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240z - fabbing new front rails

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    5 minutes ago, wheee! said:

    And who owns that project now?

    Haha - I don't know actually.  

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    Well, you know what you have to do now.... detective.

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    11 hours ago, wheee! said:

    He probably has 14 pages of engineered drawings he whipped up over lunch one day...

    Haha!! I was thinking the exact same thing! And it probably involved lasers. And possibly even sharks.

     

    11 hours ago, ConVerTT said:

    cut, weld your HSS.

    Where I come from, "HSS" is "High Speed Steel", and is hardened. I'm assuming that's not the same thing you're using it for, because if so, there's no way you're going to use it for a rotisserie.

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    Where I come from, "HSS" is "High Speed Steel", and is hardened. I'm assuming that's not the same thing you're using it for, because if so, there's no way you're going to use it for a rotisserie.

    Well he does have a ball bearing system on that rotisserie so speed is an option.

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    32 minutes ago, Captain Obvious said:

     

    Where I come from, "HSS" is "High Speed Steel", and is hardened. I'm assuming that's not the same thing you're using it for, because if so, there's no way you're going to use it for a rotisserie.

    Well I hope the rotisserie doesn't end up spinning at high speed - that would be a FAIL!  HSS:  Hollow Structural Section (fancy schmantzy for square tube)

    PS: oh there will be lasers involved - guaranteed 😉😀

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    You guys know he has a thermal imaging lens on his welders mask to monitor panel heat build too eh?

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    2 hours ago, wheee! said:

    You guys know he has a thermal imaging lens on his welders mask to monitor panel heat build too eh?

    Doesn't everybody?

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    Haha!!

    9 hours ago, wheee! said:

    You guys know he has a thermal imaging lens on his welders mask to monitor panel heat build too eh?

    So he sees like Predator?

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    Had some fun this afternoon ... jig is now on casters...no drama...

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    The front rails and strut towers are still supported by the jig.  I think I am going to do some spot blasting and then seam weld the front before dropping the front braces (at the cross member and sway bar attachment points).  Then I will just use some shorter horizontal rails on the jig and use it as a 4 wheel dolly until it goes on the rotisserie 😀😀😀

     


    more pics here  ...

     

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    Picked up a bunch of stuff from @Richard McDonelyesterday.  A very nice gentleman with a beautiful 918 orange restoration underway ....

    He had a lot of great stuff for sale.  Loaded my Avalanche to the brim - might have to go back ...
     

    I thought this was interesting.  Vertical defrost but no vents ....

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    Took a flyer hoping this steering rack is in better shape than it looks.  I get a little nervous when someone has painted over the boots, bushings AND mud 😕😕😕

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    Fortunately the rack moves smoothly from lock to lock.

    30 minutes later had this ...

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    and this ... 😉🤭

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    Grabbed a couple of fenders and a set of early doors to experiment with ...

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    And couldn't resist this ...

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    all in all, a decent haul ... might have to go back 😀

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    2 hours ago, Richard McDonel said:

    Kent,

    "A very nice gentleman."

    Would you mind if I shared this with my long suffering wife?

    Cheers,

    d*** McDonell

     

    Haha -certainly!!!

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    Wall art and 005677 ....

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    After ....

     

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    and back to hibernation for 005677 ...

     

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    LOL, love the Amateur Z poster...


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    Finally got to try out my new favorite tool - Eastwood's Contour SCT ....

    I figured this old previously repaired driver's door would be the perfect test panel...

    before ...

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    Literally 5 minutes later ....

     

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    Easily could have removed all the filler on the lower door in about two more minutes.  I didn't bother since I am planning on re-skinning the lower section anyways ...

    The Contour SCT rocks - buy one ....

     

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    Very cool!


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    An old mentor used to say "re-skinning a door is part of the basic skill set..."  So here goes  ...

    Ground off the edges with a 40 grit flap disk - easy peasy 

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    Decided to cut it just below the body line since there will be some filler required here anyways ...

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    Cut it with the air powered body saw and a cutting disk ....

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    Inside is about what I expected ....

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    I didn't have all my PPE available to bead blast the door so I just hit it with shop vac, wire wheel and a bit more Contour SCT .... 

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    Next up - fit the door frame to the car.  That will be a huge test since the floors and inner/outer rockers have all been replaced.  Guess we'll find out if it's all straight LOL....

     

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    Well here goes nothing ...33CA3A9C-545F-4DC5-B754-91A537FEE24D.jpeg
     

    So far so good ....

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    grrrrr - TABCO 🤬🤬🤬.  That will need to be fixed ....

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    Inside looks good!

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    With the fender on ...

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    grrr -TABCO 🤬🤬🤬🤬

    But the rest is workable ...

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    Next up - same drill on the passenger side ...

     

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    Stop making us all look bad...


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    @wheee! I had to get something done ... our mutual friend Rob was making me look lazy with his roadster progress during this lockdown 😉

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    He’s knee deep in wires LOL


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    Wow!

    Fantastic work.  Personally I wouldn't know where to start.  Excuse me while I go back to changing oil and cleaning spark plugs.  

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    9 hours ago, Richard McDonel said:

    Excuse me while I go back to changing oil and cleaning spark plugs.  

    That's exactly what I was thinking. I feel so inadequate!

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