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#581488 - Thu Oct 08 2009 08:10 PM The Fender  
Jim Bow  Offline
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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.
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#581572 - Fri Oct 09 2009 12:19 AM Re: The Fender [Re: Jim Bow]  
Tiny  Offline
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I've seen worse, trust me. grin


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#581584 - Fri Oct 09 2009 01:11 AM Re: The Fender [Re: Tiny]  
neilroy  Offline
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I've done worse, trust me.
Back that hole with some flattened out copper pipe and fill it in.


#581686 - Fri Oct 09 2009 07:28 AM Re: The Fender [Re: neilroy]  
jockbolter50  Offline
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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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