|Today 07:48 PM|
If you look closely at this picture, you will see several things. In the upper left hand area there are pits that need to be filled. On the rh is an area I have filled. The lower area is in amazing factory origional condition.
Also look at the weld that the new hiree did on his first day on the job learning to use a stick welder. There is no amount of polyester primer or mud that is going to fix that. This center X-member is conpletely hand fabricated and I am not willing to redo 25-30 feet of welds that look like that.
Here is a picture of 3 coats of the SPI epoxy which I sanded with 120. If you look at the surrounding area, you can get a feel for the moderate build that the SPI has. It filled these medium to light pits surprizingly well.
I know I have said this before but honestly, I am not building a show car. I have no desire to compete for trophies. What I do want is for the guy who buys this car to see a car the doesn't look like it was drug out of the woods and built in a week for some reality TV show.
|Today 07:13 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
I welded in the, maybe, last patch on the Chevelle floor. I thought I was done with that once a couple weeks ago and have since found 2 more rust holes after the sand blasting. I also built up a few thin spots inside while I had the mig fired up. Ground everything down nice, spun it on the side and cleaned up the patch and welds underneath. I still need to do more hand sanding and then wipe with W&G remover. Wish I could've sealed it today. It was PERFECT weather...75°, low humidity and only a whisper of wind. This is a driveway shoot, so conditions have to be right.
|Today 07:06 PM|
I did consider it but decided to go this route. My goal here is just to make this thing look like a good, origional, solid chassis. 3/4 of this thing is very good but parts of it have very deep pitting. To fill those area would take a major application of primer. Also, the X-member is a fabricated assembly done by a new hire who had never used a stick welder and I am not going to get into reworking those welds by either grinding or re-welding them. Using filler lets me work the areas that need it.
One other thing the pictures will not show is SPI Epoxy does have some build properties and it will cover the areas that just have light pitting. I will try to take a picture of a small area where I sanded the SPI Epoxy and see if I can show what it will do.
|Today 06:54 PM|
|idrivejunk||Oh yeah. just doing like on the firewall. Its Dennis the Menace treehouse style, I just gotta make it look like Bob Vila (or Pugsy) did it.|
|Today 06:39 PM|
|Too Many Projects||YEOWZA, that is ugly. Are you going to at least cut off all the excess floor pan hanging in the wind ?|
|Today 06:17 PM|
I was under the impression that Ultra was developed to meet a warranty requirement of some OEM. Pain't store keeps sending us plain Rage and we keep sending it back.
This week I've been on the bodyshop equivalent of latrine duty, cleaning up messes. Put a couple hours on this firewall this afternoon, working left to right, and thats as close as I'm willing to get with a camera. Never seen such rush slop. Kills me.
|Today 05:02 PM|
John, are you sure polyester primer wouldn't be a better way to do that?
|Today 03:42 PM|
Just barely got my body filler on the frame within my 7 day window. I primed it on Thursday.
It is time to knock this thing down with some 80 grit and 180 and get it primed again. It appears to me it is going to work out very nicely.
BTW, I had an almost full gallon of Rage Gold but had heard so many people bragging on the Rage Ultra, I ordered a gallon, 8/10’s anyway.
You can see in the above picture the differance in the Gold and Ultra. The interesting thing people were saying is that the Ultra does not skim and sands easier than the gold. After doing a side by side comparison on this chassis, I can attest to the fact that the Ultra works much easier in all respects than the Gold. It spreads, sands, and does not develop the skim on the suface like the Goold. It is an excellent product.
49 dollars from Amazon for the Ultra. You professionals can probably beat that but I don't belive it is much higher than the Gold.
|Today 07:40 AM|
|496CHEVY3100||video wont post,|
|08-29-2016 11:19 PM|
What did I do today, took Bart to SF, walked miles and miles around the city, went to AT&T park for a tour, ate over and over at little places, sat in Union Square with a coffee watching the world go bye, had an awesome day with my son.
He came into town for business (lives in Idaho) and we met up and had a BLAST!
Oh yeah, and worked on a Chevy Traverse this morning before I left, there is the car thing I did.
|08-29-2016 08:35 PM|
|Fasto44||It is always a good feeling when something works out. I brought my truck project home last weekend. Today I got the engine out of the truck bed and decided to do a test fit of the new T-5 transmission to the engine. I have been told by Y Block folks to expect to shorten the pilot shaft. However when I lined up the trans to the engine it slide right in with a satisfying clunk when it hit the bell housing mating surface.|
|08-29-2016 07:19 PM|
|Rodnit||I love that Vette!!!!!!!!|
|08-29-2016 06:13 PM|
|08-29-2016 06:09 PM|
Only after it was converted to a go-kart of sorts when Dad bought a 12 HP Gravely. He sold that last year. The mower / go-kart frame is now a firewood trailer for the Husky he got. When it was a mower it was green and that Clinton was one of the three engines. We called it the green monster and it sounded ferocious at full song. And there you go, all sentimental and no technical, typical IDJ style!
I tapped around on the 33 roof today with some rattle can etch over it. Better.
|08-29-2016 05:37 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||This came into the shop today for some paint work,,he wants the top panels and some trim blacked out,,The pictures don't do this car justice it is a 2016 Z6/R I misprinted on bottow as 7 it is incorrect,,This is a ProLine Racing car,you will be seeing a lot of there engines pn Sreeet Outlaws this season,,,this is a Daily driver not race only.|
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