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Old 07-14-2013, 09:18 PM
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I got the bottom of the passenger door just about done, Whooo hoooo!



The rust still has my number, it's kicking my ***.



I know one thing, I want to get that roof back on!

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Old 07-14-2013, 10:18 PM
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Today, my son & I actually finished and tested out the forklift that somehow followed me home a couple of weeks ago. It now runs and drives like brand new - we even snuck it out for a test drive up and down the street. Sweet!

Now, since this li'l puppy can lift a LOT and high enough, too, I can make up a "man cage" and actually get on with putting the insulation and ceiling into my shop so I can get stuff inside outta the rain & weather - and I can winter ehat the shop and actually do stuff in there, too!
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:25 AM
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I got the bottom of the passenger door just about done, Whooo hoooo!



The rust still has my number, it's kicking my ***.



I know one thing, I want to get that roof back on!

Brian
The door looks great Brian.

I, like you, would really like to find a practical solution to some rust issues. Fortunately there is paint on the body and I expect to find silver metal under it. My rust issues are on or under the floors or inside the car (mostly).

I am looking forward to getting my MIG tank filled tomorrow and getting back to fabricating.

John

PS Congratulations on the forklift Dave.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:03 AM
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That rust mort seems to be working good for you john, if you were to use a wire wheel over thatto clean it up before you retreat it it might help a lot...
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:09 AM
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That rust mort seems to be working good for you john, if you were to use a wire wheel over thatto clean it up before you retreat it it might help a lot...
I will do that Mike. I can't get the cup wheel in the channel. I will have to see if I hve a twisted wire wheel that can get in the channel. i think i do.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:38 AM
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Those channels you have John, I think I would have to have those sand blasted. I am fortunate enough to have a sandblaster just a mile or so from my work, hardly out of the way. He is pretty aggressive though, but for "hard parts" it's the only way to go. All my suspension and frame and stuff like that its' a no brainer, he will be doing it. But the sheetmetal stuff I need to find a new guy for that. I am really thinking about having the cab blasted, minus the back and the roof, but the rest is pretty tough and can't be hurt too easy so I will let them do it.

I had a furniture refinishers years ago who use to blast for me. They could strip the paint from a beer can without damaging it,t hey were great, but alas they are gone darn it.

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:50 AM
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I agree with you Brian. I probably ought to knock the end out of my small sand blast cabinet and extend it. That way I could blast half of a piece, turn it around and do the other half.

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Oh yeah baby! I don't care what is in your life, if you can get out to something like that once in a while you got it made.

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I just got back from Loudon NH Nascar race, 90+ deg every day with 100,000 other drunk people, the beach looks much better. I can't help it I like going left. sc
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:00 PM
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Just bought a 1990 Camaro three piece spoiler.
As the hatch needed adjusting, the metal part tends to move away from the glass over the years.
So I decided to do both at once, figuring itīs easier to install the center part of the spoiler on the bench.
Support the rear hatch to remove the struts, preferring to use a wide support as a broom handle or similar lets the glass wobble side to side.
And that glass is very heavy.


Once removed the inner side needed plenty of cleaning, then I painted it.



I did try to find the location of the holes with a paper template but it failed.
I did get the outer holes then placed the spoiler on to them and pressed down, the other studs left their mark and I drilled there.
First fitting.
http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/da...AXKdJinYgb.jpg

The holes are pretty large to allow alignment, and my inner panel is not the same as a 1990 model, so it doesīnt look so nice from the backside.
On 1990 model these holes are plugged with grommets.


Finally got this part completed, luckily my car was fitted with the high level brake light so the connection was there for the spoiler mounted brake light.
Much nicer and cleaner.


The side pieces I will fit at a later date, it involves removing inside trim and tailights.
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Just bought a 1990 Camaro three piece spoiler.
As the hatch needed adjusting, the metal part tends to move away from the glass over the years.
So I decided to do both at once, figuring itīs easier to install the center part of the spoiler on the bench.
Support the rear hatch to remove the struts, preferring to use a wide support as a broom handle or similar lets the glass wobble side to side.
And that glass is very heavy.


Once removed the inner side needed plenty of cleaning, then I painted it.



I did try to find the location of the holes with a paper template but it failed.
I did get the outer holes then placed the spoiler on to them and pressed down, the other studs left their mark and I drilled there.
First fitting.
http://www.hotrodders.com/gallery/da...AXKdJinYgb.jpg

The holes are pretty large to allow alignment, and my inner panel is not the same as a 1990 model, so it doesīnt look so nice from the backside.
On 1990 model these holes are plugged with grommets.


Finally got this part completed, luckily my car was fitted with the high level brake light so the connection was there for the spoiler mounted brake light.
Much nicer and cleaner.


The side pieces I will fit at a later date, it involves removing inside trim and tailights.
damn malc i would have traded u for my non 3rd brake 3 piece spoiler i have to drill extra holes to use the non brake light version the , one that u have would have bolted on my car

if u need i can supply u with the locations of the holes for the side pieces , since my car has them factory
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Thanks if you could itīd be a great help.
Really makes my butt pucker drilling holes in a virgin panel the risk of being off is nerve wracking.

I found these videos to be a great help.




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Old 07-15-2013, 11:34 PM
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Got myself a new grinder, went out and tested it and did some planning on the cab. Sure isn't much but just getting out there to the garage keeps it going.

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Thanks if you could itīd be a great help.
Really makes my butt pucker drilling holes in a virgin panel the risk of being off is nerve wracking.
the holes are quite large actually so even if they arent perfect u will have room for adjustment

when i get out of work today i will get u measurements with pictures
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I did not get much done today but did spend my 5 minutes in the garage. I retreated the body mount channel with Rust Mort, hooked up the full bottle of argon (25/75) to my MIG and kind of planned my next steps with the BelAir.

I have a badly deteriorated frame mount that I believe I will replace before I continue on with the body mounts. I bought some 12 gauge to make it out of yesterday. I dread drilling out the rivets but it will be good to get it behind me. Fortunately it is the only rotten frame mount I have found......so far.

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Sorry Malc I'm just now getting out of work at11 pm. Ill try to grab those measurements tommorrow for u
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