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Old 08-27-2018, 09:51 PM
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Wow, awesome work! I'm looking at this with the reminder in my mind that you'll probably be cutting it again when you 'adjust' the roof. That's looking great!
Thanks! I won't be cutting into the middle of the top (I hope!) but I need to get it done first so the roof isn't so floppy when the 'adjustments' happen.

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I learned that tab trick from a neighbor long ago who was a packard man. He was one of the best body guys I ever got to watch do his thing. Along with leaving tabs on patch pieces, he showed me how to bend the tab up and then back down and it leaves the tab offset just enough to let the patch piece lay in the hole a little better.
They say there are no new tricks, just people who haven't seen them yet...

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Lookin' good.
I just noticed that this car doesn't have (traditional) rain gutters. Does the slight flair over the door serve the same purpose?
I guess it does, sure makes body work mods easier without them.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:54 PM
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Got back to work today and finished welding in the top insert. Went slow, hammered up or down any warps as I went, sanding off the weld bumps after each round of tack welds. Just some minor hammer and dolly work needed to finish it up later.

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Old 09-04-2018, 09:19 PM
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Top looks good ZZ.
Patience is the word of the day when welding body panels.


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Old 09-04-2018, 09:55 PM
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Top looks good ZZ.
Patience is the word of the day when welding body panels.

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Looks like you've done it a time or two
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:45 PM
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Very clean... Nice work!


I have always liked the saying "experience is what you get when you don't get what you thought you would get."
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:12 AM
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Man, that turned out sweet...
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:29 AM
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Boy... this is getting good........


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Old 09-05-2018, 08:54 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Time to jump into the deep end of the pool - here's a 'before' shot.



Marked for cutting, just 1" coming out of the A pillars.



The OMG WTF did I do moment



Fun job of the day, scraping off 80 year old tar sound deadener from the underside.



Just sitting in place, 1" out of the A pillars, hardly looks any lower

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Old 09-05-2018, 09:01 PM
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Cut a notch to drop the rear down 1"



Cut loose the rear window to pull it back



A pillars tacked back together.



Need to make a relief cut here to drop the rear of the roof down one more inch.

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Old 09-06-2018, 08:37 AM
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I wasn't expecting to see this one chopped
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