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Yesterday 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!
Yesterday 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
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 08:16 PM
MARTINSR
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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

Yesterday 08:13 PM
MARTINSR I am amazed still over what a world we live in with the net. I went on ebay Monday afternoon to see if I could find a pair of hub caps for my camp trailer. I found them and bought them in probably less than a minute. They were on my desk this afternoon. I brought them home and popped them on the trailer, wild.

Brian
Yesterday 08:12 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by lowROLLERchevy View Post
**this project doesnt yet have its own thread on here, but i will be starting one soon. Till then, check out My 1985 naked / cafe brick build thread
Hot damn that bike looks wicked!

Brian
Yesterday 07:43 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I have that problem at Tractor Supply,,seem to have something I just cant live without .

Same thing at Earl Smalls Harley , HD should not stand for Harley Davidson any more ;should be Hundred Dollars,cant leave any cheaper.
There you go again. Meddling instead of preaching. We are supposed to be talking about the foolish things the girls do, not us.

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Y'know the more I see of this resto on that Ragtop Stovebolt, the more I think you just sorta started with the left-front parking light lens and built a whole new car around it!

Holy bleep! You have done a TON of work - and all of it done to perfection with incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail!
LOL, Ton of work, yes. Done to perfection? Not even close but I am excited about how it is coming together. Thank you for the kind words. They are truly appreciated.

I am ready to pick up the body and slip the trunk floor in for a trial fit.. Hot diggity.

John

Yesterday 06:38 PM
tech69 how could it get any worse? Well today the painter repainted the body and doors on The Gran Sport and had runs in the exact same spots!!! At first I thought maybe he/I didn't sand them out all the way the first time but nope, these are full on runs! Two runs on the left quarter almost the entire length of the quarter, two runs on the driver's door, and two runs on the right door. The solvent pop holes are still there too!!! This Glassurit is now a $700 primer!!!. What are we gonna do now??? Buy another gallon or just spray it with crap? WOW! I just don't understand how this guy has 20+ years experience and was a head painter at cooks collision and have these issues. It's beyond me. He should have just taken a dump on the car. At least it could be washed off. Man, I actually feel a little sorry for the boss right now.
04-15-2014 11:54 PM
tech69 put together the spot repair on the Chevelle. This customer is a complete idiot. He first accused us of scratching his door and demanded we fix it. We then got a written statement from the crap shop who sold it to him at Barrett Jackson that they scratched the door putting it on the car and touched it up themselves. He still didn't believe it was true. Then he claimed we dinged his decklid closing the decklid when we have pictures of it already dinged when it was brought in. While I was buffing it he was just standing there watching me asking me if I was going to buff the fender and doors too to get off the very few pieces of compound splatter that got past the 36" paper. I told him if he wanted them buffed he was going to have to pay so he asked me what I was going to do about it. It urks me to hear these idiots act like they have a show car when it was done very poorly. Tiger stripes, bubbles, no color on the door edges, bad electrical, bad interior, horrible fitting doors, aftermarket junk that doesn't fit and he's over here acting like it's a 100k car. Anyhow, buffed this door today. Oh, and this painter just can't spray. On these wannabee showcars you can tell who's not prepping right when you see these areas that look like heavy peel but they are actually somewhat like a fish eye, but HUGE. There were 3 spots on the door like that. HELLO...these kind of cars probably have wax on them!!! Horrible to buff this guy's work. Trash everywhere, not a natural sprayer. Either too much orange peel or runs. Today pulled out a car...looks great other than the 5 runs. This is a day after learning he has to paint The Gran Sport again because of runs.

Oh and don't forget this gem that I found...PRIMER OVERSPRAY UNDER THE CLEAR(IN AREA WHERE HE PRIMED) on the corner of the door. He acted like he couldn't have done it but I felt the grittiness when I wet sanded it. He just cleared right over it....HACK! door gets painted again. This kind of BS affects the whole team. You got one guy that can't do his job and it affects everyone else's schedule, cause he may not have enough money to pay us next week paying to redo all this crap. I've had 0 zero comebacks in over two years here. This is a joke!

Sorry for the rant.
04-15-2014 10:53 PM
lowROLLERchevy **this project doesnt yet have its own thread on here, but i will be starting one soon. Till then, check out My 1985 naked / cafe brick build thread
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scuffed the spark plug cover



tossed paint on it



Machined raised letters in progress



done



also finally got a GOOD coat of paint on the intake plenum



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photo hack of the tail section. this is an extra 15* of rake, but im thinking 10* would be more to my liking. donno yet.

04-15-2014 08:34 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Wellllll, I finally got a little basement time. The hole for the trunk pan did grow a little.

John


Better get one of those metal stretchers to make that trunk pan fit now!
04-15-2014 07:53 PM
Dave57210 Y'know the more I see of this resto on that Ragtop Stovebolt, the more I think you just sorta started with the left-front parking light lens and built a whole new car around it!

Holy bleep! You have done a TON of work - and all of it done to perfection with incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail!
04-15-2014 07:33 PM
John long Wellllll, I finally got a little basement time. The hole for the trunk pan did grow a little.

John


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