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Old 04-06-2018, 04:12 AM
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Pugs are you enjoying the event thing, hows that?
Yep. A bunch of great shapers in attendance. Kent White held a seminar on flow forming and power hammer use.

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Old 04-06-2018, 05:28 AM
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Yep. A bunch of great shapers in attendance. Kent White held a seminar on flow forming and power hammer use.
Aw heck, didn't know it was a shaper event and I never seem to know names that people think I should. Continue your enjoy!
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:53 AM
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I got out to the garage and finished welding up the gutter, damn I need to get back with it. It took me about 2/3's of the welds before I tuned in the MIG and produced some nice flat welds, geeez.

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Don't knock 2/3rds, I'm stuck with never. You guys that can fuse ocean liners together with a half-gone matchbook piss me off.

Footloose was having so much fun cutting off the fully welded back bumper off the 53 frame yesterday. Its bare now, I think. But don't you love how folks used to weld any step bumper to any truck, damn the proper brackets.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:58 AM
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I got out to the garage and finished welding up the gutter, damn I need to get back with it. It took me about 2/3's of the welds before I tuned in the MIG and produced some nice flat welds, geeez.

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Maybe practice on some scrap first ...
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Tags are due this month. It is hard to believe I have had it three years.

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I got this one from my Dad in1998 it had 180,000 on it (he bought it new ) and needed valve seals ,i replaced them and drove it until 334,000,a lobe went flat on cam but was still in fair condition other wise.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:21 AM
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I got this one from my Dad in1998 it had 180,000 on it (he bought it new ) and needed valve seals ,i replaced them and drove it until 334,000,a lobe went flat on cam but was still in fair condition other wise.
I remembered that it was your dad's and you and Kelley had gone through it. At least one vehicle in your stable will be a keeper.

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Old 04-06-2018, 07:29 AM
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Tags are due this month. It is hard to believe I have had it three years.

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Tag renewal time around here is "fun". My 2 trailers, 2 motorcycles and the roll back all come due in Feb, so I walk in the DMV with 5 slips and walk out broke. The 4 dd cars all come due in separate months, so that cost is spread out, but 9 yearly renewals gets spendy. All my classics have lifetime registration but are limited to 3k miles per year.
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Maybe practice on some scrap first ...
The problem was it was sooooo odd, I was welding 24 gauge metal to 16 (or thicker) at an odd angle and through a hole that sometimes was on the edge of the 24 gauge, it was not something you could easily practice. That's ok, that's what grinding discs are for.

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Old 04-06-2018, 07:36 AM
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Tag renewal time around here is "fun". My 2 trailers, 2 motorcycles and the roll back all come due in Feb, so I walk in the DMV with 5 slips and walk out broke. The 4 dd cars all come due in separate months, so that cost is spread out, but 9 yearly renewals gets spendy. All my classics have lifetime registration but are limited to 3k miles per year.
Hopefully at least it didn't take as long as at our DMV! My wife spent 4 hours there yesterday to register our sons Miata, FOUR HOURS! And others there had spent longer! She ran into an old friend who had been there since 11 am and didn't get to the counter until a few minutes before my wife did at 5!

I have said for years that if Toys R Us ran like your typical government agency like DMV it would be out of business......apparently it did! LOL

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Tag renewal time around here is "fun". My 2 trailers, 2 motorcycles and the roll back all come due in Feb, so I walk in the DMV with 5 slips and walk out broke. The 4 dd cars all come due in separate months, so that cost is spread out, but 9 yearly renewals gets spendy. All my classics have lifetime registration but are limited to 3k miles per year.
All of mine are due on my birthday (12 ) vehicles the 77 Z28 is in my wifes name so it is due on hers,,,,lol cheapes tag we get.
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I feel Martin's pain. I did a rear body on a volt or ionic, can't recall. Anywho, the tail light pocket where the assembly tech drilled holes into to get get the rear body out were a little big. The edges kept wanting to burn back. A nightmare. Had those holes been a little smaller it would have been a-ok! Since they were big a lot of heat was being built up by the time the nugget was ready for the outside edges. I had to trigger it to let the metal solidify in order to keep it cool enough to not want to burn away. There's a reason a lot of manufacturers are asking for 8mm holes, which are pretty small.
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18 gauge and thinner I like 6mm, 8mm if any layer is thicker than that.

I've left most of the contortionist welding on my '59 job's floor frame for after I lift the body off. Theres one small piece of one side of those rear seat area sections left to make and put. It would probably be OK to lift it now, and we figure the body ought to move forward a half inch from where it is now. No big deal, all the mounts can still float that far and I kept my rough placement of the few holes I did make in mind as I went. Heck I probably scooted it back centering it. None of that has to be finalized until I'm on a lift and its easy access to zero it all in. But I believe I'll want to tie floor frame to roof rails over the axle and get some 16 ga pans and well walls in first. Maybe weld up some of that and the trunk floor too. Pehaps I can rest easier now that all the floor frame work is tied together. Them finned land yacht bodies are floppy as a fish on a hot sidewalk.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:22 PM
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Mowed my yard today for this year, just finished at 7 pm,,started of good
But (there is that word ) we pressure washed the pontoon a couple weeks ago and the pressure hose got left out and i was mowing close to it and got it wrapped around all three blades before i could stop the engine,,and the pressure hose has braided stainless mesh wire inside
I tried everything I could think of but ended up cutting the hose in several pieces with a die grinder and 3 in wheel,,no saving it,,

But did get finished mowing before the storm that is moving in,
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Today I Juggled things around to be able to work on the firewall and cowl without parking the truck outside.

Did not have a lot of time but did start sanding the toe boards and lower firewall for some red SPI Epoxy. There is still grinding and finish welding to do. It will take me a couple of weeks at least.

John


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For the first time in a couple of months my son and I were able to get out to the garage today.

We had a very productive day in my opinion. We installed all new brake lines front to back. Put on a new master cylinder plus bled the brakes (great pedal).
For the first time in 7 years the Nova has brakes!!!

Just a couple more things left underneath and we can put in on the ground in prep for firing the motor.
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