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914World.com _ 914World Garage _ Fabrication and Welding workshop day in Petaluma: MAY 18

Posted by: tygaboy Apr 22 2019, 02:19 PM

UPDATE:
Saturday, May 18, rain or shine
Feel free to arrive any time after 7:00 AM and let's plan to go until about 5:30 PM or so, longer if needed.
I will PM my address and contact info to confirmed and tentative attendees.

Please bring your welding helmet, if you have one.


Please post here or PM me if plan to attend and indicate what you'd like to accomplish.
If you just want to observe and hang out or just pop in for a little bit and say hi, you're absolutely welcome to do that. The other attendees and I would LOVE to meet you!


Attendees and what they want to do:
Confirmed:
- markhoward: bringing his roller. Fitting, tacking/welding in passenger side rear floor
- Andyrew: Roll cage, water tank, sway bar arms
- Retroracer: fog light brackets, TIG practice, help others w/electrical
- SirAndy: Adult supervision, er, wait a minute...
- fiacra - Targa latch repair
- MartyYeoman: 914 bike rack mount blank cut on plasma table!
- Wes: Observer
- Napasteve: Observer
- 914-d: Observer
- Krieger: Fashion critic poke.gif laugh.gif
- Mueller: Sr. VP of Support to other non-Porsche engine swappers/fellow tool whore
- bob164: Observer
- Rich: Observer
- tygaboy: Helping others, messing around with my build, if time permits
- BuddyV: possible McMark GT roll bar install

Hi World -
Back in June of last year, I hosted a workshop day at my place. A few folks have asked about doing it again so I figured I start the process of seeing who might be interested and what we might do. Here's a link to last years event and activities.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=326533&hl=

Essentially, it's an opportunity to:
- just get together and hang out with like-minded folk
- get help with something you may be working on, such as bending a tube, making a bracket, welding something, or my favorite: having a part plasma cut aktion035.gif
- use a tool I have that you may not
- try some fabrication you've wanted to do
- share knowledge
- have fun

Tools that will be available:
- Hydraulic bender w/ various dies.
- Hydraulic press
- Tubing notcher
- Roll bender w/various dies
- Plasma table
- 48" sheet metal brake
- bead roller
- shrinker / stretcher
- English wheel
- fixturing table
- band saw (al and steel)
- cold saw
- TIG welder
- MIG welder
- Body working hammers/dollies
- brake/fuel line forming tools (bender, 45 and 37 degree flare making)
- misc. hand and air tools

Please feel free to come even if all you want to do is hang out! Heck, worst case, you watch me struggle with something on my car!

Anyway, post here what you have that you'd like to work on or if you plan to come.
If a PM is easier for you or you want to talk details, just let me know.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing, helping, watching, learning and just hanging out with you!
Chris

Posted by: markhoward Apr 22 2019, 03:43 PM

Definitely into it. Was a great time last year!

Posted by: Andyrew Apr 22 2019, 03:50 PM

In.

Just let us know when!

Posted by: mb911 Apr 22 2019, 03:59 PM

Chris would love to but a little far for me..

Posted by: defianty Apr 22 2019, 04:04 PM

Obviously this is just a bit too far away for me to attend biggrin.gif but a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested. Nice one Chris.

I went on a one day course years ago offered buy a UK club member who has gained a reputation as being one of the best 911 bodywork guys out there. Having never welded before that day it gave me the confidence that I could do it. Based on just that one day I restored my car.

If you're even vaguely interested take the opportunity and learn something new. With like-minded teener owners you'll have fun too.

Posted by: 914forme Apr 22 2019, 04:14 PM

~$350 is not bad to get me to San Fran, then a short - okay long drive time wise up 101, sounds interesting, and fun.

Need to set a date and I need to figure out if I am purchasing another Porsche and selling everything else that did not get manufactured in the proper side of Germany.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Apr 22 2019, 04:51 PM

This was a total blast last year. Depending on date, I'll try to make it again.

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The BBQ joint where we had lunch was a special treat chowtime.gif

Oscar

Posted by: fiacra Apr 22 2019, 05:29 PM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ Apr 22 2019, 01:19 PM) *

Hi World -
Back in June of last year, I hosted a workshop day at my place. A few folks have asked about doing it again so I figured I start the process of seeing who might be interested and what we might do. Here's a link to last years event and activities.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=326533&hl=

Essentially, it's an opportunity to:
- just get together and hang out with like-minded folk
- get help with something you may be working on, such as bending a tube, making a bracket, welding something, or my favorite: having a part plasma cut aktion035.gif
- use a tool I have that you may not
- try some fabrication you've wanted to do
- share knowledge
- have fun

Tools that will be available:
- Hydraulic bender w/ various dies.
- Hydraulic press
- Tubing notcher
- Roll bender w/various dies
- Plasma table
- 48" sheet metal brake
- bead roller
- shrinker / stretcher
- English wheel
- fixturing table
- band saw (al and steel)
- cold saw
- TIG welder
- MIG welder
- Body working hammers/dollies
- brake/fuel line forming tools (bender, 45 and 37 degree flare making)
- misc. hand and air tools

Please feel free to come even if all you want to do is hang out! Heck, worst case, you watch me struggle with something on my car!

