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Today 07:56 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 41'srfun View Post
I would be willing to bet that the work you are doing on that car rivals the quality of most professional car builders. If I hadn't followed this build all the way thru it I would think that you are a pro. You certainly know what you are doing and think it thru every step of the way.
Thanks a lot. Obviously, this not the first car I have fooled with but I am a retired telephone man by trade. The thing I have tried to demonstrate here is with some inexpensive tools and a lot of patience, a lot can be accomplished without spending a fortune.

One of the professionals on here frequently says the only thing worth carrying out of Harbor Freight is the cash register. Personally, I disagree. Even though their tools may not stand up to the demands of a pro who is using them day in and day out, they have many cool things that allow the hobbiest to do things that they could never afford to do if they had to pay the price for top of the line equipment.

The only way I can afford to participate in this hobby is to keep the labor to a minimum as well as buy cars that many others would not look at twice. I do try to choose cars that have some market value when finished.

The advantage I have is I enjoy the build and it kind of feeds my ego to fix something no one else would fool with, knowing when I am done it will be a quality build even if its not a high dollar build.

John
Today 06:53 PM
41'srfun I would be willing to bet that the work you are doing on that car rivals the quality of most professional car builders. If I hadn't followed this build all the way thru it I would think that you are a pro. You certainly know what you are doing and think it thru every step of the way.
Today 03:41 PM
John long The gutter is coming together nicely. It is 80% welded and 50% ground so there quite a bit of work yet to do. Once it is welded and ground I will need to finish forming and trimming that inner lip that rolls over.

So far I am pleased. It is going to make a good solid repair. We all strive for
perfection but never quite get it.

John











Yesterday 06:06 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
If you just had a sidekick to berate, and constantly scream at; you'd have no trouble getting a producer and a TV spot! You need more drama, and less actual car stuff!
Gosh, I have the car stuff down to 30 seconds. Any less and it will be be subliminal subject matter.

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Originally Posted by Kma4444 View Post
That's a great piece of work right there!
Coming from you, I consider that a great compliment. Thanks.

John
Yesterday 05:22 PM
Kma4444 That's a great piece of work right there!
Yesterday 04:00 PM
1971BB427
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL....I am trying to get a crew together now to produce a reality show.

The first episode is going to have a 30 second video of me working on the car, 14 minutes of my wife yelliing at me for tracking up her floors and 15 1/2 minutes of commercials.

John


Can't seem to find a producer....
If you just had a sidekick to berate, and constantly scream at; you'd have no trouble getting a producer and a TV spot! You need more drama, and less actual car stuff!
Yesterday 01:45 PM
John long I'm off to the cruise at the Sonic. I did get 3 of the 4 pieces of my channel tacked in today.

John







Just started on the inside section. The front section is tacked and I am about to cut out the rear piece and tack that section in, hopefully, when I get home.



Yesterday 12:53 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL....I am trying to get a crew together now to produce a reality show.

The first episode is going to have a 30 second video of me working on the car, 14 minutes of my wife yelliing at me for tracking up her floors and 15 1/2 minutes of commercials.

John


Can't seem to find a producer....
I'll produce that...

That would a comedy, not an informational vid...

I just want to be there when you get your butt chewed for dirty shoes and parts on the dining room table...
Yesterday 11:10 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Train View Post
You know what's missing from this thread? Videos of you forming some of these pieces.

LOL....I am trying to get a crew together now to produce a reality show.

The first episode is going to have a 30 second video of me working on the car, 14 minutes of my wife yelliing at me for tracking up her floors and 15 1/2 minutes of commercials.

John


Can't seem to find a producer....
Yesterday 08:48 AM
Train You know what's missing from this thread? Videos of you forming some of these pieces.
06-28-2015 05:07 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by cruzinTLT View Post
I can't fathom the talent it takes to pull that off--I stand constantly amazed !!!
Reminds me of an old,old song ....Big bad John....my eyes are tearing up ....
06-28-2015 01:40 AM
tapkoote Tallent and patience, this man is amazing.
thank you John.
06-27-2015 07:49 PM
John long
Repairing rusty weather strip channel

Sorry, Double post. My bad.

John
06-27-2015 07:47 PM
cruzinTLT I can't fathom the talent it takes to pull that off--I stand constantly amazed !!!
06-27-2015 07:38 PM
John long
Repairing rusty weather strip channel

I have been playing with the inner half of the weather strip channel the last couple of days. It has been pretty tuff to form out of 18 ga with this little lip on the top. I did it the same way as the outer half and after I had the "Z" shape formed used a hammer and dolly to roll the upper flange into the curved lip. The problem was that process caused the entire piece to deform and change shape.

I finally have it ruffed in but will tweak it some more before final trimming and welding.

John

Here is the profile of the inside piece.



In this shot you can see the inner and outer pieces which will join down the middle once the final fitting is complete and everything trimmed.



It is really surprizing how much time you can spend on relatively small pieces but making them is only a small part of the job. Welding them in and finishing the welds is really the time consuming part.



Gettin there. I think I am home free on thos one.

John
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