|Yesterday 07:41 PM|
|Yesterday 07:03 PM|
Thanks guys. Barb appreciates the kind words and prayers also. We are fine. Martha's husband died in 1983 at 47. As far as I know she never even dated another man after he died. There ought to be a pretty good reunion going on in heaven.
|Yesterday 06:58 PM|
Sorry for the loss my friend. Our sincere condolences.
Kelly and the Carolina Customs family
|Yesterday 06:38 PM|
Sorry for the loss of a family member, ,Prayers for the fanily and yours
David and Annie Perry
|Yesterday 05:52 PM|
Sorry for your loss John.
May she rest in peace.
|Yesterday 05:18 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
It seems her sister is, indeed, in a better place now.
Did she live close by ? I know you lived in Washington for a while, among other locales.
|Yesterday 05:06 PM|
She will indeed be missed but we would not bring her back even if we could. She deserves the peace she finally has.
|Yesterday 04:49 PM|
John, my deepest regrets to you and yours.
Mike Osher (BB)
|Yesterday 04:42 PM|
Hey guys. Sorry to have been away so long. My wife's sister lost her long battle with emphysema Saturday. She was in intensive care for about a week and we laid her to rest yesterday. We will miss her greatly.
I did make it down to the shop while Barb caught up on some laundry today. The corner piece was the only part I had not made so I knocked that out and welded the inner assemblies together.
I have not installed the inner frame assembly because I wanted to brush a couple of coats of Epoxy primer in the bottom few inches. I have another coat to go tonight and maybe tomorrow or Thursday I can begin to weld the lid together.
So far so good.
|07-24-2015 07:19 PM|
Good stuff is right, awesome John!
|07-24-2015 06:03 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||As always Amazing work|
|07-24-2015 04:11 PM|
Unfortunately the corner piece was much worse than I was hoping. (Aren't they always)?
I was able to make the inner frame work piece a little longer in order to replace the worst of the corner.
Next, I made the second piece that has the second bend.
Everything seems to fit together well. I will weld the assemblies together and brush some epoxy primer on both inner surfaces and button it all up.
I believe this is going to make a good repair. So far I am glad I decided to fix this lid.
Just a thought. The only thing I used for this entire repair was a bead roller with a tipping die and the shrinker/stretcher jaws. I did use my little three foot brake but could have gotten along just fine without it.
Brian Martin once said that any job was doable if you broke it down into enough small pieces. This is the perfect example of that.
|07-24-2015 03:43 PM|
I have not posted for the last week or so since I have just been doing the same thing but on the other side.
I have all the pieces made except the outside corner for the drivers side.
These pictures will bring everyone up to date.
Finished welding and grinding the RH side of the deck lid skin after cutting out the inner structure so I could get behind it to planish it.
I was hoping to save the corner piece by sand blasting it and filling a couple of pits so I cut it out as well as the other section of the inside frame.
Now that the skin could be welded and I had access to both sides to work my weld seam it is time to be building it back.
|07-16-2015 04:58 AM|
|deadbodyman||4 hrs aint so bad for all that. being patient is the hard part ,I usually start off welding nice and easy then hafk way through start rushing it and pushing until it warps.It takes a special kind of patience to do a few thousand welds without rushing it at the end to get it finished.|
|07-15-2015 11:14 PM|
[QUOTE=John long;3235553]LOL, Surely you could come up and eat that cheeseburger I owe you.
I will surprise you one day when I get to where I can get around a little better
You will think UPS delivered
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