Friday, July 31, 2015

Another Break

I had to take another car break.  I had a PRK touchup on my left eye, the one I had done a year ago.  I had ended up with astigmatism, and the doc said he could fix it.  This time, I have other stuff to do besides sheet metal work, so my break only has to last a month or so.  Things turn out well and over time my vision improves much more quickly.

Here's a shout out to Dr. Craig Cassidy at Moretsky Cassidy Laser Vision Correction in Mesa and Glendale, AZ  He really knows his stuff.  The staff is great and highly skilled. I recommend them to anyone looking to have their vision corrected!
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Front Wing Fixes, Part 2

I did a little bit more work on the front fender to make the bonnet line up better.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Rear Wings, Part Last

Here's the passenger's side, all done.

See those ear protectors?  I started wearing them after having a persistent ringing in my ears due to all the tool noise.  I went to the ear doc and he said everything was ok (my hearing is 'near perfect'... no matter what Julia thinks).  But ear protection is just as important as eye protection, and I learned my lesson on eye protection long ago.  So I always wear goggles and ear protection when I work, and my wonderful welding helmet is still going strong.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Rear Wings, Part 2

I was able to save just about everything and fabricate patches for the rusted out pieces.  I reused the metal from the other fender I cut off to make the patches for the inner fender, since it was a) intact and b) the right thickness.  I think it turned out ok.

Before... and after.


Now with the closing panel in place too.


And finally, with the outer panel installed.  It's not perfect; it's got some waves in it even though I was really careful with heat.  But it's close enough to straighten out with a little filler.
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