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05-21-2020 06:55 PM
idrivejunk











05-21-2020 06:44 PM
idrivejunk





05-21-2020 02:08 PM
123pugsy Looking nice and tidy in there.
05-21-2020 11:30 AM
idrivejunk Another puzzle piece, up top-



BTW & FYI: On the ribbed 18 gauge braces, the bottom one was made from part of the first version of the toe board. Top one was made from part of that bumped out firewall panel that was aborted, and the vertical center support is about to be. I am enjoying this.
05-21-2020 06:30 AM
idrivejunk Dry guide coat.
05-21-2020 06:14 AM
123pugsy OK, I'll bite. What's up with that?
05-20-2020 07:35 PM
idrivejunk You know if we were just working on muscle cars we wouldn't have this problem.

One more piece of the puzzle is in.







Questions on what you see? Fire at will. Pretty much follows the outline laid out at lunch.

Two tone!

05-20-2020 02:14 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
You already designed and built the hinges and back half of hood structure for yours have you not?

What are your concerns?

(read that with an inflection of sincerity please)

I thought the mysteries surrounding that had been solved. Since I am using stock panels and wrong hinges, I don't know that this is akin to what you'll run into. What I do know is you can handle it. If I may be able help you, let me know. Can't have you running around in poopy drawers.



I have a hinge design, but the fun part of moving them a hunert times lies ahead....
05-20-2020 11:47 AM
idrivejunk I liked the little 18" angle pieces in the corners so well, I decided to give them a permanent home. They should be enough if worked into the structure sturdily and theres just not going to be room for any tubing behind the dash-



The tube shown will go between bottoms of hood hinge pockets (but straight across) and connect the angle stock. Another pair of tubes will probably go back to the A pillars just below that. Then below that, at the toe board bend I am planning a sheetmetal cross brace. I intend to plug weld a sheetmetal reinforcement to the bottom of the cowl top, in the seal channel, and tie the ends onto the angle stock in sheetmetal somehow. The short tubes seen below hinge pockets will be replaced by a wing on the outside of the angle piece, and below the toe bend, between wall and pan, I plan a sheetmetal panel not unlike the stock one. So when its all added up along with body mount and pillar corner reinforcements, structural integrity should be fine. As discussed earlier, to prevent ghosting on the upper firewall (above toe bend), there will be no direct connection to the face of it but a close spacing of the support structure for seam sealer dabs in between.

I am watching it develop in my head but only a step or two ahead of what you see.
05-20-2020 06:30 AM
idrivejunk This is the best kind of Tang.



Well, almost.
05-20-2020 06:07 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
All this fiddling has me crapping me drawers when I know I will be in the exact same boat later.
You already designed and built the hinges and back half of hood structure for yours have you not?

What are your concerns?

(read that with an inflection of sincerity please)

I thought the mysteries surrounding that had been solved. Since I am using stock panels and wrong hinges, I don't know that this is akin to what you'll run into. What I do know is you can handle it. If I may be able help you, let me know. Can't have you running around in poopy drawers.
05-20-2020 05:51 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That is one YELLOW Tang...

Good one.

He has a nice aquarium, whatcha wanna bet theres some in there.
05-19-2020 09:17 PM
Too Many Projects That is one YELLOW Tang...

05-19-2020 05:39 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
All this fiddling has me crapping me drawers when I know I will be in the exact same boat later.
Fiddle ye not. Summon thy inner bodyman, thusly-











Hell yes I am happy with all that! So much so, I took it apart. Yes, the hinges still work fine. I could go on just the cab, on some stands, for quite a spell. Some sit-down work does sound good.



Matte black on tail panel, matte clear over stripes today for the 'back. That IS the best kind of paint, by the way.

05-19-2020 03:35 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Three rounds of hood adjustment this morning. Not typical adjustment though, one hinge mount bolt each side is covered by an arm in the open position so that arm has to be off. And the strut of course. And the tacked-on drop bracket must be cut loose and retacked each time. Because 56 hinges on 51. I got the worst part like I want, that was getting this side to go back and down enough-


I reckon that I can get the in and out part on the corners tuned in once both sides have enough down and back. This last time I tacked nut plates and thats a good sign. Driver side can stay where it is but the other might need another move, and I am finding out I can't tell where the fenders need to land until the hood corners are reasonably established. Its a nitty gritty circus rerun on my thread, ain't it?

All this fiddling has me crapping me drawers when I know I will be in the exact same boat later.
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