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Old 04-08-2013, 01:30 PM
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love the towel dispenser.

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Today was spent unloading my new junk, treasures and general stuff acquired at the Portland swap meet.

New "chrome reverse and baby moons" wheels with the small double white stripe tires for the '57, plus a new polished brake master and double- diaphram booster for it. Other stuff like an engine stand with a geared rotator (I was making one, but got this for SO cheap the old one is going back to being just a stand) and other stuff like that.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:41 PM
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love the towel dispenser.
I'm thinking he swiped it from the movie theaters.

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Old 04-08-2013, 02:44 PM
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I'm thinking he swiped it from the movie theaters.

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the crap some businesses pitch is nuts..
a shop was moving to a new location and they just a year ago put in a new heater (think those warehouse type heaters)
it was headed for the dumpster.. lucky for me, my dad grabbed it..
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added pics to long johns local cruise with family pics . got lights horn dimmer wipers working ! and a patch panel in ! I know its more than just 1 day , but who's counting . That big block gasser falcon is looking wicked ! Brian good luck getting an accelerator pump in a kit that with work with this new ahh gas ? for lack of a better word . there is a place on the enternet that has good acc. pumps sorry don't remember the name . do some research on kits , the hygrade one I used the acc pump failed instantly !

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:32 AM
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NAPA sells a good acc,pump I think he called it vicron or something similar ,the hygrade from advance last less than a week, but I run 1/2 race gas 1/2 pump gas.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:14 AM
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blocked the roof on my mustang and this thing is a cherry. 3 little areas of spot filler and that's it. I think in 1 month this will be ready for paint, and that's calculating most days not on it. Just need to go get some bumper brackets and start mocking this up. As for the front end, there's a ton of bolts it's missing but will look for a front end bolt kit. The rest of the stragglers I can get at OSH. They have a pretty big bolt selection. I also think I'm running low on primer so that's great news for the parts I said were done...they get more primer! So that means a long blocking is in order to get excess material off there. Yep! Easier said then done, guys. Get your hands dirty!
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fun little task yesterday at work...

check out the "template". Guy spent $15 on this.


Good enough. Let's move on!


now it's time to fix this nightmare.


there was a lot of tricks to get this to fit right but it's always easier
said then done.






ready for a little fiberglass filler and top coat. I at first tried lapping this thing to get it done but
it didn't look right so I went with the open butt weld. A lot funner to do.

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:31 PM
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fun little task

now it's time to fix this nightmare.


there was a lot of tricks to get this to fit right but it's always easier
said then done.


ready for a little fiberglass filler and top coat. I at first tried lapping this thing to get it done but
it didn't look right so I went with the open butt weld.

I am with you Henry as far as the butt weld goes. There are a lot of places that a lap weld would work fine but I can't hardly bring myself to do one. That is one advantage to working on your own project. You can take the extra time to do it the way you want to do it without worrying about the customer's wallet.

It looks good.

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Making the tap tighter can help a lot too. Make the new part bigger than the hole, then set the new part on top and scribe around the edge with a sharp awl. Grind (or trim with snips, depending on how much you are going and the part involved) the metal out to the scribe line and you then have a near flawless butt to weld. Sure is nice to see beautiful work like that repairing an original hood instead of sticking some Chinese junk on there.

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Old 04-09-2013, 03:56 PM
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Making the tap tighter can help a lot too. Make the new part bigger than the hole, then set the new part on top and scribe around the edge with a sharp awl. Grind (or trim with snips, depending on how much you are going and the part involved) the metal out to the scribe line and you then have a near flawless butt to weld. Sure is nice to see beautiful work like that repairing an original hood instead of sticking some Chinese junk on there.

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Good advice and we all know how hard it is to find a flawless butt.
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Good advice and we all know how hard it is to find a flawless butt.
You don't miss anything, do you John .....
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I spent part of the weekend working on the interior of my coupe. Ordered some Alpine 3 way speakers from Amazon. My kids gave me a $50 gift certificate so I found a pair of speakers 6x9 sps-619. All i paid for was the shipping, love Amazon. Fabricated the panels from 1/4 Lauan and some pieces of 2x4. Since my car is all wood inside I fitted the wood with the help of cardboard templates for the curves glued the parts to the plywood and sanded and painted. T
Then I cut out the speaker holes inset 10-24 t-nuts to screw the speakers to the wood. covered the wood with 1/4" foam then the fabric. cut out the openings again and fitted the whole panel inplace with some finish washers and chrome screws. I had the speakers wires already run under the floor in back of the seat when I put the wire harness in. Now all I need is a radio.
Nice to see people who can do sheet metal work. I'm hoping to take a class in bodywork and welding at local tech school at night.
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Got my sterring shaft and u joints from Flaming River yesterday ,since they are stainless ,I buffed them with a Sisal wheel and jewelers rouge I am pleased with the look, got them installed ,not to bad , now I start on my nightmare replacing the wiring harness.
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I too polished stainless tonight. One of my friends had a piece of trunk trim for a 46 Ford that was kinked pretty badly. I straightened it, filed it and polished it for him. I would have posted a picture but did not think to take one before I started. The finished piece wouldn't mean much if you did not see it before I started. The 46 trim has a triple bead. I spent about 3 hours on it.

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