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John long 07-20-2013 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects (Post 1696144)
You mean this qualifies me as automotively mental....:welcome:

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...psdb68f934.jpg

Heh, Heh, Heh, Wow, My friends call that a John Long car. That is cool. i think I see the edge of a new floor pan assembly in the picture.

Why don't you start a thread and let us follow along.

John

MARTINSR 07-20-2013 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects (Post 1696144)
You mean this qualifies me as automotively mental....:welcome:

Yep, you are a sick man! :mwink:

Brian

carolinacustoms 07-20-2013 10:58 AM

I must say I LOVE my rotisserrie. Best money I have spent on a tool yet. Is that a 68-69 charger? I would be a little more impressed if you and John had found something a little rusty to work on...:D

Kelly

Too Many Projects 07-20-2013 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by carolinacustoms (Post 1696189)
I must say I LOVE my rotisserrie. Best money I have spent on a tool yet. Is that a 68-69 charger? I would be a little more impressed if you and John had found something a little rusty to work on...:D

Kelly

No, it's a '67 GTO.

Maybe this one will be rusty enough. Actually this is all that was left after we removed the rust...:drunk:

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...psdaaccd7a.jpg

carolinacustoms 07-20-2013 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects (Post 1696196)
No, it's a '67 GTO.

Maybe this one will be rusty enough. Actually this is all that was left after we removed the rust...:drunk:

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/...psdaaccd7a.jpg


Sorry didn't mean to cuss you're car:D, I just saw the rear window area and thought of a charger. They don't call them "rustangs" for nothing I guess. You guys keep posting pictures, it lets me know I'm not the only one crazy enough to work on these types of cars. Sometimes, I think I should've named the shop "Last resort restorations" because I think I get the jobs nobody else will do:drunk:

Kelly

MARTINSR 07-20-2013 08:22 PM

Yeah that Mustang non removable cowl top was NOT a good design was it! :pain::drunk:

I did make a pretty neat little fix for those years ago. I made a flat piece of metal that would cover the hole up from the underside. In the middle of the hole I made a round hole the shape and size of the one in the cowl. I ran a strip of metal around that hole going up into the hole on the cowl. This was all painted and then using urethane seam sealer I installed it up into the hole from the underside. Most certainly not the right way to fix the rusted out holes with water coming in but for the quick fix on those cars when they were a common daily driver, it did the trick.

Brian

John long 07-20-2013 09:20 PM

Can't believe you guys fool with that rusty stuff. :mwink:

Finished my frame mount and started third row body mount at front of seat area.

John

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps135a8f64.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psc804f6df.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...psb6d75793.jpg

carolinacustoms 07-20-2013 10:25 PM

John, I look forward to your future posts, when you aren't working on such easy stuff. I can't wait until you start a thread on a rough, rusty car that needs a lot of fabrication......... Maybe then you can really show us what you can do:thumbup:

All joking aside, you have an amazing set of skills and ability, not to mention the patience of a saint. Looking good, another day or two and she will be ready for some base coat:D

Kelly

MARTINSR 07-21-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by carolinacustoms (Post 1696375)
John, I look forward to your future posts, when you aren't working on such easy stuff. I can't wait until you start a thread on a rough, rusty car that needs a lot of fabrication......... Maybe then you can really show us what you can do:thumbup:

All joking aside, you have an amazing set of skills and ability, not to mention the patience of a saint. Looking good, another day or two and she will be ready for some base coat:D

Kelly

It's just so damn funny how different each of our projects can be and how different we can all do things. John is breaking this car down and taking each piece that is too damaged and recreating it. Once all the parts are recreated the car will be whole again, this car that was largely written off will be cruising down the road with Johns smiling face behind the wheel, how cool is that!

I just dig seeing each of these parts, setting right there among the rusted, unusable originals, PILES of rusted unusable pieces, being recreated one at a time.

Brian

John long 07-21-2013 08:43 PM

Just a litter further down the road.

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...pse63bd0a3.jpg

1971BB427 07-21-2013 08:53 PM

I sure enjoy seeing the progress and pieces you've built for the old Chevy! Thanks for sharing with us John!

496CHEVY3100 07-21-2013 09:01 PM

If I could build those parts ,,whick I Can.t,i woukd forget where they went LOL.:D

John long 07-21-2013 09:02 PM

It is getting pretty redundant. I have 5 more to make. That is just back to the rear axle. I doubt that anyone wants to see pictures of 5 more of these things but at least you will know I am plugging away. It will become more interesting when I get the mounts made, tie it all into the inner rockers and start to build the floor pans. I do believe (hope) they are getting less complicated as I work my way back so hopefully it will go more quickly.

John

John long 07-21-2013 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 1696642)
If I could build those parts ,,whick I Can.t,i woukd forget where they went LOL.:D

Anyone can do this David. Basically, the only thing I am using is shrinker/stretcher jaws and a MIG welder. It is time consuming but not complicated nor does it take some abnormal amount of skill.

Patience, Yea. Lots of it......

John

MARTINSR 07-21-2013 09:14 PM

Don't worry about being redundant with the photos of similar parts, show different angles and such and different times of construction so we get a good idea of how you pull off your art. :D

Brian


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