|05-03-2016 04:30 AM|
I humbly thank each and every one of you guys for the incouragement and support. The car is, and has been, a lot of fun but so have you guys. Feeling like you all genuinely care about my progress is priceless. Especially when most of you are professionals and can work circles around me.
Obviously, Tim is not a professional but he has been right there too. Thanks Tim!
|05-03-2016 03:51 AM|
Really cool John.
Now, get er welded and spinning on the rotisserie.
|05-02-2016 08:18 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
|05-02-2016 07:35 PM|
It is just amazing going through those photos!
That car is so damn lucky!
|05-02-2016 07:08 PM|
Aw now just don't rush him with that pointy stick thing again he might flinch and get a slag ball
Man I bet that feels ah, being to this stage. The new wave of steps to completion can be allowed to burst forth in your mind, and the agony of getting here can begin to fade. Every one I've done for myself has nearly killed me. But I didn't regret a thing once done. When its purring in gear, only the journey ahead will matter
|05-02-2016 07:03 PM|
John it is hard to believe it's been that long.Your running descriptions and picture have been so educational for us Pluggers.
Mike Osher (BB)
( you will of course notice that in response to the joining of the body, you were acknowledged by 3 "thumbs up" rather than the customary "2 thumbs up")
|05-02-2016 07:02 PM|
|ttrotter||Right on! So cool to see all your progress!|
|05-02-2016 07:01 PM|
|1971BB427||That's a beautiful sight John! I can imagine how great it feels to be at this point! She sure looks great, and hard to imagine considering what you started with!!|
|05-02-2016 06:59 PM|
|Too Many Projects||WELD IT UP....|
|05-02-2016 06:43 PM|
Today was kind of special. I got the rockers welded in. The door gaps are set and I began to join the front and rear body sections together. Once the body is one piece I can brace it up and pull it off the frame. I can't wait to see this thing hanging on the rotisserie.
And there it is. The last seam that takes this car from two pieces to one.
I am at a very exciting milestone. Thank goodness I have enjoyed the journey. It is hard to believe I have been fooling with this thing for three years this month.
|04-25-2016 08:08 PM|
|NEW INTERIORS||I see a car with a BIG smile !!!!!!! For saving her....|
|04-25-2016 06:57 PM|
Waaaay back when I started the car I left the front and rear halves seperate at approximately the rear of the front seat. Since this was a convertible, I decided I could build the bottom of the car and adjust the door gaps when I was ready to put it together and that way I would not have to worry about the car drawing up with all the welding. It also kept me from having to brace it up extensively.
I also waited to do the final welding on the rockers to make sure the door gaps remained "correct" after I had built the structure back. I wanted to be absolutely sure if the car drew up from the tremendous amount of welding and fabrication I could make the needed "adjustments".
Now it is time to not only put it together and make it solid but brace it in order for it to hold its shape in the rotisserie.
Of course, I could only do it this way since it was a convertible and could shim the front and rear seperated from each other.
|04-25-2016 06:50 PM|
John- If you're going to make it a limousine, now is the time
|04-25-2016 06:25 PM|
|Too Many Projects||I don't remember why you didn't just weld the rockers when you were working on them. Why did you want the body in 2 pieces ?|
|04-25-2016 01:32 PM|
Fabulous work and a fine example of how to do something right. I know one thing, that car isn't being "patched" it's being repaired!
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