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Forum: Automotive Projects 10-13-2021, 12:49 PM
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Posted By drivejunk
Thanks, but the piece is made and the job is...

Thanks, but the piece is made and the job is done. I don't use lead or solder and the panels are bonded on in addition to the visible welds. For what its worth, I think a slight bend on the inside...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-09-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F5bcqSk7wzg/YV4sast7KvI...

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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-09-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
That was my primary concern. The lines will show...

That was my primary concern. The lines will show up in time but that seemed to not be a concern for others so I just "boiled it down" so to speak.

Thanks
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-08-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Bonded and welded. Zero shaping req'd. Sorry...

Bonded and welded. Zero shaping req'd. Sorry about that, its just the way the cookie crumbled this time. :rolleyes: Thanks anyway.:)
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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-02-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
one side prepped for epoxy (just the outside)

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Joining strips end to end is one of my least favorite...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-30-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
I am going to bond edges except at screw holes...

I am going to bond edges except at screw holes then weld those. Simple as me. :dunce: :)
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Forum: Automotive Projects 08-28-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
The double wall idea mainly shifts time from...

The double wall idea mainly shifts time from welding to fab and makes the bed heavier. But it does have visual benefits to my eye on the outside. No fender bolts visible inside the bed is at the top...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-28-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
I went back to revisit some of the discarded,...

I went back to revisit some of the discarded, ignored brainstorms previously mentioned. Had to re-sketch the double wall thing, but it hides the fender-to-bed bolts so I think it may deserve further...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-27-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Just got a reply about this from the customer. He...

Just got a reply about this from the customer. He "has faith" in me to do whats best. Gosh, now I have to pick. Um, umm... :D I'll think of something. ;)

I sure am glad old truck guys are...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-27-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Dane, thats my trouble. I like to let them be...

Dane, thats my trouble. I like to let them be right every chance I get. Thats part of my treating it like it's mine mentality. I would want to know, and to be given choices. But I tweak old car and...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-27-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Y'know if he could kindly throw in wheel tubs as...

Y'know if he could kindly throw in wheel tubs as well, he'd have a deal and it would probably be worth the wait.



Double walled box side and finned or otherwise modified rail ideas I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-27-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Fully welded is whats expected of me by default...

Fully welded is whats expected of me by default but only one of you guys even entertained that idea so my reluctance must be with valid reasoning. Thank you. I will have to let the customer know his...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-26-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Thanks for your effort and sharing of ideas....

Thanks for your effort and sharing of ideas. You'll see a difference below, in the shape. Seamless, between my customer and I anyway, means welded. If I explain options and the modification is still...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-26-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Thanks for the replies. I could tell the guy no...

Thanks for the replies. I could tell the guy no and explain why its likely to turn out shaped like a banana. Just wanting to get a feel for general opinion of whether trying is a mistake.

I have...
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-26-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,268
Posted By drivejunk
Fill panel under '50s pickup bed rail

A customer wants this:

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