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67 WRL411 SSS project in Texas

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No grass growing under your feet! 😁

 

What thickness metal did you use?

MIG? If yes, what are you using?

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I’m using 20ga.  I bought a Vulcan 215 from HF. $1200 all in with gas but it will pay for itself on this protect.  I’m sure this is a common problem, driver seat rear mounting floor plan hole gave in. Welded a metal patch underneath then welded the fatigued metal on top. q4Kd6Lo.jpg

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Very Nice !! How bout a couple of those eggs for breakfast ?? I'll take two; over easy with a good verde, an English muffin w/real dairy  butter & four strips of bacon !! 7:15 CST too early ??

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16 hours ago, difrangia said:

Very Nice !! How bout a couple of those eggs for breakfast ?? I'll take two; over easy with a good verde, an English muffin w/real dairy  butter & four strips of bacon !! 7:15 CST too early ??

U missed my wallet. Has about $160 in it. 

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Be careful welding layers of steel together. They can trap moisture between the layers. A better way would have been to weld the patch on and then cut the old steel out at the weld seams. An even better way would have  been to cut the hole and patch the same size and only weld in the patch.

 

I think back to some of the metal replacement I did in the past, and wish I could do those jobs over with the knowledge I have gained since then. I worry that some of those old jobs are going to rust...

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19 minutes ago, Greaser2 said:

U missed my wallet. Has about $160 in it. 

Yup !!

 

I wouldn't make a good pickpocket !!

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36 minutes ago, Stoffregen Motorsports said:

Be careful welding layers of steel together. They can trap moisture between the layers. A better way would have been to weld the patch on and then cut the old steel out at the weld seams. An even better way would have  been to cut the hole and patch the same size and only weld in the patch.

 

I think back to some of the metal replacement I did in the past, and wish I could do those jobs over with the knowledge I have gained since then. I worry that some of those old jobs are going to rust...

Yea, I agree. I was trying to reinforce at the same time is why two layers. 

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Except for a radio delete plate, got the dash done. Took it 100% apart, new marine vinyl, painted the metal, went through the harness.  Found and added a clock and CL.  

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If you can't find a correct horizontally striped delete plate, use an after market [non DIN] radio with vaguely horizontal grid marks.  See my avatar for the correct RL411 radio delete plate.

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I can’t see your avatar well enough but is this one correct 

 

 

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On 6/16/2020 at 5:23 PM, difrangia said:

Very Nice !! How bout a couple of those eggs for breakfast ?? I'll take two; over easy with a good verde, an English muffin w/real dairy  butter & four strips of bacon !! 7:15 CST too early ??

What? No country gravy?? That's a staple in Oklahoma....

Vicdat

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5 hours ago, vicdat said:

What? No country gravy?? That's a staple in Oklahoma....

Vicdat

 

Wifey makes the best in the world. Period !! 'Blue & Gold' sausage, loads of fresh onions, garlic, and a medium Szechuan pepper. Cook the flour till it's dark brown before you add the milk/cream/water.

 

I will virtually never eat gravy in a restaurant or cafe. Tastes like flour paste and basically is.

 

That French Matra is an interesting toy.

 

 

 

 

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On ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2020 at 1:42 PM, Greaser2 said:

I can’t see your avatar well enough but is this one correct 

 

 

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Not quite.  The 411 delete plate has horizontal stripes, this one is plain in the spaces above and below the DATSUN banner.  Probably a 521 plate.

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The dash looks fantastic! Brilliant work👍

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3 hours ago, Fishorgolf said:

1967 wrl radio delete DSC03204.JPG.8257104c071dd081cb5d07cdf142f3f9.JPG

Perfect.  Thanks Grant. 

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If you didn't find a starter, the Hi Torque starters for Roadsters has the solenoid clocked correctly.   Look at DatsunParts.com

 

John 

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Welded in a patch were a PPO cut a hole for an antenna.  Filler next. 

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I figured it would be less heat in the panel and reduce warping.  Took awhile but I was working on several things also, learning metal work so feel free to advise. 

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I would think normally one would just cut a slug out the same size as the hole after just cleaning up the hole as necessary.

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The starter was week so took it apart and cleaned up. Plenty of crude in it and the brushes were worn to a nub. 

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