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Old 03-08-2018, 06:17 PM
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Got the diff filled and the front end together, but not greased.
I pulled a Brian with the grease gun. It, and I, came out swinging but the bastard won. It don't pump.

Back to the exhaust. I'll get it done by Sunday I hope.

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Are you saying that the Tiger illustration we see is not a company logo?

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IIRC, that was a Phillips 66 thing in the late 60's
BB that is correct. The image represents a product and appears in advertising from one company about that product only, to the best of my knowledge. The slogan may or may not be included in other advertisements, and a well known logo from the company's family, if you will, is in advertisements containing the tiger illustration which I believe is unique to the brand name and product. That work? I just want company name, product type is in the name.

Not Phillips66.

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I caught a mess of pics today. Want some? Look away if you don't like big picture entertainment and please don't hate the complimentary (or un) photography from around the shop. Milked my floor fab for all its worth, time to put it in. Perfect or not and it ain't but...

I am ready to start welding in floor frame (except seat braces, later) and toe boards on the 59, Painter's bucket job is fixed, Footloose has the 53 cab smoothed up for primer, and the silk purse 60 finally felt the sun. They was having a shining contest I reckon. The crew all did real nice work on it and I am amazed by its visual impact even if I'm not too into fins myself. Super loud color choice, Yogi bear's dream interior (reminds me of a picanic basket) and when show-ready it should be a fine eye grabber.





























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That truck needed a "little" filler huh?

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That truck needed a "little" filler huh?

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A skim coat and off to paint!

Serious here... the owner wanted to "leave some dents". I know when I was doing the mud it was a challenge to loosen up enough for budget-friendly jobs after doing back to back show cars. I kept that in mind when Footloose asked me to feel the roof today. I told him just as soon as you think it might work, stop. It will be more than good for this job because right now done trumps perfect. Kinda like my floor, we are no hobbyists during the day. Beats having to show a guy how to get to that point, and is a better problem to have than that. I found its easier / prudent / frugal to fade a little heat about the bondo bath labor than to start seeing shiny high spots once poly primer is down. Thats not intended to sound like a bunch of defensive excuses but it does. Just shop talk. It is covered head to toe though, ain't it?
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I got a pattern made for the glass in the doors. Got a little welding done too on the window channel assy. Next I will modify the window frame for it so I can get that channel all squared away in the door.

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A skim coat and off to paint!

Serious here... the owner wanted to "leave some dents". I know when I was doing the mud it was a challenge to loosen up enough for budget-friendly jobs after doing back to back show cars. I kept that in mind when Footloose asked me to feel the roof today. I told him just as soon as you think it might work, stop. It will be more than good for this job because right now done trumps perfect. Kinda like my floor, we are no hobbyists during the day. Beats having to show a guy how to get to that point, and is a better problem to have than that. I found its easier / prudent / frugal to fade a little heat about the bondo bath labor than to start seeing shiny high spots once poly primer is down. Thats not intended to sound like a bunch of defensive excuses but it does. Just shop talk. It is covered head to toe though, ain't it?

That's how you get it right!

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I caught a mess of pics today. Want some? Look away if you don't like big picture entertainment and please don't hate the complimentary (or un) photography from around the shop. Milked my floor fab for all its worth, time to put it in. Perfect or not and it ain't but...

I am ready to start welding in floor frame (except seat braces, later) and toe boards on the 59, Painter's bucket job is fixed, Footloose has the 53 cab smoothed up for primer, and the silk purse 60 finally felt the sun. They was having a shining contest I reckon. The crew all did real nice work on it and I am amazed by its visual impact even if I'm not too into fins myself. Super loud color choice, Yogi bear's dream interior (reminds me of a picanic basket) and when show-ready it should be a fine eye grabber.





























what is the sterring wheel from ,,or is it a custom aftermarket,,i have a 59 Impala wheel to go on my truck after i find a better chrome trim ring horn button,,i am tired of the S10 only so much you can do for one of these..
from black,to gray,to Lt Buckskin.,,,,Black should have been 1st.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:22 AM
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David, I will find that out for you. Something like that would be nice in your rig.
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David, I will find that out for you. Something like that would be nice in your rig.
I lied. Apparently it was on the car (with a cover) when it came in. I was told "its a knock-off" meaning aftermarket of some sort. But it was those colors the whole time I guess. Don't know where it came from, sorry.

