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05-21-2015 05:16 PM
John long The last couple of days have been devoted to getting these panels ready to prime. I went over them with a stripping disc, then 80 grit paper on a DA sander. After cleaning well with wax and grease remover, I shot a couple of cups of SPI Epoxy primer. At least they are protected now.

Time to get back to welding and grinding, grinding and welding, etc. etc.

John









05-18-2015 07:59 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Sorry to hear about your neighbor...

How was the weather for the Nats this year ? Hopefully, it was warmer than last.

The car is looking good and I don't expect as much progress now that summer and driving the '36 is upon you. Get out and enjoy the weather...

I drove the '38 to a Chevelle club tech session at another members house on Sat. It was 120 miles RT and I LOVED it...
It was predicted to be rainy every day. Attendance was down to about 1400 cars but I was able to drive to Nashville, spend Friday at the car show and drive back to Chattanooga Sunday and never get wet....Amazing!!

We did leave the cars in the garage on Saturday and drove Tim's truck down to the field but it cleared off by lunch and we were wishing we had the cars there. The temperature was good. Low 80's with a good breeze all weekend.

I agree about getting out and enjoying the weather. Spring has been a long time coming and we still have had few opportunities to put the top down and enjoy.

Thanks for the kind words everyone.
John
05-18-2015 05:58 PM
Too Many Projects Sorry to hear about your neighbor...

How was the weather for the Nats this year ? Hopefully, it was warmer than last.

The car is looking good and I don't expect as much progress now that summer and driving the '36 is upon you. Get out and enjoy the weather...

I drove the '38 to a Chevelle club tech session at another members house on Sat. It was 120 miles RT and I LOVED it...
05-18-2015 05:17 PM
123pugsy Beautiful shaping of that quarter panel John.
05-18-2015 04:19 PM
MARTINSR It's about time you got something done on this thing so you could get to that Cad I saw at the wreckers.

Really though, you are doing a hell of a job, it looks beautiful!


Brian
05-18-2015 04:09 PM
1971BB427 Beautiful work John! Right on par with the rest of the '53 work!
05-18-2015 02:19 PM
John long Basement time continues to be scarce but I am hoping things are getting back to normal. My neighbor passed away unexpectedly a couple of weeks ago and his wife has leaned on us for support which is a good thing. Barb and I did take off to the Good-Guys Nashville Nationals last week and had a good time there. My little flathead powered 36 Ford roadster never missed a beat. I was proud of her.

I am not sure how well it will show in the pictures but I finalized the fit of the quarter today. It had to be stretched just a hair at the leading edge.

I also stripped the rest of the quarter and door. I am going to clean up the rest of the bare metal ( firewall, toe boards, door and quarter) and get some epoxy on it. Then we will have lots of welding to do.

John






05-02-2015 07:53 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
That car was not that well built when it left the factory,
But you know that is what makes us Street Rodders not restorers
Amen......

John
05-02-2015 07:20 PM
496CHEVY3100 That car was not that well built when it left the factory,
But you know that is what makes us Street Rodders not restorers
05-02-2015 03:02 PM
John long It has really been good to be able to spend my "5 minutes" a day on the 53 again. The last few days I have finished welding the outer half of the wheel house.

Just to be sure the welding process did not effect the alignment of the 2 wheel well flanges, I remounted the quarter panel, fit the wheel house to it again. clamped it in place, removed the quarter and used drill screws to attach the wheel house where it needs to weld.

I also punched the holes for the plug welds to join the 2 halves of the wheel house.




Also, I have spent a day cleaning the surface rust from the inner quarter panel and coating it with Mastercoat's rust sealer. I am definitely not one who promotes the use of Por15, or other "miracle" coatings such as this but I have to admit, I really liked the way this product went on with a foam brush. It certainly appears to be a giant improvement over anything else I could have done short of sandblasting the interior of the quarter. I don't want to do that in my basement. This area lasted for 62 years with out protection. Surely it will survive another few years in my dry basement with the coating.







I will be going over all the bare metal panels with 80 grit and coating them with epoxy primer next. It it will be good to get some protection on them as well.

