Went at my usual full speed ahead and it got me in trouble this time around.
I know better than to take any thing on the Toys and Joys plans with out checking and rechecking that what it shows is what needs to be done.
I”ve been building the easier plans here lately and to just jump in without really studying the plans is a recipe for trouble and sure enough had to do some back peddling to cover my mistakes and get on the straight and narrow.
So now all is good in Hummer ville and will try to keep my enthusiasm in check.
Ok where was I?
Last I made the seats and added some cushions.
Then sanded the back all flush and installed the tail gate.
Then on to the front fenders and this is where I wasn’t paying attention to business.
There are two parts to each front fender plus a right and left.
Well I did fine on the first set, right and left these are compound cuts so can get in trouble really quick if not paying attention but when I cut the smaller set that fits on top of the first I got my fronts and back mixed up and there was no way they were going to work so had to back up and make another set but this time I put arrows showing which way was front so no mistakes this time.
I would think T&J would mark the sets but that’s right they don’t give you but one set the right side and expect you to flip it around and get her done.
Saves them some paper but this is one place where they could help their users out I would think.
I’m not saying this in a mad fit but some newer builders will be way lost on this part of the plans I would think.
After gluing up some parts needed to cut out for the gas filler.
I used a router bit in the drill press to make the cut.
Clamped down a speed square for a fence and held the part in a vice to be held securely.
I think I figure out why the mistake, on most things the back is larger than the front so if you take this for a fact you’re in trouble here because you’re cutting out for the headlight and the front is larger than the back here.
OK here’s my redo of the headlight fender.
Sand between cuts while you still have some level surfaces.
I taped a piece a scrap wood under the odd shape to get it level for the final cut.
Did you notice the R’s ans L’s and the arrows showing which way the pictures should be facing, this will help keep every thing straight as you work.
I’m glad I got that all fixed and working right, it feels much better when a plans coming together and not falling apart. LOL
Finally got it glued in and sanded.
Never fails but I need to put the wheels on and take it for a spin.
Now we can get an idea what the pickup version of the Hummer will look like.
And here’s the grill maybe.
I have seen comments by some that they built a second project being not happy with the way the first one turned out, and I now understand where they were coming from.
This project will get done and be ok but I just know it could have been way better.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.