|Today 07:31 AM|
|deadbodyman||I've used Wanda and its very good. I'll admit I was skeptical at first but it has great coverage and color matches. I'll be using it again.|
|Yesterday 04:51 PM|
I did succeed on my fourth try to make the bottom of the gas flap "box" bottom in one piece and weld it in. (Hmmmm, new tongue twister.) I ran out of time to finish grinding it though.
|Yesterday 03:02 PM|
Super job on the tube.
As an SPI fan also, what do you use for base coat if it isn't one of the few colors from SPI? I wish he had a few more stock colors.
|Yesterday 01:58 PM|
|deadbodyman||Hey, What ever happened to all those SPI user haters?? I guess they all lasted about as long as the products they use.|
|Yesterday 01:43 PM|
|Yesterday 09:39 AM|
The fact that my local PPG dealer would not lift a finger to earn my business made switching even easier. Years ago PPG was a great product, sold by a local autobody supply store and it was great! Man, are those days gone.
The excellent pricing and free shipping are just the icing on the cake.
Have you visited the SPI forum Pugsy? Lots of good information on there site and very well organized.
|Yesterday 09:17 AM|
The tube does look great John.
|Yesterday 09:04 AM|
well john how does it feel being an spi thug ?
looks great .
|11-30-2016 11:42 PM|
Amazing stuff John!
|11-30-2016 08:17 PM|
|John long||Sorry. Double post|
|11-30-2016 08:09 PM|
I made the tube today...Started by forming the tube in my home made slip roll with a little extra length.
It fit really well and I could have left it alone but......
......the origional factory piece had three beads around it. I decided to duplicate the origional piece. I laid out the pattern and tied it with safety wire so the bead rolling process would not destroy its shape.
I personally like the end result. It looks like the factory piece to me.
All that is left is to trim it flush with the bottom of the trunk pan. I am pleased.
|11-30-2016 04:17 AM|
Excellent little patch.
The average Joe woulda welded two bits together.
|11-29-2016 05:31 PM|
One of the things I have not done is address a little rust in the fuel door "box" on the car. It appeared to me that we could make the piece and tip the collar where it transitions to the tube the fuel pipe runs up through. After a couple of tries though Tim and I gave up and changed our plan of attack.
Instead of tipping the ring we startted with a 90 degree and stretched the radius into it and then formed the area that makes the bottom ot the "box."
Here you can see the small area of rust we needed to eliminate.
My first step was to remove the tube that the filler pipe runs through and break the welds loose that held it to the transition coller on the bottom of the "box."
After making a pattern, Tim and I formed a 90 degree piece and stretched one side in the shrinker/stretcher jaws forming the radius of the tube. After we had the radious formed we finished it off making it fit the floor of the fill door box.
Here it is sitting in place but as of yet it has not been welded in.......Thanksgiving dinner beckoned.
|11-13-2016 08:30 AM|
|Kma4444||MAN O MAN!!!! I step away for a couple days and look what happens! That's just great John, really. I need to give SPI color a try on my next project (Viper). I love the epoxy and the universal clear is like a surfacer it sprays so "full". Car looks magnificent, I love a tidy undercarriage|
|11-12-2016 10:53 PM|
That looks damn good. My late brother had a 53 Belair Convertible back when he was 17. It never looked as good as yours.
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