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fatchuk wrote:

Unbelievable quality of workmanship..I really don't know you so I try not to say to much, but I have sure watched this fabrication and before it goes into hibernation (house project) I just wanted to say you are a very talented guy there pugsy..This is about as professional as it gets...This is riddler quality building..Geeze there are an amazing number of talented members on here ..Makes me really grateful for this forum and all the guys willing to share their skills, secrets and amazing  talent..Thanks pugsy for sharing all this and even though I have not been able to get to one of your work shops I have followed all the comments from the members who have attended.. You are a great asset to this board and no Drama..although I like a little drama too it does keep one looking in each day..Thanks Pugsy..great work


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janies dirty 37 wrote:

Thanks for continuing to post progress in this thread. Always look forward to your progress.

Not for nothing, but if Joe was a real friend..... he would build the laundry shoot so you could keep workin on this.

I'm always amazed at the talent in our "little" community. Great job Pugsy.


 

Thanks for checking in Janice.

I appreciate the kind words and yes, this board has a ton of talented guys posting.



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fatchuk wrote:

Unbelievable quality of workmanship..I really don't know you so I try not to say to much, but I have sure watched this fabrication and before it goes into hibernation (house project) I just wanted to say you are a very talented guy there pugsy..This is about as professional as it gets...This is riddler quality building..Geeze there are an amazing number of talented members on here ..Makes me really grateful for this forum and all the guys willing to share their skills, secrets and amazing  talent..Thanks pugsy for sharing all this and even though I have not been able to get to one of your work shops I have followed all the comments from the members who have attended.. You are a great asset to this board and no Drama..although I like a little drama too it does keep one looking in each day..Thanks Pugsy..great work


 

Thanks fatchuk.

 

Your comments are greatly appreciated. Especially now that I'm winding down on it for a short hiatus.

If you're at Autofest this year, I may be hosting a metal shaping workshop there so be sure to come by and say hello.

 

 

 



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54vicky wrote:
fatchuk wrote:

Unbelievable quality of workmanship..I really don't know you so I try not to say to much, but I have sure watched this fabrication and before it goes into hibernation (house project) I just wanted to say you are a very talented guy there pugsy..This is about as professional as it gets...This is riddler quality building..Geeze there are an amazing number of talented members on here ..Makes me really grateful for this forum and all the guys willing to share their skills, secrets and amazing  talent..Thanks pugsy for sharing all this and even though I have not been able to get to one of your work shops I have followed all the comments from the members who have attended.. You are a great asset to this board and no Drama..although I like a little drama too it does keep one looking in each day..Thanks Pugsy..great work


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Very nice work, looking gooood!!!

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Thanks Mark.

 

A few pics after I dropped it back on the chassis and screwed on the doors and deck lid.

And that will be it for quite a while.....

 

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Looks great Pugsy, it's going to be one of those cars that you have to walk around 20 times just to appreciate the workmanship and try and figure out everything that's been modified.

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Very nice

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wolfman1 wrote:

Looks great Pugsy, it's going to be one of those cars that you have to walk around 20 times just to appreciate the workmanship and try and figure out everything that's been modified.


 

 

Thanks.

I love seeing cars like that. Even nicer to own one.



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Bob T wrote:

Very nice


 

Thanks Bob.



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My favourite part of this forum is "build my ride." It blows my mind, and makes me very envious, while following the many exceptional builds the extremely talented people on this site are producing. Good on you all and please keep the photos coming.

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Thanks Dakota.

Yep. A lot of nice builds on this forum, for sure.

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Thanks for the updated pics, and noticed the Bridgeport in the corner.

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sasquatch wrote:

Thanks for the updated pics, and noticed the Bridgeport in the corner.


 

Handy machine to have.



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Great to see it back home pugsy. Always enjoy the updates on this.


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123pugsy wrote:

 

Thanks Mark.

 

A few pics after I dropped it back on the chassis and screwed on the doors and deck lid.

And that will be it for quite a while.....

 

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Saying it's been a while is an understatement. Guess what's back in the garage after knocking down a house, building a new one, buying a 69 El Camino that needed a whack of new goods including a 5.3 swap, overdrive tranny and a new 12 bolt.

 

 

 

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Good to hear. Get back at it, can't wait to see some more progress on this car.


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Lightspeed Mike wrote:

Good to hear. Get back at it, can't wait to see some more progress on this car.


 

Thanks Mike.

I'm slowly getting back at it. Takes time for me to change over projects.

I'm at a real hard part of the build. I have to get the fender to cowl connection dead on.

The cowl is all rusted where it bolts on and the fender is no where close to lining up on one side.

