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Yesterday 05:17 PM
idrivejunk Here is the gap as she sits-



This helped-



That may have to be in there while I weld, to get a result that turns into a proper gap when pressure is released. FYI the left pillar did not flinch when pulling the right one towards it.

Theres clearance in the jamb now, its just like theres no way to do this except weld everything permamently and fully then bolt it to the frame and cut n weld at every panel edge that isn't perfectly 3/16".

It is getting old.
Yesterday 11:44 AM
idrivejunk Heres you a lunch pic. Nova, next step-

Yesterday 11:40 AM
idrivejunk Started welding up the pillar. About a half hour in, I tried the door. Uh-oh, striker doesn't reach latch. Halt, cuts, friction jack, broken record. Cab corner will need a gap cut. Not all of it makes sense at the moment, but what I have is a decent gap all around, closes fine too, but pillar itself is too close to door at bottom half of the rear. I can move it rearward on the rocker, and have. Just opens it up, up by the door handle. I suspect some of it comes from an old bend in the pillar just below the rear cab brace. Working on it.
07-14-2020 05:53 PM
idrivejunk She looks a fright here but she's ready for her hot date with Weldon Wyre.



Like the left, I'll do the part you see then take the patch off to blaze the last couple pieces in behind it.
07-14-2020 11:26 AM
idrivejunk Man-sanded-



F1 right B pillar bottom pieces going together alright-





07-13-2020 08:02 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The rear axle is enclosed driveshaft, so they'll have to replace that too. The tri-five's are the most popular for bolt in open shaft conversion. I have a '57 in my '54, that was also enclosed shaft.
Would you believe I was the one to mention boxed driveshaft when I went over to visit with Dave who is doing this?

It will get whatever is customary for back there. Sure has nice looking rails. Not these in particular, just nice design and a good specimen.
07-13-2020 07:09 PM
Too Many Projects The rear axle is enclosed driveshaft, so they'll have to replace that too. The tri-five's are the most popular for bolt in open shaft conversion. I have a '57 in my '54, that was also enclosed shaft.
07-13-2020 06:15 PM
idrivejunk Wiped by a girl-



Guess I shoulda left it on stands.

Back to the F1? Well... couple more doodads first-



The shiny spots in shadow are where I welded a loose trunk hinge brace on one of the fastbacks. It also had 3 problems on the right door-

I messed up the order of pics below. Not worth fixing, posting from phone. I believe you can sort them out.

















More TMP bait



Front suspension kit arrived... for a truck.

It will take a week to get the coilover towers and crossmember for a car here. But the rest is the same.



That (39 Chevy Deluxe sedan) is getting a GM ZZ crate 350 and THM, BTW. Probably rearend, too. The six wasn't cutting it for road trips.
07-13-2020 11:47 AM
idrivejunk Speak of el Diablo-





Nova patch is no beauty queen but she'll do-









The trunk drop is nearly a foot tall so backside access was nonexistent. I did get the lines to comply with a straightedge but the face of the panel leaves some to be desired. For me. Its what boss man wanted though, and it is within bondo range, so... there ya go.
07-11-2020 10:36 AM
idrivejunk Three users commenting on one page might be an IDJ HRF record. Especially, considering nothing was special about it.

Acknowledgements for your participation:

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
...nothing to see here....I'm moving along, ha......


It's all small, no matter how something...
Fixed that for ya. My Pontiac clock says "We build excitement" on it but the thrill is gone.

All ancient Fords, day in and day out for a couple years can do that to a dyed-in-the-wool GM enthusiast. Especially with no finished projects to stare at during that time.

I welcomed the Nova fix job. Its a treat. Wish I'd have finished in that time, though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That Nova could turn into a rotisserie job, if you wanted to poke around long enough... GM took a lot of corrosion protecting alloys out of the sheet metal in the mid 70's too. My Dad's 1976 C10 rusted to death in just 10 years, I mean there were holes in the friggen hood, it was so bad...

My wife LOVES the color of that Jeep..
Jeep girl picked the color off a chip. Don't know what it is but it beats a boy choosing pink.

My ex 72 SS had most of the wheel lips and trunk floor gone in '84. It was from MN. Nell was from TX and also rusty but nowhere near as bad.

If I had to revert to having only one vehicle, a 68-79 X body would be a smart pick. Been there twice in life, both with good colors-



Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
yje 65 and 67 Mustangs are hard to beat ,2 thumbs up.
I haven't seen Gary's (the yellow one) with it's latest transformation complete. He must be keeping it chip-free and hoping car shows can make a comeback.

The 70 Mach1 I built felt like a lot more car than the 60s ones. Always have liked the 67-8 looks but have never been satisfied with how they felt or rode.
07-10-2020 07:57 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Typical Friday- Hurry up and don't make it. Well I got close. Now that the tail of it is connected, I can grind that and cut tacks then get a straightedge up there to tell the truth before a final trim for the butt weld.

















OPP-





They tore this 'un down today-



We just redid this, I just ain't showed it much because flat tar-

yje 65 and 67 Mustangs are hard to beat ,2 thumbs up.
07-10-2020 04:55 PM
Too Many Projects That Nova could turn into a rotisserie job, if you wanted to poke around long enough... GM took a lot of corrosion protecting alloys out of the sheet metal in the mid 70's too. My Dad's 1976 C10 rusted to death in just 10 years, I mean there were holes in the friggen hood, it was so bad...

My wife LOVES the color of that Jeep..
07-10-2020 01:47 PM
idrivejunk Typical Friday- Hurry up and don't make it. Well I got close. Now that the tail of it is connected, I can grind that and cut tacks then get a straightedge up there to tell the truth before a final trim for the butt weld.

















OPP-





They tore this 'un down today-



We just redid this, I just ain't showed it much because flat tar-

07-09-2020 05:30 PM
idrivejunk



07-09-2020 11:19 AM
idrivejunk GM cars went to some alarmingly thin steel during the smog era. I noticed that on my ex 76 Camino. This is going to be a flashback to working on Japanese stuff.









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