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Today 09:15 AM
boothboy Love them Culver's! Like a lot of you guys I traveled the good old USA for many years accumulating all 50 States and in my estimation Culver's was right up on top for a chain drive in for burgers. For the most part the people on the western part of the U.S. don't know what Frozen Custard is. We have Ice Cream. It ain't the same! I'd love for Culver's to invade Calif! Give me a Culver's over a In and Out any day (and I've been eating In and Outs for fifty years)!

BB
Today 07:55 AM
Too Many Projects
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IDJ, just not to brag but we have both Sonic and In and Out! What we don't have are Culver's, What-a-Burger or Steak and Shake. Give us a month and we'll have those also.

BB
We have a few Sonic's and MANY Culver's. Steak & Shake was here some years ago but never caught on and they moved out long ago. I see by their location map, there aren't any in WI, MN or west of us. Closest S&S is in Iowa City.

We still have 2 old school drive ins. Porkies in Mpls was the most famous for muscle cars and hot rods. It was very similar to the one in American Graffiti but smaller. It was removed a few years ago as the owners wanted to retire and the younger family members didn't want to keep it running...
They're building a retirement home on the site...guess that's fitting for the old owners.

The last weekend it was open, the police shut down University Avenue in front and let people do burn-outs as a farewell...
Today 07:51 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Been working my way around the Mustang job with 80 grit on a stick of PVC pipe and various Durablocks. Not unlike topographical mapping in the Himalayas. I'll just let these pics speak, if you can read bodywork... that last one is where I stopped today. I'm supposed to just block this and poly prime it all away! Budget. Already fixed the crashy part up front, and the new hood and bumper arrived today.
Oh boy, lacquer primer and nitro stain topped with enamel paint. I hope that poly primer don't give you any grief when you cover up that mess.
Today 07:35 AM
Too Many Projects
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Mitch whut a yuck-mess on that toe board. Typical old school bodyshop Mustang repair, the pics don't lie. That Mach1 I did had many similar woes and I waded through them all. Fixed the same rail spot so you gotta see these- which I probably posted before lol
The forward frame rails had some patches welded over the rust holes already too. I have the shop owner trained now that if he takes in a rotten Mustang and wants me to repair frame rails, I only start at the firewall. The new rail/apron assemblies are SOOO much easier and quicker to throw on and get straight/square than jacking up sagging, rusted junk and welding plates over them. It actually saves the customer money as it doesn't take long to remove the entire front unibody and fit three new pieces than to patch up junk.

We have a '68 been sitting here for over a year now waiting for front assemblies. They took in the '65 F100 I just finished and put it ahead of the Mustang over the summer, thinking it would be a "quick" fix...

Today, I start on a Willy's pick up cab that they took the rotten floor out of last summer with NO bracing. It flops around like a half deflated balloon. Should be interesting getting it squared up again and braced now...
Yesterday 10:07 PM
idrivejunk Whataburger finally made it here, and we've had Steak n Shake for awhile. I figged there are Sonics out there too but yeah... at least the "Sonic side" has to look good, right? They make a good burger. I'll probably never eat at an in-n out unless it comes here as well!
Yesterday 09:59 PM
boothboy IDJ, just not to brag but we have both Sonic and In and Out! What we don't have are Culver's, What-a-Burger or Steak and Shake. Give us a month and we'll have those also.

BB
Yesterday 09:53 PM
idrivejunk Brian if I can sneak stranded filler in that one spot, surely I can nail down a fourth coat if need be! But I only get one application, and thats gonna mean some filler on low spots and holes before I prime if I'm gonna make it count. Or else look like a goof at the Sonic or wherever later. Sonic is In-n-out in Cali-speak, I think. Ha. BTW the car in the pics was my first Ford rearend to ever mess with. Wasn't too bad!

Mitch whut a yuck-mess on that toe board. Typical old school bodyshop Mustang repair, the pics don't lie. That Mach1 I did had many similar woes and I waded through them all. Fixed the same rail spot so you gotta see these- which I probably posted before lol
Yesterday 09:13 PM
MARTINSR I have a feeling once blocked and a number of coats of polyester primer you are going to block it out looking damn good!

You know that three coats of polyester primer can give you about 20 mils!

Tonight I had a little project, Nick called me a few days ago telling me the rear end was leaking oil on his Falcon. So yesterday he calls me to tell me he pulled the axle! Honestly, this kid isn't doing things like this, but damn he can, I wish he would get more of a drive but am happy to see anything.

Anyway, we got the axle over to have the new bearing pressed on.

Brian
Yesterday 09:10 PM
Too Many Projects It's always a biotch running up against previous shoddy repair work. A couple years ago, the shop owner took in a '70 Mustang for front frame rails While I was on summer vacation. He forgot the engine needed to be removed for that job...

Decent looking car when I started.









Someone else had already put floor pan and firewall patches on it. Notice the lack of welding of the panels or to the original metal.



I cut both frame rails out and started from there.



This is what I was supposed to weld the new aprons back to. I had to add filler panels and actually WELD it all together first.







Doesn't look any different on the outside !!!

Yesterday 08:41 PM
idrivejunk I think they tacked a patch panel on over the rusty spot. I will stuff Fibral in there while nobody is looking. I'm trying to flatten it out as much as I can while not uncorking them worm cans. Like you, I'm only selling what they're buying on any given day! This car had good work over bad. We all know that crap is gonna squirm around forever under new paint, but it will be an improvement. I don't know the story but I bet its a long one.
Yesterday 08:35 PM
Too Many Projects Looks like one of those all day suckers with 40 colors inside...

That second pic is dangerous territory. Looks like the actual quarter metal might be MIA. Up around the tail light gets ugly too, as well as the frame rail and torque boxes and ,etc, etc,....what the heck, it's a rustang...
Yesterday 08:15 PM
idrivejunk Been working my way around the Mustang job with 80 grit on a stick of PVC pipe and various Durablocks. Not unlike topographical mapping in the Himalayas. I'll just let these pics speak, if you can read bodywork... that last one is where I stopped today. I'm supposed to just block this and poly prime it all away! Budget. Already fixed the crashy part up front, and the new hood and bumper arrived today.
Yesterday 07:42 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by AirwolfPJ View Post
Been taking it easy for about a week due to the ticker. Got the polished SS hinges for my box cover and the luggage rack yesterday. Planning on getting everything mocked up and marked for drilling tomorrow. Did get some guideline holes for cutting my door openings. Will be mounting the oak bracing for it this weekend. Just wish I had more oomph to really get going on this but, sometimes you gotta play the cards your dealt.
Glad to hear the ticker is still ticking. Taking it easy is a good thing to do right now.


I finally finished the '65 F100 today...

Lots more pics in the thread

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1965...ml#post3544770

Yesterday 06:23 PM
AirwolfPJ Been taking it easy for about a week due to the ticker. Got the polished SS hinges for my box cover and the luggage rack yesterday. Planning on getting everything mocked up and marked for drilling tomorrow. Did get some guideline holes for cutting my door openings. Will be mounting the oak bracing for it this weekend. Just wish I had more oomph to really get going on this but, sometimes you gotta play the cards your dealt.
Yesterday 05:55 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
That's right, Mitch, we live in the frozen nort, we don't need no stinkin' heater....
Yeah, we're hardy Norderners...

Dumb butts that we are for staying up here...
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