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    Just square off that last cut.

    It's still square.
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    I've done that with a ruller Several times
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    We started on an ashtray delete mod for the wagon, starting with this...








    a bit wider opening...





    Now to remove the glove compartment door "skin"......











    Then used these to flatten out the flanges...











    Looks like someone may have kneed the glove box at some point...








    The inside looks real nice for 61 year old metal, still shining!





    Now time for the post anvil...











    Here's our widening method for the inner door and the outside will get a new skin made up..





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    Whew! I didn't have a clue what you were up to!

    Until that final picture..
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    Kyle continued on reshaping the opening for the glove box, and I got started in trimming the filler panel for the inner glove box door....























    To try and keep our shape around the lock cylinder symmetrical, we cut out a profile template...

















    Adding the bends....

















    Looking for a proper sized circle pattern, Mickey Thompson comes through...























    Some bead roller action...























    Some TIG welding, we'll finish this up next time..





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    Amazing! Thanks for the pics (as always), it shows folks like me what is possible.
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    To each his own of course, but I think ashtrays are wonderful change holders.
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    Always amazed at metal work that you guys do. Simple approaches with fabricated tools or whateve is on hand, and lots of skill, makes your job look excellent
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    Thanks guys!





    Spent some time in the shop tonight finishing the other weld but I was on a roll and forgot the in process pics.. Have to get a new photographer, this one just isn't working out..





























    Or the motion picture...





    https://youtu.be/SD4j6tJwh7w





    The new Tommasini Wheeling machine is on it's way north from Rock Hill SC, we'll be picking it up this weekend. Once it's set up we can whip out the new glove box door skin..





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    More great work and I'm sure you're excited to get the new tool!
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    Can't wait!


    The front brake line distribution block showed up, so let's get the front lines finished up.. My tubing bender was not getting the nice small radius I was looking for, so time for a new tool. Here's a pulley out of the furniture and hardware parts bins at the local Ace store..











    Here's the comparison to the tubing bender..











    Bending the tubing...





























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    Very nice! Where do you buy your tube or line from? I'm guessing that is ss as well?
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    Ryan, It was ordered from Summit, 25' roll.


    Well it wasn't supposed to rain in the mid-Atlantic states today until later tonight, but wouldn't you know, loading something in the back of the truck just seemed to coax the precipitation from the sky.



    And here we are, unloaded back in the shop, still needing to make the stand. I'll pick up some materials likely on Monday..

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    Tonight Kyle did some more media blasting as I was installing the idler arm bushings. Finally the drag link is off the floor, Thurs night we should get the front tires back on so we again have a roller..



    Then we worked on some stainless just to show Kyle another aspect of restoration. There were some minor scratches that the buffing wheels wouldn't begin to take out, so we opted for some 600 then 1200 w/d cross hatching, then moved to the 1500 then 3000 Trizact on the DA using the foam interface pad. With scratches gone, back to the buffing wheels...

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    https://youtu.be/vqcVXg-UXEQ

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    First off, yes, it's still bolted to the pallet.





    And the more I thought about it I just couldn't bring myself to use fabricated legs. So today was spent driving a 5 hour round trip to pick up some suitable legs..





    Here's the lower plate, and by my estimation I need about 4 inches of rise, so it will get some riser plates between the bottom plate and top plate..








    More to come..... need to find a nice bright color that will have Peter in sunglasses for his next visit..
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