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Old 11-05-2013, 08:15 PM
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I will be using one of these you listed,the customer requested Advance and it was his money so that's where they went.

I will have to pay for the vents so they will go where I can get the most for my money, some people have to have Prestige names ,that's not me.
Yours look great to me

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Old 11-05-2013, 08:58 PM
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I will be using one of these you listed,the customer requested Advance and it was his money so that's where they went.

I will have to pay for the vents so they will go where I can get the most for my money, some people have to have Prestige names ,that's not me.
Yours look great to me
Thanks. I am pleased. Let me know when the time comes.........
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:23 AM
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I will John ,my parts are not that much but if it works out the shop could try using him also.
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it's getting harder to find a chrome shop every day. those who are good are expensive and buried with work . i know well ahead of time it will take forever to get the parts back so i try to send them out early on .
the plating i did when young would break me today .
i know, chrome wont get you home but i'll look good setting there .

enjoying the build john. keep the pics coming.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:35 PM
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it's getting harder to find a chrome shop every day. those who are good are expensive and buried with work . i know well ahead of time it will take forever to get the parts back so i try to send them out early on .
the plating i did when young would break me today .
i know, chrome wont get you home but i'll look good setting there .

enjoying the build john. keep the pics coming.
Thamks Shine. In the basement today for the first time in a while. Hope to have something worth posting tonight.

Since Hulon does not have copper tanks he is not the one to send junk to. Since Polishing is his trade he is the perfect one to send a solid core to and not have to worry about getting it back with all the detail destroyed. I will probably not send much of the pot metal out on this BelAir because it is so very rough. It is cheaper to find a good core than it is to send a pitted piece of junk and hope someone will salvage it.

As with the others who are any good Hulon usually will have a 6 to 8 week turn around so planning ahead is wise.

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Today was a dirty day in that I spent a good deal of time dissassembling the inner rocker on the passenger side. The quarter looks pretty sorry from the outside but is unbelievably rust free from the inside. I had never looked at it until today while I was removing the spot welds from the floorpans and inner rocker. There is and old repair that was done with lead also.



Here are a couple of shots of the inside of the quarter.





I did get the rear inner rocker made but did not accomplish near what I had hoped.
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i spent the day on rockers on a 57 convert. i have to say it is one of my least favorite jobs. lot of "walking away " or beat it with a BFH
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Well glad to see your feeling better and back at the old girl. Hey you may not of gotten done what you wanted to, But take a look at what you have done. Everyday she is a step closer.
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Reading some of your older posts and seen that you were under the weather a bit.Glad to see you back at it! This fourm should consider itself (and i'm sure it does) very lucky to have a guy like yourself on here taking the time to show what is rapidly becoming a lost art.Aren't car guys cool?
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Here are the rear inner rockers ready to go in. These are very elementery pieces that are not very challenging but it is still good to have them both ready to go in.

Repos are 39 dollars apiece so I made 78 dollars by making them myself. that is have the price of an inexpensive bead roller.

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Simply amazing. And not only did you save a few bucks, I bet they fit too!
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Simply amazing. And not only did you save a few bucks, I bet they fit too!
LOL. .... Time will tell. Ask me tomorrow night.

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Beautiful, and yes you know they will fit better.

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Today was rather interesting. When I checked the inner quarter panel on the car I found a place that looked as if it had been hot. Since it was not solid I cut it out and sure enough it has been marked with a sharpie and heated. It appears this car has had a body pull done at some time.





I replaced the piece and installed the inner rear rocker. I have only tacked the front and rear so by breaking these tacks the rear body section can be moved forward or rearward to make sure the door gaps are correct. This is one big plus with a ragtop.

I also plug welded it from the top so there are still no welds that are visible from under the car.




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You mean it isn't a virgin? Let there be some work done on it, you will take care of that and get it done right.


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