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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...
Yesterday 01:16 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
No heater needed. Got it together and drove it up on the trailer....
That's right, Mitch, we live in the frozen nort, we don't need no stinkin' heater....
Yesterday 01:08 PM
Fasto44 Well I got the bed wood sanded, stained, and the bottomside clear coated. Tomorrow I start the clear coat process on the top side of the boards.
Yesterday 10:38 AM
Fasto44 I am going to try and expand the garage into a three car with a storage loft. Unfortunately the new house is in a golf commuity and has pretty strict rules and guidelines about making any exterior changes. So we will see how that goes. Besides the boss has been pretty clear that she is not going to allow me to do all the smelly, nosiey stuff anymore. So I have gotten rid of my woodworking tools and my son-in-law is getting all of my machine shop tools. The '56 will proably be my last project car.
Yesterday 08:03 AM
496CHEVY3100 In our county in Ga you can build any thing you wans as long as the fire dept can get a hose to All sides and must be 3 ft from property line,,if neighbor signs a release you can build on the property line

Residential houses in city limits have 3 story restrections
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