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Today 10:51 AM
123pugsy :thum bup: to the new windows.

Nice score John.
Today 09:42 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by ttrotter View Post
i didn't have to twist his arm too much did i Mitch? knowing John though, he'll have it all spotless before we get there - and he says i'm the neat freak!
Ha, On the cleanest day of the year my garage is a pig pen compared to Tim's.

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Originally Posted by ttrotter View Post
Awesome! they look to be in great shape, you've been hunting for those for a while now right?
I really have. I have the ones from the hard top and convertible but they are pretty pitted.


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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That's smart on his part. If someone were willing to clean my shop, I would go out and buy whatever cleaning equipment they wanted...

Those vent assemblies look REALLY nice for a driver. He'll probably send them out for re-chrome, though...
When it comes to pot metal, It is usually cheaper to buy good cores to have plated than it is to pay to have pitted ones plated even if they are free cores. Looking at the pictures closely, I do believe these will have to be plated. It looks like someone has cleaned them with steel wool. I won the auction for 139.00 for the pair so I think it was a good buy.

The seller listed them as 1953 Bel Air but never used the word Chevy or Chevrolet so I think a lot of potential bidders never saw them........My good fortune.

John
Today 09:03 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by ttrotter View Post
i didn't have to twist his arm too much did i Mitch? knowing John though, he'll have it all spotless before we get there - and he says i'm the neat freak!
That's smart on his part. If someone were willing to clean my shop, I would go out and buy whatever cleaning equipment they wanted...

Those vent assemblies look REALLY nice for a driver. He'll probably send them out for re-chrome, though...
Today 08:36 AM
ttrotter
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Lord knows I try to take care of him. He is my favorite son in law.

Look what I won on Ebay tonight!

John

Awesome! they look to be in great shape, you've been hunting for those for a while now right?
Today 08:34 AM
ttrotter
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Good of you to take care of Tim and repair his shop tool..
i didn't have to twist his arm too much did i Mitch? knowing John though, he'll have it all spotless before we get there - and he says i'm the neat freak!
Yesterday 09:48 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Good of you to take care of Tim and repair his shop tool..
Lord knows I try to take care of him. He is my favorite son in law.

Look what I won on Ebay tonight!

John

Yesterday 06:58 PM
Too Many Projects
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I'll happily do some grunt work if you want, do I need to bring my own broom this time?
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I just put a new handle in the broom. Got it covered.

John
Good of you to take care of Tim and repair his shop tool..
Yesterday 02:56 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by ttrotter View Post
Hey John, if you want I'll help you drink some of that beer next week I'll happily do some grunt work if you want, do I need to bring my own broom this time?
Why do you think we bought the extra 12 pack? We are counting on you to help drink it.

I just put a new handle in the broom. Got it covered.

John
Yesterday 02:35 PM
ttrotter Hey John, if you want I'll help you drink some of that beer next week I'll happily do some grunt work if you want, do I need to bring my own broom this time?
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
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