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Today 06:26 PM
Too Many Projects I assume the last pic was supposed to be the glove box damage ??

I must be too young to understand the reference to salt on Saturday night... Home remedy birth control ?..

Is your parts car better below the windshield to provide donor pieces and the lower dash too ?
Today 06:13 PM
John long All in all the news is good underneath the windshield.

I was able to remove it without damaging any of the stainless, wiper escothions, or breaking the glass. All good news.

Also the pinch weld and the back side of the dash are perfect.

The bad news is there is considerable damage under the stainless belt molding on both ends. I don't know if I had mentioned it before but there is also damage to the lower section of the glove box opening in the dash.

Do you suppose the salt packets Saturday night at the drive in took there toll?

John












Yesterday 05:54 PM
John long After welding in 95% of the floor pans I decided to pull the windshield out as well as the dash.

This thing has fought me tooth and nail every step of the way. One example is I have twisted off 4 of the screws in the sun visor brackets and had to drill out the other 2. It has just been a long slow process.

All that is left is to remove the wiper transmissions an I can pull the windshield

John







10-19-2014 02:29 PM
deadbodyman I guess we're both right...
10-18-2014 05:31 AM
1971BB427 Nope, Tapmatic.
10-17-2014 10:35 PM
deadbodyman
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Yep, I use Tapmatic for most of my drilling jobs on thicker metal. Keep a can sitting by the drill press to dip the bits in.
Tap magic ?? I think thats what I use ,its expensive ,and Id fill a small container with just a little because in less than 5 min I knock it over and spill on the floor,then I remembered something about gasoline trucks filling the tankers up with something like steel wool so the gas wouldnt slosh around when they hit the brakes and race cars doing the same thing so I tried some foam I had laying around ,put it in my little can and IT WORKED no more spilled oil but the can sitting on the floor was a PITA so I got a free magnetic bolt tray (with purchase) from HF but it was too small to hold bolts and sat there on the side of my tool box so it was perfect to hold the steel oil can where ever I needed it and as a plus I could keep my drill bits right there too without looking for them every time I needed a different one...Only one problem ....the drill bits get magnetized ,so all the metal shavings stick to the bit but all and all its a much better way to get a few hundred welds drilled out ,cheaply so I thought I'd share the idea.....but to tell the truth when I run out of cutting oil I use old motor oil from my DIY oil changes.....Talk about .......frugal.....I dont even throw that away.....
What I want to know is: How many other uses there are for used motor oil and tranny fluid....
10-16-2014 09:35 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
After you first posted this I got some cutting fluid and was amazed at how well it works when drilling or tapping. I have always used just plain oil, it makes sense but then it doesn't, you know what I mean? But to use the RIGHT STUFF, "Cutting fluid" AHHH HHHHAAA Thanks for pointing that out!

Brian
Yep, I use Tapmatic for most of my drilling jobs on thicker metal. Keep a can sitting by the drill press to dip the bits in.
10-16-2014 07:56 AM
MARTINSR
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one more good reason to fasten everything down with drill screws first, it cant move around on you and BTW, John,the flat ground drill for cleaning out the paint in the plug weld holes was My idea. I came up with it because Im too .......frugal to use a 50.00 spot weld cutter for paint removal. Heck I wont even use one to cut welds.
now get a small can and some foam and make yourself a spillproof container to hold your cutting oil ...and HF has those magnetic bolt trays for FREE all you do is set the can of oil in it and you can stick it anywhere.
I hope you find something for all of us to do when we come up,at the rate your going all we'll be able to do is drink beer...

After you first posted this I got some cutting fluid and was amazed at how well it works when drilling or tapping. I have always used just plain oil, it makes sense but then it doesn't, you know what I mean? But to use the RIGHT STUFF, "Cutting fluid" AHHH HHHHAAA Thanks for pointing that out!

Brian
10-16-2014 06:46 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
one more good reason to fasten everything down with drill screws first, it cant move around on you and BTW, John,the flat ground drill for cleaning out the paint in the plug weld holes was My idea. I came up with it because Im too .......frugal to use a 50.00 spot weld cutter for paint removal. Heck I wont even use one to cut welds.
now get a small can and some foam and make yourself a spillproof container to hold your cutting oil ...and HF has those magnetic bolt trays for FREE all you do is set the can of oil in it and you can stick it anywhere.
I hope you find something for all of us to do when we come up,at the rate your going all we'll be able to do is drink beer...
You are correct Mike. It was you who showed making the square end on the drill. I apologize big time. I should have verified who had posted that before I commented. Relying on my memory gets riskier every year. It is indeed a great idea though.

BTW drinking a little beer isn't bad either.
10-16-2014 04:44 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Amazing how a bunch of littletacks will eventually move a big old piece of metal!
one more good reason to fasten everything down with drill screws first, it cant move around on you and BTW, John,the flat ground drill for cleaning out the paint in the plug weld holes was My idea. I came up with it because Im too .......frugal to use a 50.00 spot weld cutter for paint removal. Heck I wont even use one to cut welds.
now get a small can and some foam and make yourself a spillproof container to hold your cutting oil ...and HF has those magnetic bolt trays for FREE all you do is set the can of oil in it and you can stick it anywhere.
I hope you find something for all of us to do when we come up,at the rate your going all we'll be able to do is drink beer...
10-14-2014 08:59 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
LOL , The first Diamond plate Car Trailor I built years ago, I thought Manley steel cut this metal wrong ,,They Didn't,,I found the problem,

Ss always John your Belair floors are looking great
Thanks guys. Getting down to the drudgery now. Lots of welding and grinding to do. It isn't very exciting but there is nothing to do but suck it up and move forward.

At least I will have a floor to lay on to strip the dash and windshield.

John
10-14-2014 08:37 PM
496CHEVY3100 LOL , The first Diamond plate Car Trailor I built years ago, I thought Manley steel cut this metal wrong ,,They Didn't,,I found the problem,

Ss always John your Belair floors are looking great
10-14-2014 08:25 PM
MARTINSR That is something that was hard learned by me. How about welding a frame up that is square when you start and even though you are careful and using "common sense" (you think) when you are done it's a diamond!

Brian
10-14-2014 07:47 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Amazing how a bunch of littletacks will eventually move a big old piece of metal!
Man, Ain't it the truth. Lesson learned the hard way by lots of folks.

John
10-14-2014 07:32 PM
1971BB427 Amazing how a bunch of littletacks will eventually move a big old piece of metal!
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