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07-23-2008 11:03 PM Floor Patch and B-Pillar Work
There was one spot in the right floor in the compound curve that was soft. I cut it out. Using a piece of cardboard, a template was made. The patch was cut from the cowl patch excess. A little weld through primer, a little weld, a lot of grinding, and the floor is solid.
I also cut out the tack strip channel and the old b-pillar. I started making the replacement channel. This should be done by the weekend.


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07-20-2008 08:00 PM Index to Reds Dad's Journal
Thought is was time to set up and Index.

Catagory - Swap Meets
Sub-Catagory - Chickasha

Subject ------------------ Entry # - Date
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 52 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 53 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 54 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 55 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 56 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 57 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 58 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 59 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 60 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 61 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 62 - 10/19/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 63 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 64 - 10/20/2007
Fall 07 Chickasha Finds - ...... 65 - 10/20/2007
Spring 08 Chickasha Report - 134 - 5/11/2008

Catagory - Swap Meets
Sub-Catagory - Creek County

Subject ---------------------------- Entry # - Date
Short Creek County Swap Meet Report - 121 - 4/19/2008

Catagory - Suspension

Subject ----------------------------- Entry # - Date
Camaro Sub-Frame Article Links - ......... 37 8/14/2007
Measuring Rear Suspension Travel ........112 3/29/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Bear Claws

Subject ------------------------ Entry # - Date
Right Bear Claw Install Door -........... 8 - 9/15/2006
Right Bear Claw Install Door - .......... 7 - 9/15/2006
Right Bear Claw Install Striker -........ 6 - 9/15/2006
Right Bear Claw Final Install -...........17 - 5/6/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Striker -.. 80 - 10/29/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Door -..... 81 - 10/30/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Door - .... 82 - 11/3/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Striker -... 83 - 11/17/2007
Left Bear Claw Installation Striker -... 84 - 11/24/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - B-Pillar

Subject ----------------------- Entry # - Date</U>
Cutting Out Bottom of Left B Pillar - 113 - 4/1/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Cowl

Subject ------------------------ Entry # - Date
Cowl Braces -.......................... 130 - 5/5/2008
Making the Cowl Braces - ......... 131 - 5/7/2008
Work on Cowl Braces -.............. 133 - 5/9/2008
Cowl Work More Than Expected - 132 - 5/9/2008
Cowl Braces Complete -............. 135 - 5/15/2008
Left Cowl Repair - .................... 146 - 7/13/2008
Left Cowl Repair -..................... 147 - 7/15/2008
Right Cowl Repair -.................... 148 - 7/17/2008
Right Cowl Repair -.................... 149 -7/20/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Door

Subject -------------------------------- Entry # - Date
One Piece Side Glass Part 1 -................. 10 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 2 -................. 11 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 3 -................. 12 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 4 -................. 13 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 5 -................. 14 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 6 -................. 15 - 11/11/2006
One Piece Side Glass Part 7 -................. 16 - 5/6/2007
Plugging Left Door Handle and Lock Holes - 82 11/3/2007


Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Floor

Subject ------------------------------ Entry # - Date
Clean Up of Front Left Floor Brace -..... 102 - 3/12/2008
Cleaning Up the Left Floor Brace Ends - 104 - 3/20/2008
Finishing up the Left Drain Box -.......... 124 - 4/21/2008
Fitting Left Floor Extension -............... 113 - 4/1/2008
Fitting the Tranny Hump -.................... 99 - 2/29/2008
Left Drain Box Welds -....................... 121 - 4/19/2008
Left Front Floor Finish Up -................. 130 - 5/5/2008
Left Front Floor Fitting -.................... 127 - 4/23/2008
Left Front Floor Fitting -.................... 126 - 4/23/2008
Left Front Floor Fitting and Welding -... 128 - 4/28/2008
Left Front Floor Removal -................. 125 - 4/21/2008
Left Front Floor Welding -.................. 129 - 5/4/2008
Making Left Rear Floor Extension -....... 112 - 3/29/2008
Making the Left Drain Box -................ 111 - 3/28/2008
Prep to Weld in Left Drain Box ............120 - 4/16/2008
Right Drain Box -............................... 20 - 5/6/2007
Right Drain Box Installed -.................. 29 - 7/7/2007
Right Front Floor -............................. 18 - 5/6/2007
Right Rear Floor Channel End Repair -... 22 - 5/28/2007
Right Rear Floor Extension -................ 19 - 5/6/2007
Right Rear Floor Extension -................ 18 - 5/6/2007
Right Rear Floor Extension -................ 21 - 5/27/2007
Right Window Box Drain Installed ......... 24 - 5/28/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Quarter Panel

