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08-20-2014 08:11 PM
37ford4dr well tonight was a planning night......and no running away is not a plan. this is really the last big repair area left. so tonight I did a lot of staring and contemplating but not much else. I think I will tackle the drivers side first. right now the fender is attached with a few fender bolts I think I will fasten it down pretty well with some additional bolts and see how it lines up. I have measured the front shroud area and the front nose is symmetrical on both sides. I don't see any real fender damage on the drivers side from an accident, only some areas that have been rusted out. this will take a while to get this right and I have a lot on my plate right now and not much extra time. so this will take me a while to finish.....just one nibble at a time.

08-08-2014 11:32 AM
496CHEVY3100 Tony is head service tech you would think he would know better,,But we all make mistakes or lack of judgement at times

nothing wrong with the little girls arm ,she had to have a bandage because her Paw paw had one LOL
08-08-2014 10:42 AM
37ford4dr no welding inside.....the Mrs would definitely find out about that.....although i did bake some headers in the oven once and never got caught

Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
My neighbor ,,HEAD OF MAINTANCE<,took his handle off just long enough to grind a place that was hard to reach,,didnt get finished .
yikes.....theres no doubt these are dangerous, one of my buddies uses his with the guard off on a regular basis. i think thats nuts and I wont do that.
08-07-2014 09:41 PM
496CHEVY3100 My neighbor ,,HEAD OF MAINTANCE<,took his handle off just long enough to grind a place that was hard to reach,,didnt get finished .
08-07-2014 09:13 PM
zuffen You;ll be in trouble with the wife if you weld on that carpet
08-07-2014 08:45 PM
37ford4dr any way my fathers day present finally arrived. its a welding table from Harbor Freight.. I had the opportunity to man handle one of these at the store and I was impressed with its strength and asked the kids for this as a fathers day gift. the kids are starting familys, having kids, in college or in high school so this was easy on there budgets and I don't really need much. heres a product review of the table. item #61369

I am as impressed with this now as I was when I saw it in the store. I think with coupons it was about $70 shipped to the house. this is a medium duty table specs say top dimensions approx. are 30x20 and 33" high with a max capacity of 350lbs.....350 may be bit much but certainly 250+ is reasonable. the metal in the table is substantial and this is not a joke table.

packaged nicely and no damage

soon I can get back to my project...
06-30-2014 09:45 AM
37ford4dr thks for the comments......

like you guys I take the grinder seriously....sometimes the handles get in the way and I have to take them off, the trunk area was one of those. if you ever used a cupped wire brush on the end of the grinder that baby definitely requires a handle. And i always wear a full face mask. I would not consider using the grinder in an uncomfortable position with out the handle.
06-29-2014 07:49 PM
Originally Posted by zuffen View Post
To use a grinder with or without the handle is a great topic.

I use one, and hate using friend's grinders without them but they tend to remove my handle to use it.

Each to their own.
Yea I normally use my handle it makes it less tiring on my wrist,,but I do also remove mine at times there are some places you just cant get to with it on,
like you said it is a matter of choice,but my OLD hands and wrist like the handle
06-29-2014 05:54 PM
zuffen To use a grinder with or without the handle is a great topic.

I use one, and hate using friend's grinders without them but they tend to remove my handle to use it.

Each to their own.
06-29-2014 02:43 PM
496CHEVY3100 You are doing some great work on the Morris Garages car,

I would never tell anyone how to use their tools ,but I have learned from my experience ,,I,, need the screw in handle,,lol for the Dewallt grinder.
06-29-2014 02:07 PM
37ford4dr I had a quick moment to work on the underside of the bonnet.....I hit it again with an abrasive disk, brake clean and then two different applications of mineral spirits with a scotchbrite pad and then followed by a degreaser. kind of thankless work but it really does cut the grease and grime. I also removed the locking plunger and it is sitting in paint remover.

and my favorite self etching primer

06-14-2014 06:32 PM
37ford4dr more grinding today and using seam sealer, also welded a cage nut into the engine heater shelf

the cage nut episode

two holes drilled up through the bottom for plug welding in place

06-13-2014 02:08 PM
37ford4dr did some grinding today and cleaned the under side of the bonnet

06-08-2014 12:07 PM
37ford4dr thks guys

finished the other side and scraped and wire brushed and painted bottom area by pumpkin.

test fit

welded in

now some scraping and wire brushing and painting

06-08-2014 11:34 AM
deadbodyman Looks like we got another deadbody man to me....
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