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post #721 of 5422 Old 11-21-2010, 04:32 PM
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Scott. Sure was a pretty day in N Fl and your pics show it. Hood looks nice, smooth and solid. You're getting it done.

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post #722 of 5422 Old 11-21-2010, 04:39 PM
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Looks great Scott!

I learned a lot from an old mechanic growing up. He turned wrenches for Chevy, Olds, Saturn and Honda and it was amazing what he knew. The number one lesson I learned is don't run around his shop barefoot, he smoked like a freight train and could care less about burning cigarettes on the ground because he wore boots.

I think I stepped on four burning cigarettes while we were rebuilding the Powerglide one summer. I would scream, gripe at him and he would just smile and flick another cigarette on the ground

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The hood and fender are looking good Scott. Hey what's AJ got that he's mixing the bondo on, glass or plexiglass? Also what kind of sander is that?

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post #724 of 5422 Old 11-22-2010, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Scott. Sure was a pretty day in N Fl and your pics show it. Hood looks nice, smooth and solid. You're getting it done.
Man, it was a beautiful day, but I sure wish it'd rain for a 2 or 3 days! The hood does look good, but keep in mind that it's not MY work... credit goes to AJ. Hopefully, Clay and I paid attention!

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Looks great Scott!

I learned a lot from an old mechanic growing up. He turned wrenches for Chevy, Olds, Saturn and Honda and it was amazing what he knew. The number one lesson I learned is don't run around his shop barefoot, he smoked like a freight train and could care less about burning cigarettes on the ground because he wore boots.

I think I stepped on four burning cigarettes while we were rebuilding the Powerglide one summer. I would scream, gripe at him and he would just smile and flick another cigarette on the ground
That's one of those tough lessons! I've had one or two in my life. Probably didn't take long to pay attention to where you were stepping!! AJ told me and Clay to just watch... that he could show me better than explain. It was a tiring day. He kept telling me to rub my hand acroos the fender. I couldn't feel anything at first, but then I detected a slight, and I mean slight, imperfection. I would have left it and been happy. But it is good to understand the difference between quality work and "good enough". We'll aim for the quality.

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The hood and fender are looking good Scott. Hey what's AJ got that he's mixing the bondo on, glass or plexiglass? Also what kind of sander is that?

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AJ is mixing on a piece of plexiglass. He explained that you don't want to use anything porous as it absorbs the solvents in the plastic. That can cause curing problems. After he skimmed the fender and cleaned up, he "donated" the plexiglass to the Kerr fund! Along with a 900' stack of various and sundry sandpapers. Because, he said, I'd use it! The sander is a 4" (?) random orbital air powered HF sander... 39.99. Gonna have to get one! He also used some kind of high end air grinder that took a 6" disc. He used 36 grit on it with a very light touch. We found some leftover home brew putty that had caused Saturday's primer coat to peel. He made short work of it! Learned a lot.

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post #725 of 5422 Old 11-22-2010, 08:29 PM
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It's always been easier for me to learn by watching. Like I've told you before, if and when I get to Florida to visit you we need to plan on a good bit of time at AJ's house. I want to find out more about him!!

Glad to hear things are coming along and thanks for the info on the sander.
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AJ is priceless. I wish I had a cool nieghbor. You guys would not believe these people around here, well I guess 243 would. lol

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I can't believe how much you miss when you're offline for a day. You guys are Rock-N an Roll-N'!


I wanted to wish EVERYBODY a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Don't drink and drive. Remember, the highways are super crowded during this time of the year.

I have 4 days off.... hunting and Jeep and hunting and Jeep...

God Bless-

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I have 4 days off.... hunting and Jeep and hunting and Jeep...

God Bless-

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Same here except hunting in Jeep!

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Same here except hunting in Jeep!

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Glad to hear you got a break from work! Have fun in the woods.

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Hey Clay tell your dad to take some more pictures of the work being done. We want some updates.
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scott you've got to back to the other avitar pic. I keep getting confused.
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Looks like the fiberglass work is coming along great!

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scott you've got to back to the other avitar pic. I keep getting confused.
The squirrel pic??


Over the weekend, I took AJ south, to his old shop, to pick up a trailer load of machine tools. It was a wild and fast trip! Didn't get his mil or lathe, as they were made from some part of a Battleship! Got back home in time for Clay and I to throw a skim coat of Bondo on both fenders. Right now, I'm late for work... ya'll have a good day!

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scott you've got to back to the other avitar pic. I keep getting confused.
I was thinking the same thing. Kind of like Dave changing avatars a few months ago from the two hotties to his jeep; confusing for a while.


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The squirrel pic??


Over the weekend, I took AJ south, to his old shop, to pick up a trailer load of machine tools. It was a wild and fast trip! Didn't get his mil or lathe, as they were made from some part of a Battleship! Got back home in time for Clay and I to throw a skim coat of Bondo on both fenders. Right now, I'm late for work... ya'll have a good day!
If they are that big and anything like the equipment in our machine shop on base, the power is 3 phase, 460 volts. I can only imagine the power bill .

Scott; looking forward to pics of the jeep and a hunting report.
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I was thinking the same thing. Kind of like Dave changing avatars a few months ago from the two hotties to his jeep; confusing for a while.




If they are that big and anything like the equipment in our machine shop on base, the power is 3 phase, 460 volts. I can only imagine the power bill .

Scott; looking forward to pics of the jeep and a hunting report.


Yep... 3 phase. He will use a BuckBooster(?) to drop them down. They want your first born to run 3 phase lines out here.


I got home at 4:30 with the idea I was going to start working on fenders this afternoon. But Mama CHANged that... my wifey said we're putting up the tree. She and the boys are singing Christmas songs and decorating. Right this very second she is giving a lecture about throwing a ball around the room with ornaments... he he he... poor kids! I'm doing Jeep stuff! I have MY priorities straight!

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