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Yesterday 11:06 PM
MARTINSR I got the gas tank in Marge, sorry no photos. I know you perverts only want to see her behind!

Tomorrow I hope to get something done, be it small. My daughters final play off game is tomorrow, GOOOOOOOOOO Spartans!

Brian
Yesterday 11:00 PM
adantessr
Picture promised of how we left the '67 Camaro last saturday

https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/...3376-local0&zw
Yesterday 06:40 PM
tech69 just picked up my hoops/hubs from the powdercoater and later I'll put some finishing touches on the hoops/hubs and then file the holes a bit so I can get my spokes in there and start lacing it. I can't wait to see what it's going to look like. I kind of regret not getting the powder coated gold spokes but the slightly yellowed gold anodized spokes will hopefully look good anyways. I anticipated it and sort of rolled the dice on it to be different.

I'm off. Hopefully that jerk from last night gets the point and gives me my space cause this isn't work and I don't have to put on a smile and ignore it.
Yesterday 06:33 PM
1971BB427 Back on the '68 Camaro today. Got the under dash area rattle can painted satin black so we could mount the vintage air heater unit. No AC, just heat, as it's Oregon, and AC wouldn't help much in a convertible. Plus he doesn't want the compressor load on the engine. Got the heater installed, and that plumbed, but no wiring. Also got a couple small patches done on the under side of the cowl, where water must have built up in the drains at the bottom of the drops.
Here's a peek at the old dash top with entire edge rotted off. And the new dash top installed. And another of the engine and front suspension.







Yesterday 10:30 AM
tech69
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
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There are knucklehead haters everywhere. It's not happened to me, mostly because of how I carry myself, but have been witness to it on many occasions. The problem is, taking the high ground and ignoring them seems to send the wrong message that you're a punk. You run the risk of being labeled a "trouble maker" if you react to the haters "passive aggressive" attacks.

You're probably handling it the best way, I do wish you luck though.
it's not a job though so I don't have to take it and my buddy wouldn't care if I told him off anyways. It's trade work for paint and booth time. And yeah, it's because he saw me prepping and not being mouthy so he thinks he can get away with it. I gave him a couple free shots but that's it. That said, I would take that if he was actually a good tech I could learn from. That's the problem with the older guys. If you're wise enough to know which ones to learn from and which ones to tune out they all seem to think they are the ones teaching you something. If that was the case I wouldn't be who I am today, skill wise. I'll give a guy respect right off the bat but if he starts looking down on me and being an arse and looking for a reason while at the same time I see his work and it's crap and I'm minding my own business about it, then I'll say something in response to give him a clue. So now I expect him to be the quiet one around me or escalate it. I hope he decides to keep his mouth shut and to not to ever judge a book by its cover.
Yesterday 09:10 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
must be nice to have a classic chevy dealer near you. in maine we call them junk yards.
It is, IF you've got a car that falls into the era he covers. He sells '67-'72 Camaro, '64-'72 Chevelle, and '62-'72 Nova parts. If you have any other classic Chevy, some small bits interchange, but not much.
Yesterday 08:44 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I got the trunk sprayed, WHOO HOOOO!

But as I am looking at the photo I spot that I dripped some paint on the license plate, CRAP.

But other than the judges knocking off some points at Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance for a non original modification, it looks good.

Brian
Aaaawwwhhhhh Ain't she cute. She is going to be popping her trunk every chance she gets,

Good job Brian. She deserved that.

John
Yesterday 06:52 AM
Trophyman ^
There are knucklehead haters everywhere. It's not happened to me, mostly because of how I carry myself, but have been witness to it on many occasions. The problem is, taking the high ground and ignoring them seems to send the wrong message that you're a punk. You run the risk of being labeled a "trouble maker" if you react to the haters "passive aggressive" attacks.

You're probably handling it the best way, I do wish you luck though.
Yesterday 01:25 AM
tech69 finished off the front fender on my bike and am happy to know the rest of the week will go easy with just prepping.

