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#581488 - Thu Oct 08 2009 03:10 PM The Fender
Jim Bow Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 26 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Tacoma, WA
My first attempt ever at welding a patch panel.

To paraphrase Chief Brody in "Jaws", "We're gonna need a bigger can of Bondo."
I've got a little burn-through to work on, and the last 3 inches at the wheel well.

But I'll keep pounding away. If the next fender looks better than the first, I'll be pleased.
The First Project
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#581572 - Thu Oct 08 2009 07:19 PM Re: The Fender [Re: Jim Bow]
Tiny Offline
Registered: Sat Aug 06 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: South Central Kansas
I've seen worse, trust me. grin
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#581584 - Thu Oct 08 2009 08:11 PM Re: The Fender [Re: Tiny]
neilroy Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 02 2008 05:11 PM
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Loc: Enterprise, Mississippi
I've done worse, trust me.
Back that hole with some flattened out copper pipe and fill it in.
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#581686 - Fri Oct 09 2009 02:28 AM Re: The Fender [Re: neilroy]
jockbolter50 Offline
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Loc: Scotland
Jim....That doesn't look too bad.....
We all gotta start somewhere.
As Neilroy said,back that hole with a bit of copper and fill 'er up!

You should've see some of my first attempts! eek
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