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Old 10-23-2013, 09:27 AM
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Man those wheel houses are HUGE on that car.

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just cut out the lower rear body panel. This thing is swayed like a mother. The floor shifted as the tail light pockets on the bottom are very different from each other gap-wise. One gap is big on the bottom and thin up top, the other side is thin on the bottom and bigger up top. Tried to push on it but it just rolled. Might have to scoot both of them over by releasing the spot welds connecting it to the floor. What a nightmare job. These guys in the office better not say squatt about this job taking long!
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:09 PM
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Decided to finish up the line lock on my Falcon gasser today. Got the lines rerouted through the solenoid and began bleeding with my vacuum pump. Got one wheel done and the pump quit on me! I had to break down and beg my wife to assist with the old fashioned method of her pumping while I bled. Of course I forgot to tell her if it didn't pump up to tell me, and of course I forgot to check the reservoir often enough, so pumped it dry once.
But I finally got it done, and she wasn't too awfully upset at helping, so I got off easy.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:54 PM
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I didn't get to play with mine today. A buddy had ask me several days ago to straighten some stainless trim for the yellow 47 convertible.

I bit the bullet and got that done today.

In a way it was pretty satisfying. This was the first car I ever took off the frame in 1972. It is just now being done again and is still owned by my friend who I sold it to in 1992.

Pretty cool

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Old 10-23-2013, 07:16 PM
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Finally got my hood in second coat of epoxy primer today,after Finally getting all that POR15 off,I have over 30 hours in just the hood and am not finished yet,
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:10 PM
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I worked on working up to cleaning my garages and deciding where and what corner to start in LOL! The Vett is parked outside under the car port and its snowing so I started and the more I clean the more it seems is left


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Old 10-23-2013, 11:15 PM
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:30 PM
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I have a 10 by 30, rebuild room in the back I can't even get into till the garages are cleaned up

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Old 10-24-2013, 12:03 AM
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Classic Industries quarter panel

mocked up the 63 Impala quarter. The great thing about patch panels is that you don't have to mock it up a gazillion times. When you go seam to seam there's a lot less welding but there's a lot of things you have to do to make it fit. Shave here, bend this here, cut this. A lot of that going on today. I'm still fighting it to get it closer to the upper rear body seam and slightly close the decklid gap. I also had to break some spot welds on the tail light pocket to the floor to open up the bottom. Starting to look good, just need about 1/8" in up top. This quarter isn't bad. I'm impressed with this one. The last time I did an Impala quarter skin it had relief cuts all over the place-lol
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:59 AM
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mocked up the 63 Impala quarter. The great thing about patch panels is that you don't have to mock it up a gazillion times. When you go seam to seam there's a lot less welding but there's a lot of things you have to do to make it fit.


This quarter isn't bad. I'm impressed with this one. The last time I did an Impala quarter skin it had relief cuts all over the place-lol
Who's quarter are you using Henry?

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classic industries. Pretty good lines. It's a little off on the tail light pocket but acceptable.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:52 AM
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classic industries. Pretty good lines. It's a little off on the tail light pocket but acceptable.
Classic is just a distributor. Their website doesn't specify the manufacturer, i.e. Goodmark, R-dot, AMD. Is there a tag on the panel ??
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Classic is just a distributor. Their website doesn't specify the manufacturer, i.e. Goodmark, R-dot, AMD. Is there a tag on the panel ??
I'll look for that. I'd assume there's something on the box. There's a whole other quarter still in the box.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:28 AM
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I'll look for that. I'd assume there's something on the box. There's a whole other quarter still in the box.
Cool, thanks knowing which repro panels fit better is a big help for the future.
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As I get ready to go work on this POS Impala, I'm kind of bothered by some things. The 55 Chevy was kicked back to us cause they didn't like the buff job on it and the painter got sour over it. So now he's often talking about how they're "haters" and sit around talking ish. The fact is, he's not buffing it to their expectations. I've heard him go off on those guys twice cause he couldn't take criticism. These guys have been giving us high end hot rods long before he came along and to me it's unimaginable to argue with a repeat customer. He's messing up that relationship and it appears the boss is doing nothing about it. I would never let my employee talk to people like that. This buffing issue is something I addressed with the manager and in a way so he could address the issue and move on but this is what happens. I'm used to it. I hope one day we all can address our shortcomings without letting ego get in the way.
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