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Old 01-18-2015, 10:05 AM   #169
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As you progress with your GT things you may want to consider, I ran water proof LED strip lights with a remote under the trailer and LED inside our cabinets and wow what a difference, call me crazy I also added LED in the medicine cabinet in the bath.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:34 PM   #170
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'65 GT 20' my winter project

SuperBowl. Yes David. Go Seahawks. :-). Derald that was some game!
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:49 PM   #171
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Trailer back. Welding starting. Removing steel at tongue. There was no drain at the tongue and water could seep in of course. The inside was incredibly thin at a each Y section where water pooled. Happens all time apparently on old tongues.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:50 PM   #172
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:51 PM   #173
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Rest of it doesn't look too bad?


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Old 01-19-2015, 05:15 PM   #175
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Nope not bad. I love using that plasma cutter. Dang I might like welding
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:35 PM   #176
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Welding is an acquired skill. Just takes quite a bit of practice to get the metal to flow the way you want it too. But I'm sure you can learn. The frame looks much better now than before. Sand blasting saved you a bunch of time wire brushing and a better result. Fix the weak spots and you're starting the rebuild!

I hear the seahawks did in fact go and are now heading to the big bowl or something like that.

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Old 01-19-2015, 07:40 PM   #177
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Just be careful. Old-style arc welding is how I got some scars a bit close to certain tender bits.

Safety first, and make sure your welding tools are in good repair. Insulated handle slid off the stinger when I was trying to free a stuck rod. Rod got red hot, then broke loose and hit me end first in the thigh. Note: A) flesh sizzles like awful, and B) an open circuit welder will shock the heck out of you. I should have been wearing a heavy apron. Nuff said.

Modern wire-welding hardware is much easier to use, but you still gotta wear all the safety gear. ☺️


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Thumbelina, here's a link to a thread I was fortunate enough to receive today from a member about fixing up and installing windows...thought you might like to see what she did as I see you are getting ready to work on your windows too. I Am so enjoying watching your progress. It's like gazing into the looking glass for me.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...-78136-30.html.
(Maybe you have already seen it)

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Old 01-19-2015, 10:57 PM   #179
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LED is a must do Indy!
I pulled the rest of the left over wire out today. We are bare metal.

The welder Matt managed to accomplish a few things in four hours of work today on the frame. Thank you Airstream Angel for the Millermatic 251 and the auto lift
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