Didn't accomplish much today. Plug welded one side of the 59 floor frame in and that toe board is prepped and screwed. Got pics in case the posting urge strikes later. To hell with this week, I can't wait to get the V8 out for a few.
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Put my forward facing headers on and they hit. Like not bash it hit like I need to cut 2 tubes hit. They also block the plugs much worse then I thought they would.

There is a set on eBay which rise next to the valve covers. But I am thinking hood clearence is a issue there plus that's where I want to run my accessories.

Well I have always wanted to build my own set of headers. I do have a heck ton of .120 1.75 dom 1.5 id and a bender. They won't rust through at least.
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Well, my day turned into a fiasco. I installed the Pilot bearing yesterday and had everything ready to go today for installing the clutch and transmission. yea, right

I got my clutch alignment tool out and found it would not go in the pilot bushing. Now mind you, I had slipped rhe pilot bushing over the main shaft so I knew it was right. Not a Chevy allignment tool? I got uot my Dial calipers and verified the main shaft of my transmission and clutch allignment tool....Identical. Next step borrow a junk mainshaft from my friend Melvin. Will it go into the pilot bushing....Not with a ten pound sledge hammer.

Obviously the crank hole was undersized (or bushing slightly lage) but in any event the bushing has been compacted during installation.

After three hours of using a home made sanding wrap by splitting the end of a 3/8" bolt and some 1 1/8" wide sanding belts it will go in. I finished off with 500 grit paper ton polish the bushing.

Has anyone else run into an issue like this and if so how did you deal with it?

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It kinda makes sense that the bushing could compress a little and end up smaller? Never seen it happen though, sad to hear about your fight there John, that's the pits damn it.

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Well, my day turned into a fiasco. I installed the Pilot bearing yesterday and had everything ready to go today for installing the clutch and transmission. yea, right

I got my clutch alignment tool out and found it would not go in the pilot bushing. Now mind you, I had slipped rhe pilot bushing over the main shaft so I knew it was right. Not a Chevy allignment tool? I got uot my Dial calipers and verified the main shaft of my transmission and clutch allignment tool....Identical. Next step borrow a junk mainshaft from my friend Melvin. Will it go into the pilot bushing....Not with a ten pound sledge hammer.

Obviously the crank hole was undersized (or bushing slightly lage) but in any event the bushing has been compacted during installation.

After three hours of using a home made sanding wrap by splitting the end of a 3/8" bolt and some 1 1/8" wide sanding belts it will go in. I finished off with 500 grit paper ton polish the bushing.

Has anyone else run into an issue like this and if so how did you deal with it?

John
I have when i use to use a brass bushing,they will colapse when driving them in,,i have an attachment for my slide hammer to install them with a pilot,,but i dont use them anymore ,i use the roller bearing pilot bushing eaiser to install and suppose to last longer,,although i have never seen either wear out.
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I got out to the garage tonight to get some work done on the truck. I am modifying the window glass frame to fit the chopped top. Instead of cutting a piece out shortening the back end of the frame I simply cut the 3.5 inches off and drilled a new hole and reshaped the end to match what was there. I lengthened the top of it 1.5 inches to match what I did on the roof. It's looking pretty good, hope I can get them good enough for chrome. This is pretty demanding, I have these frames, then inner and outer trim to make the same mods, wanting them all good enough for chrome. That is essential to the look I am after, to have them all chrome, we will see. I have a feeling I will be back up to speed when I am just finishing with the first ones not as nice as the last ones I do.

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