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Today 08:49 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That tipping wheel is a cool tool...

Maybe make a backing plate to fill the gap and have an edge to weld too where it is a little short.
That is a great idea. For some reason, I had not thought of extending it that way. I will do that. :-))

Thanks,

John
Today 08:44 PM
Too Many Projects That tipping wheel is a cool tool...

Maybe make a backing plate to fill the gap and have an edge to weld too where it is a little short.
Today 08:29 PM
John long Today was devoted to making the patch panel for the lower corner where the door jam meets the rocker panel.

I started by making a template out of masking tape in order to get the correct curve. I can make the piece curve around the door with the shrinker/stretcher but I can not easily make it bend sideways so it is easier to build the shape in by tipping it on the bead roller.









I have the piece pretty well made. next I need to join the 2 pieces together. The biggest issue I have is cutting it a tad short.

The front half of the car and the back half are still seperated and as you can see they will have to be brought together a little which will close both the door gap and the seam at the rocker. Still, I wish I had left it 3/16" longer. I may go ahead and re-make the small piece. It was super simple and could be redone pretty quickly.







Yesterday 06:30 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by BarryK View Post
Wow John!
I have not seen this in a while, what an artist you are! Beautiful!
Barry
I appreciate all the compliments from everyone who reads this thread but to think Barry would take the time to check this project out, much less comment on it is just awsome. I really appreciated this....Thanks Barry

For those of you who may not know, Barry is the owner of Southern Polyurethanes Inc who makes the SPI products so many of us like. Barry sees the best of the best on a regular basis so any compliment from Barry means a lot to me.

John


Today I made the patch to replace this little rusty spot my quarter did not cover. It was pretty straight forward with the planishing hammer.

We went from this:




To this:





Next up, the area at the bottom corner of the door.
Yesterday 06:09 AM
BarryK Wow John!
I have not seen this in a while, what an artist you are! Beautiful!
Barry
05-31-2015 06:24 PM
455olds The work you are doing is inspiring but makes me tired just watching you. Keep it up
05-30-2015 06:31 PM
John long Went to a memorial car show for David Lewellyn today. David is a locall trimmer who passed away from cancer a while ago. David did some pretty nice high end interiors over the years and was pretty well known. I was glad to meet some of his family I had not met before.

The welds are working out well but my wife is not feeling well and I decided not to subject her to my hammering and grinding tonight.

Since I have replaced the LH door and quarter on the car I have just about lost all my referance marks for the trim holes. There is one left in this little rusty spaot that has to be replaced so I wanted to make sure I at least kept an accurate record of where it goes..



This is the only hole remaining.



Tonight I just piddled but did make a template to relocate this hole after I replace this small area.





I also started the template to make the lower corner of the door jam where it meets rocker panel.



John
05-28-2015 08:26 PM
MARTINSR Damn tootin it's looking good!

Brian
05-28-2015 05:10 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Hey, I've been working, just not much on the Chevelle..
I need to be working on other things. Right now I am kind of obsessed with getting this quarter on. About 70% there but still a ways to go. Looking good though so far.

John

05-28-2015 06:34 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
You seem to be the only one working ,and doing a good job at it I might ad,
Hey, I've been working, just not much on the Chevelle..
05-28-2015 06:32 AM
Too Many Projects [quote=dd1;3155058]I've been restoring old cars alot recenlty, having trouble finding certied parts traders




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Nice of you to drop in and SPAM the thread...
05-28-2015 05:46 AM
dd1 I've been restoring old cars alot recenlty, having trouble finding certied parts traders




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05-28-2015 12:04 AM
496CHEVY3100 You seem to be the only one working ,and doing a good job at it I might ad,
05-27-2015 06:01 PM
John long Welding, grinding, Planishing, Planishing, welding, grinding, Yadda, yadda, yadda.............

So far it is coming out well. Down to being tacked every 1/4 to 3/8 inch.

John




05-27-2015 08:09 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
You get thru this quarter panel and the rest will be a cake walk...
You are right Mitch. I had no idea how much work this quarter would be for me. I am indeed ready to move on.

John
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