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Exterior, Paint & Bodywork

  1. OldWarHorse300

    OldWarHorse300 Active Member

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    New shiny floors done, finally! First picture shows wrapping because of English wheel preparing.
    Second after beads done. Last two pics is about home made stub frame:rolleyes:....I mean preparation for body "grill ". Laser is handy tool for finding centerline.
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    Mika
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    You do incredible work. What are you building the frame for?
     
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    Ditto! This is making me sick. Come to my house PLEASE!
     
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    Thanks again! The frame is for body rotisserie , we talked about "body grill" like heavy duty BBQ grill for car body! Frame needs some more parts but I do them when I get that "grill" from my friend. He did that for his-66 Thunderbird conv. At a moment there is-68 Firebird under construction on that grill but it will be ready soon.
     
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    ..no can do...it's corona time my friend!:rolleyes:
     
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    Wishful thinking on my part. Sorry.
     
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    Dutchman panel done! This part almost drives me crazy! I did three test panels and in forth piece I finally understood how to make it. Basically very simple task, first some English wheel stretching for window edge (rubber band on the upper wheel) and then just a little stretching whit shrinker/stretcher and that's it. Luckily trunk opening weatherstrip channel and window channel was useful . I tig welded all together, first I tried to do seams as tight as possible and then just melded parts together. It worked quite well.
    It still needs some work but worse part is done!
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    Awesomeness!
     
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    ..I don't know about that but :thankyou:Sir!:D
     
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    This is beautiful
    I admire your skill
     
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    Awesome! I have seen some pretty great work from you folks in Finland.

    Been to Finland a bunch of times, and have seen some great cars........
     
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    Thanks a lot! ....and next time when you come to Finland and if you come to Turku area , give me a call and maybe I can show you our neighborhood...
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    That would be great! Your train system is quite good. Lately I had been going to Helsinki and Vaasa, in the past to Imatra.
     
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    By train, Helsinki - Turku is around 2 hours and Vaasa - Turku is something like 4,5 hours. Hope that this corona situation finally is getting better so people can meet!
    If you are coming this summer,just let me know whit PM and maybe we can really meet!
    Mika
     
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    There is a chance I may go in August but with the travel situation probably won't happen. Any other year I definitely would have gone in August.
     
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    You know the proverb ”There are guys who do what they can, and then there are guys who do anything they want”. You definitely belong to the latter category. Awesome job!
     
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    ...or , when you have big bank loan, it is a very good teacher :rolleyes:! Thanks anyway.
    Mika
     
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