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post #301 of 316 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 20, 5:05 PM Thread Starter
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Today I got to work on the bed. I bought this nibbler and love it. It makes no mess and cuts clean and straight, leaving the sheet edge flat needing very little prep afterwords. The 14 ga. sheet was at the edge of the tools capacity but careful use did the job. So now the plate is to size now. I laid underneath and traced out the ribbing to the bottom of the plate with a pencil ✏️. Now I can see where to drill holes for putting plug welds from the top. Glad thatís over. Just minor fitting when I start making the tubs.
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post #302 of 316 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 20, 5:23 PM Thread Starter
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Now that it starts and is roughly drivable, I stopped into auto zone for a bottle of lead substitute to put in the tank.

I got to talking with a guy there and I said Iím getting ready to think about plates, insurance and stuff. He said heís got a 65 Malibu he runs at the track, street and car shows, etc. He said a better way is to run Wa Wa non ethanol, and VP 110 in a 50/50 mix. We talked about tuners and chassis dynos around here locally, plates and insurance, etc. Maybe he was an Angel unawares cause it was just what I needed.
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Good Saturday everyone. I started out early this morning marking out the bed sheet. Then I marked it off with a 2Ē space. Then center punched them.
Next I snapped off 10 or so drill bits making pilot holes before going back over it using the 5/16Ē cobalt bit. The picture shows most of the holes done. I still need to measure up the front area below the back window another day. I went at it until my arms give up. Iím guessing each hole took a few minutes; drilling each twice.
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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

that is going to be a TON of spot welds too. Nice work.

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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

Hey Bob, ever have second thoughts afterwards lol 😂 yeah I could have used a three inch space. Or maybe gone to a four inch space, it woulda been enough. Well, it will be well tided together.

The two bed doors came yesterday, one 8x12Ē for over the battery box and another 10x10Ē for a box I gotta make behind the driver side to put wax, rags etc. I gonna go work on the Tubs today.
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LOL. It is like the old engineers moto - If more is better then too much is close to enough.
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LOL. It is like the old engineers moto - If more is better then too much is close to enough.
Yup.

Saturday was a waste, I put the fenders Iím using into the rear well and they stand way too tall so I pie clipped the top edge and went to weld them and welder wouldnít work. It turns out AirGas didnít give me a C25 argon mix, he gave me nitrogen compressed. I trusted he knew what he was doing and hooked it up, not even looking at the label. But hereís a picture of the fender before and after.
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This last weekend I fired up the air compressor to grind and re-weld the wheel tubs and the compressor kept running. Turns out the regulator that was leaking had an accomplice. One of the two ancient Sharpe filters split. So I upped for a three stage set-up from pneumatics plus. So thatís on the way for next weekend. Itís hard to see but I popped in a set of cowl screens from SS396. Today I scrubbed up the lower windshield molding with some Barkeepers friend. Itís got wiper blade scrapes but I might try something to smooth it out better.
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The old repairman's lament - before I fix the part is broken, first I have to fix the tool I need to fix the part that is broken. Hope you enjoy your new compressor.

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The old repairman's lament - before I fix the part is broken, first I have to fix the tool I need to fix the part that is broken. Hope you enjoy your new compressor.


Thanks Bob you know it. I had to laugh. My wife said to me; see you were given another opportunity to gain patience. Arenít wives great. With every obstacle and delay Iíve endured over this fifteen year build she pops that out at me. Iíve either been worn to a nub, or Iím finally getting some, cause I just smiled and agreed.
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Paulie, that oil water separator system looks sweet. Need something like that down here in FL with all the humidity. In my shop in PA I used something similar, and then also had another filter that could be quick connected at a use point for using spray guns. It looked like a big roll of brown toilet paper and captured that last little bit of moisture. Are you going to run airlines around the shop. There is that special airline tubing, but I just used 3/4" L copper. Cheap and easy, and works good. Down here now all I have for a compressor is a small pancake unit that will pump up some tires. No space for my bead blaster anymore. Enjoy.

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Bob it seems to work well, but I havenít spent a humid afternoon yet. I retained the long binks condenser before it. I just ordered a cross fitting to add before this new assembly so Iíll have a tank pressure hose coupler and put the binks gauge back on top.
I havenít had time to spend in the garage lately, been working 12ís and Saturdayís.

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What - It gets humid in Florida. Who knew. LOL. Our weather will test that thing for sure. Just found out it looks like I did not put enough sealant around the shifter on top of the T56 when I installed it and it is leaking. What a pita. Now I have to pull half the interior to get to the top of the trans to reseal. Oh well, am stuck at home anyway.

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Wow.

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Raining, all the day. Looks like an inside job
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