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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piewagn, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Piewagn
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    Computer hard drive.....strong suckers they are!


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  2. Piewagn
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    Passenger side done! Rollin’ along.... time for the doors. I can use some of the leftover cowl patch, it has the lower body lines and there aren’t giant sections....only the corners! My boss got me a little mascot, think he’s tryin’ to say sumthin’? Thanks for hangin’ out fellas....have a great evening! IMG_0818.JPG IMG_0819.JPG IMG_0821.JPG IMG_0822.JPG IMG_0817.JPG


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  3. Piewagn
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    Took half a day today and spent some Q time on the coupe! Majority of structural welding is done.....wheel wells are close....
    Things are slowing a little at work and I may just take a week of vacation to thrash and get the majority of remaining body issues completed....thanks fellas! IMG_0829.JPG IMG_0828.JPG IMG_0826.JPG


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  4. Piewagn
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    Started on the doors....surprisingly clean doors with not much rust through! Passenger side is even BETTER!Used a bit of the leftover cowl panel.....unfortunately...I need more, but I’m out. I’ll scrounge something up...thanks fellas! IMG_0833.JPG IMG_0834.JPG IMG_0835.JPG IMG_0836.JPG IMG_0837.JPG IMG_0838.JPG


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  5. Piewagn
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    Used some heavier gauge steel for this patch.....that and having to pee like a horse had me rush a little....it sucked the panel in slightly, but no worries....I heated the welds a little, them hammer and dollied them and it came out. Not my best work though, but it’ll do.....hope everyone is well, thanks fellas!! IMG_0845.JPG IMG_0846.JPG IMG_0847.JPG IMG_0849.JPG


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  6. koolbeans
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    Piewagn....been on a snooze....doin lots of little things.
    Your hot rod is really nice and coming along super. Like to check you out. Keep the hammer down.

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  7. gbones32coupe
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    Dude I know exactly where you are coming from with the frustration of the metal and gaps and such sometimes she do not want to fit where you want her but you are making great progress I find that sometimes you have to move on to other things just to feel like the project is moving. I have little time to work on my project I spend more time cleaning my garage just to get to the point so i can work on it. Then when I get moving it is time to clean up again move everything back into the garage stop making noise wife says kids are going to bed. My point is metal work is so time consuming every inch welded is an inch to grind. Keep up the great work guys like us are the ones who appreciate what we have a little more. The steel has ghost that come out the history ozone that certain smell when you weld it. You know what I mean. Like old rusty tar smell.

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  8. Mart
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    Nice work on the patches, Pie.
     
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  9. Osoty
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    I don't recall reading, have you fired up your flathead? Enjoying the progress, keep at it, thanks, ty
     
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  10. Piewagn
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    It's funny.....I was just thinking about you today and was gonna hit your youtube channel! Thanks for the motivation KB.....still havin' fun!!
     
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  11. Piewagn
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    Thanks gbones! Yep.....had to move on or I was gonna make myself crazy! It's not a 10k Brookeville....it's a nearly 100 year old basket case I'm resurrecting....I have to keep reminding myself of that!
     
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  12. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mart! Was just thinking about you today too! Was watching the hotrods run at Santa Pod and wondering if I'd see your rod pop up.....lots of cool stuff! I'll be around to visit your channel soon!
     
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  13. Piewagn
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    Thank you!! Not yet..... I'll get there soon enough. thanks for stopping by!
     
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  14. Nice work, keep on keeping on!! Now fire that sucker up, and get some adrenalin flowing................
     
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  15. Piewagn
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    Passenger door patched. I don’t have fancy metal shaping tools other than hammer, dolly, grinder and a block of wood. I ground the lower door edge shape into a block of wood and pounded some sheet metal into shape. Came out good! Little bit every day! Thanks for hangin’ out fellas! IMG_0868.JPG IMG_0870.JPG IMG_0871.JPG IMG_0872.JPG IMG_0873.JPG IMG_0874.JPG IMG_0875.JPG IMG_0876.JPG IMG_0877.JPG IMG_0878.JPG IMG_0879.JPG IMG_0880.JPG


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  16. Piewagn
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    Thanks Carl! Got to get some peripherals to get it fired up.......soon!
     
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  17. Piewagn
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    ......and yes, every inch of weld is an inch to grind. On of my LEAST favorite things to do is grind, but ya gotta plough through it though. Thanks for the words of wisdom gbones, your input is greatly appreciated!
     
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  18. loudbang
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    You do some nice work with those minimal tools. :)
     
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  19. Piewagn
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    Just some prep work today and some metal filing....wanna keep filler to a minimum! Still have a wee bit of hammer, dolly and shrink disk work to do....but I’m gettin’ there....thanks fellas! IMG_0883.JPG IMG_0884.JPG IMG_0885.JPG IMG_0887.JPG IMG_0886.JPG


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  20. Piewagn
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    Thanks LB! Goes back to my Pop....he always just worked with what he had. Tought me how to improvise.....:D
     
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  21. River City
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    That’s some fantastic metalwork. Really enjoying this build. I have a ‘31 that I plan to do a traditional build with. I’ve got a lot of hammer and dolly work in my future!


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  22. Piewagn
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    Not much today....some metal prep and started the filler work....
    Thanks fellas! IMG_0888.JPG


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  23. Piewagn
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    Thanks RC! Once you get rollin', it all comes together. I'll be watching for your build!
     
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  24. Piewagn
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    Started the filler work today! I got this Evercoat filler that was fairly inexpensive and left hardly a pinhole! Nice and easy to sand too! Thanks for stoppin’ by fellas! IMG_0892.JPG IMG_0891.JPG IMG_0890.JPG


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  25. Mart
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    What was that stuff called again? F f filler, was it? Good Lord, whatever will they think of next...
     
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    Are those cheese grater curls I spot on the floor LOL? Man I used to get in the "Zone" when using a metal file on sheet metal or cheese grater on fresh filler something all "Zen" about doing it and seeing it become all straight smooth. :)
     
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  27. Piewagn
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    Corners and quarter tops are done...other than tidying up some gaps....now to move on to the left lower quarter.....happy weekend fellas! IMG_0896.JPG IMG_0897.JPG IMG_0898.JPG


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  28. Piewagn
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    New fangled stuff Mart....:D
     
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  29. Piewagn
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    Yes sir....don't know what it is about cutting into it right after it starts to set up with a trimmed up grater....then knocking it down with a fresh strip of 36......therapy for me....
     
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  30. Piewagn
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    This quarter was crushed....I’m surprised I got it this straight! Just need to tidy up edges and gaps. Quarter is ready for primer and putty thank god! The rest of the bodywork is downhill from here! Thanks for stoppin by fellas! IMG_0905.JPG IMG_0908.JPG IMG_0909.JPG


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