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Old 12-30-2016, 09:17 AM   #1971
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Phatman --- Thanks...all we can do is just keep plugging away.

Caddie --- the slats won't be that snug a fit. Just tight enough to provide some alignment. And you can always "soap" them just like sticky wooden drawers. Although, a while bak I tried some Teflon lube on a really old pine file cabinet I have and it worked like a champ.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:55 AM   #1972
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Happy New Year to All You Skoolies Out There!!!

Hope everyone made it safely thru the night. New Years Eve is when all the amateur drunks come out and make it hazardous for us professionals.

Got a little more work done yesterday before taking in the requisite holiday imbibements.


The final patch panel was a trickier shape than the others...


...it will require a little Bondo to even things out but it is the last rust repair panel. The large side body replacement panels will actually be much easier to install but I am going to wait until all the underbody work is complete before putting them on.


And I got the electrical box pretty much wrapped up with a door seal, some paint and a latch.,

ONWARD!
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:53 PM   #1973
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happy new year to ya!!!

amateur is right, lets see i watched a drunk girl riding bicycle wrong way on a one way blow a red light (she denied seeing a red light.. of course because the light was the other way) and get hit by an older couple in a car...

then a little later there were Twinks (guys.. young and dumb and full of ...) tossing lit firecrackers into crowds of peoplke on the streets.. yeah no one was hurt and all was laughs till they tossed one into the center of a group that just happened to also contain 4 cops and others helping a large fat man who had fallen over on his mobility scooter.. said twinks were Twunk!..

after that I ended up back at my apartment building and on the roof where i could see the fireworks and toast with my Diet Coke, reeses cups and completion of a new software build!!..

im loving seeing your metal work come together!! this is rockin!!
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:17 PM   #1974
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Thanks Chris...I just wish I had a clue when it comes to bodywork. I can weld OK...but the finishing is a whole 'nuther trip.

And I can picture the events in your tale. Thank goodness New Years Eve only comes once a year!
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:55 PM   #1975
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Howdy All --- More minor steps today.


All the open space on the left rear is now closed up. Had just the panel below the electrical box to fill in and now that is done.


Then more Reflectix on the inside. I know...won't do what spray foam will but it will help.

Also managed to seal a bunch of seams that had previously open to the outside world. Will add some butyl tape tomorrow...and maybe add some pix.

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Old 01-05-2017, 10:54 PM   #1976
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If you can sculpture you can bonds and sand. As an artist I know you have the confidence. Hahahaha !! Just the fact you own a 46' we know you can do it .
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:21 PM   #1977
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Excellent Tango. Those corner spots are hard to use and perfect spot for those pesky bits of electrical infrastructure. Jack
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:35 AM   #1978
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Phatman...I will likely give the Bondo a try, but will have to wait a few days. Typical Houston weather going on here. Had several days of record high temps, now it is barely above freezing and will stay that way for a few days. Then...back into the 80's.

Jack...Roger the marginally usable space in those rounded corners. And there is nothing like a bunch of compound curves to make it all the more fun to try and fit metal to.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:40 PM   #1979
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Tango, Are you headed to the Arizona palooza ?
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Negative...can't make Palooza. Need to stay in town and keep working. But...I will be with you all in spirit so please feel free to have an extra drink on me. Maybe in another year or so. Hey...maybe by then, our host (The Dredman) will be back in the saddle.

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