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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by Rattiac on June 17, 2024, 11:31:43 PM »
Rattiac., great job on the tops!

Rattiac, nice. Can't say i'm wild about the bright red top on the '64 Galaxy, but nice job and car.

Ed, your sedan is really looking good.
Thanks guys.  Finally have some dealer work coming in. 
I kinda liked that red cloth top.  It broke up all that white.  We don't ever get custom colors.

The weather here has been kinda odd.  It was 100 the past few days and now tonight it's in the 40's. My hand would tell me if a storms coming but I had a few new blisters pop up this morning.  Blisters on top of blisters.
Gotta start on the truck tomorrow once the water pump comes in from summit.
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Saw today on the news that they are doing the Pony Express Re-ride  and riding through Utah .
You can track em GPS on the NPEA (national pony express association) .
So many cool things going on this summer.

One day I'd like to have a cruise to the Orr's Ranch on Lincoln hwy.
Seemed like it should get some attention.

Edit:::;  looks like this Sunday they will be coming through Utah.
Might be a good test drive for the truck with the new radiator/pump.
See if I can get some footage. 

July 4th.  The Big Boy 4014 is also coming through on the way to California.  Its coming back around the 16- 18th on a different track, the Lucin cutoff across the great salt lake.

Gonna be busy. 😊
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Last post by Essex_29 on June 17, 2024, 12:23:51 PM »
I did something I didn't think I'd do, I put an electric pusher fan in the Pontiac. I never liked electric fans.
The visco fan gave up some time ago, so slow traffic has been an issue for years. There's not
enough room for an eighties visco fan, so I've been procrastinating a long time, meaning to
move the radiator forward a bit.  Still too lazy to do it now.
Hope this does the trick for the near future. Or a few years.



The reason for not just mounting a straight up mechanical fan is it turns too fast and roars like a jet.
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Thank you very much sixball, for the nice words!
Lol sammons, my wife said it looked nice with the outlined floor panels, but then she knew
what I was up to, I had groaned about the stupidity of forgetting the sealing work before the
black paint. In any case, it's painted over now, I made a  small amount of 2K paint and brushed
it on with a small brush.

On thursday I finally got the driver's side drip rail done.



After a couple days filled with chores and whatnot, I got to welding the 18 holes where some chrome
and the cowl lights have been mounted.
Welding and grinding done, I sanded the paint off the whole cowl area.
I may have a small patch to do on one door, but otherwise I think the body is done, when it comes
 to rust repairs.



I'll probably weld the hood gasket hold down holes too, when I figure an easy way to make suitable
 round sheet metal plates. Maybe some small washers would fit well enough.
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Early Chevy/GM Discussion / Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Last post by Essex_29 on June 16, 2024, 04:16:43 PM »
Hope that works out okay for you. I thoguht my Buick had too much shape in the pillars for using
 pipe. I should have anyway, I put way too much work into making the pillars out of plate.
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Early Chevy/GM Discussion / Re: 1932 Pontiac Six build
« Last post by Rattiac on June 15, 2024, 02:49:12 PM »
Bought a stick of 1.5" square.  Gonna start tearing the car apart once test n', tune is over with.
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Lol, i opened post without my glasses. Thought you were test fitting your black carpet with white pipeing, old school😁 It's easy to get s head of yourself sometimes.

Your rain gutter fab looks great, nice job.
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You are good!
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Yesterday, before buying that body sealant, I worked on my drip rails. The original ones were thrown
inside the car when I bought it, they were totally destroyed, bent and dinged, and I have no idea how
 I'd have mounted them to the body anyway as  they were from some kind of cast pot metal.
The drip rail was about the size of a 10mm diameter tube ( about 3/8"). I cut away about a quarter of
the tube along it's lenght, that's two 80" long pieces of pipe

I then bent the pipe over a large Pontiac brake drum that had almost the exact right diameter.



Then I cut the base rails out of  14 gauge sheetmetal.



 86 holes drilled for plug welds in the sheet metal.



Welding the tube to the sheet metal strips was tricky, as I effectively had to do it from the back side.
I clamped the drip rail to the roof, and started plug welding it from the rear, bending and adjusting the
warped thing into some kind of submission. After grinding the welds, it looks like I have a driprail.



As usual, now I just have to make one for the other side.
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Thank you 62131.

Painting the black that fast (before thinking things through) wasn't that bright of a move. I totally
forgot the body sealant.
Oh well, I figure I'll paint over it with black paint and a small brush.

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