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Old 06-17-2021, 07:11 AM
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You really made great progress on this car, thanks for sharing!

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Old 06-17-2021, 04:09 PM
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Nice progress, up there in the high desert.
I am seeing some smooth welding, too.
I know this is late in the game to mention - but another cool way to fill in big old belt molding holes - by not welding .... I learnt a trick from a 1930's-vintage metalguy - making brass or galvanized back-up discs, tinning one side of those and the back side of the panel holes, and then sweat-soldering them in. No distortion and takes 5-10 min per.
You keep on steaming right along ....
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Old 06-18-2021, 09:29 AM
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I still have a door to fill, so maybe I'll experiment with the old door skins. Was the trim hole leaded after the brass backing?
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Old 06-18-2021, 01:12 PM
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I still have a door to fill, so maybe I'll experiment with the old door skins. Was the trim hole leaded after the brass backing?

Yes - I used a 275W electric stick iron for that.
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Old 07-01-2021, 07:56 PM
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Kent, thanks for the tip.
I pulled a 300 watt iron in from E Bay, and experimented with it today. The best results were with .010" brass large enough so it didn't de-solder when filling the hole. I had good luck holding it in place with a high temperature magnet. I ground a slight bevel on the outer edge and tinned it, then soldered the piece and filled the hole. Struck it off with a Vixen . Absolutely no distortion on the panel. I fired up the soldering gun and was able to clean up the margin of #1 after I took the last shot. The lower wattage allows pinpoint repair.


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Old 07-01-2021, 08:15 PM
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I chickened out on using the 3.6 V6 from the Camaro due to my inexperience with the computer and CAN/BUS. When I find time I may still attempt to construct a stand alone harness that would control the engine and transmission.
For now I decided to go with an old school 350 with a 700R4 since the Jag IRS is a 3.54. Anyway I widened the space between the original "X" member and added the transmission mount which will also carry the radius rods from the IRS wishbone.

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