View Full Version : Midwest MetalMeet April 24, '04
02-29-2004, 09:57 AM
It's time again to announce the next quarterly Midwest MetalMeet.
I've set the date for April 24th. We will work on further development of the '37 Olds panels again. We got a lot of the rough shaping done on the roof and doors back in January, and we should be able to start seeing some real progress this go around. We won't have a shelter to erect this time either, unless you guys want to help me put a addition onto the shop :wink:
As always, you are welcome to bring along your own project to get help or advice from others.
I'll try to be a little more organized this time. Jerry Kennedy has been helping me with customers projects and he's great about keeping the shop in order, so maybe our space limitations will be improved finally. If it's nice out, we won't have to worry anyway, as we can work outdoors!!
I will hopefully have a TIG setup by then, so we can start fusing some of our panels together. What a great day that will be!!
My goal is to get the majority of the rough shaping done by October, so we can really focus on this project during MM'04. We will also be building an aluminum bodied version of this car during MM'04, along with the ZM2 Roadster.
We will need a chassis built for each of these projects, so if we have any chassis experts among us, please let me know.
Hope to see you all again in April.
Also, best of luck to Richard Kleinschmidt and the gang in Minnesota. You guys are doing a great job with the planning stages. I may have to take a few notes!!
02-29-2004, 07:59 PM
Thank you,for the chance to hammer with the best. 8)
count me in for the 24th, if you need help with anything let me know.
if you still need the steel for your ewheel let me know
i forgot what size you needed.
thank you johnny
02-29-2004, 08:15 PM
You're welcome to come hammer over here anytime!
I had forgotten your offer. The piece I need is 19"x24"x1".
I may have to come raid your scrap pile someday!!!!!!!!!!
03-01-2004, 08:02 AM
Count me in as well.
03-02-2004, 07:34 PM
have your steel ,will get it to you . sorry it took so long. :mrgreen: johnny
03-02-2004, 10:10 PM
count me in! Even though its close to finals time, I'm going to try to make it. See you on my spring break (3/20-3/28). You better be ready to put me to work :D .
03-02-2004, 10:28 PM
Thanks a million. No rush. You can bring it in April, or, I can come after if it makes it easier on you.
03-02-2004, 10:32 PM
You better be ready to work!!! I'm overloaded, and could use another hand. Jerry has been a huge help the last few weeks.
MetalMeets are way more fun than finals, man! You better be here.
03-10-2004, 04:07 PM
I am hoping to make it out for the meet in April, just have to see how racing season is coming along. Any particular hotels near you I should look for ? Thanks!
03-10-2004, 04:28 PM
Best Western is the best we have to offer. (618) 544-8448
03-11-2004, 03:17 PM
Best Western is better than a lot I have stayed in!! :lol:
Seriously, trying to get vacation and racing schedule worked out to come. Is there a donation coffer or anything I can send $$ to?
03-11-2004, 06:08 PM
No need to send any money. This ones a freebie.
03-12-2004, 05:08 PM
Scratch me....I was informed last night that my nephews first communion is that same weekend.....
Guess I had better make plans for the big one!!!!
03-22-2004, 02:56 PM
Hi Randy, I'll be attending at least one day. My friend Rick is kind of iffy though, we're in the middle of thrashing out his bike to get it done for Conesville in May. He called and said if he can get away from work, he'll be there also.
Rod in Hell
03-31-2004, 03:36 PM
Just started fool'n with forming metal, so I'm a new guy at it. I'm Hope'n to come to the metal meet to get started on the rite track. Thanks and hope to talk to you at the show. :wink:
04-06-2004, 07:13 PM
Hi Randy, I was wondering what your goals are for the Regional meet, just the roof panel or starting on the doors too? I meant to ask you at the last one, what do you plan to do about inner roof structure, and also the inner door framework, modify the existing, or fab your own?
Looking forward to attending, Phil
04-06-2004, 07:55 PM
I was thinking about further development of the roof panel and door skins that we started in January. I think we may work on the wireform for the hood also. We will be building new door inner structure as well as for the roof. We need to get the outer skin for the roof done before we start on the inner structure though. The cowl, I believe, will be the starting point of the new inner structure that we will build off of. Dutch and I were working on it at MM'03 and decided that would be the right place to start. Figuring out the new door hinges will be a real challenge!
We'll have a fun filled day, no doubt. We won't have to build a shack to store everything in this time, unless you guys want to help add on to my shop!!!!!
04-16-2004, 07:48 AM
April 24th is fast approaching :lol: I am looking forward to meeting with the group again, we had a good time in January. :D
For those that are coming, would you please drop me or Randy a private message, just so we know about how many will be here------remember, this is a free, fun day. 8)
Bring your cameras, your willingness to teach and learn, some good stories to tell---then we can all post on Metalmeet.com what we learned---See Ya the 24th :wink: :wink: :wink:
04-17-2004, 07:49 PM
Here is a map for anyone attending Midwest regional meet This Sat April 24th also anyone attending MM04 in October :D
Looking forward to seeing everyone next Sat 24th :lol: And guy's, you won't have to do any prep work like last time :oops: Randy and I got the shop ready and cleaned up today--SO BE READY to start having a good time as soon as you arrive :lol: :lol: :lol:
Click here for map http://www.metalmeet.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=4526&password=&sort=1&cat=last 1&page=1
Hot Rod Mike
04-22-2004, 04:43 AM
Just wanted to drop you a line letting you know I'll be showing up. I'm on a learning curve here, having spent most of my life in the Vette world.
Thanks for doing the Metal Meet, & hosting what I feel is one of the best web sites I have ever seen 8)
I take it I can show up anytime A.M. preferred ? I'm 4 hrs from you.
