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Yesterday 10:14 PM
MARTINSR Oh, and I went to the drags today (there was also a swap meet) man was that friggin cool heading off to the drags at a neat strip with my oldest boy and my five year old grand daughter she was pretty blown away at how fast the cars were.

Damn that was REALLY something I needed to do!

Brian
Yesterday 10:11 PM
MARTINSR That is so damn cool John!

On the health issue, sure had a good one today with my sister. She had a breast removed 27 years ago do to cancer. A few weeks ago she started getting some bad pains and it really didn't look good. She went to the doctor and he all about said the cancer is back. She needed some tests and were put off a few days and we were all reeling in pain thinking that the cancer was back. She had the tests and found out it was the damn breast implant that sprung a leak that was causing all the problems! She will have it removed and be damned that stuff she says, she is so relieved that is all it is.

It was so nice talking to her with that good news today.

Brian
Yesterday 08:55 PM
idrivejunk Thats a beautiful sight, John.

Just got back from hospital visiting myself.
Yesterday 08:41 PM
John long Most of my day was at the funeral home but I did go by Steve's and saw this old girl sun bathing!

John

Yesterday 05:44 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Nice. How the heck you make that? At home.
Thanks. I will reveal the secret later on my build thread.
Yesterday 05:10 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I got a piece started. Not bad so far.

Nice. How the heck you make that? At home.
Yesterday 05:01 PM
123pugsy I got a piece started. Not bad so far.
Yesterday 04:31 PM
idrivejunk Aw man! Canoe envy. I really really enjoy, or used to, canoeing. One about that size, a paddle, mild river and either swimsuit chick or cooler with everybody's drinks in it up front as ballast... thats livin' right.

Speaking of living right, wonder when was the last time TMP whiffed tire smoke. Pokey the stick.

Pugsy, you know I don't like leaving stuff out. Hood hinge locks, kinda like suicide door locks... are another way to skin a cat. I was intrigued by that idea in dealership days. Pretty much any Mercedes has a service position (points straight up) with a push tab sort of feature on one hinge or both. For pulling the engine or better access to the back of it. I always thought having a lock pin at the hinge is a potentially simple path to consider depending on the situation.

Weekend grocery getter doing duty is all I got today. I will have to find some way to get fired up about this car. Its a mother lode of transportation value worth nothing to anyone but me. 4 or 5 years of trusty mechanicals there, before it even catches up to the GTP. Wish that was all there was to consider. Anyhow, wash jobs hold up for weeks parked in the street, unlike near a tree.



I am just putting that here to trashy up the place so the big red BelAir pics will be like a nice ripe apple (even if theres some orange ish ness about the texture).
Yesterday 03:40 PM
cozwurth I replaced the left outer tie rod on DD 2nd's Impy this morning. Ready for inspection. Easy peasy. I finished sanding my canoe, moved it outside and got it washed and rinsed. Now we just have to get the paint for it. Gonna be some shade of blue.

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Yesterday 02:35 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
The corner doesn't need much at all. I brought the pivot point in an inch closer and it's still fine. I guess I'll just make some super strong hinges, probably water jet cut from 1/2" flat stock and bury them in the cowl at the correct pivot location.
However, how to hold the hood up is another story. Perhaps those hydraulic shock stays?
Cool on the corner size. Support struts are what everybody does and by me a case could be made for hydraulic, spring, or prop. I am picturing L shaped unfancy hinges coming out the top of the cowl with that pivot point so far back. As I said, interesting to watch and see solutions unfold. Enjoy.
Yesterday 01:38 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
That hood corner is a fair whoop-tee-doo. You know, like the parts of a rollercoaster ride where you holler whoopee. I stared at the pics until I could see what you are up against. You're right. All the metal has to be there before you can finish any of it. Boy I wrestled with that on the A. Like the development of mankind, the progress of such invasive builds is cyclic, not linear. You level up the whole thing in stages and each stage is almost like starting over. There is no seek and destroy finishing from one end to the other, only gradual overall tightening of a whole loose sketch. Counterintuitive as hell, but thats exactly how my gas neck pocket is going, too.


