Mudgy's 1937 Dodge Sedan

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FRANK BASILE wrote:Angle grinder cut shaping I found can be eliminated by using a Plasma cutter. Purchased a cheapy unit some time back from Aldi. cuts up to 10mm metal. Made things quicker. Especially when it got to chassis boxing plate.
I am always worried about the consumibles buying things like that from Aldi. They just don't stock them!
Have you found another source for them?
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I always thought that would just be something else taking up space... and once done - what do I do with it? Perhaps I'll churn through as many $$$ of discs compared to getting one. But I'll just keep on doing stuff by hand & discs. At least the trusty angle grinder will be useful after I'm done.


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Side project today - I was cleaning some cuts of steel on my disc sander last night - only this morning when cleaning the bench, I found a deep burnt patch on the benchtop under the sanding disc :shock:

I thought, "SHIT !!! I COULD HAVE HAD A FIRE".

So I sliced up an old stainless steel BBQ door (you know, one of those "might use one day" items)

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Hope this may help someone.


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Nice work! Looks very purposeful, and a bit of added irony (no, I know it's staino!)
Who would think, a piece of barbeque covering a burn mark...
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Nice work! Looks very purposeful, and a bit of added irony (no, I know it's staino!)
Who would think, a piece of barbeque covering a burn mark...
Yeah. I've changed my signature. The old one was out of date...
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Thanks Jeffa !

The steel I was cleaning up was off topic items. (posts & brackets to hold 3 x big bonsai I have)

So today I got to test out the spark shield. Does the job. From the ashes of an old part I knocked up another exhaust hanger thingy for up the back.

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the 2 x centre lines of the rubbers should be in line with the centre of the pipes (well, maybe 1 or 2mm off) I can't work out how to mount it to the back cross member yet.
The body has to go on so that bit can be worked out. Incentive to plough through the jobs and get my 1st inspection done.

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Keep at it Mudgy in full stride now. :wink: :wink: 8) 8)
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Thanks Chrisso. The back yard has taken near on 2 years to get back up to scratch after junking all the crap lying around - embarrassing, really..... it waters itself now, and is growing great. So I now once again have the time for being in the garage.. Kids cars seem to be all passing muster. (Still gotta do the Mrs. Mazda) :roll:

Plus I've saved a few bikkies to get stuff happening that I just can't do.

Thanks everyone for tuning in, I really appreciate it.

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Had the same thing happen to my work bench , ended up covering half with a steel plate . Exhaust bracket looks good, recycling at its best
when are you going to finish it?
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G'Day OzRodders !

Still where I was last time on the car - but - back yard is 99%sorted. Garage has had a MASSIVE clean, re-organise, new cabinets and storage bins/shelves installed.
Now I have bench space. FKN YAY.

So this year, I'm planning fuel tank, mounting straps, A Arms, and a 2nd inspection.

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Sounds like a plan Mudgy, sort that last 1% out in the back yard and get into it.
Looking forward to following your updates on how its progressing.
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Time just seems to go, don't know where it goes but before you know it it's been 3 months since your last update. :roll:
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Hey Mudgy,
Not sure if you remember I was building a 38 plym and posted some pics back at the start of your post

I thought I’d send some updated images
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That looks magic mate !
If possible you should chuck up a thread... might be hard though, as the forum is undergoing some tech issues.

Try your luck anyway.

You've killed me on bodywork progress..... I hope this year I can actually spend time on the build instead of the house. Which does come 1st.

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Another pic
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