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Yesterday 08:30 PM
NEW INTERIORS I remember them long days too in the shipyards... We would go to work before day break and get home after sun set,, I would build all night, Sometimes just going in to take a bath and back to work...Not sure how I did it... I guess it was all the night's I spent in the gym right before making it home...
Yesterday 08:25 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
I wanted to say the same thing...
He has to realize I'm also younger...Not saying your old...

Your doing pretty darn good if you really want to know...
On a serious note. You are right about the age thing. When I was building the 47 Ford and the 49 Merc I was young but working for AT&T as a maintenance supervisor. I would get home after a hard days work, eat dinner and head to the garage, work till 1:00 or 2:00 AM, go to bed and do the same thing the next night. Today, a 5 hour day just about ruins me.

I am blessed to be in good health, but between the arthritus and all that goes with being almost 70 I can sure tell, I am not the man I used to be. Not complaining, mind you. Just acknowledging. I am blessed to be able to what I love to do with family support and a budget that can allow it.

Life is good.

John

As always, Thanks for the kind words.
Yesterday 08:14 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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John you ain't to far behind!

BB
I wanted to say the same thing...
He has to realize I'm also younger...Not saying your old... I guess I better run NOW !!!!! AND FAST !!!!!!

Your doing pretty darn good if you really want to know...
Yesterday 08:09 PM
boothboy
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Thanks Randy,

You are right. The want and drive are the necessary ingredients........Now, if I just had your productivity.

John
John you ain't to far behind! The two of you amaze me!

BB
Yesterday 07:24 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Thanks Randy,

You are right. The want and drive are the necessary ingredients........Now, if I just had your productivity.

John
LOL...
Thanks... But remember...I'm in there a lot longer then five Mins a day... I live in there..
Yesterday 06:20 PM
MARTINSR
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My project for today was to disassemble the windshield header and get the broken screws out of the sun visor brackets. I probably will have to post part of this tonight as I have dinner plans but this will make a good repair for some of the guys who are building their first car and find some of these things to be intimidating.

Here is the problem. Two of the 8-32 screws are broken off in the header. I tried to drill them but the drill bits I have won't touch them.



John
Nothing a little "Alum-Lead" or Kitty hair wouldn't have taken care of.

All kidding aside, awesome stuff John!

Brian
Yesterday 06:13 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
What a great build... This just show's that anything can be done if you have the want and drive to do it.... Great job so far Mr.John... The rest will be done hill from here...

Thanks for saving another one, And showing how it is done !!!!!
Thanks Randy,

You are right. The want and drive are the necessary ingredients........Now, if I just had your productivity.

John
Yesterday 06:02 PM
NEW INTERIORS What a great build... This just show's that anything can be done if you have the want and drive to do it.... Great job so far Mr.John... The rest will be done hill from here...

Thanks for saving another one, And showing how it is done !!!!!
Yesterday 04:09 PM
ericnova72
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I came up with an interestng method of repairing the damage on the RH side below rhe windshield.

I set my bead roller up with my skateboard wheel on the bottom and the widest beading die on top. ( 1/2 inch).



I then cut a blank out and ran it through the bead roller repeatedly until I had the profile I needed. This made it unnecessary to have a weld seam in the middle of the piece.


Neat trick Like a miniature English Wheel . I'll have to remember that one.
Yesterday 03:14 PM
novafreek6872 Looking better and better Mr. Long
Yesterday 02:26 PM
John long Out of the shower. Have just a few minutes.

Next I welded a T-nut to the part of the screw that was sticking out and backed it out. Ironicaly I had used a brass T-nut. I am amazed that it held. I thought all the smoke was caused by it being galvanized and me not realizing it....Live and learn.



Here are the screws I removed and the patch that has to be made. I just realized that Charlie left his hat behind.



I have the area cleaned up and ready to make the patch tomorrow.

Yesterday 01:57 PM
John long My project for today was to disassemble the windshield header and get the broken screws out of the sun visor brackets. I probably will have to post part of this tonight as I have dinner plans but this will make a good repair for some of the guys who are building their first car and find some of these things to be intimidating.

Here is the problem. Two of the 8-32 screws are broken off in the header. I tried to drill them but the drill bits I have won't touch them.



The second issue is the water has stood at the end of the header bow and rusted the windshield header.



The first thing I did was to melt the body lead out and clean the area with a wire brush.



Next I divided the replacement pieces into a size that had no more than two bends. This will make it easier to replicate the piece with the shrinker/stretcher jaws. I removed the two outer pieces of the skin and found an internal reinfocment. I removed it also.





Now I have the screws exposed as well as my pattern removed to make my patch from.

Bear with me and I will pick this up after I get back from eating out with friends tonight.

John
10-29-2014 07:43 PM
1971BB427 Nice to see some clean shiny metal that wasn't something you put on it!
10-29-2014 05:08 PM
John long The reason I let this old girl follow me home was because I thought there was good metal to build back too. In that respect, I have been very pleased.

So far this thing has been pretty good in those areas where water did not stand. Even the dash has been free of any rust out, though the glove box area is broken out from the hinges seizing up.

Keep your fingers crossed for me. I still have to get the alignment pins, sun visor clips and several broken screws out of the windshield header. I suspect it might not be much fun.

John



10-27-2014 08:16 PM
1971BB427 Pretty clever John!
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