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08-22-2013 06:16 AM Gas Filler
Well, it doesn't look like much but it took up most of the evening.

The fender came off the car. The backside of the install was cleaned up and some welds were made which tied the bung to the fender a little bit more secure.

Once the fender was back on the car, I looked to see if a bottle jack or some other form of ''push'' could be used to push the ''shrink'' out. Nothing I have would fit and give a straight or even close to straight shot. Out came the big slide hammer.

As luck would have it, the slide hammer dropped right through the opening and one of the ends fit right up against the bung so I didn't have to pull on the adapter which would be more likely to crush. I was able to pull it out some. It is still not perfect. Don is coming to look at it. Maybe Monday night. Maybe with four hands we can get some heat on it and pull it a bit closer?


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08-18-2013 07:13 AM Gas Filler
One last shot of the filler neck with the cap removed.

Cut down and rolled beads on the stock filler tube.

Cut down the Tanks filler neck that goes on the tank.

In all, I am pleased with the progress. On the down side, the fender shrunk more than I would have liked. It started to crack when I tried to raise it, so I am going to have to rely on filler. Deciding now whether it should be plastic or maybe the non-toxic lead. Another down side is that I am having trouble making the tubes fit. It may end up with some miter els.

On the plus side, when this is done it is going to be a cool gas filler.

Special thanks to Don and the crew for making the tube beads possible.


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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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