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Today 07:10 PM
idrivejunk
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This cubby sure is a handy thing. Great place to install the AC as well.










I may always look but don't always see, past the pretty. Will you be able to also run evap / heat lines out within that seemingly reserved cubby space? Thought occurred that you might need tunnel clearance for some sort of a heat shielding panel for plumbing until it exits the tunnel zone. Perhaps. Wondering also if the whole utility closet concept has any advantages you can see other than asthetic and if you have a past the point of no return mindset or are finding this setup to be too much trouble and/or will be significantly more difficult to service. I straight dig it but theres gotta be a catch.

heckle, heckle...
Today 07:00 PM
cozwurth Today I have been researching metal building insulation... Sheesh... so many conflicting opinions and differing information, even here on HR. Dad's metal shop was built with the 1/4" thick foil faced bubble wrap, and we had zero issues with condensation inside, except for the time a pipe froze and split. It looked like a london fog in there when it thawed and started spraying that fine mist into the air. Anyway, his was insulated while it was being built, which is not an option for me at this point. Air gap... no air gap... styrofoam tight to steel just like a can coozie... foil facing out... foil facing in... My head hurts right now. Since I'm really only looking for protection against condensation, I'm thinking that the 1/2" thick foil backed styrofoam boards should work for me. Cut to fit snug between the steel posts in the walls, with the foil tight to the steel. For the ceiling, they could lay on the lips of the channels that the roof panels are screwed to, which would leave a slight gap between them and the steel allowing airflow from the eves to the ridge. Thoughts?
Today 06:44 PM
cozwurth
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Wytheville
Way out in western VA... beautiful country out there.
Today 06:14 PM
MARTINSR That is such amazing work you do.

Brian
Today 05:58 PM
123pugsy Got started on the drain trough to catch any leaks and direct them out of the box.
















Today 05:55 PM
123pugsy This cubby sure is a handy thing. Great place to install the AC as well.









Today 01:59 PM
idrivejunk Just brrrr, TMP.

I hear it said often enough: "Its just a driver." ...when making technical repair choices. But it never seems to affect paint quality. The only difference between a basic crash paint job and a national level show car is one coat of clear and how much sanding and buffing you want. For what its worth from me, the orange Chevelle does sound like a show car from what you describe. I just hope, as I do with anybody's ride, that you find your satisfaction.

Wish I could whittle you guys off some slivers of my pretty much year round driving enjoyment. I stay mini-satisfied and wish you could too. I gotta say if I found myself tethered to the icy part of the country, I would strive to maintain something cool that can go out regardless of weather to the extent one would use a new truck. Something its OK to be mean to, a little.

When there was hope, and an upward trajectory to my "rodding" desire, my target was to build the drivetrain of choice and let cars come and go around it. Thats not likely to ever play out but if I could ever play again, thats what I would pursue. One torquey Dart block 400-ish inch SBC and one five speed that can easily live behind it. In cars that never get paint jobs because those are completely out of reach since manufacturer demo policies changed. I painted my GP so it would be one color, because I didn't have to pay for all the paint. But that was the end of that. Paint, transmissions, and engines are now firmly beyond my grasp forever and I have never understood how anyone sees any of those wishes fullfilled.

So, if you have recently had or will in the future... have or do paint work on a personal vehicle... count your blessings because you are enjoying something those who come after you will never be able to enjoy. Satisfaction with paint. Everybody get yours now!
Today 12:29 PM
Too Many Projects
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What part of Virginia are you heading to?

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Wytheville
Today 12:24 PM
cozwurth What part of Virginia are you heading to?

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Today 11:03 AM
Too Many Projects I'm trying to gather the parts to take with the Chevelle to VA and I knew 1 front seat was in the storage locker. It was in the 40's yesterday, so I ran up there, 26 miles, and discovered the down spout next to the door and backed up from the freeze/thaw cycles and the water flowed back against the door. I called the manager and he came out with a pick ax, hammer, screw driver and rock salt, it took 2 HOURS to free that door to get in !!! The ice was over an inch thick and had migrated under the seal and was just as thick inside. I had to be home by 1pm for a club event at 3pm, so only had a short time, after that, to search for the loose seat sheet metal and didn't see it. I got the metal off the complete seat, as I knew about where that was in there. I just looked in the Chevelle trunk and every car here in storage, the shop, basement and every closet in the house. The loose pieces must be in the locker, but that will require moving a LOT of big, heavy items I filled the center isle with on the last load...
I don't have time today, again, as we need to leave by 1 to go to my sister's for her birthday party at 3 and it's a 2 hour drive.

I'm just glad my procrastination didn't overrule my common sense to find this stuff before the "last minute". I have a couple weeks yet to find it. Unfortunately, our nice weather ends tonight and we are back in the teens and twenties for the next 5 days, at least. Hopefully next weekend , it will be warm enough to go back up there and dig deep enough to find my seat parts.
Today 10:45 AM
Too Many Projects
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Yeah, insulation is the next step in my new shop. Gotta get something in there to keep all that metal from sweating and dripping inside. I guess that's for another thread, though...

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It was in the teens and twenties when my new building was finished and I moved cars inside. A couple weeks later, it warmed up into the 40's and it looked like a rain forest in there from condensation !! I have a clear center panel at the peak for daylight and that was the worst and I don't know how I'll catch that and divert it to the side without blocking the light... I may need to hang large tarps to catch the water and get it to drop out the overhangs for now.
Today 09:44 AM
cozwurth
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We have a 2 car attached garage that is finished off inside. I was wondering if it was insulated too. Last Saturday, I brought my propane heater in there to swap all the tires around on my son's cars and after 15 minutes, we shed our jackets and were getting too warm. The next day, I changed the oil in my wife's car, since I could be warm. No plans to do any restoration work in there, but it's nice to be able to do routine maintenance without freezing my tush in the "shop"...

There 2 mornings last week that we were at 12 below zero overnight. I'm hoping we are past the worst of the cold and can start to see warmer temps. Today and tomorrow are in the low 40's so it's damn near shorts and T shirt weather up here...
Yeah, insulation is the next step in my new shop. Gotta get something in there to keep all that metal from sweating and dripping inside. I guess that's for another thread, though...

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Yesterday 11:20 PM
MARTINSR I got some shimming of the cab done, a bunch of measurements side to side and most of what I am seeing doesn't make much sense. I ended up doing some massaging to the running board apron, lowering the running board a hair and I think I got it.


Brian
Yesterday 09:51 PM
Too Many Projects
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I have been using my fair share of propane heating that garage for my 5 minutes! LOL


Brian
We have a 2 car attached garage that is finished off inside. I was wondering if it was insulated too. Last Saturday, I brought my propane heater in there to swap all the tires around on my son's cars and after 15 minutes, we shed our jackets and were getting too warm. The next day, I changed the oil in my wife's car, since I could be warm. No plans to do any restoration work in there, but it's nice to be able to do routine maintenance without freezing my tush in the "shop"...
There 2 mornings last week that we were at 12 below zero overnight. I'm hoping we are past the worst of the cold and can start to see warmer temps. Today and tomorrow are in the low 40's so it's damn near shorts and T shirt weather up here...
Yesterday 07:49 PM
idrivejunk Hey then I just did this, fabricedited me up some bumpers. Now I feel entitled to indulge in some westerns and sci-fi trash, it was a good day.

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