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06-18-2013 05:30 AM Passenger Door
Well, I thought this door would go quicker than the other. Oh well.

Started off the evening having to nurse the compressor. Next work session is going to be either replacing the pump or replacing the whole unit. It's 19 years old so it doesn't owe me a dime.

Finished welding up the bottom. Did all the grinding. The rear edge is lacking enough weld so I have to fill some spots. The bottom looks great from the outside. But, I apparently did not grind it back far enough before welding. Grinding it to fit opened up the bottom of the seam on and off for the first 14 inches or so from the back of the door forward. So, more welding and grinding on the bottom. But that will have to wait until the compressor is back up.


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06-16-2013 05:55 AM New Toy
I intended to work on the 41 on Saturday. But.....

Saturday AM I went and bought this.

Then bad weather moved in. So, we had to put the cars in the garage in case it hailed.

I am taking next Friday as a vacation day to make up for yesterday!


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06-12-2013 05:24 AM Passenger Door
Ten hours might have been a little optimistic. I only have abut 4-1/2 left.

Measured and marked off the bottom. It needed ground and welded all the way across. After tacking, small sections were welded and cooled with a blow gun. The heat was controlled with the compressed air and jumping around. Slow and tedious. The dirt and rust in the seam slow things down even more. The welding on the bottom is about 75% done. Got dark and had to go in for dinner.


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06-10-2013 09:39 PM Passenger Door
Marked off and ground the upper rear of the door. Still have a little fine tuning.

Measured and marked the rear bottom and top front. Ground and tacked. Got the bottom rear welded before calling it a night. Welds are a bit rough. I think it stems from the rust in the edge seam.


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06-07-2013 05:11 AM Passenger Door
Finished welding and grinding the filler to the door. All that is left is marking and grinding. Another 10 hours or so and this door will be done.


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