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Yesterday 11:14 PM
MARTINSR Soooooo, no five minutes yesterday or the day before. Wednesday I took my wife on her Christmas present night out to SF to the Orpheum Theater to see a play (Finding Neverland) and we didn't get home until midnight. Then last night I was dog tired and didn't get out there. Not only was I out till midnight we got lost going to the play and walked quite a bit in the pouring rain before the play.

So there are my excuses. The show was outstanding by the way.

Tonight I got out there for a little while and cut out the rust and made the patch panel for the hole. The gap at the rear corner really isn't as bad as it looks.

Brian
Yesterday 09:46 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

try spelling it wrong on purpose. Sometimes they'll do that too and you might get it really cheap cause they have the impression that they can't sell it. It's like preying on an old lady with the T bird. j/k.
Yesterday 09:02 PM
Too Many Projects I bought NOS end pieces of the lower paint divider for my "66 Chevelle a week ago for a decent price. I asked if the seller had the center piece. Their answer was discouraging "we don't and haven't had one for a long time. The last one we saw listed was $500". Wednesday night I came across a listing for a 1966 Chevelle lower grille molding. Well, there is no such thing and it turned out to be the center paint divider I wanted. I bought this NOS piece for $265 SHIPPED to my door....
Yesterday 08:36 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

Oh hell yeah, how about common misspellings! My brother does a lot of business on ebay and has bought and sold stuff that just blows my mind all because he got it do to a poor listing.

What I like to do is search with a very broad search like "Rambler" period, just that. I do this in "advanced search" and then click on "time: newest listed." I then save that to my favorites and check it every morning. You are seeing the very newest stuff listed, often it's a "buy it now" and you get the killer deals before anyone sees them!

Brian
Yesterday 08:00 PM
John long LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

01-19-2017 10:25 PM
tech69 a couple put togethers and some sledge hammering
just got this in the mail today. Pull back attachment for the port power.

01-19-2017 09:24 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Long way to go when it comes back from paint. It's going out as a skeleton like it sits. Paint is only the firewall forward. I still need to install a front disc conversion and all new suspension when it comes back. Not certain if we (I) will be completely re-assembling. It needs a LOT of other restoration and exterior paint once I'm done. The owner is doing that, so, really, no sense to put it all back together for him to take it apart again, but who knows at this point.
BEAUTIFUL work there!

Brian
01-19-2017 05:41 AM
Too Many Projects Long way to go when it comes back from paint. It's going out as a skeleton like it sits. Paint is only the firewall forward. I still need to install a front disc conversion and all new suspension when it comes back. Not certain if we (I) will be completely re-assembling. It needs a LOT of other restoration and exterior paint once I'm done. The owner is doing that, so, really, no sense to put it all back together for him to take it apart again, but who knows at this point.
01-19-2017 03:47 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
More Mustang Madness
I had to make a repair patch for the inner frame rail out 3" square tubing.
...............l..

You can see the hole in this first pic I took before I started working on this car. All that's left now is to go over all the welds and seams with a 2" disc to clean them up, wipe all the seams with cleaner and apply seam sealer. Then it goes for paint.

You knocked that out quick! The customer sure got his monies worth for sure!

Thanks for letting us follow along Mitch.

John
01-18-2017 09:22 PM
Too Many Projects More Mustang Madness
I had to make a repair patch for the inner frame rail out 3" square tubing.



I added the 3 holes that don't really do anything, but it looks more like a real rail this way.





All prepped and clamped in place.





I drilled 13 holes thru the original rail to plug weld thru to the patch.



Welded the bottom seam.



Prepped the outer rail.





Needed to hammer form the 2 missing features on the replacement rail.





Placed and welded the left strut rod bracket on.





Finished the plug for the old aftermarket A/C hoses.





And for the LAST welding needed on this car, I had to straighten out the metal that was punched out for a drain tube and weld it shut.



You can see the hole in this first pic I took before I started working on this car. All that's left now is to go over all the welds and seams with a 2" disc to clean them up, wipe all the seams with cleaner and apply seam sealer. Then it goes for paint.

01-18-2017 08:37 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
well ???? ?????
Thanks.

Occupancy, passed.

Need to add 2" Styrofoam to top of attic hatch.
Of course the trap primer had to fail when he was there.
Two showers and back deck are not done yet but he will keep the permit open.
01-18-2017 07:27 PM
John long My friend Melvin gave me a 505 Saginaw steering gear for Precious today. I just need to clean it up. I also installed the sway bar and ordered a set of hubs and rotors.

I know. It's not a lot but proof I got my five minutes in.

John
01-18-2017 07:17 PM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
occupancy inspection today!
Pass or fail, no worries. I'm moving in anyways.
well ???? ?????
01-18-2017 04:21 AM
123pugsy Occupancy inspection today!
Pass or fail, no worries. I'm moving in anyways.
01-17-2017 11:09 PM
MARTINSR I got out there for my five minutes and media blasted the inside of the bottom of the cowl and all it did was found more work.

Brian
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