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  1. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Looking at the fan shroud, the top and bottom...

    Looking at the fan shroud, the top and bottom will be stepped where it bolts behind the rear edge of the core support.




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    Sticky: More progress on the fan shroud... Wire edging!! ...

    More progress on the fan shroud... Wire edging!! In order to stave off any rust issue as long as we can, I normally treat the wire channel to epoxy primer from the inside-out. So we used a...
  3. Thread: Good body

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    not a bodyman, but a metalshaper.... Cornfield...

    not a bodyman, but a metalshaper.... Cornfield Customs is in the Cincinnati area
  4. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks guys! Skills developed by mistakes, still...

    Thanks guys! Skills developed by mistakes, still learning..


    More progress... using our rare earth magnets on the end of the bead roller die to correct the "back spacing", the fan shroud has...
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    Sticky: More progress on the (second) fan shroud, but I...

    More progress on the (second) fan shroud, but I had a request to show the process in greater detail.. So we'll start with the beginning.


    First was the layout of the bend line, and then the cut...
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    Sticky: So now for some hindsight. When we had done a...

    So now for some hindsight. When we had done a flat test sample we noticed the edge of the lower die had made a crease (finger point). To alleviate this, I will normally taper the dies so the edges...
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    Sticky: The next couple of posts will seem more of a...

    The next couple of posts will seem more of a lessons learned than progress of any sort.. Back in my youth many decades ago I was witness to what occurs when one of your siblings was too big for her...
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    Sticky: Well after about two months of travel for the day...

    Well after about two months of travel for the day job, hangin TV's....

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    …..we finally got back to work on the wagon and some long overdue progress. The lift gate...
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    Sticky: This past Saturday I went to the Jalopyrama show,...

    This past Saturday I went to the Jalopyrama show, held at the Talbot County Community Center in Easton, MD. I made a stop off at the parking lot of the Double T Diner in Parole, MD first though, had...
  10. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Rick, there seems to be more activity on...

    Rick, there seems to be more activity on AllMetalShaping, but I think many have gravitated to FB as there are specific closed groups for Pullmax owners, for metalshaping, for beadrolling, for...
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    Sticky: The following weekend we ventured to Moriarity NM...

    The following weekend we ventured to Moriarity NM to the Lewis Antique Auto and Toy Museum. Heaven on earth...
    The inside stuff....


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    Sticky: So now that I'm back from the short hiatus in...

    So now that I'm back from the short hiatus in Albuquerque, hanging TV's for the day job... We did get to see some sights, here's cars and coffee attendees on April 17th..


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    Sticky: Thanks Sid! Happy Easter everyone! Our...

    Thanks Sid!


    Happy Easter everyone!

    Our wagon progress from this weekend, we finished up the interior lights. Here wiring up the rear light. The included pigtails were discarded to...
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    Sticky: Progress from yesterday, while Jared was blocking...

    Progress from yesterday, while Jared was blocking out some of the window garnish moldings, I worked on the door panel stainless trim to ready them for stud welding. Mike had used the trim repair...
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    Sticky: Thanks RD! So we've started on our wiring,...

    Thanks RD!


    So we've started on our wiring, what can go wrong? First item on the list is the interior lights, we had run the wires before the headliner went in. We had installed a second light...
  16. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Thanks!! So part of our fitment exercises...

    Thanks!!



    So part of our fitment exercises with the bumpers has been to get them in a little closer to the body for more consistent gaps to the body. The rear bumper had it's challenges with...
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    Sticky: In another back up and punt moment, we found some...

    In another back up and punt moment, we found some interference with the new bumper brackets and the rear tailpan. In order to tuck things in nice and close, we need to trim a portion of the rear...
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    Sticky: Back to our door panel stainless, the correct...

    Back to our door panel stainless, the correct studs came in for the CD stud welder, and tests have shown them to provide the solution we need..


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    Sticky: Thanks for the comments guys! 3M Trizact is...

    Thanks for the comments guys!


    3M Trizact is an "abrasive" used on a DA for taking care of defects prior to buffing out your paint.. Works on Stainless trim too.. I think they have up to 6000...
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    Sticky: Time for a wagon update, all of our mounting...

    Time for a wagon update, all of our mounting holes in the bumpers are filled, and the three pieces assembled into one..



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  21. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Using ABS flat stock, 1/8" thick. Trying to get...

    Using ABS flat stock, 1/8" thick. Trying to get done this year.. :D
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    Sticky: I always liked the GMC fronts better. Although...

    I always liked the GMC fronts better. Although that part of the truck needs just as much help as the rest.. :D
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    Sticky: 57 GMC

    57 GMC
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    Sticky: The press brakes have been sold, and have left...

    The press brakes have been sold, and have left the building...
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    Sticky: We are using a plater up in Philly. The last...

    We are using a plater up in Philly. The last parts were small enough to mail, these I'll likely do a day trip..



    Busy weekend, Norris Upholstery is in the process of getting the door panels...
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