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Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by luvthyapril, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. airford1

    airford1 In Maximum Overdrive

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    LOL you're killing me, I can stick and mig weld pretty good . The problem is keeping the bead where it belongs.:eek:
     
  2. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Here is the trick. First get a bunch of scrap to practice on.
    Pick a welder to learn and stick with it until you have it down, then move to the other welder.
    Start with a flat piece and practice the weave moving straight down until you can make a fairly uniform weld about 1/4-3/8" wide and straight down with no holes or lumps for at least 3" without breaking the arc.
    That part will take longer than any other. Keep at it, I am talking about several hours of practice here. Get this down before you move on.
    Once you have your wrist trained, go thru the various weld positions, starting with straight welds to button welds to pipe welds. Then practice welding upside down.
    Give up Gilligan's Island for a month and spend an hour a day practicing and you will be a fair welder with the tool of your choice by the end of the month. In 3 months you will be making welds that look almost professional.
    More time, faster results. But you have to put in the hours.
     
  3. luvthyapril

    luvthyapril In Second Gear

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    more pictures of engine

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  4. luvthyapril

    luvthyapril In Second Gear

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    bottom of windshield

    Here's my idea for the plastic strip that's on the bottom of the windshield.
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    vinyl pinchweld as seen in picture, any comments?:D
     
  5. luvthyapril

    luvthyapril In Second Gear

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    received starter

    Called Ron at Pro Line told him he gave me the wrong starter and he sent me the right one next day via US Mail and said to return the other one to him at the next swapmeet so I thought that was very trusting of him and I would highly recommend Pro-Line of Parker AZ.
     
  6. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    great idea should keep it from gettin broke
     
  7. airford1

    airford1 In Maximum Overdrive

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    Leaves a nice clean edge. Very good.
     
  8. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I like it...alot! Very clean I would like to do the same to mine.
     
  9. burninbush

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    Somebody tell me please -- what is 'vinyl pinchweld' ? Never heard of it.
     
  10. Fomoco8

    Fomoco8 In Maximum Overdrive

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    i'll give it a shot!!!

    It is basically a trim piece such as a windlace used to secure a headliner or other material...Picture an edge , put a peice of vinyl cloth over it and then a piece of channel to "pinch weld" it by sliding over the edge and down to hold the vinyl in place. http://metrommp.com/metrocart/PartListByType.cfm?Type=Press-On Trim Seals Some excellent examples at this link page....
     
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  11. baflstangobx

    baflstangobx In First Gear

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    Painters

    Most painters (body men) around here are a half of a paycheck from living under a bridge. They want up front money to screw you. It will take 3 weeks, that statement has now moved into the three biggest lies group.
     
  12. luvthyapril

    luvthyapril In Second Gear

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    more pictures

    OK heres more pictures of the progress I've made on the ranchero taken this weekend.
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  13. *RD*

    *RD* In Maximum Overdrive

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    The hood on your car looks very nice, I ended up paying 3,000 for my paint job 4 years ago, man does time fly. The guy who also painted the car said that he laid out the outline freehand off of a picture from sarah's 72. Man these 72's look nice with the gt hood.
     
  14. airford1

    airford1 In Maximum Overdrive

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    Car looks real good. Nice job!
     
  15. kingtlp

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    Looks good to me.
     

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