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Old 02-24-2014, 09:14 PM
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Hellya a grinding stone on a die grinder or a 4.5"on a side grinder ,I prefer the 3'stone on the 9.99 HF die grinder. Use the grinding disc for paint

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:30 PM
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Are you the gasser specialist in the town or what? Very cool, have you ever touched a car that was at the stock ride height, I mean really, have you ever change plugs or something in a car at stock ride height?

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Yeah! Did this one for 40 years until I sold it a year ago!


And to answer the other question; I think I've built about 14-15 gassers over the years for myself or others. Even when they weren't popular, like they have become recently. Seems all things come back around if you live long enough!
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:58 PM
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finally loaded pics of the bumper I painted the other day. The fog light opening was a little dry and probably should have messed with the fan while lowering the fluid output and raising the air pressure but everything else was going swell and didn't want to run it without having some input on exactly what to do about that, being it's clearcoat. Acceptable but could be better. So now the boss is saying he wants to paint the Gran Sport I've worked on. Nobody in the shop other than his lap dog thinks it's a good idea. Just cause I picked up a gun and made it look easy he thinks he could do the same. Yeah, good luck with that! He's gonna probably expect me to be in the booth with him giving him tips too. I wanted to get a Hobby Air supplied air respirator but who knows what direction this guy is gonna steer the ship next week? Just can never get a straight answer or even know what's going on around here week to week. Tomorrow I'm gonna sit down with him and explain to him I need to know what the deal is and that if I'm the guy painting I want a fresh air respirator and want him to put in $100. There's a little section on the Gran Sport between two body lines. It's an inside radius surrounded by two body lines roughly a couple inches apart. Those areas SHOULD be sprayed pretty nicely, depending on what kind of quality we're going with. If it's a driver then we don't touch that area at all if possible(sanding n buffing), so it needs to be sprayed cleanly. Same as the A pillars. If we're doing a better job cutting and rubbing it doesn't matter as much but it's that line of thinking he doesn't possibly think about when he suggests he's going to paint it.


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[QUOTE=John long;2149354]What I need is some more kerosene to keep the shop warm while I grind and grind and grind and........

Aim that grinder up and zip a hole in that ductwork. The warm duct.
That floor is looking real nice. And boy, did that car have a lot of metal in the
frame. I think the manufacture confused the truck and car frames.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:26 PM
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What I need is some more kerosene to keep the shop warm while I grind and grind and grind and........

Aim that grinder up and zip a hole in that ductwork. The warm duct.
That floor is looking real nice. And boy, did that car have a lot of metal in the
frame. I think the manufacture confused the truck and car frames.
Only the convertible has that massive Xmember. It is stout for sure.

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You need a stone wheel grinder. It cuts 4 times faster than a disc. Knock the weld down close with the wheel and then clean it up with the disc.
I am using 3 inch rocks in a die grinder and finishing up with a 3 in green 3M Roloc disc in another die grinder. Before I took the picture I ran over it with a 5 inch DA with 80 grit paper just to make the texture uniform.

I have a few 3 inch 1/4 inch green corp grinding stones for a die grinder but did not install it. They are a bit better than the cut off discs. Just lazy I guess.......or stupid.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:49 PM
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Only the convertible has that massive Xmember. It is stout for sure.





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Stupid question again, but why did the convertible have the extra strength in the frame?
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:59 PM
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Stupid question again, but why did the convertible have the extra strength in the frame?
Without a roof the convertible lacks body strength. Many convertibles when put on an old frame rack in a gas station would bow so much that if you opened the door, it would not close again until you put the wheels back on the ground.

The roof on a sedan acts just like the upper structure on a girder bridge.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:13 PM
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Yeah! Did this one for 40 years until I sold it a year ago!


And to answer the other question; I think I've built about 14-15 gassers over the years for myself or others. Even when they weren't popular, like they have become recently. Seems all things come back around if you live long enough!
I think you just put those wider tires on for the photo, sorry I don't buy it.

You have the gasser thing down pat that's for sure!

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:24 AM
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Cleaning up engine bay on my s-10 and built these to hide wiring and hide the ugly inside of fenders. Had left over aluminum from my airstream interior redo.

Can't figure out how to upload two pics to one post so ill do it in 2 I guess


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Old 02-25-2014, 04:26 AM
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I have a few 3 inch 1/4 inch green corp grinding stones for a die grinder but did not install it. They are a bit better than the cut off discs. Just lazy I guess.......or stupid.

John[/QUOTE]

Those are what you want to start with. You will be amazed how fast they will knock down the mound to near flat.

I have rolocs in 80, 120, and 220 to get the weld down to near invisible.
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Those are what you want to start with. You will be amazed how fast they will knock down the mound to near flat.

I have rolocs in 80, 120, and 220 to get the weld down to near invisible.

I did finish up with the 3 inch stone today and then the 50 grit green Roloc. I said it was 1/4 inch but when I installed it I noticed it was actually 3/16. Also, a friend of mine brought me a 4X10 foot sheet of low carbon 18 gauge draw quality cold roll sheet metal. I have never used the low carbon metal but it is supposed to be much more malleable and easier to form. I am looking forward to trying it on the next set of floor pans.

BTW, As of today, I am ready to move on to the next set.

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I think you just put those wider tires on for the photo, sorry I don't buy it.

You have the gasser thing down pat that's for sure!

Brian
Thanks Brian! The more of them I build, the more I enjoy them. They probably are one of the easiest styles of car to build I think.
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UPS man came today. I have an inner fender waiting to test it on.
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gas tank

Took my original fuel tank out and dropped it off to get cleaned out and sealed, gonna fix. Gauge while I'm at it....
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