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Yesterday 08:34 PM
idrivejunk Crap, left out another one. This was end of day, trunk latched and now with the thin, even sliver o' silver sticking out past the trunk lid edge. Poifect! As said, ready to try it back on in the morning.

Yesterday 07:59 PM
idrivejunk As a stute fellow may have prophecied...

Of course the trunk lid gaps changed when I did the fabbed trunk jamb reinforcing strips' installation this morning. I am sure some of you will recall my buddy Spot. First name, Trouble.

Sure, you remember. We've spent lots of time$ together, playing games and chasing our tails. And cars.

I have come to expect this class clown sort of behavior from that character. The southeast gap area protests continue. However, armed with the new weapon strip I shall decidedly subdue any noncompliance. On the other side of gap town, resistance was light-

That don't confront me. Long as I get my money next Friday. (re: Thorogood)

The new pieces put me in good control of the trunk gaps. Big improvement. You see, the shaggy quarter lip gotsta get (re:Gibbons) perpendicular with the seal bed. If this here inside corner don't run 90 along the whole length of it... that will spread disease like a dog (re: Mustaine) and ruin the looks of the trunk bead. So aha. I know what to do and am working on it.

The right seal bed strip had some twist and some pregnant in it, had popped loose, and I had left some outside corner weld material on the quarter at gap for fine tune grinding where the fancy patching took place months ago.

These are a straightedge on my knee, not real precise but yeah-

Endo day I was over here trimming the corner weld and am ready for another go at fitment-

This is the weatherstrip got fer thu hood. I kinda likes it for the trunk too. Perhaps.

We all like that rubber fine. I can bust a move on alterations now.
Yesterday 07:15 PM
idrivejunk Forgot one

Yesterday 07:05 PM
idrivejunk You have all been good so you may have dessert now but be sure and leave room for your meat n taters, which are to follow this brief variety sideshow.

Pretty slick job, for a track car-

Boss says this is in for "little stuff" Thats like, all new metal on it.

Me, if'n I had to ever drive an SUV... it'd be one of these. 2WD high, GMC grille please.

Now I will rattle the can of cat treats. Like me showing you this progress outside of my stall is something special.

Well, it is.

No extra charge for the Vicky on top.

Crumbs on keyboard after that. I work with crumbs best. Back after shower with your piping hot fresh essential daily helping of teat and 'maters.
Yesterday 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post

Thank you, Mr Pugsy. That is such a nice drawing I am going to leave it on the board to show the next class how much attention we pay in this class. Before returning to your seat, would you please turn around facing the class and share your process used to solve the problem?


Please explain.

I kinda want to sketch how that fender bending thing looks in my head. The one I wrote about yesterday. No idea if anybody caught that. I know words are drama fluff mostly so thats cool.

Dad blame forum kept timing me out every half minute so I just changed devices. This is attempt #3 on this post. I have spoiled you guys. Onward
Yesterday 03:00 PM
123pugsy ..............

Yesterday 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Can you post another pic of your concept hood sides?
Why post one perfectly good picture when half a dozen will do?

Yesterday 11:24 AM
Originally Posted by cgates View Post
Fun to watch this going together
Glad of it. Much obliged.

I have one side of the angled add on trunk jamb strips in. Tacking to qtr, screws to seal bed.

Yesterday 10:40 AM
123pugsy Can you post another pic of your concept hood sides?
Yesterday 08:34 AM
cgates Fun to watch this going together
10-14-2019 10:18 PM
idrivejunk Got 5/8 wide, 3/8" tall PSA backed, hollow D shaped weatherstrip roll. Build cowl front and grille shell rear edges to suit.

Lop off structure at firewall and move front body mount bolt location behind it.

Add four body mount bolts in trunk.

Add bent to match angled strips to trunk side jambs for an up flange to hook the quarters over then plug weld rather than long inside corner welds as-is. Adds strength, simplicity, accuracy, and option to try the bigger hood seal material there.

Add possibly angled or stepped strip at edge of quarter wheel opening lips, to plug weld to top of tubs. Rather than butting qtr edges direct to tub. Adds strength, deters bolt warpage further, opportunity to draw fender to qtr gap even tighter.

Bend with brake, front fender inner edges at line where meets hood. Form jog with it that serves as square bead found at bottom of hood sides and serves as finish panel hiding top of rail. Smooth flat top firewall to shell for hood sides to ride atop, no gap where hood bottom edge used to be.

Hood sides (and inserts) - asking everybody....

Steel or fiberglass?

For shapers including closet lurkers - how would you shape the Mustang hood side, in steel? Assume 90s on top and bottom and vertical ends folded over 2"wide strips of same metal, and slapping edges of the hood side opening over rod for radiused edge. The Mustangy part is what I am asking about, features come after that. I was kinda thinking just tip it around the cutout with the english wheel. Like I do. Smiley and thanks button for your thoughts.

Thats plenty. As you can imagine, my head is straight As until I birth this. There was talk of baby steps toward the 51 Ford pickup today. Whew. Long one. All automotive thoughts duly purged and dismissed for tonight. Thread duty complete.
10-14-2019 09:49 PM
idrivejunk Aww, no more under there?

No, not right now boys. Put your hands where I can see em.

End of day I introduced her to Dolly Rolly and they skipped away to the flat stall together real easy. The lumber skids were good for scooting it over to the lift but guess what...

Its kinda heavy.

I cut one tack (and it went sproing), at the bottom outside front corner of the left tub, and matched the distance from CL to outside corner of quarters there. Tacked in maybe a 3" long pie slice patch to fill. I had to tell somebody right then how when I started the A and ever since...

I juuust needed to know the width measurement there, quarter corner to quarter corner at front of rear fender. Dayum that was a long and roundabout row to hoe just to find out its 44". Even.

And now we all know that forever. I for one am not likely to forget. Forgive the sparse afternoon pics, all I really did was overhead welds but they are about all done now. Finally trimmed the tub inner walls. Hope they look OK next to the frame. Trimmed flush and tacked gas pocket drain to tub also. Heres the one more pic, but I have some other notes to scribble before hitting the sack and losing them.

Face it, filling in with words beats not having a meaty IDJ post for you to digest at your usual casual time slot for perusal of such. Only reminding you to draw attention away from this evening's tardiness.

10-14-2019 09:14 PM
I enjoy personification of cars. And speaking Ozark.

Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Are you sure it's OK that we are looking up the A's skirt like this ???
She don't put on no airs. I thank she wants you to look right clear up under it, all the way up off in there. Kick out yer dollar!

Leastwise she ain't all uptight and bashful-like about it sticking it up there face-high now, is she? But doggoneit now you done gone and got the black one pouting on what about her flashy fanny flash. I did actually cull a good upskirt angle due to lighting but now I may have to post that too.

Updates are occasionally better with some innuendo dipping sauce. Now y'all stop a'coveting on my babies.
10-14-2019 06:42 PM
Too Many Projects Are you sure it's OK that we are looking up the A's skirt like this ???
10-14-2019 11:44 AM
idrivejunk Hot damn, new view!

I just wanted that up there so I can match quarters at front bottom of tubs, making the left like the right. Looks like I could finish all or most of the structure welding without turning it over. Got this roof support framework like I want, added the center strip and set the height today and it screws on now. Sat it aside.

Starting to see some brightwork and goodies on the Black Cat-

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