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Old 03-06-2018, 12:29 PM
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I took all the fabbed floor stuff out of the 59 Pontiac job this morning. Now to find a space big enough to finish it up. Don't think I have shown the complete floor structure assembly yet. I may leave the seat braces unfinished for now but you get the idea. This is top side.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:17 PM
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I took all the fabbed floor stuff out of the 59 Pontiac job this morning. Now to find a space big enough to finish it up. Don't think I have shown the complete floor structure assembly yet. I may leave the seat braces unfinished for now but you get the idea. This is top side.
LOL, I sure am glad I don't have to pay the property tax on all that real estate!

Looks good Matt. I know there is a lot of work and achie muscles in there.

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I took all the fabbed floor stuff out of the 59 Pontiac job this morning. Now to find a space big enough to finish it up. Don't think I have shown the complete floor structure assembly yet. I may leave the seat braces unfinished for now but you get the idea. This is top side.
Maybe you should duplicate that in aluminum so it is lighter...
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Pulling the ball joints into the spindle was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
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A/C repairman here today, Yard mowed for the first time, and lower motormounts installed. It doesn't sound like much but getting the bolts through the crossmember was something else after moving the mounts back.


On the otherhand, nothing succeeds better than success.

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Pulling the ball joints into the spindle was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
Probably too late, but I always clock the cotter pin hole inline with the spindle to make install of the pin easier...
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A/C repairman here today, Yard mowed for the first time, and lower motormounts installed. It doesn't sound like much but getting the bolts through the crossmember was something else after moving the mounts back.


On the otherhand, nothing succeeds better than success.

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MOWED the yard ?????!!!!! We got another 3" of wet heavy snow yesterday...

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Pulling the ball joints into the spindle was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
What kinda whizbang apparatus is that you used?
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Mitch, hope you don't mind me sending this glorious Chevelle update through a black forum hole that comes out here...

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Went over to the painters house last evening and told him I'm bringing my car home on Saturday. He has been screwing around with trying to get 2 doors and 2 fenders to fit for 2 months...

He also painted the trunk lid, Just so he could see some color on the car. I expressed my concern about painting the car in pieces at different times and the color not matching but he says he'll just blend the panels when he gets to painting the rest...WTF...this NOT how I want my car painted. Get it ALL ready and paint it ALL at the same time...

I am just so disgusted with how this has gone that I'm at a loss as to what to do now. He has the left door so jacked around that I am considering looking for a different door. The right fender has a patch in the lower dog leg that he ground thru the metal trying to get a high spot down and then keeps trying to build a patch with his welder.
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Maybe you should duplicate that in aluminum so it is lighter...
Ah, the stick. Y'know we was conversing about something not unlike that today. Making a heat shield under the cat tunnel. I'll get to mine shortly but man-

A valid production shop technique used by some painters is to prep a part all over, seal it, apply a coat or two of color to the whole thing, clear the jamb side and either skip clearing the panel face or blow whats left in the gun on it. Now, when final paint time comes, sanding the face is no more difficult, has some coverage, and already has sealer on. The part can be hung then and taped edges won't have much buildup when painting the panel plus the adjacent ones. Assembly scratches go away with this method. It has always been painter's choice where I have worked but in many cases it makes the job much easier with a negligible difference in materials.

Door skins fold where the manufacturer folds them. None, I repeat, none of the old car skins or shells I have seen do not require extensive edge modifications to make a good gap. Case and point, yellow Chevelle. Welded back edge of new R fender, rear edge of skinned door, left side of deck lid. So far! Left side to go. The only reason you are not hearing this from painter is he is a painter. And not an old car painter.

Same with filler on an edge and with going through a high spot. Your guy is out of his element on your car. You'll just have to, as I like to say... become your own expert. I have seen your goody work, you have seen what we do. I think you can do the things to take it where he'll need it to be for him to do what you need him to do.

Gonna be mighty high to solve it any other way, hoss. We got your back if you have the time, wherewithall, and inclination. Talk to the club or maybe your lady about it, too. By the way, random thought... If I had a Stingray, I'd find a model named Barbara to perch on the hood for some pics. Because watch out for the Barb on a Stingray.
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Probably too late, but I always clock the cotter pin hole inline with the spindle to make install of the pin easier...
Ha......I found that out.

Amazing, was that both 49 year old uppers had zero play. I just changed them because the original rivets were still there and figured it's the right thing to do. Both lowers were OK as well.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:06 PM
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Mitch when I said we have your back I meant your fellow HRFers. We are willing to cheer you on and I think you can do the things.

I too am having thoughts of lawnmower. Front yard still looks like a bomb went off but the grass is having thoughts of green.

This afternoon, we mocked up a thing to eyeball driveshaft and exhaust clearance, took the engine and trans out...

Man, the world just doesn't want me to make this post. Interruptions! Friends just came by with bags of food. They know I'm at the end of my rope, sniffle. Don't deserve it but sure am hungry so its just in time. Sigh, I should shut up more.

... and now I have the floor structure on the bench, squaring things up and welding.





OK, now I can acknowledge hunger. Mmm, suppertime. I feel like Snoopy.
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Man, the world just doesn't want me to make this post. Interruptions! Friends just came by with bags of food. They know I'm at the end of my rope, sniffle. Don't deserve it but sure am hungry so its just in time.

OK, now I can acknowledge hunger. Mmm, suppertime. I feel like Snoopy.
I hadn't used the stick poke for a while, so there it is...

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I hadn't used the stick poke for a while, so there it is...
Always enjoy seeing Pokey the Stick. This fat sandwich is tastier than it should be, for some reason.

You reminded me of what I almost forgot to say, in response to the alumnium crack...

This ain't no acid dipped Super Duty lightweight! No sir, ocean liner and proud of it. My floor might be lighter. I am fairly certain its not as strong due to the big span over the frame but its gonna have support there. And I can't say how much but once all the seat stuff is in and done it will gain more rigidity. Here is a flashback pic to ponder.

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Only this pic today. I can't run a nice bead to save my life, this is how stacked dots do. One of the better looking welds I made on the 59 today. Enjoyed practicing though.
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Only this pic today. I can't run a nice bead to save my life, this is how stacked dots do. One of the better looking welds I made on the 59 today. Enjoyed practicing though.
As you know, many of the good welders now have pulse settings. You have put the principle of welding with a pulse setting to use by doilng it manually It looks very good Matt

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