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John long 03-06-2014 08:49 PM

I made a test piece for the drive shaft tunnel on the Bel Air and started the next set of floor pans. Ain't life just plum good............:thumbup:

John

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9b3cbcba.jpg

http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/...ps325b4854.jpg

MARTINSR 03-06-2014 08:50 PM

Awesome!

Brian

tech69 03-06-2014 10:07 PM

pretty soon it will look like a car again! :D

today was another good lesson in paint.

This was a little bit overwhelming to paint with a car in the booth too but by the time I got to clear I got used to moving the stands around to paint the next one. bout the the only drawback of painting this in a cramped booth was a little more trash than normal. A little peely but I'm still a little timid with the 1.4. Everything up to this point has been easy panels I could clear all the way across. These bumpers needed to be done in sections so I wanted to avoid runs. LET IT FLY is the lesson on that.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...ps77615e47.jpg

the lesson here is pay attention to how much flattener to put in. I will rubb it to bring some back. If I would have put half the flattender I think I would have nailed it.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...ps196826ee.jpg

another lesson. one of the burn ins turned out flawless and two other ones will need rubbing. The one that turned out good had the solvent burn in zone in 3000 and a little 3000 beyond the backmask. when I thought I was done I quickly removed the back mask and burned more of it in at the edge. That one turned out great. the other ones I didn't lift the paper til an hour later (went to lunch) It will rub out but the good news is one came out right and I know why it came out right. so a couple little mistakes but the key is little mistakes and ones I will learn from.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...ps26c6cdab.jpg

MARTINSR 03-06-2014 10:38 PM

I got out to the garage for a bit tonight and fabbed and made a few more parts for the rambler stereo.

I have to tell you, that car is driving SOOOOOOOO much better than before. How stupid of me not changing those shocks a long time ago.

Brian

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps9777fba6.jpg

MARTINSR 03-06-2014 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tech69 (Post 2177105)
pretty soon it will look like a car again! :D

today was another good lesson in paint.

This was a little bit overwhelming to paint with a car in the booth too but by the time I got to clear I got used to moving the stands around to paint the next one. bout the the only drawback of painting this in a cramped booth was a little more trash than normal. A little peely but I'm still a little timid with the 1.4. Everything up to this point has been easy panels I could clear all the way across. These bumpers needed to be done in sections so I wanted to avoid runs. LET IT FLY is the lesson on that.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...ps77615e47.jpg

the lesson here is pay attention to how much flattener to put in. I will rubb it to bring some back. If I would have put half the flattender I think I would have nailed it.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...ps196826ee.jpg

another lesson. one of the burn ins turned out flawless and two other ones will need rubbing. The one that turned out good had the solvent burn in zone in 3000 and a little 3000 beyond the backmask. when I thought I was done I quickly removed the back mask and burned more of it in at the edge. That one turned out great. the other ones I didn't lift the paper til an hour later (went to lunch) It will rub out but the good news is one came out right and I know why it came out right. so a couple little mistakes but the key is little mistakes and ones I will learn from.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/...ps26c6cdab.jpg

I really enjoyed paint work. And doing all of it is always awesome. Hanging the quarter AND painting like you are, THAT is a real "combination man" and they are few and far between these days.

Brian

123pugsy 03-07-2014 06:12 AM

I bent up a sample rocker panel this morning.

Looks like this will work.

https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/memb...863-medium.jpg




I then hit it on the Baileigh power shrinker and give it some curve.


https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/memb...867-medium.jpg

John long 03-07-2014 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARTINSR (Post 2177153)
I really enjoyed paint work. And doing all of it is always awesome. Hanging the quarter AND painting like you are, THAT is a real "combination man" and they are few and far between these days.

Brian

What Brian is trying to say Henry is most guys who do it all are "Jacks of all Trades and Masters of None." Like me. :thumbup::D:welcome:

Thank you for sharing your learning curve. You are showing me things I have never been exposed to.

John

tech69 03-07-2014 09:09 AM

it's tough cause you gotta be productive while going through the learning curve but the good thing is I'm a lot more productive than the old painter who got paid a lot more and my buffing is much better. Just need to fine tune my painting skills. Being able to lay down clear is just the foot in the door, now it's time to work out some kinks, learn to mask more efficiently and better, burn in those clears that don't need any rubbing, get better matching skills, and learning pearls. I'm fortunate the old painter was lazy and just picked the standard paint formula for everything. It gives me room to learn. I think I'm gonna be pretty good at this but there's a few more mistakes I have to make first, thankfully they've been ones that haven't set us too far back.

tech69 03-07-2014 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 123pugsy (Post 2177481)
I bent up a sample rocker panel this morning.

Looks like this will work.

https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/memb...863-medium.jpg




I then hit it on the Baileigh power shrinker and give it some curve.


https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/memb...867-medium.jpg

you mean my little HF bench shrinker won't be able to move that? :D:D

John long 03-07-2014 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tech69 (Post 2177841)
you mean my little HF bench shrinker won't be able to move that? :D:D

It will but you will have to work harder than Pugsy.:D

More power! huh, huh, huh

John

1971BB427 03-07-2014 05:16 PM

Not much happening here. Still waiting for the machine shop to finish the new engine. Did some clean up of my work area and cleaned some parts that will be reused on the engine and car. Hope to see the new engine completed mid week, if they're on schedule!
Picked up a cross ram for the 350 Chevy, and will be changing to that and not using the Pro Dominator tunnel ram when it goes together. I'll use the same carbs, and add a balance tube to the cross ram to keep the tuning simpler.

hduff 03-07-2014 05:36 PM

I'm finishing up on the repairs to a '96 Chevy S-10 that was purchased at a police auction for $500 by the friend f the guy I purchased it from. My friend did the work on the motor (about $500) and I've done the other repairs, new battery box, window crank handle, new headliner, general rust abatement, new hood latch cable, fixed broken seat springs, repaired rust hole sin driver's floor and finally today, replacement carpet and re-install interior. It has about 180,000 miles on it, but other than hose minor things, is in surprisingly good condition. Details in Journal entry #21.

Then a few minor electrical repairs on the '54 Desoto Firedome.
http://i.imgur.com/NAmJFcil.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tkUH3Udl.jpg

496CHEVY3100 03-07-2014 07:34 PM

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After all the metal fab work my pvc looks simple but it has to be done.this material that john recommended works MUCH better than what I had, that is where knowledge and experience stands out Thanks John,
also changed pattern on doors and molded them to match pattern of seats.

John long 03-07-2014 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 (Post 2179361)
After all the metal fab work my pvc looks simple but it has to be done.this material that john recommended works MUCH better than what I had, that is where knowledge and experience stands out Thanks John,
also changed pattern on doors and molded them to match pattern of seats.

I hope I am not out of line but I think I kind of liked the horizontal lines of your earlier design.

John

496CHEVY3100 03-07-2014 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John long (Post 2179609)
I hope I am not out of line but I think I kind of liked the horizontal lines of your earlier design.

John

I think I did also ,trying different patterns the one to math seats really don't do anything for me ,it might look better when I out cross lines and te dip on it,,still experimenting,:D


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