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Yesterday 11:54 PM
tech69 put together the spot repair on the Chevelle. This customer is a complete idiot. He first accused us of scratching his door and demanded we fix it. We then got a written statement from the crap shop who sold it to him at Barrett Jackson that they scratched the door putting it on the car and touched it up themselves. He still didn't believe it was true. Then he claimed we dinged his decklid closing the decklid when we have pictures of it already dinged when it was brought in. While I was buffing it he was just standing there watching me asking me if I was going to buff the fender and doors too to get off the very few pieces of compound splatter that got past the 36" paper. I told him if he wanted them buffed he was going to have to pay so he asked me what I was going to do about it. It urks me to hear these idiots act like they have a show car when it was done very poorly. Tiger stripes, bubbles, no color on the door edges, bad electrical, bad interior, horrible fitting doors, aftermarket junk that doesn't fit and he's over here acting like it's a 100k car. Anyhow, buffed this door today. Oh, and this painter just can't spray. On these wannabee showcars you can tell who's not prepping right when you see these areas that look like heavy peel but they are actually somewhat like a fish eye, but HUGE. There were 3 spots on the door like that. HELLO...these kind of cars probably have wax on them!!! Horrible to buff this guy's work. Trash everywhere, not a natural sprayer. Either too much orange peel or runs. Today pulled out a car...looks great other than the 5 runs. This is a day after learning he has to paint The Gran Sport again because of runs.

Oh and don't forget this gem that I found...PRIMER OVERSPRAY UNDER THE CLEAR(IN AREA WHERE HE PRIMED) on the corner of the door. He acted like he couldn't have done it but I felt the grittiness when I wet sanded it. He just cleared right over it....HACK! door gets painted again. This kind of BS affects the whole team. You got one guy that can't do his job and it affects everyone else's schedule, cause he may not have enough money to pay us next week paying to redo all this crap. I've had 0 zero comebacks in over two years here. This is a joke!

Sorry for the rant.
Yesterday 10:53 PM
lowROLLERchevy **this project doesnt yet have its own thread on here, but i will be starting one soon. Till then, check out My 1985 naked / cafe brick build thread
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scuffed the spark plug cover



tossed paint on it



Machined raised letters in progress



done



also finally got a GOOD coat of paint on the intake plenum



[COLOR="silver"][SIZE=1]- - - Updated - - -[/SIZE][/COLOR]

photo hack of the tail section. this is an extra 15* of rake, but im thinking 10* would be more to my liking. donno yet.

Yesterday 08:34 PM
1971BB427
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Wellllll, I finally got a little basement time. The hole for the trunk pan did grow a little.

John


Better get one of those metal stretchers to make that trunk pan fit now!
Yesterday 07:53 PM
Dave57210 Y'know the more I see of this resto on that Ragtop Stovebolt, the more I think you just sorta started with the left-front parking light lens and built a whole new car around it!

Holy bleep! You have done a TON of work - and all of it done to perfection with incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail!
Yesterday 07:33 PM
John long Wellllll, I finally got a little basement time. The hole for the trunk pan did grow a little.

John


Yesterday 06:18 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Tractor Supply. Mmmmmm nuts and bolts!

BB
Yea ,grinding disc ,Stainless bolts ,coveralls ,Even Tractor parts who would of thunk it ,
Yesterday 05:57 PM
boothboy Tractor Supply. Mmmmmm nuts and bolts!

BB
Yesterday 04:52 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I think it is a girl thing Jester. They can not buy just one thing when surrounded by all those "bargains." No matter what my wife goes in to get she comes out with a minimum of three bags. It is cheaper to pay more at the grocery store.

With luck she at least remembered to buy the item she went in to get.

John


I have that problem at Tractor Supply,,seem to have something I just cant live without .

Same thing at Earl Smalls Harley , HD should not stand for Harley Davidson any more ;should be Hundred Dollars,cant leave any cheaper.
Yesterday 01:48 PM
boothboy Yeah, but where else can you get a 55gal. drum of pickled eggs?

BB
Yesterday 01:46 PM
Dave57210 Put it this way - have you ever even heard of third-hand rumors of anyone ever going into Costco and actually leaving without spending a minimum of $100.00? Sure never happened to me.......
Yesterday 01:13 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by painted jester View Post
Man thats crazy we have both stores here and there are no rules like that, and every time you spend any amount at the $general (even 1 dollar) you get a coupon for your next purchase for $5 off the next $25 purchase

Jester
I think it is a girl thing Jester. They can not buy just one thing when surrounded by all those "bargains." No matter what my wife goes in to get she comes out with a minimum of three bags. It is cheaper to pay more at the grocery store.

With luck she at least remembered to buy the item she went in to get.

John
Yesterday 12:24 PM
painted jester
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Same rule applies to a Dollar General store. You can not buy a $2.50 bar of soap without spending 40 dollars at a Dolllar Store.

John
Man thats crazy we have both stores here and there are no rules like that, and every time you spend any amount at the $general (even 1 dollar) you get a coupon for your next purchase for $5 off the next $25 purchase

Jester
Yesterday 09:24 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Went and saw Arlo Guthrie last night. Boy he's dated. His songs were dated and his audience was dated! Then I found out I was a couple of weeks older than Arlo!. Crap!!! He put on a really good show less Alice.

BB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz4_25-Ovac
Love his Alice's restaurant but it is a trashy song

John

Yesterday 08:29 AM
boothboy Went and saw Arlo Guthrie last night. Boy he's dated. His songs were dated and his audience was dated! Then I found out I was a couple of weeks older than Arlo!. Crap!!! He put on a really good show less Alice.

BB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz4_25-Ovac
Yesterday 07:38 AM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
never gas welded but in general the tungsten melts the metal and you have the gun at an angle pushing the puddle forward and you dab the front of the puddle with the rod. I did an open butt weld on some scrap doing 1/4" tacks. Kind of tricky stopping the electrode. You have to lower the amps to not create a crater at the end and then hold the gun there when it has stopped so your post gas can keep it cool and clean as it's hardening, and stopping the craters. I was too occupied with what I was doing to let up on the pedal though. will work on it some more. Near the end on the right you can see the haz get big. That's cause it was too late to run the grinder to clean the tungsten and as it got dull it got hotter it seemed. The last area to the right was when it got really dull. It actually welded to the sheet metal under it. Doh!
I have a buddy that I used to watch weld with TIG. He would repair busted chainsaw cases sparetime for his cousin who was in the chainsaw repair business. He was a real artist with the tungsten. Learned that the tip has to be a needle point, and you can lift the tip momentarily if it starts getting too hot. His welds looked like they were done with a machine,
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