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Old April 16th, 2019, 08:40 PM
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WOW! Trip your doing a great job and you have as much body work as I do but I wanted to ask you about your rotisserie it looks very sturdy and I was wondering where you purchased it and what brand it is? I am just getting to that point now the body is on a rolling wooden dolly and ready to be mounted on a rotisserie. I am hopeful to find a very good one and reasonable. Thanks in advance for any information and keep up the super work on your car. PS I have a mig gas welder and I bought a MIG gasless welder and the latter is terrible the spatter and mess is crazy I found I need a tig that's the only way for me to get mine back in shape. Looking forward to your progress reports.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 07:43 AM
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I got my Rotisserie through Best Buy Auto Equipment.
https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/Default.asp

They had a sale and it cost me less than a grand to purchase and no shipping charges. Considering it weighed 450#s that was a deal.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 04:05 PM
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Man that is a deal and it looks heavy duty! I went to the Olds Nationals last year with my very best friend of almost 50 years we both have been Oldsmobile nuts ..what my wife calls us since we were15 years old and we raced and had more Oldsmobiles than we could count, anyway we had the best week ever had had a ton of fun but then his leg started hurting and swelled up and I was very worried about it and he said it was his meniscus and I told him that his leg was too swollen for that. anyway I drove him 1228 milles home and a few days later even after I was all over him to go to the DR. which he did twice in 3 days he still died from a blood clot. It has taken me over 6 months to work thru losing the best friend I ever had in this world and now I have devoted all my effort to finishing my car for him. He found many parts for my car and helped me so much just like he has all his life and me him. I think I will go to the Olds Nationals this year also and probably ever year till I die. In the Oldsmobile world he was one of the most knowledgeable people I know he used to own Specialty Oldsmobile and his name was Ken Reese. Thanks Trip for the information and all that you do you inspire me! Dave
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Old April 19th, 2019, 06:49 PM
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Took a pic to illustrate what I'm up against. many holes. It's all in the low spots as you might imagine. Not a big deal just time consuming. I'll be done next week for sure though.
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Old May 10th, 2019, 07:59 AM
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Most of the holes are welded up and ground down. I shifted focus to the lower windshield piece. I realized I couldn't center this without the A pillar fascia pieces so I cleaned those up yesterday and primed them for the mock up. Three layers of paint was a bear.
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Old May 12th, 2019, 03:17 PM
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Looking good man!
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Cleaned up the backside of the lower window channel and made some plug weld holes. Also cleaned up where it's going to be weld in. Instead of a butt weld I'll overlap the new over the old and do a corner or fillet weld on it. I'm also going to plug weld it in the channel to the front cowl piece. After taking a careful look at the underside of the old piece it was evident that the panel bond or seam sealer wasn't cutting it. I don't trust glues so I'll weld it in and use the sealer as a water barrier rather than a structural bond.
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Old May 18th, 2019, 11:34 AM
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Plug welded the lower windshield channel in today. Have to tack in the perimeter and then clean it up. First gorgeous day here for the Spring.
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Tacked in the upper edge today. I'll fill the rest in this week and finish grind it.
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