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idrivejunk 07-19-2018 07:04 PM

The Day's Work (pic dump)
 
Today I finished rust repairs on a 59 Catalina job. Been on that for months now, so whew. Shop I work at has A/C so don't hate but it was fairly warm out today. Hot where you are today? Supposed to be even hotter tomorrow.:sweat:

Anyway, the daily thread is kinda full and I need to take a pic dump really bad so I pulled over and am squatting in the ditch to write this. :D

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZnANIarhp...719_173750.jpg

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This car has been a long row to hoe and it was all right here mostly in this flat stall at the good old vise and anvil. Pull up a chair if you like bodywork and such... more to come. Feel free to bring your own picture story.

John long 07-19-2018 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by idrivejunk (Post 4607483)
Today I finished rust repairs on a 59 Catalina job. Been on that for months now, so whew. Shop I work at has A/C so don't hate but it was fairly warm out today. Hot where you are today? Supposed to be even hotter tomorrow.:sweat:

Anyway, the daily thread is kinda full and I need to take a pic dump really bad so I pulled over and am squatting in the ditch to write this. :D

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZnANIarhp...719_173750.jpg

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5nDmFS_4t...719_170128.jpg

This car has been a long row to hoe and it was all right here mostly in this flat stall at the good old vise and anvil. Pull up a chair if you like bodywork and such... more to come. Feel free to bring your own picture story.

We'll be waiting. Bring em on.....:drool:

John

idrivejunk 07-19-2018 07:21 PM

By the way, yes this is a build thread but not any one in particular. I get to work on mostly interesting stuff but the stuff I do isn't necessarily interesting. I do have some fun learning. Allow me to just pick up where I've left off...

Inside the right rear wheelwell, you can see where the quarter has been patched but the wheelhouse has a crusty section-

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J77pobQg4...717_121018.jpg

It needed this little lip strip patch on the quarter also-

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idrivejunk 07-19-2018 07:59 PM

Howdy John!:cool: Theres your chairs, sir. Punch bowl is over yonder...:mwink::D Its.... RED so you might like it! :P

Back to the grey room and hey that was a what and a where but where's the how? Sit tight. Observe as I wander aimlessly in the dark forest of fabrication on my quest in search of the elusive junior metal forming merit badge.:)

The first side goes best, for this bodyman. This rustout was larger, as was the outside patch.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vEkYl8Y8G...717_104244.jpg

So heres whatcha do. Tape over the hole and scribble with a magic marker on it. Peel and trim it, mash that flat onto a piece of metal and cut 'er out like so-

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H4gGERhr3...718_160204.jpg

And theres yer new metal. Did not have any old license plates to cut it from. Before I get fancy, heres the bottom seam of my quarter patch being finished. Wanted to peel the old wheelhouse section out first so I wouldn't weld to it.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xtJLBdXwe...718_160533.jpg

Now... don't get your beady eye too close to this roller. Keep your hands in the car, this heres a power tool-

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-u6gxwr-rQ...718_161557.jpg

From the bead roller to the english wheel for some quick tipping-

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Then came the vise-

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Then the anvil-

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Back to the bead roller-

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Kinda rolling one bead alongside the other-

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Got me here-

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BRB

idrivejunk 07-19-2018 08:18 PM

Don't try these slipshod techniques at home now. This is no textbook.:nono::D

Oh, hey theres that left quarter lip thing again-

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qcemmEiFG...718_165518.jpg

Well how about that? Knew I left my gum someplace.:rolleyes:

That english wheel unscrew a ways? Good, let me try this-

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Voila!:cool:

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yrWYOkyg2...718_165746.jpg

Well... yeah, y'know... um had to cut it but yeah look-

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The less than glamorous fab glam shot-

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All wire brushed, cleaned and bombed. Ready to go-

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That, folks... was good to be done with. Oh, how good.

An interesting new toy relevant to this monster project arrived so hang loose I got one more. Maybe you spotted it already.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oeafJrDBE...719_170100.jpg

Welp... sorry if it reeks in here but I feel much better. Regularity is golden. In bodywork posts, I reckon.:)

idrivejunk 07-20-2018 03:25 PM

Friday, short day.:) Previous pics were more than one day's work. Only have these pics for today. I whipped up some patterns for closing the tubs, except the front panels which will be done at a later stage to avoid tire and back seat area clearance guesswork.

