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Today 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
Today 04:38 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Thanks Pugsy. It is getting there but I still have to skin the deck lid and build the bottom of the passenger door as well. Then the other quarter will be the last thing............except lots of finish work underneath. It has to be joined front to back and taken off the frame for that.

Hmmmmmm, Maybe I'm not so far after all!

John
You get thru this quarter panel and the rest will be a cake walk...
Today 03:22 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Looking good John.
Only one quarter left and then it'll just be paint and interior....
Thanks Pugsy. It is getting there but I still have to skin the deck lid and build the bottom of the passenger door as well. Then the other quarter will be the last thing............except lots of finish work underneath. It has to be joined front to back and taken off the frame for that.

Hmmmmmm, Maybe I'm not so far after all!

John
Today 03:11 AM
123pugsy Looking good John.
Only one quarter left and then it'll just be paint and interior....
Yesterday 07:54 PM
cruzinTLT Take your time, John--we're pullin' for you!
Yesterday 07:52 PM
MARTINSR Awesome stuff John!

Brian
Yesterday 06:13 PM
John long Had to cut my other post short. My better half called me to supper.

I have the quarter tacked about half way down. It is fitting very nicely. If I can keep the weld from "pulling" to badly, I will be on a roll.

Fingers crossed.

John






Yesterday 05:41 PM
John long The last couple of days have been kind of fun. As I had mentioned earlier, my quarter was 90% fitted. The last couple of days I finished fitting the wheel well and punched holes in the wheel well lip and getting everything ready to weld.

I used my home made drill to clean the primer off the inner wheel house so I could weld them together and also reilled out the holes one drill bit larger. I did that to make sure I had clean metal to weld to.







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






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