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Old 03-15-2014, 08:00 AM
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Got the glovebox painted! WHOOO HOOO

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i love those little ir lamps. easier to move around than the big ones.

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Old 03-15-2014, 08:04 AM
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i love those little ir lamps. easier to move around than the big ones.
Yeah I have a pair of them, they get the job done for what I am doing.

They aren't that much and really nice to have around! I keep the stands out back and the lights hung on a bracket I made that bolts to the wall so they are up and out of the way when not in use.

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Old 03-15-2014, 08:46 AM
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yeah, they're easy to move around and get the job done on spot jobs.

Ankle is finally up to the task and after coffee will go out to the garage and fine tune these tanks sides and the buck. Then will make a template of the middle piece. I hope to have it welded in today but will make sure it's planished out nice and rolled before that happens.
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That Chevelle looks darn nice. I am not fond AT ALL of the painted mouldings and or bumpers usually, think it looks well......like someone is too cheap to chrome and polish and the paint it to save money. But that thing looks so well done the painted chrome and bumpers look like they did it because they WANTED to not because they were cheaping out, you know what I mean?

It really looks darn nice.

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That Chevelle looks darn nice. I am not fond AT ALL of the painted mouldings and or bumpers usually, think it looks well......like someone is too cheap to chrome and polish and the paint it to save money. But that thing looks so well done the painted chrome and bumpers look like they did it because they WANTED to not because they were cheaping out, you know what I mean?



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I was telling a buddy the same thing at a car show about 15 years ago.
I've changed my opinion since then.


I didn't even notice they were painted the first time I looked, DOH! Sleeping again.
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That Chevelle looks darn nice. I am not fond AT ALL of the painted mouldings and or bumpers usually, think it looks well......like someone is too cheap to chrome and polish and the paint it to save money. But that thing looks so well done the painted chrome and bumpers look like they did it because they WANTED to not because they were cheaping out, you know what I mean?

It really looks darn nice.

Brian
I said the same thing when I saw it. I love the door handles. Thing is, up close there's a million flaws. Door was probably painted off the car flat and is a tad darker, not enough coverage on the quarter and can see faint areas of primer or something, swirls galore, bad gaps, but yeah, when that thing pulled up my first impressions were WOW~!
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Spent the day cleaning and assembling the engine. Got the bottom end closed up, and block and heads painted. I'll be dropping the engine in tomorrow hopefully. Then just lots of little thing to hook back up!



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Spent the day cleaning and assembling the engine. Got the bottom end closed up, and block and heads painted. I'll be dropping the engine in tomorrow hopefully. Then just lots of little thing to hook back up!

There is just something about looking at a new fresh built engine that is just exciting. I guess it is just knowing that those precision parts are going to work together to provide such an awsome amount of power. It is almost like it is a living breathing thing about to come to life.....Thanks for the PICS

I punched and drilled 66 holes for my plug welds this afternoon. It was good to have enough warm weather to let the weld through primer sit in the sun to dry.

Another good day. Life is a blessing for sure.

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using a lift for anything over 15 lbs....

Man I hear that lift comment.... we have to use hydraulics for anything over 15-20 pounds these days and lots of patience...we just put the heads back on the 396 and I watched them come down like the space shuttle docks for the better part of 30 minutes and just gingerly guided them onto the dowels...

took some pictures....skybrake76's Photostream
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There is just something about looking at a new fresh built engine that is just exciting. I guess it is just knowing that those precision parts are going to work together to provide such an awsome amount of power. It is almost like it is a living breathing thing about to come to life.....Thanks for the PICS

I punched and drilled 66 holes for my plug welds this afternoon. It was good to have enough warm weather to let the weld through primer sit in the sun to dry.

Another good day. Life is a blessing for sure.

John

Yeah, for me it's looking at everything fresh, and thinking about the guy who was doing the machining and making it all so nice! I always appreciate fine workmanship, and people who do it!
It was gorgeous here too John, and when I got all cleaned up I took the Falcon for a drive to the burger joint and grabbed a quick bite, then stopped and picked up some parts.
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oh my
oh my goodness!

I have stepped in it now. Flushed the gas tank and connected the fuel line up. Decided to hang the doors so I could finish up the sanding on the outside. I should have stopped before that. My doors used to fit like BINGO! I was so proud of them! This is where I stepped in it.

The Doors don't fit. Out by a mile. I am going to wait until easter to fit the doors, I can sit in the driveway then and sun myself. I am just happy I didn't paint the outside of the doors yet.
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oh my
oh my goodness!

I have stepped in it now. Flushed the gas tank and connected the fuel line up. Decided to hang the doors so I could finish up the sanding on the outside. I should have stopped before that. My doors used to fit like BINGO! I was so proud of them! This is where I stepped in it.

The Doors don't fit. Out by a mile. I am going to wait until easter to fit the doors, I can sit in the driveway then and sun myself. I am just happy I didn't paint the outside of the doors yet.
Do you think the door has moved or have you done structural work to the cab? You surely have some idea of what is going on?

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I shouldn't have done the hinges. the hinges changed everything. The doors fit after the cab work, I welded my pillars to fit the doors. So I know I had GREAT lines. Yea, but I will confess, when I did the hinges, I found out one had dropped a pin. I had no idea it dropped a pin. I knew my springs were missing that is why I did the hinges. 3 hinges were 90 % ok, one was toast. But, both doors are out a lot.

Here is that learning curve. *note* do hinges before cab work and setting door pillars.

I have got a lot of die grinding to do to open holes and shimming behind hinges.
Just created 20 hours work for myself. I am laughing about it. I was so careful about the cab work and the doors. I had the doors off and on 100 times checking. *note* do the hinges before the cab work.
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Hey Craig, that's one of the benefits of doing this building ourselves. We don't get fired, or have to do it the 2nd time for free! Plus we learn from our errors, and still get it done cheaper than if we paid someone! I'm sure you'll get it worked out to fit like it did before the hinges!
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I shouldn't have done the hinges. the hinges changed everything. The doors fit after the cab work, I welded my pillars to fit the doors. So I know I had GREAT lines. Yea, but I will confess, when I did the hinges, I found out one had dropped a pin. I had no idea it dropped a pin. I knew my springs were missing that is why I did the hinges. 3 hinges were 90 % ok, one was toast. But, both doors are out a lot.

Here is that learning curve. *note* do hinges before cab work and setting door pillars.

I have got a lot of die grinding to do to open holes and shimming behind hinges.
Just created 20 hours work for myself. I am laughing about it. I was so careful about the cab work and the doors. I had the doors off and on 100 times checking. *note* do the hinges before the cab work.
BEFORE you do any cutting or grinding, let Brian see this and help you tweak the hinges. You can move them a lot with a block of wood and some pushing. I'm not familiar enough with the procedure to advise, but I think Brian can get you on track with just "brute adjustment"...
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