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John long 08-13-2019 09:34 PM

Good to see her back on the forum Pugs. I am excited to see you back to work on her.


idrivejunk 08-13-2019 09:48 PM


Originally Posted by 123pugsy (Post 4689395)
It was a ton of work metal finishing as I had no experience on low crown panels when I made the patch, so I had to finish shaping it after welding it into position....damn....

Crazy project to take on when you know nothing, eh? :rolleyes:

I wouldn't call that lid low crown, at least not the whole skin. What I see looks to be a nice end result and if you learned a lesson, that was bonus. Its not like you're on a clock at home and all any man can do is what he believes is right at the time. I don't see anybody asking how long what took and stuff. You sure picked right up on the shaping and I know I appreciate tips you pass along concerning that. :thumbup:

123pugsy 08-14-2019 07:15 PM

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I'll post a few pics of the chassis in case you're wondering on the next upcoming posts when you see it and no progress posts on it.

I used stainless steel for everything. Since I built it, I have discovered that it may work harden and get brittle as it vibrates. I'm talking the metal itself, not the welds. The chassis will be scrapped and a new one will be made later from mild steel and probably powder coated.

John long 08-14-2019 08:25 PM

That hurts me all over again every time you mention it.:mad:


John long 08-14-2019 08:33 PM

That hurts me all over again every time you mention it.:mad:


idrivejunk 08-15-2019 07:01 AM

I don't have words for that one but am uninjured. The steel one will be just as remarkable, of that I am sure. Maybe a way to re-purpose this will come to you. Keep an eye out for that, and keep going.

idrivejunk 08-15-2019 12:40 PM

I just have a feeling that in some roundabout way, your build will get a boost from whatever happens to that chassis. I mean if nothing else, you have your 3D blueprint so you know what to cut to get busy. Move on along, no wallowing in disgust. The day when the past thing is out of your hair, your enthusiasm for what is to come will be catalyzed by that. Regardless, it is a beautiful design. That won't change. But to really go to town on that body, you know you gotta spit out a chassis. I have faith. Force some momentum before it gets too cold out because you will wither and perish without something juicy to lay hands on.

123pugsy 08-15-2019 04:37 PM

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What else would I do with my spare time? I get the odd 5 minutes here and there....

Next up.........trunk rot........

123pugsy 08-15-2019 04:42 PM

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more of the same............

123pugsy 08-15-2019 04:48 PM

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and some more....trunk was a pretty big project, but the beauty thing is that I got another rubber band tire off the streets...every little bit helps...

123pugsy 08-15-2019 04:52 PM

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more trunk.........fuel pump hatch.....

123pugsy 08-15-2019 04:58 PM

double post.....

123pugsy 08-15-2019 04:59 PM

and more.....added a reinforcing body mount channel with anti crush sleeves inside it. Took all the pieces to work and spot welded them together....

techinspector1 08-15-2019 06:50 PM

Pugsy, you amaze me my friend. It's like everything you touch turns to jewelry. Fantastic.

idrivejunk 08-15-2019 07:38 PM

I can't see the pic in #43. But wow that is a big car! Very nice metal work and forethought. :cool:

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