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Old 06-15-2019, 07:15 AM
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I got one lower patch panel done on the passenger door for my '39 Chevy. The inner panel is also bad, but not bad enough to need a full width patch panel, so I'm patching in the rusted out pieces instead of cutting it all off. Will do the same for the driver's door lower.
I picked up a few more trinkets from Old Car Parts yesterday also. A missing glove box door and latch, plus clock delete plate. And a few little escutcheons for both outer door handles. I think the glove box door might be one year off as the hinge mounting holes were about 1/4" low. It fit the opening right, but sat too low. I marked and tapped new holes so it fits great now.
Then I went to work on the old grille pieces I got recently. I drilled out the rivets to separate the two halves to do repairs. I got an extra 1/2 grille with the grille as the bottom 3 bars on both halves were missing or mangled. I cut off donors from the extra grille and cut and ground them shorter until they fit to the missing bars. I wont try to weld them as it's too delicate for my Mig, and my oxy-acetylene torch skills are lacking. I'll take the grilles and the donors to a welder and have him tig weld them in. Then I'll add support to the back side by using round rod tucked into the hollow back side. Once it's all sanded and filled with All Metal filler where needed, I'll choose a color to paint it. Then it will get a polished center bar, and original chrome top trim. It wont ever be nice enough to have it re-chromed, but painted will have to do.
These are the two donor pieces I'll get welded in.




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Old 06-15-2019, 07:43 AM
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I refinished my '38 grille with Chrome in a can... it was flat black primer when I got it. a quick blast in the cabinet to clean it and I have a silver grille...



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Old 06-15-2019, 07:58 AM
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Try shoving a USB drive in your ear for more memory?
I'd have to learn how to load the thumb drive first.... and thanks for telling me to shove it in my "ear"...
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:39 AM
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I did the same thing with the grill in my '36. I didn't want it to look like wannabee chrome so I painted mine a light metallic gray. I think it contrasts well with the blue.

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Beats the alternative, eh?
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:50 AM
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Someon might be interested in this,,,it looks good on the Video..




https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...0461&FORM=VIRE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdC...XSfns8wtFx3_1g
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:39 AM
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I don't know, I have seen it many times, it's NOT chrome, it's looking sorta close but it's NOT chrome.

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I don't know, I have seen it many times, it's NOT chrome, it's looking sorta close but it's NOT chrome.

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I have not saw it real.just in the video,,it says in this video Not to clear over the chrome,,but in a couple others where the use 2 spray gunn ,,one with material and one with water actually looks good ,like you say ,,(in the video ) but in person it might be a different story.
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I don't know, I have seen it many times, it's NOT chrome, it's looking sorta close but it's NOT chrome.

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Agreed, but it's as close as a paint will ever come.
It could come in handy for some things.
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Hey Brian, There is a pretty nice bed on Ebay for a Chevy AD truck. Coincidently, it not only is in California but the guy showed a picture of the truck it came off of. A chopped and sectioned truck that was built back in the 70's.

I'll bet he is a really nice guy and would cut you a deal on it.

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Hey Brian, There is a pretty nice bed on Ebay for a Chevy AD truck. Coincidently, it not only is in California but the guy showed a picture of the truck it came off of. A chopped and sectioned truck that was built back in the 70's.

I'll bet he is a really nice guy and would cut you a deal on it.

John
LOLOL, I know the guy he is a friggin stud underwear model!

I got my bed put together that I am selling (just a bolt here and there for the photos) and got it on craigslist and facebook and ebay and so forth. Got a little more thinking done on the hood.

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Soooooo, I sold the bed. One little problem, I told a guy who had called me from Australia that he could have it. He had some company to pick it up from my house and he would pay me on paypal. So I sent him a text telling him to deposit the money in my paypal leaving him the name of it. It was 2 in the morning there so it's understandable he wouldn't be responding. Well many hours later when he would be up I got another call from someone who had called be before the Australian guy and said he did want it and would pay me right now. I called the Australian guy and the call wouldn't go through. I decided that was a red flag and to hell with it and sold it to the other guy. I texted him telling him it was sold and I got some SERIOUSLY upset texts back. He made up some story how he already paid some guy to come get it and pay me cash. I told him I was sorry and that I tried to call. I honestly feel bad, I made a mistake not looking into how to call someone in Australia but it was just that, a mistake. he is TICKED big time, saying some crap a little out of line.

I apologized over and over, but he is TICKED.

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