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08-18-2013 07:07 AM Gas Filler
Back from vacation. Great time in Branson.

Started on the gas filler. Cut down an exhaust adapter, welded in a vent tube, rolled a bead for the hose connection, and welded it to the filler cap.

Cut and welded in a filler piece in the right rear fender. Put in the hole and welded in the gas filler tube.


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08-02-2013 07:55 PM Last of the Lead Work (I hope)
It was hot and humid after work today. Soaked my shirt in no time flat. Finished filing the left front fender.


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07-31-2013 09:50 PM Leading the Cowl
Tonight after work, I leaded the cowl. The gap needs opened up a bit. And it will require a little bit of filler. Truth is, I ran out of lead! But, the amount of filler required will be small. The deal is, this looks so much better than it did.

I still have to file the left front fender, but for all practical purposes the leading work I intend to do is done.

That leaves 1 small hairy and 2 large hairries. The small hairy is the fuel filler. The first large hairy is the hood. The final is the paint. The rest of it is work but doable. I am stoked.


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07-29-2013 10:01 PM Leading the Front Fenders
Almost got both front fenders leaded after work today.

Cleaned them. Tinned them. Leaded them. Filed them. The left side still needs some file work but I ran out of time. The right side is not perfect but some filler will finish it up.

Hopefully I can get the right lower cowl done as well as finish the filing on the left fender the next time I work on it.


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07-27-2013 10:41 PM Leaded the Trunk Lid
Weather and home improvement projects. It's been two weeks since I worked on the car and the next two weekends are tied up as well.

I finished the gaps at the bottom on each side. After the sides of the pan were squared up, the gaps were a little tight in the bottom couple of inches. So, grind weld grind.

Once the gaps were done, on to the leading. The lower left corner had a light crease in it I could not get to go away. There was a small dent to the right of the license plate which could not be reached from the back side. The trunk lock hole filler and the area around the frenching box needed a little filler as well.

At the end of the day, I did not get to the front fenders or the right lower cowl. Once they are done, the lead work will be done.

The trunk lid will still require a filling primer to work out some of the imperfections. I did not want to make up all the ''dips'' with ''plastic'' for fear slamming the trunk lid would pop out a chunk.


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