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Old 03-11-2014, 04:43 PM
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Where does one find bungie cords that are 1959 appropriate?

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At the antique store, of course, along with all our childhood toys....

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Where does one find bungie cords that are 1959 appropriate?
I believe they were used in air craft landing gear at the time, and are mentioned in GM's 1957 Chevrolet Stock Car Competition Guide
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:57 PM
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The 57 black widow used them on nascar
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:50 PM
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LOL, My blood running off the panel does not show in this picture. It is OK, I can spare a little.

Getting close to being ready to drill for my plug welds and cutting out for the body mount but going to go,ahead and make the other side first in case this needs to be tweaked more than I expect.

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Old 03-11-2014, 08:58 PM
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John, that floor is looking absolutely beautiful!

I got out there tonight and sanded my glovebox to paint. I also dug into my stock (if you only knew how much I had, kinda crazy) I found that I had a quart of SEM "Trim black" (Unopened!) and that is what I am going to use. I'll be damned if I am going to go buy something.


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feeling very lucky my ankle is somehow feeling a lot better. I think tomorrow I might be able to get back into the garage after work, but man it feels so good to just lift my feet up and not have anyone expect you to do something, so I'm gonna milk it for one more day. It looks really purple though but looks worse than it feels, but still very tender. The Avenger left and the customer was happy but I wasn't cause I only focus on what I need to improve on. Anyhow, tomorrow I paint a silver focus with Martin's idea of blending on a stand. Front door getting completely painted, fender completely painted, and then the blend will go from the front door to back. Will try everything as I would if it were on the car and will post the results when it's put together. Lot of painting tomorrow and the boss loves this idea.
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not blending into hood?
no, it's one of those ones we're trying to save from the crusher. Will definitely compare the parts to the hood though before doing the fender and will adjust my spray technique up top to accommodate light/dark differences. good thing is, it only shares a smaller than usual sliver on top of the fender that's on the same plane as the hood. I'm excited to try this blend on the stand and also another go at a clear burn in on the a pillar.
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I finished up and mounted my pesky rad support ( thanks to Brain's pics )
and finally got oil to the top of that 235.

Nothing 1800psi of compressed nitrogen blowing backwards couldn't fix! I had something in the engine block journal pulled up. No idea what. But when that 1800psi went through, the oil pump made a bad bad sound. I think I had it spinning backwards, kinda might have dried up the pump. LOL, it is all good now.
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Argh... transmission

Been trying to figure this darned transmission out and get it put back together and bolted back up.

I stubbornly refuse to do anything else until this thing is done. Plus, all the bolts, brackets and everything else is right where I need them when I'm ready to bolt it back in. If I move anything I may never find what I'm looking for. Meanwhile the shop is a mess and I have upholstery to tackle next.

Time for a bigger shop!
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:43 AM
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That looks like my bench.......only yours is clean.

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Old 03-12-2014, 09:19 PM
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This thing left yesterday but was busy masking so these were the only pics I got. This job didn't turn out perfect but it did a lot for me in terms of progression. I learned A LOT from this job. It definitely helped a lot in the outcome of today's spray.



we should have buffed the front door cause I know the blend didn't go that far on this one. It looks much better in person but from this pic you can clearly see a deeper color on the rear door. aka dull clear on front door.



The boss was more than happy to give Martin's tip a try when I told him all the time we would save. If it were a tip that would require more time though I'm not sure he'd feel the same way. This color was HARD to blend plus there was body work in the middle. Didn't give me much room to blend but pulled it off. The blend took up 70% of the door but on the bottom it almost went all the way. Couldn't help it. I had to balance out what would be better to live with. All in all, I think we could have helped ourselves had the boss given me time to spray a spray out card, but I'm starting to think most colors that are close are pretty blendible, and I say this because when I got my coverage coat on the blend panel(rear door) it looked HORRIBLE! I was worried that there was no way I'd get a good blend with it but with no time for a spray out, using the best available chip, this had to do. I guess I can't celebrate so soon til the door is on the car but I'm happy to know there's still some of the original color(30% of door) that will mate with quarter.



got my second shot at a clear burn in. Burned it in where those two spot welds are on the right and on the rocker lip. I nailed it almost perfectly. One little area I sprayed the solvent too thick but it won't need to be rubbed. It's pretty much undetectable and much better than I thought it would be. I decided to have multi layers of back masks. One for the base to keep it away. Peel that up. spray the clear. Peel the next up. Spray slow reducer with a tad of clear. Then peel the last one, which is just tape, then give it one last squirt. Even had some 2500 beyond the last line of protection. Couldn't be happier with it.





One thing I finally did was grow some balls when spraying clear with a 1.4. I said what the heck and went for it. I was sick of babying it. So I got one tiny sag on one of the doors and by the door handle, but think it was worth it. Anyhow, tomorrow he wants this car to go so I hope he gives me some time to buff it.



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Old 03-12-2014, 09:30 PM
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Glad it is working for you Henry.

I started playing with the sheet of low carbon cold roll today. It will interesting to see how it forms compared to the standard cold roll. I can already tell it is more malleable and should form easier and stretch further than the standard cold roll.

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Mr John, looks great! I hope he new cold rolled works out for you. You knows I am scared to death of cold rolled.

I am working on cleaning up and refurbishing my dizzy. I am going to be driving by Easter. No windows, no front sheet metal. Just me and my goggles.
I might just tie the doors shut.
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Today I did something really different!

One of my neighbours has a bunch of apple trees. A recent ice & snow storm, plus wind had knocked one of them over. As I was going past his place I saw him trying to cut branches and stuff off it with a hand saw. I stopped, chatted with him for a bit and after some discussion, went home, got some chains and truckers tow straps, as well as my chainsaw.

Fired up the ancient Stihl 041 and trimmed a bunch of the top weight off the tree, and then hooked up my pickup and pulled the tree back upright.

We'll see if it survives.
If not - he's no worse off than he was this morning, and I'll use the p/u to pull it out by the roots, and cut it all up for firewood
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