The "What Did You Work On Today" thread - Page 505 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #7561 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 05:57 PM
123pugsy's Avatar
Purists Hate Me
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: SEAM SEALER
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 57
Posts: 3,957
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 7,719
Thanked 3,358 Times in 1,971 Posts
Got a rocker clamped and screwed into place. I had to cut two braces and move the B pillar back and outwards.















    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #7562 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 06:15 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 74
Posts: 4,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,500
Thanked 7,870 Times in 4,072 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Got a rocker clamped and screwed into place. I had to cut two braces and move the B pillar back and outwards.
Better now than later. Keep the pictures coming. Like it

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to John long For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (03-11-2014)
  #7563 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 06:35 PM
adantessr's Avatar
'23 T-Bucket Pickup
 
Last wiki edit: Troubleshooting ignition
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: South Charleston , WV
Age: 67
Posts: 1,693
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 929
Thanked 260 Times in 195 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
should look like this ,only better with polished intake
Sweet. I don't believe that I have ever seen a chevy cross ram intake before. Saw one on a Dodge or Plymouth back in the 60's. I remember it looked like two octopus fighting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #7564 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:16 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 74
Posts: 4,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,500
Thanked 7,870 Times in 4,072 Posts
I literally spent 20 minutes in the shop tonight but did get a start on making the floor pan settle into place. It was hard to walk away just when i was getting started on it.

John

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to John long For This Useful Post:
123pugsy (03-11-2014)
  #7565 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:27 PM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 3,118
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,161
Thanked 679 Times in 556 Posts
looking good you two.

Don't know how I made it thru the day but I did. Yesterday I couldn't put any weight on my ankle whatsoever. Not even walking on it holding onto countertops/walls/etc. It just wasn't up to the task so I hopped on one leg, with my daughter hopping on one leg right behind me-lol. Today I was able to limp on it so I went to work with my slippers cause my shoes is out of the question right now with this huge bubble on my foot. I sat on milk crates while sanding and buffing a door but had to stand as well. After a while my foot got so numb it didn't hurt as bad. Then I got home and wanted to show my wife I wasn't completely helpless so I then made dinner, ate dinner quickly with the family, then hurried over to a chair to elevate my ankle with some ice. I'll give it a hot-cold-hot-cold-hot-cold treatment later tonight in the bath and will be back tomorrow...in my slippers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7566 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:32 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 74
Posts: 4,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,500
Thanked 7,870 Times in 4,072 Posts
Hopefully the boss appreciates the fact you were there Henry. I know sometimes that is not the case but hopefully it is this time. Hope it heals quickly.

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7567 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:33 PM
1971BB427's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Latest changes
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portland
Posts: 2,899
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 102
Thanked 806 Times in 610 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
should look like this ,only better with polished intake
Close David. Mine is a Weiand, so it's not an open plenum like the factory cross ram, and the carbs aren't staggered, they're straight across. Like this one:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7568 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:39 PM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 3,118
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,161
Thanked 679 Times in 556 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
Hopefully the boss appreciates the fact you were there Henry. I know sometimes that is not the case but hopefully it is this time. Hope it heals quickly.

John
funny you mention it. The plan was to go there, put the car together with the boss' lap dog, then sand n buff it. I got to work(boss wasn't there) and said I wasn't sure how long I could go for so I said I'd buff it while he's putting it together cause no one else there knows how to buff but they know how to put stuff together. I thought it was a great idea cause if I had to cut out at lunch than the car could have still gotten done. So the boss gets into an argument with his lap dog and his lap dog leaves saying he's quitting. An hour later the boss comes in and I tell him he left pretty upset and he said, "I know cause he doesn't listen, nobody listens around here". This was all over the fact that I buffed it earlier instead of buffing it later.

Last edited by tech69; 03-10-2014 at 08:45 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7569 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:43 PM
1971BB427's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: Latest changes
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portland
Posts: 2,899
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 102
Thanked 806 Times in 610 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
funny you mention it. The plan was to go there, put the car together with the boss' lap dog, then sand n buff it. I got to work(boss wasn't there) and said I wasn't sure how long I could go for so I said I'd buff it while he's putting it together cause no one else there knows how to buff but they know how to put stuff together. I thought it was a great idea cause if I had to cut out at lunch than the car could have still gotten done. So the boss gets into an argument with his lap dog and his lap dog leaves, saying he's quitting. An hour later the boss comes in and I tell him he left pretty upset and he said, "I know cause he doesn't listen, nobody listens around here". This was all over the fact that I buffed it earlier instead of buffing it later.
Not sure how you put up with such a horse's rear!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7570 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:45 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,259
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,509
Thanked 2,622 Times in 1,635 Posts
They will look great,thinking about converting my cross ram on my corvette to carbs if they ever give ant trouble ,,so far they have not..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7571 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:47 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 60
Posts: 16,148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,247
Thanked 6,713 Times in 4,312 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech69 View Post
looking good you two.

