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Old 01-04-2012, 12:57 AM
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Good to see you finally taking the time to share your amazing work with everyone!
Humm I'm not too comfortable with the word ''amazing'' describing the work LOL
Thanks Phil.
Bullshit, that work IS AMAZING to me, anyway....take a bow my man....

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Old 01-04-2012, 02:36 PM
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michel,

GREAT work you are doing. Your fabrication with steel is beautiful.

I have a complete set of door hinges for a 77. If they will work for you, they are yours.

Let me know!

Robert
thanks for the offer Robert, but the hinges were for Denpo who's looking for a part of the hinges.
I tought I had a spare set but turned out it was a spare set of hood hinges.

Thanks BBShark

Thanks for the kind words, just trying to NOT spend LOL
It's ok on my side, brought the hinge spring roller to my mechanist, he's gonna duplicate them. Thanks for the initiative Michel.
Oh well, looks I spoke too quick :
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:39 PM
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Well, since I have another few hours in the garage, maybe a few days actualy.

I played with the birdcage this morning.

Heres the part I'm trying to reproduce,



Compared to the new one , I think there an improvement dont you think?



this morning I kept trimming it's and it's getting there.



Of course, it's not pretty, after all these parts were made using a grinder, a hammer and a vise, but I dont mind about the looks too much since it's framework and those parts will be all covered with fiberglass.



Next, I have to finish the welds on the channel and test fit everything measuring again and again to make sure everything is where it's suppose to be , then tack weld .

But first, breakfast!.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:59 PM
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Good work. Nice shop. Gotta love the urinal on the wall.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:33 PM
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Good work. Nice shop. Gotta love the urinal on the wall.
Thanks Jeff,
Yeah the urinal... this one of the (many) projects that needs to be adressed.
All the plumbing is there, bought the tiles for it, all I have to do is install the tiles and connect it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:58 PM
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I think I can call this part of the birdcage "done"!
I welded the part and cleaned up the welds.

here's a look at the back side of the mount no 3,



compared to when I started


later, I'll make some thicker inset to solidify the mounts.

sides


Like I said, it's not pretty but sure looks better than what I started with huh?





Of course, I'll have all the welds checked by my son who is a certified welder.
Just in case LOL

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:19 AM
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Holy cow, you're on fire Michel
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:54 AM
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Ha Ha ha, not on fire, finaly, I just have some time to play.

Actualy, last time I worked on a car, couples of days ago...I was on fire!!!

I was heating up a header bolt and suddenly, it smelled funny, my hair were on fire!

Today was a good day, no blood was shed LOL
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:11 PM
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Ok today I had to work, snow removal, but did only a few hours, that left me the afternoon to play in the garage.

When I did the lower pillar and the back, I shouldve started by repairing the channel.


this is where the seat belt reinforcements are welded to the channel.



View from under, turned the cage upside down


Theres a few bends I couldnt reproduce properly with my hammer and vice soooooo

Tell me?
This is a part of the shelvings of the garage.
It does look like a donor part and has the bends I need huh???




After a few cuts, I have the bends I need.
not perfect, but it will do the job.


After a few ''adjustements'' I tacked it into place


then welded it, still a bit of trimming to do.


OK ok the welds arnt pretty but it will be allright.

I think I can get to the other side now.

As you can see, the seat belt reinforcements are gone,




I wont tackle making some new ones, instead I'll try to get them new.

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Old 01-05-2012, 11:49 PM
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You found more shelving bars?? Nice work as usual. Next time I'm over I expect the car to be fully rebuilt and driveable!
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