Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Poptop2, Jun 1, 2014.
Them are nice wheels mr poptop...
Sorry I'm making it harder.
What's the panel sitting against the two tabs? is it a hardboard one? Which leads me to... where's the edge of the floor?
They are going right up to good steel. I did the same the other side as I need to make good the top of them once I remove the cargo bed. I have a feeling they compensate for the lack of body and the continuation of the monocoque above the load area.
There is a patch of floor missing inside the cab below the rear seat. I have a piece to go in. It will be done from above as it's easier access.
They are, I have longer studs for them in the glove box, but will probably go back to steelies.
My 68 doesn't have one.
There was a middle sill btw. On the other side I made one in sections and joined it to each upright.
Well, that stumped me?
Changed to argon mix ans tried a sample piece on some scrap at half power. Nice sizzle at wire speed 3. Tried it on the sill and no penetration, turned it up and it's popping like a good un. Turned the wire speed up and blew an hole right away... grr!
Popping + hole = RUST. Both side have to be clean and rust free.
I did manage a few better than ever before runs too.
Don't try runs on bodywork Malc, you'll blow holes.
do you need a load bed?
I told him that the other day!! hes getting old, will he turn up for techenders welding lessons ? , I hope so, it hard watching this unfold in front of my very eyes
Ps I'm just teasing x
Serious reply time.
If you asked me to show you how to drive my lorry I would know you would make mistakes, I would encourage you to keep going and help you with tips and gentle guidance as I know it is probably quite a difficult thing for you to do. One thing I wouldn't do is belittle you or your efforts.
I can't weld yet, but I couldn't drive or imagine driving a 60ft artic when I worked in an office. I learned and now I am good!
Don`t worry about him mate ,he has digs at me and it is water off a ducks back ,I know I am a god ,that`s what counts...
Self confidence get`s you though everything ,listen to Zed he is the old wise one...
Your welding is fine....
Yes. But I need to see how bad this one is and decide whether it is worth saving with patches from a salvaged one or an whole new bed. Probably a whole bed. Have you got one?
It's okay Mick. I know Dave, he is a good bloke and has a funny soh. I know he would help if he was closer. I just don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry jumping in and thinking it is fine to take the Mick and turning it into a carnival where I can't read the help from the laughter. I love a pee take, but I need advice on this thread mostly.
Just for your info.
I am just an average Joe Bloggs doing something I have always wanted to try. I don't have bags of cash to throw at it and if it wasn't for Jon manyprojects friendship, I wouldn't have this opportunity to learn. I would love to be able to buy every piece New and buy the best welding equipment for the job, but I can't. So I am trying to make what I can and blag as much as possible. There is a certain satisfaction in mending and making good and it is very nice when pro people I have made friends with on here chip in with help and advice. Already we have benefited from gifts when we have bought an item. People who haven't posted up in this thread have sent parts and some have given extra bits when I have turned up to buy from them. Others have sent massages of encouragement and offers of help. It isn't just about people who post up on here. There are lots of others watching and doing things quietly behind the scenes.
I will of course do it with or without help, but it's nice to have the support I have received thus far.
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