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Today 04:21 AM
123pugsy Occupancy inspection today!
Pass or fail, no worries. I'm moving in anyways.
Yesterday 11:09 PM
MARTINSR I got out there for my five minutes and media blasted the inside of the bottom of the cowl and all it did was found more work.

Brian
Yesterday 10:42 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Just heard from David (396CHEVY3100). David was in a serious car accident in his Vette today. He has broken both legs and will need surgery on his neck and/or his back.

His cell phone battery was down to one bar and I did not want to drain it further so I did not talk long but he will be in the hospital here in Chattanooga for a while. I will try to get down to see him after church Sumday and update everyone then.

Please keep David in your prayers. As you guys know David is diabetic and he does not heal easily. This will undoubtedly be long haul for him.

John
Sorry to hear about David's accident. Prayers going out for a good recovery.


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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
David's story reminds me of one just yesterday a few blocks from my house. I missed this by a few minutes! A 96 year old woman pulled out of a side street onto main street pulling straight out in front of a pickup with it hitting her in the side trapping her in the car and she died.

So sad, and like David, I feel sorry for the guy who hit her, as well as for her.

I got out in the garage and finished up my brothers radiator box. I honestly don't know how you guys do it who live where it's colder than my home. 50 degrees out in the garage and I can barely take it.

Brian

HOLY COW! That piece looks too nice and shiny to cover with powder coat. That's a work of art that needs to be shown off.
Yesterday 09:20 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Brian if you are going to see your Brother this weekend, here's a place that specialize in short run, bits and pieces and odds and ends. I've bought pieces of plate and sheet from them before. They are off of I50 in Rancho Cordova and they are open Sat 8-2.

BB

Sacramento Metal Supply | Metal Mart Servicing the Greater Sacramento Area
I am not going there but he is coming here! He owes me! LOLOL

Brian
Yesterday 09:18 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post

The new dust shields I ordered from InLine Tube were so bad I spent an hour with a file and grinder making them fit. Have I ever told you guys I absolutely hate after market parts?

John
You sure you have them on the correct side ?? that left one looks like it should lean the other way for wheel clearance...
Yesterday 09:03 PM
Rip VW I finally got out to the shop today. First day in a while. "The War Dept", My personal nurse grudgingly allowed me to spend some time in the shop today now that all the other self induced shop injuries have all healed nicely. ha ha

I worked this tail panel issue and decided the best thing to do to get it done was to disassemble the frame work and jig it up and finish weld it all jigged and clamped at once. So it is all apart and tomorrow I am going to jig and clamp it all straight. Should have done that the first time last year.. Oh well sometimes we learn the hard way.
Yesterday 08:56 PM
tech69 metal mart is one of my weekend spots but their prices went up. Before you'd have sheets sitting on a rack with the price on it. Now they have to cut you one and the price runs up. Blue Collar in South Sac is a very good source and is open on the weekend. It's my spot for aluminum sheet and they have a fantastic bolt collection. They have all kinds of random sizes in scrap and they have good scrap aluminum. Their prices are much better than Metal Mart, but I like the people at Metal Mart.
Yesterday 08:53 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
DAMN I have been searching the last few days for a source for 18 gauge mild steel and can't come up with any! CRAP.

All my local hardware sources have sheets in random sizes none have 18 gauge or even 20 though I really don't want to go away from the 18. I would think about it but they don't even have that.

My good old source for metal is only open the hours I work so it was the last resort and I would send my wife. So I called them just now and they only sell it in 4x10 sheets! CRAP, they use to cut it for you and have scrap there in all different sizes, crap. I got metal from this place 40 years ago for my truck, they have changed a lot.

Brian
I just googled the places that are open on the weekend. Both have 18G and aluminum. They are out there. Keep searching. If you lived right down the block I'd just give some to you.
Yesterday 07:49 PM
boothboy Brian if you are going to see your Brother this weekend, here's a place that specialize in short run, bits and pieces and odds and ends. I've bought pieces of plate and sheet from them before. They are off of I50 in Rancho Cordova and they are open Sat 8-2.

BB

Sacramento Metal Supply | Metal Mart Servicing the Greater Sacramento Area
Yesterday 07:35 PM
Rip VW Brian,

I frequently need small quantities of various sizes sheet metal and other stuff. The company I deal with is "Metal Supermarkets" I am fortunate to live near a local brick and mortar store. The company also has a large On Line presence. Fast quick service and right to your door. Whether it is an I beam or small piece of metal they can fix you up.
Yesterday 07:32 PM
shine no old stuff laying around ?
Yesterday 07:08 PM
MARTINSR DAMN I have been searching the last few days for a source for 18 gauge mild steel and can't come up with any! CRAP.

All my local hardware sources have sheets in random sizes none have 18 gauge or even 20 though I really don't want to go away from the 18. I would think about it but they don't even have that.

My good old source for metal is only open the hours I work so it was the last resort and I would send my wife. So I called them just now and they only sell it in 4x10 sheets! CRAP, they use to cut it for you and have scrap there in all different sizes, crap. I got metal from this place 40 years ago for my truck, they have changed a lot.

Brian
Yesterday 05:41 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Ahem.....something tells me you like the frugal sticker price though....ha...
Frugal is good but give me a good OEM used part any day if I can find it.

John
Yesterday 05:23 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Have I ever told you guys I absolutely hate after market parts?

John
Ahem.....something tells me you like the frugal sticker price though....ha...
Yesterday 05:18 PM
John long I did make it to the shop for my five minutes. The front suspension and steering is together with the exception of the shocks and sway bar.

The new dust shields I ordered from InLine Tube were so bad I spent an hour with a file and grinder making them fit. Have I ever told you guys I absolutely hate after market parts?

John

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