Anyway, post here what you have that you'd like to work on or if you plan to come.
If a PM is easier for you or you want to talk details, just let me know.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing, helping, watching, learning and just hanging out with you!
Chris


You can count me in, depending up day/date. I work Saturdays, but with enough advance warning I can get someone to cover for me. Sounds like just what I need as I have no welding/fabrication experience and I would love to expand my skill set.... Coming from the East Bay so Petaluma is easy driving distance.

Posted by: Retroracer Apr 22 2019, 06:23 PM

Chris - love the idea, you should do this again. And, I agree with Oscar, the lunch BBQ was spectacular, with good company and great conversation as a bonus!

For me personally, I may have issues attending - depending on timing - as it looks like I have some work commitments in Austin for all of June and July. Either way, as a great philosopher once said: "build it and they will come".

- Tony


Posted by: Carl La Fong Apr 22 2019, 06:37 PM

There is a nice little airport up there and a short uber drive away. biggrin.gif

Posted by: tygaboy Apr 22 2019, 07:14 PM

How does Saturday, May 18 sound?

Posted by: BuddyV Apr 22 2019, 10:37 PM

QUOTE(914forme @ Apr 22 2019, 03:14 PM) *

~$350 is not bad to get me to San Fran, then a short - okay long drive time wise up 101, sounds interesting, and fun.

Need to set a date and I need to figure out if I am purchasing another Porsche and selling everything else that did not get manufactured in the proper side of Germany.



Stepnen..... fly into SFO or Oakland, and I will pick you up and drive you to Petaluma (North Bay Hospitality!)

beerchug.gif

Robert

Posted by: BuddyV Apr 22 2019, 10:42 PM

Chris - do you think your welding guru friend might be interested in welding in my McMark GT roll Bar???

It's just sitting up in the rafters..... either I install it, or sell it.

I would be happy to pay for his expertise...... his welds are epic.

Robert

Posted by: tygaboy Apr 22 2019, 10:47 PM

QUOTE(BuddyV @ Apr 22 2019, 09:42 PM) *

Chris - do you think your welding guru friend might be interested in welding in my McMark GT roll Bar???

It's just sitting up in the rafters..... either I install it, or sell it.

I would be happy to pay for his expertise...... his welds are epic.

Robert


Hi Robert - I'm sure we could twist his arm, especially if you're will to throw a bit of cash at him! Send me a couple pics of the bar and I'll show it to him and see what he thinks.

Posted by: Dave_Darling Apr 22 2019, 10:53 PM

Definitely interested! Don't know if I'll be able to make it, but I will try!!

--DD

Posted by: jcd914 Apr 22 2019, 11:19 PM

I think this is a great idea, I wanted to come last year and I would love to be able to come this year but timing is against me. May 18 is my daughter's college graduation and I'll be in Long Beach that weekend and the next. It would be hard to fit in the time before WCR if I am to finish my 914, well maybe just make it drivable even for WCR.

I'll watch this thread and if the timing changes maybe I can make it.

Jim

Posted by: Superhawk996 Apr 23 2019, 10:10 AM

What an awesome and gracious offer. first.gif

Shame (for me) so many of you 914'ers are out in CA!

Posted by: 914-d Apr 23 2019, 10:42 AM

I'm pretty much local. I will put this on my calander just to come and hang out.

Will bring BEER

Posted by: wes Apr 23 2019, 11:09 AM

Thanks for doing this sounds great! I’m very interested and May 18 looks good at this point.

Posted by: Morph914 Apr 23 2019, 01:48 PM

I don’t think I’ll be able to make this one, but I highly recommend this to others if you can. I had a great time meeting a bunch of the guys and drooling over Chris’s tools and build. beerchug.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Apr 23 2019, 02:29 PM

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Posted by: Krieger Apr 23 2019, 10:54 PM

I might be able to make it!

Posted by: tygaboy Apr 24 2019, 07:29 AM

QUOTE(Krieger @ Apr 23 2019, 09:54 PM) *

I might be able to make it!


