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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
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Yep. I'm a member there but have not done much lately. I find myself not looking at many hot rod related sites while I'm building the house.
I can certainly understand that. I do not multi-task well myself.

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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Hey, What ever happened to all those SPI user haters?? I guess they all lasted about as long as the products they use.
I suspect they are out there. Some people are just negative by nature.

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Originally Posted by cgates View Post
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.
You know I might be tempted to try Wanda. From what I read it is reasonably priced and has good coverage. With that said, I have not used it and am not in a position to recommend it.

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.

John






Yesterday 03:02 PM
cgates
Good Job

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
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
It feels pretty doggone good to be honest Shine! Since PPG went to pot I did not lnow where to turn until I started reading about the guys who loved the SPI products. Not only did I love the products but after getting to know Barry Kives, I found myself looking forward to doing business with him. He is quite a guy.

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.



Thanks Pugsy. From one thug to another, I appreciate that!

Have you visited the SPI forum Pugsy? Lots of good information on there site and very well organized.

John
Yep. I'm a member there but have not done much lately. I find myself not looking at many hot rod related sites while I'm building the house.
Yesterday 09:39 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by shine View Post
well john how does it feel being an spi thug ?





looks great .
It feels pretty doggone good to be honest Shine! Since PPG went to pot I did not lnow where to turn until I started reading about the guys who loved the SPI products. Not only did I love the products but after getting to know Barry Kives, I found myself looking forward to doing business with him. He is quite a guy.

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.

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I've used some....I want to join the Thug Club also, ha......

The tube does look great John.
Thanks Pugsy. From one thug to another, I appreciate that!

Have you visited the SPI forum Pugsy? Lots of good information on there site and very well organized.

John
Yesterday 09:17 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by shine View Post
well john how does it feel being an spi thug ?





looks great .
I've used some....I want to join the Thug Club also, ha......

The tube does look great John.
Yesterday 09:04 AM
shine well john how does it feel being an spi thug ?





looks great .
11-30-2016 11:42 PM
MARTINSR Amazing stuff John!

Brian
11-30-2016 08:17 PM
John long Sorry. Double post
11-30-2016 08:09 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Excellent little patch.
The average Joe woulda welded two bits together.
LOL, I may yet. After I made the tube it doesn't fit worth a crxp. I destroyed it in the process of trying to fit it.

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.

John

11-30-2016 04:17 AM
123pugsy Excellent little patch.
The average Joe woulda welded two bits together.
11-29-2016 05:31 PM
John long 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
Rip VW John,

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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