Oh, and I had the laser level out and the whole body is twisted about 5/16" over the length of the cab....ouch....



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the canoe on the roof is a nice touch !! maybe a little premature but .. nice lol

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DJD wrote:

the canoe on the roof is a nice touch !! maybe a little premature but .. nice lol


 

 

Thanks.......it was bargain basement priced...........

 

 

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I cut out the rusted cowl where the fender used to bolt on and then the fun began. A ton of work for something that looks so simple.

 

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A back strip was added with nuts welded on.

 

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I got the welds finished and smoothed up. Gonna need some filler for sure as I can't get behind the bottom of the patch to tap it out.

The piece that will weld to the fender fits pretty good.

 

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I had a line scribed to trim the fender for the flange patch when I woke up and realized I hadn't even leveled the the darn thing.....

Third pic shows the initial line I scribed. The front of the car would have been going upwards as there is no adjustment on the connection.

 

 

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The bottom of the fender still wasn't lining up to the rocker, so a little slice and dice was in order.

 

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I got it all welded up, and took down the lumps with minimal planishing at this time.

Need to check it after the other side is done. No point going too far if things are not done correctly.

 

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I got the passenger side this far as well....and then:

How to screw up a perfectly (not so) good hood:

 

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Finding the pivot point. (Too far back here)

 

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Those of you with a keen idea would have noticed the round corners at the bottom of the hood by now to clear the fenders.


Cowl/hood/fender intersection is a very bad place to be in the hot rod building process and has had me stalled for a while. That and getting a new DD, installing hitches and stuff.....all take time. But mostly getting my head around this intersection....

 

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I needed an offset patch with a curve to match the hood. Well, the hood can match the patch later easily enough.


I used my hydraulic knockout punch with inverted punch into an oversized die to press the step. This could be done in a vise using a socket and a short piece of thick walled tube. (I'm pretty sure anyways)

 

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Those of you with a keen eye would have noticed the radius did not blend properly in the last pic where it transitioned from cowl to hood corner.
No problem, just a short weld extra.....

 

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Pugsy every time I read your thread I'm in awe. I wish I had 1/10th of your talent. Reading posts like yours inspires the rest of us to try to do better so keep up the excellent work.

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Thanks Iwanna

 

New bits of flange for top of fenders was next.

 

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More of the same on the other side.

Closing off holes at bottoms of cowl also......

 

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Filling in the bottoms of the rockers was tough. Welding overhead sucks, especially when it's not high enough. I welded one side but will wait til it's back on the roto to weld the other.

Also filled in the two corners of the fenders to the new flange at bottom. Had a hole, tried to fill it with rod, even though I knew better, and ended up doing what I should have anyways...D'OH!

 

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The other side..........

 

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Fender washers.........

 

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Vent patch.........a bit of undercut from grinding but high build and a skim of bondo is fine with me.

 

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Wiper holes filled next......

 

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A bit of heat and persuasion took care of the cowl flange.

 

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Patch at cowl..........

 

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A fella on another board posted some hot rod hinges so I thought I would mock up the design.

 

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Closing down.............

 

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Wiper transmissions next. Needed to cut a piece of defogger duct out of the way in order to insert them.
I'll finish the welding on the roto so I can get into a comfortable position. Only one shot at welding these properly. Cannot just smooze Bondo all around after.

Covers ready to go and preinstalled. Notes marked on the covers so I don't forget later.

 

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Mock up of hinge pockets. The strip of metal represents where the fender will be. Looks like some wiggle will need to be added to the hinge arms. Lots of room at the top to attach to the hood.

 

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Made a flange for the defogger reducer on the shrinker. Was curious if I could shrink a flat strip to 2" diameter.

Used some s/s rods to make hose keeper onners.

Used a hole saw to add a 2" hole on the driver's side and put a divider in the factory duct at the opening that was made for the transmission.

Should get some good airflow from the VA unit.

 

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The plan is to use a 90° brake set up from Kugel and build a cubby into the firewall to house the hydro boost , brake lines and power steering lines.

I can't stand the idea of having all that juice inside the car and crawling around under the dash for repairs. I dropped the body down, cut off an ear from the bell housing and got 2" more floor and 1" more firewall at the top.

Then, I made a template from steel L angles so I could figure out the cowl extensions at the top.

 

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Cowl bits. I took a paper pattern, cut the shape and used a hand tipping tool to fold it.

Still too lazy to bring the bead roller home.

 

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I got the Kugel brake pedal yesterday and mocked it up.

The AC unit fits right behind the master so I believe it should work out as planned.

The cubby will be stainless with a drain tube down to the street.

 

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