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Old 10-03-2013, 08:48 AM
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With the cooler weather I've been itchin to get out the ole plymouth again so yesterday I gassed it up,filled the tires and air tanks and it fired up like a daily driver.I pulled it outside and cleaned up the shop,getting ready to start working on it again.....Thanks John.you look like your just having too much fun and I need a distraction from the Ratrace..I'll be taking it all back apart ,off the frame and painting everything then put it all back together and paint the outside...I figure I'll go back to the shop every night and put in about three hours...The weather is perfect right now...
This is great news. I enjoyed watching the Plymouth come together soooo much. I am excited to see your future updates coming back!

Keep your camera handy.

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Pat, relax and go out there and do the other side, you will ROCK thru it like it was nothing! I did a suicide door job on a VW bug once and like you the first side took about 40 hours, the other side about 10! LOLOL It was so easy it was crazy after the first side kicked my butt.

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Thanks for the encouragement Bri. Yea---that first side really kicked my butt I'm going over today to do some more on it.
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Boy you can say that again! I see ur in GA. The weather here in central Fl was brutal for about 6 weeks. Not so much the heat, but that stinking humidity
I lived in Ocala for about 8 yrs ,the humidity was so bad when you walk out the door to go to work in the morning you'd be all wet by the time you reached the car. I've never seen it rain so hard and every day. There was a few times there was a down pour on one side of the road and dry as a bone on the other. Then theres the lightning ,Fla. has some pretty extreme weather thats for sure..
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:57 AM
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Anything new John ???

I've been goofing off lately and not getting my work done, but DANG, it is FUN...
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Anything new John ???

I've been goofing off lately and not getting my work done, but DANG, it is FUN...
I brought my wife to Nashville for a grandkid fix this weekend so have not done car things.

These body mounts are sitting on the work bench waiting to be welded up and then I will be moving on to the 4th row mounts that are waiting for me. YEA!

Should be home in a few hours and ready to get to work.

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And back to work it is. Just ran these through the sand blast cabinet and cleaned them with Wax and Grease remover. Good to have these done.



The top reinforcement brace will have to be repaired also but it should be pretty straight forward. I have dug up a piece of heavy wall 2 inch tubing and I still have some 12 gauge so the stuff is here to fix it with.

Tomorrow is another day.

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Running fabricated parts thru the blaster as the last step really helps to blend the surfaces to appear as one...
Those braces look like a stamped part.
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Running fabricated parts thru the blaster as the last step really helps to blend the surfaces to appear as one...
Those braces look like a stamped part.
So true. My cabinet has been down for want of a new tip. I will go back and run the other mounts through before I weld them in. I wish I could figure out how to epoxy everything and not burn it back off welding it together. I am using weld through primer on it all though.

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HOLY CRAP yes they look stamped, BEE-UUU-TEEE-FUL John!

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The top plate at the B pillar was pretty rough. I used some heavy wall 2 inch heavy wall exhaust tubing and a piece of 12 ga to repair it structurally. It is not pretty but since it sits on top of the floor pan it is pretty much out of sight.

Have I mentioned I love my Plasma Cutter.

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To this........

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Are you going to cut that center hole out....it's way to small now....
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Are you going to cut that center hole out....it's way to small now....
LOL. I did make it a little small didn't I?

Actually it is odd the way GM did it. The one hole is large in the support and small in the frame while the other is small in the support and big in the frame bracket. It works fine but seems odd when you go to duplicate it.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:44 PM
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The last few days I have finished up the lower and upper mounts at the B pillar. The upper mounts are designed to keep the quarter panels rigid as well as provide lower mounting points for the hydraulic top cylinders.

I have been chomping at the bit to get on to the fourth row body mounts and was excited to start uncovering them today. I hope to re-use the curved channel that connects the two mounts. From what I can see from under the car it is very solid. It is one of the few pieces that seems to have been protected by undercoating. It was so thick I spent a couple of hours chipping it off so I could cut the mounts loose without worrying about setting it on fire or gumming up my cut off wheels.

Once the mounts are out I can repair the inner wheel well so I have something to tie the rear inner rockers to. I will then be able to start looking at connecting the body mounts to the rockers (after I make them) and finally start building some floor pans.mThe first new floor pan is certainly going to be exciting.

Oh, I also have to shim the back of the body and make sure everything is properly alligned before I start connecting things back together.

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Cruising right along. You'll have that car at the Sonic before long...
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