You must! It simply wouldn't be the same without you! Who'll give me a hard time about my funny shoes? laugh.gif

Posted by: markhoward Apr 24 2019, 08:39 AM

Trying to come up with a project. 914 is still not running and waiting for hell hole and right rear floor replacement. Also have fender cutouts for the rear that will eventually make my funky flares go away (thanks @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20716 ). All that stuff seems unfeasible but I do need to fabricate a small splash panel for my 61 Lincoln Continental. That could be a nice little project for the day but would rather find something 914. Will see what else is out there..

Posted by: Nacho Apr 24 2019, 09:24 AM

QUOTE(markhoward @ Apr 24 2019, 09:39 AM) *

Trying to come up with a project. 914 is still not running and waiting for hell hole and right rear floor replacement. Also have fender cutouts for the rear that will eventually make my funky flares go away (thanks @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20716 ). All that stuff seems unfeasible but I do need to fabricate a small splash panel for my 61 Lincoln Continental. That could be a nice little project for the day but would rather find something 914. Will see what else is out there..


beerchug.gif


Posted by: tygaboy Apr 24 2019, 10:45 AM

QUOTE(markhoward @ Apr 24 2019, 07:39 AM) *

Trying to come up with a project. 914 is still not running and waiting for hell hole and right rear floor replacement. Also have fender cutouts for the rear that will eventually make my funky flares go away (thanks @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20716 ). All that stuff seems unfeasible but I do need to fabricate a small splash panel for my 61 Lincoln Continental. That could be a nice little project for the day but would rather find something 914. Will see what else is out there..


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20897 Hey Mark, Are you sure? If you wanted, I could trailer your car here/back and we could go after the floor or part of the hell hole or maybe a fender or two.
I bet other attendees would appreciate seeing that and/or have experience with those sorts of repairs and could jump in and help, tell us what we're doing wrong, etc. lol-2.gif
Feel free to PM me if you'd like to talk details.
Chris

Posted by: markhoward Apr 24 2019, 11:05 AM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ Apr 24 2019, 09:45 AM) *

QUOTE(markhoward @ Apr 24 2019, 07:39 AM) *

Trying to come up with a project. 914 is still not running and waiting for hell hole and right rear floor replacement. Also have fender cutouts for the rear that will eventually make my funky flares go away (thanks @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20716 ). All that stuff seems unfeasible but I do need to fabricate a small splash panel for my 61 Lincoln Continental. That could be a nice little project for the day but would rather find something 914. Will see what else is out there..


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20897 Hey Mark, Are you sure? If you wanted, I could trailer your car here/back and we could go after the floor or part of the hell hole or maybe a fender or two.
I bet other attendees would appreciate seeing that and/or have experience with those sorts of repairs and could jump in and help, tell us what we're doing wrong, etc. lol-2.gif
Feel free to PM me if you'd like to talk details.
Chris


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19241 Would totally be into that! Will connect on PM and figure out a plan.

Posted by: napasteve Apr 24 2019, 11:55 AM

This was great fun last year. I'll try to make it again this year. Thanks Chris.

Posted by: tygaboy Apr 24 2019, 11:59 AM

QUOTE(napasteve @ Apr 24 2019, 10:55 AM) *

This was great fun last year. I'll try to make it again this year. Thanks Chris.


Yea! @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=15327 - I was hoping you could be part of the day!

Posted by: 914forme Apr 24 2019, 07:13 PM

QUOTE(BuddyV @ Apr 23 2019, 12:42 AM) *

Chris - do you think your welding guru friend might be interested in welding in my McMark GT roll Bar???

It's just sitting up in the rafters..... either I install it, or sell it.

I would be happy to pay for his expertise...... his welds are epic.

Robert


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3898 Robert thank you, the is a great offer. May 18th, I am out of service, I have a doctor getting her second phd, that I need to attend to her graduation. Proud poppa moment there.

Posted by: tygaboy Apr 28 2019, 06:12 PM

See first post for latest updates!
Hope to see you at the Red Barn!


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Posted by: Andyrew Apr 28 2019, 09:15 PM

You can put me down as in.

Tools bringing:
Welder
Grinder/fab tools
Folding table
EZ up


Projects:
Roll cage (tube bender)
Water tank (general fab/welder
Sway bar arms (plasma cnc)

Posted by: Retroracer Apr 28 2019, 11:22 PM

May 18 on calendar - I'm in!

If the Gelbgrun 6 survives the Luftgekuhlt/LA trip intact I'll bring it along. Might be thinking about some fog light brackets if your welding buddy is around (and I get time to cut and bend some metal to suit). Learning TIG techniques on some scrap pieces would also be useful, although helping others with any other projects is fine too.

I have some electrical / electronics skills if debug is needed or electrical gremlins need exorcising.

- Tony

Posted by: tygaboy Apr 29 2019, 07:43 AM

First post updated to include @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=172 and @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=16100 .

Tony - You mentioned sourcing and bending some material. Let me know what you need as I may have some suitable remnants you can use.

