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Jabe and his '53 DR 09 Feb 2019 23:29 #93352

Super cool steering, love the Canadian Tire touch.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 09 Feb 2019 21:13 #93343

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Locomotion wrote: I don't know of any way to tell if the material is not marked.
Don't try to weld that stuff without grinding off the anodizing.

thanks again Ray, i sent an e-mail too head office, will see what goes from there.....no worries, welding aluminum is not in my criteria........i leave that for the one's who know best........:biggrin:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 09 Feb 2019 20:52 #93342

I don't know of any way to tell if the material is not marked.
Don't try to weld that stuff without grinding off the anodizing.
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got fartin around today workin on non-strucual need be done's.......
my steering wheel did not match the original holes on the dash or cover some ugly scaring......(other than that the dash is perfect).......soooo i came up with a KISS solution
started out cutting a template, then cut some 3/32 plate i have....(in one of the pics you can see what i found works awesome cutting this and not having the blade bind up, the masonite seems too clear and keep the blade cool, both jig saw and scroll saw)..........once mounted i can now cut a matching wood divider too sandwich inbetween my new cover plate and the dash too mount both the wheel and all to the dash, and best of all........No New Holes.......win win
also added a brace up inside too help take out some flex i noticed pulling on the wheel, just wish i could have got it closer too a bow brace, but didn't want too drill yet another hole........i may change my mind yet.........

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Locomotion wrote: Neal,
I would make sure the material I used for the stiffener was 6061 or better.


thanks Ray.......i bin searching too find out the grade i am using, no luck yet......it is a PAULIN product made in the U.S...........is there any way i can tell by looking at it, testing it?

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Jabe and his '53 DR 09 Feb 2019 16:02 #93338

Neal,
I would make sure the material I used for the stiffener was 6061 or better.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 09 Feb 2019 12:03 #93336

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Great work as always Neil.
1956 Golden Rocket, 1955 Vagabond, 1957 Crestliner Voyager Hardtop, 1958 Crestliner Jetstreak 15, past boats: 54 Vagabond, 55 Vagabond, 57 Vagabond, 50 FC Flyer, 46 FC Runabout, 57 FC Rocket, 57 Jetstreak
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Jabe and his '53 DR 09 Feb 2019 00:29 #93323

Neil you don't mess around!

That beauty will be done before hard-water is gone this winter B)
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Jabe and his '53 DR 08 Feb 2019 23:34 #93321

As evidenced by the work of several of our colleagues the artistry of a well done patch can more impressive than the original. Don't try to hide it.
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spent some time dealing with that drilled out deflected gunwale at the rear seat back......cut some 1/8 flat stock too shape, was able too snap it up in place nice and tight and clamp it too the existing twist...it was a process, take the seatback out, put the flat stock in, put the seat back in place, and so on, clamping, tightening....end of the story, looks like its going too work.....now the delema........dang i don't want too drill holes, i know the rivets will be just as strong........its just how many........i was thinking 6, 3 on each side, there is 9" of stock each side of the weak point......i have not gone there yet, figured best a few trained eyes could purswade me on the best route........:biggrin:
before

flat stock tucked in

seat back put back in place

all clamped and rebolted in place

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