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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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07-23-16 07:22 PM - Post#2641438    
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Thanks Sir! Looks like "as of today" this car is now "on hold" until my daily driver is running again...

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 07-23-16 07:23 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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09-04-17 02:31 PM - Post#2706682    
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Still not much to report yet. I bought a house, got a garage over the cars, wired the garage, bought a mig welder, and am now saving money for an argon tank, and some sheet metal. Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll start learning to tack weld on some scrap pieces!

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2ndtime50guy 
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09-15-17 06:03 PM - Post#2707763    
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Finally some updates!!! I have started learning to mig weld! Here are some pics. It's kinda sloppy, but I'm learning quickly after only about 2 hours practice.

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2ndtime50guy 
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09-15-17 06:10 PM - Post#2707765    
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More practice. I welded some hinges onto a metal shelve to make a fold out bench today. Also practiced tacking on some spare 22 gauge. I figured if I can tack 22, 16 will be easier.

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2ndtime50guy 
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09-17-17 03:09 PM - Post#2707927    
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This is pretty much going to be a Sunday evening only update until marching band ends in November. It was a good day. My welds are marginally improved but still needing practice. I took Bill Gommel's advice and am learning to weld on the floor so that mistakes can be fixed and hidden with the carpet. Today I tacked I a minor hole in the floor with 16 gauge, made final door gap adjustments and tacked in the driver side rocker outer rocker panel, and patched a small mistake when I first trimmed the rocker. Pics below!

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 09-17-17 03:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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09-17-17 03:13 PM - Post#2707929    
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2ndtime50guy 
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09-17-17 03:16 PM - Post#2707930    
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2ndtime50guy 
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09-17-17 03:23 PM - Post#2707931    
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It's not pretty, but as I improve, I will come back and go over it as my skills improve. I am on a tight deadline, wanting to have all the sheet metal "roughed in" and shot with primer before my 30th high school reunion next summer! So I am "learning as I go!" I know I will always have my critics on here, but I would rather dive in, make some fixable mistakes, and not waste 10 years talking about how I "should have done it". What's the fun in it not being a learning experience? Thanks for your support!

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 09-17-17 03:26 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Dean50 
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09-21-17 10:56 AM - Post#2708384    
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Good for you, man! Moving forward.

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09-22-17 02:28 AM - Post#2708472    
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This arrived from EMS today. I can't wait to start this phase!

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09-22-17 08:35 AM - Post#2708506    
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  • 2ndtime50guy Said:
It's not pretty, but as I improve, I will come back and go over it as my skills improve. I am on a tight deadline, wanting to have all the sheet metal "roughed in" and shot with primer before my 30th high school reunion next summer! So I am "learning as I go!" I know I will always have my critics on here, but I would rather dive in, make some fixable mistakes, and not waste 10 years talking about how I "should have done it". What's the fun in it not being a learning experience? Thanks for your support!



Nice progress, Tim! Just remember, "tight deadlines" take the fun out it and lead to shortcuts that tend to fail. Been there, done that!


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2ndtime50guy 
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09-23-17 02:40 AM - Post#2708590    
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Thanks for that advice Sir! I'll try to keep that in mind and see how this goes. I'm wanting to take about 4 or more weekends on this first panel so as not to be in a hurry.

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2ndtime50guy 
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09-25-17 12:24 PM - Post#2708795    
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I did my initial biopsy of the panel and started fitting the new one this week. As some have stated, the front quarter panel presents some challenges and is not a perfect match, but we figured out how to make it work. On the next one, I am leaving the old door jam untouched and butt welding out on the skin.

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2ndtime50guy 
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09-25-17 07:02 PM - Post#2708853    
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A few more pics from this weekend. Next weekend, I clean, prep, and Por15 the inner body, use weld through primer on surfaces getting welded, and install the new inner front quarter if it arrives.

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2ndtime50guy 
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09-25-17 07:05 PM - Post#2708854    
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Oh, and weld in a small patch for the edge of that wheel well!

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Keith_Knox 
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09-26-17 06:23 PM - Post#2708970    
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Looks like you are getting the knack down for welding in the panels.

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2ndtime50guy 
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09-26-17 07:15 PM - Post#2708976    
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Well, the quarter panel is just clamped and screwed in place for now. I'm still trying to match up the door jam edges. The new panel jam edges are not as sharp, but I am bending and tapping them into shape. It is getting better. I also started mechanically removing internal body rust tonight. Here are a few pics.

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 09-26-17 08:23 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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10-08-17 05:31 PM - Post#2710192    
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A little progress from the last few weeks...front quarter is almost done, not quite there yet.

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-08-17 05:34 PM - Post#2710193    
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One more...

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-09-17 05:07 PM - Post#2710324    
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The next round of metal arrived today. This is getting exciting!

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PAragtopguy 
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10-10-17 03:54 PM - Post#2710432    
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Looking good!! You really picked up the welding quick!!

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10-11-17 02:25 AM - Post#2710475    
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Thanks. I still have some spots to work on, but it's getting easier.

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Dean50 
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10-12-17 04:49 AM - Post#2710603    
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Yes, its coming along nicely! You are making good progress.

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10-12-17 08:25 AM - Post#2710629    
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Last night I started cutting away the rotten passenger side inner and outer rocker and a portion of the floor. Unbelievably, the floor bracket ends seem nice and strong. That could be $170 savings on just those two you see. Pics:

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-13-17 08:55 PM - Post#2710794    
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I started fitting the passenger side panels today.

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10-16-17 03:59 AM - Post#2710975    
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Progressing nicely!!

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10-16-17 07:20 PM - Post#2711074    
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Thanks! Here is tonight's pic. All welded in and some touch ups left to do!

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10-17-17 06:18 AM - Post#2711121    
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One more from earlier showing the rocker in place...

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10-17-17 06:52 AM - Post#2711124    
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One more from earlier showing the rocker in place...

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-18-17 06:16 PM - Post#2711293    
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I started fitting this tonight. First, I cut out the thin metal.

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