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Old 07-20-2013, 07:46 AM
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You mean this qualifies me as automotively mental....

Heh, Heh, Heh, Wow, My friends call that a John Long car. That is cool. i think I see the edge of a new floor pan assembly in the picture.

Why don't you start a thread and let us follow along.

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:57 AM
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Yep, you are a sick man!

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Old 07-20-2013, 09:58 AM
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I must say I LOVE my rotisserrie. Best money I have spent on a tool yet. Is that a 68-69 charger? I would be a little more impressed if you and John had found something a little rusty to work on...

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Old 07-20-2013, 10:29 AM
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I must say I LOVE my rotisserrie. Best money I have spent on a tool yet. Is that a 68-69 charger? I would be a little more impressed if you and John had found something a little rusty to work on...

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No, it's a '67 GTO.

Maybe this one will be rusty enough. Actually this is all that was left after we removed the rust...

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No, it's a '67 GTO.

Maybe this one will be rusty enough. Actually this is all that was left after we removed the rust...


Sorry didn't mean to cuss you're car, I just saw the rear window area and thought of a charger. They don't call them "rustangs" for nothing I guess. You guys keep posting pictures, it lets me know I'm not the only one crazy enough to work on these types of cars. Sometimes, I think I should've named the shop "Last resort restorations" because I think I get the jobs nobody else will do

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Yeah that Mustang non removable cowl top was NOT a good design was it!

I did make a pretty neat little fix for those years ago. I made a flat piece of metal that would cover the hole up from the underside. In the middle of the hole I made a round hole the shape and size of the one in the cowl. I ran a strip of metal around that hole going up into the hole on the cowl. This was all painted and then using urethane seam sealer I installed it up into the hole from the underside. Most certainly not the right way to fix the rusted out holes with water coming in but for the quick fix on those cars when they were a common daily driver, it did the trick.

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Can't believe you guys fool with that rusty stuff.

Finished my frame mount and started third row body mount at front of seat area.

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John, I look forward to your future posts, when you aren't working on such easy stuff. I can't wait until you start a thread on a rough, rusty car that needs a lot of fabrication......... Maybe then you can really show us what you can do

All joking aside, you have an amazing set of skills and ability, not to mention the patience of a saint. Looking good, another day or two and she will be ready for some base coat

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John, I look forward to your future posts, when you aren't working on such easy stuff. I can't wait until you start a thread on a rough, rusty car that needs a lot of fabrication......... Maybe then you can really show us what you can do

All joking aside, you have an amazing set of skills and ability, not to mention the patience of a saint. Looking good, another day or two and she will be ready for some base coat

Kelly
It's just so damn funny how different each of our projects can be and how different we can all do things. John is breaking this car down and taking each piece that is too damaged and recreating it. Once all the parts are recreated the car will be whole again, this car that was largely written off will be cruising down the road with Johns smiling face behind the wheel, how cool is that!

I just dig seeing each of these parts, setting right there among the rusted, unusable originals, PILES of rusted unusable pieces, being recreated one at a time.

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:43 PM
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Just a litter further down the road.

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I sure enjoy seeing the progress and pieces you've built for the old Chevy! Thanks for sharing with us John!
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If I could build those parts ,,whick I Can.t,i woukd forget where they went LOL.
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It is getting pretty redundant. I have 5 more to make. That is just back to the rear axle. I doubt that anyone wants to see pictures of 5 more of these things but at least you will know I am plugging away. It will become more interesting when I get the mounts made, tie it all into the inner rockers and start to build the floor pans. I do believe (hope) they are getting less complicated as I work my way back so hopefully it will go more quickly.

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Old 07-21-2013, 08:07 PM
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If I could build those parts ,,whick I Can.t,i woukd forget where they went LOL.
Anyone can do this David. Basically, the only thing I am using is shrinker/stretcher jaws and a MIG welder. It is time consuming but not complicated nor does it take some abnormal amount of skill.

Patience, Yea. Lots of it......

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Don't worry about being redundant with the photos of similar parts, show different angles and such and different times of construction so we get a good idea of how you pull off your art.

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