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11-19-2014 10:19 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by carolinacustoms View Post
Looking good John. If you are planning to drink a beer for every victory on this car, you better hope Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reid make another Texas run........... You should be up to about 1/4 a truck load by now.

Kelly
LOL, yup, Especially since I get so excited about such minor victories.

Seriously Kelly, I have gotten all 5 screws out of the header panel and 3 bolts tonight out of the cowl and hinge assemblies without having to drill and/or tap them. Just managed to cut the access off and build the other end up with the MIG until I could grab them with a pair of vice grips and run them out.

Maybe not a big deal in the larger scheme of things but definitely a victory to me. Come to think about it I forgot to drink the beer.

John
11-19-2014 10:00 PM
carolinacustoms Looking good John. If you are planning to drink a beer for every victory on this car, you better hope Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reid make another Texas run........... You should be up to about 1/4 a truck load by now.

Kelly
11-19-2014 06:35 PM
John long Yesterday and today kind of were my 5 minute days as far as accomplishment goes but in reality I spent a couple of hours piddling around both days. Between several bolts that twisted off in the hinges and one for the upper rear fender mount it was a little time consuming. I did get the firewall stripped of all bolt on componants and repaired a little rusy place where water was standing around the area that the fender bolt had broken off.

Tomorrow I am going to try to get the steering gear out of my way and start to clean the dumbo and undercoating off. I counted roughly 42 holes that need to be welded up to make the firewall smooth and presentable.

John







11-18-2014 04:24 PM
NEW INTERIORS I like this part...When things start to go into primer,,, It makes all the hard things you did worth it... SHE LOOK'S SWEET !!!!!
11-18-2014 01:15 PM
1971BB427 You made this last phase look even easier John! The Belair is really coming together nicely!
11-18-2014 12:58 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by cruzinTLT View Post
Every gray panel is another victory won!!!
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there's certain thresholds in a build that make you want to crack open a beer and this is one of them. Just be sure to save some beer for the next milestone.
LOL, Agree on all counts. Looks like I will need about three to five cases to meet that criteria though.

John
11-18-2014 10:56 AM
tech69 there's certain thresholds in a build that make you want to crack open a beer and this is one of them. Just be sure to save some beer for the next milestone.
11-18-2014 10:54 AM
cruzinTLT
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Every gray panel is another victory won!!!
11-15-2014 05:55 PM
123pugsy Nice to get that primer down.

Looking good.
11-15-2014 05:41 PM
John long







11-13-2014 04:48 AM
Kma4444 I will dig up some pictures of the process, they would be considered a Cliff's notes version of your thread John but I will look around when I get home. I'm in Daytona Beach right now for work, I work with a team in the Trans-Am series.

Thanks again all!
11-12-2014 10:11 AM
John long
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Are you going to start a thread on this truck if not post some pictures on ,,what are you working on ,, I really like the A100 trucks ..aka Little Red Wagon
KMA4444, I was going to suggest you do this but David beat me to it. Check out the "What did you work on today" thread. It is a fun place to post your daily accomplishments and see what the rest of the "gang" is doing.

We will look forward to seeing your truck.

John
11-12-2014 08:33 AM
496CHEVY3100
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I understand the need for motivation for sure John. I am working to finish a loong suffering project. An A100 pickup that I did a pretty fair amount of rust repair on. Not as extensive as yours to be sure but it was enough for me. It wasn't that part that has slowed me down, it's just been the finish bodywork,,,,,, the sanding for the love of all that's good in the world the sanding...... But I recently made the decision that I was going to go at it every day, even if it was briefly, until I was done.

The progress has resumed and I am getting close to painting it. Then the mechanicals, which go much quicker for me. Fortunately, it was a driver when I started and I haven't disembowled it for the bodywork so it should be usable fairly quickly.

Looking at your thread has definitely spurred me on. Thank You Very Much.
Are you going to start a thread on this truck if not post some pictures on ,,what are you working on ,, I really like the A100 trucks ..aka Little Red Wagon
11-12-2014 05:12 AM
Kma4444 I understand the need for motivation for sure John. I am working to finish a loong suffering project. An A100 pickup that I did a pretty fair amount of rust repair on. Not as extensive as yours to be sure but it was enough for me. It wasn't that part that has slowed me down, it's just been the finish bodywork,,,,,, the sanding for the love of all that's good in the world the sanding...... But I recently made the decision that I was going to go at it every day, even if it was briefly, until I was done.

The progress has resumed and I am getting close to painting it. Then the mechanicals, which go much quicker for me. Fortunately, it was a driver when I started and I haven't disembowled it for the bodywork so it should be usable fairly quickly.

Looking at your thread has definitely spurred me on. Thank You Very Much.
11-11-2014 08:23 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Kma4444 View Post
SO I joined this site just so I could comment on this thread, (I'll probably hang around for other things ). I have to say your work, your attitude, your time in explaining what and how you are doing things are all simply spectacular.

Thank you so very much.

Kevin
Thank you Kevin!

Welcome to the forum and do not hesitate to post comments or questions. There are a good bunch of guys on here. All are willing to help.

I find myself looking to see how many guests are reading the thread. Hopefully some of them are guys that are maybe working on their first project and will get some good out of what I am doing. In any case, it pleases me no end to know there are a few that enjoy the thread, look forward to updates, and hopefully benifit from it. It also keeps me motivated. Lord knows I can use the motivation.

John
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