|Yesterday 07:56 PM|
Only got to work on like an hour and a half before stopping to tidy up. That roof sure lays better if it is underneath the quarters.
|12-12-2019 07:41 PM|
I was ready to hang the left door but at the bottom rear I previously had trimmed it to clear the apron and only had one tack on it. So before it goes back on-
Thats ready to hang now.
While that cooled, I was putting the left fender on and messing with trunk gaps. Quarters and window and tail panels are tacked together, roof support frame is sitting in place. I can tell whoever designed this kit that I'm slapping together must have put some thought into it.
|12-12-2019 12:51 PM|
Did that planishing-
This wasn't quite enough sealer, we'll have to get a nozzle to it from the inside for the rest-
And its "on"-
Like Donkey Kong. Rear fender bolt reinforcements and upper door jambs in epoxy-
Almost forgot the roof skin reinf framework but its over there now, with other please epoxy stuffs.
Yonder is the Cat with a couple new things to gawk at. Tank top sits 3" above the floor pan. For the record, I offered to build it 3" higher but no he wants a Pinto. It just barely sticks down past the frame.
|12-12-2019 07:40 AM|
Obviously, I have done no post-welding planishing. That right side needs some at top.
Left quarter and back window panel were the only things that got epoxy yesterday. We were short on catalyst. I tried again with fresh patience yesterday, to get Mike to bring out components he wishes to locate in the firewall area... safe to say that will never happen. So I need to halffass the cowl bad enough that it won't hurt my feels when the firewall gets cut out.
Taking the quickest path to roof.
|12-11-2019 06:57 PM|
|12-11-2019 12:15 PM|
|12-10-2019 07:15 PM|
It is fun going together for good. As long as I didn't leave myself messes that I forgot about, this should go smooth. At least right up until the roof insert.
|12-10-2019 06:46 PM|
|123pugsy||Must be having fun at work again. Glad to see the baby going together......|
|12-10-2019 06:38 PM|
Left quarter did not get primer priority today so I will go at the cowl area next.
Currently fixing shaggy bottom corners of the rear window panel. What an eyesore those have been all this time!
|12-10-2019 12:23 PM|
We need a model to go with that aaaayyyy!
Right quarter was obviously dropped (bottom front) but here it is-
Thats on with screws but for keeps-
Left tub weld all smoothed out-
Left drip rail welded. About to sand it and hand it... to the painter for epoxy. Gave him the trunk bulkhead and board brkts also, while the getting is good.
|12-09-2019 06:32 PM|
Happy days are here again.
All weld, all afternoon. Ah, how pleasant.
Heres the right quarter with the rattle can stuff knocked off. I had forgotten to weld the tub inner flange on but that just took a few minutes. Painter got epoxy on it which you'll see later. Hoping he did inside and out-
Left tub and flange welded-
Mike got his mind around that gas tank... they just made it a little differently than he anticipated. Next thing you know, there'll be a soupity sounding Pontiac engine thumping around the buildings. Mmm, Pontiaction.
|12-09-2019 05:07 PM|
|Too Many Projects|
|12-09-2019 12:38 PM|
This needs a lot more mud than I see here-
Pantera guy sure is happy-
Mike isn't as happy. Says they lost his pattern and the Catalina tank is all wrong-
Pretty though, ain't it?
Heres a truck we flamed on a long time ago that I always take a pic of.
Somebody else is going to get epoxy on that Model A right quarter and I am about to start on the left. The right is ready to install after epoxy.
|12-06-2019 04:21 PM|
I got the right tub joined to the quarter and filled in unwanted holes. Theres grinding left to do.
Artiste extraordinaire de Paintar crafts yet another seam sealer masterpiece on ze ceiling of ze Temple of the Panther-
Stashed out of harm's way-
|12-06-2019 04:05 PM|
Serious? Brrr. Its in the 40s here but inside a car that feels good.
I remember (yeah, right) in '85 selling my 72 SS and getting a car to serve me through school in Dallas... the gold 67 Imp with 64,000 on her. A/C still worked! More than I can say about the current junks.
Theres no substitute for low mileage. Its the cream puff factor that varies.
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