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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by corvettesander, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. finished the exhaust today, installed it ones more and made some hangers.

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  2. theman440
    Joined: Jun 28, 2012
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    from Las Vegas

    Man you do nice work!
     
  3. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,770

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    Wow, what a great project! Your build quality is awesome!
     
  4. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,584

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    Sander...OMG, it's been 24 hours and no new post. You truck is probably done and drivable by now! (grin)
     
  5. Fopelaez
    Joined: Sep 24, 2010
    Posts: 275

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    Sander, what kind of fixture or tool do you use to hold the pipes in place for welding? I just started to weld but I realized the most difficult part of weldings is holding parts together.
    Very nice pipes by the way.

    Regards
    Fernando
     
  6. Nope nothing done in the last 24 hours on the Coe :eek:
    i wil get back on track tomorrow ;) (had a side project going on, softtop installation for a friend)

    Ps Kscarguy are you still interested in the side mirrors ?
    Pm me your address and i will ship them to you :)
     

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  7. no special fixture tools used just measured the angles, cut pipes, test fit , and tack weld it together piece by piece
     
  8. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    There is a homemade tools thread on here with a great post showing a modified vice grip. He welded a piece of exhaust tubing to the jaws so he could clamp around the work. Also drilled a hole in the center of each tubing piece. This allows him 4 spot welds before unclamping the work. Pic attached.

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  9. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    if it runs as fast as you are building it, you are in for a shitpot full of tickets! Dayum!
     
  10. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    PM sent.
     
  11. Just got a nice Gift from Blue in the mail today :):):)
    they will look cool next to my other plates on the wall ;)

    thanks Sander.

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  12. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
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    Brand Apart
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    from Roswell GA

    There is a homemade tools thread on here with a great post showing a modified vice grip. He welded a piece of exhaust tubing to the jaws so he could clamp around the work. Also drilled a hole in the center of each tubing piece. This allows him 4 spot welds before unclamping the work. Pic attached.

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    DAMN THERE GOES THE LATEST WHY THE HELL DID'NT I THINK OF THAT IDEA !!!!!!!
    AWESOME TOOL !!!!!!!!!!
     

  13. I am going to have to steal that. Great idea.
     
  14. Patrick46
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    I think that about 300 of those will be made by the end of the week by US!!! :D
     
  15. Brand Apart
    Joined: Jan 22, 2011
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    apparently i do not know how to quote, when i click quote a window comes up i write my comment but u can't see the actual quote.

    So i recently startted copy and pasteing it that makes it look like i'm the original poster

    i'm not trying to take credit for anyone elses post

    i guess i'm too lo-tech to figure it ou
     
  16. Berzerk
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 575

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    Just found this thread and read it all the way through. Awesome truck and outstanding craftsmanship. Good thing you had all the advice, it's obvious this is your first project (insert sarcasm)...
     
  17. bengeltiger
    Joined: Mar 3, 2012
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    I'm not the originator of that tool, I'm just sharing the knowledge. I don't remember who to give credit to but I grabbed the pic the first time I saw it to help me remember the tool.

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  18. have been re-shaping the steering column mounts
    grinding sanding and polishing.....

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    column in place and i also have polished the steering wheel collar
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    wiper arms and blades installed and tested the vacuum motors
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    and now back working on making panels for the passenger side of the ramp
    just a few to go.....

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  19. moving up slowly to the front with the side panels , for the front panel i will need to lift the cab off the chassis ones more.

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    and the steering wheel has been painted too

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  20. did some more detail work, re-shaped the ididit tilt/turnsignal knobs and also polished the shifter shaft and knob and horn button

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    then i have lifted the cab of the chassis to install the corner panel
    and a panel above the radiator

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  21. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    Dang...removing my COE cab would take a week. Now I wonder what you're going to do as an encore.
     
  22. its easier when nothing is connected yet ;)

    when brake lines, wiring, and other stuf gets hooked up it will be a different story :D
     
  23. Patrick46
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 565

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    Well...isn't that just a handy little hoist you've got there!!!

    Well done Sir!! :D
     
  24. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    Yep, no doubt about it, he cheats. Dad does his gorgeous bodywork and paint, tall ceilings in the shop, huge hoist, rust free COE body and I bet his garage is heated too!

    (BTW - I just dug out my driveway from another two feet of snow put there by the city snow plow....when will this madness end?)
     
  25. Critical Mass
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 159

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    Guys, this is not some dude building the truck by himself in a rented shop, it is a group of professionals working together to build a car hauler to be used by the shop. It is a tribute and example of what a talented people can do n a short time at a well-equipped shop while working in between paying jobs. This doesn't take away from the beauty or accomplishment, it serves as a tribute to the work of thousands of shops worldwide and inspiration to us little guys.
     
  26. xtremek
    Joined: May 1, 2011
    Posts: 76

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    Sometime around late April the way this year's going.
     
  27. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,584

    kscarguy
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    I can't wait for the unveiling of the bed and to see the finished truck (followed by the world wide tour, ha!) This project really makes me want to get back to work on mine.
     
  28. KSCARGUY , It was 78 yesterday here in far west Texas . Time to be temporarily south . LOL Blue
     
  29. olcarguy
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 85

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    I hear that when the temp reaches 70°f it's time for the long johns and parkas......:D

    Truck is coming along nicely Corvette,you have given me the ambition to get my 52 panel moved back into the shop.
     
  30. eh juk... better keep that white stuff overthere :)
    overhere its extremely mild for the time no freezing temps and no snow (yet)

    Well after drilling a million ish holes + installing the rivnuts i am getting close to an end of this madness.

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    i could still see the radiator when the cab was on so i made some covers to hide this up
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