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Old 07-22-2013, 10:58 PM
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little update of some of my work

got to see the 55 Chevy mocked up and it will come back to us in 1-2 weeks and we'll paint the parts and start putting it together. Other than working on this we've been doing a lot of production work on modern cars but we got a few top dollar show cars coming our way soon.



other than breaking the rear glass in the back this uniside repair went very smoothly and the dead guys that are transported in it haven't complained one bit!



I recall as I was mudding this firewall I yelled out to the manager who was walking by, "are we half arsing this firewall or do you want it dead nuts?" So there's a little wavyness in the firewall but the roof was what the guy wanted to look clean, and it came out like a brand new roof so I did my part. Just a 1/4 mile car, nothing fancy.







this was the job I didn't want to do, but the customer wanted it done even knowing we weren't gonna guarantee it. All this job requires is that you are a very good prepper and good with mud. It's gonna look really good but who knows how long it will last. We told him this too. Anyhow, I used panel adhesive and poly flex for the transition, which is ok for both metal and rubber.

This is a good way to leave a clean repair. All this bare metal gets panel adhesive brushed on it from end to end, and it has corrosion protection in the adhesive so it's like priming the bare metal so to speak while adhering.



when it comes to panel adhesive, you don't need much. Being that it's brushed on the bare metal on the car this will be enough




I test fit all these parts before going for it. I knew I had to have a screw in the back for the bedside one and it held tight with tape on mock up. The Cab one was also taped but I used the pre-existing screws on the bottom that were already on it. I eventually removed the screws on the piece on the bed but left the ones on the cab cause they were hidden.



Poly flex sands like crap but it's not my sand paper so oh well-lol






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Old 07-23-2013, 07:24 AM
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This is the last time i contribute anything to this site!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:26 AM
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why stop contributing? the work looks great. and i want to see that 55 done.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:13 AM
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That fire wall look's like the one I did on the 57..

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Keep posting the work I for one like to see whats lurking at your shop on the other side of the country!!!
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thanks man. It was just weird seeing over 100 views and no comments. I guess I haven't returned the favor by commenting enough on other people's work, but I should.
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tech69, 100 views are from the lookers may not even be members but guest, not posters. So keep it up and remember we are watching!!


also i have posted some stuff i liked and figured others would too. 200 to 300 views 5 comment and 2 were mine!!

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Old 07-23-2013, 07:38 PM
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I'm watching any thread with a firewall repair / modification ...

I've had to hack mine up a bit, and ended up having to use a 2lb "persuader" so that I could remove a head bolt today. This probably indicates that additional cutting is nessecary.





Maybe I'll just carve up the wheelbarrow and weld that sucker in!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:41 PM
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thanks for that. Looks like I got a new nickname for big hammers-lol
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I would have cut the front part of the tunnel out and then rehaped and added material as needed, could still work for you
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Great post

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I would have cut the front part of the tunnel out and then rehaped and added material as needed, could still work for you
That is the easiet way I have found ,but it might not be for every body ,this is a 53 chevy p/u I am working on now.
1st photo is when we cut out old firewall
2nd with self tapping screws
3 welded in and screws removed and holes welded in
4 finished firewall
5 big block installed with plenty of clearance
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