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Old 12-16-2019, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Crankenstein View Post
My "stepfather" once had himself a nice, wavy hood on a nice Ford PU... it had a few hail dents before I got my hands on it!

Is your friend still alive? Did you meet him at the prosthetic clinic?

LOl . He was the kind of guy that if and when the old blade flew apart it would have missed him and hit some one else and then he would tell them they should have been more careful. I tried to explain to him the fact that even though it has a smaller motor the RPM of the angle grinder was WAY faster then a table saw would have been.
He wasn't buying it though.
Thanks for the "Soap on the disc" tip. dutch.
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Old 12-18-2019, 02:09 AM
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really fine work!
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:53 PM
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Thanks, joe!

Round 77.

As previously noted, some gorilla got his hairy mitts on a slide hammer and created this pretty little mountain range...

Nice job, Magilla.

Naturally, the row of peaks is not open from behind... so we fashioned a long, slim, wide, curved "dolly" to slip down inside the structure. (Sorry, no picture. I'll get one next time, I promise.)

The improvised tool allowed some hammer therapy, which helped the situation considerably, along with the magical shrinking disc. (Thanks again, dutch, for provoking the purchase. )

Last episode, I was whining about the pictures. (It has become obvious, several "hot" light sources, bare metal and random scratch patterns do not play well with a camera.) Today, I continued to struggle, but managed one good shot following a heavy session with 40 grit on the DA, some lights defeated...

Next, we addressed the gawdawful tail light holes. (You're welcome, Bill. ) Since these holes were torch cut by a drunken one-eyed epileptic, we decided not to make 12 flush fitting patches. We chose instead, to cheat with two large pieces from the backside. This is definitely a compromise and not the best way to do it, but we're willing to cut this corner, this time...

One last picture. The patches are fully welded and ground. We'll need a little filler (.060") to make the four eyes disappear. Though the angle of this shot exaggerates somewhat, the eyes are indeed crooked, both on a slant and the right pair are an inch lower than the left!

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Old 01-06-2020, 12:15 AM
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:46 AM
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It's coming together really good Doc.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:24 AM
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Wow! I wouldn't have believed you could get it that smooth.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:27 AM
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Ya done good for what you started with...
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:44 AM
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Thank you Doc.....and thanks for making the coffee come out my nose this morning! I had a good laugh when I got to your "one eyed drunken epileptic". You sure did a nice job of flattening out all those stretched slide hammer marks. That's up there with "Dutch" work!
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:31 AM
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Learned a lot from my mistakes....think I'll make a few more....
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:55 AM
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Super nice work Doc! Also glad those holes are gone.
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