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Old 04-19-2023, 07:26 PM
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Cruisin' right along, back window tacked in, pulled back about 1" at the bottom, and left side sail panel tacked in, started on the other one. Nice thing about this mild chop is that I don't have to add any new metal, just trimming and refitting what I cut out.

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Old 04-19-2023, 09:55 PM
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You Sir do very nice work! Going to look great
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Old 04-20-2023, 10:24 AM
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I looked at your tape lines and my head blew up. Now this!!!

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Old 04-20-2023, 12:12 PM
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The pace at which you can do something like this is incredible to me. Great work once again, Charlie!

This car is going to be another knockout.
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Old 04-20-2023, 02:39 PM
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Killer work as usual!!! I have never chopped anything of this nature, I know it's a lot of work and you are making it look easy
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Old 04-20-2023, 03:41 PM
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I love watching you manipulate metal
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Old 04-20-2023, 04:37 PM
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Fine job!
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Old 04-20-2023, 07:26 PM
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Thanks guys, it's not job when you like what you are doing.... Got it all stitched back together today.
It's not all sunshine and baskets of puppies tho... lots of grinding and hammering to do yet plus plugging all those little pinholes..

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Old 04-22-2023, 09:24 AM
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It is a lot of work, but if you like it, it's great work. And it's really satisfying when you get finished to say, "I did that!" Keep going!

I'm thinking seriously of Tig'ing mine when I do it to reduce the amount of grinding and pinholes. I bought fingertip controls for my Tig that I am going to practice with prior to starting. I will likely tack it with Mig and weld it with Tig.
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Old 04-22-2023, 10:11 AM
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It is a lot of work, but if you like it, it's great work. And it's really satisfying when you get finished to say, "I did that!" Keep going!

I'm thinking seriously of Tig'ing mine when I do it to reduce the amount of grinding and pinholes. I bought fingertip controls for my Tig that I am going to practice with prior to starting. I will likely tack it with Mig and weld it with Tig.
If you have a Tig and the know how, you can save tons of work. Thing about the Mig is that the weld is harder than the metal you're welding, so it is tougher to sand it down - plus you have better heat control with the Tig and it's less prone to cracking when hammering it out.
But I'm a cave man, always doing it the hard way....
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