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Post by sweetandsour » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:07 am

I'm installing new front disc brake pads on my truck today, hoping the rotors are still ok.
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Specing out new workstations for 3D CAD.
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Post by JimVH » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:45 pm

I am answering a seemingly endless flow of requests for information from regulators seeking answers to questions that have previously been explained.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:14 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:45 pm
I am answering a seemingly endless flow of requests for information from regulators seeking answers to questions that have previously been explained.
There's no rule that says regulators need have any expertise in the field they're regulating.
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Post by JimVH » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:16 pm

FredS wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:14 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:45 pm
I am answering a seemingly endless flow of requests for information from regulators seeking answers to questions that have previously been explained.
There's no rule that says regulators need have any expertise in the field they're regulating.
That is keenly evident in this matter.
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Post by joegoat » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:23 pm

Sanded the Super Bug for paint today.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm

Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm

joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
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Looks more orange in daylight than in the fluorescent garage lights. Will you paint it or have it professionally done?
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Jocose » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:40 pm

joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
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Dang man, I thought you were my neighbor for a minute!

Hes doing a similar project.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
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Looks more orange in daylight than in the fluorescent garage lights. Will you paint it or have it professionally done?
The whole car has been sanded to 250 grit between the two pictures so it looks a little more dull. I tried every shop in my area and they are either booked solid or don't do whole cars. You would think a fully stripped and prepped car body staying the same color would be an easy job for a shop. I guess not. I just want a driver that looks good. I'm willing to do the work to achieve that. Even if it requires a bunch of wet sanding to remove my runs afterwards.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Sir Moose » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:37 pm

joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
ImageImageImage

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Looks more orange in daylight than in the fluorescent garage lights. Will you paint it or have it professionally done?
The whole car has been sanded to 250 grit between the two pictures so it looks a little more dull. I tried every shop in my area and they are either booked solid or don't do whole cars. You would think a fully stripped and prepped car body staying the same color would be an easy job for a shop. I guess not. I just want a driver that looks good. I'm willing to do the work to achieve that. Even if it requires a bunch of wet sanding to remove my runs afterwards.
You could tell the shops not to do the whole car. Just do a piece...and then another piece...and then another.... You get the idea.
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:06 am

Sir Moose wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
ImageImageImage

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Looks more orange in daylight than in the fluorescent garage lights. Will you paint it or have it professionally done?
The whole car has been sanded to 250 grit between the two pictures so it looks a little more dull. I tried every shop in my area and they are either booked solid or don't do whole cars. You would think a fully stripped and prepped car body staying the same color would be an easy job for a shop. I guess not. I just want a driver that looks good. I'm willing to do the work to achieve that. Even if it requires a bunch of wet sanding to remove my runs afterwards.
You could tell the shops not to do the whole car. Just do a piece...and then another piece...and then another.... You get the idea.
I bet if it was an insurance claim they might take it.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 am

joegoat wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:06 am
Sir Moose wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
ImageImageImage

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Looks more orange in daylight than in the fluorescent garage lights. Will you paint it or have it professionally done?
The whole car has been sanded to 250 grit between the two pictures so it looks a little more dull. I tried every shop in my area and they are either booked solid or don't do whole cars. You would think a fully stripped and prepped car body staying the same color would be an easy job for a shop. I guess not. I just want a driver that looks good. I'm willing to do the work to achieve that. Even if it requires a bunch of wet sanding to remove my runs afterwards.
You could tell the shops not to do the whole car. Just do a piece...and then another piece...and then another.... You get the idea.
I bet if it was an insurance claim they might take it.

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You need an old school body shop not a collision repair shop. The problem is that when you find one they're going to want at least $4000 to paint that thing. Maybe even $6000. I'd hit a few spring car shows and ask around. Every group of car guys has a painter who shoots their cars and those guys usually don't mind spraying over someone else's work. The top end pros will want to spend 40 hours to 're-prep' it in their shop before they'll paint it.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:04 am

I got the shed cleaned out yesterday. Today I'm getting the Rhodes Bantam ready for sailing. The old stiff jib and main halyards are replaced. I also got line to do the main sheet, but I under estimated by 5 feet. Poop!
A couple small cracks have developed where the centerboard house joins the hull so I need to do some glass repairs. Other that that, she's in ship shape for being 50 years old.Image

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by GaryInVA » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 am

FredS wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 am
joegoat wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:06 am
Sir Moose wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
ImageImageImage

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Looks more orange in daylight than in the fluorescent garage lights. Will you paint it or have it professionally done?
The whole car has been sanded to 250 grit between the two pictures so it looks a little more dull. I tried every shop in my area and they are either booked solid or don't do whole cars. You would think a fully stripped and prepped car body staying the same color would be an easy job for a shop. I guess not. I just want a driver that looks good. I'm willing to do the work to achieve that. Even if it requires a bunch of wet sanding to remove my runs afterwards.
You could tell the shops not to do the whole car. Just do a piece...and then another piece...and then another.... You get the idea.
I bet if it was an insurance claim they might take it.

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You need an old school body shop not a collision repair shop. The problem is that when you find one they're going to want at least $4000 to paint that thing. Maybe even $6000. I'd hit a few spring car shows and ask around. Every group of car guys has a painter who shoots their cars and those guys usually don't mind spraying over someone else's work. The top end pros will want to spend 40 hours to 're-prep' it in their shop before they'll paint it.
What shape are the heater channels in this body?
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Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 am

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 am

GaryInVA wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 am
FredS wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 am
joegoat wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:06 am
Sir Moose wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Goose55 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:33 pm
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Body work is done. Not bad for an amateur, if I do say so myself. I did do a bit of composite work on airplanes, but I'm far from good at this stuff. The ol' girl is coming along.
ImageImageImage

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Looks more orange in daylight than in the fluorescent garage lights. Will you paint it or have it professionally done?
The whole car has been sanded to 250 grit between the two pictures so it looks a little more dull. I tried every shop in my area and they are either booked solid or don't do whole cars. You would think a fully stripped and prepped car body staying the same color would be an easy job for a shop. I guess not. I just want a driver that looks good. I'm willing to do the work to achieve that. Even if it requires a bunch of wet sanding to remove my runs afterwards.
You could tell the shops not to do the whole car. Just do a piece...and then another piece...and then another.... You get the idea.
I bet if it was an insurance claim they might take it.

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You need an old school body shop not a collision repair shop. The problem is that when you find one they're going to want at least $4000 to paint that thing. Maybe even $6000. I'd hit a few spring car shows and ask around. Every group of car guys has a painter who shoots their cars and those guys usually don't mind spraying over someone else's work. The top end pros will want to spend 40 hours to 're-prep' it in their shop before they'll paint it.
What shape are the heater channels in this body?
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Hovannes » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:17 pm

Making a new cutting board---carving board. The old one de-laminated. It's a odd size to fit inside a lipped pan and I've used it to slice tri-tip without the juice running all over the kitchen counter. With BBQ season here I want to get this done.
I bought the glue today---Elmer's Waterproof Carpenter's Wood Glue Max is what they recommended at the ACE. Now I have to get some hardwood---probably oak but I'd prefer maple if I can find any---and start sawing and clamping.
The biggest issues is---should I glue it up side by side, or butcher block style?


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