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Old 12-30-2013, 06:56 PM
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putting together a figerglass top for a 1962 Corvette. Man, such a poor design. there's literally no structure around the plexyglass so the glass wants to pop out every second. the rubber is no fun to line up with those moulding and holes for the so called "structure". I've elected to line up the rubber with temporary screws and clips so it doesn't shift on me when the glass went in. I'm hoping the trim will strengthen it up a bit so the glass doesn't want to pop out. Funny how the boss puts on knuckleheads to do this and they wasted days on it now and me the and the old man are putting hours in it and it's even tough for us. The boss will never learn that these knuckleheads don't save him money, they cost him!

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I actually spent a few hours cleaning the garage.
I needed to make room for a blasting cabinet I bought myself for Christmas.
I can now walk all the way around my car!!!

But I still can't see my work bench yet.
i did some more cleaning/organizing this morning

started building another pair of disc golf basket out of truck wheels
i have about 4 or 5 more to go

lots of odds and ends projects i need to get wrapped up
i am really good at starting projects, but not very good at finishing them

here is what they look like when done vs. store bought
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:21 PM
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Pulled the moon tank back off my Falcon, and skeletonized the brackets. Then drilled a bunch of "lightening" holes in the mounts just for looks.


Got the headers back on today, and the exhaust system all buttoned up.
Need to get the driveline loop fabricated and installed, and the mechanical winter list is done. After this is body work, which I really am not fond of.
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Pulled the moon tank back off my Falcon, and skeletonized the brackets. Then drilled a bunch of "lightening" holes in the mounts just for looks.


Got the headers back on today, and the exhaust system all buttoned up.
Need to get the driveline loop fabricated and installed, and the mechanical winter list is done. After this is body work, which I really am not fond of.
I hear that (bodywork) but mine's not going in for paint for a while. Gotta get the old beast mechanically fit first, LOOONG WAY OFF YET!
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:43 PM
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I got out to the truck tonight finally. I need to put holes in the inner door so I can get to the bottom of the window channel. I need to move the bottom of the channel out a little bit because the top of the window will be coming in a little bit being the pillars on of the roof were racked out. So it was perfect to put the hole in the passenger door where there was a bunch of holes drilled for a speaker by a craftsmen in the past.



So after a little hole punching and trimming this is what I have.



I ordered a couple of new tips for the jewelers torch, I have been using a 5 which was the largest I had, so I now have a 6 and 7 on the way. I also found that there are .030 welding rods for TIG and I will pickup some at the welding supply when I go to get my bottle filled on the 2nd, (wish they were open on the first when I am off). I brought in my test panel today and discussed my welding with my mentor and hopefully his tips will lead to a little better weld.

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Old 12-31-2013, 05:29 AM
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I got out to the truck tonight finally. I need to put holes in the inner door so I can get to the bottom of the window channel. I need to move the bottom of the channel out a little bit because the top of the window will be coming in a little bit being the pillars on of the roof were racked out. So it was perfect

I ordered a couple of new tips for the jewelers torch, I have been using a 5 which was the largest I had, so I now have a 6 and 7 on the way. I also found that there are .030 welding rods for TIG and I will pickup some at the welding supply when I go to get my bottle filled on the 2nd, (wish they were open on the first when I am off). I brought in my test panel today and discussed my welding with my mentor and hopefully his tips will lead to a little better weld.

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Very nice work Brian. The beauty truly is in the details.

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Thanks John, usually it only takes a bit more time to do make a big difference.

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I'm at work now twisting up some metal for the trunk.
Nice when the shop is empty and no one is in the way.

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Nice when the shop is empty and no one is in the way.

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Good to see you back in the shop. Keep the pictures coming. Looks great!

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not a mechanic but man, I've been reading so much on this stuff because my car is acting funky. I remember the old mentor of mine once told me, "To be a good mechanic, you have to know how to read, follow instructions, and get a little experience under your belt. To be a good body tech you have to have the talent to do it. Don't waste your time if you don't have the talent and patience." He was a straight shooter. Always talked the talk but always backed it up with his work, and I think that's important. Anyhow, I'm dying to get to the bottom of this issue with my car but will wait til later this week when I'm at work with the tools to diagnose everything. Now it's basketball and old downtown for a fireworks show with the baby. They have two different fireworks show too. One for family at 8pm and one at midnight for all the drunks and gang bangers-lol
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not a mechanic but man, I've been reading so much on this stuff because my car is acting funky. I remember the old mentor of mine once told me, "To be a good mechanic, you have to know how to read, follow instructions, and get a little experience under your belt. To be a good body tech you have to have the talent to do it. Don't waste your time if you don't have the talent and patience." He was a straight shooter. Always talked the talk but always backed it up with his work, and I think that's important. Anyhow, I'm dying to get to the bottom of this issue with my car but will wait til later this week when I'm at work with the tools to diagnose everything. Now it's basketball and old downtown for a fireworks show with the baby. They have two different fireworks show too. One for family at 8pm and one at midnight for all the drunks and gang bangers-lol
You need to give the mechanic the respect you ask for yourself. It is like most any other trade, a master is a master because they are a master, not because they can read well.

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I'm at work now twisting up some metal for the trunk.
Nice when the shop is empty and no one is in the way.

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Yes it's very nice to see you doing your beautiful work.

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I played around most of the day,, But did start to fab up the ladder bars for the 57..

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not a mechanic but man, I've been reading so much on this stuff because my car is acting funky. I remember the old mentor of mine once told me, "To be a good mechanic, you have to know how to read, follow instructions, and get a little experience under your belt. To be a good body tech you have to have the talent to do it. Don't waste your time if you don't have the talent and patience." He was a straight shooter. Always talked the talk but always backed it up with his work, and I think that's important. Anyhow, I'm dying to get to the bottom of this issue with my car but will wait til later this week when I'm at work with the tools to diagnose everything. Now it's basketball and old downtown for a fireworks show with the baby. They have two different fireworks show too. One for family at 8pm and one at midnight for all the drunks and gang bangers-lol
Hmmm? The next time I get a Mercedes in with a automatic air combined with the hydraulic automatic suspension system thats a intermittent problem I'll give you and your mentor a call. Maybe you'll be able to use some of your talent to help me out. Sometimes just having a little patience and book learning just isn't quite enough.

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not a mechanic but man, I've been reading so much on this stuff because my car is acting funky. I remember the old mentor of mine once told me, "To be a good mechanic, you have to know how to read, follow instructions, and get a little experience under your belt. To be a good body tech you have to have the talent to do it. Don't waste your time if you don't have the talent and patience." He was a straight shooter. Always talked the talk but always backed it up with his work, and I think that's important. Anyhow, I'm dying to get to the bottom of this issue with my car but will wait til later this week when I'm at work with the tools to diagnose everything. Now it's basketball and old downtown for a fireworks show with the baby. They have two different fireworks show too. One for family at 8pm and one at midnight for all the drunks and gang bangers-lol


A LITTLE talent and your a mechanic i think not.

a little talent you can get a job at Maco ,but that doesnt make you a painter or Bodyman either,
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