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Today 07:35 PM
Rip VW Brian,

I frequently need small quantities of various sizes sheet metal and other stuff. The company I deal with is "Metal Supermarkets" I am fortunate to live near a local brick and mortar store. The company also has a large On Line presence. Fast quick service and right to your door. Whether it is an I beam or small piece of metal they can fix you up.
Today 07:32 PM
shine no old stuff laying around ?
Today 07:08 PM
MARTINSR DAMN I have been searching the last few days for a source for 18 gauge mild steel and can't come up with any! CRAP.

All my local hardware sources have sheets in random sizes none have 18 gauge or even 20 though I really don't want to go away from the 18. I would think about it but they don't even have that.

My good old source for metal is only open the hours I work so it was the last resort and I would send my wife. So I called them just now and they only sell it in 4x10 sheets! CRAP, they use to cut it for you and have scrap there in all different sizes, crap. I got metal from this place 40 years ago for my truck, they have changed a lot.

Brian
Today 05:41 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Ahem.....something tells me you like the frugal sticker price though....ha...
Frugal is good but give me a good OEM used part any day if I can find it.

John
Today 05:23 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Have I ever told you guys I absolutely hate after market parts?

John
Ahem.....something tells me you like the frugal sticker price though....ha...
Today 05:18 PM
John long I did make it to the shop for my five minutes. The front suspension and steering is together with the exception of the shocks and sway bar.

The new dust shields I ordered from InLine Tube were so bad I spent an hour with a file and grinder making them fit. Have I ever told you guys I absolutely hate after market parts?

John

Today 12:10 AM
MARTINSR I didn't get any photos tonight but got out there and trimmed my cowl up a little bit more. I forgot who mentioned here that they saw rust holes in my photo I had shot. Well sure enough, I looked up there a little better and there was! Crap, funny how we see what we want to see. I didn't want to see any more so I didn't, thanks. I cut it up a bit higher taking care of that and made a pattern tonight.

Now I need to get some metal, can't find any here in town. The nearest place I have went to for years is 15 miles or so from me and they are only open the hours I work. So I am going to have to have the wife go and get it for me.

Brian
Yesterday 10:26 PM
tech69 that could have been a lot worse. Not like everyone in the shop has a hard hat, glasses, and yells "clear" before lowering/raising cars, but you gotta be mindful. Good thing no one was hurt.

the customer from hell is back. This woman claimed dome lights, a lock actuator, a glove box, handle behind her seat, a broken windshield, and today she claimed a reclining lever broke because of an accident. Most of it was rejected from the insurance just like this will be too. This lady is pissing me off!

Anywho, worked on my bike this weekend and finally got my fender brackets dialed in and a new bezel for the head light. pics soon
Yesterday 09:37 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Yup, better your tool box than the bosses. He will remember that I'll bet. He had to be emberrassed. Those are the lessons we really remember.

John
He ordered the new drawer slides tonight, I will have them at the shop on wednesday.

Yeah, like I say, much better to learn on that than more expensive or more personal things. I could give a crap about that box really. But he is facing it like a man and will fix it for me.

Brian
Yesterday 09:07 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Wellllllll, Nick learned a valuable lesson today when lowing the rack.

But I am THRILLED he learned that lesson on my $100 HF tool box instead of something of value.

He is going by his old store (they are closing it) to see if he can get me a pair of tracks to repair it.

Yep, he would have been out of a job very soon anyway, it all works out. He is doing amazing on the alignment rack, understanding the angles like no one else.

Brian
Yup, better your tool box than the bosses. He will remember that I'll bet. He had to be emberrassed. Those are the lessons we really remember.

John
Yesterday 08:10 PM
MARTINSR Wellllllll, Nick learned a valuable lesson today when lowing the rack.

But I am THRILLED he learned that lesson on my $100 HF tool box instead of something of value.

He is going by his old store (they are closing it) to see if he can get me a pair of tracks to repair it.

Yep, he would have been out of a job very soon anyway, it all works out. He is doing amazing on the alignment rack, understanding the angles like no one else.

Brian
Yesterday 11:48 AM
OneMoreTime
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Don't over think this.

4 pcs of 2 x 6 and 4 wheels.
Use the bolt holes in the casters to bolt all the pieces together and then add a couple of bits after you put the cab on it to stabilize.

It really doesn't need to be a tank.
My thoughts exactly and invite a couple of buddies over for burgers and beer to lay the cab down. couple of rachet straps so it does not fall over and off you go..

Sam
Yesterday 11:08 AM
shine i always tilt them onto the firewall. rear cab is just too flimsy for me. if the frame is not finished you could haul it on the frame then slide it back and tilt it over. going to be a pia any way you go. before i built my rotisserie i sat cabs on the floor then tilted them over on the firewall. good luck.
Yesterday 11:04 AM
Too Many Projects Why not roll it on a side for the under floor blast?? That is sturdier and no metal panel to damage. Everything else should be accessible while sitting upright.
Yesterday 10:49 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
If you can get the bed off your trailer, just strap the cab on the rails and bring the cart with, don't try to find a way to keep them together and do this. KISS
I still need to make something so it's laying on it's back. Either that or a simple way to protect it from damage and roll it over on it's back while at the blaster.

Brian
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