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Today 05:34 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
something I never heard of until I moved south is water heaters and pipes in the attic instead of the basement ...don't these builders know about gravity?...I have many friends that have had their homes destroyed from this ,I'm surprised the Ins.companies even allow this .they're paying out the nose to repair these homes and they just put it all back just like it was ,instead of putting it all under the house where its supposed to be. even an old leaky water heater can cause major damage. It just don't make any sense
Yesterday 08:28 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
Owwwwwww!!!

Insurance I hope.

BB
Yesterday 07:58 PM
496CHEVY3100 Havent got to work on any vehicles in over a week,we are selling a house when appraiser came to look at it we turned on water ,,EVERY PIPE had frozen and Burst EVERY ONE,some one turned heat off as luck would have it ALL pipes are in celing ,having to replace celing and trim in 3 rooms ,all pipes ,kitchen faucet and possibly the heat pump ,also in celing .

Had to remove all kitchen cabinents upper and lower to replace pipes in wall ,for dishwasher sinks etc ,Grrrr ,
Yesterday 06:29 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Naaah, that's what I was thinking.

BB
Ok, BB. Behave yourself. Mike is sensitive like me.

I now have the body supported on all 4 corners by 3' pieces of 3/8" all thread.

I need to cut 8-10 tack welds and remove the body mount bolts and I can pick it up. I forgot we had dinner plans tonight or it would have happened today.

Also, I have an appointment to go look at a 53 Bel Air hardtop in Knoxville tomorrow that is supposed to have a good frame. The price is right if it is what I hope it is...

Keep those fingers crossed Mitch.

Yesterday 06:05 PM
boothboy Naaah, that's what I was thinking.

BB
Yesterday 12:47 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Sure,I know what your thinkin.......If that dumazz Mike can tig anybody can...
Unfortunately you'd be right...I say it too....
Not at all. I am proficient (or was 20 years ago) at gas welding and have played with a TIG 2 or 3 times but have never had one at my disposal. I would think there are many guys on here that, like me, wonder if it is an investment they want to make and you could contribute a good deal toward explaining the learning curve as well as the advantages or disadvantages of TIG welding on restoration work.

MIG is quick and relatively easy but requires a lot of grinding. I can't help but wonder if the TIG is a lot better. I am sure it is slower but also it would require less grinding and probably be much prettier.

Hopefully We can learn vicariously through you.

John
Yesterday 11:04 AM
deadbodyman Sure,I know what your thinkin.......If that dumazz Mike can tig anybody can...
Unfortunately you'd be right...I say it too....
Yesterday 06:57 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
I'll be going to a metalworking meet this June and theres a tig class I'm looking forward too. I have most of the components to make a tig at the shop but without some instruction I never bothered to put it all together ..after this class I may start using a tig also...
Henry has shared what he is learning. Would you consider starting a thread about learning to TIQ?

It sould be interesting to follow along as you learn and gain experience.

John
Yesterday 05:11 AM
deadbodyman I'll be going to a metalworking meet this June and theres a tig class I'm looking forward too. I have most of the components to make a tig at the shop but without some instruction I never bothered to put it all together ..after this class I may start using a tig also...
04-16-2014 11:55 PM
tech69 it's hard when you can't get in there to planish. Just means I have to be more careful when I creep up to where it's close enough to scribe. By that I mean, work it, cut a little off here, a little there, work it, then scribe when I'm cool with the fit. The traditional style of metal and body is a hard thing to get past but I think my gaps are pretty good. The only issue I had was when I intentionally cut it directly to where the cut line should have been out of curiousity to see how the two radiuses would look when they met, instead of cutting a little on one side and then scribing to cut the rest on the other. Not so worried about that but just practicing the gaps cause it's good control type of practice. I'd also like to practice on closing up holes, which will help when using the sheet metal screws, and of course hi amp tacks with no filler. Just want to feel in control like when I mig weld. the fit up on the front should be nice and tight. Just want to feel natural at Tig welding before attempting it and burning a fat hole in the sheet metal-DOH!
04-16-2014 11:32 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
apart from seeing my hard work being put thru the toilet at work I had a good time riding bikes with my baby on the back and watching her play at the park. Then I got home and did some tig welding. Today's focus was on open butt welds with a slight gap. I first started a 1/4" bead where it was a little tight and then started one where the gap was a tiny bit on the big side, which was a great thing to do and will practice that more. Just meant I had to add more rod more often. I will also practice tomorrow with 15-20 amps while using .023 mig wire. I'd like to get .035 though at a later time. This weekend I'm gonna start a little mini project of something simple to practice on that will be fun. That way I don't get too bored just practicing on scrap and it's not as important as my tank, cause I know I will get antsy this weekend looking at it.
Planish the gaps closed before you weld. There is no reason not to have perfect butts where you weld.

Brian
04-16-2014 10:36 PM
tech69 apart from seeing my hard work being put thru the toilet at work I had a good time riding bikes with my baby on the back and watching her play at the park. Then I got home and did some tig welding. Today's focus was on open butt welds with a slight gap. I first started a 1/4" bead where it was a little tight and then started one where the gap was a tiny bit on the big side, which was a great thing to do and will practice that more. Just meant I had to add more rod more often. I will also practice tomorrow with 15-20 amps while using .023 mig wire. I'd like to get .035 though at a later time. This weekend I'm gonna start a little mini project of something simple to practice on that will be fun. That way I don't get too bored just practicing on scrap and it's not as important as my tank, cause I know I will get antsy this weekend looking at it.
04-16-2014 10:22 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by mud.man.rj View Post
Wow tech69, your job is going to make you crack man, at least where you work anyway, mine has a lot of bad days too but I do my best and mind my own, stress is bad for you and those around you, hope it gets better.
I love doing those high dollar jobs we get from next door and I swear everyone around me just isn't good enough to do the work. Always hearing the boss complain about the guys next door wanting everything for cheap but look at how inefficient we do things? It's no wonder! I'm pissed cause I did all the work on this Gran Sport and this is supposed to be a make up job for the last piss poor buff job we sent over to them last time. It looks like as usual due to people's fudge ups we won't be able to . When this was ready for paint I was doing the paint and he hired a painter cause it got busy in the body shop. I could have painted that and it would be done by now and I'm a body man. Just pitiful.
04-16-2014 09:53 PM
mud.man.rj
Crazy job...

Wow tech69, your job is going to make you crack man, at least where you work anyway, mine has a lot of bad days too but I do my best and mind my own, stress is bad for you and those around you, hope it gets better.
04-16-2014 08:16 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Love his Alice's restaurant but it is a trashy song

John

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM
There is an Alice's Restaurant near me in a great spot at the crossroads of hwy 35 and 84. It's a hang out for canyon carver car and motorcyclist, it's crazy thru these mountain roads and right among it is Alice's. Alice's Restaurant | You Can Get Anything You Want At Alices Very cool place to be on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Brian

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