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Today 07:51 AM
MARTINSR I can't imagine but often we do see "words" so differently than if it were in person with a goofy look on our face.

Yesterday I had a funny one like that. I got into my desk at work and my computer was off. This desk is in the shop understand, covered with dust. So after pushing the on button a few times I went into the real office and grabbed a cup of coffee and to punch in on a working computer. I told a co-worker about my problem. This guy grew up in a computer household with both his parents in the industry. We joke about me needing him all the time for my computer problems and that just his mere presents will often fix the thing with him doing something I had just done without any luck. So walked out and did exactly what I did, only this time a few seconds later while he is just looking at the wiring and stuff, not even touching it this is a loud pop and smoke came out the back of it! LOLOL So you know the joke now, he broke it with his magical powers this time.

Brian
Today 06:14 AM
Too Many Projects No worries here, Mr. John...
Today 05:34 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Too bad you can't get the car up higher to make it more accessible to work in there...

The last pic back further shows how far you've come on this. You're in the home stretch with the door and outer rocker in sight now...
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Well Duh! .........I raised the car this morning. Thanks for giving me such a great idea.

I have kept on keeping on today..........................
We have not heard from Mitch since I made this remark. I hope he knows I was making fun of me for not thinking about trying to get the car higher and not him for suggesting it.

If anyone thought I was being a smart ***** it was not intended to be that way and I apologize for my choice of words.

John
Yesterday 02:41 PM
John long Finished up the patch for the inner wheel house as well as finishing the wheel well patch today.

I am knocking off early to cruise to the Sonic in the roadster. It should be a good evening for it.

John



The welds were really ugly but you can see here looking at the backside I do have good penetration. Sloppy welds double or triple the effort to grind them though.




I am really excited to get on to fitting the front quarter. The time is getting close.

John
08-30-2015 12:15 PM
John long You all wouldn't make fun of a guy would you? Possibly some of you don't realize how sensitive I am.

Just so you know, it is possible to hurt my feelings. Keep trying. Your not quite there yet.

YIALMAOT



John




(Yes I am Laughing my ***** off too)
08-30-2015 04:08 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
im inspired! I'm going to start printing those tee shirts!

Bb
rotflmao. :d
08-30-2015 12:41 AM
boothboy Im inspired! I'm going to start printing those Tee Shirts!

BB
08-29-2015 09:16 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Nice patch panel.

Man, watching this gets my car building juices flowing and all I can do is look at my Baby.
Glad one of us is having fun.
I love seeing how you can do this. The car is made up of many small pieces, let alone you could cut them even smaller. But one piece at a time and John is doing an amazing rebuild.

You the man John!

Brian
08-29-2015 06:08 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Nice patch panel.

Man, watching this gets my car building juices flowing and all I can do is look at my Baby.
Glad one of us is having fun.
Thanks Pugsy. Your current project should keep your creative side going for a while.

I know the secret to pretty welds is being able to see well and be comfortable. In order to have a steady hand you must be comfortable. Welding up in this wheel house I had the luxery of neither.

The welds are ugly but they will look fine after they are ground.....and ground....and ground.

John



08-29-2015 03:30 PM
123pugsy Nice patch panel.

Man, watching this gets my car building juices flowing and all I can do is look at my Baby.
Glad one of us is having fun.
08-29-2015 12:28 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Too bad you can't get the car up higher to make it more accessible to work in there...

The last pic back further shows how far you've come on this. You're in the home stretch with the door and outer rocker in sight now...
Well Duh! .........I raised the car this morning. Thanks for giving me such a great idea.

I have kept on keeping on today. Got my patch formed and my plug holes drilled.

I forgot to take pictures of the process but I used a tucking tool to shrink the upper edge of it so it would line up with the wheel house. It will also help make a nice transition from a straight piece to a rounded piece. This will provide a nice butt weld as well as a smooth contour when finish welded.

Here is the ruffed in piece.




Once it was trimmed, the plug holes drilled and the upper area tuck shrunk, this is what I had.





Here is a view from inside the car looking through the hole the convertible top cylinder goes through.

The fit seems good and I am well pleased.





Both pieces are primed with weld thru primer. I need to give them time to dry and I will get this thing welded in.




08-28-2015 08:10 PM
MARTINSR Sweet

Brian
08-28-2015 08:05 PM
Too Many Projects Too bad you can't get the car up higher to make it more accessible to work in there...

The last pic back further shows how far you've come on this. You're in the home stretch with the door and outer rocker in sight now...
08-28-2015 07:50 PM
John long Looking at the front of the wheel house, I believe it will be better to address the rusted lower section before removing too much material. This is really ugly but as with most of this car, once you trim the rusty areas, you get back to good solid metal. The worst part is, I am getting too old and stiff to work inside this wheel house.

I started out by making a clear plastic pattern of what I wanted to trim off and replace.




Next comes trimming the rusty material and carefully removing the spot welds so the new pieces can be installed with all the integrity intact.





The clear pattern will make it easy to transfer the cut lines as well as the plug weld locations to a piece of 18 ga stock.





Here is a shot from a little ways back in case it is hard to understand where I am working.

Also, I have been finishing the weld on the lower side of the wheel well as I work. Just 3-4 tacks and back to the wheel house. Never letting it get hot.

John



08-26-2015 06:05 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 67Elcamino View Post
WOW! I have the exact same fireplace configuration at my place and I often use the ledge to take pictures of car parts, etc.. Must be becuase you dont have to bend over those additional 10 inches to lay things on the floor?
Isn't it amazing how the floor gets a little bit further away every year.

I would not have believed there was any place in this car for one more rat's nest to hide.......but. Found one more up between the quarter and front side of the wheel well.




I am still progressing on the wheel well. When I get it finish welded I will cut the quarter off and see what I need to do to the lower wheel house before installing the front section.

John

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