And I can easily run to Van Bebber (my local metal supplier) and grab whatever anyone needs, just let me know.

Posted by: Andyrew May 8 2019, 01:55 PM

10 days away! Gotta start working on my drawings.....

Posted by: SirAndy May 8 2019, 02:11 PM

I'll schwing by and just hang out and pester all you guys while you're trying to get something done.

I can bring some refreshments, although i'm not sure how well drinking and welding go together. Maybe we'll reserve the drinking for the spectators.
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Posted by: tygaboy May 8 2019, 02:16 PM

And remember, I'm pretty quick with 2D CAD and also have the BendTech templates for tabs and brackets. I'm more than willing to help you translate your idea into metal.

So... Anyone who may want something plasma cut, please join us on Sat, May 18!

I have 18 and 20 ga sheet, some 10 and 14 ga, too. Lots of scraps (sheet and tubing) for anyone interested in practicing TIG and MIG.

And to be clear: Other than being on your own for lunch, there are no costs associated with any of this. I'm happy to supply materials, welding and plasma consumables, etc.

Come share and learn and hang out with other 914 fans. Or just point and laugh at my build! laugh.gif

Posted by: Andyrew May 8 2019, 02:24 PM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ May 8 2019, 01:11 PM) *


I can bring some refreshments, although i'm not sure how well drinking and welding go together.



It goes GREAT!

Grinding on the other hand...

Posted by: fiacra May 8 2019, 06:19 PM

I will be there. Got someone to cover for me at work. I'm mostly just looking forward to meeting everyone and learning from watching, being an extra pair of hands, etc. I may bring a small project (targa latch repair) just for fun. I'll also bring my med kit just in case drinking and welding don't go together well..... beer3.gif

Posted by: markhoward May 8 2019, 06:34 PM

Now I understand.. no 914 is rust free! Looking forward to coming out. In the mean time, lots to do if I'm going to be ready to weld something in on the 18th!!


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Posted by: Mueller May 12 2019, 09:47 AM

Going to have to bail, next time?

Posted by: tygaboy May 12 2019, 12:20 PM

NOTE:
May 18 is also the Salute to American Grafitti in Petaluma.
Most of downtown is closed off, tons of cool hot rods, multiple bands playing, food vendors, etc.

Come hang at my place for a while, meet some of the 914 World-ers then head to the American Grafitti event.

Fun for the whole family!

https://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/petalumas-salute-american-graffiti

Posted by: MartyYeoman May 13 2019, 05:36 PM

PM sent.

Posted by: dan10101 May 13 2019, 06:34 PM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 12 2019, 11:20 AM) *

NOTE:
May 18 is also the Salute to American Grafitti in Petaluma.
Most of downtown is closed off, tons of cool hot rods, multiple bands playing, food vendors, etc.

Come hang at my place for a while, meet some of the 914 World-ers then head to the American Grafitti event.

Fun for the whole family!

https://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-events/petalumas-salute-american-graffiti


Well, Modesto did it first! piratenanner.gif

But Petaluma does it very well. biggrin.gif I like their duplication of the rear end rip aktion035.gif

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Posted by: tygaboy May 13 2019, 07:31 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=626 sorry we won't see you this time!

Posted by: tygaboy May 13 2019, 07:35 PM

They are currently predicting an 80% chance of rain but we're doing this event rain or shine!

I've been organizing the shop and there should be plenty of room to do what everyone is looking to do.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20897 We can get your car inside, if needed. Worst case I can move my car out of the way. We'll just see what Saturday weather dictates.

See you all on Sat! smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif aktion035.gif

Posted by: dan10101 May 13 2019, 08:02 PM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 13 2019, 06:31 PM) *

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=626 sorry we won't see you this time!


I wish I could. But I'll bend a roll hoop remembering you all!

Have fun!

Posted by: Andyrew May 13 2019, 08:30 PM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 13 2019, 06:35 PM) *

They are currently predicting an 80% chance of rain but we're doing this event rain or shine!

I've been organizing the shop and there should be plenty of room to do what everyone is looking to do.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20897 We can get your car inside, if needed. Worst case I can move my car out of the way. We'll just see what Saturday weather dictates.

See you all on Sat! smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif aktion035.gif



I'll bring my 13x13 EZ up. We can throw a car under there or do work under it.

Looking forward to Saturday!!!!

Posted by: tygaboy May 13 2019, 08:33 PM

QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 13 2019, 07:30 PM) *

QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 13 2019, 06:35 PM) *

They are currently predicting an 80% chance of rain but we're doing this event rain or shine!

I've been organizing the shop and there should be plenty of room to do what everyone is looking to do.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20897 We can get your car inside, if needed. Worst case I can move my car out of the way. We'll just see what Saturday weather dictates.

