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Today 05:04 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Does anyone know if a sewing machine pedal can control the type of motor on a garage door opener?

John
DC motors can be speed controlled but AC it depends on the type of motor.

What's the voltage info? I can do some googlin'.
Yesterday 07:15 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post

As for speed control on the bead roller, look into a pedal feed for a sewing machine. I've heard they work for that.
Does anyone know if a sewing machine pedal can control the type of motor on a garage door opener?

John
07-02-2015 08:25 PM
Too Many Projects Looks like a little less work that the LH side.

As for speed control on the bead roller, look into a pedal feed for a sewing machine. I've heard they work for that.
07-02-2015 08:07 PM
John long
Repairing weather strip channel

Going about the RH weatherstrip channel a little differently. The parts car had what appeared to be a fairly solid piece but by the time I got it cut out, seperated the spot welds, and sandblasted it......well, judge for yourself.

This is the piece I cut out of the yellow Hdtp.

The rusty holes are mostly where it was spot welded to the support brace on the bottom side.



The bottom shows that there are indeed problems but it is still shiney silver without heavy rust from underneath.







Here is the piece after sandblasting.



Next I made a replacement channel for the rusty area. as you can see, I also welded up just a few pinholes that the replacement channel will not cover.

The challenge will be to weld this up without distorting it so badly it will no longer fit the convertible. I may have to cut it in two in order to get it to fit and maintain my panel gaps.






The holiday will probably slow me down but we are looking forward to the kids coming for a few days. We will get back to it next week.

John
07-01-2015 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
07-01-2015 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...
07-01-2015 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



07-01-2015 11:05 AM
John long
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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
07-01-2015 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.
07-01-2015 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!
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