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    Robert, that rainbow was amazing!!! So, is your work!!! Spectacular, as always! Thanks for sharing! I'm sure the tacos were great too...
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    Must be good fish tacos they are where the pot of gold should be under the Rainbow!
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    I would expect your HAZ to be slightly wider than with Tig, do you find that to be the case? I agree that
    it would be handy in areas that a foot pedal was difficult to operate. Working alone I like to tack with
    the Mig, grind the tacks, and finish with the Tig.
    That console look's good enough to use as is ! Great stuff on the seat belts !
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    The detail being put into this car is incredible, thanks again for going through the work of sharing!
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    The only rainbows we'll be seeing around here is a sun doggy. More great work. Does the mess on the floor mean color is coming soon? I can give you an address to send those scrap escutcheons too so you don't have to throw them away.
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    Thanks for the comments guys! We try to make it there for tacos every time we're in Cocoa Beach.



    More progress on the wagon, we had ordered some 3/8 Stainless fuel line, which comes in a coil... so we needed to be able to straighten it out as I can see me "unbending" and getting it right.. So I placed an order with McMaster Carr for some pulleys designed for 3/8 rope and using 3/8 bolt hole in the bearing. Part number 59475K51.













    A drive mechanism was made using 3/8-16 stainless all-thread, and the slider was cut and re-welded to better fit the 1" square tubing.




















    A better view all around of the design, we used three pulleys so this could also serve as a bender as well as straightener..






    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpgMekrEA3g






    Then Mike and I did a test run using copper tubing...






    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FumsneaLJlU






    Now onto the stainless....



























    At this point we measured and cut the 20' piece in two so it would be more more manageable.






    Straightened....













    Now we used the adjustable spline to get the curve of the frame for the proper bend on the stainless...




















    A strip of tape applied helps to lock the shape from moving, and the tubing is marked for the radius distance..













    The tube is placed back in the new machine to add the radius to match our profile...

























    Adding some of the needed bends...













    For some of the interior details, we took delivery of the speaker trim rings from my cousin JB, he did a nice job cutting these out for us... They still need holes drilled, stainless mesh cut to fit, and polishing...













    ....and our Mopar door clips we were going to use for the rear arm rests turned out to be a bit brittle, most snapped off rather than pull back through the hole. So we ordered the similar GM version, keeping our fingers crossed...













    Alas, in my typical Murphy strikes again mode, these were slightly smaller and/or the holes already located in the kick panels were slightly gaping.. We searched the entire shop for a MacGyver solution and found that a 3/8-16 hex nut did a good job of "capturing" the clip, but without the "not letting go" part that a hole in sheet metal provides if the clip rotates slightly while in the hole. So some 3/8 stainless nuts were machined so that they could be welded into the kick panel and yet have the thread grip flush at the surface.



























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    Very nice! What is the piece at the bottom of the threaded rod? Your straightener looks really nice. Nice work on those lines too!
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    I used round male to female 3/8-16 standoffs and cut those part out of them. The one in the center of the sandwich is drilled out to act as a guide, the other two threaded and tigged to the threaded rod to lock it in place. Used these round parts rather than hex nuts for less chance of rotating parts catching on something..
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    Saturday we got the tank installed so we could get a good reading on where it locates in relation to the body mounts in front of the axle.







    We also pulled a pattern from the body mount so we could bend the lines around it accurately.







    Highly technical drawing showing our tank location...







    Tank located per our drawing in relation to body mount..







    The more I look at this, the less I wanted to use the braided lines between the hard line and the tank. I'm just not comfortable with another fitting in the vicinity of the tail pipes. So back up and punt, looks like we're getting new tubing and bending again. The last lines weren't long enough to make it back to the tank, so we'll chalk them up as practice pieces, learning curve, if you will...

    Here the Body mount pattern is bolted up, the lines will make a bend behind this body mount, travel across to the middle, and then toward the back where it will attach directly to the tank.







    The lines will come close to the passenger tail pipe, so we'll add a heat shield. I visited a local motorcycle shop and picked up a donor...







    trimmed to fit...















    That should do. Next, we need to finish the kick panels for upholstery, which means mounting the speakers. The trim rings from cousin JB will need holes drilled to match the speakers. We have some button head allen screws we plan on using, but didn't really care for the surface mounted look...







    This would look so much better with the details of counterbored holes. Alas, the pitfalls of working on Saturdays without a local source. What's a person to do but make their own. The extended die grinder almost fits the Aloris tool holder too well, like it was made to be.



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    A 120 grit roloc sanding disc does well to backface the cutting edge and we are in business..







    Much better, all in the details..











    ….and adding the tweeters to the kick panel...



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    Awesome ! Love the adapt and make your own tools. You guys make it look effortless!
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    Aww man, that is just too cool. Way to go being creative and master minding it again! How do those heat shields attach? It looks like a v band clamp at the bottom of it in the pic? By the looks of the bracket of the bottom side of it, I'm assuming a regular worm rear hose clamp slips in the bracket?

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    Yes, stainless worm gear clamp.
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    Took delivery yesterday of the 304 Stainless mesh for the speaker grills.







    Just like we used different widths on the trim rings so they would be proportional to the diameter, with the mesh we used three different sizes as well..











    For the bass speaker grill we are also adding a BelAir emblem. The mesh will be recessed for that so the emblem is flush, then the remaining mesh will be pressed outward so it is flush with the surface of the trim ring. (or so) Now for the unofficial poll, would you orient the mesh straight across/up and down, or at a 45 degree rotation?







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    I kind of like the 45* but straight would match the dash trim I think. Where did you source the SS mesh? I like the idea of the emblem being in the center too. Especially flush mounted. Are you going to make a buck to form the mesh down?
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