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Unread 05-07-2011, 09:44 AM   #1381
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BIG plans today!

First, I am fixing breakfast for the Old Lady! Slab bacon, cheese eggs, hash browns, grits, and pancakes. This is in prelude to tomorrow. Then we're picking green beans and digging more potatoes.

THEN, we will finish the fitting of the hood and fenders. I have to wallow out some of the holes to give the fenders the ability to move sideways... so they are flush with the tub. I am going to try and raise them a little so the gap between the hood and fender top is not so wide.

I can't remember what AJ called it (air file?? rasp?), a small, corrugated metal tool tip that goes in your die grinder for cleaning up holes... anyway, I gotta get one.

Then we will be cutting out some of the tub floor, placing stringers and reinforcing the areas where the body bushings will be making contact.

I test fitted the seat sliders/bases out of my 7 in Clay's 5. THEY DON'T FIT??? What's up with that? Is it because it is an aftermarket glass tub? Or did they never fit?? I can't use them at all so we'll have to fab up seat brackets, which Clay really won't mind doing.

Then Clay is going to fab up a base for my rear fold-and-tumble seat, which I will use as a seat for the porch of my shop. It will be on casters. Should be quite the redneck touch. Maybe I'll send it to MoC....................................NOT!

Man, it's a BEAUTIFUL day this morning. And my coffee is outstanding!
Rotary file, a carbide one. Got mine at Fastenal

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Unread 05-07-2011, 10:04 AM   #1382
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Scott,
Don't YOU call her the old lady!
I'm gonna tell if you do it again!
Get'er done man!



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Hey when did Beth changer her name? "Old Lady". Be careful there buddy you'll be writing poems from now on.

You sound like you're in a good mood. Make sure it stays that way. I am looking forward to all you dudes het gone today, you're wearin me out just reading it.
Yeah... you're right. I'm funnin' cause she ain't no Old Lady!! And I'm only good for one or two poems a year, so I think I'm done! Great day today.

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Rotary file, a carbide one. Got mine at Fastenal

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THAT'S IT!! Thanks, Bill.

Just some fun pics for the day so far.

Taters and beans harvested this morning.

Boys are trying to shoot the Chimney Swifts that make nests in our chimney. Fast little Buggers! I think they peppered the goats!! Gassed up Lizzie and pulled out of the shop. Wifey wants to go for a ride.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 12:18 PM   #1383
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I think we had Termites! Or Jeepmites?

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I am surely ready for something E-Z to do on this cotton-pickin' Jiip!

After squaring the tub on the frame, we were able to only mount two bolts. We were able to drill two more holes, but the bolt heads will not sit flush on the floor, they fall on a molded edge. No big deal... I'll notch it out and square it off with glass, and it will be perfect. I removed a small plug around the bolt head, the area I intended to square off, and exposed debris! Debris?? How did debris get between the layers of glass? So I removed some more flooring. Holey Moley... the factory wood is completely gone! It looks like termites ate it to pieces! Alright... I can handle this. I have built a couple of boats over the years. I can repair, replace, reinforce glass, but C'MON... I need to breathe.

If you are reinforcing glass with wood, JUST LIKE ALL THESE FG REPLACEMENT PART MANUFACTURERS, keep in mind that #1 Pine is great structurally, but doesn't give you crap for longevity. If you use untreated wood, the very least you should do is paint the entire piece with activated resin. BETTER, use Ash, and also paint it with activated resin. Ash has more resistance to moisture. BEST, IMO, is PT wood. I know an old guy that did hull repairs at a marina, and he told me PT and FG won't stick. The last boat I built I fished out of for 15 years, glass over PT plywood, with virtually no problems. So Humbug! I guarantee it will last longer than untreated lumber. Moisture will get through the body mounting points, especially if you play in the water. Page 282 of the new 4WD Spring 2011 catalog shows a pic of a FG tub, boasting the use of #1 Pine. Not 4WD's problem. It's the MFG. But you're gonna pay ~2 grand for that tub.

Sorry... I'll get off my soapbox.