If you can picture the body 2-3 inches lower (suspension drop), that is the stance-to-be. Level, with rockers under 6" from ground.




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idrivejunk 07-20-2018 06:31 PM


techinspector1 07-20-2018 08:42 PM

You Sir, are a treasure. :thumbup:
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idrivejunk 07-20-2018 09:13 PM

Well I sure stay buried. Arr. T'is no chest of gold, only another bucket of rust.:rolleyes:

:D Thank you sir. :) Its free entertainment. Dump your admission fee in the punch bowl and have a seat, this will take a spell.


Howbout lets do this... backfill the Cat box just a little. She was a tri-power car with skirts, moons, dice, whitewalls, and leaky trans. Customer made carb noises when describing punching it but I've only met him once. His Dad had one back in the day, he says. He had a concept rendering made. My Dad was a Tempest man in the 60s and Pontiacs are my favorite. Not the X frame ones, but... anyway this one will NOT be red. So they say. He's going black so they also say I may be mudding the body myself.:sweat::pain:

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idrivejunk 07-20-2018 09:22 PM

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idrivejunk 07-20-2018 09:34 PM

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Yep, tri-power. Getting a Butler engine. He got an Art Morrison chassis for it.

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idrivejunk 07-20-2018 09:47 PM

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I made the stuff in this post and more. Been a nice introduction to fabrication work for me. That about brings you up to speed on this build, I reckon. In a nutshell. Job started last fall.

I may throw up some other projects for variety.

idrivejunk 07-20-2018 10:17 PM

Aw heck, about forgot... heres the 60 Biscayne I "practiced" on last year. Stock frame, EFI SBC. This one is RED!:D

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RSBZWLpmk...4995651380.jpg

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That one had a similar amount of rust :rolleyes: but can hold it's own at a show now.:thumbup:

John long 07-21-2018 02:19 AM

Good stuff Matt. You have intertained me through the sevier thunderstorm. I hear trees cracking outside. I suspect it is the neibors Bradford Pairs.

John

Hipster_G 07-21-2018 08:13 AM

Very nice work

idrivejunk 07-21-2018 10:00 AM

Wasup G? :cool:

John, I had one of those in my front yard. Yep, they crack and fall, its what them overgrown bushes do. Of course mine fell on my friend's truck long ago. Seems like it thundered all last night but rained little here.

This is the latest Cat rendering I made. When they were thinking grey. I am hoping to lose the fender ornaments. Like so-

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-781vOKk4X...1036630423.JPG

John long 07-21-2018 07:17 PM

That sure makes a pretty car. I am not normally a fan of black wheels but with that gray paint and the chrome rims it really looks good.

Are your renderings for your own intertainment or are they being relayed back to the owner?

John

idrivejunk 07-21-2018 08:21 PM

You just never know about color combos, at least I don't by comparison to the boss. He has a knack for that. Its not a look I'd imagine working on that era of car but... did find the result of the grey edit handsome. Trim treatment is everything when theres that much. Black centered wheels have always polarized car guys, love or hate em. I sit on the fence leaning toward the positive side about them. If the car can follow the look that goes with them, I can dig'um. Really best on just neutral colors and not white, IMO.

I did the edits on me, at home. For fun and out of curiosity plus a want to practice the pictures thing. Nice ones cost a bundle, crap ones are done for too cheap. I prefer a semi-realistic background because cars don't drive on studio backdrops. Perhaps that could be my unique feature if doing them were to lead to some freelance renderings or an added in house service at work.

