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Old 03-22-2012, 11:42 PM
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The quickest way to ruin a great Hobbie is to start doing it for money or other people...My problem is I love doing all the work at the body shop but dealing with people that dont appreciate or have any clue of whats involved in this work and act like your ripping them off really takes its toll on the fun factor so its tough to get started but like Brian says just "15 min" It really works. A couple months ago I uncovered the car and just sat there thinking about all the work that still had to be done...But finally today I got the fever again and worked on it 10 hrs and took it for a quick spin ,got tomorrow all planned out. cant wait to get up and go....
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Right on! I am just around the corner from doing that too! I can't believe it, I can't wait to see my sons face when he gets to drive it.

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:49 PM
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I swear the hotrod gods are against me...yesterday I took a quick spin around the parking lot ,it needed some tweeking timing ,plugs ,etc So today I finished fabbing and welding the rad suppoort ,tuned it up. let it run for about an hr while checking its vitals...when I was sure it was ready to go down the road I hopped in did a smokin burnout in the parking lot and started heading down the road when all of a sudden the heavens opened up and it started pouring buckets of rain...You ever see a car thats been sitting in a bodyshop for a year and how much dust collects on it ???? well with no wipers and looking through a mud puddle that was my windshield I had to turn around after about 50 feet ,my head was soaking wet from sticking it out the windshield so I could see...BUT IM PUMPED ....WHAT A RIDE !!!!!
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I swear the hotrod gods are against me...yesterday I took a quick spin around the parking lot ,it needed some tweeking timing ,plugs ,etc So today I finished fabbing and welding the rad suppoort ,tuned it up. let it run for about an hr while checking its vitals...when I was sure it was ready to go down the road I hopped in did a smokin burnout in the parking lot and started heading down the road when all of a sudden the heavens opened up and it started pouring buckets of rain...You ever see a car thats been sitting in a bodyshop for a year and how much dust collects on it ???? well with no wipers and looking through a mud puddle that was my windshield I had to turn around after about 50 feet ,my head was soaking wet from sticking it out the windshield so I could see...BUT IM PUMPED ....WHAT A RIDE !!!!!
oh, I can just see it now
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sloved the timing issue with the nova, took the right header off, cut the dumb ball and socket end off, welded on the existing flange, and bolted up the purple hornie! Drivers side tomorrow and shift linkage that the headers are now blocking
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TOO MUCH>>>>DIED LAUGHING AT T HE PIC
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LOLOLOL

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Started teaching myself body work AND welding

Exciting day. Decided to take on smoothing the firewall by welding on new plates over the top. Saw it in Custom Classic Trucks mag, thought I'd give it a whirl before attacking cab corners. Well, the first panel was UGLY, horrible. Brian may have a small coronary after seeing these.





So, I applied ALOT of lessons learned, and did the second panel. MUCH better. Finished it up tonight, gonna grind it down tomorrow and it's good!



Also learned a few things about welding.
#1 slag doesn't burn your shoe. It burns THROUGH your shoe. And sock. And part of the toe.
#2 the accompanying dance from above incident is kinda funny in retrospect.

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TOO MUCH>>>>DIED LAUGHING AT T HE PIC
LOL, me too...

Hey JMSTOY,you welding with gas?????
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:39 PM
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LOL, nothing a little grinding and bondo won't fix. Well, except for the toe, that's different. Oh heck yes I have had my fair share of burns from slag like that.

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I swear the hotrod gods are against me...yesterday I took a quick spin around the parking lot ,it needed some tweeking timing ,plugs ,etc So today I finished fabbing and welding the rad suppoort ,tuned it up. let it run for about an hr while checking its vitals...when I was sure it was ready to go down the road I hopped in did a smokin burnout in the parking lot and started heading down the road when all of a sudden the heavens opened up and it started pouring buckets of rain...You ever see a car thats been sitting in a bodyshop for a year and how much dust collects on it ???? well with no wipers and looking through a mud puddle that was my windshield I had to turn around after about 50 feet ,my head was soaking wet from sticking it out the windshield so I could see...BUT IM PUMPED ....WHAT A RIDE !!!!!
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It cracks me up how I will know by the colored dust that a car or part as been sitting in a body shop when I am walking around a swap meet. It's like the rings on a tree, you can tell how long it's been in there.

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LOL, nothing a little grinding and bondo won't fix. Well, except for the toe, that's different. Oh heck yes I have had my fair share of burns from slag like that.

Brian
LOL,Theres no dancing at my shop if your having that much fun you have to pay a cover....
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:23 PM
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LOL,Theres no dancing at my shop if your having that much fun you have to pay a cover....
I have a guy who will want to record me dancing, I love to dance and will throw a few moves when it strikes me. He will want me to repeat it and I always say "Unless you have bought a ticket I don't perform for free".

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Good grief......It's still raining...
I may have to sacrafice a lawn mower at the alter (my welding table).maybe a good oil letting will please the HR Gods...
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Well we had several inches of snow on Thursday, and then Friday was warm and sunny! Weird weather, and pretty late snowfall for us. But it was so nice I spent the day just running around in the Austin visiting friends.
One of my buddies wasn't too keen on the big monster Autometer tach I have in the gasser, so he gave me an old Mallory tach he had sitting on a shelf. Guess I have to do some swapping now and put the Autometer in my Suburban (without the shift light) and put the old school Mallory in the gasser.
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