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Today 04:01 PM
deadbodyman I drilled and separated a few hundred welds on the Impala today . This crap is like work. Nothing like doing work the old Plymouth. I'm even a little sore today.
Today 01:13 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Ok, here we go, I got the OK from my brother. I didn't do crap out in the garage but check out what my brother did. He's got the Tommy Ivo front engine clone going! Yes the frame was made by Kent Fuller just as the original one was.

When this thing is together I MUST get over there to sit in it and make Vrrrrrm vrrrrm sounds!

Brian
Bit**in Kitchin!!!!!

BB
Today 11:37 AM
MARTINSR Ok, here we go, I got the OK from my brother. I didn't do crap out in the garage but check out what my brother did. He's got the Tommy Ivo front engine clone going! Yes the frame was made by Kent Fuller just as the original one was.

When this thing is together I MUST get over there to sit in it and make Vrrrrrm vrrrrm sounds!

Brian
Today 09:57 AM
Rip VW Well as I move forward on the TCoupe I find that this project seems at times like a giant Chinese puzzle. It seems when I started on the body, all bets were off. I am reminded with each step that the whole process is like running across a field full of Jinga sticks.

This quarter panel door edge repair is a good example. Seemed like it was simple enough but then I found the bent “B” pillar. I had to fix the b pillar before I can continue on the quarter.

I fix the “B” pillar and go back to the panel and find I need to put in the lower patch panel so I can get the panel positioned correctly so I can finish the repair. Oh not so fast. In order to secure the quarter I need to finish welding in the rear section of the new sub frame because the quarter attaches to the sub frame. So now I am working on finishing the sub frame. I got the outside edges of the parts welded up and today I need to finish the welding on the inside edges of the sub frame.


Next step after welding in the sub frame, will be to go back to the quarter and install the patch and try to work out the damage the P O did to the quarter. The quarter is really dinged and stretched where the guy hammered the crap out of things.


Surprisingly to me I am really enjoying the body work. I am getting better all the time with my hammer and dolly. I have finally learned the “Soft touch” to beating on a panel. I found it FUN working the highs down and watching the lows come to me. I am by no means a body man but I am learning every day and finding out the secrets to panel beating..


The photos included show first the tool I made for working the edge of the quarter. Next picture shows the leading edge of the quarter and that I have it moved out but the P O beat this panel so much before me it is stretched and going to be fun getting it straight. Next photo shows where the quarter patch will go. The next photo shows the new sub rail tacked in place and the last photo shows the passenger sub frame outside is done.
Time to get back to work…
Today 08:07 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by whinny View Post
Huh?

Later gator
Russ
I posted a photo of a project my brother is working on and thought I better ask him as it may be something the owner doesn't want out here.

Brian
Today 07:29 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Got to turn in early ,going for surgery @ 4 am Monday.removing 1 vein from my leg to replace another 4 by pass,surgery estimated at 4-6 hours

,be out 4-5 days if everything goes good.say that extra word tonight.mabe back soon.

They have a well trained staff


David
Anyone heard from David. I see his last activity was on the 24th, but I don't find a post ??
Today 06:30 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Link to Midwest Chevelles Club page with pics of ALL the cars by year...

2016 Midwest Chevelle Regional Car Show
On top of the '68 page, the black post. Maybe it's a 300? I like post coupes just fine and that one has a great look. The 68-72 A bodies have it all. The convertible and hardtop pair of blue 69s really spike my punch bowl too.
Today 06:29 AM
deadbodyman
The Dead and criticly wounded body man

This is what I'll be working on all week. A little side work. 2013 Impala 40 k miles
Today 06:15 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by whinny View Post
Huh?

Later gator
Russ
He may have committed a breach of classified information.
Yesterday 11:12 PM
whinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Edit: I need to ask my brother before I post what I just posted.

Brian

Huh?

Later gator
Russ
Yesterday 10:18 PM
MARTINSR Edit: I need to ask my brother before I post what I just posted.

Brian
Yesterday 08:24 PM
Too Many Projects Link to Midwest Chevelles Club page with pics of ALL the cars by year...

2016 Midwest Chevelle Regional Car Show
Yesterday 08:07 PM
John long Went to the cleveland cruise in Saturday and bought a spare S-10 5 speed for the roadster. Just could not pass it up for 150.00.

Brought the Bel Air body back into the shop today and parked the pick up in the garage for the first time in a while. Glad to have it back in where it belongs.

John
Yesterday 08:02 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
On Saturday, I dropped her off around 8:30 am and went down to KC for the Midwest Chevelle Show. WOW, 150 Chevelles in one place.
Ah. Just aaaah.
Yesterday 07:41 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by waynep712 View Post
My parents would do that.. take the F250 with a dolphin camper to mission bay campground.. get a spot backed up to san diego bay and just enjoy. cold sandwiches.. cold sodas, 12V TV.. dad was in heaven there..
We looked at Mission Bay for a winter get-away with the trailer but holy cow the prices !! We decided to jump in the silver tube and go to St Thomas instead...

Last weekend we went to Hamilton MO for a big quilt event for my wife's birthday. She was in heaven with all the activities and stores. On Saturday, I dropped her off around 8:30 am and went down to KC for the Midwest Chevelle Show. WOW, 150 Chevelles in one place.

Link to pics...they got scrambled during the upload somehow, so pics of the same cars jump around...
Midwest Chevelle Show KC by Mitch | Photobucket
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