04-22-2004, 10:14 AM
We'll be getting started around 8:00am, but anytime will work. I'll be around here Friday night for anyone coming in the night before who wants something to do.
Are you the Mike Winters who used to work at Heartland Classics in Newton??
Hot Rod Mike
04-22-2004, 06:25 PM
Sorry, I am not the same Mike Winters you described. I grew up in the Terre Haute area & live around Peoria now.
See ya Saturday !!!
04-27-2004, 08:43 AM
I am curious how things went for everyone on Saturday. The weather in central il. was pretty ugly, hopefully it was better there or it was all inside.
I'm also around peoria, I live near Roanoke. Where are you located?
04-27-2004, 02:17 PM
Hello Mike, I posted some pics of the meet in Robinson :D
Click here http://www.metalmeet.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=3314
We had a great time. Robinson is located South and East of Effingham on the east side of the State or South of I-70 at Marshall about 25 miles. :roll:
Uncle Johnny also posted some pictures in his gallery.
Hope you can make it to Metalmeet 2004. It is Oct 24 thru Nov 2 at the same location at Randy Fergusons in Robinson. Randy will be posting for registration May 1 :lol: :lol: :lol:
04-27-2004, 02:54 PM
How did it go you ask.
Well lets see I got to meet some new friends, say hello again to some old friends, work on Randy's Olds, over stretch some metal :? , have a great lunch, and see some really neat cars built by a real craftsman.
I don't know that it gets any better than that.
Actually I guess it does since as Randy says "Bigger is Better but Gigantic is Best" which would mean that MM04 will be amazing.
Thanks for having us over again Randy.
04-27-2004, 03:55 PM
Had a great time on the 24th talking and working with such fine folks. Weather was good and field trip to Jerry's shop was cool!
Ah Ha! Neal, you finally fessed up to helping over stretch the metal. But we both had fun doing it and learn something about stretching. :D
04-27-2004, 04:23 PM
Hmmmm!!! Johnnie AND Neal were in that deal together huh??? I had no clue we had co-stretchers involved. Shame on you Neal! You stood there and let poor Johnnie take the brunt of my outpouring of abuse all day. Now the truth comes out!!! Oh well, we got it fixed, right!! Remember.....LOVE TAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just a few light wacky-do's :wink:
04-27-2004, 05:49 PM
Hi all, I just wanted to thank you all for making my son, Josh, his friend Caleb, and my bro Rick feel so welcome. The kids had a great time, but now my wife has to hear about it from two fronts! :lol: I met some familiar metal bashing cohorts and quite a few new faces, it was really great meeting you all, welcome to the site and hope to see ya again! :D Randy and Michelle were gracious hosts as always even though it rained AGAIN! A lot of the new members jumped right in trying their hand at some metalshaping looking suspiciously like they were enjoying themselves! :shock: Myself, I kind of set back and watched this time. I wanted to see how Randy brought the roughed in roof closer to a finished product. I think the most important thing that I learned that Quality work takes a lot of patience and that even though a part may look like it's pretty close to scrap, it can be returned to a first rate part. I wish that I could have stayed later and returned Sunday but my buddy works out of town and has to leave. MM04 coming soon enough though. ANYWAY, it was nice seeing you all and had a ball.... as always.
All the best, Phil
04-27-2004, 06:05 PM
We quit by around 8:00 anyway and it was only a Saturday deal, so don't feel bad. Glad you, Rick and the boys enjoyed yourselves.
My thanks goes out to everyone who attended. Without you guys, it would be just another day of slaving away in my shop, which I need to be doing right now.
04-27-2004, 07:45 PM
Just wanted to thank everyone especially Randy for the fun filled day Sat. I really learned alot and liked meeting and talking with everyone. I can't wait until the next one comes around. I will try and encourage others to attend as well. Thanks again Randy.
04-27-2004, 09:38 PM
really wish i could have stayed and didn't have to work,but such is life. it was nice visiting with you guys. thanks to randy and family for having us over! sunday i started working on my new beater bag stand, my 8 year old son saw it when he got home today, and started bangin away on a piece of metal, so i now have a new project, mini beater bag stand. and maybe another guest for the next regional!
Rod in Hell
04-28-2004, 06:19 AM
Man who made that wonderful salad bowl :lol:
It was nice to meet all you guys, and hope to see ya again next time. I defiantly learned some stuff, like how to arrange metal. :wink:
You guys were cool to meet and hope too see ya again.
(I hope to make matching spoons for my salad bowl :wink: )
Hot Rod Mike
05-06-2004, 06:40 PM
To Randy & all who helped put this on - thanks for the day. :D I had a good time just absorbing all the activity going on with your car. Picked up several good tips from various members which will come in handy soon.
Trying to figure out how to schedule some time for MM04 now.
Thanks to all,
P.S> lust4fia - I'm actually in the Germantown Hills area, not to far from you. I see you're an engineer - betcha work @ CAT :wink: Me, too.
05-18-2004, 01:19 PM
Hello All, We had a great time at Randy's in Robinson, IL. at the Regional Metalmeet. Had a good attendance of around 25 eager guys having a fun time.
Phil Gilmore and his son Josh came from Silvis IL. also Rick and his son Calib (sorry I forgot your last name ) Josh and Calib jumped right in and hammered metal and used the E-wheel.
I posted pictures in the forum. The Olds now has a good start on a wireform for the hood, and roof panel that is real close. Had several new folks show up, one just found Metalmeet.com the night before and came from southern Indiana.
A picture in the Gallery shows a sign that says it all "Caution, Men at Play" Thanks Randy for having us and Thanks to all that attended I'm looking forward to the next one.
Maybe next time I'll post in the right place, I just discovered today I had posted this in the wrong forum.
"Life's too short to drive anything but a Leadsled-Streetrod-or Modified Vehicle!"
Enjoy The Ride!!!
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