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Yesterday 09:38 PM
Too Many Projects Looks good to me. You still have that whole back edge to weld to...
Yesterday 05:16 PM
idrivejunk I would place a tool rant here, just don't believe theres any among you who could grasp the level of social standing within which I operate. So instead, I will explain a question you will have if you look look at these pics.

Miscalculated on my pattern and did not make that piece wide enough. Instead of re-making it, I flattened the long bend and revised my expectations. Resulting in this-



Which goes here-



Behind this-



And looks like this on the inside-



Don't think it will need the bend on the back edge. Not bad enough to be worth the fuss.
Yesterday 11:43 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
With the firewall and pillar bracing you built with tubing, I'd bet it is already stronger than original.
True, that. Remember the face of the firewall sits a quarter inch out, floating on seam sealer. I am using the drip indent under back edge of hood as a place to connect at top. You'll see.

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
The top hinge tubes look like they end in mid air. Can you add a vertical tubes there to keep them from flexing?


Maybe hang a door, pull on it a bit and watch for movement. That will tell you what you need (or don't need)
I might have you covered there, somewhat. Read on. Theres not much room for tubing inside the pillar above the dash.

Have one of these in place on the left side but it is just roughed in. I had cut one for this side and realized it was serving as a jackstand shim. Now it looks like this, for the right side-



Try as we might, every dash plan has fizzled thus far. So in the interest of max options this will remain screwed here-



If you study hard you can see a nub of the original inner brace, which ends a fraction of an inch above the new part-



That carries the angle iron theme and should stouten the area considerably. The doors have been fairly solid as far as wiggling the pillar, all along when tacked good. The hinge post is 14 gauge and there is the tubing below the hood hinge pocket. But yeah the only part of this angle piece that extends above the post is the top 2" or so of it, and it only connects on the dash side there. But hard as a Chevy. Like a rock.

You can probably see where this next piece is headed-

Yesterday 08:12 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Anyone think it is too weak or too strong so far? Staring at something bothersome, etc? I am no engineer but think it needs something more at the top to tie pillars together. At bottom, I want a stout little L shape inside the pillar at the floor, at front cab mount.



The top hinge tubes look like they end in mid air. Can you add a vertical tubes there to keep them from flexing?


Maybe hang a door, pull on it a bit and watch for movement. That will tell you what you need (or don't need)
Yesterday 07:12 AM
Too Many Projects With the firewall and pillar bracing you built with tubing, I'd bet it is already stronger than original.
Yesterday 06:25 AM
idrivejunk Anyone think it is too weak or too strong so far? Staring at something bothersome, etc? I am no engineer but think it needs something more at the top to tie pillars together. At bottom, I want a stout little L shape inside the pillar at the floor, at front cab mount.
08-10-2020 06:47 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Welding day and another Camaro, I LIKE it...
Welding pictures

Oh, here. Studying on a thicker gauge panel right here-















08-10-2020 06:30 PM
Too Many Projects Welding day and another Camaro, I LIKE it...
08-10-2020 11:20 AM
idrivejunk







08-08-2020 01:04 PM
idrivejunk







08-07-2020 02:10 PM
idrivejunk Patch is on for keeps but no weld yet-



I wanted to knock out the hood hinge pocket revision while access was good-







So I went back and forth between that task and this one, filling in at the old upper hinge while allowing welds to cool-







All the final butt weld trimming is done so it is literally ready to begin welding-



Remembered today-



It rained this morning. Half the people didn't show and we were down a guy or two already. Theres no cars in the other half of the grey room. I was able to get some work done.
08-06-2020 05:17 PM
idrivejunk Close enuf-











Two for Pugsy-





Thats a '19, this is the '39-



The second fastback got epoxy today but no pic.

Below is a few minute sketch for Mike, on the A-


There is a Pantera story to tell, with some pro pics. Prod me over the weekend if I don't kick it out and you get bored.
08-06-2020 11:47 AM
idrivejunk Here yonder is that there-











I'm fixing to weld. Several many preparations remain but I'd like to get that patch on today-

08-06-2020 11:42 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Uh,oh... The '70 will get Pearlescent white stripes, to go with the Pearlescent white interior they had in '69-70...
Won't be "original" as the car was white with black top and interior out of the factory. Not a combo I am fond of and it's a shell anyway, so I will make it what pleases me. That Blue is similar to a factory color of that year, but not exact. That should have people guessing which original color it's supposed to be...
Ah, dream on, that car is years away from paint...
Hey, whut? 3-stage paint stripes?

Frankly, white is the exception on me liking pearl colors. It is an interesting effect and accent but boy I got burnt out painting 3 step Caddys and Nissans and such back in my gunslinging days. Yuck to three step junk.
08-06-2020 11:37 AM
idrivejunk I associate a color like that with Yenkos.

Reckon I just need to lay off morning internet, but I swear a fluke happened today.

Even more disorienting was first thing when I walked in the shop was chick on stepstool sanding Mustang roof in fishnets. Must be jelly. Jam don't shake like that.

Derailed by an oncoming loaded caboose.
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