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Old 03-23-2013, 11:27 AM
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I do my own blocking for first round of primer in 150-180 then on the second app I might go 240 then 320 and then the painter will soft block it with some 400. I'm also soft blocking at the 320 stage. Obviously this depends on how much is on the second application of primer cause it can be too many step ups if there's not at least 2-3 coats on it. So with the old painter there was no more than 3-4 coats of primer(not applications) in total, with this painter it's 4-6 coats within 2 prime applications. So he's definitely doing us favors and it shows, and thanks to that it gives me a feeling of teamwork around here instead of "me-me-me". Great addition to the team for sure.
That's nice that you have control up to paint prep. It stinks when they do all the blocking. Even with collision work it sucks sometimes, you put your heart into something and then look over there and they are blocking it with an orbital sander.

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Old 03-23-2013, 06:34 PM
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Been working on a '67 GTO for the past couple years. I welded in the right rear wheel well pieces today. Already replaced the lower front door pillars, outer rockers, left front toe board and complete floor pan. Now that both the rear wheel wells are in, I will put the body back on the frame for final fit of the 1 piece trunk pan mounting locations. It's getting closer everytime I work on it. Still need to weld in the tail panel and then start on the trunk extention and rear window cove repairs.





Last year...





Last month welding in the floor pan and inner rockers. I had already replaced the outers.





Couple weeks ago...





Today...

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:23 PM
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Spent the morning at a small swap meet, then headed home and spent the day welding and fabbing. Got all my straight axle mounts finish welded, and tacked to the frame. Then finished welding in all the box tubing up front. The straight axle is tacked in now, so got rid of the C clamps and it's a roller again!
Got the sawzall out and chopped the column out of the Falcon, and drilled some mounting holes to mount the '95 Camaro column into the Falcon. Still need to fab up the mount on the lower firewall, but it's in place and just a few small bolts through the floor will make it solid now.
Maybe I need to wire up the air bag and get it working? NOT!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:46 PM
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Got up at 3am, left at 5am drove 100 mi. Showed on of my dogs at a dog show. Drove back 100 miles. Replaced alt and belt on one van. Repaired squeeky brakes on second van. Cleaned out 6 years crap out of one trailer. Mowed 3 acres crass. Found out can't see sh** out of new prescription sunglasses while facing evening sun. Ran over driveway light with mower. Said crap and called it quits.

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:55 PM
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I went to my sister-in-laws house to paint a bedroom. Found mildewed drywall, any questions?

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:17 AM
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I went to my sister-in-laws house to paint a bedroom. Found mildewed drywall, any questions?

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So you tore it all out ???dont they make some kind of magic mildew paint like POR -15 that you can just paint right over it ...I'm kidding of coarse , your using water board? (green sheetrock),Thats usually used in kitchens and baths some insulation would be nice ...Seems like theres more to this story....

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Old 03-24-2013, 06:45 AM
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That green you see was the color of the room. I am using regular old sheetrock. Yeah I could have patched and messed with it and primed it but it was real bad and I knew it needed to be replaced. The real concern was what the inside of the walls looked like, we didn't know until we ripped it out that it looked like new. But that rock was soft and stunk pretty bad removing it so I am glad we removed it. There were some holes from the moisture here and there that needed patching anyway. I sure as heck don't want to be doing this stuff this weekend missing the Goodguys, but it was the right thing to do.

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you must live somewhere warm. no insulation. I would probably rip out the rest of the sheet rock, insulate put up a vapor barrier and new green sheet rock. then start tapping the fun part. I spent 35 years building houses its no fun what you have to do. sc
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:29 AM
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Don't you dare suggest me ripping the rest of that rock out! No really, please don't suggest that, she wanted me to insulate that area right there, told her sorry I wasn't going to take the time to do that I am in over my head as it is on this project.

Yep, this is sunny California, having the whole house insulated of course would be nice but in this case it isn't going to happen. It's a flat top too, not the most efficient design.

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Been working on a '67 GTO for the past couple years. I welded in the right rear wheel well pieces today. Already replaced the lower front door pillars, outer rockers, left front toe board and complete floor pan. Now that both the rear wheel wells are in, I will put the body back on the frame for final fit of the 1 piece trunk pan mounting locations. It's getting closer everytime I work on it. Still need to weld in the tail panel and then start on the trunk extention and rear window cove repairs.
Very nice work and it sure is coming together!
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:37 AM
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Yes very nice.

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Well, I did get out to the garage yesterday, and it really does have to be my sanctuary, lol, my mind is so much clearer now. I got my S10 on stands, the exhaust out, driveshaft out and started on the transmission when a buddy called to see if I could come up. He is freshening up a late model 350 in his 1925 "rodster" he calls it. He said he couldn't get the cam to come out and wanted to know what the difference was in his motor and an older 350 other than the rear seal. Sooo, I went on over and as soon as I walked in his garage I saw the problem.
He still had the engine hanging on the cherry picker, away from his "rodster", and what caught my eye was the fuel pump bolted to the block. It happens to all of us I told him, you know, brain farts, blonde moments etc... lol. He started talkin about my '89 Chevy, I changed it over to HEI and a quadrajet about a year ago, and why I didn't have to go with a manual pump. I told him some of the late model motors cam didn't have the lobe for a manual pump. My motor just happened to be one so I am running the electric pump in the tank and just run a regulator to get the fuel pressure down. I also advised him to go back with a roller cam as his block is setup for it. Anyway, I decided to hang around there for awhile so I didn't get anything else done to my S10 but I did have a great day.
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It is good to see the work you Guys are getting done. Barb and I are in Nashville watching the grandkids for spring break. We will have to take a break and get back to our bragging in a few days.

Spending time with the kids is right up there with hot rods anyway.

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Changed the oil on my 03 pt cruiser. Also cleaned it up some on the interior. Time is coming to replace it soon though. Got to figure out the best option for my limited budget so that I can work on paying off my other debts.
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i cleaned up a set of rims that i bought for 100 bucks
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