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Today 07:44 PM
Northstar T I had driven the 59 over to my buddies shop a couple months ago to get the exhaust system bent up and installed. on the 4 mile drive over, I had felt the alignment was off as it did drive a bit strange. remembering that I had only "eyeballed" it at that point, I decided today to take a closer look. is 1 3/4" toe in too much? got it dialed in to 1/8" and now she's flyin' low.


Happy Ho... hoes,
Russ
Today 07:10 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
A lot of the "patch" panels I've come across seem to be oversize. I think they were initially intended to cover up damage, rust.

The parts from better names like Dynacorn and AMD are made to replace the original piece. I've always had to cut down floor pans to fit better too. The one piece assemblies are made as original and do fit pretty well.
The first set of aftermarket new fenders my buddy got for his '67 Camaro fit like they were made for a Ford Pinto. He had to pay a little more but the ones he put on fit right .
Today 07:02 PM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
Today a lot of mechanics/auto repairman/automotive technicians are no more than parts changers. They hook the vehicle to a machine and it tells them whats wrong. Then they change the part. That machine won't tell them what else would cause that read-out. Such as an O2 sensor code. Running rich or lean, a vacuum leak, or bad catalytic converter could all cause this code. The first thing they do is change the O2 sensor and if that doesn't help they start changing other parts until it's fixed or they give up trying. Then you end up with a big bill spending money on parts that may not have been bad. Real mechanics are a dying bread.

There is a guy locally touted to be the best auto technician in the country. He says if you don't have a computer you are not a real mechanic. I have fixed many many many things that a computer couldn't help me with. Hence, refer to what you said.
Today 05:48 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
OK, John, JUST FOR YOU, I went out in my COLD shop and got pics...

Once it warmed up a bit I DID do 5 minutes of grinding on the trunk floor welds...
That 5min rule Brian came up with really works don't it? One of THE most helpful things I've ever heard...The BEST part is, the taking of pictures counts, even just waking around it counts..so you don't have to go in thinking its work but play time...it all counts.
last winter we had a bad storm that wrecked our back yard with downed trees and limbs everywhere. I told the wife 5 min every night after work ,the both of us...When I was tired and didn't feel doing it the wife said 5 min out there we don't have to do anything ,just be out there for 5 min and got me up and out. I did the same with her. sure enough we got it done, it took a couple months but we got some quality time ,working together
but the rule works.
Today 05:22 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
A lot of the "patch" panels I've come across seem to be oversize. I think they were initially intended to cover up damage, rust.

The parts from better names like Dynacorn and AMD are made to replace the original piece. I've always had to cut down floor pans to fit better too. The one piece assemblies are made as original and do fit pretty well.
It is a shame the manufacturers don't advertize how their panels are made to fit. Either style would have it's place. It used to be a car could not pass state inspection in North Carolina if it had rust out. People would pop rivet sheet metal over the rust so they could get the car through safety inspection.

I know you are going to be thankful you ordered the new ones when it comes time to install them.

Thanks for the pics....Very interesting!



My day was the same as the last couple. Welding and grinding. Grinding and welding. I wish I could reach both sides so I could planish the welds but my arms just ain't that long.

John


Today 04:55 PM
Too Many Projects A lot of the "patch" panels I've come across seem to be oversize. I think they were initially intended to cover up damage, rust.

The parts from better names like Dynacorn and AMD are made to replace the original piece. I've always had to cut down floor pans to fit better too. The one piece assemblies are made as original and do fit pretty well.
Today 04:09 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
OK, John, JUST FOR YOU, I went out in my COLD shop and got pics...

Once it warmed up a bit I DID do 5 minutes of grinding on the trunk floor welds...

Then I remembered I was supposed to repair the M-I-L's roof rake that got bent last time we used it for her. I straightened and reinforced that and then split some wood for the fireplace. I brought our son home from college yesterday for winter break and he is having friends over tonight, so I will get a fire going for them.

NOW for the pics of the q-panels.

The AMD is at the top. Hard to see details but the bends are much sharper on it.





It's also a direct replacement, not an overlay. Here it is inside the other panel...



The back edge has the correct flange to mate with the tail panel.



Here is the wheel opening. The CHL panel is over size and fits over the original.



This is the CHL panel sitting on the car. It fits over the existing quarter and you could literally weld it right on. The AMD panel is the same dims as original and will require removal of the original, which is what I want. The CHL would be great for a flipper to weld on, slather/blend with bondo, paint red and sell....



This how much longer the CHL is. What would you do with all that extra length ?

that's very interesting. do companies specify they are "overlays". I've never heard of that term but I've also never been the guy calling for parts. I do recall panels having that feel that they fit better with the quarter on and once it's cut out and on it feels big. What a trip.
Today 03:57 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
"It had a 250 cid inline 6. I think the 454 is a little heavier. LOL"

Used to do that back in the day. Great for drag racing. Just put a 1" rubber spring stool/spacer between the spring and A-frame to regain stock height.


The shop I work at. Bought a CVC 616 Sunnen hone at auction. Missing many essential parts.. They started adding up the costs of replacement parts and quit at five grand..

Slow day, so I fired up a mill and some flat stock and started making these parts up.. Spacers and simple stuff.. Did a couple grand re-production of "Stuff we gotta buy" ...... Boss was impressed..

The boss is still not aware of what can be made in his own shop.. But then he's an auto repair guy..

Merry Christmas guys!!
Merry Christmas to you too, Bob...

