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Old 10-15-2019, 08:17 AM
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Hmmm... only one pic showed up... here's the driver side.

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Still, not bad. The damage is not all the way to the edges, making for easy repairs.

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Old 10-15-2019, 11:38 AM
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They did mention 18 years of age for that.
Aw, bumz.

Give her a pack of Kools and a 40 oz malt liquor to make it up to her.


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Old 10-15-2019, 02:57 PM
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I think I'm committed to replacing the roof skin. ...or maybe just committed. I dunno.

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It is much easier to replace the roof panel than it is to patch it and Mus less welding and very little chance of warping the roof when you use panel adhesive on the sides and faster to...

I put a couple patches ( from doors back) in a 73 Torino GT a few years ago,,that will Never happen again,,good thing it had a vinyl top ,I lost count of the hours I spent on it and I done the work as a favor (free ),,a lot of welding and planishing ,with the double convex roof .
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It is much easier to replace the roof panel than it is to patch it and Mus less welding and very little chance of warping the roof when you use panel adhesive on the sides and faster to...

I put a couple patches ( from doors back) in a 73 Torino GT a few years ago,,that will Never happen again,,good thing it had a vinyl top ,I lost count of the hours I spent on it and I done the work as a favor (free ),,a lot of welding and planishing ,with the double convex roof .
That's pretty much why I went ahead and removed it. Too many holes, too many pits that would become holes. Some of them were directly above roof structure, with no way to access the back side. I'm all in on this part. Still on the fence about the driver side quarter panel, but I think I'm falling to the "replace it" side at this point. Cleaning up the remnants in the gutters and window channels is for tomorrow.
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Old 10-15-2019, 06:11 PM
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Nice shot, cozitswurthit man. I see now that the rails are made like a Camaro. You can see how replacing drip rails can make it a faster job if you're into that. My next thought in thinking that through is that the roof rails must have holes on the headliner side, for GM's spotweld tongs to zap those drip rails to the roof rail. That leads me to... possibly, technically, the conclusion that drip rails could be welded to the roof skin prior to installation. You'd drill through the old rail flange and with the new one up there, screw or cleco it from inside and plug weld it from the interior side.

Anybody able to follow that? In a drip rail damage or severe parts fit mismatch scenario, that could be helpful. Another advantage would be eliminating a skin weld that can't be gravity flooded with a brush. As does the bonding option. If it is even really possible to go that route. But just imagine tending your drip rail to roof attachment with the skin gently inverted and properly supported, on a bench and only burning epoxy on the drip rail flange and roof rail, way back away from skin faces.

See how that feline taxidermy goes? Lotsa different ways and I go for the weird ones. Pugsy sez my heart is in the right place though. Aw.

Speaking of catslaying I have a slew... nay, a veritable plethora... rather.... A whole raft fulla pics from work this evening. Including the spooky black Cat. The one with swim fins on it. Gonna take a little bit to render an episode. Plus an ancient Texan friend of mine keeps trying to get through to me. Talks for an hour if he does, but always calls during my commute. Might holler back but am kinda tired. Storms blowing in. Mmm, bed.

I thought about engines all the way home. Modern ones. If I hadn't put in a half dozen years at a Mercedes dealer I would probably join the rest of the HRFers in ignoring Pugsy's 400 HP (395) DD. But you all know better. I must poke at him with a stick about stuff always...

Pugsy, does it have HUD? Probably everybody here except me and you would turn it off and fuss about how they can't drive with that there. Like my family does. They are like Ack, make that go away! Pfft. I prefer carbs and also HUDs.

... and a full moon. Now it makes sense, don't it?


Thats about all the spunky retorts, blab, vocabulary exercises, sassmouth, backtalk, taunting, etc that I can muster until I ramblemember the rest.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:43 PM
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Got some work done on my selves in the garage and helped my son a bit with his Miata getting it ready to pull the motor.

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I had a lady stay with Barbara while I ran up to Steve's for a while. I did get the deck lid color sanded and mostly buffed. I thought I forgot my camera. I got home and couldn't find it...........until I looked in the truck.

I wonder who is going to stay with me?

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Old 10-16-2019, 05:02 AM
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No HUD, thank gawd......that would probably drive me nuts.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:26 AM
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I had a lady stay with Barbara while I ran up to Steve's for a while. I did get the deck lid color sanded and mostly buffed. I thought I forgot my camera. I got home and couldn't find it...........until I looked in the truck.

I wonder who is going to stay with me?

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You have offspring, that puts you in a better position than I will be in.

Saw a thing about robotic assistants already on the market the other day, and some robots that are coming down the pipe. Genuinely helpful, remarkably capable machines exist now and that technology in the near future appears to be on a course which can realistically help us humans muddle through as our abilities fade. At my age, I have hope that the technology will become mainstream and less costly in my time. Looks promising to me as I find myself asking the same question. There won't be anyone bound by a sense of family duty around to stay with me, period. Bleak. Never lose your ability to roll with life in good humor, it rubs off on folks.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:33 AM
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No HUD, thank gawd......that would probably drive me nuts.
Ha! You too? Pfft

It never interferes with vision and always keeps eyes on road. Spend some time with one and you'll end up wondering how you went your whole life without wrecking because reading a speedo takes your focus so far away from where it ought to be, for so long. Seriously, you have to refocus and that takes time. Brightness and placement are adjustable and I like to point it out when my puny old kid car has a bragging point vs cars that cost ten times as much or more. Neener neener!
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Got some work done on my selves in the garage and helped my son a bit with his Miata getting it ready to pull the motor.

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Y'know what would be just right for a Miata?



455. Same as anything.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:27 AM
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Hey Pugsy, guess what Pandora played for me today-

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Me, myself, and I were wondering if your self feels better.

(making sport of your typo, lol)

Had to wait until I was sure you couldn't edit.
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My project today was to get the gauge panel built for my '39. Nowhere near needing it, but I figured it would be a good change of venue today. I had a 1/4 sheet of 1/8" aluminum, so I marked it out to fit the 5 gauges inside the 4" x 12" dash opening. It was a tight squeeze, but made it in the area I had. I found studs on the backside of the dash, so drilled a pair of holes at each end of the panel, and opened up between them so I have a little adjustment to ensure it centers in the opening.



I got a set of white face gauges from Speedway. They had a similar panel, but wanted $130, and I figured I could make one and save a lot. Unfortunately my holesaws are not exactly gauge sizes! I only had to take about 1/16" off each side of the 2" gauge openings. But the speedo needed a 3 3/8" opening, and my kit has a 3" and a 3.5", so had to go 3" and spend an hour with a hand file opening it up to 3 3/8"! I marked the edge of the opening with a black felt marker so I could tell how much and where I was taking metal off. Helped keep it round, and avoid taking too much off.
I'm waiting for turn signal and high beam indicators, and they'll be added to the panel when they're here to double check hole size. Should be a way easier hole to make too!
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