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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:43 pm 
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Thanks Derrell. :D

Here is the part I got from Greg, cut down and welded in the left side.
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I drilled out all the spot welds and sand blasted the parts.
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On the right side the panel behind the door is not welded on, so I welded Gregs part off the car.
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I think I may weld this part on the side off the car too.
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Like this.
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I welded the top of the door surround to the right side.
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I drilled out the spot welds that hold the upper inner door surround.
What's this in here? :shock:
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Lucky for me nobody was home :D
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I can't tell you how many spot welds I've drilled out. Hundreds :blaaah:
I'm doing all the welding I can from the inside, so I don't have to grind them down. And you can't see my crappy welds.
john :D


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Right side.
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Cleaned up.
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Primed
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1990 and 196x panels are different. :shock:
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I can fix it.
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john :D :D


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Darrell wrote:
That's a lot of good work! I've never seen this post before. Keep up the good work. Are you still interested in electric components? Will you make it a hybrid?


Hi Darrell, I want to make it a hybrid. I just need to get it drivable first.
So I'm looking for electrical components.
john :D :D


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Al welded up
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MIG welded the right side B pillar in.
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Also welded in the top of the door surround.
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Well I'm up yo my limit of pictures again. :king:
john :D :D


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Right side outer skin.
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Ready to weld.
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Fixed.
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Welded in.
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My crash dummy.
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check out the t shirt. :D
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I need to lower the seat.
Or lower my head. Image
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I cut out the bulkhead.
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That's it for now.
john :D :D


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dang, ya got the same ratty 10 year old shirt
that's in my dresser........... :shock:
got mine as a 40th b-day gift
i really need to clean out that t shirt drawer :roll:


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hillbilly 993 wrote:
i really need to clean out that t shirt drawer :roll:


Me too. :D

This weekends work.
Pushed it in the garage.
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Can you see it?
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There it is. :-P
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Added more structural support.
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That door will now close and lock.
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I love making progress.
john :D :D


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FYI still reading, still watching, still enjoying your updates. Man, this is one big project for a little car!

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geometro wrote:
FYI still reading, still watching, still enjoying your updates. Man, this is one big project for a little car!


Thanks geometro, it sure is a big project. :mrgreen:
I haven't been able to work on it fore three weeks.
I've been remodeling the duplex.
:evil: :evil: Those slobs.Image
john


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Here is a front view with a fortech wheel arch.
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It needs to be 3 1/2 inch wider. Any suggestions?
john :D :D


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I like hearing myself type, motorcycle fenders? basically creating a sperate fender piece like old school cars?


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Ertman wrote:
I like hearing myself type, motorcycle fenders? basically creating a sperate fender piece like old school cars?

Yah, I bought some trailer fenders to try.
john :D :D


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Hi, the International hood was too short, so cut up a Buick hood.
It looks better in person. :clown:
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I also got parts for the roof (thanks John Goolevitch!).
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That's it for now.
john :D


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Worked a little on fitting the roof.
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John sent me the part that goes over the windshield. I still have to get it lined up.:razz:

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The front gets cut off too. Image

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All the roof parts in place (sort of). Looks nice. :D
Also, see the trailer fenders?

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A fuzzy closeup of the fenders.
What do you think?
john :D


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johnsn!!!! wake up !!! it's 2008
we need an update :lol:


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:-P still remodeling the duplex :-P
But I will finish this month. Or die trying. :shock:
I'm so sick of that place!
john :D


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When I got the doors they where rusty.
This is the left one.
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So I removed the door skin.
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Cut out the rust.
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Tried to weld some holes.
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Weld in patch panels.
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While the door was apart I put in power a window.
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I also took the door handle off.
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john :D :D


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glad to see you're back on the project
power windows on a fuel miser ? :lol:
if you get a chance check out coyote x's
vert project, a real lesson on rust removal 8)


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Well I did the door a long time ago. I just never posted it.
I never did power windows before. So I thought I'd try.
I've been following coyote x's vert project. WOW :shock: I like it.
Anyway, I'm still working on the duplex.
john :D :D


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put down the power saw...... :evil:
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step away from the duplex... :twisted:
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think of your welder, it misses you.. :oops:
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a small car has lost it's master..... :cry:
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who will save it........ :huh:


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I miss my welder too. :cry:
Almost done at the duplex. :alien:
Gotta get it rented. Money going the wrong way. :|
my wife is going to be gone next week. :wink:
So I'll do some work in the garage. 8)
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bump on this project very interesting

one structural concern for your safety though the rear end

there are allot of stress points
as indicated in red for the lower support
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as indicated in red:stress points
yellow: direction of rear end possible catastrophic travel
green: possible way u shaped support bar can warp from extreme stress
blue & purple: possible ways to fix stress problems using current support
white:filled in area for blue support to eliminate any possibility for warping
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most potential way to solve stress problems
brown:one possible fix by running support from rear end to firewall
black: tie rear into center support
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not to offend you designed it very strong more than enough for diving but i doubt you would survive being rear ended above 20-30 mph without serious injury from the car "folding" in on the passenger compartment....just a thought though

keep up the good work


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Thanks demonchild, I plan to put more stiffeners in after I finalize the seating position.
Does any one know why my pictures don't show up on this thread consistantly?
Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. When I click on them they will pop up.
Also I am out of space to upload pictures. Again :mrgreen:
Time to go beg for space. :-P
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johnsn wrote:
Thanks demonchild, I plan to put more stiffeners in after I finalize the seating position.
Does any one know why my pictures don't show up on this thread consistantly?
Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. When I click on them they will pop up.
Also I am out of space to upload pictures. Again :mrgreen:
Time to go beg for space. :-P
john :) :)



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Here is a top view.
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As you can see, any supports have to go around me. :razz:

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