|Today 08:39 PM|
|Today 07:56 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||LOL I bought 3 extra pair (chepos at CVS )so I wouldn't scratch the good ones ,I keep 1 pair in my tool box 1 pair in my shirt pocket and the 3rd pair where ever I used them last,|
|Today 07:42 PM|
The way I look at it, going to get something is part of my five minutes a day, at least it makes me feel better lying to myself.
|Today 07:24 PM|
Bummer.... When I got the lighter gauge of sheet metal out to make the door skin I found it was indeed lighter. It was 24 gauge!
By the time I went to town and got some 20 gauge (and some 12 gauge for rear cross member) it was too late to get anything done in the shop. The 20 gauge will be waiting for me when I get back on it the first of the week.
I really want to get back on the floors but am determined to finish this door first.
|Today 10:16 AM|
|1971BB427||I always enjoy looking in and following your work John! I see fellas doing major repairs and am amazed when someone not only takes the time to rebuild something so far gone, but also takes the extra effort to make each piece as close to what Chevy made as possible! It would be so much easier to just make a good piece that did the same thing and not worry if it looks like the original, but yours have that extra bit of work to match them.|
|Yesterday 07:29 PM|
|Yesterday 06:52 PM|
|Yesterday 06:37 PM|
|killeratrod||looking good, yes sir you sure use them 5 minutes a day to get things done. LOL well at the least to take pictures for us. oh and by the way this is for you & everyone on here "Merry Christmas".|
|Yesterday 05:10 PM|
Today I finished welding the door and drilled the drain holes. Also, was able to grind the welds and get the door ready for Epoxy inside and out. I will not Epoxy it though until I get the skin made.
If I am able to get the skin made tomorrow, I would like to epoxy the inside of it before I install it on the door.
I was pleased at how good the door is after you get up a couple of inches. Sounds like an old Chevy I know.
|Yesterday 10:04 AM|
|raidmagic||This thread is amazing! I'd like to thank you for keeping it updated and going. It's alot of fun to see a car come apart and back together like this,|
|Yesterday 12:36 AM|
Thanks so much!
|Yesterday 12:31 AM|
|carnutbob||John what i like about your work is that it has to pass the test.the test of you being happy with it.your passion for your work really shows! Very inspiring work indeed. Bob|
|12-09-2013 10:56 PM|
thank you again
Just thanks John
|12-09-2013 09:35 PM|
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|12-09-2013 09:21 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
[QUOTE=John long;1965513]The truth be told, I bought this thing in May. I'm not exactly setting the world on fire.
Let me tell you my perspective on your progress...
Let's say 100 people bought the same exact car as you on the same day....
90 of them would still be in the back yard, where it got dropped off.
9 more would be in a shop, torn down enough to expose the exact disaster they faced and collecting dust from no drive, skill, or desire.
1 is being methodically restored from nothing, one piece at a time.
It doesn't take a fire, just a slow glowing bed of coals, to cook a steak.
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