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    I'm of the opinion that there's not much, if anything, that Robert cannot duplicate... Another great job Robert!

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    Thanks, you should see the scrap pile..


    One expensive lesson we learned from installing a window three times, the tack strip that the owner bought was too thick for the headliner, and as a side effect cramped the glass going in. This also meant the upper window clips, which also serve to "position" the garnish molding, pushed the molding down far enough that the back side was visible through the glass.









    In order to remedy that view through the glass, we need to fabricate new clips that allow the trim to position higher on the glass. We start with a set of dies for the Lennox so we can make a run of the needed shape, and then cut them individually to size. This should give us the best consistency on size. Our first set of dies will take a folded 90* shape and form it into a "U" shape. We used the Southbend "milling machine" to provide a relief for the long side flange of the clip.










    Additional reliefs and some roloc sander action and we have the lower die ready for the shortened clip.









    Then our 3/8 end mill is brought in from the end to form a matching profile.









    A piece of 1018 is welded onto the side to give us more "meat" to make the folding ramp, and then machined to clean up the weld.














    Using the pneumatic belt sander and a cone shaped die grinder we add the ramp to the upper die and then run a profile through..














    Our next set of dies for the wrap around fold....














    Clips cut to length and mounting holes drilled









    Next on the list was to install the new wiper washer nozzles on my daily, since the old ones couldn't stand the heat under the hood with a turbo. The barb fitting had broken free of the nozzle and we no longer had windshield cleaning service. Upon removal, I found that one of the barb couplings had disintegrated as well. And here we were one hour after the auto parts stores had closed. Here's a still intact sample:









    Since we had some stainless brake line left over from the wagon, lets make some lemonade...



















    Back in business.. And the artist has made some progress on the Lennox....




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    Update on the Kent bike seat, we have a good fit and now it's off to the upholstery shop..




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    So I've been rather lax on the updates as we've had a distraction here at the shop. Someone had a mishap in returning home on Memorial day (about midnight) from one of the local watering holes. Let's call him "Dale Jr"













    Seems he was coming in a bit hot in the final turn where his left tires were out in the grass in the opposite lane..













    Which, when combined with over-correction....


































    Here, I guess not wanting to go a lap down, he took the nearest path back to the "track", completely ignoring pit road to his right....













    The remnants left behind suggested the drivers window broke out, likely when this gem flew out of the vehicle...













    So we've been rebuilding from that the past few weeks in spare time, pre-painting pickets to limit June/July sun exposure.....



























    and we finished off here yesterday around noon...













    Still have one more coat of paint to apply, but this will hold it until cooler days or the next mishap at the track..
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    Looks like the 'investigators' are right on top of Dale Jrs mishap!~
    and the folks have the track cleaned up already!

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    No license plate on the bumper cover?

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    Dale Jr. was a better driver than that.

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    License plate peeled off front bumper as it slid through the fence sideways, shown in first picture.
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    That looks more like a Juan Pablo incident to me.
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    Dale Jr was chosen as that is what was written on his busted up tag frame around the front license plate. Had much less to do with the driving skills, or lack thereof.
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