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Old 09-19-2016, 10:28 AM
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Here's a pic of the wheel tub with the outer edge that has to match the inside shape of the outer skin. This is a 45" butted gas welded seam. My longest to date.Name:  IMG_20160918_152026909_HDR.jpg
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:43 AM
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Nice work, Mike. This car is going to be bada$$!
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:12 AM
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Thanks Jack. I noticed the old pic from Norwalk. I used to race this car there occasionally.
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:31 AM
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Cool . I got out in 1992. That Camaro was an Alston chassis with a big block. We were doing really well the last 3 years running brackets. It would run 9.20 full out. We'd slow it down with a chip and throttle stop to around 9.90. Raced in Michigan many times at Lansing, Milan, and ... Can't think of the other track up there. It's a grueling pace when you're winning. I don't think I could physically do it anymore but I sure do miss it.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:31 PM
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I can't hang with that pace either. Your car looks real familiar, hard to tell from tiny pic.

I absolutely love your Caddy project and how easy you make it look. Now, if I only had a private photographer like you, I might look better The wife says no, nothing will help.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:11 PM
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A picture of a crusty old picture

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Old 09-22-2016, 03:21 PM
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Did I mention the Big tires! That young man is 10 yrs old and stands 4'7""

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Old 09-23-2016, 03:19 AM
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Hi Mike

I know everyone has gushed over the job you are doing but I really want to congratulate you on keeping the sympathetic lines while adding your own flavour. (sp = aussie)

Keep up the great work as your car and Jack's Cadillac both have great proportions

You're a gas welding guy so you automatically get bonus points !

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Nice gas welding Mike!
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:04 PM
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Thanks John and Rob. I'm still working on my gas welding, but have plenty to practice on. That rear wheel tub has about 4"-5" of filler where the gaps or burn thru were. The great thing about O/A is how quickly it planished up.
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