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Old 07-25-2017, 11:34 PM
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We move forward with spits and starts. I had a bad equipment day Friday and it took me over the weekend to recover. I am grinding on a weld and my compressor is running constantly and I thought my die grinder was changing speed. A quick check of the compressor found the intake filter clogged and disintegrated.

Of course nobody is going to have a off the shelf part and I didn't want to make a trip in to town to try and find one. The wife came through and suggested I use batting material used when making things like blankets fluffy. it is a synthetic type fibrous material that is open but crisscrossed with fibers that allows air to flow. I took the intake can and traced it on some batting and cut me 6 layers the same shape of the can. I use a little KN air cleaner spray on each layer and proceeded to place them in the can and put it back together. The compressor is now happy breathing like it should.

Think this day is over? Nope more trouble ahead. I continue grinding down the welds but my crapsmen right angle die grinder is now making some buzzing sounds and is speeding up and slowing down on its own. I lift it up and hold the trigger down and it started to speed up for a moment then screeched and froze up. it got lube each time it was used and had almost zero hours on it.

Grindertopsy shows death was caused by square Chinese bearings. when they gonna learn round bearings they need to make bearings with round balls not square ones.

Think that did in the day? Nooo more anguish left. I decided I would do some touch up welding and when I reached for my hood I fumble fingered it and it hit the floor face down and hard. Oops now the automatic hood quit working. I fall back to a hood I got from my late brother. it was his Harbor Fright special.

I put on the helmet and struck an arc after setting all of the controls. A large flash of red yellow brown green and vivid purple was all I saw. Apparently that was one reason why he never learned to weld. So that hood got tossed.

Yesterday I obtained me a nice Lincoln hood. it is super lightweight and goes from 9 to 13 shade. I tested it today and what a world of difference it makes. I can see. much better.

My replacement right angle die grinder arrived this morning and after checking over and lubing it properly I put it to work. It runs circles around the craftsman and uses less air. I like it and it has kind of like a two step variable speed trigger. oh for the inquisitive it is an IR can't remember model number but probably a Chinese knock off but it seems to do the job.

So I made some progress on the shell today and I hope to make more progress tomorrow. I fit a strip on the back side and ground down the welds and am almost ready to pretty up the front.

We shall go forth and persevere! no pictures tonight..

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I'm with you on the equipment issues. What a pain to stop everything to deal with the issues.
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Yeah Pugsy,
I hate getting started and having equipment failure. Today I got out early and was able to squeeze 5 hrs of welding grinding and welding and grinding and welding and grinding. I have just a little bit more to go and I will be ready to do the other side.

This has been a real learning experience. I have had a chance to stop and correct my mistakes and learn why these things that go wonky do! I now see where the real thin areas are and the tell tale signs it is gonna blow. When I do the other side I will be doing several things differently and utilize my spot welder more. So till hopefully tomorrow I hope to call the first side done.

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It's been a while. I have been taking a break from the deck lid work. I got so frustrated trying to find solid enough metal to weld on and got sick of the patches. I realized I needed to take a break from this and maybe recharge my enthusiasm. I also was faced with a ton of honey do's that needed immediate attention. So I have been off doing other things and finally decided today to go back and come up with a successful plan of attack.

After thinking it over I have relented on Keeping the face out side looking totally stock. I fabricated a large cover type patch for the out facing side of the panel. I will be welding this panel into good steel and the thickest areas of the original shell panel. I took a couple of initial pictures and these are very preliminary. I don't know if I will get back to this before Monday but I figured I would let the public know I have not given up..
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:32 AM
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Oh yah. That is going to be good. Just think what you started with and where you have come.

That is the beauty of this being a hobby. Nobody has to pay the labor bill!

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Well well well, I have made a milestone in this process. I have successfully consumed 1/2 of of that big old Elephant! I have finally finished one complete side of the repair to the deck lid shell. This was not pretty.. I "endevoured to Persevere". I am not completely happy with this piece but thank goodness it will be hid under upholstery.

I thought it was going to be easy but I was mistaken. This was hard and a great learning experience. I learned I hate trying to weld on rusty metal. I also enjoyed every G%$*#[email protected]>>minute of it. I am going to do this next side a bit different and hope it turns out better..

Here's to you guys, Thanks for your advice and help.. On ward to finish the other side.
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Go back and look what you started with Rip. Now count the times you have done this.

I think you have done a fenominal job. You will continue to get better and better but unfortunately you will never be satisfied. Part of the addiction is always wanting to be able to do a little more a little better.

Keep up the good work!

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Go back and look what you started with Rip. Now count the times you have done this.

