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Yesterday 04:04 PM
idrivejunk Eeee-hoo!

Snagged another of the same kind of phone I had, so it should be business as usual next week. Had to let the paycheck hit do's I could swing it.

I had moved pics to a memory card about a month ago so this isn't as bad as the last data loss which was a memory card going bad and I got burnt on most of 2018's images.

I have spotted a distinct pattern in catastrophic data loss... each of the big jobs will at some point be interrupted making it impossible to tell a whole story completely. I reckon thats why over the years I have gravitated to this style of thread. Nondenominational, free, and constant.

You men oughtta see that great big black Pontiac out back, man alive that gal is one long dark drink of water I tell you whut. Saw it and slapped pocket for phone but aww man. Its still up on blocks just for ease but only a couple strips of yellow tape remain and it got wiped down. Saw it with the trunk shut and hood almost. No windshield yet but chrome everywhere. Its getting close but no bumpers yet to crown it. Boy howdy thats gonna be a slick one. Throw in thumpity Ponch idle sound and just crap, man. Can't wait to see it move. Should be cat-like!

I gotta get onto these "powers-that-be" for some Model A wheels too. Prontosaurus-like. Remember this? Found in tablet files.

Boss said he didn't figure on a 56 dash being tough to locate but turns out thats a one year deal. I am still rooting for the Mustang style interior. Remember those imaginifications? Time to be thinking on them kinda things.
Yesterday 02:50 PM
idrivejunk Old Reliable here, my ancient tablet that even with the lens oversprayed takes a better pic than the newer, bigger one. Gigaset vs Atlas 10, lol. Getting a phone soon, probably just like I have been using. Don't uncross quite yet, John.

Um yeah anyway there was work on the roll pan. I GoJack-ed it back to the flat stall and threw a level around on random places. Almost plumb and square just like that. But the roll pan and left quarter tip were all wacky-wonky so this was the time to wrap that up.

I had to unstick that pan end and bring it down with about a half inch tall strip to patch the gap. This side was only ever tacked to the pan. Straightened up the ends and zapped both up and all is as it should be. Still work to do around on the tub side, an extension patch and corner weld-

I was too curious though, and first thing I modified one of the hood side mock ups to suit the engine move-

General state of affairs in the grey room. All grey and hazy. Some of that is legit haze, not just dirty lens.
01-16-2020 08:03 PM
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Charging up the old 3GS, I finally let the battery go flat a couple months back. Should be able to swap card and have service for now. When I replaced it because the battery seemed to be getting weak, it still had more guts than the one that just crapped out when it was new. Thanks anyhow.
Woops, nope can't do that. Different card size. I'll go up there to the gettin' place tomorrow afternoon and find me something.
01-16-2020 07:46 PM
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I have a couple of iPhone 4S in stock. Unlocked. I could throw one in the post if you want one.
Charging up the old 3GS, I finally let the battery go flat a couple months back. Should be able to swap card and have service for now. When I replaced it because the battery seemed to be getting weak, it still had more guts than the one that just crapped out when it was new. Thanks anyhow.
01-16-2020 07:39 PM
Originally Posted by John long View Post
I hate it for you about the phone. I had one die once and it tuned out the battery connection was bad. Got my fingers crossed for you.

The one I have is not intended to have the battery replaced. It has a high water resistance rating or whatever due to being glued in places others aren't. Battery can technically be replaced but the effort is not worth it for an almost 3 year old phone. I'll get to the phone place and investigate options but had to do some research first. Sounds like on mine the motherboard, which is the screen pretty much (the digitizer?), bit the dust and I did good to get over two years from a $600 device. Kiss the detail goodbye, and probably some of my willingness to provide that along with it. The camera goodness was why I threw down that much coin for it. We'll see what I come up with. You see what my clunky gifted tablet cameras are capable of. Not even worth showing.
01-16-2020 07:14 PM
idrivejunk Good news is that the body is just about right, in a porridge sort of way. If all body mounts are tightened without shims, the doors get hard to open. Proper shims just under the trunk is perfect but if need be, they can be tight and the front two shimmed. So the adjustability and flexibility that a model A needs is still there for fine tuning. Trunk lid works well so far no matter which way the body is teeter-tottered.

