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Old 03-21-2013, 10:24 PM
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the guy puts holes in his rocker and sill panel and builds a custom seat for his buddy. Man, he better buy you some lobster or something.

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time to hang some panels on the Chrysler 300 I'm working on and got a peek of the decklid and hood in the booth. I also got to see a gas door I had to put a lot more time into than I would have liked.

kind of happy cause the boss is trying new stuff out by having us each assigned to a car rather than tag teaming. This was my first solo job at this place. So far so good. Can't wait to see it buffed cause it's already popping as is.



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Just went back out and sliced a couple of hunks off a (badly bent up) hood from a '95 Mustang. Ground & polished. got rid the paint and etc. And tried putting them together. Still using the .035 wire and gas turned up to 15

Power turned up to 105 amps

Ran a bead around the "seam", released the clamps and said something that sounded a lot like "whale oil beef hooked"

They are stuck together! Ground down the beads and still could not pry them apart! Cut through the beads with angle grinder and - wow!

Tomorrow I'll see if that was a one-off or if it just might be repeatable. (and I guess I'll try my stick welder on the heavy channel iron for the window frames for the burglar bars - otherwise its "Yoo hoo neighbor?"
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that wire is kind of big for sheet metal and with the thickness of a car from 95 you're making it hard on yourself. If you get .023 wire you will get better results. You will also need .023 tips to with the wire. No more than $20 for the tips and wire.
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I actually picked up a small spool of the .023 wire for experimenting with, but being about as smart as the average parking meter, it never occurred to me to get a tip for it. Oh well - KMS Tools is only about 20 minutes away tomorrow
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the tip will make the welds cleaner. Get that new wire in there tomorrow and have at it.

Speaking of welding... our welder has been acting erratic to the point where we stopped what we were doing to have a look at it and half the ground wires were gone so it must have been zapping the amps. So we fixed that first and still couldn't figure out why the welder was acting funky. Then someone looked closely at the tank and it was 100% argon. I welded a huge slice 18G and just figured the welder that I thought was already acting inconsistent was now getting progressively worse. So the guy after me who welded 22G REALLY noticed it.
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65 mustang get the lead out

fineished up stiping the stang down.removed all the lead from the seems and etch & 2k primed.will block and prime about 3 moretimes.then i stared takin apart a 73 nova ss.
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time to hang some panels on the Chrysler 300 I'm working on and got a peek of the decklid and hood in the booth. I also got to see a gas door I had to put a lot more time into than I would have liked.

kind of happy cause the boss is trying new stuff out by having us each assigned to a car rather than tag teaming. This was my first solo job at this place. So far so good. Can't wait to see it buffed cause it's already popping as is.



WOW!!! The painter did a great job.....I'm kiddin ,but dont you hate hearing that...I know I do and I do the painting too..
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Everyone's tastes are different. I'd set the front ride height so that the fender opening to tire appearance is about the same as what is at the back right now and for my taste the back is perfect as is. However - it isn't my truck, so it's not my place to say....

Beautiful truck! Love it!
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the guy puts holes in his rocker and sill panel and builds a custom seat for his buddy. Man, he better buy you some lobster or something.
If you read the full story about Steve, that Brian posted afew months ago, you would feel different. Brian is simply a blessing to Steve. No less. Brian has his reward in seeing the smile on Steve's face. No lobster needed.
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If you read the full story about Steve, that Brian posted afew months ago, you would feel different. Brian is simply a blessing to Steve. No less. Brian has his reward in seeing the smile on Steve's face. No lobster needed.
You understand, yes, if you don't feel it when you see others smile you just wouldn't get it.

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WOW!!! The painter did a great job.....I'm kiddin ,but dont you hate hearing that...I know I do and I do the painting too..
hahahha, yeah it's annoying. I recall standing by the booth and saying it's pretty straight and the painter responds by saying, "yeah, I don't paint over anything wavy so if you bring something wavy I'll kick it back." My thoughts were, "ummm ok." no biggie. Just how it is.

He did do his part on this one. The last painter didn't put enough primer on things and it made it harder on us. This guy actually puts enough primer on it or shall I say a standard amount of primer on each car. So moving forward our work will be better as a team. He did a great job on these parts, especially in directing the boss to clean up the booth and get things straightened out in terms of cleanliness before even stepping into the booth. He gets a big thumbs up in my book. All about team work.
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You understand, yes, if you don't feel it when you see others smile you just wouldn't get it.

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I get that feeling...with my daughter.

You're a good man, Brian. Just tell him YOUR eyes can light up to as your pouring butter on your lobster.
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that wire is kind of big for sheet metal and with the thickness of a car from 95 you're making it hard on yourself. If you get .023 wire you will get better results. You will also need .023 tips to with the wire. No more than $20 for the tips and wire.
Wish I could get tips and wire at under $20! Or is it a 2 lb. roll, as I pay $23 just for a 10 Lb. roll of .023 wire alone, and I get a good discount. Do you order it online, or?
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I thought about that and the fact is it's been years since I bought a spool. don't do much welding at home. Prices have probably changed.
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