I think you have done a phenomenal job. You will continue to get better and better but unfortunately you will never be satisfied. Part of the addiction is always wanting to be able to do a little more a little better.

Keep up the good work!

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And isn't that rather sad ?? that we can't just be happy with what we have accomplished ? I guess it's good that we push ourselves to get better, but man, we(I) should learn to appreciate the process along the way.
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And isn't that rather sad ?? that we can't just be happy with what we have accomplished ? I guess it's good that we push ourselves to get better, but man, we(I) should learn to appreciate the process along the way.
LOL. You make a good point Mitch but unfortunately, if it were not for the challenge, we would probably get bored and just quit.

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Man your absolutely right John, Once you master paint you get bored, same with body work, Boring, Boring, Boring. Metal work is something that can never be totally mastered so you never get bored, fortunately it takes a lot of time and the things you did at the beginning of a project that you thought were great are no longer good enough a few years later and you want to go back and do those things over because you can now do them better BUT keep in mind if you redo all those then the project takes longer and tow years from now you'll want to redo the things you did last week so just be happy with what you did unless you don't care about time but its a never ending battle if you keep going back and redoing everything. Which there is nothing wrong with at all if your enjoying yourself ,THATS the main goal. Personally I think your doing a fine job and should be proud of what you've accomplished.
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I guess we are our own worst critics. I really appreciate all the help and guidance I have received. Tomorrow I may put a hour or two in laying out the other side. I learned a ton doing the first side. I definitely am making changes to my procedure on the other side. I learned how not to do it and I see where my mistakes were made.

I may whine and moan but I actually enjoy doing this. I like the challenge, I love to work in the shop doing just about anything. as long as I see progress all is well. I hate working along and have to stop because of interruptions,broken equipment, running out of supplies. When something don't work I set back and stare a while and think. If that doesn't answer the problem then I look to you guys that make it look simple. Pretty soon an idea appears and it is back to work.

Again I have you guys to thank! without your suggestions or help I would have been stuck.

Ok back to work..
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I don't know about the rest of the guys but I just like seeing someone getting something done on their projects. I only wish I could spend some time on my own all I do is everyone elses cars while my own has just sat for 3yrs without getting touched. So if I see someone working hard and having a little trouble I try to help them along, its the next best thing to working on my own. Keep posting Rip I look forward to reading all of your posts.
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I really like getting things done in the shop but time seems so short anymore. Also when the weather is good every thing but the project gets worked on or over. This year it is all the little tasks to get this homestead ready to Sell.

However today is a out to the shop day to plan the other side replacement on the deck lid shell. Tomorrow back to the home projects.. I can't wait till the rainy season then I will be forced back into the shop and get some real work done.
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What's this ? where are you planning to go ?
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Yep I am Moving.

I bought this land and had this house and my dream shop built back in 1995.
I figured I was here for the duration and a nice cozy place here in the woods next to the drag strip.
I love the house because it is so warm and cozy in the winter and in the summer it will stay below 76 deg if you don't use items that make heat. the place has 2X6 walls and a ton of insulation and open plan so I can maneuver my wheelchair.

My Shop is 1440 sq ft 3 car with shop.

Well, I am being Taxed out of my own home! When the wife retires next year, her retirement will almost all go to medical coverage and my mere fixed income will be used to pay just the taxes. Not much left after that. So were are looking to downsize and move to a cheaper place.

A while back I was looking to maybe relocate down in or near the Carolina's. I had been working on the wife trying to convince her to go but she was stubborn and said "after spending a couple a years down south Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas, " I been through a lot of weather while down there and I am not going back".

I will stay in Worshington most likely. I have been looking at some places out on the coast, up north on the Olympic Peninsula and SW Worshington maybe even in Long Beach WA.

My brother asked if I was nuts looking on the Peninsula for a place or even near the coast. He goes on about "The Big One", a expected catastrophic earthquake and Tsunami that is expected any time to years in the future to hit the northwest. We have a bunch of major fault lines and the Peninsula is not exempt.

I told my Bro that it is useless to live your life in fear of something you have no control over.

At any rate I have to turn up my pace some on the T stuff so it can be moved easily to my new home where ever it be. Where ever it is I am requiring at least 2 car shop maybe more. The wife in in control of what type of house so it is going to be interesting putting my needs and her wants..

Know anyone looking for a 3 bed 2 bath rambler style with 1900 Sq feet and a 1440 sq ft shop /Garage 3 bay with shop area and insulated 10 X 12 storeroom inside. Good price $275,000 oh all on 1.33 ac. freeway access to any major route in the Seattle area.

I better clarify that.. That is not an AD just a task I need to do.

I will be sticking around here till I can't if you know what I mean.
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