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Old Yesterday, 05:16 PM   #3226
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

Once we were done chatting etc, it was time to go push the Chevy chassis and cab out the garage.

Did I mention itís been 18 months.



The shy retiring JohnnyBravo behind the cab with Sam checking out the holes,

Mr Bravo loves to solve problems.

http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/...heels-on-wagon



How do you draw a circle with calipers when there is no centre?

Create a bridge of course....

Once the bent metal had been pulled back to ground zero.



Sam double checking.



Then using a keyhole powerfile that I bought years ago, I cleaned the paint around the excess holes in preparation for the welding up.



Once the new circles had been screened, I welded up the holes outside the perimeter and then used the Dremmel tool to cut through the wasted steel.



At that point, Craig climbed in with a second Dremmel tool on the drivers side.



Flap wheel to tidy up the welded up holes



Once the holes were tidied, inside and outside, it was time to get the airline on the Joggler.



Joggler result at its best.

Recessed surface to allow for flat welding a panel in to cover space.



At this point the next step was to be measuring and cutting the patch panels.

More in a bit.
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Old Yesterday, 05:46 PM   #3227
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

Next up, mark out the patches.



Cut out and tidy up.



In order to maximise fixing the new steel it was decided to drill 3mm holes and clean up the steel on both surfaces, than to puddle weld the patches in.





Craig held the steel in place for maximum contact and fit.





First series of puddle welds.



By 3.30 we shut shop as I had achieved all I wanted for the day.

And fire and beer sounded so much more interesting.

Packed tools etc away, pushed truck back and locked up.




MoJo Team.

JohnnyBravo, Samta22 and CraigRK chatting.



By 6pm the party was over as everyone had a fair distance to travel.





Itís really not enough to just say thank you, but that does sum it all up.

It was a great day to end a lovely weekend.

After the guys left, Joy came over for a couple of hours.

Thanks for checking in.

This week I will carry on with the welding and grinding.
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Old Yesterday, 08:43 PM   #3228
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

Congrats. on the shop time and truck progress and hosting a great meal.
So glad to see your back on the truck build.
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Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside RESTO-GO!

Good to see you back at it on the truck. Nice work today.
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