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  1. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Clean the glass, and lay your template on it, trace with sharpie, or crayon. 20200130_202041.jpg
     
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    Then the handy dandy glass cutter. Not teaching a class here, but not everybody knows how to cut glass, so this is for them. Anybody can do it, just takes a little finesse, and a $3 glass cutter lol. No it doesn't cut glass, it scores the glass, then you 20200130_202202.jpg break it on the score line.
     
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    Support the glass, i usually lay a towel under my glass on a piece of 3/4" plywood, but i was too lazy to walk out to the shop truck. Firm pressure, pull the cutter along the line, on the opposite side you marked on. 20200130_202342.jpg
     
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    Apply some heat to soften the laminate plastic between the layers of glass. Sometimes i use rubbing alcohol, but the release agent i carry to clean up urethane messes is flammable, so i spray it across the break and set it on fire. Fold the glass slightly enough to create a gap that you can run a razor blade in and cut away your work piece 20200130_203314.jpg
     
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    You (or should i say I) can't cut round corners. You can to a degree, but you have to finish up with a belt sander. I cut the bulk away and then sand. I don't own a huge belt sander setup, i buy cheapo belt sanders, always have. I do 95% of my glass cutting on site, old cars, box trucks, heavy equipment, so my belt sander is my buddy. 20200130_203930.jpg
     
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    Water water water! I'm using an 80 grit aluminum oxide belt. On the tops of door glasses where your arm lays, I'll finish with 120. 20200130_204117.jpg
     
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    When you mark your template, be sure you cut on the inside of your line.
     
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    Your choice when it comes to installing the glass. On something like a model A windshield i use black silicone, because it's encased in the flame, and if you ever need to change the glass again you'll be able to get it out. But on a piece like a wing window i use windshield urethane. If you have to change it you just break it and clean the channel out with a screwdriver :D 20200130_210836.jpg
     
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    Run a bead around the channel, and press your glass in! Get you a pair of rubber gloves first lol. A handful of single edge razor blades, and clean the squeeze over off of the glass. I spray the glass with window cleaner first to keep it from spreading. Not as bad as it sounds. (Note that i didn't glue this, I've gotta fix the latch first and i gave up for the night) 20200130_211531.jpg
     
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    My tank has some crud in it but it's not rusty, i think i can clean it up. Gotta get that done, it's amazing how fast that gallon jug runs out :rolleyes:
     
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    Thank ya brother! It's been a good day :D did you get anything done on the sedan today?
     
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    No. I had to work to pay for all this. lol. I was able to put my new engine stand together though. At least it's something.
     
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    Seems like that's all I've been doing! Felt good to work on my junk for a change. It's all progress brother ;)
     
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    Hey Lloyd, Nice tutorial on the glass project. Looks like you may have done that once or twice before (Duh, Lloyd's paint & glass):D. I probably would have stuffed in a piece of Lexan with J-B weld:eek:
     
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    I've done it that way many times lol, but that damn lexan costs more that glass!!
     
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    Yeah, but it looks like you've graduated from the "dumb guy" methods:D...Me? I'm still there:eek:
     
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    Think we use to have tech week around here, This would have been a great one for that!
     
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    Throttle cable and bracket done. Paracord retired :D Screenshot_20200131-141835_Gallery.jpg
     
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    I had one a few years ago with a 327 and 4 speed. The body was a little rough but it could move pretty well so I didn't worry too much about it. Good luck with yours....

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    Thanks man, just got a haircut today and trimmed the mustache, but I'm glad you noticed ;):D
     
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    Mine ain't bad, but it isn't perfect lol. I've started with a lot less for sure! Welcome to the HAMB by the way! Traded for a 40 Buick with a guy in Louisville a few years back, about your age.
     
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    Oh i have a lot of "dumb moments" lol, how else do we learn :D
     
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    Got my gauge cluster today, thanks @tyeager55 ;) once again my genius UPS driver took it to the old lady half mile down the road :rolleyes: she sure gets a lot of hot rod parts :D Screenshot_20200203-200455_Gallery.jpg
     
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    :D UPS="Uncaring Package Service".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  30. hotrodjack33
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    Priority 1...install gauge cluster.
    Priority 2...start car.
    Priority 3...try to get the needle all the way to the other side of speedo:D
     

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