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Today 12:55 AM
John long I had a lady stay with Barbara while I ran up to Steve's for a while. I did get the deck lid color sanded and mostly buffed. I thought I forgot my camera. I got home and couldn't find it...........until I looked in the truck.

I wonder who is going to stay with me?

John
Yesterday 08:43 PM
MARTINSR Got some work done on my selves in the garage and helped my son a bit with his Miata getting it ready to pull the motor.

Brian
Yesterday 06:11 PM
idrivejunk Nice shot, cozitswurthit man. I see now that the rails are made like a Camaro. You can see how replacing drip rails can make it a faster job if you're into that. My next thought in thinking that through is that the roof rails must have holes on the headliner side, for GM's spotweld tongs to zap those drip rails to the roof rail. That leads me to... possibly, technically, the conclusion that drip rails could be welded to the roof skin prior to installation. You'd drill through the old rail flange and with the new one up there, screw or cleco it from inside and plug weld it from the interior side.

Anybody able to follow that? In a drip rail damage or severe parts fit mismatch scenario, that could be helpful. Another advantage would be eliminating a skin weld that can't be gravity flooded with a brush. As does the bonding option. If it is even really possible to go that route. But just imagine tending your drip rail to roof attachment with the skin gently inverted and properly supported, on a bench and only burning epoxy on the drip rail flange and roof rail, way back away from skin faces.

See how that feline taxidermy goes? Lotsa different ways and I go for the weird ones. Pugsy sez my heart is in the right place though. Aw.

Speaking of catslaying I have a slew... nay, a veritable plethora... rather.... A whole raft fulla pics from work this evening. Including the spooky black Cat. The one with swim fins on it. Gonna take a little bit to render an episode. Plus an ancient Texan friend of mine keeps trying to get through to me. Talks for an hour if he does, but always calls during my commute. Might holler back but am kinda tired. Storms blowing in. Mmm, bed.

I thought about engines all the way home. Modern ones. If I hadn't put in a half dozen years at a Mercedes dealer I would probably join the rest of the HRFers in ignoring Pugsy's 400 HP (395) DD. But you all know better. I must poke at him with a stick about stuff always...

Pugsy, does it have HUD? Probably everybody here except me and you would turn it off and fuss about how they can't drive with that there. Like my family does. They are like Ack, make that go away! Pfft. I prefer carbs and also HUDs.

... and a full moon. Now it makes sense, don't it?


Thats about all the spunky retorts, blab, vocabulary exercises, sassmouth, backtalk, taunting, etc that I can muster until I ramblemember the rest.
Yesterday 04:52 PM
cozwurth
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It is much easier to replace the roof panel than it is to patch it and Mus less welding and very little chance of warping the roof when you use panel adhesive on the sides and faster to...

I put a couple patches ( from doors back) in a 73 Torino GT a few years ago,,that will Never happen again,,good thing it had a vinyl top ,I lost count of the hours I spent on it and I done the work as a favor (free ),,a lot of welding and planishing ,with the double convex roof .
That's pretty much why I went ahead and removed it. Too many holes, too many pits that would become holes. Some of them were directly above roof structure, with no way to access the back side. I'm all in on this part. Still on the fence about the driver side quarter panel, but I think I'm falling to the "replace it" side at this point. Cleaning up the remnants in the gutters and window channels is for tomorrow.
Yesterday 04:11 PM
496CHEVY3100
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I think I'm committed to replacing the roof skin. ...or maybe just committed. I dunno.

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It is much easier to replace the roof panel than it is to patch it and Mus less welding and very little chance of warping the roof when you use panel adhesive on the sides and faster to...

I put a couple patches ( from doors back) in a 73 Torino GT a few years ago,,that will Never happen again,,good thing it had a vinyl top ,I lost count of the hours I spent on it and I done the work as a favor (free ),,a lot of welding and planishing ,with the double convex roof .
Yesterday 02:57 PM
cozwurth I think I'm committed to replacing the roof skin. ...or maybe just committed. I dunno.

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Yesterday 11:38 AM
idrivejunk
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They did mention 18 years of age for that.
Aw, bumz.

Give her a pack of Kools and a 40 oz malt liquor to make it up to her.


Kidding!
Yesterday 08:17 AM
123pugsy
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Hmmm... only one pic showed up... here's the driver side.

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Still, not bad. The damage is not all the way to the edges, making for easy repairs.
Yesterday 08:14 AM
123pugsy
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What I was saying was to see if the kid can ride along, down the strip on passes. Not the Porsche. I figured that much.

They did mention 18 years of age for that.
Yesterday 08:13 AM
cozwurth Hmmm... only one pic showed up... here's the driver side.

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Yesterday 08:11 AM
123pugsy
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Just think how many different ways you can mash the buttons and still always run 13 flat. Wonder if it will do mid 14s while pulling the Camino.



No tech (for anyone?) could be good or bad. That sure is unusual. I usually caught heck from tech for no puke tank. On cars that didn't come with anything. Damn it sucks how far away the nearest strip is to here and how overcrowded. Two hour drive, one way, north or east, nothing quarter mile this state that I know of. Last pass in Tulsa was in 06. Went in 09 to try out the 455 but asian cars were backed up a mile or more from the entry gate. On a no event weekend. That was that, for the thing I enjoy most in life. What a soul snuffer trip home that was, knowing I had already made the last pass ever. From age 20 to 30 or so, my birthday or the closest test n tune night to it was spent at a strip making back to back passes learning my cars. Give it hell while it is there. Try to wear out the dragstrip. I would.

It's 2 hours to either strip


9 passes compared to 3. I know which one I'm going back to.
I better go as often as possible. These places are closing down or getting too crowded.
Yesterday 07:27 AM
cozwurth A bit more on the floors... rear area under the back seat will need some work on both sides. Driver side is the worst. I thought I was going to be good to go on pass side until I saw the crusty stuff just below the edge of the floor support/bracket. Putty knife pushed through.

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Yesterday 06:48 AM
MARTINSR Went and saw Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly in concert last night, got home and did a little five minutes of cleaning in the garage, that was it.

https://www.morrisoncenter.com/event...oll-dream-tour

Brian
Yesterday 06:30 AM
idrivejunk What I was saying was to see if the kid can ride along, down the strip on passes. Not the Porsche. I figured that much.
Yesterday 06:23 AM
idrivejunk
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Oh yeah, I can surely run the Macan down the strip.
Love this new strip. They didn't even do a tech inspection. No one had a helmet on. Very lax.
Just think how many different ways you can mash the buttons and still always run 13 flat. Wonder if it will do mid 14s while pulling the Camino.



No tech (for anyone?) could be good or bad. That sure is unusual. I usually caught heck from tech for no puke tank. On cars that didn't come with anything. Damn it sucks how far away the nearest strip is to here and how overcrowded. Two hour drive, one way, north or east, nothing quarter mile this state that I know of. Last pass in Tulsa was in 06. Went in 09 to try out the 455 but asian cars were backed up a mile or more from the entry gate. On a no event weekend. That was that, for the thing I enjoy most in life. What a soul snuffer trip home that was, knowing I had already made the last pass ever. From age 20 to 30 or so, my birthday or the closest test n tune night to it was spent at a strip making back to back passes learning my cars. Give it hell while it is there. Try to wear out the dragstrip. I would.
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