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Forum: Automotive Projects 09-04-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 99
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Posted By Reno
Thanks guys. Marcus, that Holden looks like...

Thanks guys.

Marcus, that Holden looks like it has early Buick influence. At least the grill. Nice paint too.

Phil, Austin only made 14000 of the Dorsets in '47 and '48, but 400,000 Devons...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 82,680
Posted By Reno
Congratulations on MSOTM Antoine.

Congratulations on MSOTM Antoine.
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Then I moved to the front and cut based on my...

Then I moved to the front and cut based on my flexible shape pattern. It required just over 1.5" at the flange to cover the tire and by cutting the spot welds at the baffle in front of the door the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-01-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
I finished the driver side fender and shaped the...

I finished the driver side fender and shaped the wheel opening in the passenger side. I experimented with TIG on this side and had a smaller HAZ, but had to come back with the Mecco to fill the gap. ...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-30-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Reno
The spec sheet calls for a minimum of 20 amp and...

The spec sheet calls for a minimum of 20 amp and maximum of 25 amps, so a 2000 to 3000 should handle it. Bigger would allow for some area lighting.

Love the Humpbacks!
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 06-16-2022, 08:42 PM
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Views: 926
Posted By Reno
English wheel

https://chico.craigslist.org/tls/d/hamilton-city-english-wheel/7474706124.html
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-15-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,009
Views: 898,669
Posted By Reno
There seem to several shade tree attempts in the...

There seem to several shade tree attempts in the Sierras, but none as elegant as Gojeeps'.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-04-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Then I started to widen the rear fenders to fit...

Then I started to widen the rear fenders to fit the new tires. I cut the fender on the car and positioned the 3 1/2" offset with clecoed braces. The flange would have required too much stretch to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-04-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
I cut out the sunroof assembly and filled it in. ...

I cut out the sunroof assembly and filled it in.

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It is all welded in but will require some hammer and dolly/ planishing work when it goes back on the rotisserie.
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-19-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Thanks Jon. There are very few connections left...

Thanks Jon. There are very few connections left that are Whitworth, but will keep that in mind. I cleaned up the fender mount holes with a 1/4-28 tap. That matched the British thread. The flat head...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-19-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Reno
WOW! I recognize that. Is it for a full...

WOW! I recognize that. Is it for a full restoration?
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-02-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
The narrow body requires a dog leg to clear the...

The narrow body requires a dog leg to clear the headers. Then the angle of the steering wheel inside was excessive with the straight column, so I shortened it and installed another U joint under the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-26-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Thanks Marcus. Pugsy, the upper level was...

Thanks Marcus.

Pugsy, the upper level was the trunk floor and covered the spare tire below it. Since the trunk lid opens tailgate style that upper level and the trunk lid when down create a four...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
I rolled the rear bulkhead to transition to the...

I rolled the rear bulkhead to transition to the floor.

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Then I ran the floor panel through the Pulmax to form the ribs as before. It picked up a twist which I think was caused by the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-25-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Aren't they great Kent, no 3 sided holes in sheet...

Aren't they great Kent, no 3 sided holes in sheet metal.

I didn't check my tank depth when I filled the original tank opening, so I had to cut it out and raise the floor. Flanges were welded at...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-09-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Thanks Pugsy. I opened up one of the wiper...

Thanks Pugsy.

I opened up one of the wiper shaft openings thinking I would have to use a modern stye, before I found some original transmissions. I found repro grommets in Australia so I needed to...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-02-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
I had to finish the apron work before I could...

I had to finish the apron work before I could fill in the tank opening. The original was a ten gallon that had a flange on top that sat under the spare tire well. I'm installing a 15 gal tank so I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By Reno
I'm with Chris. I suppose it is the balance, but...

I'm with Chris. I suppose it is the balance, but the 1427 Plomb is my favorite. Even the 1428 which I believe is a later manufacture doesn't balance the same.

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Forum: Automotive Projects 04-01-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Thanks Antoine. I had some damage to repair...

Thanks Antoine.

I had some damage to repair at the rear apron and did not want to involve the leaded seam so I cut out the rusted and dented parts and pieced them back. I metal worked the rest as...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-25-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
I mounted some toggle clamps on the baffle to...

I mounted some toggle clamps on the baffle to anchor the fender to the rocker panel. It is upside down, and a safety is in order, but the weight of the hood is all behind the hinge point under the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-23-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
We shall see Marcus. I need to finalize the...

We shall see Marcus. I need to finalize the assembly of the hood and fenders and the anchor points before I started whacking on the wings so I have some fixed reference side to side.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-22-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
No problem Steve, posting helps keep me on track....

No problem Steve, posting helps keep me on track.

I ran some tape to represent either pie cuts or longitudinal slices to widen the front fender. The inner and outer fender sandwich the headlight...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-21-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
Then I was finally able to get the front end...

Then I was finally able to get the front end mounted on the hinges. I stiffened the inner panels and the baffles at the rear with beads and gained some, but I should have used some sort of guide...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-21-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,478
Posted By Reno
I made inner fender panels and then spliced in...

I made inner fender panels and then spliced in the deep well for the rear of the tire to save on a lot of stretching.

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And the passenger side from the inside.

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Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By Reno
That's it Marc. I spend time at the rack in the...

That's it Marc. I spend time at the rack in the welding store testing the cheaters at a comfortable welding distance without resorting to tilting my head back for the reading distance. It ends up to...
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