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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2019, 02:28:47 PM »
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A bit more on the guard
I've also rolled the headlights forward
 1 1/4inches.it happened by accident. I only had one screw in the bottom of the headlight rim and it fell forward over a few weeks. I noticed it looked meaner like that. So that's how this happened.
I've always thought that peak on top had to be longer so I smashed it in on the grass with hammer and bolster chisel. (old school) haha. I couldn't afford a sandbag at the time ,so I used nature one.
None of the guard is really concluded yet.
I like to get the mods close so I can get a good visual on the whole flow of the car, before finishing just in case I don't like it. Then I haven't wasted a whole lot of time.
 

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« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2019, 03:02:33 PM »
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Awesome pic's & explanations Waynos. I've got some major repair work on my FB guards coming up that I'm a bit hesitant about as I haven't done this sort of thing before - thanks for the inspiration Grin

Also, with the widening of the roof rear, how do you get the top of the door frame gutter to line up in a straight line? I noticed in earlier pics there was some tape running from the windscreen towards the back - did you slice along there to push the roof gutter out and then add a filler patch?

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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2019, 04:58:25 PM »
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Awesome pic's & explanations Waynos. I've got some major repair work on my FB guards coming up that I'm a bit hesitant about as I haven't done this sort of thing before - thanks for the inspiration Grin

Also, with the widening of the roof rear, how do you get the top of the door frame gutter to line up in a straight line? I noticed in earlier pics there was some tape running from the windscreen towards the back - did you slice along there to push the roof gutter out and then add a filler patch?

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John
I've never liked the bulbous  roof on a ute. As I have said I drove this car everyday for 2 years lookin at it. So I always wanted to pancake the roof which many say does not work. So pushing out the front of the roof to line up with the rear I thought would take some of that bulbous roof out. It did a little bit but I pie cut along  that masking tape line later on  to take even more of that bulbous roof line away. So what happened  was rain gutter stayed where  it was and 5/8 more came out of the roof and rear windscreen.

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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2019, 05:08:54 PM »
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You're going to have a soiree?
Black tie, bubbly, caviar, and the main act is a demonstration of sheet metal welding . . .
Sounds like a winning formula to me.
The handpiece says TIG to me, I am guessing.

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« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2019, 05:33:00 PM »
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You're going to have a soiree?
Black tie, bubbly, caviar, and the main act is a demonstration of sheet metal welding . . .
Sounds like a winning formula to me.
The handpiece says TIG to me, I am guessing.

Rob
Sounds good to me!  But black shirt instead of tie. We are gonna get dirty. And I mean dirty!

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« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2019, 05:40:38 PM »
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I don't have a mig at home. I only like mig for plug welds. Tig for everything  else.my tig, I can stick weld with if I need to make a table or something. I really have no need for a mig at home.
I have 14000 dollar migs at work.
I don't find a need to bring one home much.
My thoughts are if you're building a car buy a cheap tig and learn to use it. Instead of a cheap mig. That's just my opinion.

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« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2019, 08:39:56 AM »
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great work, gee there are some talented guys on this site, I am getting more inspired to get another FC every time I take a look at the site, I sold my last FC in 2004
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« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2019, 05:08:39 PM »
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Unstitched the quarter panel on the weekend. Good to see only one five cent piece size rust hole in the inner wheelhouse

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« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2019, 05:10:21 PM »
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Melting lead. Before quarter unpicking





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« Reply #49 on: January 29, 2019, 05:12:14 PM »
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This what's under the lead

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« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2019, 10:26:04 PM »
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Wow. That is what I call thorough.


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« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2019, 11:33:17 AM »
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Amazing work! Cant wait to see this one continue on. Wish i had the skills do something similar.

Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2019, 07:10:54 PM »
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Amazing work! Cant wait to see this one continue on. Wish i had the skills do something similar.

Keep up the good work.

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Mark
dont be scared.the skills can be learnt.
lots to learn on you tube these days.
this forum here has lots of members to help you.
i dont wanna die with everything people have taught me and what ive taught myself,
without helping or teaching anyone i can

im keen to teach anyone that wants to know
these skills are dying these days we gotta keep them goin
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« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2019, 08:56:53 PM »
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   trying to get time to finish this one soon l hope ,  ask questions is the best ,
   and this forum would have to be one of the most inspiring I've read .
  why not have a go l say   
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« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
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Awesome work Waynos
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« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2019, 06:43:59 PM »
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Thought I'd better finish the front repairs from the crash I had, before moving back on to the fun stuff. What went from a few rust patches in the front of subframe turned into the decision to replace it all.
Why risk it. It's normally about 1.5 steel. But I'm upping it to 2 mm. Guess if I run into something again there will be some more rigidity. 😂

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« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2019, 06:56:55 PM »
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   trying to get time to finish this one soon l hope ,  ask questions is the best ,
   and this forum would have to be one of the most inspiring I've read .
  why not have a go l say   

nice.
just looking at your inner guard the pressing is different to the ute.
thought they would be the same but obviously not.
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« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2019, 07:11:22 PM »
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I started making the inner skirt/guard too. Kept looking at k frame rust.
Thought I better get to that first.

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« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2019, 09:37:27 PM »
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Wow you move fast when on the job ...keep up the great work and keep posting the pics
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« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2019, 11:27:08 AM »
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Hey mate some great metal working skills there I am really enjoying this thread.

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