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  1. Was more or less done in sections divided up by the mig tacks. I did weld a couple of sectors without stopping, no ill effects or difference that I could tell. Yeah I needed to clean and grind the electrode about 3-4 times I think. Whole deal took about 2 hours but I'm not exactly sure when I started welding proper. Edit: by 2hrs I mean that's how long from when I was ready to fit the trimmed panel ..I think, I can't actually remember lol
  2. That manifold suits a zed (or Nissan in general) better than it ever did in a bombadore.
  3. Also the bulk of the body is getting cleaned and prepped for sealing with epoxy. Worst decision ever to let him wet blast inside some areas. STILL garnet sand stuck everywhere!!!
  4. Looong day yesterday. Trimmed the nose to size with as close to no gap as possible ...seemed to take forever to do too. I screwed and clamped it in place and scribed a line from the back. Then with the flouros shining on the right angle, slowly cut away the excess with the cutting wheel. Gently removed the burr with the sander afterwards. Then came the careful task of lining up the two edges and mig tacking them in place every few inches. After I had it locked down, I changed to the tig to seal it up. Surprised myself again by going rather smoothly given the awkward angle. Pretty patterns in the back but at least there's no gaps. Bit ugly but less distortion than if I'd migged it in all the way. As it is the worst bits are where the tacks were. Probably spent too long making sure it was fused properly there and caused a little sinking in the top layer. Nothing major. Last part is to spot weld the lip at the bottom and fold the edges around the pillar fully.
  5. Starting point would be change the search parameters in Google to restrict it to only results from the last week, month, year or whatever. Eg.. Some but not all advertising sites have a similar refining ability to show by newest first etc. Aside from that....? Always check date posted before getting your hopes up?
  6. She's all plumbed in Dave Got a slight air leak somewhere after giving it a good clean out and turning the filter around the right way. Nothing major, not enough thread tape after I cleaned the gunk off the pipe joints.
  7. But they rust from the inside out, so it only looks "good"
  8. Saw that and thought ..they aren't that rare yet are they? Would've been more satisfying to run the tractor over it and fill in the hole[emoji14]
  9. Strange concept you humans have.... day off? I have sampled it and it is good.
  10. I get this.. I understand the perceived "advantages", doesn't mean I want one. In fact for most of my ideas, the advantages are probably why I don't want a cookie cutter engine.
  11. Thread hijacking.... saw this on fb and thought of your coupe. Can't remember where you stashed the thread so here it is. Make a 1/18th scale version of the custom coupe!
  12. Thank God for Girls Weezer The girl in the pastry shop with the net in her hair Is making a cannoli for you to take on your hiking trip In the woods with your bros that you’ve known since second grade And you may encounter dragons or ruffians and be called upon To employ your testosterone In a battle for supremacy and access to females glued to the TV And even if you are victorious you may receive many cuts, bruises, and scrapes And you will require band aids and antiseptic ointments And tender loving kisses on your stab wounds and when you come home She will be there waiting for you with a fire in her eyes And a big fat cannoli to shove in your mouth And that's why you Thank God for girls Holla Jesu Christe From Tennessee to LA Thank God for girls On your reckoning day You better bow down and pray She’s so big She’s so strong She’s so energetic in her sweaty overalls Thank God for girls Thank God for girls Thank God for girls I'm so glad I got a girl to think of even though she isn't mine I think about her all the day and all the night it's enough to know that she's alive She says I give her sweaty palms she almost had a heart attack The truth is that I’m just as scared I don’t know how to act I wish that I could get to know her better But meeting up in real life would cause the illusion to shatter I carved her name into all the trees Sang a song down on one knee Looking at the underwear page of the Sears catalog like when I was 14 I’m levitating like a magnet turned the wrong way around I’m like an Indian Fakir tryna’ meditate on a bed of nails with my pants pulled down Thank God for girls Holla Jesu Christe From Tennessee to LA Thank God for girls On your reckoning day You better bow down and pray She’s so big She’s so strong She’s so energetic in her sweaty overalls Thank God for girls Thank God for girls Thank God for girls God took a rib from Adam, ground it up in a centrifuge machine Mixed it with cardamom and cloves, microwaved it on the popcorn setting While Adam was like “that really hurts” Going off into the tundra, so pissed at God And he started lighting minor forest fires, stealing osprey eggs Messing with the bees who were trying to pollinate the echinacea Until God said, “Ima smite you with loneliness And break your heart in two” And Adam wept and wailed, tearing out his hair, falling on his knees Looked to the sky and said “Thank God”
  13. Yesterday I got the corner pieces made and just finished welding the second one in Dunno if it shows but the whole thing is curved both ways. Edge folds around to form the lower door gap. And same again on second side. Now a bit of trim and fit, then I can weld on the lower nose. I screwed it in place yesterday to hold its shape as I tapped it to shape in a few spots.
  14. That reminds me.. saw this at aldi just off Thompson's road