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Old 11-13-2017, 11:39 AM
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Working up some roof patches at the top of the rear window on the 59 Pontiac job. I did not use a brake or shrinker / stretcher to make this one.
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That's coming along nicely.
It's already sold?
yes it is sold . i sold it to the folks who bought my 37 coupe . was going to be my daily driver but when i got sick i had to step up and buy a driver. going to miss it .
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I spent my day with a die grinder and some rolocs. I had lost track of how much sheet metal went into the front end until I started to clean it up for Epoxy. it was a bigger job than I anticipated and still have to do the upper and lower radiator supports.

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yes it is sold . i sold it to the folks who bought my 37 coupe . was going to be my daily driver but when i got sick i had to step up and buy a driver. going to miss it .
That's a shame. It's really sweet...
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my coupe that edward bought before it was finished also .
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That Chevy truck cab is back from blasting and our man is on the epoxy prep. Not a bad specimen, I'd say. A regular Minnesota gold mine. This is a job at the shop I work at, that I may not have a hand in. I think it's a 53 model but don't know for sure. This afternoon I tipped and hammered the other half of that long window bed patch. My theory is that by shaping it with roller instead of jaws is less warpage due to a more consistent metal thickness. The roof skin is a bit shaggy at the edge so I need all the help I can get. It also needs a right corner piece then a small patch on the left rear corner of the roof face.
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Patches behind the patch- Of course!
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:16 PM
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Patches behind the patch- Of course!
You're getting really good at welding thin air...
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You're getting really good at welding thin air...
It's the thick air that gives me the most trouble. But that's just part of the job and like anything done daily, sooner or later its second nature. Don't hate but I am using the 16 gauge welder setting and the roof skin is tolerating it. Since I finished the plug welds I will try to remember to turn it back to 18 gauge to finish. Getting in and out of the car is a pain, and I have been mostly standing in the back seat area to work. Foot feels better this week at least.

These pics should show how fairly inconsistent the weld gap is, and how I cut just below the bend in the skin to help preserve the contour. I think first thing in the morning I'm ready to grind some and check for warpage hotspots before continuing. Laying the glass on one more time wouldn't hurt either. But this patch should not change fit if I have played my cards right.

One more thing... Since I have mostly been doing pics rather than words... I'm kicking myself for not getting a pic of the roof brace before putting black on it. Even the pics with black on were crummy focused on the floor. I was proud of that rust scrub job, it came out better than I thought it would. Spent 2 hrs just doing that and only got a shop cam pic. In case any of you wondered about the trunk braces too, spent half a day there scrubbing rust. It still wasn't pretty enough to show, but I thought the roof brace was.

Anyhow, Footloose did some scrubby rust war himself, and ended up getting epoxy underneath the cab today. I ain't seen a prettier floor on anything that old. Gotta find a before pic of this truck, it was a humble character. Tool man remarked that there's four trucks like this in shops on his beat.
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That cab looks damn nice.

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No way are they going to let you work on that cab Matt. It would be a waste of your talent.

Anyway, we all know you need a challenge.

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No way are they going to let you work on that cab Matt. It would be a waste of your talent.

Anyway, we all know you need a challenge.

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It's less talent and more ignoring other aspects of life to focus on doing a job, John. To get by. You are right though, the messes are for me. And I do need a Challenger. Not to sound blasphemous but make mine a Demon or Hellcat please.

I am guessing that good cab corner patch panels are available for these.

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It's less talent and more ignoring other aspects of life to focus on doing a job, John. To get by. You are right though, the messes are for me. And I do need a Challenger. Not to sound blasphemous but make mine a Demon or Hellcat please.

I am guessing that good cab corner patch panels are available for these.

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Yup, cab corner and inner/outer rockers are readily available...slice and weld...done.
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It's less talent and more ignoring other aspects of life to focus on doing a job, John. To get by. You are right though, the messes are for me. And I do need a Challenger. Not to sound blasphemous but make mine a Demon or Hellcat please.

I am guessing that good cab corner patch panels are available for these.

Matt

I bought these at LMC Truck parts,they were longer than i needed so i cut the tops off,,Best i remember they were less than $50,,good quality metel
should have said taller than I needed .
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Dang, I was hoping they would ask me to make them. We get Chevy stuff from H&H Classics, nearby-ish. The long Cat roof patch is a done deal. Climbed in at 9:15, out at 1:15 and no more getting inside it today.
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