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Old 08-22-2011, 03:13 PM
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Looking awesome Grant! How about some up close pictures of the fab work?
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:23 PM
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Looking awesome Grant! How about some up close pictures of the fab work?
I'll try to take some when I get up there. Anything in particular? I am bad about taking pics in general but I have been trying to snap a couple as I walk out before I leave. Helps when the phone works! ;-)
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:53 AM
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There's nothing specific I'm looking to see; just general examples of your fine craftsmanship that I can use as inspiration to get me through the day. I need someone to live vicariously through!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:22 PM
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There's nothing specific I'm looking to see; just general examples of your fine craftsmanship that I can use as inspiration to get me through the day. I need someone to live vicariously through!
Well Clint, brother, you are shit outta luck if ya wanna live vicariously through me!!!! My A.D.D. and day job have not allowed me to do $hit consistently for years! :-O

I keep wanting to go up there after the day job and work on it, but I find my Old 1950's fridge with 1/2 barrel and my son far too much fun instead!!!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:40 PM
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Tell me about it. My rate of progress is sooooo slow, especially now that I have a kid. You seem to get a lot done when you do work. I spend 90% of my garage time scratching my head. I'll quit distracting from your thread now. Hope to see more progress soon on this cool project!
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:47 PM
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Clint,
I'll tell you one thing, any time spent with your child is better than any day at the shop! They might get on your nerves, but worth every second.

I prefer to have my son with me at the shop but at the age of 7, he is worse than I am when it comes to an attention span!

I have more things go through my mind in a day than I could ever accomplish in a year!

I'll try to get more pics when I think of it and get time.

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Old 08-24-2011, 12:04 PM
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Here's another shot from the front. The engine is just in there for mock up. Not even sure if it is viable.

Gonna get another power plant though so it is a moot point.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:40 PM
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Awesome, Can't offer any help with these types of projects.. but all the same sure luv watching, learning and following them....


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Old 09-12-2011, 03:09 PM
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A little more progress this past weekend. I also landed a donor 1990 1 ton GM van. Has the TBI 350 and trans and everything else I should need.

I think I have a bunch of other people's crap for the next couple weekends but after that I will go full bore if all works out.
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I haven't had a chance to play with this in a while, but I did do a little bit more with this. I will attach a pic. I bought a brake to finish up some other panels. I just kick myself for selling my old sheetmetal equipment a few years back. Thought it would not see much use. I was wrong!

Here is a crappy phone shot.

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I have been trying to peck away at this as of lately. Here are some progress pics.

The first couple are of the roof after it was removed. It was stuck there from previous owner and it was awful.

The pics after that are of the B Pillar being boxed in. I had to remove the original wood before welding new skin on. There is a comparison shot.

Then there are pics of the front upper crossmember being replaced with newly formed skin. I put the dimpled visor on after all the metal was replaced.

The last few are of the long span of square tube being formed to provide the structural support for the roof. The countour came out perfect.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:05 PM
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Very nice progress. Every little bit counts. You can check a few things off the list!
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:41 PM
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:23 PM
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What I need to do is take some better pics to actually show in better detail what I did. My blackberry gives inconsistent pics at best. I bought my wife an $800 Canon last year and THAT is what I should be documenting with. Only problem is I can almost guarantee I would get grease or dust somewhere it isn't supposed to be.

Oh well... Hopefully I can make some more progress this weekend.

I have the donor powerplant vehicle in the back of the shop property just collecting rodents. I went out to start it after it sat for 2+months and it fired right up.
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Here was today's progress pics. I didn't get to do as much as I wanted as I spent a few hours buying more materials.

Got the perimeter of the roof welded in place. The tube contours perfectly with the original body lines. I also cut out the rotted skin above the passenger door and tacked the newly crafted piece in place. Visor is permanently welded in place as is the upper crossmember.


Last pic is of the stance and side profile. It is coming together but is a mother trying to weld in the patch panels where the metal is so damn thin. Of course the areas to be welded are vertical and overhead............
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Dude, that is my fishin' seat. This rig will double as a bass boat!
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Here are some shots of the skin on the top of the doors. It was bent up on a brake and it contours the window opening.
I also have a pic from inside looking at upper corssmember. You can kinda see the slanted look. It really turned out nicer than I thought.
I also finished welding up the new sheet above the door (part of the roof) from yesterday and then hammered out the minor warpage.

Lastly, I made a quick door panel out of some heavy gauge sheet. I rolled the right and left sides on the back side so that the panel would lie flush. It will eventually have upholstery throughout the interior so these panels will all be hidden one day...... My son did most of the rivetting so I have to give props to him for playing with me today. He never wanted to come up to the shop, but as of recent, he is really taking a liking to it. I give him a bunch of scrap sheetmetal and let him bend up different shapes and I'll weld them. He used the plasma cutter the week before. I even talked him into sticking his hand into the shower of sparks coming off the flap wheel!
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Very nice work, steady as she goes till your driving it. Keep the pics coming!
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Dude, that is my fishin' seat. This rig will double as a bass boat!
It's been 2 days since my last confession and still can't stop laughing ...

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