Trevor Gates Metal Werks

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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#16 Post by Daryl Bertram » Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:42 am

Fish tacos are the bestist. If I lived closer I would be in line. :-)

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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#17 Post by Daryl Bertram » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:40 am

Standing inline for those fish tacos I would be wearing a mask and keeping my six foot distance as Trevor has requested. Jack Staggs is a West Coast 356 legend and we need to keep him safe. :-)

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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#18 Post by Trevor Gates » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:17 pm

Frank - Yes you’re correct.

Btw, the carpet set with the red piping that you so generously gave me, I gave to a customer, now friend, in need and he installed it in his car - a 60 Coupe, bought brand new by Joe Leoni.
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#19 Post by Mike Horton » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:56 pm

Alex Mestas wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Congratulations Trevor! Best of luck on the new venture.
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#20 Post by Mike Horton » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:57 pm

C J Murray wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Looks good. Congratulations! I wish you great success.

Make sure to get some business advise from people who have been in the restoration business awhile. They can be a great asset to help you avoid the business mistakes that they learned the hard way.
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#21 Post by Mike Horton » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:00 pm

Vic Skirmants wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:32 am
C J Murray wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Looks good. Congratulations! I wish you great success.

Make sure to get some business advise from people who have been in the restoration business awhile. They can be a great asset to help you avoid the business mistakes that they learned the hard way.
Couldn't have said it better myself; except I would have spelled it "advice". :P
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... when Wise people speak, Listen... there are "Encouragers". and "Discouragers", the University of Life, teaches us the difference. The Best, Trevor...!
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#22 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:38 am

I recently finished up the battery box and center tunnel on a 55 Speedster. The floor from Stoddard worked out really well. (I hand made the center tunnel with sway bar depression and various flanges.) Stoddard’s floor is 18 gauge and it was a little over-sized so I could trim it to fit.👍
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#23 Post by jim nelson » Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:32 pm

Congratulations, Trevor, it’s great to know there’s a new local resource.

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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#24 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:18 pm

Thanks Jim.

Here’s the 55 after being painted, seam sealed and undercoated.
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#25 Post by Trevor Gates » Sat Mar 26, 2022 7:55 pm

I thought I’d share a heater tube/longitudinal/front & rear closing panel/rear frame repair I did recently. What makes this particular repair different is:
1. I was able to do the heater tube in one straight tube through the frame rail.
2. Weld the whole heater tube, brackets and rear frame rail in as one sub-assembly.

By doing the repair this way it allowed me access to get 100% of the tube welded to the frame. Lastly, the car is a T5 so it would have had the paper/fabric sound deadener. I’m using a Cherry Bomb glass pack muffler for the sound deadening, which also brought back the structural rigidity like the Pre A and A cars had.
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#26 Post by John Brooks » Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:12 pm

Trevor

Good idea, the muffler will make that area much stronger, I would have added another bracket before I put the outer longotudional on, specifically at the front end to stiffen the entire repair. nice job,
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#27 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sun Mar 27, 2022 3:29 am

Nice job.
The heater tube isn't a structural element, and I wouldn't like the weight of the Cherry Bomb. But when we did that job on my '56 installing the brackets was difficult. In retrospect I wish we had removed the heater tube and replaced it with the brackets as a unit as you did. We added another bracket to better support the jack spur.

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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#28 Post by Greg Bryan » Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:09 pm

Nice job! I should have had you do my 912 which has been in the body shop for over 4 years for not very much work - but maybe you're strictly 356.
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#29 Post by Mike Horton » Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:59 pm

... some of us are "ambidextrous", 356 and 912...
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Re: Trevor Gates Metal Werks

#30 Post by Jon Schmid » Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:40 pm

Nice shirt in the upside down photo, Trevor. Whenever I wear mine around my 2 YO grandson, he says "Porsche shirt" Gotta start them young...

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