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Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-21-2020, 06:49 PM
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Posted By sc5080
Thanks guys. Yes, I am very proud of them....

Thanks guys. Yes, I am very proud of them. Michelle is a microbiologist and Breanna is Dr. Breanna DVM - a veterinarian involved in research and finishing her PhD.
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 01-21-2020, 11:22 AM
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Views: 299,187
Posted By sc5080
Its not car or shop related but pretty major for...

Its not car or shop related but pretty major for me ... my youngest daughter got married this weekend. Biggest snow storm of the year but we managed to "git 'er done"!

My daughter Michelle...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 12-29-2019, 03:42 PM
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Views: 422
Posted By sc5080
^^^ What he said! Pretty steady hand with the...

^^^ What he said! Pretty steady hand with the plasma torch.
Forum: Builds! 12-26-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Making a mockery ... or mocking things up. :D ...

Making a mockery ... or mocking things up. :D I'm pretty happy with this look.

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=154096&stc=1&d=1577401146
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Forum: Builds! 12-19-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Today I removed all the rot that were the heater...

Today I removed all the rot that were the heater channels for the VW and added some new, beefier sills that will also support the floor. Used 1" x 3' 1/8 wall which I think will give the body some...
Forum: Builds! 12-18-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Jury is still out on that Bob.

Jury is still out on that Bob.
Forum: Builds! 12-18-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Got the center panel into the back. There are a...

Got the center panel into the back. There are a few things I might have done differently if I was to do this again but overall I'm happy with it. Just keep telling myself that at 100 mph no one...
Forum: Builds! 12-18-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Well, I guess the decision has been made ......

Well, I guess the decision has been made ... going with the original rpu idea. Here is the sheet metal going onto the back of the body. Lots of hammer and dolly work needed but I never claimed to...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 12-13-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,443
Posted By sc5080
Thanks for the encouragement Doc. So far I seem...

Thanks for the encouragement Doc. So far I seem to be getting more practice at sharpening the tungsten than anything else but there have been some brief moments of hope in the couple of hours I've...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 12-13-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,443
Posted By sc5080
Another day of puttering .. got some stuff up off...

Another day of puttering .. got some stuff up off the floor by installing these tire racks.

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=153892&stc=1&d=1576287921

Then I painted...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 12-13-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,443
Posted By sc5080
This set of torches has spent the last 30 years...

This set of torches has spent the last 30 years or so packed away in a box. Today I resurrected them, bought oxygen and acetylene cylinders and made a cart for them from an old hand truck. All in all...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 12-12-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,443
Posted By sc5080
The welding table in action and the reinforced...

The welding table in action and the reinforced bead roller - still needs some paint to finish it off. I will have to move stuff to use stuff but the "fabrication corner" is coming together.
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Forum: Builds! 12-06-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,964
Posted By sc5080
Those gauges worked out perfectly! Excellent!

Those gauges worked out perfectly! Excellent!
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
The early sixties Ford tail lights are about the...

The early sixties Ford tail lights are about the only ones I could think of that would work with the headlight holes. I think right up to 63 or 64 they had the large round tail lights.

As to the...
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
At this point I don't know what I'm going to do...

At this point I don't know what I'm going to do Bama. Look at pictures and walk in little circles for a couple of days I guess. And the RPU concept is still a strong candidate and would be way...
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Oh I can do it OI ... its just that ever present...

Oh I can do it OI ... its just that ever present danger of it looking like a sow's breakfast when I'm done. :D
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Thanks for your comments guys. I had intended...

Thanks for your comments guys. I had intended that the deck lid would be shortened to move it back as you are saying. I should have stated that earlier but it was placed there only because that is...
Forum: Builds! 12-05-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Gives it a whole new look with the window frames...

Gives it a whole new look with the window frames gone. Continuing to work on the cowl and ponder what I'm going to do with the back end. Getting ready to cap the doors as well as finish off the...
Forum: Bikes 12-04-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,582
Posted By sc5080
A few subtle mods and now it has the stance I...

A few subtle mods and now it has the stance I like. Going to be a long winter waiting to get this thing out of the shop.
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Forum: Builds! 12-04-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Continuing to work on the cowl. Its coming out...

Continuing to work on the cowl. Its coming out OK ... and bondo will hide all my sins.

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=153694&stc=1&d=1575448203
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Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-28-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,443
Posted By sc5080
I wish! The tools don't make the craftsman Bob. ...

I wish! The tools don't make the craftsman Bob. I could have every tool and piece of shop equipment known to mankind and still wouldn't be able to match what I've seen come out of your garage. ...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 11-28-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,443
Posted By sc5080
Itís been a long, hot day in the shop but totally...

Itís been a long, hot day in the shop but totally worth it. I managed to turn a pile of scrap metal into the welding bench Iíve been wanting ever since I built the shop. 72Ē x 30Ē.
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Forum: The "BS" Lounge 11-27-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By sc5080
Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!
Forum: Builds! 11-27-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,348
Posted By sc5080
Its been a long time since I added anything to...

Its been a long time since I added anything to this thread but I haven't given up on the project. Progress is intermittent since life keeps getting in the way. Here are some pics of what has been...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 11-22-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 889,860
Posted By sc5080
It does indeed. Although I have been rather...

It does indeed. Although I have been rather remiss on updating the build thread to show my sporadic progress I will leave this teaser to show what I've been up to lately. I'll try to get the thread...
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