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69 widetrack 06-14-2013 09:28 AM

I've been watching your build and John, Kudos my friend...that was an ambitious build to say the least and I'm impressed with the quality of the work...excellent.

Oh, by the way, I love that metal bench...They come in handy more often than not.

Ray

John long 06-14-2013 07:07 PM

Here is the basically finished floor brace. The origional purpose of this thread was to show that a car could be built on a budget. There is 3 dollars worth of metal in this brace. It is built out of 5 small pieces of metal and the only tools used were shrinker/stretcher jaws and a mig welder. Of course I also used a 9 dollar die grinder and and my compressor.

The thing you must remember is I enjoy this. The fact that I have a ridiculous amount of time in it is irrelevant to me. I had fun :D

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps382c227f.jpg

Beside the original one.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psde51a72d.jpg

MARTINSR 06-14-2013 10:49 PM

Awesome! Beautiful work John! :thumbup:

Brian

deadbodyman 06-15-2013 05:19 AM

Plus theres the challenge factor...

John long 06-15-2013 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by deadbodyman (Post 1685005)
Plus theres the challenge factor...

That is s much of it as anything.

69 widetrack 06-15-2013 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John long (Post 1684930)
Here is the basically finished floor brace. The origional purpose of this thread was to show that a car could be built on a budget. There is 3 dollars worth of metal in this brace. It is built out of 5 small pieces of metal and the only tools used were shrinker/stretcher jaws and a mig welder. Of course I also used a 9 dollar die grinder and and my compressor.

The thing you must remember is I enjoy this. The fact that I have a ridiculous amount of time in it is irrelevant to me. I had fun :D

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps382c227f.jpg

Beside the original one.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psde51a72d.jpg

Okay John, I don't know if people are just trying to be kind and don't want to offend or maybe they just hadn't noticed but I feel it my responsibility to honestly critique the brace you built. I hope your not offended and I'm only pointing out to you what to me is the obvious...Your knew brace doesn't look anything like the original...it's not even the same color...LOL

Great job John, it is truly a labor of love.

Ray

John long 06-15-2013 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 69 widetrack (Post 1685022)
Okay John, I don't know if people are just trying to be kind and don't want to offend or maybe they just hadn't noticed but I feel it my responsibility to honestly critique the brace you built. I hope your not offended and I'm only pointing out to you what to me is the obvious...Your knew brace doesn't look anything like the original...it's not even the same color...LOL

Great job John, it is truly a labor of love.

Ray

I thought you were going to point out there are no places for the bolts. Thanks Ray:thumbup:

John

MARTINSR 06-15-2013 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John long (Post 1685032)
I thought you were going to point out there are no places for the bolts. Thanks Ray:thumbup:

John

Come on now John, get with the program! Geeeez, no bolt holes! We will let you slide. :thumbup:

Brian

NEW INTERIORS 06-15-2013 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 69 widetrack (Post 1685022)
Okay John, I don't know if people are just trying to be kind and don't want to offend or maybe they just hadn't noticed but I feel it my responsibility to honestly critique the brace you built. I hope your not offended and I'm only pointing out to you what to me is the obvious...Your knew brace doesn't look anything like the original...it's not even the same color...LOL

Great job John, it is truly a labor of love.

Ray

Plus he don't have any holes drilled in his new one...hehehehe:D

No.. All joking a side... When you do what Mr.John just did here it's called a Love for what you do... When it's all said and done,, You are now a part of this car..;)

Guy's it's the little things like this that turn you into a great car builder...One at a time..:thumbup:

Great job Mr.John...;):thumbup:

69 widetrack 06-15-2013 08:46 AM

X2 on that Randy, it's the attention to detail that makes all the difference in the end result. Saying it's good enough, isn't good enough at all.

John, I'm impressed.

Ray

John long 06-15-2013 11:41 AM

Gorsh. Can you guys tell I'm blushing? :D

Here is the lower edge of the toe board.

I had my wife take a picture of me tipping the curved edge of the lower lip on the flat wheel of my English Wheel. This is done by putting a piece of cardboard or something similar under the axle of the lower anvil (wheel) and then working your piece through it tipping the flange you want to bend. After each pass you adjust it with the shrinker/stretcher jaws to add or remove material as needed. Many people use their bead roller with flat dies or tipping dies to do the same thing.

Tipping the lower flange where the toe board meets the floor board.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psc9635ae5.jpg

Here is where the piece will go.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psfdca9007.jpg

A good view of the final piece.
http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psfcba2c6a.jpg

KVP 06-15-2013 11:51 AM

You've hit a homerun with this thread. John, I admire your can-do attitude! You're so right about the time spent being irrelevant in relationship to the satisfaction of using your ingenuity to successfully craft a quality piece. I am subscribed and look forward to each new posting. :):):D

John long 06-15-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KVP (Post 1685113)
You've hit a homerun with this thread. John, I admire your can-do attitude! You're so right about the time spent being irrelevant in relationship to the satisfaction of using your ingenuity to successfully craft a quality piece. I am subscribed and look forward to each new posting. :):):D

Thanks KVP. The idea is to show that the average person can do this without a fortune to spend. Patience is the key but it has to be fun or it will just end up another unfinished project in the back of someone's garage.

Also, I am blessed to have a built car so I am not doing without while I am building this one.

John

MARTINSR 06-15-2013 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KVP (Post 1685113)
You've hit a homerun with this thread. John, I admire your can-do attitude! You're so right about the time spent being irrelevant in relationship to the satisfaction of using your ingenuity to successfully craft a quality piece. I am subscribed and look forward to each new posting. :):):D


Isn't that the truth! :thumbup:

Brian

Aashiq 06-16-2013 06:20 AM

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Hello. impressive job. I did not anticipate this. This is a fantastic story. Thanks!


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