Don't know how I made it thru the day but I did. Yesterday I couldn't put any weight on my ankle whatsoever. Not even walking on it holding onto countertops/walls/etc. It just wasn't up to the task so I hopped on one leg, with my daughter hopping on one leg right behind me-lol. Today I was able to limp on it so I went to work with my slippers cause my shoes is out of the question right now with this huge bubble on my foot. I sat on milk crates while sanding and buffing a door but had to stand as well. After a while my foot got so numb it didn't hurt as bad. Then I got home and wanted to show my wife I wasn't completely helpless so I then made dinner, ate dinner quickly with the family, then hurried over to a chair to elevate my ankle with some ice. I'll give it a hot-cold-hot-cold-hot-cold treatment later tonight in the bath and will be back tomorrow...in my slippers.
What the heck did I miss here Henry, what happened to you?

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7572 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:52 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 74
Posts: 4,707
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5,500
Thanked 7,870 Times in 4,072 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Not sure how you put up with such a horse's rear!
The good news is Henry has expanded his horizons a lot in the last year. He has gone from a body man to being the guy who can cut and buff the car and is now doing much of the paint work.

If he bites his tongue and continues to gain the experience he is getting it will pay huge dividends later. If he quits this shop and goes to another one there is always the chance he will get "cubby holed" and end up doing the same limited things for who knows how long. The experience he is getting has real value even if he opens his own shop someday.

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7573 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:53 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 60
Posts: 16,148
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 6,247
Thanked 6,713 Times in 4,312 Posts
I got my Rambler stereo glove box primed tonight.

Ok, I lied guys, I didn't make this, it's an NOS '59 Rambler CD player glove box I bought on eBay.










I do have to fess up, I got a few runs. Damn I don't do this enough. Besides I RAN out there when I got home to do it, literally running so I could get it done.

It's so funny because I was going to make this mod differently butt welding the pieces in. But after I started making a pattern on the first one it hit me that the guys at Rambler wouldn't have done that, so I made pieces like they would have overlapping pieces plug welded in (I could have brought it to work and spot welded it but that is even more anal than me).
But I dig it, I like how it came out.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to MARTINSR For This Useful Post:
CraigK (03-11-2014)
  #7574 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:57 PM
put up or shut up
 

Last journal entry: saying goodbye to the beast
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope, Ca
Posts: 3,118
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,161
Thanked 679 Times in 556 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Not sure how you put up with such a horse's rear!
man, the other day he really pissed me off. He keeps trying to tell me how to buff, yet doesn't know how to buff at all and my buffing has been 10x better than any painter he has brought into here. So I tell him I'm ditching the wool and he says Glassurit calls for wool or it will die back. I remind him the black charger we did buffed by somebody else looks like crap because of wool. He then started to say "if you don't use wool you're not buffing it." He stopped himself from saying it but that's what he was going to say. I asked him why he listens to paint reps over his own employes and he should listen to results and what's common knowledge. So it really pissed me off being that he burned it with the guys next door by hiring a painter who couldn't buff at all and made our 55 chevy look like crap AND THEY POINTED IT OUT yet when I'm trying to play make up with the guys next door by delivering them a show quality buff( Gran Sport) he attacks my game plan after already SHOWING him with my buff work that it's much better than all the other painters. STUBBORN!

Last edited by tech69; 03-10-2014 at 09:17 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7575 (permalink)  
Old 03-10-2014, 08:59 PM
496CHEVY3100's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 53 ad3100
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,259
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3,509
Thanked 2,622 Times in 1,635 Posts
Just don't want to see any Head Bobbing while driving Marge now ..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 496CHEVY3100 For This Useful Post:
John long (03-10-2014)

Tags
build thread, projects

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


« Come On Man! | - »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 49 (1 members and 48 guests)
123pugsy
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hahaha Remember that "Hemi in a Camaro" thread... Crazy Mopar Guy Hotrodding Basics 16 11-07-2015 04:26 AM
Another engine "tick" diagnosis thread....(long) ForceFed86 Engine 2 04-09-2011 03:54 PM
Increase thread title "preview" time cboy Hotrodders Site Suggestions and Help 16 07-03-2008 08:45 PM
MuscleCarKid_1991 "Senior Project" thread: Dumped Jon Engine 2 03-22-2008 08:01 PM
"Trial fitting parts" thread vs. paint thickness rcurrier44 Body - Exterior 3 01-26-2005 05:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.