John
04-28-2015 08:02 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I heard the founder of amazon speak to a business organization in San Francisco. Amazon started as a book seller. In order to get the best prices from the wholsalers They had to ORDER a certain dollar amount each shipment. They would then be able to then ship you what you ordered. when Amazon didn't have enough requests for books from each wholesaler they dealt with to get the best wholesale prices, they would scan the wholesaler's inventory and SCAM order books that the wholesaler did not have in stock. As soon as the wholesaler sent notice that the books in stock were shipped and the remainder were on back order, they would cancel the back orders that they did not have a sale for.
After trying to order $ 2 K of wood working tools and supplies , It seems a lot of online companies are doing the same thing. I have figured out to only deal with companies that list if they have the item in stock and to check reviews from customers.
PS. Toolbarn (USA) sat on my order for 3 weeks until I called and cancelled, other sellers had items to me in as little as 4 days with free shipping. but the 4 dollars more was worth not waiting.
Another thing some have started is drop shipping from the manufacturers. There's a whole bunch of companies selling auto parts who have zero inventory, and simply contact the manufacturer to send you items when you buy from them. Often this results in your shipping costs being huge, due to multiple shipping points, and delays if the manufacturer doesn't have the item in stock. Sometimes manufacturers ship so quickly, that they don't keep product in house to fill these orders from the non stocking sellers.
I ran into this with Summit and Goodmark about 5 years ago. Summit has always been great to deal with, but ordered some Goodmark parts from them and waited almost 6 weeks to get them, after paying expedited shipping. Summit refunded my shipping, but I wont ever buy anything from them in the future that doesn't say it ships that day. And I'll never buy Goodmark products, after the way they handled this.
04-27-2015 10:25 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by timothale View Post
I heard the founder of amazon speak to a business organization in San Francisco. Amazon started as a book seller. In order to get the best prices from the wholsalers They had to ORDER a certain dollar amount each shipment. They would then be able to then ship you what you ordered. when Amazon didn't have enough requests for books from each wholesaler they dealt with to get the best wholesale prices, they would scan the wholesaler's inventory and SCAM order books that the wholesaler did not have in stock. As soon as the wholesaler sent notice that the books in stock were shipped and the remainder were on back order, they would cancel the back orders that they did not have a sale for.
After trying to order $ 2 K of wood working tools and supplies , It seems a lot of online companies are doing the same thing. I have figured out to only deal with companies that list if they have the item in stock and to check reviews from customers.
PS. Toolbarn (USA) sat on my order for 3 weeks until I called and cancelled, other sellers had items to me in as little as 4 days with free shipping. but the 4 dollars more was worth not waiting.
I always check reviews starting with the lowest rating. If a number of people have the same problem I pass.

BB
04-27-2015 10:03 PM
timothale
Amazon's business model.

I heard the founder of amazon speak to a business organization in San Francisco. Amazon started as a book seller. In order to get the best prices from the wholsalers They had to ORDER a certain dollar amount each shipment. They would then be able to then ship you what you ordered. when Amazon didn't have enough requests for books from each wholesaler they dealt with to get the best wholesale prices, they would scan the wholesaler's inventory and SCAM order books that the wholesaler did not have in stock. As soon as the wholesaler sent notice that the books in stock were shipped and the remainder were on back order, they would cancel the back orders that they did not have a sale for.
After trying to order $ 2 K of wood working tools and supplies , It seems a lot of online companies are doing the same thing. I have figured out to only deal with companies that list if they have the item in stock and to check reviews from customers.
PS. Toolbarn (USA) sat on my order for 3 weeks until I called and cancelled, other sellers had items to me in as little as 4 days with free shipping. but the 4 dollars more was worth not waiting.
04-27-2015 08:29 PM
MARTINSR And it looks good too.

Brian
04-27-2015 06:00 PM
John long There is not a whole lot here to report but at least I got my five minutes in today.

I ran some bead rolls in the outer wheel house, trimmed and fitted it as well as welding the outer parts together. I have it tacked every 3/16 inch or so. I have to admit it was good to get back to work on the car today.

John



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