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Old 04-01-2014, 01:21 PM
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this came back today. hahahaha
I paint nicer than that and I am a fridge tech spraying outside in the bugs and dust.

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So here's the next challenge. How to get the hard lines supported, plus make a point to allow attachment of the carb return springs. I haven't decided if I'll make this out of aluminum flat bar and have the pieces welded together, or cut it out of one piece. I'm leaning towards the flat bar, as it will be easier, and look cleaner I think. There's just nowhere to put a return spring, so this will support the lines with two insulated straps, and a hole drilled in line with each carb should make return spring attachment easy too!

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I paint nicer than that and I am a fridge tech spraying outside in the bugs and dust.
the boss says, "we're having a bad batch of customers." Yeah sure, that's what it is.
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"we're having a bad batch of customers."
I don't care who you are, that there's some funny $hlt.
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calculus, a crap ton of calculus................ I need to go get my hands dirty..
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Got the tunnel polished up.
It's a little wavy at the seams but won't be seen anyways.





















Finished welding up a quarter panel patch also.



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Looks darn good to me!

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the boss says, "we're having a bad batch of customers." Yeah sure, that's what it is.
Don't you just hate those customers who want smooth shiny paint? Just tell them it's a new era rat rod!
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Got the tunnel polished up.
It's a little wavy at the seams but won't be seen anyways.
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Looks good enough to leave exposed to me! A shame to cover it when it's done!
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I don't care who you are, that there's some funny $hlt.
Yea because we all know there are NO GOOD CUSTOMERS! Never have been never will !! LOL………

Oh my
Oh my goodness!

Whats next from that man? I hate to say it, but some days, your boss is like
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[QUOTE=123pugsy;2238690]Got the tunnel polished up.
It's a little wavy at the seams but won't be seen anyways.


Finished welding up a quarter panel patch also.

Pugsy,, are you using a stick on that? Like a manual TIG? Like the stainless guys do?
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Got the tunnel polished up.
It's a little wavy at the seams but won't be seen anyways.


Finished welding up a quarter panel patch also.

Pugsy,, are you using a stick on that? Like a manual TIG? Like the stainless guys do?
Second question. What are you cleaning it up with to get such a nice clean looking piece after you grind your welds.

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Don't you just hate those customers who want smooth shiny paint? Just tell them it's a new era rat rod!
I learned a long time ago the customer is ALWAYS right, that is all there is to it. They may be unreasonable like expecting their Suburban doors to fit flawless and better than the other side of the car but they seldom if ever make anything up.

It may be minor as heck on some wore out old turd that I wouldn't even think for a second about it if it were my car. But SOMETHING isn't right, and they are right, as they always are.

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Brian, can you post a pic and change that selfie out for us?

Yea, the customers are all good customers. Even the ones that smell bad and bug me think they are my friend when I leave. Some of those people refer me for the best jobs I get. And if they only knew…. The hardest is when they show up at my house with coffee on Saturday morning, sometimes I just tell them, "Well, come back when you can stay longer" Like 10 minutes after they show up. LOL……. no one has called me on that line yet, but they leave.
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the boss says, "we're having a bad batch of customers." Yeah sure, that's what it is.
With an attitude like that, you probably won't have to worry about seeing those particular customers (or their friends) again
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