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Forum: Announcements 06-13-2019, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Congrats on your well deserved award, Kerry. And...

Congrats on your well deserved award, Kerry. And thanks to all the admins for their efforts. This is a great forum. A lot of good people here.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-13-2019, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I'm back. I got the last few gussets made for the...

I'm back. I got the last few gussets made for the roof and took everything to the welder so the roof is gone for a couple days. I want to do some of the finish work on the rear deck and deck lid...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-28-2019, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Yardwork, pool, deck, house maintainance, etc,...

Yardwork, pool, deck, house maintainance, etc, etc... Winters are brutal around here. I'll be back in the garage in a couple days.
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-15-2019, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I got the rear window framed in and made some...

I got the rear window framed in and made some radiused gusset plates for the corners. Large radius on the upper corners and much smaller on the lowers.

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I'm using latches from a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-13-2019, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I will probably use 1/8" medium density foam...

I will probably use 1/8" medium density foam padding on the roof. The fiber optic "tube" is actually a solid clear plastic rod that acts as the light. There is a tiny LED in the socket that it mounts...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-12-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 48,770
Posted By Jack 1957
Richard, I'm not sure I completely understand...

Richard, I'm not sure I completely understand what you're trying to do but from the picture with the sheet laying on the buck, I think you are trying to make what would look like a lang section of a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-12-2019, 08:43 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
I had originally intended to use three bows on...

I had originally intended to use three bows on the roof but after test fitting the second one and plotting out where the third would be, it didn't leave enough room for a rear window that would be...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-09-2019, 11:18 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Progress. I have the first bow trimmed and...

Progress. I have the first bow trimmed and installed temporarily.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 05-09-2019, 11:13 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Probably because of the extra clearance and...

Probably because of the extra clearance and thinner contact area of the 1/8" squares. They're thin and able to tip over when the pressure on the cable is released rather than have to be dragged out...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-08-2019, 08:04 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
RE: Marc Bourget's PM Marc, empty out your PM...

RE: Marc Bourget's PM
Marc, empty out your PM inbox. It's full and you can not receive new messages. Here's a copy of your question and my response:





Marc, I understand what you're...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-08-2019, 01:40 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Marc, The spacing between the squares seem to be...

Marc, The spacing between the squares seem to be pretty evenly spaced out as it is. I think that two improvements might help lessen the high spots; First is to use more squares with less spacing...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-07-2019, 08:46 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
I got a nice smooth bend with no kinks, no...

I got a nice smooth bend with no kinks, no collapsed walls or tearing or crumpling. The important part is that I can reproduce this bend consistently as many times as I need to.

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The...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-07-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
I got my perimeter frame pieces back so it's time...

I got my perimeter frame pieces back so it's time to start on the bows.


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I need to make three bows with pretty tight radius bends on each end and a smooth, low crown through their...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
I remember that time frame very well, Kent. Heady...

I remember that time frame very well, Kent. Heady times. I was doing very well campaigning a garage built drag racer hitting any race east of the Mississippi. Probably the most productive decade of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-04-2019, 08:03 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Mark, we're on the same page. That's exactly...

Mark, we're on the same page. That's exactly where I'm headed. Once I have the roof frame done and before I skin it, I want to set it on the ground and get eyes on it. Typically, as a rule of thumb,...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-04-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Jan, I ask for nothing. I'm repaying a debt here....

Jan, I ask for nothing. I'm repaying a debt here. Information is the ultimate commodity. I can relay what I do. It isn't the only way, it's just one way. If it helps someone in their search for...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-04-2019, 07:27 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Thanks Kent. Ray and I spent a lot of time...

Thanks Kent. Ray and I spent a lot of time getting the design down. Months. We didn't stop till we had had exactly what I wanted. It would be foolish and wasteful to deviate.
BTW, As mentioned in a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-03-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
I've been struggling with the profile of the roof...

I've been struggling with the profile of the roof trying to get as close as possible to Ray's side view rendering and still be practical and functional, but it seems that there is always some sort of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 405,475
Posted By Jack 1957
Marcus, the only thing you should use is anti...

Marcus, the only thing you should use is anti flutter foam. It's designed specifically for what you want to do and has the consistency of a car washing sponge. Fusor and 3M make it. Both work well....
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-24-2019, 06:51 PM
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Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Tomorrow's lottery numbers.:D

Tomorrow's lottery numbers.:D
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
I had to greatly reduce the amount of plastic on...

I had to greatly reduce the amount of plastic on the chassis and trim some of the conductor plate along the sides. I also had to remove the top 2 LED's to get everything to fit. In that picture on...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-23-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
It frosts the inside surface so you can't see the...

It frosts the inside surface so you can't see the guts from the outside. It also serves as a difuser to soften the multiple light sources and make them appear to be one large light source.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-23-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Loosely screw the lense to the upper plate with 4...

Loosely screw the lense to the upper plate with 4 screws near the corners.

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WARNING! This is the part that can get you killed. Go to your wife's brand new kitchen and put the upper plate...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-23-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
Making the lenses for the tail lights is pretty...

Making the lenses for the tail lights is pretty simple. I started by making a plug from wood and Bondo. Shape it to fit the housing minus 3/16" in height and width

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Next, I made an upper...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-16-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 362,655
Posted By Jack 1957
I finished making all the pieces for the...

I finished making all the pieces for the perimeter of the roof frame. I can't start on the bows until the perimeter is welded. It's not rigid and doesn't stay in place which makes it difficult to...
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