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What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

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Re: Swiss cheese has less holes
Hotrod Lincoln #1433337 Sun Dec 12 2021 10:06 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 5,321
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Good grief- - - - -I've trashed or given away better looking sheet metal than that stuff! I wonder what my old 59 Burb that's been parked for over 20 years would be worth? It's one of those "IRWIPI" things!
Jerry
I talked to a body shop who was restoring an AD cab when I first got my truck, and his comment after I described my project was "Buy a new cab". But that wasn't the point. The truck has some history and I wanted to keep it as original as possible, so rebuilt the rust bucket. That and I needed something to keep me off the streets in retirement (it worked. wink )


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Swiss cheese has less holes
Scott125 #1433349 Sun Dec 12 2021 11:59 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 10,076
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'Bolter
I look at fixing basket cases this way.
You might suggest that I am crazy to even try it.
I say that you are way too late on your assessment of my mental state. I need a pointless hobby like this to occupy my egg shell fragile mind to prevent me from being really dangerous to society.

Re: Swiss cheese has less holes
Scott125 #1433359 Mon Dec 13 2021 01:18 AM
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Posts: 24,250
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Since fixing vehicles has always been a way of keeping a roof over my family's heads and food on the table instead of a hobby, I have a somewhat different take on what's worthwhile. I also think it's sort of foolish for supposedly mature adults to get passionately dedicated to a particular brand name of rust bucket. Of course, I also think it's foolish to spend thousands of dollars on equipment to be able to waste time smacking a little ball with a stick and then chasing it all over dozens of acres, BTW!
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

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Re: Swiss cheese has less holes
Scott125 #1433429 Mon Dec 13 2021 09:53 PM
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Posts: 375
M
'Bolter
My 53 cab was actually in a little worse shape than the one you're starting on. I too thought: Well, at least I'll be a better welder when this is finished. My cab is about finished now, and I do believe that I have become a better welder, although I still have lots of room for improvement. The good thing is, I will have most of the nastly looking welds pretty well hidden soon. I wish I'd started when I was a little younger. I think that you not only become a better welder, but you also get a better feel for what to replace, and what to leave alone. We all probably do a great job of keeping the grinder disc manufacturers profitable. It's easy for me to say "don't get discouraged", but I still do once in a while. The bottom line is: were saving some very cool vehicular history from being melted down.


Mike Burns
1940 Chev 1/2 ton
1953 Chev 1/2 ton
1953 Ford Victoria
1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
Re: Swiss cheese has less holes
Mike Burns #1433437 Mon Dec 13 2021 10:27 PM
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'Bolter
Thanks Mike for the encouragement. I might need a friendly kick in the kiester every once in awhile.

Re: Swiss cheese has less holes
Scott125 #1433440 Mon Dec 13 2021 10:46 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Mike Burns
We all probably do a great job of keeping the grinder disc manufacturers profitable.
Yep, I've done my fair share of grinding bird$#!+. See the attached pic. grin
Originally Posted by Scott125
I might need a friendly kick in the kiester every once in awhile.
Scott, Let us know and we'll be happy to oblige. wink

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Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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