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Old 01-22-2020, 02:57 PM
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HOT dang, that's as slick as snot-on-a-doorknob...

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Never seen the aforementioned, but I will agree it's slick.
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Never seen the aforementioned, but I will agree it's slick.
I hear owl snot on a greased glass doorknob is slickest. I remember years ago I said that once and Mitch's Mrs. wanted to know how I knew so much about owl snot. I was watching my way through classic Wild Kingdom on utube at the time.

You guys know how I get on a kick with the old shows.

For the record, that particular jewel of vernacular is a vintage colloquialism acquired in my days of more southern living from a Creole gentleman alongside whom I toiled. Once while mixing a bag of alpha jewels into clear gelcoat, I heard him say: "Look at it spark and glit!"

That memory cracks me up to this day. Pure gold.

Edit... that was "relevant" because in central Louisiana in the early 80s... there were still glass doorknobs all over the place. They could be slick!

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Remember the grey 73 T/A? Dude who built that floor goes by "Slick". Started when he was painting bicycles as a teen and people always told him they were slick.

I'm about slicked out for this day and don't have much for the evening show. If I can say I bounced around to various things this afternoon, that oughtta cover it eh?

These flanges didn't end up real tight and it is messy but connected securely. This is the stick head in trunk and look toward knee angle, driver's side.



Close-up shot of the place I started to weld yesterday-



The wide angle, better without a trunkload of crap. Found a use for those flaps.



This is Footloose's beetle door task that I coached on for a few. Told him start by making two L strips-

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Heard a new saying from a tool man today... I was expressing my amazement on a boss accomplishment and the reply: "Ain't you figured it out yet? Gary can crap in a swinging bucket if he wants to."

Ha. Now theres a stunt! I wouldn't bet agin it.

Opened the epoxy floodgate (brushing crevasses) and almost forgot to zap that brace in-





That stuff'll be ready after lunch. Revisit yon briar patch-





Was a tedious AM commute and there were cowl thoughts active as I began so I stared a few moments while in thoughtful mode. Suddenly the felt tip in my hand was uncorked and gesturing wildly-



Didn't figure that would readily translate mentally but it does appear viable. So I allowed myself a brief scribblevision. It could be pretty snug around the mill and just the original cowl shape shrunken sort of visually drapes over the engine's top shape. Probably could work with or without a huffer. We want the supercharger so the intake is off to one side rather than pointed at the radiator.



Howboutat? Our cubby opportunity has shrunk considerably since last serious ponder.

Painter doing his thing... stripes going black. Owner wants to see it together and striped before deciding to put the big Pantera decals down the sides. Front bumper and spoiler are satin black and I don't think these stripes will wrap all the way down to the bottom of the body. So, SS stripes?

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Thats Footloose and the Ankle Biters working on the bug. This "backup" welder is what he is using and hating.

But its the only one I used the first few years there. The whip spit the liner out one day and I'd had enough of it. Sure tried to find him a usable setting and help it but man it almost acts like theres flux core wire in it. I will be sure he uses the newer Miller for the part that counts. If the gas holds out til next week.
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I believe I have shown this spot before





Thats the 66 Impala A pillar. Other side not as bad. We ARE fixing the car, as the owner feels the point of no return has passed. Cruiser and local meet type car though, no stellar demands. It has crap like this everywhere-



Several of us will probably share the metal work tasks on it, but I am the "hard stuff" guy so its in my future some way or t'other. I am mentally prepared and boss knows to just pull the trigger at will then I do whatever suits the day. Could be last thing, could be anytime. We do have another metal guy due in soon.

We are getting the one piece cabin floor but in the trunk I believe it was pieces which got the nod. Good to have a big Chevy job in the mix. Ever since the 56 Ford sedan delivery left, my hidng place was gone. Roto Imp makes a durn good fence though.
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I leveled her up again (jack under right rail), started checking horizontals to see if the roll pan extension ended up right. It did, nicely. Which is good because that trunk well floor ended up kind of crooked.

Moving upward, bead at bottom of tail panel dips at left end a bit. Thats a mud fix already discussed. Tag pocket top right corner is a little high and sloppy. Trunk front at gap is OK. Back window's top edge is just barely sloppy (yellow lines) but my eye picks it up.



Trunk lid bottom edge, before you gasp... was left rough purposely until now. Foldover edge is a tacked temporary hodgepodge. For the panels to play nice, I needed to slice and tap the top of this down not quite halfway across-



Trimming required on left half, added thick stuff on the right. At least this time is for keeps and I'll refine this until I feel comfortable to weld qtrs to trunk jambs-





While I was leveling things I glanced at the roof top. Hmm, might have some tilt to it or a poofy spot. I am very very ready to have wheels and reminded boss. Having the car sitting as intended will be critical for evaluating that which eludes measurement. Eyeball stuff. The rounded all around roof fits that category.


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Got the gap re-roughed in then started cuts on the stepped right quarter-to-tail panel connection patch. Safely at this point, I can say that when the floor cross braces are level... so be also the roll pan bottom, right half of bead on tail panel, bottom of tag pocket, trunk rear gap at top and bottom, trunk hinges, and bottom of rear window opening almost. Makes me happy to see the wonk retreat from being widespread to more isolated.
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A little blurb or two I forgot to include that nobody else would.

I got the 56 Ford cluster out and did some measuring. For the A dash. After I peek at some pics, I'm ready to see about that with mockery and patterns and I have half a mind to CAD (board) a Mustangy one like I drew, too. Just getting an idea of size will help me, and pushing through a style choice beforehand will help Mike in the next phase. Don't matter who does it but I would just as soon be the guy to make the panel at least to the point of having a fully shaped and bolted shell in place before handing it over. Mike has enough decisions and fuss to make elsewhere.

I saw stripes on the Pantera. Looks like they put a coat of clear over them to sand, to bury edges, then it probably gets more clear. Guaranteed to be slick.

Dash might be in the Cat. Didn't make it back there today. One guy was helping finish a go kart build over the weekend and from his description I can see why a lot of those have throttle governors. Said it gets squirrely when you romp it from a 30MPH punch. Uses one of them six and a half horse engines from HF tools.
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That MIG is terrific for gap zeroing-in-ing/adjusting.
Good stuff.
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Them stripes look good.


Don't worry, I looked. (your back end looks good too)
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