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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:10 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:28 am
FredS wrote:
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joegoat wrote:
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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.
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?
Immaculate! I got lucky with this car. Though heating in the bug is a joke, the heater channels are structural from what I understand.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by GaryInVA » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:52 pm

joegoat wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:10 pm
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?
Immaculate! I got lucky with this car. Though heating in the bug is a joke, the heater channels are structural from what I understand.
They are, they provide chassis rigidity along with the center tunnel. I had them replaced on my 66 and the metal they attached to on the body was in such bad shape that the body flexed every time I drove over a bridge joint at highway speeds and the driver side door would swing open.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by coco » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:14 pm

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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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Butcher block. End grain is easier on your blade.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by mont974x4 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:14 pm

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Redwood counter being dry fit


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Post by Goose55 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:03 pm

German snowbird friends of mine up the block asked if before they returned to Germany next week if I would repaint their south facing steel security door that gets all the weather. It had not been painted in over ten years so was showing quite a bit of rust. They knew they could trust me to do it right and not make a mess. It took me a couple of hours to prep, mask and do both sides with Rustoleum aerosol gloss Almond color. Looks great. Like a brand new door. A perfect match in color to their stucco siding. They are very pleased. And I made $40.

I should have made a before and after pic but I forgot to bring my camera.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Sledin » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:48 pm

Making progress on rehabbing a rental suite.


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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:50 am

Waiting for the grass to dry off and rolling some cartridges for my P53 Enfield. Rolled, dipped in lube, charged with powder, twisted off, and packaged for my next trip to the range.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Gabriel » Sat May 04, 2019 4:52 pm

After many delays, finally finished Mrs Gabriel’s Christmas present:

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JimVH » Sat May 04, 2019 5:42 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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After many delays, finally finished Mrs Gabriel’s Christmas present:

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Well done.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sat May 04, 2019 6:48 pm

Packing away in 1/2 pint jars a lot of Gawith, Hoggarth & Sam Gawith bulk blends. I've got a sharp knife alongside just in case I find any mold spots. I'll have a dozen or more jars jam-packed full before I'm finished
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Sat May 04, 2019 6:49 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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After many delays, finally finished Mrs Gabriel’s Christmas present:

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Nice, warm comforter there, too. Is that a queen sized bed?
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Gabriel » Sat May 04, 2019 8:28 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 6:49 pm
Gabriel wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 4:52 pm
After many delays, finally finished Mrs Gabriel’s Christmas present:

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Nice, warm comforter there, too. Is that a queen sized bed?
Yes, queen sized bed. One of the kids added the bear...
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Sun May 05, 2019 7:36 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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After many delays, finally finished Mrs Gabriel’s Christmas present:

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I like that insert in the headboard. Nice work Gabe.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by mont974x4 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:00 pm

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I finished up this tamarack tv stand a few days ago.


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I finished up this tamarack tv stand a few days ago.


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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:29 am

I have a fellow coming over today to do a bit of sprucing up in the yard. What will I work on? Helping him get his work done more easily.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Wed May 08, 2019 10:51 am

Finally! The last (insert your favorite four letter word) bolt is in. Two of them fought me to the very end. The body is on the frame! She's looking like a car again! Image

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Wed May 08, 2019 12:19 pm

"Frame," in regards to Bugs, is a euphemism for "floppy sheet metal pan". Back in the day, I helped a buddy put a body lift in his Baja Bug. Literally, we used wood 2x4's. He made a pattern for the one over the front hump that he was later going to use to make a cast aluminum piece so he could replace it all with metal. He spent about a week in high school shop class cutting an old VW engine block in to pieces that would fit in the crucible. When he fired up the forge flames shot about 15' out the top. Turns out those cases were a magnesium alloy.
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Post by joegoat » Wed May 08, 2019 3:52 pm

FredS wrote:"Frame," in regards to Bugs, is a euphemism for "floppy sheet metal pan". Back in the day, I helped a buddy put a body lift in his Baja Bug. Literally, we used wood 2x4's. He made a pattern for the one over the front hump that he was later going to use to make a cast aluminum piece so he could replace it all with metal. He spent about a week in high school shop class cutting an old VW engine block in to pieces that would fit in the crucible. When he fired up the forge flames shot about 15' out the top. Turns out those cases were a magnesium alloy.
Haha! A"floppy sheet metal pan" is a very true statement. The main I-beam is pretty rigid, but what you actually sit on is indeed, little more than an oversized cookie sheet of the dollar store variety. She's nearly on the ground. I just have to replace a tie rod end that I buggered up on disassembly and she'll be rolling!

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Wed May 08, 2019 4:20 pm

It's looking good Joe. Are you enjoying the restoration or are you a poor guy who wants a nice VW so you have to DIY? If I recall correctly, you don't get your hands dirty much any more at your day job so turning wrenches might be a pleasant diversion in your off hours.
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