts can remember them. the CR7-9894 would have been a Crestview or Creekside number or something like that.

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No John, I'm plenty old enough to remember my Alpine prefix (AL) from my youth, and just didn't realize what you meant when you pondered what the CR prefix meant.
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LOL More importantly, I remember a gallon of gasoline was .19 cents.
I was pumping gas at the local Atlantic Richfield (not ARCO) when I was in high school. Kids could pump gas back then! It was .23 cents a gallon. Sometimes the station was short on funds on payday, and I would take some of my $1.50 an hr. pay in gas.
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OK. Back to building body mounts. Don't think this one is usable



I had posted a few days ago showing the lower U channel portions of these being made. Here is a shot of the flanges ready to be trimmed and fitted to the main piece. I also had to make the inner reinforcement for the mount out of 12 gauge.



I thought I would get these tacked together today but did not get that far.

By the way, The only tools used here are the shrinker/stretcher jaws and vice and a big hammer to bend the 12 gauge

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John, with the equipment your using this absolutely fabulous...if you used the original stamp from the factory I don't think it could be much more amazing...just awe inspiring.

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John, when are you going to start making the hard to reproduce pieces?

Seriously, it is amazing the things you are doing with relatively minimal tooling. Looking good sir.

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OH heck yeah very cool work!

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Its amazing that they could hold up the car at all by the looks of those old mounts the body should have been sitting on the floor. Great job ,John
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:29 AM
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John, I was thinking of having the 4th row braces sent to you anonymously to save you some work, but you seemed to be enjoying yourself so much I didn't have the heart to spoil your fun. They did look more complicated with the compound curves and sweeping width.

Glad you showed them who's boss...
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John, I was thinking of having the 4th row braces sent to you anonymously to save you some work, but you seemed to be enjoying yourself so much I didn't have the heart to spoil your fun. They did look more complicated with the compound curves and sweeping width.

Glad you showed them who's boss...
LOL. ..... There is still time for the fifth row of mounts to show up anonymously if you want. I have not started them yet.

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LOL. ..... There is still time for the fifth row of mounts to show up anonymously if you want. I have not started them yet.

John
Hmmm....I'm confused. I thought you are just finishing the 3rd row, under the seat mount and there were only 4 rows...

I don't see a 5th row.
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Hmmm....I'm confused. I thought you are just finishing the 3rd row, under the seat mount and there were only 4 rows...

I don't see a 5th row.
LOL. I am finishing the fourth row IF you count the mounts in front of the cowl.

First row




Second row


Third row


Forth row which is what I am working on now.




By the way, I put this one together so far with O/E just for old time sake.



There are two more sets of mounts in front of the axle and of course the ones behind the axle so lots more to do but progress is being made. This car does have extra mounts because it is a convertible.
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Keep up the great work Mr.John... Coming together very nice... I know the time that goes into one piece..
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Keep up the great work Mr.John... Coming together very nice... I know the time that goes into one piece..
So true Randy, I was doing the inner cross member on a hood. I was hoping that I could get away with just adding a piece taken from another hood, but, because of the way it all came together I had to build a piece of cross member, weld it in, clean up the welds and make it look like it never had any work done to it and of coarse if there is one side to do, there's always the other side.

It took me quite a bit of time and when it was done, I was proud of it...so I made the fatal mistake of showing my Wife what I had done...Her response was, "And that took you all morning and the better part of the afternoon"...LOL.

It is time consuming and the sad part is that if you did it properly, your reward is the fact that nobody can tell you did it.

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