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rockabilly777

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Hi all,

I've done quite a few searches on the internet for metal fabrication and this one never popped up. Fortunately I stumbled across it today. Here's my backstory. I was born in the mid sixties and grew up in the tri-county area around Detroit, sort of the north end of Woodward Avenue if you will. My dad was always into cars of all kinds, building drag bikes, rocket powered go-karts, engine swapping - you know the drill. Anyway, about the time I was old enough to develop an interest in everything automotive, his interest dropped off completely. Ever since then I've been interested in cars, more for their design than performance, but the latter comes in a close second. The problem is, that through fate, choices made along the way, etc, I've never had the opportunity to learn any type of automotive skill, most notably metal fabrication. I have mechanical aptitude, that's not really a problem. I can do light automotive repair and have amassed a fair set of tools over the years.

Since fabrication really is the root of automotive resurrection, I've only ever been able to appreciate the work of others. Now, here I am, still wanting to learn the art of fabrication, but with little money, no garage and no project vehicle (or scrap metal for that matter) to work on. However, I did score a cheapo set of body tools from Harbor Freight some time ago and that, coupled with advice from y'all and finding out what to read and watch (as John Poole, The Old Tinbasher mentioned) I hope to somehow make this dream or calling come true as I learn bit by bit.

Thanks in advance for listening, and any information I learn from you along the way.

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