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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:26 pm 
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The positioning of the license plate light is ummmmm, "unfortunate".


That's not the license plate light, he was just glad to see you... :mrgreen:



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Wow, you guys are brutal! A fella takes a pic showing he's a little affectionate about/toward his car :oops:

I fell over laughing (so did the wifey) when you guys pointed that out.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Wow, you guys are brutal! A fella takes a pic showing he's a little affectionate about/toward his car :oops:

I fell over laughing (so did the wifey) when you guys pointed that out.


I'll bet for totally different reasons.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:08 pm 
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I have been stalled on a little item on the 7. Not happy with any of the windshield washer nozzles I've come across. Either wrong spray angle, too much volume, PITA to mount, yada, yada ,yada.
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Sooooo... being a locoster, I figured what the hey, why not make my own? Chucked some aluminum in the lathe and took away everything that didn't look like a washer nozzle. Drilled a couple of holes with my oriface drill bits and the angle I wanted.
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Now I have a nozzle I'm happy with and thats easy to install.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:08 am 
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Did you do the threads and nipple for the hose, etc., on your nozzle, Perry? If so, nice work.

I take it from the photo that you drilled the small holes by hand using the holder (don't know what else to call it) in the foreground? Or, did you use power?

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:24 am 
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Nice work Perry :cheers: .

For those of us who don't have Perry's equipment or capability, I'd suggest looking at MossMotors.com for P/N 361-240 $4.25 JET ASSEMBLY (item 10 in the photo). It must be used in pairs. It can be adjusted L/R and up/down so finding that sweet-spot shouldn't be that difficult. In the original app, the pump was a hand operated push pump so pressure may be an issue with a motorized unit. You should be able to work around that with an adjustable bypass valve (aquarium) returning to the reservois.

Perry, I took your lead and have begun polishing my aluminimum panels.


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i just flick the sweat from my brow over the top of the windshield.

man it's hot in Arizona!

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Did you do the threads and nipple for the hose, etc., on your nozzle, Perry? If so, nice work.
I take it from the photo that you drilled the small holes by hand using the holder (don't know what else to call it) in the foreground? Or, did you use power?


Hi Lonnie-S Yeah I made the nozzle from some 1/2" aluminum stock on the lathe. Threads were cut with a die then I machined the nipple. I used a .030" drill bit in the pin vise and chucked it in a drill to drill the holes. I had all this jigged up to get the angles I wanted.

Nice work Perry

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 am 
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Finished polishing the bonnet and riveted each side to the SS center hinge. Installed the windshield washer nozzle. Installed the side marker/sig lights. Don't know if I mentioned this before, I decided on installed side marker/signal lights becuase it will be hard to see the front signal lights during the day time at an intersection when coming at the 7 from either side. At least with markers your indicating will be seen. They are also reflective. I do believe legally they have to be there.
Sorry for the poor cell pics.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:07 am 
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Ooooh, shiny!!!!

The polish job looks good, Perry!

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Looks great but I think you stole my front fenders. :cheers:


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:22 am 
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Just thought I'd share my experience on the build tonight. I was hesitant on tackling the windscreen because I've never done it before. I started with building the jig as per the book. I'm using 1/8" thick 3/4" channel. My corner radius is 3 3/4".
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The sides were cut at 90* to compensate for spring back. I cut holes in the jig for wood clamps. I used the Sharpie pen trick. Marked the surface I wanted to anneal with the sharpie, used a lazy flame on the oxy/acet cutting torch and with the flame 4-5" away moved across the surface at a lazy speed, heated the aluminum on all 3 sides till the black sharpie turned light gray. You can see the black on the ends and the gray where it was heated, this works very well.
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I made a hump in the middle of the jig for giggles and sh1tz, more for looks that anything. This area was annealed then clamped down.
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I then greased the sides with coppercoat lubricant because us guys all know lubricant is a good thing. A little elbow grease and the bend turned out very nice.
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Instead of moving the 'bender' to the other side of the jig, I just removed the aluminum and reclamped it and bent the piece using the same corner. That way they should be identicle, maybe.
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A quick fit on the 7, I can't believe how the windscreen frame adds to the look of the car. Very happy with this nights results.
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Don't talk too loud photoman or else everyone will be getting their fenders from Fenders N More. Gotta love them.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:49 am 
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Nice job. Not long before I tackle mine.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:41 am 
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Good work and nice description on your windshield frame. We need to start collecting pointers to posts like that for all the little jobs you have to go through for building one of these cars.

What are you using for wheels? I'd like to know how you feel they work out when you get the car going.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:24 am 
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Your idea of using only one corner is brilliant. Actually, you would only need halve of the plywood pattern.


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