I did do other smaller renderings on a side view with trim options and one was black but whether the customer saw them could be a don't tell don't pay deal or a first ones on the house deal. Could be we are both just testing the water. Boss recieved all of them that I was happy with and if they even served just as a help to him in guiding the customer, my effort was worthwhile in my mind. They want to see colors, I wanted to play kustomizer and propose red-hot body mods. You want one done? Can't grab if you don't reach, br'er. Ask. It has crossed my mind to do so without your consent.:eek:

Pugsy's needs more work. I dig the B post angle on his ancient mopar.:thumbup:

I'll post some others later. I liked the dark red one. Car happens to look great in orange if you can believe that. A sorta darkish firey pearl job, picture it. I don't think I rendered one that way but saw it during the doing of that.

idrivejunk 07-21-2018 10:28 PM

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123pugsy 07-22-2018 03:58 AM

The wheels in grey look so much better than black. Can you tell I'm not on the fence at all when it comes to black rims? Can't stand em.


That car looks good in a lot of colors, mine, not so much. I find all car's shapes have colors that make them look good horrid.


That's why your pic chopping is such a valuable tool. :thumbup:

idrivejunk 07-22-2018 09:38 AM

Yeah black wheels are a hanging offense on the Grand Prix forum. But now don't get me started on Pontiac or Chevy Rally wheels. Or Gymkhana wheels. Which is worse, black wheels or body color wheels? I do like a bright center and rim with grey if its darkish. Like the Bullitt wheels on my GTP, those go with just about anything.

Pugsy I think you're right... can't put a finger on why but some bodies look best in certain hues. My thing is everything should have gobs of mica in it. I just can't imagine why everyone doesn't want pearl in everything.

123pugsy 07-22-2018 09:54 AM

Body color wheels win the C'mon Man for sure..... :drunk:

idrivejunk 07-22-2018 12:28 PM

Concur!

I heard Cat guy changed wheel choice so none of the renderings are correct. Black centers he was pretty keen on. Trouble is, until the body is all fitted, tubbed, and smoothed out in primer... you can't know where the have-to's end and the want-to's begin. Moneywise. So from next week forward, mod ideas, trim choices, colors and all that can be tossed about more freely.

Speaking of which, Pugsy I had a thought about a look for yours. I sense that you'd like pretty much traditional fare like seen at local street rod shows more so than Ridler contender wanna-be style... so I wondered how this might grab you and perhaps keep cost down. Now that you have a fully loaded luxury Camino.

Early sixties salt flats style.

You could even take it there some year and earn your "legit" merit badge, you have the hardware. If theres still salt by then. Imagine the Pugsy Special, caked with salt in a big pic for your work or play space. Misty mountains in the distance... a flattie car blurring past, etc. My mental picture is wicked to me but may be way off of your obviously refined taste. That chassis woulda been the shiz for salt runs. Hmm.

I better stop and mow.

idrivejunk 07-22-2018 04:58 PM

Found some shiny on a sedan and may have stumbled onto how to do red. Still a mighty rough edit but that rod does have something goin on.:cool:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PEDk3s2id...pugsyrod07.JPG

Oh yeah, I think I used the sedan roofline just scooted it forward. Wierd.

123pugsy 07-23-2018 04:25 AM

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Originally Posted by idrivejunk (Post 4608185)
Found some shiny on a sedan and may have stumbled onto how to do red. Still a mighty rough edit but that rod does have something goin on.:cool:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PEDk3s2id...pugsyrod07.JPG

Oh yeah, I think I used the sedan roofline just scooted it forward. Wierd.


Wow, now we're looking good. That's the look, just a basic rod that is crisp and clean looking.


I'm thinking of doing a bit (lot) of metal work on the doors to make one piece windows.


No stainless moldings around the glass. That side molding is looking interesting though.

idrivejunk 07-23-2018 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy (Post 4608263)
Wow, now we're looking good. That's the look, just a basic rod that is crisp and clean looking.


I'm thinking of doing a bit (lot) of metal work on the doors to make one piece windows.


No stainless moldings around the glass. That side molding is looking interesting though.

Isn't the side molding like what it had? I just left it on from the sedan.

Overlaying yours on the sedan revealed how much you shortened the hood. Cool.

Can def ditch the window chrome and wings.

