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PostPosted: January 27, 2018, 5:09 pm 
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If you are referring to The Gathering in Dobson NC it is April 20-22.

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PostPosted: January 27, 2018, 5:13 pm 
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Reddragon wrote:
If you are referring to The Gathering in Dobson NC it is April 20-22.

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The one Russ has put together in Arkansas May 10-13 I believe.

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PostPosted: January 27, 2018, 6:16 pm 
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That would be this one! http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=19092 :D

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PostPosted: January 28, 2018, 7:01 pm 
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Seat building day :D. We welded the previous seat and added thicker aluminum to the bottom for strength. The passenger seat was built heavier from the start. Pics show how we went about it.
The cutting and annealing and shaping. Tomorrow I am going to start adding suspension and more shaping and sanding. Then the tack up. Sorry the pics are not in order. That would take planning. :shock: They defiantly are not perfect but they’ll work especially with upholstery on them.


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PostPosted: January 28, 2018, 7:14 pm 
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Oh, lord, one of those nibblers evil nasty things they is. Make sure none of those crescent-shaped miniature Chinese throwing weapons ever get in your clothes.

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PostPosted: January 28, 2018, 7:25 pm 
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Oh, lord, one of those nibblers evil nasty things they is. Make sure none of those crescent-shaped miniature Chinese throwing weapons ever get in your clothes.

Ya. It’s going to take awhile to get them out of my shoes.

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Yeah I used one of those nibblers ONCE then I hung it up and have not touched it since. Hate them

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Yeah I used one of those nibblers ONCE then I hung it up and have not touched it since. Hate them

They work really well, especially if you don't have a plasma cutter. You do really have to clean as you go though.

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A cool tip I learned a while back watching Lazze Metal shaping youtube channel is that if you stretch a section of heavy truck inter tube over the upper wheel of your english wheel it will allow you to form a radius in one direction only instead of two directions. It is really handy for making curves like on your seat back.

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PostPosted: January 29, 2018, 6:33 pm 
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WelderLee wrote:
A cool tip I learned a while back watching Lazze Metal shaping youtube channel is that if you stretch a section of heavy truck inter tube over the upper wheel of your english wheel it will allow you to form a radius in one direction only instead of two directions. It is really handy for making curves like on your seat back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmLGbW9neEg

I’ve seen that show. He has taken some of covells
Seminars.

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You do really have to clean as you go though.


A shopvac nozzle taped near the cutter head might be worthwhile.


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PostPosted: February 1, 2018, 6:39 pm 
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suspension on the seats and they are ready for upholstery.


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Well there hanging. Only by cleco but very ridge. They will tighten up nicely with rivnuts. My chassis is not as exact as I once thought. I need Fenderwelt like nobody business. A little Bondo too. Kinda sucks. I don't know how I am going to bail my self out yet. Thinking...... :shock: There not quite level across the top of the fender. They tip up a little out at the radius.


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Steve, a little bump on the aluminium (a UK word) from the inside, about 8 inches from the bottom rail, should close up that lower gap nicely. Don't worry how the body looks inside the fender. Get the largest cording you can find (or appropriate size) at JoAnn Fabrics and some marine vinyl to make the welting that you need. The vinyl comes in 60" wide rolls. You'd only need about 1/4 yd to do both fenders.

BTW, are you planning on coating the inside of those fenders with bed liner or something like that to minimize stone dents from telegraphing thru those nice fenders?

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[quote="rx7locost"]Steve, a little bump on the aluminium (a UK word) from the inside, about 8 inches from the bottom rail, should close up that lower gap nicely. Don't worry how the body looks inside the fender. Get the largest cording you can find (or appropriate size) at JoAnn Fabrics and some marine vinyl to make the welting that you need. The vinyl comes in 60" wide rolls. You'd only need about 1/4 yd to do both fenders.

BTW, are you planning on coating the inside of those fenders with bed liner or something like that to minimize stone dents from telegraphing thru those nice fenders?[/quote

Chuck how the heck are you?! I ordered 1/4” fenderwelt earlier today. Tomorrow I will massage the sheet metal. Sink in some rivnuts and see how it starts to pull together. I had gaps up to 1/2” today. Ugly I know. Like this whole project it’s a game of problem solving. I can honestly say I can be done.

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