my winter build

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by zipper421, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    im gona buy that
  2. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    installed seat back and side rails
    the side rails were not much fun but look good when finished
    i like it
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  3. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Very nice edge on the opening Zip and if you can deal with the trunk lid there it will be cool.Was you father the man who never bought anything he could build as talented as you seem to be ?
    Looks nice ! DB
  4. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    we called my dad inspector 12
    the garage would get quiet as soon as the screen door on the house opened.
    some one would always say here comes inspector 12.
    my dad is 90 now i always wish he could hang in the garage now, lots of cool memories of an angry old german throwing tools out into the yard
  5. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    German no surprise in that ! DB
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    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Not often I drool over metal. (Well actually......) but that is Beautiful work.
  7. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    It's looking better and better! at this rate your going to beat me. My body still needs paint and lights, and a bunch of other little stuff.
  8. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    today it s brackets for the windshield
    every day just a little closer
  9. claude

    claude Sidecar Jockey

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    Very nice work my friend!
  10. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    That edging is very cool you got her bent,you must be one of those hybrid Germans with 3 arms !!!!! LOL I can hardly wait to glimpse the windshield, you get that purty and you are an Teutonic god, or at least ones son. DB
  11. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    the edging is a weld and tack deal
    windshield today
    you cant see it very well but you get the idea
    its one of my old vetter windshields
    cut match and weld ya
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  12. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    I like short windshields that one looks over rather than through but you headed in the right direction.Cool.DB
  13. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    this ones not cut yet
    need to ride in it first
    thanks Claude
  14. XL-erate

    XL-erate Been here awhile

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    Seeing the downright lovely edge trimming on this body reminded me of something from 40 years ago. Hard to explain but hopefully worth the attempt. As a young guy I got a job with a fiberglass boat mfgr as a 'rigger' on 15-20 foot boats. I installed top cap on the lower hull plus windshield and accessories. Soon after I was transferred to rigging out engine rooms, drive systems and controls so I never got to try this technique myself.

    Another guy worked with me, a 'lacquer head' glass boat rigger for years. Where top cap fits to bottom hull there's of course a seam. On these cheapos that was pop riveted together, part of my job. [Quality boats are GLASSED together with reinforcing roving!] The other fella applied aluminum trim on outside to cover that rivetted seam. These boats were slightly narrower in rear hull, then spread out amidships to about the dash area, then narrowed down to a pointed bow, so a rounded curve at about dash area.

    He started at the rear with aluminum trim that was concave [hollowed out] on back side towards hull, rounded convex on the outer side that showed. A simple matter to pop rivet as he went, but when he got to the rounded area near dash he had to match that curvature.

    He'd press down hard with the palm of his hand on the trim, pushing it tight against hull seam just before curve, right up by curve. Then with the other hand about a foot farther forward towards bow he'd quickly pull the trim strip away from hull about 6 inches and then swiftly press down with both hands and make the curve very tightly. All this was a very quick, almost one motion.

    Instead of only pushing or pounding trim down in the desired contour around curve he first weakened and softened the trim before easily pressing in place. Without first pulling it away from hull to soften and anneal it the stiff anodized aluminum trim wouldn't cooperate in fitting tightly to curve and wouldn't lay flat and tight to contour.

    So if anybody is doing a trim job like we've seen here, [you know, the BEAUTIFUL ONE above!] you might want to file away that 'trick of the trade' in the back of your mind. Practice it on some scrap before doing the real thing...

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    Sidecarjohn Been here awhile

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    Zipper,
    You really have a problem here. There's clearly a demanding fan base, plus the odd commentator, who cannot get enough of this. My ongoing thoughts, "When do you sleep ?" and "What's the diet ?".
    I'm addicted.
  16. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    i dont sleep much and i drink a lot of pepsi
    in my mind im already building the next project
  17. MILLENNIUM FALCON

    MILLENNIUM FALCON Been here awhile

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    So how long before she will be on the road? My vote for your next project is......a sub frame for my tiger 800! hahaha Keep up the GREAT work. :D
  18. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    it needs to go to the bike blessing this weekend even thou it wont be done
    then its time to paint
    i will make your subframe whenever your ready
  19. zipper421

    zipper421 Been here awhile

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    no side car today
    but i did get my new sewing machine
    stay tuned for interior pics
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  20. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Is that it the clue I've been looking for ??? Your an upholsterer it could be true I know another one who can do damn near anything. I think you hands are to clean to weld or fabricate for a living, but I've been wrong before.DB