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Old 03-13-2014, 02:37 PM
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Nice work there. Working at your own pace is the best, but for me, I can't get myself to finish anything. The 5 minute rule is a good thing to live by and if you're not feeling than perhaps it can actually be 5 minutes but if you're feeling it can turn into 5 hours.

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I have dinner plans so will have to knock off early and take a shower.

I rolled the tunnel today and have it where it will lay in place but still have to tip the flanges and form the transition with the planishing hammer. On both sides I had to raise a small area with the English Wheel to gain clearance for the convertible cross member. That is partly what makes the panel have a distorted appearance.

so far I am pleased with the progress. Just wish I wasn't so slow.

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John ,If you were any faster you'd be done and what would we do then???? My day always starts out by checking out your posts.Besides your beautiful work already makes us pros look bad enough ,if you went faster I'd have to quit this biz...
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I have dinner plans so will have to knock off early and take a shower.

I rolled the tunnel today and have it where it will lay in place but still have to tip the flanges and form the transition with the planishing hammer. On both sides I had to raise a small area with the English Wheel to gain clearance for the convertible cross member. That is partly what makes the panel have a distorted appearance.

so far I am pleased with the progress. Just wish I wasn't so slow.

John
Looking good John.

Don't sweat ()the speed.
If you were finished, then what would you do?
I used to worry about keeping to my ten year plan, but I don't care any more. If I finish by the time I retire will be perfect.
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I welded extensions to the wheel houses that will weld to the ends of the rockers.




















And a shot of the car rolled over, just because, I'm enjoying the ease of doing things with the rotisserie.........



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martin's idea of blending on the stand was a longball, four bagger, a hit out of the park! This job came out better than the old painter's work. The buffing was always there but the paint work is coming together, but of course there's still plenty of learn. The fender didn't even get rubbed or nibbed. It came out flawless for a production job and think a lot of it is due to the location in the booth, so I'll be setting my parts a little more forward around where the fender was. Great blend!



this is where it went wrong but that was out of my control. No spray out card so there's a little flop but when not in the sun and straight on it looks perfect. Flop isn't that bad though but now I know flop can't be seen straight on cause the flakes reflect and hide it, but at an angle you can see it. When spraying the coverage coat on the blend door I SAW the flop but without clear and flake sparkle so you can see the flop DEAD ON(not from angle). So that was good experience for me. Man, the chip didn't tell me any of this when checking for flop.

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Old 03-13-2014, 08:33 PM
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I welded extensions to the wheel houses that will weld to the ends of the rockers.





And a shot of the car rolled over, just because, I'm enjoying the ease of doing things with the rotisserie.........



You do have a mean streak don't you? That's OK just keep rubbing it in.

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unintended save...

Was taking my rear leaf springs off and grinding rivets to replace hangers. I did not intend to take the rear shackles off at all. After I got the front hanger off, the rear seemed to have WAY to much slop. After removing tons of grease and crud, I could access the locking pins. When I finally got the near 60 yr old shackle off, I realized how lucky I got. Thankfully, I didnt have a complete failure. Lesson learned ? DO NOT take lazy shortcuts. Check underneath those nasty globs to actually SEE how good those original parts are. I only intended to replace the front to lower a couple of inches. I assumed the shackles/bushing would last another 58 yrs. ...rookie mistake....learn from it please. See how the bushing wore through and the end was nearly split completely.
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here's a little of what I've been dealing with this week. It looked way worse on Monday. At least now I can put on shoes.

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Old 03-13-2014, 09:40 PM
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martin's idea of blending on the stand was a longball, four bagger, a hit out of the park! This job came out better than the old painter's work. The buffing was always there but the paint work is coming together, but of course there's still plenty of learn. The fender didn't even get rubbed or nibbed. It came out flawless for a production job and think a lot of it is due to the location in the booth, so I'll be setting my parts a little more forward around where the fender was. Great blend!



this is where it went wrong but that was out of my control. No spray out card so there's a little flop but when not in the sun and straight on it looks perfect. Flop isn't that bad though but now I know flop can't be seen straight on cause the flakes reflect and hide it, but at an angle you can see it. When spraying the coverage coat on the blend door I SAW the flop but without clear and flake sparkle so you can see the flop DEAD ON(not from angle). So that was good experience for me. Man, the chip didn't tell me any of this when checking for flop.

Awesome! On the spray out card, tape it to the body out in the sun and stand back and look at it, walk around, see it from different angles. When the painter at work breaks out the "matching light" (a really bright flash light sold by the paint companies) and looks at a color in the shop I want to scream. I have said "Why do you want to hold that pretend light two feet away from the panel when you have that fire ball in the sky?"

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here's a little of what I've been dealing with this week. It looked way worse on Monday. At least now I can put on shoes.

There goes your foot modeling gig down the tubes.

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Oh my
Oh my goodness!

I never thought about what I am going look at when John and Pugs are done their cars.

I finished up my e brake rod. I have been dying to step on that thing for 11 months. And I started my fuel line. Have to flush the tank and stick a gas filter in yet. I just hope I don't have to many bugs to work through. It was a big project on the mechanical with no test drives at each step. The good news is nothing is dripping oil.

One rad and some pedals to go!
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:11 PM
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Awesome! On the spray out card, tape it to the body out in the sun and stand back and look at it, walk around, see it from different angles. When the painter at work breaks out the "matching light" (a really bright flash light sold by the paint companies) and looks at a color in the shop I want to scream. I have said "Why do you want to hold that pretend light two feet away from the panel when you have that fire ball in the sky?"

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I literally had two days to prep it, prime it, block it, mask it, paint it, buff and assemble it, and even wash it. Not nearly enough time. I told him I needed time to spray a spray out but he said the standard should be fine. Good thing is, I know if I sprayed it I would have reached for a low strength black and I'm confident that would have done the trick. It still came out really good and you can't really see the flop unless you're looking for it. I've seen much worse from some of the old painter's we had here and elsewhere. Got a white fender butt match coming up and it has flares that are flattened so that automatically will give me time to spray a spray out cause it's a butt match white AND the flares need to be flattened the right amount, so I will tell not to complain about match if he doesn't give me the time. I'm thinking 25% flattener for the flares. Can anyone give a thought on this? 50% is the most you can go so I figure 25% would be about right, or a start.
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Looking good John.

Don't sweat ()the speed.
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I used to worry about keeping to my ten year plan, but I don't care any more. If I finish by the time I retire will be perfect.


I started with a 6 mo plan ,I have ben working on it now for19 months and I am still not finished
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I started with a 6 mo plan ,I have ben working on it now for19 months and I am still not finished
Think of it this way.
You planned way too short.

You're actually still ahead of schedule.
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here's a little of what I've been dealing with this week. It looked way worse on Monday. At least now I can put on shoes.

Looks like Sasquatch WHAT HAPPERED
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