Study that roofline. It takes away some rear headroom because the coupe roof is more boxy at rear. I was just doing the easiest thing and slid the sedan roof rear forward to where the coupe roof starts, on the belt line. For me, it seems to take a lot of the stodgy uprightness away. Like the hood does. I dig the profile much more this way.

idrivejunk 07-23-2018 05:49 AM

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123pugsy 07-23-2018 08:07 AM

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Isn't the side molding like what it had? I just left it on from the sedan.

Overlaying yours on the sedan revealed how much you shortened the hood. Cool.

Can def ditch the window chrome and wings.

Study that roofline. It takes away some rear headroom because the coupe roof is more boxy at rear. I was just doing the easiest thing and slid the sedan roof rear forward to where the coupe roof starts, on the belt line. For me, it seems to take a lot of the stodgy uprightness away. Like the hood does. I dig the profile much more this way.


Yes. The plan is to cut out the whole window frame and drop it as low as possible. Then, cut the roof to lay it down. Your head doesn't go anywhere near that boxy part.


Here's a pic chopped to that exactly. Great minds must think alike, ha.......


https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/att...1&d=1532354759

123pugsy 07-23-2018 08:07 AM

Original plan was for no side moldings. All sold off already.

123pugsy 07-23-2018 08:09 AM




I replied before scrolling down and seeing this. :drunk:

idrivejunk 07-23-2018 11:52 AM

What I was eluding to is maybe theres a sedan roof out there you could splice with minimal seams. You're right, it needs something back there because stovepipe hats are out.

I made a pass through the skunkworks-

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This is what I've got going on-
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idrivejunk 07-23-2018 05:25 PM

The blue Model A is something I might get to do rust repair on.
The blue VW, I did not work on.
The green Bronco I did new cab floor and a bad nasty fix on the roof.
The green 52 Chevy, I did not work on.
The bare metal pics are behind the right rear wheel on my 59 Pontiac job.
The red Mustang convertible, I did not work on.

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idrivejunk 07-24-2018 07:26 PM

This day's work was alright. One side is as done as its gonna be until meats are mounted. This is pretty solid but mighty tough to take decently lit pics of. Hinge pocket is intact but support bracket got one side lopped off. Another panel will close off the trimmed area, just a flat plug welded piece with a flange on one end to meet the inner panel. That big one goes all the way up to the shelf and ties in with another layer plus the upright diagonal tube from the floor frame.

But yeah those are rust throughs at the top of the well where the roof rail connects. I'll cook something up but in the meantime theres a side left to go and all but the rear panel (3 outta 4 pieces) have been cut and roughly shaped. Can you tell I actually used the english wheel in a context approaching proper, on the rear panel? :mwink: Gave 'er a little lump. I'd like to get the driver's side looking like this tomorrow plus take the body off and try to finish whatever welding is left that I couldn't get to with the body mounted.:sweat:

My heads ringin and my feets hurt.:pain: But I am pleased with the work.:) If theres a question, shoot. Kind of a mouthful to explain it all but the pic shows things pretty good.

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idrivejunk 07-25-2018 12:05 PM

Oh, how I wish there was a vacation in between the old and new projects.:sweat:

The ability to just keep rocking is a test of my automotive passion. That being said, I'd rather wade through this Model A than bondo. This is the new scenery, guys. Might even qualify as a rod of some sort!:)

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idrivejunk 07-25-2018 07:52 PM

Did not get an end of day pic but of course I fell short of the goal... still have to step edges and prep the rear panel. Wasn't for lack of hurrying though, I did do that every chance I got. The trunk floor corner piece is ready and both it and the rear panel are screwed in so I'm not off by far, and will continue on it tomorrow. This was at oh, 3:30. Inner wheelwell and rear lower extension are welded up.

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idrivejunk 07-26-2018 11:45 AM

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idrivejunk 07-26-2018 06:07 PM

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idrivejunk 07-27-2018 06:18 AM

Anyone want to see the Model A job happen?

123pugsy 07-27-2018 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by idrivejunk (Post 4609331)
Anyone want to see the Model A job happen?


Of course.........bring it on. :thumbup:

idrivejunk 07-27-2018 09:36 AM

Right on. Anyone have some experience with Model A's? Advice and explanations could be helpful here, I am a GM muscle enthusiast and green as grass about early Fords.


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