Body seems to be able to sit centered OK now but I did have to keep an eye on that and burr as needed. Stuck bolts in the grille mounts, took off the temporary cowl front shape holding piece and refitted the hood then added a stick of angle iron under the back corners to hold the cowl still too. Friction jack to draw the cowl sides together again so the hood/cowl side view is a straight line on top.

This was all stuff I had to confirm before welding up roll pan, tail panel, tubs, etc. And I think I'll attach aprons before that also. Not much left to fuss over but I will. Thats the good news and heres the bad picture-

As the owner likes to say: "That looks like a car!"

Sad news but only for me is that with the engine so much farther back, a small teardrop will do for the hood sides. And it will just about hide next to the fenders. I stuck one of my cardboard mockups on there again and Oh! Well, there goes that. He likes that gas flap though. Hope that works alright in the end.
01-16-2020 12:43 PM
idrivejunk Enjoy this lovely tablet pic.

Theres ten bolts tight in it now but one door don't work real good.

Thats Ford's Competition Orange on the Pantera and he wants stripes now.
01-16-2020 05:09 AM
123pugsy I have a couple of iPhone 4S in stock. Unlocked. I could throw one in the post if you want one.
01-15-2020 09:20 PM
John long I hate it for you about the phone. I had one die once and it tuned out the battery connection was bad. Got my fingers crossed for you.

01-15-2020 08:35 PM
idrivejunk I was doing this post on my phone when it suddenly went dark. Its a paperweight now. No idea yet how long until I can do something. I certainly can't buy a new phone. So this is it until

About the time that happened, I stubbed two or three toes and the throbbing has my more immediate attention.

One poorly lit image of front mount tabs-

Well lit pic of new mount holes at rear-

At least the phone cam can go out in a blaze of glory-

01-15-2020 12:53 PM

Woohoo! Damn thing never has been firmly bolted down. Feels good to grab a pillar and rock it on the suspension. Reckon I'm only half did though. Still have four to add, one pair at front and one pair at the back. I am using 7/16" coarse thread bolts with regular washers on top of thick "washers" which are the cutouts from the top layer of floor rails.I put one layer of cardboard from the pattern down to simulate frame padding.
01-14-2020 08:44 PM
idrivejunk Yeah theres some padding they like to use. If I recall and describe correctly it's sticky back, kinda textured rubber with a layer of window fuzzy on top. It might be...

sticky, flocked, ribbed rubber. For her pleasure.

I've seen it briefly on the 33 and perhaps the Cat, and others. No more'n 3/16 thick, but real cushy and quiet.

But y'know...

Rrrrubber biscuits, small, thin ones on top of the rail still sounds good.

I have faith in my improvised structure. That is, if I remember to weld all the alterations on the headache bar. It is just a thing to hang panels on, after all.

Remember the Fairlady? Now theres a wisp of a body on frame.

The double heavy gauge 1x3" floor side rails could actually have a stiffening effect, like connectors on a Camaro. Never thought much about that but its right over the long stretch of frame rail. Directly bolting to frame on these is probably done for that reason, huh? Yep, I reckon so.
01-14-2020 08:10 PM
Too Many Projects The welded nuts will hold the body on. Are you going to put a rubber pad between ?

Anyone that looks at the inner structure you built for the sheetmetal should understand the strength and integrity you built into it. It should serve as a roll cage in itself and certainly stiffen the chassis. No frame is strong until a body is bolted to it. My Chevelle frame had plenty of flex when it was naked too...
01-14-2020 06:25 PM
idrivejunk Invasive tunnel shot-

We have slots now-

01-14-2020 04:42 PM
idrivejunk If you ordered a cup of tea from me, I assure you it would be whatever kind you ordered. You want 32 valves and six gears, hidden hinges and a chop in a '30 model? You exist in what space is left. Motor Trend will probably give the legroom a scalding, ghastly review and the cars abd coffee folks will thumb their noses at it.

This thing hasn't had a seat in it since it was a four banger. All I can say is gas pedal position will be where it ends up... real close to the transmission.
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