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    '13-'14 winter project started

    More skeptical about this project than the last, but it's winter setting in,
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    More skeptical about this project than the last, but it's winter setting in, and can't just sit around doing nothing. Attachment 42416
    What are you making this time? Fairing? Seat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Had a good day, went crazy, not quite half done, but got into it. Turned cold, a little snow, no sweat. Looks like it's possible to do, tricky with all the mounts and the exact positioning of certain stuff like the headlight grommet. Really like the way it looks.Attachment 42438
    Oh, that looks good. Love the idea too, an aluminum S fairing.

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    Nice work! Keep the pictures coming

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    Wow!

    This is all very impressive! Congrats.

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    Amen,

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    Thanks indeed 898!

    My dad was never too big on Christmas, he lost his faith during WWII; had to order too many of his men to do things that didn't end well for them. Christmas was almost a non-holiday in our house.

    But the most meaningful holiday to him, and hence us, was Thanksgiving; thank you for surviving, thank you for friends, family, and our freedom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmo1131 View Post
    Thanks indeed 898!

    My dad was never too big on Christmas, he lost his faith during WWII; had to order too many of his men to do things that didn't end well for them. Christmas was almost a non-holiday in our house.

    But the most meaningful holiday to him, and hence us, was Thanksgiving; thank you for surviving, thank you for friends, family, and our freedom.


    "My dad was never too big on Christmas, he lost his faith during WWII;"




    My dad felt the same....

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    That is some serious skill you have, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmut_head View Post
    That is some serious skill you have, man.
    Yes indeed! It's very cool watching metal being transformed.
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    the headlight hole took a few hours and still are not exactly right to my eye,
    looks pretty good from this camera angle. could you fit a circular piece of 1/4" plywood or masonite as a "replacement" headlight and locate the center of it - for use by a compass?
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    It's first this, then that, and then, oops, forgot that and now it can't be adjusted, rats.
    '98, I noticed you're using pop-rivets to hold your pieces together. Have you ever used "cleco" temporary fasteners? They're a great time savers for metal or composite fabrication, and your fitting hole doesn't get "wallered" out by drilling out a pop-rivet a couple of times. If you've been good maybe Santa will bring you some and the tool too.



    They make them in different diameters and grip range; 1/16" dia. x 0-1/4", etc. There is no slop in the system since the pin shank expands to fit the hole when the plier is released (pin dia. is slightly smaller than the hole when the pliers are compressed).

    0-1/4" - $.80


    The pliers are only $5-8.00

    The "other" clamp in the picture are their plier-operated side-grips; < $2.00





    See (for example): http://mrotools.com/extra-short-kk-0...fasteners.aspx
    20-piece "starter" sets on eBay and Amazon run about $20-30. > http://www.ebay.com/bhp/cleco-fasteners
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    It seems that thinking about something you've never done, not screwing it up, is as much effort than actually doing the work.
    Love it. I'm going to put this quote up in my garage. Are you the author to whom I give credit?
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    May I ask a stupid question? Why are you doing this?

    I am so impressed with your work and skills! But..wondering why!

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    I know one thing: GREAT JOB and I am honored just to watch you work!
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