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Yesterday 03:55 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Oh. Forgot to blurt my commentary that I thot up whilst cowling it-

Concerning situations such as Pugsy's cowl sides / hinge areas:

If side A's pattern produces pieces not in need of a great deal of trimming, I flip and re-use for side B to lend as much inherent symmetry as possible. Plus assure the parts get located in the mirrored spot on the body. But...

If a pattern makes parts in need of substantial trimming, or, if a guy makes the pieces for side A by laying metal against the body then tacking and trimming (in which case theres no pattern), making the pattern off the completed or tacked up side works pretty good.

I guess what I am saying is if you modify A's pattern to match the pieces as you trim, side B goes quicker and is most accurate. IF parts are indeed mirror images of one another.

Just metalwork discussion fodder.

Yep, make em identical works for me............the pattern is ready to go.





Yesterday 12:37 PM
idrivejunk Oh. Forgot to blurt my commentary that I thot up whilst cowling it-

Concerning situations such as Pugsy's cowl sides / hinge areas:

If side A's pattern produces pieces not in need of a great deal of trimming, I flip and re-use for side B to lend as much inherent symmetry as possible. Plus assure the parts get located in the mirrored spot on the body. But...

If a pattern makes parts in need of substantial trimming, or, if a guy makes the pieces for side A by laying metal against the body then tacking and trimming (in which case theres no pattern), making the pattern off the completed or tacked up side works pretty good.

I guess what I am saying is if you modify A's pattern to match the pieces as you trim, side B goes quicker and is most accurate. IF parts are indeed mirror images of one another.

Just metalwork discussion fodder.
Yesterday 12:23 PM
idrivejunk Horseshoes, hand grenades, hot rods... whuts the diff?

Check engine light came on in the GT this morning so I am hoping its the old check engine light control circuit malfunction code. That one always makes me laugh but every so often, she throws it.

About to go use my plug-in HF tool and find out.

I'm just glad that no varmint homes were built in it while my Paw had it. Between warmup this morning and an inexplicably tedious commute, it was running like an hour and a half. Figured I had better leave the GTP inside or else I wouldn't work on it. Well, here it is Wednesday.
Yesterday 10:42 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Match?..... it will be close I hope.
Like these back window panel corners?
Yesterday 10:14 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by jaxx22 View Post
looking good - bet you will be glad to have some space in your shop - looks like you could use it - jaxx
I just work there part time. I've been after the owner to get this done for many months, as I need to get my sons' 06 Malibu on that frame rack and pull it back straight.
The '47 ford in the background has been there for 10 YEARS. I spent a couple winters getting it to the point it's at and then the owner brings in other projects for me to work on.
In the second pic, there is the front end of the owners '56 Nomad that he has owned since 1969. It's been in pieces since 1971... He bought a straight axle stub for it a couple weeks ago and a rotisserie to hang the body on. He wants to get the back room cleared out to start restoration of the Nomad into a 60's era gasser. We'll see if that actually happens...
Yesterday 09:12 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
No doubt....now to match it on the other side...



Match?..... it will be close I hope.
Yesterday 08:53 AM
jaxx22 looking good - bet you will be glad to have some space in your shop - looks like you could use it - jaxx
Yesterday 07:39 AM
Too Many Projects Jeep is about ready to go home. The owner is going to make a bunch of mods, so only wants it rolling. From this point, it needs the hood and wheels on it to leave. Dave is going to check the frame again, as we had to pull the axle over 1/2" yesterday to get the track rod in the frame bracket. Once he is satisfied it is as good as can be, it will leave, maybe this weekend...



Yesterday 07:14 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Beautimus.
No doubt....now to match it on the other side...
12-10-2019 11:37 PM
Dave57210 Not exactly a "work on", but automotive anyway.
Picked up a "new to me" ride - a 2007 Lexus LS460
Sweet! 95,000 miles on it, but looks, rides and drives like brand new.
Couldn't believe the power it puts down. A 4.6 engine (280 cu inches) with 380 HP. Yes, on wet pavement, but, at 40 mph when I put the spurs to it, it kicked the tires loose and the traction control came in to get it back under control!

I think I may keep this one for a LONG time!
12-10-2019 09:45 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Patch welded and cleaned up.






Beautimus.
12-10-2019 09:44 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Any further news about David ?
https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/496...id-524089.html
12-10-2019 09:04 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
David is now in a standard hospital room but his progress is slow. Annie advised they had no idea when he would be well enough to be released.

John
Any further news about David ?
12-10-2019 06:40 PM
123pugsy Patch welded and cleaned up.






12-09-2019 08:17 PM
Too Many Projects No car work today. Got the furniture moved to 1 side in the basement entertainment room. Then washed some dirty areas on the walls, spackled a bunch of holes and then cut in around the window, base trim and door with paint. Gawd I hate doing this, but somebody has to get it done. I took time out to plow, after it quit snowing too. Only about 1.5 ". They initially predicted 4-6...glad they were wrong.
Back to the Jeep tomorrow...
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