See you all on Sat! smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif aktion035.gif



I'll bring my 13x13 EZ up. We can throw a car under there or do work under it.

Looking forward to Saturday!!!!


Cool, And I have a 10x10, as well. We'll be fine!

Posted by: markhoward May 13 2019, 08:54 PM

thanks chris ( @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19241 )! bought a popup canopy today. that should do the trick unless its a big downpour. plugin away on the 914 all week (except thursday trackday at thunderhill). found some rust in the long. not too bad. spent the day acid washing. should have it set to get some metal in on saturday!

Posted by: Cairo94507 May 13 2019, 10:30 PM

My brother and I will be there. Looking forward to meeting all you guys. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Mueller May 13 2019, 10:43 PM

On the fence now, might have to work.

Posted by: PotterPorsche May 13 2019, 11:41 PM

Man I signed up for PCA autocross on Saturday would have loved to have went out there

Posted by: Superhawk996 May 14 2019, 04:42 AM

If you decide to do this again in 2020 - I will do whatever is in my power to make it there. I'd seriously fly to CA to see this. What an awesome event! smilie_pokal.gif


Posted by: tygaboy May 14 2019, 07:54 AM

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ May 14 2019, 03:42 AM) *

If you decide to do this again in 2020 - I will do whatever is in my power to make it there. I'd seriously fly to CA to see this. What an awesome event! smilie_pokal.gif


I'm sure I'll do this again. Mostly these days happen when a local-ish 914 World-er comes up with something I or one of the tools I have can help them accomplish.
If you have a particular date window that works for you, let me know and we can work toward getting that on calendar.

I'd be great to plan one and have all the non locals be able to attend! I'm talking to you @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2388 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=16669 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=626 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3573 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11316 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3380 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1608 and others I know I'm forgetting.

Posted by: tejon007 May 14 2019, 10:24 AM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 14 2019, 06:54 AM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ May 14 2019, 03:42 AM) *

If you decide to do this again in 2020 - I will do whatever is in my power to make it there. I'd seriously fly to CA to see this. What an awesome event! smilie_pokal.gif


I'm sure I'll do this again. Mostly these days happen when a local-ish 914 World-er comes up with something I or one of the tools I have can help them accomplish.
If you have a particular date window that works for you, let me know and we can work toward getting that on calendar.

I'd be great to plan one and have all the non locals be able to attend! I'm talking to you @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2388 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=16669 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=626 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3573 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11316 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3380 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1608 and others I know I'm forgetting.


I put this on my calendar, but wasn't sure if another thing might be a conflict. Turns out I can't make it this time mad.gif ...Please save me a spot for the next one. However, I'm still attending the WCR+1...maybe see you then.

Posted by: 914forme May 15 2019, 10:14 AM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 14 2019, 09:54 AM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ May 14 2019, 03:42 AM) *

If you decide to do this again in 2020 - I will do whatever is in my power to make it there. I'd seriously fly to CA to see this. What an awesome event! smilie_pokal.gif


I'm sure I'll do this again. Mostly these days happen when a local-ish 914 World-er comes up with something I or one of the tools I have can help them accomplish.
If you have a particular date window that works for you, let me know and we can work toward getting that on calendar.

I'd be great to plan one and have all the non locals be able to attend! I'm talking to you @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2388 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=16669 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=626 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3573 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=11316 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=3380 @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1608 and others I know I'm forgetting.

Okay, I have 3.5 months that are none touchable for me, June, July, August, and first half of September. open any other time frame, with advanced planning that would be even better.

Posted by: bob164 May 15 2019, 09:47 PM

Chris,
Check your PMs, two of us are interested as observers/helpers if there is still room.
Thanks,
Bob

Posted by: tygaboy May 16 2019, 07:06 AM

QUOTE(bob164 @ May 15 2019, 08:47 PM) *

Chris,
Check your PMs, two of us are interested as observers/helpers if there is still room.
Thanks,
Bob


There's always room at the Red Barn! We'll see you and Rich on Saturday. sawzall-smiley.gif smash.gif welder.gif

Posted by: ValcoOscar May 16 2019, 08:16 AM

Chris-

I was hoping to make it up there but work commitments and WCR preparations are keeping me in town this weekend. headbang.gif

See ya next time...thx for hosting these.

Oscar

Posted by: Rand May 16 2019, 01:47 PM

Thanks for the mention, Chris. It's a bit far, but I'm pondering.

Posted by: Andyrew May 17 2019, 10:09 PM

I'm still in. Just changing my focus from roll cage to center console. I'm not taking the car so I've taken measurements for what I'll be doing.

Leaving here about 6pm

Not bringing the welder but I have my EZ up and a table

Looking forward to tomorrow!!!!

