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Old 03-21-2014, 05:52 PM
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Well, now I've gone and opened a can of worms.









I got 2 side plates tacked in place and had to get that lumpy firewall out of there.
















A little work with some fire, hammer and dolly and I got the top corner to give a pretty good blend.












MegaSpeed car show tomorrow. It's been a long, cold winter so I could really use a good fix of hot rods.

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:23 PM
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very proud of this job and the last two jobs in particular. These last two jobs have been some of the best work we've put on insurance jobs and all the painters that have been here have 20-30 years experience. The old-old painter can make it look like this but it would take forever. What fools to look down on the body tech when given the chance he can actually paint better than them.

Anyhow, it must be said that the weather is in my favor in terms of orange peel and being able to spray it wet without runs, but there's no excuse for bad prepping and buffing!

A couple nibs and light trizac 3000. This was before buffing.



this is what really made me proud. I've worked at many places and seen these things look like dog poo by guys with more experience than I have living on this earth. No paint formula for the F-9 trim code so I had to pick a chip and tint it. I only tinted one with clear coat with 25% flattener and decided it just needed a little more. The next couple tints were just base to get the color right. Needed black but it needed so much that it muddied the color too much so added pearl. On the second coat of clear I had to add more clear cause as it was flashing it looked perfect but knew when cured it would be too dull. Lot of work for these stupid claddings.



not perfect but there was time constraints.



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Somehow, somewhere I made a mistake ( or two ) that refused to be erased.

Number one mistake, I didn't listen to Deadman and toss my door in scrap yard.

I am starting small, l might end up with a Brain gangster cab before the night is over. So, Step one, cut up hinge, fit door and rebuild hinge. This hinge is bent and I hope fixing the pin caused the problem. The door does fit, just not with the hinges, I can hold it there and make it fit by hand.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:11 PM
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Well, now I've gone and opened a can of worms.









I got 2 side plates tacked in place and had to get that lumpy firewall out of there.
















A little work with some fire, hammer and dolly and I got the top corner to give a pretty good blend.












MegaSpeed car show tomorrow. It's been a long, cold winter so I could really use a good fix of hot rods.
LOL,I had the same delema...How much time would it take to weld up all the holes put in the fire wall over the past 60 yrs plus filler time vs 5-10 hrs to replace the whole thing AND have it nice and smooth not only the holes look bad theres knock outs for more that look like the ones a metal electrical outlet box has (ugly) ..... I'm replacing mine too heck theres only about 50 welds on those lips. I'm keeping the vent scoop though its too cool lookin when its up ,I might even run some duct work from it too the air cleaner if I can get it to look right,maybe with two ducts.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:30 PM
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by all means, get a porto power. There's a million ways to use them.
even a farmers jack is very handy for light stuff like spreading 1/4s just be carefull not to push out the good 1/4s gap ,as long as you place in the right spot and watch both ends carefully...just remember those things push at both ends so ifyou only want to push from one side the base had better be placed at something more solid than what you want moved
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:10 PM
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I have ben an insulin dependent Diabetic since 1980 pills before that ,,so you can live almost a normal life with it ,just kinda watch what you eat,
We all don't have a choice of course and maybe I won't in the future but right now, I am going to kick it's ***!

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Form this to this. A good night all and all. One done one to go. Next one easy, just file out the hinge holes 1/4 inch.
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ALL true,,,but that greasy finger print is driving me crazy.....LOL,I'm only kidding you Puggs you can stop looking for it....
I found it, it took forever. Its a skull and crossbones not a finger print. Talk about tempting fate putting that skull on an over size BBQ spit.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:35 PM
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We all don't have a choice of course and maybe I won't in the future but right now, I am going to kick it's ***!

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I belive it for you ,just don't claim it,
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Seems that there are quite a few of us on here with the ol' "blood test kit" handy.

And I absolutely HATE stcking things into myself. So far I am at the "pills + watch what I eat" stage. (and do the blood test thing a few times a day!)

My doctor, who can be a tad sarcastic on occassion, had warned me that I was "pre-diabetic" a few years ago and told me that "pre-diabetic" is "doctor talk" for "fat". She told me that if I would lose about 40 lb I could avoid the full-on diabetic thing.

Of course I listened to her as well as I usually do, so now, here I am, sticking myself in the finger and using the blood glucose meter. (sigh)
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:09 AM
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Seems that there are quite a few of us on here with the ol' "blood test kit" handy.

And I absolutely HATE stcking things into myself. So far I am at the "pills + watch what I eat" stage. (and do the blood test thing a few times a day!)

My doctor, who can be a tad sarcastic on occassion, had warned me that I was "pre-diabetic" a few years ago and told me that "pre-diabetic" is "doctor talk" for "fat". She told me that if I would lose about 40 lb I could avoid the full-on diabetic thing.

Of course I listened to her as well as I usually do, so now, here I am, sticking myself in the finger and using the blood glucose meter. (sigh)
I am really talking this seriously. I have JUMPED UP and am walking everyday after lunch and dinner. The walk in the evening is really nice with my wife, it is good all around. On the food, I am studying it, I knew nothing about what I was eating. So I am keeping a log and adding up all the groups and just getting a grasp on what it is I eat. Things are going well, I have no problems with laying off the bad stuff and eating more of the good, it's all yummy being I am a foodie I can fall in love with about anything. I'm not "overweight" by anyones standards, but we all have different points that we shouldn't go over. I hit that point and I am going to take it off.

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Old 03-22-2014, 06:58 AM
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Form this to this. A good night all and all. One done one to go. Next one easy, just file out the hinge holes 1/4 inch.
We are watching. Keep up the good work.

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today the wife gets her dream come true. The Mustang is leaving, but I don't want to just give away all the cool plastic bins the parts are in so I'll go behind the grocery store for cardboard boxes and start gathering parts and labeling what I can. Hopefully I can get back on my tank today. All I need to do is reshape the buck a little bit so the middle piece drops down a hair, then I can focus on finessing it and finally cutting and welding it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:22 PM
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We are watching. Keep up the good work.

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I learned two new words today ,,Yes Mamm .
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Come on now Dave, I don't remember seeing a photo of you, if I did I don't remember what you look like. Please tell me that isn't you!

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