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    Quote Originally Posted by randyr View Post
    Shear genius.....

    Oh Groan! ouch!
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    That Randy is such a cut up...................


    hey, ya had to know it was comin'...........
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    The shear looks really nice there. It looks pretty darn heavy for sure. I always wondered how some of the cramped machins shops I've been too, got their heavy equipment positioned after they had huge heavy stuff already in the way.

    It looks like Kyle sure is whipping some azz on those parts.
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    Ha! He's taking up my slack while I've been working on the shear install...


    While the wagon was still in the booth, the floor and welding table got the semi-annual cleaning....





    even the top of the tool box...





    Kyle had finished a bunch of media blasting so they were hung up in the booth to get ready for some epoxy, likely next week....








    Kyle used the ball end carbide in a die grinder to remove the lower baffle of the core support, so we can get rid of the remaining rust there...











    Starting on the replacement piece, we'll get this finished next time..





    Everything back in place....


    Robert

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    Very nice! Tool boxes and benches collect so much stuff so fast, it isn't funny. I'm glad I'm not the only one with that problem. Haha
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    Our Saturday progress had us making more painting fixtures, this time for the rear gates. The lift gate used some square tube and riv-nuts for attachment...











    Fixture was made to hold lift gate in same position as on car for spraying...








    More blocking....





    Tail gate painting fixture....

















    Then a bit of scuffing to get ready for the next coat of epoxy....


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    As Kyle was going through the interior trim pieces the last couple weeks he did find one that had a few pits...











    So we got a used replacement from the Stainless Shoppe in Seymour WI. A shame to paint this one 0.











    As I was getting the next batch of parts ready for epoxy, Kyle was setting up the bead roller for making the lower baffle of the core support. But looking at the center bead, the Fasti didn't have quite the reach...

















    I had wanted to make axles for the bead roller dies to fit the English wheel, so today was as good a day as any. This will give Kyle some practice on the South Bend..









































    And my accomplishments for today...









































    And as I had a bit of epoxy left over, time to seal the inner door to the door skin.. Both had been primed before assembly...





























    Definitely want to cover the floor in doing this...











    Had enough to do both doors, should keep the rust bugs gone for a long time to come..
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    Fantastic work as always!
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    Great work and that is a great idea on sealing the inners of the door!
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    Got to do all you can to keep the rust out..



    Well it was taking a little longer on the English wheel adapter kit than I thought, and since that is on the shop's dime, I thought we'd try something that we could get done a little quicker. So the other machine with plenty of throat was the Lennox, so let's make some dies for it..... Also got in some more block sanding while Kyle was cutting out pieces for the dies.

















    Pre-stretching the bead areas of the baffle...








    Adding the bead, using the backstop...














    Laying out the petcock recess. This is about a 1/2" lower than the factory to alleviate the clearance issue..





    The tipping and skateboard wheels are used to "trace" the bend line to make any hammering a bit easier to locate the correct "edge".....








    Relief trimmed, ready to make the folds....





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    Last night we got the recess finished on the baffle plate.











    Test fitted...





    Media blasted, ready to install....





    Then Kyle removed the splash pan so he could clean up the core support prior to welding it in....





    We also got started on some blocking of the parts sprayed last week.





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    That is really nice! Your attention to detail to re create these pieces is awesome!
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    Times 10! What he said.. I'm constantly blown away by the level of detail.. well done once again to you and Kyle...
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    Yeah, but that attention to detail is also why we're not done yet



    Today the baffle got welded into the core support, here with the plug weld holes drilled.





    The modified relief we fabricated shows to be about as low as we could have made it..











    Then attention was turned to the rear quarter on the passenger side where we had shaved the lead seam..








    We had held off on the tail light opening as we wanted to fit the opening to the light bezels. We had received the reproduction chrome light bezels a couple weeks ago, and gave them a protective layer to keep the chrome nice and shiny..





    The light opening seemed all out of sorts, with a bulge protruding out past the corner of the bezel here....





    Let the modifications begin!

















    And we had the opposite problem on the inner side...





    The vise grip dent puller and the special hook was used to spread the opening...





    A bit better.....





    ...and the tail light bracket is welded back together.. This mod seemed to make the attaching holes align better as well..





    And Kyle continues to finish up the seam and we'll fine tune the opening once more when the welding and planishing is complete.


    Robert

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    Sweet. It would be fun to apprentice with you guys for a month to learn some of your skills!
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