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Today 03:19 PM
idrivejunk Same thing cost a buddy $1,200 awhile back but he did axle housing and driveshaft too, I believe. Can't really touch that price with a paint job of equal quality. So do you snowmen use rust fighter after that, on boxed areas?
Today 02:06 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
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I had the frame and all suspension and bumper brackets for the '66 Chevelle blasted and powder coated a couple weeks ago.....$600. I couldn't have gotten it painted for less.

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You guys in the States have got it good.
We'd be lucky to get all that done for 2 g's.
Today 02:04 PM
123pugsy
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The game plan for the chassis is to take the frame out from under the Hardtop parts car, transfer the convertible X-member from this car to the Hardtop frame and then graft a 74 Nove subframe to it. For the rear axle I have a Lincoln Versailles which should be narrow enough. After all that, get it sandblasted painted and ready to go under the convertible which of course still has to be painted on the bottom before it can go back on the frame.

Lots of work to do for an old man. :-))

John
Good plan saving the chassis for last.
Body work, well rust work really takes it out of ya.
Today 02:01 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
The game plan for the chassis is to take the frame out from under the Hardtop parts car, transfer the convertible X-member from this car to the Hardtop frame and then graft a 74 Nove subframe to it. For the rear axle I have a Lincoln Versailles which should be narrow enough. After all that, get it sandblasted painted and ready to go under the convertible which of course still has to be painted on the bottom before it can go back on the frame.

Lots of work to do for an old man. :-))

John
I take it you already have the sub frame, since you specified '74 ?

I had the frame and all suspension and bumper brackets for the '66 Chevelle blasted and powder coated a couple weeks ago.....$600. I couldn't have gotten it painted for less.



I'm not a black fan, so it's Charcoal Grey Pearlescent...



Today 12:55 PM
John long
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We are our own worst critics. No one else is telling you to get cracking....well Pugsy is a little impatient...

I'm curious as to the plan for the chassis this summer. You should have the body off in a month or so...
The game plan for the chassis is to take the frame out from under the Hardtop parts car, transfer the convertible X-member from this car to the Hardtop frame and then graft a 74 Nove subframe to it. For the rear axle I have a Lincoln Versailles which should be narrow enough. After all that, get it sandblasted painted and ready to go under the convertible which of course still has to be painted on the bottom before it can go back on the frame.

Lots of work to do for an old man. :-))

John
Today 10:17 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
We are our own worst critics. No one else is telling you to get cracking....well Pugsy is a little impatient...

I'm curious as to the plan for the chassis this summer. You should have the body off in a month or so...
Yep, got the hot rod DT's in this frozen north land and just need to see someone enjoying their project....

Take your time John. It's not a race. ....but not too much time of course, ha......
Today 08:39 AM
Too Many Projects
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I absolutely must positively got to surely do better!!!

John
We are our own worst critics. No one else is telling you to get cracking....well Pugsy is a little impatient...

I'm curious as to the plan for the chassis this summer. You should have the body off in a month or so...
Yesterday 09:48 PM
John long
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It looks great, John.

You'll find your momentum when the weather warms up.

I made up for you anyway. Torn down two '70 Chevelles, swapped parts around and put them back together again in less than 2 weeks. I'm ready for a break.
Yes, and I have been jealously watching your progress. You have gotten a lot done both at home and in the shop. The F100 also came together very quickly.

I absolutely must positively got to surely do better!!!

John
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Too Many Projects It looks great, John.

You'll find your momentum when the weather warms up.

I made up for you anyway. Torn down two '70 Chevelles, swapped parts around and put them back together again in less than 2 weeks. I'm ready for a break.
Yesterday 09:26 PM
John long Thanks guys. I enjoyed getting to the shop. It seems like life keeps getting in the way lately. There is no deadline to meet but once you loose your momentum things just grind to a halt. I desperately need to get my five minute a day rule back in force.

John
Yesterday 07:39 PM
idrivejunk +me! Very nice work.
Yesterday 07:03 PM
123pugsy Wow!

That looks great John.
Yesterday 07:02 PM
496CHEVY3100 Lookin good John one piece at a time
Yesterday 06:55 PM
John long After putting the tailpan in the next step is to fabricate the corners of the weather strip channel.

Putting the folded lip on the top is the challenging part. It was basically the same process as the tailpan but I was able to make it in one piece. One down and one to go.


John




02-04-2016 06:55 AM
Too Many Projects
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Jeez John.

It's about time. I was getting the DT's, shukkin and jivin here....let's keep the updates a little more timely please...ha.....
You notice he didn't say WHAT he was doing during the interim. I think he was upstairs with a big fire in the fireplace, eating popcorn and snuggling on the couch with his girlfriend...


You GO Dude..
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