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Old 01-04-2019, 02:11 PM
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You might wonder how I can tie in Gabby Hayes to all this...

His character is a sidekick in my current movie watching playlist and he is hilarious. In real life he was a regular guy, who even had to learn to ride horses in his 40s. He developed a fairly flashy little sixgun handling bit, which made tthe character even better.

Mostest thing he did was get me saying yer durn tootin'. Starts to tell a story about being attacked by four fire breathing grizzly bears then somebody interrupts saying yeah and I bet you licked 'em all. Durn tootin. Example for context.

Can you guys take another round of Cobra? Its coming at ya. I hear tell mebbe that my next could be the smashed VW bug quarter or the blue Ford pickup roof.

The Model A blaster guy ran out of media, thats all I've heard. They move at a semi-retired pace.

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Fine specimen, ain't it?

I'll be back on the Cobra tomorrow. Other dude couldn't quite work out the hatch gaps, says the car is still too bent. Yay.
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Looks like it needs the same repair but less severe on the other side. There's also this rust spot at the passenger's drip rail-

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That truck is in great shape. Nice to work on when it doesn't flop around like a dead fish, eh?
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That truck is in great shape. Nice to work on when it doesn't flop around like a dead fish, eh?
Thats fish on a hot sidewalk. Dead un's don't flop much but yeah. This was all I could bring myself to cut out because its primo as a mint cherry cream puff.

Can you believe the bottom seam of the rocker? I was prepared to lop off everything and install the full height of both panels but I dragged the rocker with a magnet first then blew it out... couldn't believe my eyes. Of course what you see is all cleaned out.

I can't figure out why the aft half of the top of the inner rocker repair panel goes straight up in back. I will have to make that bend go full length. The plan is to keep this minimal and plug weld it in. Smaller patches out past each end of this inner panel are also needed, and the pics show where I am shaping curved ends on the straight piece with small cuts and some stretching.
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Spent the morning wrangling hatch gaps. Successfully.







I did about a dozen things to make that work and boss was satisfied.

So back to Blazing. Plan changed to butt weld on the inner edge of the inner rocker repair panel because to overlap it I would have needed a patch on the pan edge anyway, where it was badly pitted. We can probably live with going no farther inward than this with new metal. I'll weld that seam up while fitting the outer panel. Plug welds inside the rocker are done in the pic.

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Had two power outages this morning, that affected progress some. I concentrated on the inner rocker repair panel and thats done.







I did also run a grinder over the bottom side of that.

Cobra looks like so, actually farther along now but I wanted to show the tape-



Ol Longhair in the next stall is whipping that Ford sedan delivery into shape-



Boss was asking yesterday about engine bay sheetmetal stuff on the 65 Fastback. Owner did some fiberglassing over rust in the back, so ... we'll have to feel him out some about that and see if we can't spread the budget around to balance wants and needs.



I have some cleaned up big Bronco pics for later.
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Still have not fitted the outer rocker. Working rearward of the right door opening now, inside the vehicle at the edge of the floor pan-



Theres a body mount directly below the rear of this repair area.



Thats with the first patch in place, partially finished. Patch in foreground is for the vertical panel, after that horizontal patch is complete. The part that shows is roughed in-



This is the next area of focus, ahead of the door opening where the kick panel meets floor pan / toe board. Also on the passenger side. Ugly with sun in it's face!



At least its GM.

Stand by for more Phord phix... no horses or hot rods though, consarn it.
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Who knew this week's dump would have so much fullsize two door SUV in it?

I don't know if I still have before pics but my goodness this was quite a transformation. It was a cruel joke of a mess but what a looker now. I fixed the roof and quarter a tree fell on and that had a wacky sunroof patch and heavy surface rust involved, did pans and built the floor all around and behind the seat, fitted the cheapest sheetmetal available... then along came our put-together hero and voila!

I had no idea they would take it this far, it was a nasty toy that doors wouldn't stay shut on. They'll probably have the new floor work bed-liner'ed to match, like it was. That seat is plush. Its not all cleaned up yet and the hood isn't shut. Quite the rig, if you ask me.

The color is "Envy Green".







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To them who wonder about the Model A... parts are blasted but not in hand yet and I think you can see why. We're busy. Gotta grab a gear and do some passing before settling back into the groove, if I can make a going fast analogy. Jobs waiting to get in are like open road ahead. Punch it!

When the A parts get back, a good prep session and epoxy application is the first order of business and thats probably not me anyway. But... never fear. Suddenly one day, well you know how it goes. I am glad to be doing nonstop "hard stuff" as some call it. Suits me fine and as far as I am concerned the hard stuff is about all out of the way on the A.

So pardon the variety show. Or enjoy it while it lasts, whichever applies!
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The kick panel still looks like it did. I fitted the rear end of the outer rocker so I could go ahead and make a cut that allowed access to finish up the inner.







This is that fiberglass Bronco body. The color is "Orange you tempted" off a late model 'Vette.

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That Bronco body is pretty cool with all the detail. The color ain't all bad either...
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