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Old 09-15-2017, 08:20 AM
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wow . that is my bankers truck he took in trade for his vette. ????? or at least it sure looks like his place.
I just grabbed that photo off the net.

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While you guys are doing what ever it is you are doing I was on the phone ordering all the fuel lines and odds and ends I need to finish this chassis. Woo Hoo I can see where I may be able to start putting clothes on this thing and cover the nakedness with purty stuff. Well maybe not so purty but something to keep the wind off.

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My brother is so pissed that the guy he sold his 39 to put these crap plastic AC vents in the dash. This dash was woodgrained by a world wide know replicator of the wood grain Craig Clemons who is long gone (rest in peace) and this guy cut holes on the dash to put these crappy vents in.

I told him I can't make this clear enough, he needs to change it to something he WANTS so he isn't pissed every time he looks at it. Just sit back and relax and make some cool vents out of piece of a heater or grill or park lamp bezels or something off some car from the 40's or 50's. Make it COOL, something he wants! Not just ripping them off and being pissed. Trying to make something look like it never happen is impossible, you can't match that wood grain, so being you can't do that like it's invisible, do just the opposite and make it a cool chrome piece. Maybe the park lamps off my truck? I am not going to run those and that would be cool, something off the truck in that Fremont Drag strip shot racing him in his 39.

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replace with billet
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That is not the style of the car, it would look as out of place as those plastic ones. Maybe if they were fully polished like chrome.

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I would do as you say. Keep the function and come up with something cool. Doing what you gotta do is part of what we do, no sense in being pissed about it as I have found. If I got pissed every time something was not quite to my liking I would be in the rubber room for life..

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My brother is so pissed that the guy he sold his 39 to put these crap plastic AC vents in the dash. This dash was woodgrained by a world wide know replicator of the wood grain Craig Clemons who is long gone (rest in peace) and this guy cut holes on the dash to put these crappy vents in.

I told him I can't make this clear enough, he needs to change it to something he WANTS so he isn't pissed every time he looks at it. Just sit back and relax and make some cool vents out of piece of a heater or grill or park lamp bezels or something off some car from the 40's or 50's. Make it COOL, something he wants! Not just ripping them off and being pissed. Trying to make something look like it never happen is impossible, you can't match that wood grain, so being you can't do that like it's invisible, do just the opposite and make it a cool chrome piece. Maybe the park lamps off my truck? I am not going to run those and that would be cool, something off the truck in that Fremont Drag strip shot racing him in his 39.

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My brother is so pissed that the guy he sold his 39 to put these crap plastic AC vents in the dash. This dash was woodgrained by a world wide know replicator of the wood grain Craig Clemons who is long gone (rest in peace) and this guy cut holes on the dash to put these crappy vents in.

I told him I can't make this clear enough, he needs to change it to something he WANTS so he isn't pissed every time he looks at it. Just sit back and relax and make some cool vents out of piece of a heater or grill or park lamp bezels or something off some car from the 40's or 50's. Make it COOL, something he wants! Not just ripping them off and being pissed. Trying to make something look like it never happen is impossible, you can't match that wood grain, so being you can't do that like it's invisible, do just the opposite and make it a cool chrome piece. Maybe the park lamps off my truck? I am not going to run those and that would be cool, something off the truck in that Fremont Drag strip shot racing him in his 39.

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The closest thing I can think of is a 66-67 chevelle center vent above the radio or a 67-72 chevy pu center vent,,they are both metal and have attachment for flex hose already attached...(Just a thought.)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/66-67-Chevel...item212dc1d665
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paint them black . not sure they make chrome ones or not.
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paint them black . not sure they make chrome ones or not.
True.

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Nothing interesting to report, just doing nitpick Biscayne and Bronco stuff to get bodywork squared away on those two. Nothing really standing between me and the finned Pontiac at this point. I finally used the MIG welder to extract some stuck bolts today, of course on the Ford. Phillips head tailgate striker bolts. Sometimes my impact can get those tough countersunk screws but not this time. Striker was toast anyway so I hacked it and used the setting for 1/4" plate to turn the stubs into red hot bolts with a new nut. Screwed out with a wrench.
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I finished the patch panels on Rodney's 56 Buick. Hung it from the floor temporarily.



I also drilled out and ground the spot on the inner framework.



Now that I have it out, I believe I will just make a new piece. It will be as easy to make it new as to clean and slick any portion of the origional piece.



Rodney had looked for a better hood to no avail so I know he will be tickled we could do this.

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Man John, you are the rust god for goodness sakes! You walk on water!


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This actually is a better hood than it looks. Not all pitted up other than the area between the inner framwork and the skin in front. When I cut out the metal around the patches it was really solid.

AAMOF. We welded the patches with my Hobart mig turned up to heat range three. Four is as hot as it goes. Had it not been good metal, We would have been blowin holes everywhere!

Welding hot like that sure does reduce the HAZ though.

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My five minutes was some fine tuning on the patch on my cowl. It is looking real good, a little more and I'll butt weld it in, maybe tomorrow.

I did some body work on the SSR at work, damn I dig that thing, would love to have one as a daily driver for sure.

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This actually is a better hood than it looks. Not all pitted up other than the area between the inner framwork and the skin in front. When I cut out the metal around the patches it was really solid.

AAMOF. We welded the patches with my Hobart mig turned up to heat range three. Four is as hot as it goes. Had it not been good metal, We would have been blowin holes everywhere!

Welding hot like that sure does reduce the HAZ though.

John
Exactly, that's why I do it. Hot and fast, wham bam.

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