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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Finally cross brace time. Many welds on the way. Can't seem to prep enough for the mess.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

384 spot welds to begin with.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Hey guys. You are really killing it. Looks great.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Thanks/\ I figure the chassis will get painted 2 more times in dp90. Funny how it fits one day and no where near fitting the next day. NOW all the bolts fit perfect.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Checking on this build from time to time always makes me smile.Killler progress as usual.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Thanks/\ It will get done some day.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

How do you get "stuff" out of the cross braces when it falls in? (I am thinking about the number of lost nuts and bolts I have never found.....)

Amazing fab skills
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

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How do you get "stuff" out of the cross braces when it falls in? (I am thinking about the number of lost nuts and bolts I have never found.....)

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It gets covered by upholstery or leather or something, not decided yet. But it will get covered. A few more welds then the body comes back off and frames goes on Rotissori to be fully welded. When all finished it will be covered up. We planned on not ever seeing those dimple holes even though they look kinda cool. They are for support only. Stay tuned to see the inserts that will go between braces.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Your skills are amazing! If I could make dimples that even and nice I would cover my car in holes! It reminds me of WWII aircraft.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

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Thank you.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Brake line route along passenger heater channel.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Using strategically positioned weights at the front to prevent oil canning during welding. Large chromed hydraulic cylinder mounting pins work great.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Just some pics.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Front welds now done. Last ones to do today are the seat area outer braces running F to R. Then body comes off again.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

What a creation, it takes me a while looking at your work to try to understand it... so cool!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Thanks/\ Body is coming back off to finish pan welding.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Vaughn Bros Fenderless Bug Build Reply with quote

Body oft again.

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