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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 PM
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I am thankful that, unlike Mike, Henry and others, I am doing this for a hobby and not a profession. If I want to spend 3 weeks on 2 doors that is my business and no one else's. I finished blocking them today with 320 wet and and hope to seal them tomorrow with 2 coats of reduced epoxy. They blocked out very well. With a little luck, they should be painted, color sanded and buffed by next weekend. In Brian's words. . WaaHoooo!!

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Momma just brought me a Toddy for the Body. Good way to end the day.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:13 PM
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Good stuff John, you aren't ready for the WOO HOOOO until you get it painted, don't get ahead of yourself.

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57 3100 V8 truck

today i pressure washed the whole truck 4 hours . probly 56 years of dirt and grime ! i found a tag the engine was rebuilt 10-10 on crank and cyl bore 20 even did the inside of cab seat and gas tank out ! even drove it around a little haha three on the tree using a wheel for a seat not sure what gear i was in i think 2nd though what a blast gotta get the brakes working !
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:16 PM
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Yeah brakes are a good thing.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:20 PM
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Good stuff John, you aren't ready for the WOO HOOOO until you get it painted, don't get ahead of yourself.

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LOL. Ah shucks. Just when I was getting excited.........

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LOL. Ah shucks. Just when I was getting excited.........

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Ok, I am thinking, you can break it down into many WOOO HOOO's. So after priming or after blocking, yes John, I am thinking you can go WOOOO HOOOO!

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:38 PM
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Ok, I am thinking, you can break it down into many WOOO HOOO's. So after priming or after blocking, yes John, I am thinking you can go WOOOO HOOOO!

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I don't want to get mushy here but that is good. When I get it buffed I can Woo Hoo again, only louder.

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Wow. this 2nd drink my wife made sure is good.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:56 PM
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I don't want to get mushy here but that is good. When I get it buffed I can Woo Hoo again, only louder.

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Wow. this 2nd drink my wife made sure is good.
Just don't be drinking and blocking, that can be self defeating.

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I got out to the garage and put some work into transfer seat. Here is the frame and the seat with the middle cut out of them.





So then I am talking to a friend and he comes up with the idea that I should simply remove the seat from the car and get rotating seat from a van that will simply bolt in there for when I am going to be taking him. It only happens a couple of times a year for the Goodguys. I can swap a seat in minutes! I am going to go over to the wrecking yard and see what they have there in the vans.

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I got out to the garage and put some work into transfer seat. Here is the frame and the seat with the middle cut out of them.





So then I am talking to a friend and he comes up with the idea that I should simply remove the seat from the car and get rotating seat from a van that will simply bolt in there for when I am going to be taking him. It only happens a couple of times a year for the Goodguys. I can swap a seat in minutes! I am going to go over to the wrecking yard and see what they have there in the vans.

Brian
Martin ,im sure you know ,but i thought i would remind you 73-77 monte carlo and chevelle lagunas had swivel seats offered as well ,i boubht a new 73 monte with swibel seats on both sides ,then you could use your seats with swivel brackets it would look original and serve the purpose your freind needs also , also earlier thunderbirds had these and some 63-64 galaxies ,hope this might help you.If i ever need help i hope there is someone like you around A True Freind ,if i were closer to you i would help with your project,if you wanted any. Goog luck with find.
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I am thankful that, unlike Mike, Henry and others, I am doing this for a hobby and not a profession. If I want to spend 3 weeks on 2 doors that is my business and no one else's. I finished blocking them today with 320 wet and and hope to seal them tomorrow with 2 coats of reduced epoxy. They blocked out very well. With a little luck, they should be painted, color sanded and buffed by next weekend. In Brian's words. . WaaHoooo!!

John L

Momma just brought me a Toddy for the Body. Good way to end the day.
I cant think of a more enjoyable hobby john ..There nothing worse than getting burned out ,doing this for a living and hating it.
Once I left the rat race behind everything changed,I started working on the rods and learning metalwork at my own pace and found it much more enjoyable..especially when you have all the time you want to get everything just right...
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I am thankful that, unlike Mike, Henry and others, I am doing this for a hobby and not a profession. If I want to spend 3 weeks on 2 doors that is my business and no one else's. I finished blocking them today with 320 wet and and hope to seal them tomorrow with 2 coats of reduced epoxy. They blocked out very well. With a little luck, they should be painted, color sanded and buffed by next weekend. In Brian's words. . WaaHoooo!!

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Momma just brought me a Toddy for the Body. Good way to end the day.
I admire that but am not envious cause the flip side is that repetition makes you sharp as a knife. Of course I fall in love with every car I do and get crap for trying to do too much but the practice will help me later when I'm in my garage getting two doors done in a couple days, cause if I didn't have that goal in dream of doing my own I'd go crazy fighting the boss on repairs. So in a way I'm envious of the fact you get to take your time but at the same time I'm taking a step that will help me be more efficient when I'm working on MY time. When you are in the rat race as DB says(and he's right!) you have to blur your vision and picture yourself on a cherry boat with pin up models and all the beer you can drink.
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