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Old 09-16-2002, 04:46 AM
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Thumbs up the roof! the roof! the roof is on fire!

well I got the roof on sat. welded in and some BONDO! it still needs some fine sanding, but I hate sanding!


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Looks good Dragscc!
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From frame to hotrod in a month, now thats progress! Lookin good man. Now all you need is a grill, windows,and wheelwells and your set. The paints halfway there! doorskins might be nice to have too, forgot about those Oh yeah, I dispise sanding as well, its a pain in the ars.

I just started working on my grill today, but it started raining so I came inside. Have any of you Drag Links boys ever had a grill like the one in your logo? Just a cool Idea, if you would like some ideas on how to do one lemme know, I do all kinda of custom grills.

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thats been a idea of mine since I started the chassis.... hit me with some ideas or hell build it for me to fit a deuce shell.
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Biulding one is pretty simple actually, just takes some time and patience and the ability too weld aluminum, that is of course if you want a nicely polished grill afterward. In all actuallity it can be made from steel or even copper. I like aluminum because it can be polished to a nice shine.

Go out and buy some 1/4" aluminum tubing. Measure the sides of the grill shell with a cloth tape measure (where the grill fits in) cut the tubing to the same mesurement. for the next step you can either use a vise with the plastyic vise protectors on it, a flat nosed hammer or a marble rolling pin. Flatten the tubing closed and tight. bend the flattened tubing to the inside of the grill to make the outer edge by using C clamps(some buy some 1/2" tubing for this, but its not needed) weld the flattened tubing together at the top arch. Now decide what you want for the desighn, in your case a confederate flag. Make the X one the interior of the grill first by flattening tubing, but this type flatten it so its still open in the middle a bit. Bend the tubing in half for the top and bottom of the X then do the same with a smaller length of flattened tubing for the left and right side of the X. At this point before you weld you can polish the tubing before welding with some sand paper, some polishing rouge and a high RPM buffer. Now weld in the X to the outer rim of the grill. Now you can weld in your verticle bars, flatten to still be open in the center slightly, not completely flat, cut the length and weld in oproximantly ever 1/2" or whatever you choose. Before welding the uprights polish and lay them out to make sure they fit properly and the gaps between each of them will be the same for the top and bottom. Now its time to make the starts for the X. Flatten a peice of tubing slightly flatter than the verticle bars and use a side of a table or the jaws of the vise to bend to the shape of a star. You may want to use two different peices of tubing and weld them together because its easier to make a start that way. Make as many stars as you like. Now to weld them in flatten some tubing to the same thickness as the verticle bars and weld to the tip of the top of the star and one to the middle of the botton of the star. Make sure the verticles bars outside the X line up with the verticle bars holding the star in the X because tyhat will divert the attention as an opticle illusion that the star is "Floating". Fter you get it all welded up you can go at it with the buffer and a dremil tool to get it polished perfectly. You can also add neons to the grill to add the flags color. If you would like to do that as well, let me know, I'll tell you how. After you polish the grill make sure you put a coat of clear over it to keep it shiny and ease of cleaning. Thats all, its simple. Let me know how it turns out

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Just one thing to H.K. Gis it!
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Ill post a pic tomarrow morning when Im done???? done reading and retaining that!....wooooooo weeee it does read like its very do able...so you wanta make one for me?$$$$$$? Ill never take my time on that
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I just came in from the garage and making a star with one single peice of tubing is possible and not to hard.

If you want me to make you one I can do that, I'll just need a cardboard or poster board cutout of the grill shell to fit it. My grill shell is custom coffin so I have nothing to fit it with. Since I can't weld/don't have the equipment to weld aluminum could you do it or should I get it welded here? Send me a PM and let me know what you want to do.

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Whats the Honda in the background for? SCCA Car? Can I have it? Please? I promise it will be properly abused on a racetrack somewhere? Great ice racers.
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Mike, I found the place I used to get wire from so I can weld it up here, just send me a PM and we'll talk about it. How deep is that grill shell from the outside to the radiator? Just curious, I have some neon tubing laying around, don't remember what colors I have, but I'm sure I can get the right colors for under $10 if you decide you want to do that. I'm a glutton for punishment I know

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just got to the shop this morning. Im all up for you doing it. Ill PM you and well talk
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Ive now just about killed myself on these doors. the hinges are all jacked up. Im thinking about cutting the old one off and installing new ones. what do you guys think? Ill take the old hinges off. then set the door. mark and weld the new ones in? problem solved??? <img src="graemlins/mwink.gif" border="0" alt="[mwink]" />
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Sounds good. Just watch when your cutting off the old ones and rewelding the new ones not to heat up the metal to much because they will warp and sag and you'll be back in the same predicament. You might not notice it while welding or cutting, but they could slightly move and/or warp very easily, I know, I did the same job twice before I slapped myself and realized what kept happening. yes even the professionals fook up sometimes, trial and error, the best way to learn!

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