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Forum: Interiors Questions and Answers 05-22-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By LEE T
Some of the locks have the number stamped on them...

Some of the locks have the number stamped on them so you may be able to tell if they are the same. If not, then I would have a key made for the trunk lock, and the procedure is explained very well in...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-21-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By LEE T
Golden Star sheet metal bends easily, so that is...

Golden Star sheet metal bends easily, so that is a different issue.
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-20-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By LEE T
Looks like a fender problem to me. I know you...

Looks like a fender problem to me. I know you said the fender is flat, but actually it shouldn't be flat.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 05-18-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By LEE T
In addition to the above, all the assembly plants...

In addition to the above, all the assembly plants had their own fisher body plant close by, although some cars went to different assembly plants, so your thinking about the two numbers being the same...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 05-15-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By LEE T
I would be a bit hesitate to do that. If 4...

I would be a bit hesitate to do that. If 4 different original hoods all do the same thing, I would look elsewhere for the problem. How do the hoods line up with the fenders along the side? How is the...
Forum: Convertibles 05-15-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By LEE T
My favorite name for it is Triple Crown, but in...

My favorite name for it is Triple Crown, but in this case it is not a winner.:)
Forum: Convertibles 05-14-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By LEE T
The quarter panel and door are normal, but the...

The quarter panel and door are normal, but the fender is way off.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-12-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By LEE T
Lead slinger

Since there has been some conversation about lead, I thought it was a good time to pay tribute to the Lead Slinger, Bill Hines. He was truly a remarkable man, even if you don't consider his lead...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By LEE T
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondo_(putty) It...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bondo_(putty)
It doesn't seem to want to come up, but here is what it says

History[edit]
Before the 1940s, body solder was often used to repair large imperfections...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-11-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By LEE T
Thanks, I've been doing it just long enough to be...

Thanks, I've been doing it just long enough to be able to get it done without any problems, but no matter how good someone can do it, the use of it is limited IMO.
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-10-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By LEE T
Sorry, I don't know anything about the trucks,...

Sorry, I don't know anything about the trucks, and I wouldn't make a recommendation on lead unless I was looking at the vehicle.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 05-10-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By LEE T
The auctions you mentioned go on for 7 days and...

The auctions you mentioned go on for 7 days and it is up to you whether or not you go look at the car. A lot of sellers even suggest that you come and look at it. On both sites you can leave feedback...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-10-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By LEE T
A wood paddle is used to smooth it out, and after...

A wood paddle is used to smooth it out, and after it cools a file is used to finish it. Works very good on panel edges and seams. It can be sanded with certain types of sand paper, but a file is...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 05-09-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By LEE T
The only joint that I would automatically remove...

The only joint that I would automatically remove the factory lead is at the rocker panel. Otherwise as already said, check the surrounding areas for rust or other problems. The biggest reason for...
Forum: Interiors Questions and Answers 05-07-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By LEE T
For a red car I like brown interior with black as...

For a red car I like brown interior with black as an accent color. Bright red might need a different shade of brown.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-28-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By LEE T
It could be improper hinges, but it sounds like...

It could be improper hinges, but it sounds like you have worn hinges.
After you close the hood can you push the back corners down with your hand, and is that what you are trying to adjust out? A...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 04-23-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,811
Posted By LEE T
Totally agree, its not for everyone or every car....

Totally agree, its not for everyone or every car. In fact the factory painted them mostly assembled.
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 04-23-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,811
Posted By LEE T
I think you're right Joe, not only your past...

I think you're right Joe, not only your past customers, but I wouldn't pay you to do it either.

But lots of people do pay for it everyday, just not normally in a collision shop.
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 04-23-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,811
Posted By LEE T
For those using a solid color and still not so...

For those using a solid color and still not so confident, but want the good job. Get all the panels aligned first, then drill two 1/4" holes in each door hinge but space them out, and tap the holes....
Forum: TriFive related Ebay auctions and Craigs List, Links to other sale sites 04-19-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By LEE T
That car might have done well on the BaT Bring A...

That car might have done well on the BaT Bring A Trailer auction.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-15-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By LEE T
You may have to loosen the brackets at the frame,...

You may have to loosen the brackets at the frame, cause it looks to me like the bumper is too low, but there is a lot of adjustment possible there.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-13-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By LEE T
Can you push the trim in place with a finger?...

Can you push the trim in place with a finger? Post a good picture of the last 6-8 inches of the trim.
Forum: Trifive Stories 04-13-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By LEE T
Those cars look very clean, almost rust free.

Those cars look very clean, almost rust free.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 04-13-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By LEE T
The factory put stud and nut fasteners on the...

The factory put stud and nut fasteners on the front fenders, and when putting them back on, some guys like to leave the last couple nuts loose enough that after assembly they can adjust the trim to...
Forum: Big Block Install Questions and Answers 04-13-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,706
Posted By LEE T
David I put a 348 in a 55 in 1964, and later put...

David I put a 348 in a 55 in 1964, and later put a 409 in the same car, doing it just like you said "back yard mechanic"

I used all stock parts with an original 3 spd, then a 4 spd with the 409....
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