Tonight this know it all old man must have been having a bad day cause he tried to take it out on me. I guess when you don't stand around talking everything down and are quiet and working and able to put your ego to the side to do any task asked of you, these old farts seem to think they can talk down on you. Let's start with day one meeting this chump...The first words he said to me was, "at least you speak english." I just ignored it. Then the other day my buddy asked me to blow off a car so I blew it off and he said, "you missed a spot." I didn't miss a spot he was just being an arse. Then today he turned his head right as I came to the shop to avoid saying hi and then later I was prepping these parts I primed. Low end motorcycle job. My buddy hung up the blasted tank to be sprayed. Sure I noticed the little bit of glue under the emblem left behind, but I didn't hang up the tank and my buddy does low end and high end jobs and a lot of questionable things I wouldn't do, so I sprayed it like he asked. So this idiot asks who primed it. I said I did and he asked why I didn't take off the glue. I told him I didn't hang it up, besides, I saw him take the emblem off and he directly hung up the tank so when he asked me to spray it I did. Then he made some smart remark about how I should have done it anyways. Then later I'm blocking this frame off restoration and he's sitting there staring at me looking for the next thing to say. Then tells me I should edge my block. At that point I wanted to tell him to get the futch out of my face but I told him I use that technique but want to use the teardrop and he smirked and said something smart so I said, " the last car I blocked was a 200k car, I know how to block." He got mad and left. That would be the last straw. The next time he tries to disrespect me I'm not going to be nice about it. Other than that a great day. Not dwelling on that idiot.

I have more important things going on in life than to worry about an old washed up hater.

01-28-2015 10:27 PM
Jmark
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
I built a couple of heavy-duty saw horses to hold up the camper.

What???????????? I though you were making a patio deck! I like that idea! I have a cabover too and a "back deck" would be awesome! I love it! Couple of lawn chairs, some indoor/outdoor carpet, 4' by 8'? Giddy up!

Mark

01-28-2015 10:05 PM
MARTINSR I got the trunk sprayed, WHOO HOOOO!

But as I am looking at the photo I spot that I dripped some paint on the license plate, CRAP.

But other than the judges knocking off some points at Pebble Beach Concourse d'Elegance for a non original modification, it looks good.

Brian
01-28-2015 09:27 PM
matts37chev I built a couple of heavy-duty saw horses to hold up the camper.

01-28-2015 08:44 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Started my "new job" today! First day of working on my buddy's Camaro convertible, and things got ugly fast! Pulled the front sheet metal, and then the windshield trim. I saw through the windshield that the metal dash top was cracking, and wanted to look at it closer. Once the windshield was out I saw the dash top cracked about halfway across the top lengthwise! Got a wire wheel to clear off the paint, and the dust flew everywhere! The top of the dash had as much as 3/4" of filler on it in places! Someone had repaired the rusty dash with filler, and repainted it!
We took a drive over to the local classic Chevy dealer, and by chance they had a new dash top. Bought the new top, and drilled all the spot welds out, and welded in a new top, so it's good to go now! Was a good day, but with the setback, not as much work forward as I hoped we'd get done!
Next trip the doors need to be re-hung, and the front sheet metal all set and aligned properly. We'll sand, paint, and jam the sheet metal first, so that's part of the next day's work!
Too late now, but hopefully you fit the windshield to the metal before welding. I had a shop repair a dash in a '68 Camaro in '75 and they didn't fit the glass. I brought the car home and took it back the next day with the glass to have them redo the repair...
01-28-2015 08:14 PM
Jmark toasted my trans on the freeway, waited for 3 hours for the tow company to NEVER show up! LOL Finally got it to the trans shop, need to find a grand by tomorrow! (sigh)
01-28-2015 07:41 PM
sportcoupe
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Started my "new job" today! First day of working on my buddy's Camaro convertible, and things got ugly fast! Pulled the front sheet metal, and then the windshield trim. I saw through the windshield that the metal dash top was cracking, and wanted to look at it closer. Once the windshield was out I saw the dash top cracked about halfway across the top lengthwise! Got a wire wheel to clear off the paint, and the dust flew everywhere! The top of the dash had as much as 3/4" of filler on it in places! Someone had repaired the rusty dash with filler, and repainted it!
We took a drive over to the local classic Chevy dealer, and by chance they had a new dash top. Bought the new top, and drilled all the spot welds out, and welded in a new top, so it's good to go now! Was a good day, but with the setback, not as much work forward as I hoped we'd get done!
Next trip the doors need to be re-hung, and the front sheet metal all set and aligned properly. We'll sand, paint, and jam the sheet metal first, so that's part of the next day's work!
must be nice to have a classic chevy dealer near you. in maine we call them junk yards.
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