ConVerTT

240z - fabbing new front rails

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    Tool day today:  Added in-line vapor trap, filter and dryer to the booth so I can have a paint quality air tap available in the booth.  No more rattle can primer for me!

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    Now run a line to a beer keg and I’ll be down to help paint...

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    54 minutes ago, wheee! said:

    Now run a line to a beer keg and I’ll be down to help paint...

    Done!

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    23 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

    Is one of those three an inline oiler?

    No.  The first one is a generic water / oil trap.  It's fine for air tools but probably not good enough for paint (some water oil gets through it).  The second stage is the oil filter.  The third one is a desiccant vapor filter.  

    It's pretty dry here so it might be overkill, but it's also a pretty minor expense in the big picture.  (I am a decent "painter" but a crappy "blender" so I need to minimize rework and do a series of one takes 😉)

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    Got the DS outer rocker welded on ...

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    And fitting the PS rocker is going a lot faster after doing the DS ....

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    Hopefully I can prime the PS rocker tomorrow and weld it in this weekend 😀

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    A couple of pics for those that might have missed the DS assembly ....

    There are two stiffening panels that need to be welded to the inner rear quarter and the inner sheet metal In front of the doors.  They were part of the original sheet metal stampings but if your rockers are bad enough that you are considering this repair, then the stiffeners are likely rusted away as well.  
     

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    These panels get sandwiched between the inner and outer rocker.  They add rigidity and a larger weld surface to the assembly.  (The inner rocker gets welded to the floor, the firewall and the stiffeners.  Then the outer rocker gets welded to the outside).

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    Finished final fitment and coated the inside surfaces with epoxy primer.   Welding them in on Sunday !

     

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    PSA:  Make sure your tetanus immunization is up to date.  I had mine done last week - 20 mins, painless and better than death by a thousand rusty cuts 😉

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    11 hours ago, wheee! said:

    Been there before!

    Me too. Especially when Cody's been in the shop!

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    42 minutes ago, Patcon said:

    Me too. Especially when Cody's been in the shop!

    It was my own fault - thought I could make it - doh!

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     More prep booth mods:  Blast gates !!! 😀

     

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    Bent some quick sheet metal flanges to keep them compatible with the Adult Meccano and bolted them up...

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    Sealed up with more Tuck Tape on the inside to prevent air leaks ....

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    Good to go ...

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    Long time coming...got new floors, new inner and outer rockers, and lower firewall repaired!

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    before pics ....

     

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    And moved on to putting the final touches on the radiator support....

    I welded the new rad support in some time ago but I wasn't happy with the upper brace ends so I cut them out and started over ....

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    Went with dimples instead of beads, (for no particular reason😀)

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    Still need to some fitting, trimming and hammer/dolly work, but I am happier with the direction this is going ....

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    27 minutes ago, wheee! said:

    Welcome to Cleco-ville! Love it!

    Yup - love me some Clecos!

    One thing that doesn't get discussed often:  how many times does a part get attached/detached/re-attached before it gets welded in place?  I might be slow, but I probably average 6 - 10 cycles, maybe more ....

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    7 minutes ago, ConVerTT said:

    Yup - love me some Clecos!

    One thing that doesn't get discussed often:  how many times does a part get attached/detached/re-attached before it gets welded in place?  I might be slow, but I probably average 6 - 10 cycles, maybe more ....

    That is the part that can really get on my nerves. you just have to accept that's what it takes to get it right.

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    Only had a couple of hours today but got her (more or less) welded up ...

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    cleanup tomorrow 😀

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