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Old 05-31-2019, 08:03 PM   #31
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Isn't that the same one you posted pictures of on page 2 of this thread?
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Get busy give me some of [that motivation.90 degrees an climbing, Ugh, no race to the finish line thank goodness.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:27 AM   #32
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cool to have your shop up and it in it. i know someone is a happy camper.
It's a tiny one car shop, but it's where I built the last two gassers, so big enough. It was a soft vinyl cover on it when I built the last two cars and tough to keep warm in the winter. The metal enclosure should make it much nicer for this build!

This was my Falcon in it about 5 years ago.



And my Austin in there about 10 years ago.

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Spent the afternoon trying to remove the doors so I could install new inner and outer lower door patch panels. Found a NOS set on Ebay for 1/4 the going price.
What a pain getting a few bolts out of the hinges! Each hinge has 3 bolts, so 12 total. One bolt in each door wouldn't break loose, so had to cut the heads off. But once the heads are cut off the stub wont let the hinge slide out of the door slot. So I had to pry the slots open to allow the hinge to slip out. I'll have to hammer and dolly the metal back down once I'm done with repairs, and touch it up with some All-Metal filler to get it back perfect. Doors were very straight, but rotted out on the bottom.
Once I get the broken bolts drilled and tapped out, I'll replace the lower skins and inners, and they can get set aside until the rocker and floor repairs are done.
At least it's moving ahead. Body repairs are never the fun part for me, and this one needs lots of rust repair!
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Am glad you got that shop mostly done, you've been talking about doing that for quite some time.

The problem with the stuck bolts is a common one with about everything I do. I finally broke down and bought me both a rattle-gun and and an impact, both battery powered. I haven't had the chance to do much with the impact so far, but the things I have done has proved it to be worth it's weight in gold to me.
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Am glad you got that shop mostly done, you've been talking about doing that for quite some time.

The problem with the stuck bolts is a common one with about everything I do. I finally broke down and bought me both a rattle-gun and and an impact, both battery powered. I haven't had the chance to do much with the impact so far, but the things I have done has proved it to be worth it's weight in gold to me.
I don't think the bolts were really stuck. It was just a case of the bolt head not being in good shape, so even a 6 point socket wouldn't hold without slipping off on some heads. The ones with good heads came out without a hitch.
I had sprayed them all with penetrant the day before, and again the day I pulled them, so it went well for most.
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Great find! What a deal, especially on a coupe.
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Gathered up the spare hood today and made a trip over to Old Car Parts. Been dealing with Joe Sr. and Jr. since I was in high school in the 60's, and they specialize in old Chevy parts.
I needed all the inside door and window handles, plus out side door handle for driver door. Also needed the garnish molding for the passenger door, and 1/4 window. And of course the big ticket item; a grille! I took my moldings for driver's side along to match up for passenger side, and found both garnish moldings. Couldn't locate a perfect grille I could afford, but did locate one not so perfect that I could repair. It is missing the bottom 3 bars on both sides. Either broken, or mangled. But Joe also had a half grille that's in better shape, and easily repaired. I got all the parts I needed in trade for the hood, so no money out of pocket!
Once I split the grille halves I'll repair the extra half. Then I'll cut bars out of the bad half and use pieces to repair the 3 mangled bars in the other half. I'll end up with one decent grille in the end, and not have to so spend the $1500-$2,000 they want for a perfect grille. I'll just paint this one, and leave the perimeter chrome, and it will be good enough for my budget.

I also stopped by the local sheetmetal shop and had the owner bend me up a bunch of the pieces I needed for the rocker repairs. He did about 8 pieces for me, and charged me $10. Saved me several hundred dollars over buying stamped out pieces from the usual suppliers.

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Wow congrats on the buy and plans . With your talents and knowledge I'm sure it will be a cool coupe. I have a 38 Coupe going gassed in a mild way sometime in the future, been collecting the ingredients for a few years ..... The 39's certainly have a good look. A local fella here in Md. had a beautiful one with a 409, I believe it was called the High Roller...... looking forward to your progress.
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Got out this morning and spent about 4 hours removing the last of the worst rocker, and installing the two piece rockers. This side was literally swinging in the breeze with no connection to the floors, or the floor support! It went really well, and was easier than I thought it would be. I cut the 1/4 panel, and the A pillar panel open to allow the rocker to slip inside, and give more strength. I shot everything with weld through primer inside first, so no bare metal would be hidden.
This was the inner rocker welded to the floor braces, and the outer "spot welded" to the inner with plug welds.





This is the rear edge where I cut out rusty metal to tie in the 1/4 panel. I filled in a small 2" piece to get back to good metal.



Once I got both halves secured, I fit the edge piece I had the sheet metal shop bend for me. This is the 180 degree edge that will dress the joint on the two halves.



This is what it will look like installed. I'll wait to install it after I replace the floors.





Still need some more patches at the lower 1/4 panel, but I'll move on to he driver's side rocker first, and then do the fillers for all of it when both are done and the floors are replaced.
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Got the driver's side rocker replaced today! Even with cutting off the old rocker, it still took about half the time that the first rocker did! The car is getting really solid with both rockers installed now.
Next I'll get the patch panels on the 1/4 panels done, and then the door bottoms. Then I can move on to installing the new floors.

No pictures, since it looks just like the passenger side.
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