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Old 07-24-2013, 04:24 PM
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Brian was talking about cross measuring so many times. When I chopped the Merc I measured over and over. After I was done I made the templates for the windows. There were no two templates that were the same. Every single window was a different measurement. It did not show but it was a fact and I knew even if no one else did.

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I didn't work on my ride today but I did put 100 miles on my 56 Mainline. It was a good day.
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Brian was talking about cross measuring so many times. When I chopped the Merc I measured over and over. After I was done I made the templates for the windows. There were no two templates that were the same. Every single window was a different measurement. It did not show but it was a fact and I knew even if no one else did.

John
When I chopped it when I was 16 I pulled the left front post over and welded it, then went to pull the other post over and it wouldn't reach. The roof had flexed over to the drivers side but it wouldn't go over as far to the right because the drivers post was welded. This was in a barn that I did this. I tied a rope to the passenger post and out a window in the barn and tied it to a fence post outside about 15' from the barn. I literally had three friends standing on the rope while the post was tacked! LOL That post was raked over more than the other.

I wish so much I had a photo of that. My brother was over my house the other day and saw where the cab was sitting I have a little window on the side of the garage and he said I should re-enact it! LOLOL Sad part is, two of those friends are dead. One of them lives just a half mile from me still. I may just do it.

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When I chopped it when I was 16 I pulled the left front post over and welded it, then went to pull the other post over and it wouldn't reach. The roof had flexed over to the drivers side but it wouldn't go over as far to the right because the drivers post was welded. This was in a barn that I did this. I tied a rope to the passenger post and out a window in the barn and tied it to a fence post outside about 15' from the barn. I literally had three friends standing on the rope while the post was tacked! LOL That post was raked over more than the other.

I wish so much I had a photo of that. My brother was over my house the other day and saw where the cab was sitting I have a little window on the side of the garage and he said I should re-enact it! LOLOL Sad part is, two of those friends are dead. One of them lives just a half mile from me still. I may just do it.

Brian
Your saying you pull the front post apart to make them up...
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Your saying you pull the front post apart to make them up...
I'm sorry, what are you asking?

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I got my welding cart a little more finished. The cables and cords now all have a home. What remains is to figure out tool storage and tank storage.
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I've been cutting back brush along the roads in our township the past few days. Most of it is using a bypass shear, chain and pole saws. Then we came upon this overhanging limb.



This called for the "Red Neck bucket truck"...



All gone.

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Brian was talking about cross measuring so many times. When I chopped the Merc I measured over and over. After I was done I made the templates for the windows. There were no two templates that were the same. Every single window was a different measurement. It did not show but it was a fact and I knew even if no one else did.

John
John I hate to be the one to shatter your bubble but everyone knew. We just all got together and decided not to say anything. As a matter of fact we had to squelch two or three magazine articles that were about to go to press. We had to talk your wife out of divorcing you. She said "First it was brackets on my table cloth and now this! Have you looked at that top? Oh the shame !!"
You never knew about the petition that your neighbors were passing around about kicking you out of the neighborhood. There was some talk about tar and feathers but we fixed that also.
Yes John everyone knew.

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I'm sorry, what are you asking?

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Never mind..
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John I hate to be the one to shatter your bubble but everyone knew. We just all got together and decided not to say anything. As a matter of fact we had to squelch two or three magazine articles that were about to go to press. We had to talk your wife out of divorcing you. She said "First it was brackets on my table cloth and now this! Have you looked at that top? Oh the shame !!"
You never knew about the petition that your neighbors were passing around about kicking you out of the neighborhood. There was some talk about tar and feathers but we fixed that also.
Yes John everyone knew.

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Wow. I am really fortunate. I just never realized what kind of friends I had. I am beginning to have my suspisions though........

BTW, I know who you are!

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I've been cutting back brush along the roads in our township the past few days. Most of it is using a bypass shear, chain and pole saws. Then we came upon this overhanging limb.



This called for the "Red Neck bucket truck"...



All gone.

Looks like you need that dune buggie thing over on the "Come on man" thread!



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Old 07-24-2013, 10:01 PM
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I got the last of the braces welded in and I am ready to lengthen the top. By removing the inner panels around the rear windows it really makes for a flemsy top! So this is why I added so many braces. I figure, it's free, all metal just laying around my yard.

What's funny is as I mentioned before I never added reinforcement in any top I have ever chopped and I do feel a lot better about this.

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I went for a nice cruise and then hit a little car show with the Sierra
What a wide variety of cars, I love it!

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blocked on The Trans Am today. The side I body worked is the side I blocked and it only had two very tiny dings in it no bigger than a pin ***** so I mudded and stepped up the grit to a finishing grit if the painter decides to seal and shoot. The hood is another story. The car was white and had dull paint so it's all good when you start from scratch and are going white but when you're spot filling and not stripping it will work against you cause it's hard to see the dings...til it has shine and it pops out at you! The solution is a good wash and to sight down it thoroughly on every inch of the car. I almost got all of them but the hood will have to be spot primed for sure. I still think this car will be our best car yet for the cars we only prime once. For an old Trans Am I think it's gonna turn out good and it's something different than the million Camaros we do and have coming our way soon.
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