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Today 08:02 PM
John long I have been attempting to salvage a '64 buick tilt column for the last couple of days. I have had it for years as a parts column for the 64 Riviera column in the roadster.

The problem is these were only made in the 60's and the buick has a real oddball turn signal mechanism. It is completely different than the Chevy of the same vintage.

I have everything in it working but am short a few parts. I need a turn signal detent spring, one of the tilt bias springs and a lower bushing. The bushing os a non issue but I will have to beat the bushes for the others.

Nothing on Ebay

This is pushing frugal to the extreme I guess.

John



Today 07:56 PM
cozwurth Nothing car related today, ran some errands with my wife picking up some stuff for my parents 50th anniversary party, and another router for the router table. Dovetail jig is set up now, hopefully getting started on the display case tomorrow. That Henry rifle is a beautiful piece of work, I hope I can do it justice with the display case.
Today 07:39 PM
Fasto44 Well, I haven't had much of a reason to get out in the garage since my '56 F100 truck was delivered to the body shop last month. I finally decided since I have some time that I should modify my welding cart to fit my new ESAB Rebel welder. The cart needed to be extended to be able to carry two bottles of gas (argon and argon/co2 mix). So I rummaged though my metal pieces to see what I could use on this project, took some measurements, and drew up a sketch of what I was going to make. Today I spent the day cutting out the bits and pieces and cleaning them up for welding. I know that I could bang it out faster by MIG welding the parts but I want to use this project to practice my TIG welding.
Today 03:50 AM
tech69 slow at work so I skated and filmed some stuff that will get skate fans happy to see. So happy I don't have that old man style to my skating. I still have that pop but most of it comes from heart and determination. Lot of the other guys skating at my age turn into wusses but I fight for the trick I want. Why do it if you're half stepping? Feeling great and got another metal project coming up.
Yesterday 09:51 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by ntfday View Post
They were Ivo's trademark.
I sort of remember that from my early teen years.
Yesterday 09:37 PM
boothboy Is Russ going to sneak a Martin manifold on it. Tommy probably wouldn't notice.

BB
Yesterday 09:18 PM
ntfday
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Excuse my ignorance, but is that a nailhead Buick ?

They were Ivo's trademark.
Yesterday 08:27 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Excuse my ignorance, but is that a nailhead Buick ?
A Buick V8 made from 1953 to 1966.



Yesterday 07:55 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Again, not me, I'm not doing crap unless you want to hear about the Chevy Volt, Ford Transit 150, Audi A3...etc... that I am working on at work.

But how about a few tease shots of the Tommy Ivo dragster my brother is involved with. I am not kidding you, this thing is so sensual I feel dirty looking at it with my wife in the room.

Brian
Excuse my ignorance, but is that a nailhead Buick ?
Yesterday 07:03 PM
whinny Idj, you might not know it but I read all your posts and many others here, I learn stuff from you guys , even though you wouldn't know it, you, jl, pugsy and others teach me stuff and inspire me to do more. I just don't always comment.

Love your guys work, you are all very talented.

Later gator
Russ
Yesterday 06:16 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Most of the time no one posts how they fixed the inner areas.

Good work and thanks for posting.

John
Thank you sir. Not much visual progress to show today, but did get that lip into place and welded plus patched the little extension panel at bottom front of the well that boxes the rocker in. Its to a point that another guy can grind just a little then clean up and epoxy the all the various places that will become inaccessible...

...AND yet another guy can come along and knock out a couple days' worth of floor replacement on the Biscayne or perhaps fix spun body mount nuts and bolt it to the frame (I'd like that)... because thats how much extra time off I am tagging onto this four day weekend. Hells yes, I am ridiculously overdue. Looking to push my trend towards friendliness and fade the grumpy times. I'll be catching up around the house but y'all take lots of rod pics at the shows next few days.

If you have read all that wordy stuff above, you're a forum friend of mine. For your sake, guys I am gonna do a thread to keep me from pic hogging this one so much. It don't seem fair, y'know? I truly enjoy hearing about the events in your days, sharing ups and downs, etc, and feel like the flow of that is important here. So I'll switch posting strategies and you can see more groovy project details and be free to talk good or bad but just be friendly. Plenty to share and I'll just post job stuff there. Sound OK?

Here is one of the boss' rides, its for sale but stock ride height, control arms, and rear drums weren't helping. Added drop spindles and I think he is putting a stock horseshoe shifter and console where theres a Lokar and simple fabbed console now. This right quarter is the one where I cut out a section above the wheel then patched it and the wheelhouse and reused the skin section. It got blocked with a 3'+ piece of PVC pipe so you'd never know. Thats my parting shot of at-work junk on the daily thread. Look for a new thread of streaming projects. Thanks!
Yesterday 05:57 PM
MARTINSR Again, not me, I'm not doing crap unless you want to hear about the Chevy Volt, Ford Transit 150, Audi A3...etc... that I am working on at work.

But how about a few tease shots of the Tommy Ivo dragster my brother is involved with. I am not kidding you, this thing is so sensual I feel dirty looking at it with my wife in the room.

Brian
Yesterday 06:02 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I got the patches to fit OK with a few screws and marked my edge with 60 Chevy Orange (?). Then made this part in about a dozen five minuteses. Have not trimmed the rusted lip away yet, but this is screwed to it and fits tight. I may extend this a little in the center where the pitting goes higher. The patches fit the old lip nicely so I should have a sportin' chance at pulling off this part of the job.


Most of the time no one posts how they fixed the inner areas.

Good work and thanks for posting.

John
05-24-2017 08:30 PM
idrivejunk I got the patches to fit OK with a few screws and marked my edge with 60 Chevy Orange (?). Then made this part in about a dozen five minuteses. Have not trimmed the rusted lip away yet, but this is screwed to it and fits tight. I may extend this a little in the center where the pitting goes higher. The patches fit the old lip nicely so I should have a sportin' chance at pulling off this part of the job.



05-24-2017 11:33 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
How did this come out ?? You still welding ? Been over 24 hours, should close to done by now...
I didn't see this until now. I would've been very tempted to flange the repair panel and leave it behind the old. It wouldn't look good in the trunk though... and difficult to work around the rocket wing in the front. Any curves would need to be cut down and butt welded.
Ha! Thanks for the vote of confidence, Mitch. I am taking care of business behind the patch still, and refining the patch's fit. I made a kinda sloppy piece yesterday, you can click any pic to go see. The wheelhouse patching comes after the quarter fitting. Once its like I like everywhere else, I'll make the lip.

Spent this morning doing a couple Chevelle things. Back on the Biscuit now... I will wait to make that long cut until theres nothing else but that to do. It is tempting to flange there but naaawwww, not my style brother. I may use some temporary tabs. These adventurous repairs are the ones I like best.

Pepsi is the best cola but I gave it up a few years back. I'd rather be able to chew! I was thinking I would get both quarters ready to weld, but the body became too flexy for my liking when I cut the qtr. I'll opt to tread lightly and do one at a time instead.
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