Author Topic: 84 Jimmy Build  (Read 1766 times)

Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: 84 Jimmy Build
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2024, 09:36:59 PM »
Such nice work! I can commiserate with the poor quality replacement sheet metal...

My son bought a Millermatic MIG that apparently senses the metal thickness and adjusts the voltage, at least that's what the propag...says. I used it years ago, and can attest that when you're welding thru thin material it adjusts accordingly. Incredibly good with less over-weld to grind off.
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Re: 84 Jimmy Build
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2024, 08:50:33 PM »
I've been waiting for the new quarter panel and it arrived today.  I wish everything else was this easy to remove.  You can ignore the tape.  I was using it to help align the body line to the door since it was hard to see in the garage.  And no, the tape isn't holding it up.  I had screws attaching it to the body to make sure everything was going to fit properly before I start cutting.




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Re: 84 Jimmy Build
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2024, 09:58:32 AM »
Seems like a lot of trouble just to check your rear brakes... ;D
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Re: 84 Jimmy Build
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2024, 12:23:07 PM »
Or change your shocks!  ;)
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Re: 84 Jimmy Build
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2024, 08:11:50 PM »
got my clamps in today so I was finally able to start fitting the quarter, and of course, it doesn't fit for crap.  The body line is about the only thing that matches.  As you can see from the 3rd picture, the inner structure doesn't align so I get to cut that out and adjust it so the fender will suck in.






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Re: 84 Jimmy Build
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2024, 06:27:18 AM »
 Good progress, you'll get it to work.
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