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Old 09-24-2012, 10:05 PM
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I had a really important project tonight. Ever since I got my new fence a month ago I didn't have a place to put my beer when I opened the garage door.



I did get something done on the car, I sprayed the inside of the doors and quarters with cavity wax.

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Beautiful Henry, BEE-UUU-TEEE-FULL I am not real fond of the color, it almost looks like Omaha Orange (the color of the Cal-Trans trucks) but what a beautiful job you guys did on that!

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we're painting a GTO I'm working on the same exact color. I didn't like it at first but as a Giants fan I gotta be fond of it, and also imagining where I'd customize a little black in there to top it off.
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I like the orange. It looks great on that car.

Today, the same as yesterday and the day before and the day before. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap........shrink, shrink, shrink, shrink, tap, tap tap.

Took a few minutes though and slit a piece of 1/4" brake line and slipped it over the hood opening rim.
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I like the orange. It looks great on that car.

Today, the same as yesterday and the day before and the day before. Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap........shrink, shrink, shrink, shrink, tap, tap tap.

Took a few minutes though and slit a piece of 1/4" brake line and slipped it over the hood opening rim.
Hey Pugs; Three questions

How did you finish the weld so nicely where you added the reinforcement band?

What method did you use to split the brake line?

How are you going to attach the brake line to the reinforcement band?

Every time you post a progress report, I am in aahh of what you are doing.

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Hey Pugs; Three questions

How did you finish the weld so nicely where you added the reinforcement band?

What method did you use to split the brake line?

How are you going to attach the brake line to the reinforcement band?

Every time you post a progress report, I am in aahh of what you are doing.

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Thanks John.

The key to getting a good finish on butt weld panels is simply to make sure the panels are dead flush before welding them up. I add filler rod so its higher than the surrounding metal and then grind it down flush. If it caves in from welding, I knock it up with a hammer on the end grain of a 2x4 to get it crowned up for grinding. After grinding, it can be brought back down level and stretched as required.

I slit the line using a 4-1/2" zip cut disc. I buy the thinnest ones I can find. I just stuck the line in the vice and only cut the part that was sticking out of the vice of coarse.

Attaching the line is a problem. I thought about using s/s line to help with rust bleeding out and down the rim. The only problem is that sliding the line onto the rim will scrape off the epoxy primer in spots and may still lead to bleeding rust. May have to stick to plan A and weld a s/s or steel rod on top of the rim.
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Very cool stuff Pugsy!

Tonight I got my first interior panel on. Took two trips to the hardware store (forgot my wallet ) for screws but I got it on! I had to sit inside and open and close the door and make vroom vrooom sounds.

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Thanks John.


Attaching the line is a problem. I thought about using s/s line to help with rust bleeding out and down the rim. The only problem is that sliding the line onto the rim will scrape off the epoxy primer in spots and may still lead to bleeding rust. May have to stick to plan A and weld a s/s or steel rod on top of the rim.
Have you ever used silver solder ? It would be perfect for sweating that 1/4" line to that rib. Should be able to pick some up at the local welding supply store.
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I love this thread. Wish I had something to brag about. Barb and I just got back from a 4 day motorcycle trip to the mountains in east Ky and Virginia. I did get a distributor hold down clamp tonight from Mike Goodman with Honest Charlie so I can install the new Chevy distributor in the flathead. I really appreciated him taking the time to look for it with all that was going on at their cruise in tonight.

Keep the updates coming guys. It is great to be able to watch the projects coming together.

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Worked all day today getting in the rest of the inter trim pieces, re-sealed the top pump again and was ready to put the seat in. I think one of hoses is leaking at the pump! CRAP, I have to pull the quarter interior trim out to install them! CRAP. Looks like I will be ordering new hoses and waiting to get them, CRAP.

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Worked all day today getting in the rest of the inter trim pieces, re-sealed the top pump again and was ready to put the seat in. I think one of hoses is leaking at the pump! CRAP, I have to pull the quarter interior trim out to install them! CRAP. Looks like I will be ordering new hoses and waiting to get them, CRAP.

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Bummer. At least you will know all the soft parts are new and in good shape. Your panel looks really good in the picture. It is going to we'll worth the effort.

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I just got a call on the extra top irons I have for sale so my new hoses may be paid for at least.

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Have you ever used silver solder ? It would be perfect for sweating that 1/4" line to that rib. Should be able to pick some up at the local welding supply store.
Never tried it before.
I have some at work that my refrigeration guy uses. I can try it on a piece of scrap.
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I am having a HELL of a time trying to track down the leak in this pump! I just thought of something though, just as a type this I thought of something. Hmmm

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