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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Get'n a little bit more done on the decklid. Hard part get'n the opening's on , And the same.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im guessing the bar stock welded to the underside is to help keep the shape while you cut holes and weld in the vents?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is. Had to cut hinge panel out, So wanted to try and keep the shape before cut'n up the decklid.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Few more shots of some progress on the decklid. The more relaxed the panel lays and with out clamps the better you are.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the inspiring pictures! I've been slowly remodeling my shop and can now reach my english wheel again. Time to polish my upper wheel and start on another project.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks guys, Appreciate the kind feedback. Well spent all day yesturday trimming and get'n pieces tack'd together and today welded complete. Hope everybody like's.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have us all thinking about the custom ideas we've had for our cars! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jesus christ thats nice Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks guys ! Vaughn Hope ya like these final shots.
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You bet I do! There is a lot going on in those "Bumps" . They are almost like a square to round transition, plus there is a left and right. It aint as easy as you make it look. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BEAUTIFUL work! Thanks for the inspiration!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you think it looks nice in the pictures, you really need to see his work in person, run your hand over the work, it truly is AMAZING what he does to metal. I've been friends with Danny for 30 years now and every time i see him and the stuff he does I'm blown away. He painted my oval window Black and there was not 1 drop of bondo on the car, and it was far from straight when I dropped it off. If you are ever fortunate enough to own one of his cars, you do own a piece of art
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having worked in the automotive industry I know that you don't get paid nearly enough for the amazing work that you do. I know of one other guy who can do this kind of fabrication. He lives deep in the woods and takes rusty classic vehicles and that falling apart totally brings them back to life all in his free time. He sells them when he is done for a few thousand bucks and starts a new project. Its all passion and no profit. It's a art form that is hard to find in these days of "throw away and replace it if its broke". Hats off to you sir.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"metal fabricator" doesn't do you justice ..

"metal artist" may be more like it

my jaw is hung open whenever I see the pics you post .. I am truly in awe of your skills
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Little project for my buddy mark at wolfsberg west. His bus dash was cut up and stock delete plate does not cover hole. So I took two repo delete plates and made one. Originally there are seven ribs, Now there are nine, Material is very thin to start. .019 thick, Human hair is about .003, And it is butt welded.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet idea Danny and nice work
I could use one of those on my bus .. Cool similar problem
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smokeykombi wrote:
Sweet idea Danny and nice work
I could use one of those on my bus .. Cool similar problem
Thanks mike. ended up kinda a simple fix
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Little something I'm working on, When finished there will be stainless screens that will bolt in from the rear. This will be something I will be doing to decklids and selling sections that I can ship and be welded in.
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started slightly jealous with envy. Now I'm starting to down right hate you, really. I know skill and patience go hand in hand. But me having neither makes me craaaaaazzzzy. Twisted Evil

Joking.. I just started welding with shielding gas. That is opposed to flux core and burn city! So my mig work isn't turning out so bad after all. I want to learn to TIG at some point.. wish I could apprentice at your shoppe

Nice work!
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