|08-24-2012 11:30 AM|
|tech69||keep an eye out for episode 43, it goes into greater detail about panel alignment and shows me actually doing it. Should be uploading it by next Friday.|
|08-24-2012 08:07 AM|
Cool man, you reinforce what I have been doing which helps me feel confident in my work/repairs. Body alignment sure seems to require that finesse. Now if I could just get some more experience right away I will be set
|08-23-2012 11:52 PM|
|08-23-2012 09:13 PM|
When a porta power is used in the rear section to level the body with the deck lid, how much concern is there to alter the quarter panel, body lines or any part of the quarter section?
Thanks for the video.
|08-16-2012 08:48 PM|
|tech69||yeah, most guys building don't think of the dollar amount. That's something for the owners and car owners to fuss about. I see myself putting in more money than my measly 6 banger mustang will ever be worth but it's the joy of cruising that does it for me. So I grow kind of fond of guys who will spend a lot of money on their restos when they fully know that the car itself will never be worth half of what's put into it.|
|08-16-2012 08:07 PM|
That's what I mean, I like to ask myself "How much would I have to earn to justify that"? Often that number I come up with (In this case I would have to be bringing in a quarter a mil a year) would I have to make to justify such a toy? And that number is OFTEN much more than the guy makes. It's also a trip to think that you doing what you do can't afford to pay someone to do what you do! That's a weird thought that I had years ago when I was in a restoration shop. I mean, there is NO WAY at that time I could have paid someone to do what I did every day. So my home projects were pretty sacred to me, you know what I mean?
|08-16-2012 08:02 PM|
He's also got a matching bicycle sprayed as well. I heard the frame alone was $20k and they also had to fab up some channels on the bottom side just to get it fit. I mean who and the hell spends 20k on just a frame for an Impala? Crazy, just crazy.
With all that money spent you'd figure they'd give us a quarter patch that was better than the one we got... man, that thing had relief cuts from tin snips it was so bad.
|08-16-2012 07:57 PM|
Good stuff Henry. I am still amazed at what someone will spend on a car! That guy will probably have close to six figures in that car I am assuming, just who has that kind of money? It's wild, wealth fascinates me.
|08-16-2012 06:51 PM|
new video up! panel alignment
this is just a general video on the topic but in episode 43 I get my hands dirty and show the tricks of the trade. Watching this in combination with episode 43 will give you a good heads up on panel alignment. Enjoy.