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Today 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



[COLOR="silver"][SIZE=1]- - - Updated - - -[/SIZE][/COLOR]

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.

Today 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!
Today 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!
Today 07:33 PM
John long Wellllll, I finally got a little basement time. The hole for the trunk pan did grow a little.

John


Today 06:18 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Tractor Supply. Mmmmmm nuts and bolts!

BB
Yea ,grinding disc ,Stainless bolts ,coveralls ,Even Tractor parts who would of thunk it ,
Today 05:57 PM
boothboy Tractor Supply. Mmmmmm nuts and bolts!

BB
Today 04:52 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I think it is a girl thing Jester. They can not buy just one thing when surrounded by all those "bargains." No matter what my wife goes in to get she comes out with a minimum of three bags. It is cheaper to pay more at the grocery store.

With luck she at least remembered to buy the item she went in to get.

John


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.
Today 01:48 PM
boothboy Yeah, but where else can you get a 55gal. drum of pickled eggs?

BB
Today 01:46 PM
Dave57210 Put it this way - have you ever even heard of third-hand rumors of anyone ever going into Costco and actually leaving without spending a minimum of $100.00? Sure never happened to me.......
Today 01:13 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by painted jester View Post
Man thats crazy we have both stores here and there are no rules like that, and every time you spend any amount at the $general (even 1 dollar) you get a coupon for your next purchase for $5 off the next $25 purchase

Jester
I think it is a girl thing Jester. They can not buy just one thing when surrounded by all those "bargains." No matter what my wife goes in to get she comes out with a minimum of three bags. It is cheaper to pay more at the grocery store.

With luck she at least remembered to buy the item she went in to get.

John
Today 12:24 PM
painted jester
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Same rule applies to a Dollar General store. You can not buy a $2.50 bar of soap without spending 40 dollars at a Dolllar Store.

John
Man thats crazy we have both stores here and there are no rules like that, and every time you spend any amount at the $general (even 1 dollar) you get a coupon for your next purchase for $5 off the next $25 purchase

Jester
Today 09:24 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Went and saw Arlo Guthrie last night. Boy he's dated. His songs were dated and his audience was dated! Then I found out I was a couple of weeks older than Arlo!. Crap!!! He put on a really good show less Alice.

BB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz4_25-Ovac
Love his Alice's restaurant but it is a trashy song

John

Today 08:29 AM
boothboy Went and saw Arlo Guthrie last night. Boy he's dated. His songs were dated and his audience was dated! Then I found out I was a couple of weeks older than Arlo!. Crap!!! He put on a really good show less Alice.

BB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz4_25-Ovac
Today 07:38 AM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
never gas welded but in general the tungsten melts the metal and you have the gun at an angle pushing the puddle forward and you dab the front of the puddle with the rod. I did an open butt weld on some scrap doing 1/4" tacks. Kind of tricky stopping the electrode. You have to lower the amps to not create a crater at the end and then hold the gun there when it has stopped so your post gas can keep it cool and clean as it's hardening, and stopping the craters. I was too occupied with what I was doing to let up on the pedal though. will work on it some more. Near the end on the right you can see the haz get big. That's cause it was too late to run the grinder to clean the tungsten and as it got dull it got hotter it seemed. The last area to the right was when it got really dull. It actually welded to the sheet metal under it. Doh!
I have a buddy that I used to watch weld with TIG. He would repair busted chainsaw cases sparetime for his cousin who was in the chainsaw repair business. He was a real artist with the tungsten. Learned that the tip has to be a needle point, and you can lift the tip momentarily if it starts getting too hot. His welds looked like they were done with a machine,
Yesterday 11:10 PM
tech69 never gas welded but in general the tungsten melts the metal and you have the gun at an angle pushing the puddle forward and you dab the front of the puddle with the rod. I did an open butt weld on some scrap doing 1/4" tacks. Kind of tricky stopping the electrode. You have to lower the amps to not create a crater at the end and then hold the gun there when it has stopped so your post gas can keep it cool and clean as it's hardening, and stopping the craters. I was too occupied with what I was doing to let up on the pedal though. will work on it some more. Near the end on the right you can see the haz get big. That's cause it was too late to run the grinder to clean the tungsten and as it got dull it got hotter it seemed. The last area to the right was when it got really dull. It actually welded to the sheet metal under it. Doh!
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