My initial reactions were: I wonder if theres a reason why a guy couldn't terminate that reverse curve at the hood edge... by the end of the hood, at rear. If he could, it might simplify the corner. FWIW, the rounding of the corner so it clears could go larger if need be, IMHO, without being terribly disturbing.

The hood hinges... um whats your thoughts on those? Got some in mind? Interesting stuff. Glad to provide feedback if you like. Looks like you are having fun today.

The corner doesn't need much at all. I brought the pivot point in an inch closer and it's still fine. I guess I'll just make some super strong hinges, probably water jet cut from 1/2" flat stock and bury them in the cowl at the correct pivot location.
However, how to hold the hood up is another story. Perhaps those hydraulic shock stays?
Yesterday 01:30 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I am so sad to hear about all of this, bless her heart.

Brian

What you said. I started to tell my friend about my aunt a few weeks ago and he interrupts saying uh oh when you start with bless their heart its gonna be bad. Yeah. Well, so bless their hearts anyway please dadgum yer hide. We just lost her and have the other family friend recovering from major major surgery...

Found out this week, a second cousin but the one I'd hang out with during visits when we were teens... went in thinking she might have pneumonia but, sigh, has lung cancer the fast kind and cells are in spine and around brain. Its true what John said about the ones who just keel over. Known of that happening to men but whew. Women I know are having a rough summer.

That all being said, I started typing because you know who needs their hearts blessed, too? The family member who breaks the sad news and monitors family and friend situations. I salute them. Thats a heavy duty.

Speaking of news, hope you are winning and that the workplace you found to land is one you can settle into comfortably. I bet it is cool to be able to say "my truck" while getting acquainted and have an actual truck to show instead of a pile of parts. You done good.
Yesterday 01:10 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I was cleaning up my welds but when I had to tap the top of the patch, it would move, so I realized, I gotta get all the metal done before I smooth it all.



So, I shortened the hood a tad and found a pivot point. I radius-ed the corners so they wouldn't scrape on the fenders.


I will need to add patches to the cowl with roundy round corners, but the intersection point is still looking confusing....
















That hood corner is a fair whoop-tee-doo. You know, like the parts of a rollercoaster ride where you holler whoopee. I stared at the pics until I could see what you are up against. You're right. All the metal has to be there before you can finish any of it. Boy I wrestled with that on the A. Like the development of mankind, the progress of such invasive builds is cyclic, not linear. You level up the whole thing in stages and each stage is almost like starting over. There is no seek and destroy finishing from one end to the other, only gradual overall tightening of a whole loose sketch. Counterintuitive as hell, but thats exactly how my gas neck pocket is going, too.

My initial reactions were: I wonder if theres a reason why a guy couldn't terminate that reverse curve at the hood edge... by the end of the hood, at rear. If he could, it might simplify the corner. FWIW, the rounding of the corner so it clears could go larger if need be, IMHO, without being terribly disturbing.

The hood hinges... um whats your thoughts on those? Got some in mind? Interesting stuff. Glad to provide feedback if you like. Looks like you are having fun today.
Yesterday 12:10 PM
123pugsy I was cleaning up my welds but when I had to tap the top of the patch, it would move, so I realized, I gotta get all the metal done before I smooth it all.



So, I shortened the hood a tad and found a pivot point. I radius-ed the corners so they wouldn't scrape on the fenders.


I will need to add patches to the cowl with roundy round corners, but the intersection point is still looking confusing....















Yesterday 07:13 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Thanks guys. At this point Barb doesn't fully comprehend. As with all dementia patients, her world is shrinking and doesn't have room for much outside of it.

We are going to the funeral home today. It may impact her more there.

John
I am so sad to hear about all of this, bless her heart.

Brian
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