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Today 08:07 AM
ttrotter
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That elevated porch swing might afford a cool view of the basement but it looks be a head knocker...
I was thinking the same thing Mitch!
Yesterday 07:41 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Yes. My basement only has 8 foot ceilings.

John


That elevated porch swing might afford a cool view of the basement but it looks be a head knocker...
Yesterday 07:24 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, surely there is a picture of that mess somewhere. What can I say? There was no intent to be secretive. Mitch suggested I weld a nut on the end of the allthread and run it up and down with an air ratchet....pretty good idea!

John
I'm talking about the brackets on the tail lamps and such, now you add another one that it's simply all thread?

Brian
Yesterday 05:40 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
John, this is one of those things that when you see it you have forehead slapping moment. That is so damn simple and clear, you remind me of my boss who was a "rigger" in the Navy. It blows my mind how he will move large objects "by hand", amazing.

Brian
LOL, surely there is a picture of that mess somewhere. What can I say? There was no intent to be secretive. Mitch suggested I weld a nut on the end of the allthread and run it up and down with an air ratchet....pretty good idea!

John
Yesterday 05:32 PM
MARTINSR John, this is one of those things that when you see it you have forehead slapping moment. That is so damn simple and clear, you remind me of my boss who was a "rigger" in the Navy. It blows my mind how he will move large objects "by hand", amazing.

Brian
Yesterday 05:28 PM
123pugsy It's about time you took pics of the set up.

Guys have been wondering since the first pic you posted showing rods dropping from the sky.
Yesterday 04:59 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Train View Post
Mounted to the ceiling joists. That answers my question.
Yes. My basement only has 8 foot cielings. I just screwed in some hooks and hung a chain attached to some three foot all thread......crude but functional.

John



Yesterday 04:22 PM
Train Mounted to the ceiling joists. That answers my question.
Yesterday 12:36 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Train View Post
John, I keep seeing those supports for the body. How exactly are you supporting it?
I am not sure I understand your question. The boddy mounts are as the factory made them.

If you are referring to how I picked it up off the chassis I used 4 pieces of all-thread attached to cieling joists and just made 4 crude brackets and just screwed it up.

That also allowed me to adjust each corner individually as I lowered it onto the replacement trunk pan.

John
Yesterday 08:18 AM
Train John, I keep seeing those supports for the body. How exactly are you supporting it?
08-30-2014 11:11 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Barry will probably answer the phone. He is the owner of the company and always willing to provide tech support when needed. I think you will be pleased. Many of the guys on here use his products and have been pleased across the board. They are said to have the finest clears money can buy.




I started stripping the body shell today. As I have said before I try to just focus on one task at a time so I don't get overwhelmed. My next goal is to get the inner body shell in primer and install the top well and inner supports.

I spent 3 hours with a torch and a carbide drill bit getting this thing apart. I knew it would be a pain. It will be really good to look in the car and see a primed inner structure.



I did think it was interesting that the car has never had a top put on it. Even though the tack strip is too crumbly to use, there is only one set of tacks that have ever been put into it. Pretty cool.


I'm telling you, every time I pull something like that apart I "see" the man who put it together, you know what I mean?

I can see that man who stapled those staples on the assy line, feeding his family with the money he made. I get very close to those men when I pull cars like that part, it's like they are there with me taking it apart.

Brian
08-30-2014 10:04 PM
NEW INTERIORS Mr.John.. This car must love you by now....Always great to see another one being saved...Keep up the great work...You will always be a part of this car when done....You should be very proud...
08-30-2014 06:41 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by samsonized View Post
john what was the source for all the paint and supplies that you buy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Mike, You can not find a better Epoxy primer than the SPI. It is reasonably priced and they offer free shipping.

Check this link Home

John
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Originally Posted by samsonized View Post
thanks john I will call them on Tuesday.
Barry will probably answer the phone. He is the owner of the company and always willing to provide tech support when needed. I think you will be pleased. Many of the guys on here use his products and have been pleased across the board. They are said to have the finest clears money can buy.




I started stripping the body shell today. As I have said before I try to just focus on one task at a time so I don't get overwhelmed. My next goal is to get the inner body shell in primer and install the top well and inner supports.

I spent 3 hours with a torch and a carbide drill bit getting this thing apart. I knew it would be a pain. It will be really good to look in the car and see a primed inner structure.



I did think it was interesting that the car has never had a top put on it. Even though the tack strip is too crumbly to use, there is only one set of tacks that have ever been put into it. Pretty cool.

08-30-2014 06:24 PM
samsonized thanks john I will call them on Tuesday.
08-30-2014 04:22 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by samsonized View Post
John do they sell direct or do u have to buy from a jobber
They sell direct Mike and pay shipping. Very good to deal with. I think you will be pleased. They do have some Jobbers but I don't know if there are any in your area.

I switched to the SPI Epoxy from PPG DPLF and there is no comparison. I like it a lot.

[quote=ttrotter;2583457]
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Thanks again guys. It just tickles the pee dabbledy doo out of me that you guys are interested in it. (my grandmother's expression)


Hey John,

For a second there, i thought you were going to say you had to clean up your 'pee dabbledy doo' but then i realized your were talking about the parts!

Really looking forward to catching up at Pigeon Forge!

Tim
Me too Tim! Won't be long.

This year I will have a reason to go to the swap meet.

John
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