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Today 10:50 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, When you check your mail box, I think you will find "frugal" still exists.

John
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You're lucky I wasn't drinking anything or you would owe me a new keyboard....
Today 09:10 AM
1971BB427 That firewall is such a drastic difference, compared to the rust you've found and repaired in the lowest parts of the car! Looks almost like new!
Today 08:53 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
MONEY !! What money, did I win some money for this suggestion ?? What happened to frugal...
LOL, When you check your mail box, I think you will find "frugal" still exists.

John
Today 08:40 AM
Too Many Projects
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I think you are right on the money. That is the way I am going to go.
John
MONEY !! What money, did I win some money for this suggestion ?? What happened to frugal...
Today 08:29 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Removing the reinforcement is the route I would take also. You KNOW there is no paint on the backside or under it, on the cowl. The removal process would address all those issues...
I think you are right on the money. That is the way I am going to go.

My wife is coming up with Thanksgiving honey do's. how inconvenient.

John
Today 07:39 AM
Too Many Projects Removing the reinforcement is the route I would take also. You KNOW there is no paint on the backside or under it, on the cowl. The removal process would address all those issues...
Today 06:50 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
planed to stop by and visit a little with you yesterday on my way back from Clarksville ,,Nashville ,, but was having truck problems , ,Mabe soon
I wondered if your issues started when you were on the road. I hate you could not stop. I am sorry you have been having to deal with all these issues but the welcome mat is out anytime.

I hope you and the rest of the gang here have a blessed Thanksgiving.

John
Yesterday 11:10 PM
496CHEVY3100 planed to stop by and visit a little with you yesterday on my way back from Clarksville ,,Nashville ,, but was having truck problems , ,Mabe soon
Yesterday 10:34 PM
John long I drilled out the spot welds in the vertical supports and finished removing them.

I got most of the undercoating and grease cleaned off of the firewall tonight but did find one issue that is worse than I expected.

The firewall is really in great shape with good metal, lots of paint. It will look good when I get the holes welded up.




The problem is the reinforcement on the side of the cowl just below the hinges. It is rusted behind it and to complicate matters, it is a double panel and I don't have access to it from the rear. I will either have to cut out the panel behind the cowl or drill out the spot welds, remove the reinforcement, repair the rust and weld it back together.

I believe this is the route I will go. It will let me run the reinforcement through my sand blast cabinet and know when I put it back together, it is good, clean, solid metal.

John




Here is what it looks like from the rear.



Hang with me and I will take some pictures as I make the repair.
11-23-2014 10:51 AM
123pugsy :thum bup: to the new windows.

Nice score John.
11-23-2014 09:42 AM
John long
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i didn't have to twist his arm too much did i Mitch? knowing John though, he'll have it all spotless before we get there - and he says i'm the neat freak!
Ha, On the cleanest day of the year my garage is a pig pen compared to Tim's.

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Awesome! they look to be in great shape, you've been hunting for those for a while now right?
I really have. I have the ones from the hard top and convertible but they are pretty pitted.


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That's smart on his part. If someone were willing to clean my shop, I would go out and buy whatever cleaning equipment they wanted...

Those vent assemblies look REALLY nice for a driver. He'll probably send them out for re-chrome, though...
When it comes to pot metal, It is usually cheaper to buy good cores to have plated than it is to pay to have pitted ones plated even if they are free cores. Looking at the pictures closely, I do believe these will have to be plated. It looks like someone has cleaned them with steel wool. I won the auction for 139.00 for the pair so I think it was a good buy.

The seller listed them as 1953 Bel Air but never used the word Chevy or Chevrolet so I think a lot of potential bidders never saw them........My good fortune.

John
11-23-2014 09:03 AM
Too Many Projects
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i didn't have to twist his arm too much did i Mitch? knowing John though, he'll have it all spotless before we get there - and he says i'm the neat freak!
That's smart on his part. If someone were willing to clean my shop, I would go out and buy whatever cleaning equipment they wanted...

Those vent assemblies look REALLY nice for a driver. He'll probably send them out for re-chrome, though...
11-23-2014 08:36 AM
ttrotter
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Lord knows I try to take care of him. He is my favorite son in law.

Look what I won on Ebay tonight!

John

Awesome! they look to be in great shape, you've been hunting for those for a while now right?
11-23-2014 08:34 AM
ttrotter
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Good of you to take care of Tim and repair his shop tool..
i didn't have to twist his arm too much did i Mitch? knowing John though, he'll have it all spotless before we get there - and he says i'm the neat freak!
11-22-2014 09:48 PM
John long
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Good of you to take care of Tim and repair his shop tool..
Lord knows I try to take care of him. He is my favorite son in law.

Look what I won on Ebay tonight!

John

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