Here are some pics of the process I used to remove the floor panel. My wheel on my die-grinder broke and hit me in the left cheek and tip of my nose. Blood was running down my face. My wife cleaned me up... just a couple of small scratches. Totally surprised me. WEAR FACE PROTECTION AND DON'T KEEP YOUR HEAD OVER THE CUTTING WHEEL!

First cuts...


Floor panel (plug) removed. Showing the completely and totally ruined/rotted/destroyed original pine! I don't know the tub manufacturer, nor do I know what year it was made.


Virtually, I vacuumed up the crud. I did not have to scrape or pry any of it. It was like dust and old paper. Glass has taken on the appearnce of the wood.


Showing the plug next to the hole. I cut through the tub in a couple of areas, but that is no big deal. We will be flipping it over and glassing/reinforcing in many areas.


Just showing how the plug will go back in the hole when we are ready. First, we have some wood work to do on our fiberglass tub. Wood work!? Sounds stupid! Essentially, it's a boat with wheels!



Gotta get back to the shop. I left Clay to remove the other side. Hope he ain't cut that joker in half!
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Unread 05-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #1384
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Another good thing about using pressure treated wood is that termites won't eat it. Take plenty of pictures with this glass work, I want to see.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 02:47 PM   #1385
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I'm with Jim...I want to see, too.

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Unread 05-07-2011, 03:06 PM   #1386
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Yep, I am interested in the glass work because a "stitch and glue" dinghy is one of those projects I want to try someday! <<< seriously

Oh yeah, those are not Chimney Swifts Scott, they are English Sparrows
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Unread 05-07-2011, 08:08 PM   #1387
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Yep, I am interested in the glass work because a "stitch and glue" dinghy is one of those projects I want to try someday! <<< seriously

Oh yeah, those are not Chimney Swifts Scott, they are English Sparrows
Dave- I have the boat plans for a Glades Skiff. Let me know if you are interested. It is a long, narrow shallow-water boat that is easily poled.

Guys, I will take lots of pics!
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Unread 05-08-2011, 06:21 AM   #1388
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Scott, impressive the way you keep plugging away on the tub. I would have thrown in the towel many moons ago. Seems like it's personal...no stinkin tub is gonna beat me...

As far as PT wood, as long as it's not fresh from the store and still wicking, it will work and last forever. Pull a piece of nice seasoned gray PT plywood from the porch and use it. Marine Grade plywood would be best, but that stuff has gone crazy expensive in the last few years.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 06:35 AM   #1389
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Scott, impressive the way you keep plugging away on the tub. I would have thrown in the towel many moons ago. Seems like it's personal...no stinkin tub is gonna beat me...

As far as PT wood, as long as it's not fresh from the store and still wicking, it will work and last forever. Pull a piece of nice seasoned gray PT plywood from the porch and use it. Marine Grade plywood would be best, but that stuff has gone crazy expensive in the last few years.
Thanks Jody. Good point on the wet PT wood. Hadn't thought to mention that.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #1390
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Shrinking metal

This is late and definitely after the fact, but I finally managed to upload a video to YT. This is a video of AJ shrinking the metal on Clay's windshield frame, using a torch and rag full of ice cubes. I had to shrink it down to 50% of its size so I could upload it. We have satellite out here with a limited amount of megabytes... too much use and my kids are bumped off, and they need it for school.

Since this is my first time using YT I may have screwed it up! If you attempt to view the video and it doesn't work, please let me know what I need to do to fix it!

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Unread 05-10-2011, 08:49 PM   #1391
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Scott the video worked great. AJ works pretty quick. Very interesting to watch that. Thanks for posting it.
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Unread 05-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #1392
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Yall are sure putting the love to that windsheld frame! I would have melted it for scrap a while ago. Good job!
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Unread 05-10-2011, 09:10 PM   #1393
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the whole time I was waiting for some to start talking and you hear "SHHH! THE MASTER IS AT WORK!"



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Unread 05-10-2011, 09:11 PM   #1394
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Excellent video Scott!! I've used this technique once or twice with success. Here is a great video that demonstrates what AJ was doing.

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Yall are sure putting the love to that windsheld frame! I would have melted it for scrap a while ago. Good job!
You and me both! Gotta love Scotts dedication!
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