Posted by: Carl La Fong May 17 2019, 10:41 PM

I would like to fly up again but the weather forecast is technically referred to as "poopy". biggrin.gif

Posted by: Krieger May 17 2019, 11:10 PM

QUOTE(Carl La Fong @ May 17 2019, 09:41 PM) *

I would like to fly up again but the weather forecast is technically referred to as "poopy". biggrin.gif


I was wondering if you were going to make it again. Oh well.

Posted by: pneuhyde May 18 2019, 12:13 AM

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UPDATE:
Saturday, May 18, rain or shine
Feel free to arrive any time after 7:00 AM and let's plan to go until about 5:30 PM or so, longer if needed.
I will PM my address and contact info to confirmed and tentative attendees.

Please bring your welding helmet, if you have one.


Please post here or PM me if plan to attend and indicate what you'd like to accomplish.
If you just want to observe and hang out or just pop in for a little bit and say hi, you're absolutely welcome to do that. The other attendees and I would LOVE to meet you!


Attendees and what they want to do:
Confirmed:
- markhoward: bringing his roller. Fitting, tacking/welding in passenger side rear floor
- Andyrew: Roll cage, water tank, sway bar arms
- Retroracer: fog light brackets, TIG practice, help others w/electrical
- SirAndy: Adult supervision, er, wait a minute...
- fiacra - Targa latch repair
- MartyYeoman: 914 bike rack mount blank cut on plasma table!
- Wes: Observer
- Napasteve: Observer
- 914-d: Observer
- Krieger: Fashion critic poke.gif laugh.gif
- Mueller: Sr. VP of Support to other non-Porsche engine swappers/fellow tool whore
- bob164: Observer
- Rich: Observer
- tygaboy: Helping others, messing around with my build, if time permits
- BuddyV: possible McMark GT roll bar install

Hi World -
Back in June of last year, I hosted a workshop day at my place. A few folks have asked about doing it again so I figured I start the process of seeing who might be interested and what we might do. Here's a link to last years event and activities.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=326533&hl=

Essentially, it's an opportunity to:
- just get together and hang out with like-minded folk
- get help with something you may be working on, such as bending a tube, making a bracket, welding something, or my favorite: having a part plasma cut aktion035.gif
- use a tool I have that you may not
- try some fabrication you've wanted to do
- share knowledge
- have fun

Tools that will be available:
- Hydraulic bender w/ various dies.
- Hydraulic press
- Tubing notcher
- Roll bender w/various dies
- Plasma table
- 48" sheet metal brake
- bead roller
- shrinker / stretcher
- English wheel
- fixturing table
- band saw (al and steel)
- cold saw
- TIG welder
- MIG welder
- Body working hammers/dollies
- brake/fuel line forming tools (bender, 45 and 37 degree flare making)
- misc. hand and air tools

Please feel free to come even if all you want to do is hang out! Heck, worst case, you watch me struggle with something on my car!

Anyway, post here what you have that you'd like to work on or if you plan to come.
If a PM is easier for you or you want to talk details, just let me know.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing, helping, watching, learning and just hanging out with you!
Chris


I would like to try to make it there by noon to be an observer, learner, socialiser.
My car is stored away with engine in. but no electrical yet.
Steve

Posted by: ssuperflyoldguy May 18 2019, 12:32 AM

Chris you rock! Totally slammed in life so can’t attend. I should as I’m selling off my 914 & stuff

Posted by: tygaboy May 18 2019, 07:37 AM

PMs with location info sent to all!
See you soon... cheer.gif

Posted by: KELTY360 May 18 2019, 09:07 AM

What a great sounding event! Wish I could be there but... idea.gif nope, no good excuse except time and distance...those are boring. Hope you've got a designated photographer because.... thisthreadisworthlesswithoutpics.gif

Posted by: Dave_Darling May 18 2019, 10:27 AM

Planning to be there by noon. Just in time for lunch? biggrin.gif

--DD

Posted by: SirAndy May 18 2019, 11:14 AM

QUOTE(Dave_Darling @ May 18 2019, 09:27 AM) *

Planning to be there by noon. Just in time for lunch? biggrin.gif

Meee tooo biggrin.gif

Posted by: dan10101 May 18 2019, 04:04 PM

Well, the guys must be having fun. Cause they aren't posting pictures!

Since I couldn't be there I finished my training roll bar lots of mistakes, but still managed to make it look somewhat like a roll hoop.

Used cheap thin wall tubing, I'll have to adjust for the thicker tubing. But still learned a lot.

