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Old 02-23-2018, 08:58 PM
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LOL, or even better, a can of cast iron gray!

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Finished the patch work on the Chevelle in my shop today. I cut another piece of an old pan to hammer form over the hole from the rust I cut out.



Screwed it down to mark for trimming and plug weld holes. I also tapped an imprint of the body bolt to make a dome for clearance.











Then I moved on to replacing all the body mount bushings. The owner had already done the hard work of removing the bolts. I just had to zip the new ones out and raise the body enough to sneak them in.







The left front location had a shim washer from the factory and I had to put it right back with the new bushing too. 1/4" tolerance on these old cars...





Bushing job done. All that is left is to sand blast the rear bumper fasteners and put the bumper on. Then it can go home and I can start thinking about tearing into my Camaro.
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Pull the cap and check the bearings and PLEASE get the black paint can...
I unnerstand checking the bearings but wassup with the crack about the black paint?
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:17 PM
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Now, now, it's ok. We just weren't really into the red brake drums. I can live with them though. Not sure about Mitch.

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More work on the bed.. Almost done with it..


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that looks amazing!
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2 and a half days for a 40 hour job. Not bad. The sense of pride in production comes from efficiency without mistakes. There is no second chance to get it right in production. You screw up and you don't get those jobs again and you'll get stuck with the customer pays and turd bumper jobs.

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More work on the bed.. Almost done with it..


I think i would just clear that,,look great
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Thanks Guy's.. Look's much better then it did..


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More work on the bed.. Almost done with it..
Looks damn good, man. Thanks for reminding me to dig out a before pic, I meant to do that yesterday. Er... Thursday that is. I crashed out after work today so here I am lagging and posting. Did not shine real bright today. Seems like I have been doing floor stuff for a year straight and felt it today. Friday

Let me get my pic on, such as it is. The Chevelle quarter pic is not my job but I sure am glad that guy is in the next bay. On this Chevelle and the last, all I got to do was fussy gap stuff. Speaking of that, red Mustang got engine and trans set back in. Thats pic worthy. I am not done with the trans hump on my 59 job but am close. Boss gone next week so I will just run amok and continue working around the components I don't have yet.

Looking at these Catalina before pics is fun.
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..........Looking at these Catalina before pics is fun.
Yes it is. Neat stuff. I think this is my favorite thread. It is cool to see what everyone is getting done.

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red Mustang got engine and trans set back in. Thats pic worthy.
I bet that process was nerve wracking and slow, to prevent scratches..
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My head isn't clear enough to do much of anything on this buying a house mode, HOLY CRAP is this kicking my ars!

We have put multiple bids on multiple house and came up empty handed, they are playing HARD BALL out there right now holy crap!


Just laid another, going way up on my offer this time, I really want this to end!


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