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> Fabrication and Welding workshop day in Petaluma: MAY 18, Let me know if you're in!
tygaboy
post Apr 22 2019, 02:19 PM
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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 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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?sho...=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 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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
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post Apr 22 2019, 03:43 PM
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Definitely into it. Was a great time last year!
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post Apr 22 2019, 03:50 PM
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In.

Just let us know when!
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post Apr 22 2019, 03:59 PM
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Chris would love to but a little far for me..
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post Apr 22 2019, 04:04 PM
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Obviously this is just a bit too far away for me to attend (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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.
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post Apr 22 2019, 04:14 PM
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~$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.
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post Apr 22 2019, 04:51 PM
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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 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/chowtime.gif)

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post Apr 22 2019, 05:29 PM
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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?sho...=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 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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.
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post Apr 22 2019, 06:23 PM
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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

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post Apr 22 2019, 06:37 PM
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There is a nice little airport up there and a short uber drive away. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Apr 22 2019, 07:14 PM
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How does Saturday, May 18 sound?
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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!)

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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
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post Apr 22 2019, 10:47 PM
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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.
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Definitely interested! Don't know if I'll be able to make it, but I will try!!

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post Apr 22 2019, 11:19 PM
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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.

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What an awesome and gracious offer. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

Shame (for me) so many of you 914'ers are out in CA!
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post Apr 23 2019, 10:42 AM
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I'm pretty much local. I will put this on my calander just to come and hang out.

Will bring BEER
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post Apr 23 2019, 11:09 AM
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Thanks for doing this sounds great! I’m very interested and May 18 looks good at this point.
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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. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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