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Old 12-30-2012, 02:31 PM
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That's amazing you do that by hand. I'm picturing templates and a lot of measuring. When I got my house I KNEW the house my wife wanted wasn't for me cause I wanted the ones with a nice barn away from the house so I could do what I wanted in it, and I see it as a thorn in my backside, but I'll find a way. I'll check that site. Thanks!
You're less than 3 hours from the Santa Cruz Meet. Last year had some excellent shapers there and it was only 50 bucks. Its only two days and well worth the drive.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:22 PM
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Well Today was a success,went in and got the other 1/4 stripped and the deck,and the luck ran out I noticed the rocker has a 3/4"bow in it from a wreak,which might not be so bad if they changed the door like I suspect,the door might not have much filler in it .but I'll be going back to the Pull apart yard for that rocker and replacing it..tomorrow I just have to tape it off and epoxy prime it so I can put it outside and get back to work.on everyone elses cars
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:17 PM
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Ha, I must of threw the hex on ya.

I almost got the front clip ready for primer. Hopefully hit it tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:29 PM
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Thanks alot Brian.

I was hoping that the front end would look good to others as well as me. I don't buy into that line of bull that "its what you like that matters", lol.

Yeah I have always loved that line, What looks "good", well yes there are different opinions, what looks "RIGHT" now that is different. It flows, it fits, it is complete, that is MUCH different than "good".

I can't wait to see it all done.

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Thanks when I get home tomorrow evening I will try that. I posted them in my profile album if anyone wants to go look at them there, but for some reason when I try to post them on this thread it tries for a while and the screen goes white..
Carolina,

All of my pictures that i post for my '34 Beast build are done via photobucket. After uploading the photos, I select the links on the right side of the image. I always select the bottom of link of all of the available choices. Once I highlight and select the bottom hyperlink in its entirety, I then paste it into my post here at hot rodders.com. It has always worked successfully for me.

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P.S. Pugsy, that is Top Top Shelf work Man!!
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Thanks Dead.

tech69: Start with a shrinker and stretcher, a beater bag, and a stump and play with some scrap. You don't even need a wheel to make parts. Of coarse alot of hand planishing would be req'd.

Is Santa Cruz near you? If you go to Metalmeet.com, you'll find they hold a meet there. If you go to the meet, you'll be done.
cool. That will be the next thing I get. I might get the Eastwood pair or maybe Harbor freight and get better jaws when they wear out. Already have the sand bag, plastic mallets, shrinking disk, palm nailer with bits, and a little cheap brake but it's limited.I've done some small patch panels and just beat into shape over the old but nothing special. Thanks again!
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Did some tool organizing and put that black foamy drawer liner stuff in my new toolbox. Got some cheap bags of sockets and put some of those up. One bag had some big 3/4 drive sockets from about 13/16 to a little over 1 inch. It also had a snap on 1 1/16 deep socket 1/2 inch drive and a new brittain same size socket. For 9 dollars. Also got a bag with 5 or 4 USA craftsman 1/2 inch drive sockets roughly an inch plus or minus for 5 dollars, it also had a bunch of other junk in there. I think that was the bag that had some Taiwan 1/2 impact sockets.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:09 PM
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Ok gonna try the photobucket approach so bare with me a little if it takes a few post to get it right lol

here is the before that I posted the other day: I have NO idea why someone felt the need to undercoat everything under the hood including the firewall


And here is a couple of after pictures that I could not get to load:


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Today we got the front metal back on minus the hood......its coming together nicely. Takes forever to get decent gaps on these "shoebox" cars. and Of course the headache of dealing with 56 year old self threading bolts that have been in an out who knows how many times.....

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when I first saw the first pic I was thinking, "WTF?". Then I realized that was the "before" pic and my eye balls were once again soothed with some beautiful pics of the aftermath. Nice work!
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Looks good.

With your new found pic loading talent, I'm sure you could post a few more.
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I got the front clip in epoxy. Tossed the lights in and dropped the two pieces of hood on top.

How would you like this bad boy in your rear view mirror? lol.







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Thanks tech and pugsy, I will get some more when we get a little further along. I have to work my real job tomorrow, but I hope to get it finished up and delivered Thursday.


Pugsy that is some amazing fab work man. Absolutely amazing. You sir have a true talent. You building a car from scratch and it took me almost 2 hours to get the factory hood on the 56 today lol. Those things are a pain to get lined up and get decent gaps all around.
Keep up the great fab work and keep posting those pictures. I hope to someday have the extra cash and time to build something for myself instead of working on everyone else's cars, but I guess as long as I don't have time to do my own because I am doing others is a good thing.
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Thanks tech and pugsy, I will get some more when we get a little further along. I have to work my real job tomorrow, but I hope to get it finished up and delivered Thursday.


Pugsy that is some amazing fab work man. Absolutely amazing. You sir have a true talent. You building a car from scratch and it took me almost 2 hours to get the factory hood on the 56 today lol. Those things are a pain to get lined up and get decent gaps all around.
Keep up the great fab work and keep posting those pictures. I hope to someday have the extra cash and time to build something for myself instead of working on everyone else's cars, but I guess as long as I don't have time to do my own because I am doing others is a good thing.
Thanks carolina. I didn't build the whole car, just a bit on the front.

Glad to hear you're busy. Just keep pumping out the paying jobs, add some employees as you go along and eventually you'll have the time available to work on your own stuff.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:09 PM
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[QUOTE=123pugsy;

Glad to hear you're busy. Just keep pumping out the paying jobs, add some employees as you go along and eventually you'll have the time available to work on your own stuff.[/QUOTE]
I hope that plan works out better than it did for my buddy. He hired two guys to do the bodywork in his shop. Now he stays busy doing the painting, estimates and ordering parts. His wife runs the business end, and he still hasn't had time to touch his '67 Camaro in over a year. Fresh engine still sitting on the engine stand and a r/h quarter still needs welded in, along with a new front clip that needs assembled. All the parts are there, needs assembly.
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