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Yesterday 07:00 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
As usual, it looks great but I think you have been breathing too many paint fumes...that's still the LH side. The rusty one is the RH side...
I fixted it.

John
Yesterday 04:23 PM
Too Many Projects As usual, it looks great but I think you have been breathing too many paint fumes...that's still the LH side. The rusty one is the RH side...
Yesterday 04:07 PM
John long Finished the LH channel today and got the welds ground.

John








Now for the passenger side. Maybe, just maybe, I am going to be able to get this one out of the parts car.....fingers crossed.

John



Yesterday 11:05 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Train View Post
And it's your attitude that's made me decide to try it on our projects. I've waited for things to go on sale at Princess Auto, (Canada's H F). So far I've purchased the english wheel, bead roller, and their shrinker/stretcher combo.
Cool. If you search (Google)!for tipping die, you will find all kinds of ways to make home made dies for your bead roller. Mine is made out of a 3 dollar V-belt bulley and a roller scate wheel. Used to boot.

I believe the HF English wheel has lower anvils that are machined at a constant radius. The better ones have a flat spot machined into the so they don't leave track marks in your sheet metal. That also would be a fairly simple mofification to make if it were needed.

If you do Google these things, there are tons of people who have posted how they modified and improved their inexpensive equipment.......

The coolest modification I have done is putting a motor on my bead roller. Again, there are all kinds of cool ways to do it from using a variable speed electric drill, winch motor, or garage door motor which is what I did. I do wish I had used a system that gave me speed control but for less than a hundred dollars I am pretty satisfied.

Have fun. The journey is the destination.

John
Yesterday 09:31 AM
Train And it's your attitude that's made me decide to try it on our projects. I've waited for things to go on sale at Princess Auto, (Canada's H F). So far I've purchased the english wheel, bead roller, and their shrinker/stretcher combo.
Yesterday 12:24 AM
tapkoote
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Originally Posted by 41'srfun View Post
professional car builders.
You must be missing some thing-surfer dude.
06-30-2015 07:56 PM
John long
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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
06-30-2015 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.
06-30-2015 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











06-29-2015 06:06 PM
John long
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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
06-29-2015 05:22 PM
Kma4444 That's a great piece of work right there!
06-29-2015 04:00 PM
1971BB427
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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!
06-29-2015 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.



06-29-2015 12:53 PM
Too Many Projects
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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...
06-29-2015 11:10 AM
John long
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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....
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