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Old 02-07-2017, 09:47 PM   #2071
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And Wednesday nites they have the best FREE live music in town. I WILL be there.
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:38 PM   #2072
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Ok Graycoyote, you heard Tango. Let's get it together son and get this thing roll in'. FlyboyHPD it was a great visit. Definitely missed you. We will definitely do it again soon. OH YEAH, GREAT LITTLE BAR & A GREAT BQ SAUSAGE SANDWICH.

CARRY ON !!
Can't go wrong with beer and sausage. Missed you guys too. Lets try and do it on a Sat or Sun when we don't have to fight rush hour traffic to get there.

Hope everyone is doing well with this great weather we're having.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:35 AM   #2073
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Well dangnabbit! --- Been working away but it appears my little digital camera has given up the ghost so no pix to prove it. Guess I'll have to break down and get another just to keep Jack happy.

And speaking of Jack...thanks again pardner! He very kindly sent a great piece of photo art of a chrome '42-46 grill that is going to be hung in my shop as inspiration/motivation.
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:48 PM   #2074
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Well...I broke down and got a new camera. Mostly just to keep Jack off my back. Been fabbing lots of little stuff...none of which is very glamorous but they have to be done anyway. Between that and dry fitting the steering, gas pedal and brakes numerous times, I have more bruises and contusions than pix, but here goes...


This was all in and out more times than I can recall and is still being putzed with. Have to move some holes and such.


Over on the other side of the dash/firewall, I decided to put a removable panel in place rather than just welding it up solid. It should provide a little better access to the turbo and that side of the engine if needed. Can move ahead on the doghouse now.


After a whole lot of measuring and figuring out allowances for the curved wall, I cut all the steel for the frame of my sofa/bed. It will be a while before it gets attached but I will go ahead and weld it all up in a few days.


Also changed my mind on the sofa frame and will make it removable (in parts) too. Had to add a tab along one edge of the rear portion for the front to sit on and bolt to.

All for now...


ONWARD!
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:38 AM   #2075
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We are under a severe thunderstorm, hail and tornado watch at the moment, but hey...it IS Texas.

Got the frame for my fold down sofa/bed put together. Also laid some paint on the marine ply. Even added some magic pixie dust to it.


PWPD...(paint with Pixie Dust)


Test fit on the sofa/bed frame. It will bolt to a rail on the wall and the frame that is attached to the wheel well.


From the front...

...and...


Just had to add this. My shopmate is an artist and keeps a lot of scrap at his house. A LOT. So much that the city came by and told him he had to clear some of it out or pay a fine. While clearing a path through all the stuff in his yard he dug this up. Literally. It was buried there an inch or so down for God knows how many years with grass and weeds growing on top of it. He's lived there for 20 and had no idea it was there. Nice find and a nice addition to the shop.


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Old 02-14-2017, 10:10 AM   #2076
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We are under a severe thunderstorm, hail and tornado watch at the moment, but hey...it IS Texas.

Got the frame for my fold down sofa/bed put together. Also laid some paint on the marine ply. Even added some magic pixie dust to it.


PWPD...(paint with Pixie Dust)


Test fit on the sofa/bed frame. It will bolt to a rail on the wall and the frame that is attached to the wheel well.


From the front...

...and...


Just had to add this. My shopmate is an artist and keeps a lot of scrap at his house. A LOT. So much that the city came by and told him he had to clear some of it out or pay a fine. While clearing a path through all the stuff in his yard he dug this up. Literally. It was buried there an inch or so down for God knows how many years with grass and weeds growing on top of it. He's lived there for 20 and had no idea it was there. Nice find and a nice addition to the shop.


ONWARD!
Looks good Tango. If your friend has anymore of those signs he needs to get rid of , give me a holler.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:10 AM   #2077
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Hey Tango, fun to see so much of your project coming together. Ya gotta love that Isuzu steering column--sure fits nice. Jack
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:27 PM   #2078
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Well...I broke down and got a new camera. Mostly just to keep Jack off my back. Been fabbing lots of little stuff...none of which is very glamorous but they have to be done anyway. Between that and dry fitting the steering, gas pedal and brakes numerous times, I have more bruises and contusions than pix, but here goes...


This was all in and out more times than I can recall and is still being putzed with. Have to move some holes and such.


Over on the other side of the dash/firewall, I decided to put a removable panel in place rather than just welding it up solid. It should provide a little better access to the turbo and that side of the engine if needed. Can move ahead on the doghouse now.


After a whole lot of measuring and figuring out allowances for the curved wall, I cut all the steel for the frame of my sofa/bed. It will be a while before it gets attached but I will go ahead and weld it all up in a few days.


Also changed my mind on the sofa frame and will make it removable (in parts) too. Had to add a tab along one edge of the rear portion for the front to sit on and bolt to.

All for now...


ONWARD!
lookin good!

dang thats all crammed in there.. and I gotta try and find a place for a defroster an A/C for you!.. maybe we put the defrost unit ABOVE the windshield

-Christopher
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:40 PM   #2079
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Yeah...tell me about cramped spaces guys! --- The Isuzu column is the mate to the steering gearbox so hopefully they should "play well" together.

As for the defroster & A/C...I am still trying to find locations for both...along with stuff like the heater...dash...gauges...and wipers..and...
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