Subject -------------------------------- Entry # - Date
Cutting Left Rear Quarter Panel to Fit -... 115 5/5/2008
Cutting Out the Left Rear Quarter Panel - 110 3/27/2008
Finishing up the Left Quarter -.............. 122 4/19/2008
Finishing up the Left Quarter -.............. 124 4/21/2008
Installing Left Rear Inner Quarter Panel - 114 4/5/2008
Installing Left Rear Quarter Repair Panel - 119 4/12/2008
Installing Left Rear Quarter Repair Panel - 118 4/12/2008
Left Qtr Panel Repair Behind Window Box - 45 10/9/2007
Left Qtr Panel Repair Behind Window Box - 46 10/14/2007
Right Inner Quarter Panel Bottom Repair -. 23 5/28/2007
Right Quarter Panel Repair Installed -....... 29 7/7/2007
Right Rear Prep for Quarter Panel Install -. 26 6/2/2007
Right Rear Quarter Inner Panel Clean-up -. 25 6/2/2007
What Was Behind the Left Window Box -.. 44 10/6/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Rocker Panel

Subject --------------------------------- Entry # - Date
Finishing Touches Left Rocker Box -........... 123 - 4/19/2008
Finish Touches L Rocker Box Before Install - 108 - 3/22/2008
Finishing up the Left Rocker -................... 122 - 4/19/2008
Finishing up the Left Rocker -................... 124 - 4/21/2008
Ready to Remove Left Rocker Box -........... 98 - 2/9/2008
Initial Left Rocker Box Prep -.................... 105 - 3/21/2008
Install Rear Portion of L In Rocker Panel -... 116 - 4/11/2008
Intitial Fit of the Left Rocker Box -............ 106 - 3/21/2008
Left Rocker Box Install -........................... 109 - 3/22/2008
Left Rocker Box Prep -............................. 107 - 3/22/2008
Left Rocker Box Removal -........................ 103 - 3/15/2008
Left Rocker Box Welding -......................... 110 - 3/27/2008
Making Left Rear Inner Rocker Panel -......... 115 - 4/5/2008
Right Rocker Install -................................ 18 - 5/6/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Roll Pan

Subject ---------------------------- Entry # - Date
Fitting the Roll Pan -........................ 41 - 8/18/2007
Rear Roll Pan Installed -.................... 42 - 9/29/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Roof

Subject -....................... Entry # - Date
Right Drip Rail Removal - 9 - 11/11/2006

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Trunk Floor Pan

Subject -....................................... Entry # - Date
Right Rear Trunk Floor Prep -............. 28 - 6/9/2007
Right Rear Trunk Floor -.................... 30 - 7/7/2007
Fuel Filler Tunnel on Trunk Floor -....... 31 - 7/13/2007
Left Rear Trunk Floor -...................... 32 - 8/8/2007
Tail Pan Roll Pan Prep to Floor -.......... 33 - 8/8/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 36 - 8/11/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 35 - 8/11/2007
Tail Pan Roll Pan Prep to Floor -.......... 34 - 8/11/2007
Finishing the Tail Pan Prior to Install -.. 40 - 8/18/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 39 - 8/18/2007
Tail Pan Channel Mods -.................... 38 - 8/18/2007
Trunk Tail Pan Install -...................... 41 - 8/18/2007

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Wheel House

Subject -------------------------- Entry # - Date
R Rear Wheel House Back Repair Start - 27 - 6/2/2007
Right Rear Wheel House Front Repair -.. 26 - 6/2/2007
Right Rear Wheel House -.................... 30 - 7/7/2007
Right Rear Wheel House Front Installed - 29 - 7/7/2007
Left Rear Wheel House -...................... 32 - 8/8/2007
Plan Cut Front of L Rear Wheel House -..112 - 3/29/2008
Fitting Front of Left Rear Wheel House - 113 - 4/1/2008
Instal L Rear Wheel House Front Panel - 117 - 4/12/2008
Finishing up the Left Wheel House -..... 122 -4/19/2008

