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Old 03-07-2014, 08:20 PM
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I think I did also ,trying different patterns the one to math seats really don't do anything for me ,it might look better when I out cross lines and te dip on it,,still experimenting,
That is part of the fun. That and critiquing what everyone else has done.

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Got my Rambler's stereo mod almost finished up tonight.

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Went to work this morning and bent up a couple of new rocker panels.









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Old 03-08-2014, 11:08 AM
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Got my Rambler's stereo mod almost finished up tonight.

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When ever I do anything like that, I have to tack it together with 1/16" stick and then drive almost 20 miles to my buddy's to use his .023 wire feed. Glad he has it though.
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I am so thrilled that I still have my MIG from my shop, it is a nice 220 amp and does everything I could want.

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Went to work this morning and bent up a couple of new rocker panels.









What kind of equipment and SKILL do you have to bend up rockers with a curve in them....

It blows me away what you make. They look like NOS parts...
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What kind of equipment and SKILL do you have to bend up rockers with a curve in them....

It blows me away what you make. They look like NOS parts...

Actually, it blew me away when I ran them through the shrinker and all the intermediate bends followed around as well. The shrinker is a hydraulic Baileigh unit, but I adjusted the mock up on my manual shrinker and stretcher at home so they would work as well.

I really was not expecting that to happen. I would have thought a whole different process would be required or made out of more pieces would be required.

It was a great surprise.
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I got the floor and rocker panels cut out today.

Sweet.




















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Trying to re-open the Toy Shop. New landlords again and thought it was going to be moving time once more. Haven't been able to get into the building since December because of over 4' of snow/ice and its remote location. The other occupants are gone. New, new owners finally agreed to a one year lease.

I had a 4wd plow truck back to the entrance today. Got the fence and entry door open. Snow shoveling isn't in my work habits anymore. Four heart attacks kinda slows ya down.. Had to get in the building to use the larger plasma cutter to remove broken studs/drill bits out of a 3.4 chevy head that a customer had brought in. Moved the two 64 Impalas around and made room for a 67 SS Chevelle that is scheduled for getting a big BBC engine when it gets out of paint next week or so..

Maybe get back to the Stude next week..Been Jonesin for the old gal. Gotta finish the mold for the front headlight/grille panel. Then finish the radiator/fender support from 1" aluminum tubing..
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I think I did also ,trying different patterns the one to math seats really don't do anything for me ,it might look better when I out cross lines and te dip on it,,still experimenting,
x2. Way nicer before. But I wouldn't cover up those nice doors. But I said that about your floor, and now i like your carpet. And your seats.

Heck I just want to trade trucks.
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[QUOTE=123pugsy;2181241]I got the floor and rocker panels cut out today.


Pugsy, thats just mind blowing.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:11 PM
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I got the floor and rocker panels cut out today.

Sweet.
Pugsy, Am I missing something or did you just cut out a perfectly good floor pan? Please tell me it is rougher than it looks.

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Pugsy, Am I missing something or did you just cut out a perfectly good floor pan? Please tell me it is rougher than it looks.

John
Nope, the braces you see are solid as a rock.

Just the edges were rough to heck and the rockers were some aftermarkets brazed in by the PO and not done too well at all.

Also, i needed to make a whole new tunnel and hump, raise the floor 1-1/2" so faster to start from scratch.

And the main reason is just so I could cut it up and make all the purists cringe. That really gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling, ha.















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Old 03-08-2014, 07:03 PM
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Nope, the braces you see are solid as a rock.

Just the edges were rough to heck and the rockers were some aftermarkets brazed in by the PO and not done too well at all.

Also, i needed to make a whole new tunnel and hump, raise the floor 1-1/2" so faster to start from scratch.

And the main reason is just so I could cut it up and make all the purists cringe. That really gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling, ha.
LOL, I understand totally. Thanks for the explanation.

Sometimes it is easier to make a new panel than to sandblast or otherwise deal with a panel that is even badly pitted.

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I got my Rambler stereo glove box almost finished and in primer but ran out of time.





I went to my bondo supply and found that everything had turned to crap so I went to the local McParts store and bought myself a pint. But check out the treasure it had inside, metal wire net with adhesive on it for rust repairs! John, you could have gotten a few 3'x20' Rolls and been done already!



In looking thru my stuff for paint and primer I found this can of Acme Lacquer from when I had my shop. Good times, good times. I shot hundreds of gallons of this stuff. LOL Good times.



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