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Old 02-22-2019, 07:24 PM
cliffrod cliffrod is offline
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Next up was the center hole up top, for the clock. I ordered up a correct punch/flange die set and then made up the patch. Witness mark is vital to "clocking in" a round patch, unless chasing one's tail is a fun thing.
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Was the appropriate punch/flange die set used to both punch a new hole in the old dash and to create a patch from another piece of aluminum so the hole & patch would match exactly?
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:41 PM
BTromblay BTromblay is offline
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Panel is all finished, with the clock opening all nicely punched and flared, and with some repair areas lightly sanded with 320.
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Nice even tidy job, ready for paint.

(The final count was 19 holes and cracks to be repaired.)

I always liked the earlier style panels, nice work.

Thanks for doing the write up.

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Old 02-23-2019, 01:29 PM
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Some very nice resto work there Kent. I particularly like some of your ingenious file designs - necessity being the mother of invention and all that 👍
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:46 PM
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Default hole filling w/tiggy

Thanks guys.

I just remembered a short series on filling 5/8-3/4in holes w/tiggy:
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Looks fine on top when done
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But, back-up with .032 copper scrap is the big helper.

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Back side with copper removed shows weld is nicely restrained in a puddle, and NOT stalagmites that have to be mowed off.
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A go-over pass w/tiggy on the back side smooths it flat - and is then ready to dress off the top side and then whack it 3 times to settle it all down.

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