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Unread 01-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #2071
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pretty cool how flat you were able to get that panel

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Unread 01-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #2072
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Nice work Jim! I have been planning to use that method on my hood. Excellent to see the results were what was expected.

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Unread 01-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #2073
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Great work on fixing that bulge Jim. I should have sublet my bodywork to you.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 07:33 PM   #2074
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Thats just great work Jim, seems like every time I look at your thread I learn something. your latest bodywork adventure is no exception.

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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:06 AM   #2075
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Master Lim... You velly good. Do good wok. Maybe nex time we hep. Velly good.

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Thanks Scott. I wish you would come and help me! I'll save some fiberglass work for you.

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Switching gears sure helps staying motivated!

DANG, Scott beat me................
Thanks Dave. The reason I worked on this instead of the frame was a ruptured disc. I could sit down and work on this and that kept me from laying around the house. See getting older come with certain things, at least us old guys can learn a few new tricks.

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pretty cool how flat you were able to get that panel
Thanks John. It really surprised me at how well it worked.

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Nice work Jim! I have been planning to use that method on my hood. Excellent to see the results were what was expected.

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Thanks Paul. It might work even better with two people since one person can use the torch and the other do the hammering.

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Great work on fixing that bulge Jim. I should have sublet my bodywork to you.
Thanks Mike. I'll trade you body work for electrical.

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Thats just great work Jim, seems like every time I look at your thread I learn something. your latest bodywork adventure is no exception.

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Thanks Bill. I'm learning things too. I've heard about doing this and talked to the my body shop friend about it so thought I'd give it a try. I figured the worst could happen was need to cut it all out and start over.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:25 AM   #2076
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You know what, AJ did this to Clays windshield frame. I just remembered.

Take care of your back.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #2077
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You know what, AJ did this to Clays windshield frame. I just remembered.

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Ruptured disc?? Yikes! I feel for you, Jim. You need some help?? I'll send BIll over! I hope you mend quickly. Funny how that happened once you hit maturity!!! We will keep you in our prayers, Bro.


AJ did shrink the metal on Clay's windshield frame. He did the same thing Jim did... only variation is that he put ice cubes inside a rag and wiped it over the heated areas., and he had a small body hammer when needed.
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Unread 01-24-2012, 06:45 AM   #2078
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I finished reading through your thread last night Jim. Great work! Its amazing watching a master at work. Hope your back feels better, I can sympathize!
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Unread 01-24-2012, 08:53 AM   #2079
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I hope your recovery is faster than my crushed disc took to heal, Jim. It happened when I was in my early 30's and I was out of action for harder work for over 1/2 a year. Recovery after that was slow, but 20 years later the pain and lack of mobility is just a old memory. I'm as good as new, still (lol), and some days when I think about my injured back I would rather donate a live organ or go see my dentist and sit through repeated root canals without pain killers rather than heal from a crushed disc again.

I've found that keeping a regular campaign of walking/hiking has helped my back stay the way it should.

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Unread 01-24-2012, 02:20 PM   #2080
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You know what, AJ did this to Clays windshield frame. I just remembered.

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Yep I remember the video Scott posted of AJ doing that. Thanks on the back Bill.


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Ruptured disc?? Yikes! I feel for you, Jim. You need some help?? I'll send BIll over! I hope you mend quickly. Funny how that happened once you hit maturity!!! We will keep you in our prayers, Bro.


AJ did shrink the metal on Clay's windshield frame. He did the same thing Jim did... only variation is that he put ice cubes inside a rag and wiped it over the heated areas., and he had a small body hammer when needed.
Thanks for offering Bill for his hslp Scott. Maturity sounds so much nicer than old age.

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I finished reading through your thread last night Jim. Great work! Its amazing watching a master at work. Hope your back feels better, I can sympathize!
Thanks for the kind words and well wishes on my back. There's allot of chit chat to read through on here but that's to be expected from a bunch of guys like us. We all try to do our best to be helpful though. Hope you found some things to be helpful.

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I hope your recovery is faster than my crushed disc took to heal, Jim. It happened when I was in my early 30's and I was out of action for harder work for over 1/2 a year. Recovery after that was slow, but 20 years later the pain and lack of mobility is just a old memory. I'm as good as new, still (lol), and some days when I think about my injured back I would rather donate a live organ or go see my dentist and sit through repeated root canals without pain killers rather than heal from a crushed disc again.

I've found that keeping a regular campaign of walking/hiking has helped my back stay the way it should.

Good luck.
Thanks Jim. I look around while I'm trying to recover from this and see all the things I wish I could be doing. Things I've put off and thought there'd be a better time. But I know better than to tackle it right now. I had this same thing happen about 3 years ago but it was far worse then. You're so right on the staying active too Jim. I try to walk every day if only 1/2 mile. I also have stuck to a regiment of stretching that's supposed to help but just did the wrong thing in the shop the other day.

It's getting better but it's slow progress.
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Unread 01-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #2081
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hope the back doesn't slow you down too much and best wishes for a speedy recovery
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Unread 01-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #2082
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hope the back doesn't slow you down too much and best wishes for a speedy recovery
Thank you. I know you know all about needing to take time away from work to recover.

I just couldn't stand to not do something today! I have been looking at one of my C-pillar tie-ins and it wasn't sitting very straight. It bothered me every time I looked at it so today I decided to cut it off and make it right. It was just tack welded in place so that wasn't so bad but I did have to sit the tub back on in order to line it all back up, which I did.

Then I wanted to make some gussets to help hold them to the frame so I cut some of those out and welded everything solid. That part is done. I've got a few more welds to make after turning the frame over and it will be ready to put a finish on.

There's no rot anywhere on the frame and it's straight so it's a good candidate to keep for a long time. I can get it hot dipped galvanized for $150.00 and am seriously considering doing that. I will need to sandblast all of the paint off that's on it but that's not such a hard job. After getting it dipped I also want to paint it flat black. I've been researching this and made a call to PPG paint to see what they had to say. I found out they recommend their Omni 170 epoxy primer, which I've already been using on everything else. I can go over that with whatever I want as far as paint goes and there's several good frame paints to pick from.

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Unread 01-28-2012, 03:23 PM   #2083
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Unread 01-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #2084
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Ah more beautiful work! What are you using to set the tube on and off with? I used two enjine hoist when I did the tub sway, but it wasn't as easy as I'd liked.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #2085
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Ah more beautiful work! What are you using to set the tube on and off with? I used two enjine hoist when I did the tub sway, but it wasn't as easy as I'd liked.
I've got an old forklift that I use for heavy lifting like that. Something I need for my business anyway and it sure makes these kind of jobs easy for me to do alone.

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