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Posted by: Cairo94507 May 18 2019, 04:14 PM

Let me just say that Chris is a class act all the way. This was a blast. We probably had 15 people there at least. Chris' shop is just to die for. He is true gentleman and has some mad skills. My brother and I had a blast getting to meet and talk with fellow 914 nuts. I am sorry, I did not take a single picture. I was having too much fun talking with everyone. Great group of guys turned out and perfect location too. Chris- Thanks so much for hosting this event. Great day.

Cheers,
Michael beerchug.gif

Posted by: SirAndy May 18 2019, 05:45 PM

Made it home, didn't take any pictures. Thank to Chris for hosting this!
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PS: pat.gif

Posted by: tygaboy May 18 2019, 06:42 PM

Big thanks to everyone piratenanner.gif for venturing out on such a crappy weather day.

Please post any pics you took - I was heads down most of the day working on the plasma table and didn't take a single pic. BAD host, BAD! so:

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=172 - Let's see those console parts!

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2104 - you have the works coolest, Porsche inspired address sign. Pics please!

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=839 - that's a rocking rack mount you designed. Let's see it!

And to the rest of you, GREAT seeing/meeting you! I wish I could have had more time to chat with you. Let's agree to do this again soon.

Thanks again for making this another memorable event! smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif

You're welcome at my place anytime...

Posted by: tygaboy May 18 2019, 06:53 PM

QUOTE(dan10101 @ May 18 2019, 03:04 PM) *

Well, the guys must be having fun. Cause they aren't posting pictures!

Since I couldn't be there I finished my training roll bar lots of mistakes, but still managed to make it look somewhat like a roll hoop.

Used cheap thin wall tubing, I'll have to adjust for the thicker tubing. But still learned a lot.

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Awesome! Looks great. "Learned a lot." Sounds like you'll be doing it again? Hmmm, where have I heard that before? lol-2.gif

Sorry you weren't with us today but Andrew more than covered for you! I almost ran out of plasma, what with all the panels we made for his console. lol-2.gif
Maybe we'll get you to drive down for the next one? idea.gif

Posted by: markhoward May 18 2019, 07:54 PM

Had a great time. Thanks to Chris for hosting and sharing mad skills! Appreciate all the feedback everyone gave on my project and helping me understand a proper path forward.

Posted by: dan10101 May 18 2019, 09:05 PM

QUOTE(tygaboy @ May 18 2019, 05:53 PM) *


Awesome! Looks great. "Learned a lot." Sounds like you'll be doing it again? Hmmm, where have I heard that before? lol-2.gif

Sorry you weren't with us today but Andrew more than covered for you! I almost ran out of plasma, what with all the panels we made for his console. lol-2.gif
Maybe we'll get you to drive down for the next one? idea.gif


I have one more thin wall pipe and 2 thick. Hoping that's enough.. smile.gif

I saw a preview of Andrew's console. Looking good!

i hope to make the next one!

Posted by: Andyrew May 18 2019, 09:06 PM

Great time as always!!!

Chris and Lori are excellent hosts!!

If I had more time I would have used even more plasma up wink.gif


That plasma program is nifty! If it's open source I'd love a link so I can download and play with it biggrin.gif


Thanks again Chris for all the help! You truely are one busy and helpful guy on these workshop days!!


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Posted by: Andyrew May 19 2019, 01:29 AM

Looks like I missed a panel! I'll have to figure out a way to get it, maybe come up there again? smash.gif

It might look high but it's very comphy. I can barely touch the steering wheel with my arm on the console. I also have trim room so I can lower it.

Front panels will take some massaging but I think it'll work smile.gif


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Posted by: sixnotfour May 19 2019, 02:22 AM

well, your certainly making the interior look like every other car..big tunnel... beerchug.gif sawzall-smiley.gif welder.gif smash.gif stirthepot.gif

Posted by: tygaboy May 19 2019, 07:07 AM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=172 - Yep, you did leave a panel here. It was sitting in the mag brake.
I can pop it in the mail, just PM me your address.

Or, if you want to head back over and work on something else, that'd be great, too. Either way, just let me know.

Also, the CAD program I use is open source. It came with (and is recommended by) the plasma table manufacturer. QCAD: https://www.qcad.org/en/
But also note that all I need is a .dxf file so whatever you use to generate that works for me.

On the console, which looks great, btw, remember to plan for clearance for the upholstery, any fasteners, install/removal (if it's going to be removable), etc.
This sort of "oops" has bitten me on a couple things with my build.

Most importantly, thanks for attending! These days just wouldn't be the same without you.

Posted by: tygaboy May 19 2019, 07:09 AM

QUOTE(Andyrew @ May 18 2019, 08:06 PM) *

Great time as always!!!

Chris and Lori are excellent hosts!!

If I had more time I would have used even more plasma up wink.gif


That plasma program is nifty! If it's open source I'd love a link so I can download and play with it biggrin.gif


Thanks again Chris for all the help! You truly are one busy and helpful guy on these workshop days!!


