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Old 10-04-2016, 06:20 AM
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Well atleast it looks better now.




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Old 10-07-2016, 07:06 AM
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You have everything battened down ?? Probably no Chevelle work this weekend...
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I do as much as possible. I've been working on my nova. The powerglide won't stop overflowing the catch can. Found out it has a ringless shaft without proper rings for the cooling circuit. So it's all apart now. I'm going to bag all of it and get back on the chevelle while I have power and waiting for parts.
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Also a weird thing. My roof skin and drip rails arrived. The drip rails are only for the roof skin. So what the hell am I supposed to do with that?
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:59 AM
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Are you saying they don't extend all the way to the bottom of the quarter glass ??
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Are you saying they don't extend all the way to the bottom of the quarter glass ??

They are just for the roof skin and don't include the A pillar portion. I got this done. I guess this is the right way to go about it.


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Old 10-07-2016, 03:33 PM
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That works for me, just as long as after grinding theres no interference. What did you black it with? I don't know what to call those vertical drip rail pieces but I found em-

https://www.opgi.com/chevelle/C240577/

They usually screw on, not sure on your car but Camaros do.
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That works for me, just as long as after grinding theres no interference. What did you black it with? I don't know what to call those vertical drip rail pieces but I found em-

https://www.opgi.com/chevelle/C240577/

They usually screw on, not sure on your car but Camaros do.
Awesome, thanks! I just used the rustoleum brush on gloss black.
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I got back to the party too late to say the A pillars are a separate piece.

Looks good, but, and I'm not being critical, it looks like you could turn the amps up a little for that heavier metal. The welds don't look like they have enough penetration and are building up a lot. OR, if they do have penetration you can turn the wire speed down a tad.
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I got back to the party too late to say the A pillars are a separate piece.

Looks good, but, and I'm not being critical, it looks like you could turn the amps up a little for that heavier metal. The welds don't look like they have enough penetration and are building up a lot. OR, if they do have penetration you can turn the wire speed down a tad.
Thanks for the advice. I tried to bump it and blew threw so just backed it down. I'll grind it down and give it one more go and another grind down.
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I actually had visualized a plug welded patch for those areas. Maybe several small ones with a horizontal bend for strength and placed inside the beam if possible. I know that metal is probably like tinfoil. Having the patch inside the beam would allow hotter plug welds. Not sure my way would serve any better though, so I didn't rock your boat.
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I actually had visualized a plug welded patch for those areas. Maybe several small ones with a horizontal bend for strength and placed inside the beam if possible. I know that metal is probably like tinfoil. Having the patch inside the beam would allow hotter plug welds. Not sure my way would serve any better though, so I didn't rock your boat.
I thought about doing it that way, but I couldn't figure out a way to make it connect the entire structure. I also found it easiest to not weld in a rusted spot. I just have this sheet metal experience and any time there is rust, it blows right through. I'm assuming it's due to it being thin, not clean in the pours, deteriorated metal. I had to whip up a brass spoon to do the giant plug on the left of the rear patch. The rear patch was rusted on the underside as well so I cut that out too. I welded that in first and welded to that for the outside patch.

What's the best tactic for the front portion on the passenger side?
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First, get the lead out and clean the whole area. I'm having trouble discerning the layers there. Perhaps one of my Camaro threads has a telltale pic of that spot. But you have the other side to look at too, as far as how the panels stack. It might not hurt to screw a simple brace of some sort to the side beam and the front cross brace so nobody moves.

Once it's prepped for surgery I'd hack off that top part over the visor with the funny shaped hole, keeping it as intact as possible. Patch up that piece, make the part that's gone and fit that piece but don't weld yet. Proceed to the next layers working your way down with the same approach. Use your judgement about what contours are essential to duplicate closely, and just make the rest sturdy.

I'll switch to PC shortly and see about finding relevant pics, there should be plenty from the Camaros. You'll probably have it fixed before I can find em lol. But check back.
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Ok thanks. I wish I could say you are right, but the hurricane knocked my power out. So who knows when that is coming back.
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Sorry about that, I've been in a soggy mood lol.

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