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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hotrod95, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Hotrod95
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    I hope to someday
     
  2. Hotrod95
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    Been slowly tearing the front clip apart to do some patch work on it. Then it will be time to do the body work and break stuff!! I'm a little excited!! Pictures tomorrow
     
  3. robleticia
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    Come on with the pics!
     
  4. Hotrod95
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    Haha, sorry for not havin' the pictures yet. Had a busy morning..

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    Scrap run.
     
  5. Hotrod95
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    Alright, after a little bit of a struggle, it's ready for patch panels!! I'm excited!!

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    Guy is bringin' the motor to his shop so we can look at it tonight or tomorrow!!
     
  6. Hotrod95
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    The hunt is back on for a motor and tranny
     
  7. Hotrod95
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    Learned how to do a patch panel. Me and my dad halved each step so he could teach me and I could learn. Here is today's work:

    Before

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    Cut out (my dad cuttin' it so I didn't screw it up)

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    My practice weld

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    And then tacked

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  8. farmer12
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    Looking good, you'll get there! It all comes down to practice and practice. Good luck with the build!
     
  9. Hotrod95
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  10. robleticia
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    nice work! Just take your time and dont get impatient like I do and warp the metal! HAHA, it takes even longer to get it back straight.
     
  11. Hotrod95
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    Thanks! Got out to the shop by myself today and welded it up some more ground it down and used a sanding disk on it and cleaned it up. I will have some pictures tomorrow. Still need finished up. I still have more to go.. Tricky things to do.. Oh well, gotta love cars huh? Haha
     
  12. hudson hot rod
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    Hey great build thread and an awesome project! I've got a 51 Mercury truck I am collecting parts for to start on in the near future. It's really cool that you are as enthusiastic about the car hobby at such a young age and learning to weld is something you will use the rest of your life. I am just in the last month of a year long welding class at the local college and it has been a lot of fun. Something I learned in school that I would have never given a second thought too and I want to pass it on to you. With all the cleaning and degreasing you are doing I assume you are using some spray parts cleaner or brake kleen? Please what ever you do, NEVER EVER weld where you have just sprayed anything! If you have a rough surface or pours in the metal where a spray cleaner can pool and you weld over it you can do yourself some SERIOUS harm! Just something to watch out for as you have a ton of car building years ahead of you! Have fun and carry the hot rodding torch high for the next generation! Ken
     
  13. Hotrod95
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    Thank you for the advice!!
     
  14. the other me
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    Great job so far. Keep up the good work and you will have one sweet truck when you are done. Just another side note/advice deal. Make sure you keep your aerosol cans away from where you'll be welding and grinding. A few years ago a buddies 16yo son got some burn injuries when some weld spatter fell down onto a can of carb cleaner and exploded. Make sure to keep them in an area away from your welding/grinding. Good luck on the rest of your build.
     
  15. Hotrod95
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    Once again, thank you! All advice is welcome!

    Thank you!
     
  16. Hotrod95
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    Okay, so here is what I've been gettin' done. And the stuff I've been usin'. Not finished yet, but gettin' there..

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  17. Hotrod95
    Hey that a great project! Wish someone had got me started at 14! Project car, tools, shop, tech support - sounds like you got all ya need.
    Keep posting your updates....
     
  18. Hotrod95
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    Just about everything a 15 year old Hotroder could want:D

    And, of course, I got to keep myself goin' somehow:cool:

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  19. Hotrod95
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    Alright, I haven't updated in a while because I've been crazy busy with school work and everything else. But! Don't think I'm not workin' on the 48. More patches done and I am workin' on gettin' more done.

    Left emergency signal filled in

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    Right emergency.

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    And now for gettin' ready to patch the big stuff.

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  20. The Hank
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    Looking good , keep it up.
     
  21. You're doing good man!
     
  22. farmer12
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    Looking good, keep up the great work!
     
  23. Hotrod95
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    Thanks guys! I just got up. Goin' to eat and head straight to the shop. See you on the other side
     
  24. Hotrod95
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    Like I said, I went out there right after I woke up. A special friend came over in the afternoon so no work was done. But, this mornin' I got the pieces mocked back up to make sure the body lines were good.

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    And now I am ready to pull it back apart and do more patch panels! Starting to get tired of them... Haha

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  25. Hotrod95
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    Won't be able to go out to the shop until later today. Started on a patch to tweak everything back into it's place. Definitely not as easy as I thought
     
  26. Patch panels are fun, wait til you start welding holes in the firewall. Keep at it man.
     
  27. Finnrodder
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    Looks good!
    Its really cool that so young dude starts building cars.After building few cars,you'll have killer skills before you are 30.
    Keep it up!
     
  28. Hotrod95
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    Oh joy.. Haha.
     
  29. Hotrod95
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    That's what I'm hopin' for! I want to build a 20's roadster next!!
     

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