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Old 06-03-2013, 06:34 AM
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Is project build thread appropriate?

I am considering starting a thread about the rust repair to the 53 Belair convert I am starting. My concern is that it will appear I am just on an ego trip.

The rust in the bottom of this car would take about 3000 dollars worth of patch panels. I am considering fabricating the entire floor assembly including the braces from scratch and felt some members with limited budgets might like to follow along.

Build threads are common on the HAMB but I don't see it done much here. I do not see the subject addressed in the guidelines though.

Any opinions?

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John,
It would sure help a lot of people that are trying to learn.
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Build threads YES.

I would like to see more. I don't like the HAMB mixing in all the For sale and wanted with other posts. And how you put the Merc on the Gm floor-chassis . Lots of info here on How to make a Zillion HP , Not much on the old basic how to's like I use to read about in the 50's pocket sized mags. My son has a friend that's getting close to 80 yrs, He has a couple fantastic builts done in a small 2 car garage, torch, hammer and dolly. NO shear, brake, power hammer, Pullmax, bead roller, Etc. He has lots of trophies on the shelf, but says it's too much work to take his car and truck to shows any more.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:18 AM
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It's not about a Ego trip at all...

It's about helpping people,,, We have a lot of build threads here,, Not sure why they didn't put them where they belong,,,,,

I get emails for people all the time thanking me for all the pictures I do post,,, I don't see it as a ego trip at all... Some may think so,,, But as Long as me and the big Man up above know's why I do it,That's all that count's..

We need more build threads here... Like I siad,, We have a lot,, But when they added the section for build threads,, Someone didn't put them where they go..

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I for one, would love to see it! You aren't showing off, you are showing how to - nothing wrong with that!
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I for one, would love to see it! You aren't showing off, you are showing how to - nothing wrong with that!
X2, Well said!
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:54 AM
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Oh God yeah we want to see it John! That is one of the reasons we are on these forums, a lot of times we don't even "learn" much because it's hard to translate doing something to these squiggly lines but it demystifies it for someone. I know that doing my top something I was beyond clueless and scared to death to try was demystified by the kind folks who posted some info and photos on their projects and I thank them so much.

Please by all means post as many photos and how toos as possible on this project. As for where to do it, that's kinda tough being there is the "Projects" forum now, but really that stuff should be in the body forum. Maybe do both, show the build in the projects forum but get into detail teaching us about making panels in the body forum.

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they added that forum for just that.
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It is beneficial to all to see just what goes into a restoration of that nature..by all means keep us posted..

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As New Interiors said, we recently opened a Project/Builds/My Ride section....and this is just the thing that belongs there.

And NI.....I have been moving some of the older build threads there as they come up.....If I missed some of yours, let me know and I will move them
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As New Interiors said, we recently opened a Project/Builds/My Ride section....and this is just the thing that belongs there.

And NI.....I have been moving some of the older build threads there as they come up.....If I missed some of yours, let me know and I will move them
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Starting a journal is so right.
You need to see where you started. When you go to a show people cant see what you started with so you need a journal. Also it is a documentation of your quality of work.
Take lots of pictures, post them. Others may be able to learn from it as well. Right on.
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Thanks Guys. I will try to do this as soon as I get the seat frames out and get down to the rusty bottom. I will name the thread so that it is obvious it is not about the complete build but about rust repair on a budget for guys that don't have an unlimited budget to buy patch panels. I will probably buy outer rockers and quarter patches. Beyond that, we will just have to see how it goes.

This will be good for me too and hopefully will keep me motivated to "head to the basement."

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Really the "build" should be done in the projects forum while the "how to fix a rusted floor" should be in the body section.......just saying.

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Really the "build" should be done in the projects forum while the "how to fix a rusted floor" should be in the body section.......just saying.

Brian
Unless the moderators feel differently, that is what I will do. I may not do a true build thread because the way I work it may take years to complete this car. I just thought there would be some do-it-yourselfers that might like to see the rust repair. I hope to at least have the car ready to come off the frame by spring as a solid body.

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