All I could think when I saw this was "When Worlds Collide"! lol-2.gif
Barely a 914 part to be seen...


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Posted by: Krieger May 19 2019, 09:58 AM

Thank you Chris and Martin! I love this!


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Posted by: SirAndy May 19 2019, 10:08 AM

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I love this!

But the real question is, does your wife love it?
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Posted by: Krieger May 19 2019, 10:26 AM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ May 19 2019, 09:08 AM) *

QUOTE(Krieger @ May 19 2019, 08:58 AM) *
I love this!

But the real question is, does your wife love it?
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av-943.gif she *appeared* to yesterday. I asked her again today and she said yes!

Posted by: fiacra May 19 2019, 11:39 AM

My thanks to Chris and Lori for opening up their home and workshop to all of us -- including this complete stranger. Despite the rain it was a great chance to take the "new" 914 for a run and get some feedback on a few issues. An amazing shop and an impressive fund of knowledge was on display. A chance to meet some fellow local enthusiasts, hear about some local resources I didn't know about, and see a nascent project (thanks for towing your car there Mark). An impressive ongoing build Chris and I'm sorry there wasn't more time to talk to you and hear more about it. You certainly were busy helping everybody out, and I was happy to simply observe and learn. It was nice to meet everyone, and learn that our "benevolent overlord", SirAndy, lives just a stone's throw away from me. Surprised I haven't seen you or your car around but I'll keep my eyes open.... Certainly feel free to contact me if you simply need an extra hand with anything or need to borrow a tool I might have. The same goes for the rest of you. As I organize for diving in to the two project cars I'm sure I'll be asking for help and it is great to know there is a large local community. Any of you have old VWs as well? I've got more than a few of those in addition to the three 914's. OK, back to lurking on the sidelines!

Posted by: Dave_Darling May 19 2019, 12:07 PM

Nice to meet everyone (again, in most cases). I love the shop, and love much of what is getting done there! The quality of Chris' build is impressive; believe him when he calls himself a perfectionist.

I had a much more interesting drive home than I would have preferred though. I went over to my friends' place in Petaluma (less than 5 minutes from Chris!) and visited and had dinner, then drove home around 9.

During one of the heavier bits of rain, a car passed between me and another car two lanes over, then fishtailed right in front of me and spun into the sound wall on the shoulder of the road. Messed up the car pretty badly, but the driver seemed to be OK. Lots of airbags had deployed, and the suspension and bodywork absorbed most of the energy I guess. I phoned 911 and they dispatched someone and told me to be on my way.

I said more than a couple of four-letter words while that was happening, but kept my head and avoided the mayhem. I'm not sure how coherent I was for the 911 operator, but they seemed to figure out where I was and what I was reporting.

--DD

Posted by: tygaboy May 19 2019, 01:39 PM

Someone left a box of electrical goodies... Much as I'll likely need this stuff, I'm more than happy to help get it back to its owner.

Anyone know whose this is?



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Posted by: Andyrew May 19 2019, 05:09 PM

I told you I would bring those to you for when you started your electrical as I had extra smile.gif

Forgot to mention it to you....

Posted by: tygaboy May 19 2019, 06:02 PM

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I told you I would bring those to you for when you started your electrical as I had extra smile.gif

Forgot to mention it to you....


SCORE! aktion035.gif
Thanks much!

Posted by: fiacra May 22 2019, 10:56 AM

A little late in doing this, but here’s the only photo I took all day. More fun in coming out from behind the phone and watching, listening, and learning. Thanks again Chris.


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Posted by: 76-914 May 22 2019, 12:15 PM

QUOTE(Dave_Darling @ May 19 2019, 11:07 AM) *

Nice to meet everyone (again, in most cases). I love the shop, and love much of what is getting done there! The quality of Chris' build is impressive; believe him when he calls himself a perfectionist.

I had a much more interesting drive home than I would have preferred though. I went over to my friends' place in Petaluma (less than 5 minutes from Chris!) and visited and had dinner, then drove home around 9.

During one of the heavier bits of rain, a car passed between me and another car two lanes over, then fishtailed right in front of me and spun into the sound wall on the shoulder of the road. Messed up the car pretty badly, but the driver seemed to be OK. Lots of airbags had deployed, and the suspension and bodywork absorbed most of the energy I guess. I phoned 911 and they dispatched someone and told me to be on my way.

I said more than a couple of four-letter words while that was happening, but kept my head and avoided the mayhem. I'm not sure how coherent I was for the 911 operator, but they seemed to figure out where I was and what I was reporting.

--DD

C’mon Dave. You live in LA area & see this kind of stuff all the time. happy11.gif

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