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Old 05-06-2015, 09:57 PM
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My son and I got a few more parts removed from the body, I have started picking up stuff to make a rotisserie.

Tonight we went out driving the Rambler for the first time on the roads, he did damn good. It's still scary and weird though!

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Snappd a photo of Tech ridding his new bike ,,
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might be picking this up for under 400 bucks ,the 2.0L 4cyl has either a blown headgasket , or cracked head

might make a neat lil hotrod , might be down right scary with my turbo 353 in it though
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what a day. I've got this 40 merc where I cut out the metal around the nose to lower the body line/moulding and the boss doesn't want to go get me a bottle of c02/argon. He tried to make me feel like I was complaining. The welder set up now is a lame welder where the setting don't seem to change no matter what you do and it's running 100% c02. The worst part is, this car is one himself and his best tech supposively got the body lines right on a chopped car. I fixed everything they didn't, whether it was due to time or what, I fixed it and feel I should get a little back. I don't ask for much. Geez, I'm just asking for the gas that's pretty standard for mig welding. Man, sorry for breathing.

Should have taken the job in Sutter Creek. This trade is ridiculous at times.
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Woopeeeee! just finished getting the A/C back together and charged. The thermometer stuck in the center vent read 39 degrees.

I can live with that. It sat for about 56 hours holding a vacuum so I think we are in tall cotton now.

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might be picking this up for under 400 bucks ,the 2.0L 4cyl has either a blown headgasket , or cracked head
might make a neat lil hotrod , might be down right scary with my turbo 353 in it though

Um......that's NOT an S10. Chev engines don't run in Dodge stuff...
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Um......that's NOT an S10. Chev engines don't run in Dodge stuff...
cant find a cheap s10 around me , and the ones i can find are ext cabs starting at around 1k each for some really beat up ones
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Um......that's NOT an S10. Chev engines don't run in Dodge stuff...

Should be able to make it work ,,
just look at all the Brand X guys who run SBC
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Should be able to make it work ,,
just look at all the Brand X guys who run SBC

Yupper. Small block Chevy will run in anything.

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my day could have been better but there was something cool. I was installing hood hinges on a 40 Mercury and saw a barris customs badge on it. I think it was originally chopped there. Pretty cool. Anywho, this car is almost ready for primer.
I't s been a blast fixing these gaps. The deck lid, door, and hood weren't even shutting when it got to me. I got them all closing and opening pretty nicely.


Hopefully I get this pedal car partially welded up this weekend. I got the sides fitting pretty well with the top piece. Also have the metal to make a metal working station for hammering needs. Should be a cool project that's very useful.
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I uncovered the 72 alpha and started prepping it for epoxy. that's my helper Dave ,he's sanding all the surface and getting it cleaned up. while hes busy do ing that I started the filler work on all the bolt on sheetmetal. starting with the hood its been stripped ,treated with ospho epoxy primed and guide coated for a few months waiting for me to get some time for it ,it looked like hail damage all over the hood.I started out long blocking the guide coat to find the areas that'll need filler,WOW this is going to be a bit of work to get straight the middle of the hood looks flat like someone set a heavy box on it when it was being stored.
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a coat of z grip filler and a coat of ez sand finishing putty ,blocked 80-180 and finally 320 ready for final 2coats of unreduced epoxy done ready for paint shop. tomorrow I'll start the deck lid or boot as they would say. dave made some progress with the prep work also.
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a coat of z grip filler and a coat of ez sand finishing putty ,blocked 80-180 and finally 320 ready for final 2coats of unreduced epoxy done ready for paint shop. tomorrow I'll start the deck lid or boot as they would say. dave made some progress with the prep work also.
I'm not sure "boot" is correct terminology for a Italian automobile unless your British. I believe the Italian refer to that particular automobile part as a " decka lid da"

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what a day. I've got this 40 merc where I cut out the metal around the nose to lower the body line/moulding and the boss doesn't want to go get me a bottle of c02/argon. He tried to make me feel like I was complaining. The welder set up now is a lame welder where the setting don't seem to change no matter what you do and it's running 100% c02. The worst part is, this car is one himself and his best tech supposively got the body lines right on a chopped car. I fixed everything they didn't, whether it was due to time or what, I fixed it and feel I should get a little back. I don't ask for much. Geez, I'm just asking for the gas that's pretty standard for mig welding. Man, sorry for breathing.

Should have taken the job in Sutter Creek. This trade is ridiculous at times.
It's much easier with 75/25 mix, but if the shop is tight, they're using straight Co2 to save money. Just crank up the gas higher, and forge through. But be careful, as it can burn through easier with straight Co2.
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I've never welded with straight C02 but from what I understand, yes, it's hotter. But I wonder how different it is? I would attack the job and see what you can learn using it. If you can overcome the differences, It'l just make you a better welder.

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