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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 11:25 am 
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Concerning wheels, I was planning on using a ball bearing, but there might be something better.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:46 pm 
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You mentioned your "crappy cell phone pics" a few post ago and actually it doesn't look so much like a crappy cell phone pic (that is unless you still use a flip phone- how 90's) it looks more like a dirty lens.

When my pics begin looking like that I simply clean the lens and presto chango I have good pics again.

It's amazing how many times your finger will find the lens when you are taking the phone out of your pocket.

Oh, and good tip on the bending. It looks very nice.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:25 pm 
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Looks good. I suggest narrowing the form sides around the pivot, inorder to bend the legs a few degrees past 90. This will pull the top center down snug to the glass when you spread the legs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:59 am 
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I've been working on the windshield frame this last weekend and last couple of days. Predrilled and tapped mounting holes for the sun visors and side wing wind deflectors. Tonight I polished the frame and installed the glass. Test fit it on the 7. I'm happy.
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Installed the windshield wipers and tried them out. Oh yeah, I'm happy.
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Next project is the grill, maybe something in stainless steel????

carguy1213 - thanks for the tip on cleaning the cell phone lens, who woulda thought?, next thing you know they'll send a man to the moon.

horizonjob - are you asking me what kind of rims and tires I'm rolling on? Not the wheel on the windshield frame bender.

photoman - I used a composite wheel I had laying around that happened to be 4" dia and 3/4 thick.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:43 am 
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Don't go searcing images with the words latex rubber bonnet straps. I did :shock:
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Yeah thanks Mate, what did you expect me to do if you tell me not too! :shock:

Compliments on the build, metal finished cars aren't my thing but that doesn't deny how good the rest of it is :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:38 am 
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...when I pulled off my old grill, I found that the builder had used an 'oven rack'.... worked great (and Locost). The edges were a bit wonky so I welded up a new one, but a great idea.....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:12 am 
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Gblawson wrote:
...when I pulled off my old grill, I found that the builder had used an 'oven rack'.....


So, in other words, your "grill" was a "grill" to begin with... English is such a strange language...

:cheers:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:53 am 
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GonzoRacer wrote:
Gblawson wrote:
...when I pulled off my old grill, I found that the builder had used an 'oven rack'.....


So, in other words, your "grill" was a "grill" to begin with... English is such a strange language...

:cheers:


I guess that means his ride really cooks!? (ouch!, what did you sock me for)!!? :cheers:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:41 pm 
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...now your comments are cookin'.....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:09 am 
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Tonight I was just grillin. :lol: Used SS wire mesh with aluminum around the edge. Took the 7 out for a photo shoot and get a good look at it out in the open.
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What's left to do???
Mount the rear view mirror.
Install sun visors.
Add some trim around perimeter of dash/scuttle.

Get the paperwork started to make this car legal.$$$$$$$$$$$

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:49 am 
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Your locost looks really great, i hope u enjoy it


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:55 pm 
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Well today I mounted the rear view mirror amd the sun visors. I do believe I've come to the end of the build. Added up all the bills and rounded up the cost to $6600.
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I'll be moving over to the license and title forum and post the process for making the 7 legal in Alberta.
This was definately a blast building the 7 and there is an incredible amount of info on this site along with a great bunch of people sharing the same interest.
On another note.................a friend of mine called me up a couple of weeks ago and informed me he's dropping off his car for me to use as a donor - a 1988 TBird w/V8 and auto trans, hmmm, might build me a Super 7 :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:27 am 
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Perry,

April 21, 2011 was when you started ... a double wow is in order, both for the end result and speed. Not to mention a real single-donor build - but that's three!

Congratulations.

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Looking super sharp, Perry. That's a beautiful blue color too. Congratulations!

Cheers,

Lonnie

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:43 pm 
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Looking super sharp, Perry. That's a beautiful blue color too. Congratulations!

Cheers,

Lonnie


Thanks Lonnie-S, thats the Electric Blue paint code from our PT Cruiser. My wifey choose it, she said she didn't care what color I painted the car as long as it was Electric Blue when I drove it out of the shop :lol:

Thanks Warren.

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