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Old 12-31-2013, 11:59 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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Ran across a Jewelers torch set at HF today and are they proud of it at the tune of a buck and a quarter, makes me not want to cross the street
to AirGas to see what they want. After seeing your progress with the torch I gotta give it a try, never herts to add to your repertoire.
thanks for the posts Brian.

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Old 01-01-2014, 02:56 AM
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You're welcome Bill, I have to say I am getting a kick out of that little torch and what I am learning.

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You can tell I am hard pressed for something to brag on tonight.

I did spend some time cleaning up my filthy shop and made a cover for the bead roller drive motor. It needed to be done for both electrical safety as well keeping dirt and grit out of the plastic worm gear.

Five minutes spent in the wrong place.

John

John, I just gotta laugh every time I see a pic of your bead roller...Why, because it looks almost exactly like mine...A driveshaft welded to a wheel...but I do think I might just be a tiny bit more frugle than you...I don't use vise grips on the tensioner I welded a 1/4"x 3" bolt to it ,my visegrips are too valuable and are always being used to hold my car together or to roll up the windows...Is it possible to have too many vise grips???? We may never know...
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John, I just gotta laugh every time I see a pic of your bead roller...Why, because it looks almost exactly like mine...A driveshaft welded to a wheel...but I do think I might just be a tiny bit more frugle than you...I don't use vise grips on the tensioner I welded a 1/4"x 3" bolt to it ,my visegrips are too valuable and are always being used to hold my car together or to roll up the windows...Is it possible to have too many vise grips???? We may never know...
LOL, I have been going to weld a bolt on there for 12 years now. I don't get that done but I will plan to spend 5 years building a car no one except you and I would bring home.......Go figure.

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LOL, I have been going to weld a bolt on there for 12 years now. I don't get that done but I will plan to spend 5 years building a car no one except you and I would bring home.......Go figure.

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Your BelAir is in better condition than my GTO was. I had to replace the frame too...
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A few more pieces of trunk pan today.
Lots more to go. Didn't think that it would be such a big project.
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Got my '32 Hiboy for XMas!

Got my '32 Hiboy for XMas. Changed the oil, had a leak, thought it was the rear seal but just snugged up the pan bolts. Pulled off the wheels and cleaned and polished them. Wish it was warmer, can't wait till spring!
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Spent a few hours today fabricating a driveline loop for the Falcon, and installing it. I made it two piece, so I can drop the bottom half off if I need to pull the trans and it wont be in the way.
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Your BelAir is in better condition than my GTO was. I had to replace the frame too...
LOL, I am afraid to look at mine too closely. I know I have to replace the rear cross member. Probably will do that before I replace the trunk pan but I am hoping the rest is ok or at least salvageable.

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Got my '32 Hiboy for XMas. Changed the oil, had a leak, thought it was the rear seal but just snugged up the pan bolts. Pulled off the wheels and cleaned and polished them. Wish it was warmer, can't wait till spring!

Hiboys for Christmas??? Wow.

What kind Santa you got where you're at????
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I made a clutch and brake pedal mounting and hung the pedals. I also set up the throttle pedal. It was quite the job because originally the car had the pedals going through the floor. It was 10 above 0 F today and the wood stove in the well insulated garage kept it 70 degrees with no problem.
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I made a clutch and brake pedal mounting and hung the pedals. I also set up the throttle pedal. It was quite the job because originally the car had the pedals going through the floor. It was 10 above 0 F today and the wood stove in the well insulated garage kept it 70 degrees with no problem.
I have to do the same thing to the '53. How about some pics and maybe a little more information on how you did it?

Are you using a mechanical or hydraulic clutch?

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A few more pieces of trunk pan today.
Lots more to go. Didn't think that it would be such a big project.
That is friggin beautiful, damn I love seeing your work!

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Got my '32 Hiboy for XMas. Changed the oil, had a leak, thought it was the rear seal but just snugged up the pan bolts. Pulled off the wheels and cleaned and polished them. Wish it was warmer, can't wait till spring!
Boy! You must have been extra good last year! Congrats!

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Rumor had it that a '67 GTO was hiding in my shop, so I went to look for it today. I had gotten disgusted with it last May and walked away. It has been collecting junk ever since...





One of the things that keeps tripping me up is not knowing where to put stuff that is laying around. I have worn out perfectly good parts moving them around the shop for years because they are in the way. I had a bunch of garage art signs laying on the pile and decided to put them up and be done with it.





After I got the signs up, I started digging down thru the mess and guess what......I find 4 more !! I had stuff in that mess I didn't remember...





I put 2 of them up too but didn't take more pics. How many pics do I need of wall signs ??

3 1/2 hours later, I think there is light at the end of the tunnel. If I'm going to get started on this car, I had to dig it out and what better day then Jan 1...

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