SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/1/22 6:08 a.m.

So far I've only tried MIG in flux core.  I've never flux core MIG'd before.  That was fine.  I have to modify a hose to connect to my gas, then I'll try MIG.  It's a scratch-start TIG with no foot pedal; not a feature I'll likely use, but I'll try that as well.  Does stick (but I hate stick) as well.

Latest video:

 

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
9/1/22 8:57 a.m.

Just finished watching the video. Thanks for making these.

 

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/1/22 11:43 a.m.

the real question is: do you like doing bodywork?

and the next real question is: did you get any free samples yet?  old man muscle is better than the option.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/1/22 12:05 p.m.

Yeah, it doesn't come through very well in the video, does it....?

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/1/22 1:34 p.m.

i only had 20 minutes to watch your 39-minute video, so i watched at 2x speed.  took a great video and made it more greaterer.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/1/22 3:23 p.m.

Yeah. Tough to pare that down and still have quality content.  There's a lot in there.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/1/22 6:59 p.m.
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) said:

Yeah. Tough to pare that down and still have quality content.  There's a lot in there.

I'd prefer to pare down my workload so I could watch your videos at normal speed. I always learn something and I always laugh. Your unpaid testimonials were hilarious!

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
9/1/22 7:08 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) said:

the real question is: do you like doing bodywork?

and the next real question is: did you get any free samples yet?  old man muscle is better than the option.

This whole bodywork and paint thing is what I imagine mountain climbing to be. Nothing pleasant to say about the effort until you reach the end and look at the vista. 

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/4/22 10:25 p.m.

Nothing to report.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/4/22 11:43 p.m.

In reply to SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) :

Looks like it's in your home shop...

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/5/22 1:05 a.m.

Yup.  Hasn't left.  I sprayed it in there.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/5/22 9:35 a.m.
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) said:

Yup.  Hasn't left.  I sprayed it in there.

Not sure how I missed that minor detail... 

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/5/22 10:55 a.m.

Well.... I sprayed it inside, so the background would have been different (grin).

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/5/22 8:01 p.m.

Disassembled, blasted, and primed, the headlight hardware.  

Blasted, and then primed the headlight adjusters while shaking them in a basket.  So much easier.

Blasted and primed the rusty coils:

solfly
solfly Dork
9/5/22 8:08 p.m.
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) said:

Blasted, and then primed the headlight adjusters while shaking them in a basket.  So much easier.

Fantastic idea

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/18/22 1:52 a.m.

Got the signal-light/hood-inserts back in.

And I'm experimenting.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/18/22 8:57 p.m.

Tentatively set in place with a set of Hella H4/H1's.  Will affix when the grill supports are painted 2K black.

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/19/22 6:17 p.m.

Modernize your vintage steering wheel. 17" pencil-thin to 14.5" 1" thick.

First, make a hoop. I took a length of 1" tubing and bent it around the drop center of an old Cavalier wheel (perfect diameter to get 14.5"):

Cut where they overlap with a cutting disc on your angle grinder:

Clamp in a vice and weld together:

Cut and shape to fit:

Tack in place (I used a stack of metal to get the right height, and square):

Fill the voids (I used JB Weld's Plastic Putty, and I also chased and filled the age-cracks):

Start mixing primer:

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/25/22 11:35 p.m.

A bit of a detour from the truck.

SkinnyKid1 just got his license, and then ten days into it, he "nerfed" a curb (and by "nerfed" I think he means "did you even lift, bro?")

So I'm making him do ALL the work (except welding), AND he has to walk the 75 minute trip to school until the car is road worthy again. And SkinnyKid2 has to walk as well, which helps kid1 see the farther-reaching impact of poor decision.

So far, he's into it for a control, a ball joint, and a pair of struts.

Today I had him cut off the bent lip as well as a good lip off another wheel, and I welded them together.

eastpark
eastpark HalfDork
9/26/22 8:59 a.m.

Ouch!
I bet that scared him straight. 

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
9/26/22 10:24 a.m.

I asked him if he wanted to hang the bent lip on his bedroom wall as an "offering to the god of speed," he said "no, more like a reminder to not do that again."

I don't think he really understood the magnitude of the damage and the work involved.  Thank you video games.

java230
java230 PowerDork
9/26/22 11:41 a.m.

Damn that is a good whack.

Shavarsh
Shavarsh HalfDork
9/26/22 11:54 a.m.

The steering wheel looks sweet!

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
9/26/22 12:14 p.m.

A life lived with consequences.

 

What a concept.

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
9/26/22 9:43 p.m.

"no, more like a reminder to not do that again."

amen bro.....dad's not diggin' it either......best keep him happy or......

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