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Old 04-15-2008, 11:41 PM
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Hmm...somehow I missed this thread.

Looks like you are getting some work done. Other than the jigsaw (see in pics) how are you cutting the sheetmetal?

I have heard the little plasmas are nice for that, but never used a little one. I know the big ones would blow it apart (not in a good way).
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Hmm...somehow I missed this thread.

Looks like you are getting some work done. Other than the jigsaw (see in pics) how are you cutting the sheetmetal?

I have heard the little plasmas are nice for that, but never used a little one. I know the big ones would blow it apart (not in a good way).
I use a electric grinder with a 4" wheel, or i'll use my air-die grinder. Can't afford a plasma, I wish I had one would be like cutting butter. there nice.
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Nice work.

In about 1971 or so My Dad had a 1966 Coronet 500,383 magnum,auto,gold,with black interior.I loved that car.
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In about 1971 or so My Dad had a 1966 Coronet 500,383 magnum,auto,gold,with black interior.I loved that car.
Thanks, I gotta get some more pics up. Im working on the outer wheel houses now so I can get the quaters on.
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Looks good , are you using a TIG welder for the sheetmetal? thinking about going to night classes to learn how to use one... GOOD JOB.
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Looks good , are you using a TIG welder for the sheetmetal? thinking about going to night classes to learn how to use one... GOOD JOB.
Thanks Im using a mig, right now im using flux-core wire in the places you won't see then i'll use gas for the rest.
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I have the same welder setup that haven't gotten to use ( need some training) since I got it at X-mas, but looking forward to learning.
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Rolled the car out this is what the whole thing looks like now.




Got the new trunk lid on.




Got the old rotten wheel house cut out ready for the new one.





Heres what the new one looks like. Had to cut and modify it to fit a convertable, almost cried cutting up a $109 peice of metal...

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Looking good. Keep us updated as you can.


I will be using a mig as well. I have a tri-mix of gas on mine. It is a 220V Lincoln. I am hoping it will go cold enough for the thin sheet metal. I have never welded any thin stuff with it.
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I will be using a mig as well. I have a tri-mix of gas on mine. It is a 220V Lincoln. I am hoping it will go cold enough for the thin sheet metal. I have never welded any thin stuff with it.

Lots of work.
Mine is a 110v, as long as you don't try to lay a bead on the thin stuff and do it little at a time you'll be fine.
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