The guy you work for is DANGED lucky to have someone with your experience, skill and knowledge.
Today 03:52 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Cool. I guess we can take your word but pictures would have been better.
John
OK, John, JUST FOR YOU, I went out in my COLD shop and got pics...

Once it warmed up a bit I DID do 5 minutes of grinding on the trunk floor welds...

Then I remembered I was supposed to repair the M-I-L's roof rake that got bent last time we used it for her. I straightened and reinforced that and then split some wood for the fireplace. I brought our son home from college yesterday for winter break and he is having friends over tonight, so I will get a fire going for them.

NOW for the pics of the q-panels.

The AMD is at the top. Hard to see details but the bends are much sharper on it.





It's also a direct replacement, not an overlay. Here it is inside the other panel...



The back edge has the correct flange to mate with the tail panel.



Here is the wheel opening. The CHL panel is over size and fits over the original.



This is the CHL panel sitting on the car. It fits over the existing quarter and you could literally weld it right on. The AMD panel is the same dims as original and will require removal of the original, which is what I want. The CHL would be great for a flipper to weld on, slather/blend with bondo, paint red and sell....



This how much longer the CHL is. What would you do with all that extra length ?

Today 01:18 PM
harposrepair
Quote:
Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com View Post
"It had a 250 cid inline 6. I think the 454 is a little heavier. LOL"

Used to do that back in the day. Great for drag racing. Just put a 1" rubber spring stool/spacer between the spring and A-frame to regain stock height.


The shop I work at. Bought a CVC 616 Sunnen hone at auction. Missing many essential parts.. They started adding up the costs of replacement parts and quit at five grand..

Slow day, so I fired up a mill and some flat stock and started making these parts up.. Spacers and simple stuff.. Did a couple grand re-production of "Stuff we gotta buy" ...... Boss was impressed..

The boss is still not aware of what can be made in his own shop.. But then he's an auto repair guy..

Merry Christmas guys!!

Today a lot of mechanics/auto repairman/automotive technicians are no more than parts changers. They hook the vehicle to a machine and it tells them whats wrong. Then they change the part. That machine won't tell them what else would cause that read-out. Such as an O2 sensor code. Running rich or lean, a vacuum leak, or bad catalytic converter could all cause this code. The first thing they do is change the O2 sensor and if that doesn't help they start changing other parts until it's fixed or they give up trying. Then you end up with a big bill spending money on parts that may not have been bad. Real mechanics are a dying bread.
Today 10:08 AM
BOBCRMAN@aol.com "It had a 250 cid inline 6. I think the 454 is a little heavier. LOL"

Used to do that back in the day. Great for drag racing. Just put a 1" rubber spring stool/spacer between the spring and A-frame to regain stock height.


The shop I work at. Bought a CVC 616 Sunnen hone at auction. Missing many essential parts.. They started adding up the costs of replacement parts and quit at five grand..

Slow day, so I fired up a mill and some flat stock and started making these parts up.. Spacers and simple stuff.. Did a couple grand re-production of "Stuff we gotta buy" ...... Boss was impressed..

The boss is still not aware of what can be made in his own shop.. But then he's an auto repair guy..

Merry Christmas guys!!
Today 09:24 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I need at least an hour to raise the temp in the shop from 40 to 62. If I'm gonna burn all that gas, I better keep my butt out there for a few hours..

No pics but I got AMD quarter skins for both of the '66's. They are waaaaaaay better than the ones that came with the car. I'll try to get pics tomorrow.
Cool. I guess we can take your word but pictures would have been better.

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
No I didn't ,but I will forgot about it
Good luck on that. Mike has a better way though.

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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
My buddy with the '67 Camaro has been getting a little done on it again. He works on it when he gets a slow day in his body shop. Those are few and far between. Planning to drop in the 454 and trans this winter after all the body and paint is done. New fenders, doors, quarter panels and hood have been installed and now he's cutting in the paint on the jams etc. After the paint is on is where I come in. Applying means of motivation. It's gonna look awesome. Oh no. We forgot about changing out the front coils. It had a 250 cid inline 6. I think the 454 is a little heavier. LOL
Personally I like some cars on a radical rake.

Quote:
Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
they recover deleted file on tv shows like CSI all the time, Im sure someone can find them for you
So you are saying, All David has to do is kill someone and the government will get them back for him.

BTW, Don't any of you people ever sleep?

John
Today 08:33 AM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
No I didn't ,but I will forgot about it
they recover deleted file on tv shows like CSI all the time, Im sure someone can find them for you
Today 08:27 AM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I have been working about 4 hours this morning trying to recover my photos I had a message come up I had just DELETED 122 folders containing 684 pictures,,these were cars I have built in the past and sold Motorcycles and trucks built also ,,but the Most important files were The Build of my 53 Truck ,,tear down body work mods Engine build and install and the Interior and console builds and I don't have any back ups ,also the Videos of most of the build,,i think there might be a few photos at the shop But No Videos,

the files that were deleted ALL had file names the numbered files were not effected ,,I think some one hacked my files,

No personal photos or files ,they are in another file.
Same thing happened to me but it was my own fault I learned to download my pics onto a flash drive haven't had a problem since...same thing happened with my phone every time I broke it or dropped it in the toilet (twice) and got a new phone I had to figure out everybodys number again that's when I learned to copy to the SEM card ...Some of us always learn things the hard way...
Today 02:47 AM
tech69 I got the bottom piece almost ready to weld in. Still have to put some bolts thru the bottom piece to bolt down to the frame and I'd like to run the flat thru my planishing hammer to get it a little nicer this is about as much sink you get in the rear of the tank before needing to do 2-3 bottom pieces. Didn't want to go there.



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