|Today 12:15 PM|
time to tweak it a
little more, i have only been playing with the body side of the hinges not the door side... it turns out that the pillar post front face that holds the backing plate under the shut face panel panel needed to be tapped down a little. it had been pulled out over the decades and i never noticed it in my zillion of trial fits
this is like 95% where it needs to be, next i will play with the door side of the hinges to get the bottom pulled in a little bit
|Yesterday 02:55 PM|
not really hard to make buffer backing plates just a grinder with a flap disc, a drill and tapping stuff. if you are so inclined heres how you do it. and use a a larger drill bit at the end to chamfer the hole that's going to be tapped.
so its cocked when I take it out
lets play around with adjusting the door fitment
add some shims
and we are getting closer.....time to quit for the day
|01-31-2016 01:32 PM|
today wrap up gas tank opening , install felt channel for boot release rod and play around with drivers side shut face panel....
I am not sure why this screw for the door buffer is giving me a fit.....so lets try making it a cone so it will fit into the hole on the back side
|01-30-2016 03:38 PM|
I don't use the air nibbler very often but it does have its place. cut a triangle in the middle with a thin cut off wheel and then rotate the nibble head so the body doesn't get in the way. theres a set screw for doing this very easy..
where we left off
|01-29-2016 03:56 PM|
rebuilding the window parts will be time consuming, and I am not that fast on interior work.
putting the car on the chassis is a weekend deal
then electrical wiring and lights wiper motor, heater box
I would think by next fall it should be pretty well wrapped up but I hate to put dates on things....
|01-27-2016 08:18 PM|
|Eagle Eye||This looks like a lot of work, how long do you think it will take to finish the project?|
|01-27-2016 12:10 PM|
|Arns85GT||I have the same problem. My headers have to wait for warmer weather, but I am planning|
|01-26-2016 08:07 PM|
I wanted to take January off to get all the restoration juices flowing again. but too many snow days had me going stir crazy so time for some planning
I still need to put the hole in the boot floor for the gas tank and attach the spare tire clamp
|01-18-2016 10:42 PM|
finish and test fit the parcel shelf. the car is not sitting level front to back while its on the saw horses
we want the same distance off the small shelf
these are all the same length so the stand off is the same
I can not rotate this for some reason
|01-17-2016 07:40 PM|
holes drilled, next i will make sure there are no sharp edges and test fit the parcel shelves in my car and off they go
|01-12-2016 09:27 PM|
the next things to make look new again or make for my car.....
the back side has an extra strengthening bracket under the tire hold down.
|01-10-2016 11:37 AM|
lets put the bends in the small brackets, use a "standard" to make the folds and ensure dimensions are uniform
|01-09-2016 04:11 PM|
lets make the small brackets....about 1:45 hrs
so this is a simple home made break clamped in the vise
this is the brackets laid out on 18 ga
first bend is easy, just clamp it down
those rings are for leverage stick a bar into them and yu have handles
next bend set up a back stop
build it out to the proper thickness
clamp in place
|01-03-2016 12:47 PM|
|Loose Ctrl||Lazze has some great vids.I been watching for a couple years now.|
|01-03-2016 11:33 AM|
Lazze says there are 4 things you can do to metal...cut it, bend it, shrink it, and stretch it. if you ever want to see a pro watch his you tube videos, he makes it look easy
well since I had the bead roller out I might as well finish the bead roller stand with storage for the dies. most of my tools that I make come from scrap metal
the die storage is foundation anchor bolts that i had laying around
when spring comes it will get wire brushed and painted, just not sure spring of what year
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