Anybody can weld with the proper equipment. Not anybody can make really good looking welds.
Thats why they made grinders.
Your builds got me hooked man. Love seeing all the work.
plus if you're shaving your bay you want everything smooth. the welds are kinda ugly and will become a focal point... just grind them down and it will make the bay a lot cleaner looking. keep at it homie great read for sure especially at like 1:30am this morning when i read the ENTIRE 4 pages of build/comments haha
I've been thinking about those templates you've been mocking up. I might be interested in a set if you'd be interested in making some more.
[SIZE=3]Here's a small update.
I'm trying to get the fender apron lined up so it can be welded on.
I was a little concerned at first because the frame rail seemed to be pushed in slightly. Thankfully, the holes for the fenders and hood allow for some movement.
Geld und Macht bringt korruption!!!
Von allen je gebauten volkswagens,steht man Kopf über den rest,den mk3 golf VR6
"stop telling lies about me, and ill stop telling the truth about you"...MD.
I've got a beautifully done boser that would be the perfect complement to all the great work you've got going on.
[SIZE=4]I've been grinding down the fender apron for the past couple days. I tacked it in place and with a bit of motivation I was able to line everything up.
I did a clumsy job of welding it on but I think it should do. I really need to practice my welds...
I ended the day by finally removing the firewall.
The smell of soap, makes birds poop.
No matter how pretty she is, someone somewhere is sick of her sh!t...
Its more fun to ride a slow bike fast, rather then a fast bike slow.
my part out...
I did a little bit of grinding the other day in order to get rid of some studs I won't use.
Pulled the engine from my car today. Spilled coolant all over the floor.
I also tore off one of the seat covers to see what I will be getting myself into when I'm reupholstering. Disappointed to see that almost half of it was fake leather.
The new year is gonna be hella cool.
A couple days ago it was so warm outside, 55!
All the snow melted and it felt like spring. I can't wait until I'm finally done with this build. It's consuming my life
Low back end stance.
I found a break through for mounting the engine to a stand. It's very difficult to use four bolts to get the engine secure.
There are adapter plates that can make this possible. However, I found out that if you remove the metal arms from the stand it is possible to line up four of the bolts. I used the original bolts that held the engine mount bracket in place. I used washers to accommodate for the extra length.
Here are some pics from fortitude of how others coped with the situation.
and here is my solution
I am still grinding down and welding up the strut towers... I'm paranoid that I'm grinding down to much in some spots...
I have to figure out a way to measure and make sure that the thickness of the metal will be sufficient. Last thing I want is for it to look nice but not hold.
dude..... You were suppose to let the thread die...
No big updates as of now.
I acquired more body parts that I will practice painting with. I also tore apart my seat cover.
I really need to focus on school so the next three months are going to be kind of slow.