Catagory - Sheet Metal
Sub-Catagory - Window Box

Subject ----------------------------------- Entry # - Date
Rusted Out Right Window Box -............... 1 - 9/10/2006
Rusted Out Right Window Box Removed -.. 2 - 9/10/2006
Repaired Right Window Box -................... 3 - 9/10/2006
Prep and Re-install R Window Box -.......... 4 - 9/10/2006
Right Window Box Installed -................... 5 - 9/14/2006
Removing the Left Window Box -............ 43 - 10/6/2007
Notes on the Left Window Box -............. 49 - 10/14/2007
Taking the Left Window Box Apart -........ 48 - 10/14/2007
Taking the Left Window Box Apart -........ 47 - 10/14/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 1 -...... 50 - 10/14/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 2 -...... 51 - 10/15/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 3 -...... 66 - 10/21/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 4 -...... 67 - 10/21/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 5 -...... 68 - 10/21/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 6 -...... 69 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 7 -...... 70 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 8 -...... 71 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 9 -...... 72 - 10/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 10 -..... 73 - 10/23/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 11 -..... 74 - 10/23/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 12 -..... 75 - 10/23/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 13 -..... 76 - 10/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 14 -..... 77 - 10/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 15 -..... 78 - 10/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 16 -..... 79 - 10/27/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 17 -..... 85 - 11/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 18 -..... 86 - 11/24/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 19 -..... 87 - 12/1/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 20 -..... 88 - 12/1/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 21 -..... 89 - 12/8/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 22 -..... 91 - 12/22/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 23 -..... 92 - 12/30/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 24 -..... 93 - 12/30/2007
Building the Left Window Box Part 25 -..... 94 - 1/1/2008
Painting Before Left Window Box Install - . 96 - 1/6/2008
Prep Body for the L Window Box Install -... 95 - 1/6/2008
Final Touches L Rear Window Box Repair - 100 - 3/1/2008
Wrap Up L Rear Window Box Repair -....... 101 - 3/1/2008

Catagory - House
Sub-Catagory - Ice Storm Damage

Subject ------------------------- Entry # - Date
Ice Storm Tree Damage -............. 91 - 12/22/2007
Ice Storm Tree Damage Removal -. 97 - 1/26/2008
Chopping Fire Wood - ................. 98 - 2/9/2008
Tree Damage -.......................... 139 - 6/11/2008
Ice Storm Tree Damage -............. 90 - 12/15/2008

Catagory - House
Sub-Catagory - House Lift

Subject ------------------------------Entry # - Date
House Work Interupts Work on the 41 - 136 - 6/2/2008
Jacking the House Up - ..................... 137 - 6/6/2008
House in the Air -............................. 138 - 6/11/2008
Foundation Installed -........................ 140 - 6/20/2008
House Set Back Down -...................... 141 - 6/20/2008
House Sand & ReMesh -..................... 142 - 6/28/2008
House Floor Install -...........................143 - 7/2/2008
House Windows Back In -.................... 144 - 7/2/2008
Temporary Garage Wiring -.................. 145 - 7/13/2008


  [Entry #150]

07-20-2008 07:44 AM Right Cowl Repair Complete (Almost)
All I have left to do is grind the welds. I got a good start on that though. Still need to grind the welds on a lot of the patch panels.
Friday night I installed the inner brace and coated all the hidden metal with POR-15. Saturday I installed the patch panel. This side fought me all the way. The panel wasn't quite as nice as the other side. And I think my brace was a little off compared to the other side. To add insult to injury, the metal above, which seemed solid during my first check, turned out to have a lot of rust behind it. I ended up cutting out a 3" tall by 4" wide hole and putting in a filler piece.
The plan now is to finish the B-pillar on the driver's side and put a small patch in the floor on the passenger's side after work several days this week. Then next Saturday, I will fit the engine, March serpentine kit, fans, and radiator to make sure no modifications are required on the firewall. If all works out, I will be putting the body on the rotisserie soon to clean and prime the underside.



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07-17-2008 10:43 PM Right Cowl Repair Panel Work Starts
Started on the right side tonight. The brace was fit and then the excess metal was trimmed off the patch panel. The good thing about the second side is that it always seems to go faster than the first. Experience is a good thing.


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07-15-2008 09:56 PM Left Cowl Repair Panel Is On
Did the final fitting tonight. Sprayed the weld through primer and started welding. All the welding is done, but I may have to do some touch up once the grinding is finished. This is solid. I will grind it and move to the right side next.


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