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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3375 on: July 02, 2018, 05:38:12 PM »
Finally got parts saturday afternoon, pair of qtrs, upper cowl panel and back window lower channel. I got most of the upper cowl spotwelds and panel off. Waiting for the bags of blast media to show up so i can knock the rust dust off and prime inside.

Shop got too hot (110) so went to get gas for the mower. My FM quit in my p.u. but still have AM radio, Bad Co (feel like making love) was on. Just as I pulled into the Quick shop, Paul and Wings (Junior's Farm) started and there sat an old 70s Gmc Brigader wheat truck (Nebraska tags) with an old Gleaner combine on behind. Talk about a flashback ;D I was in 1975 for a few seconds. Wheat harvest is just wrapping up here.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3376 on: July 02, 2018, 08:32:29 PM »
Wheat harvest, when the whole world smelled like fresh baked bread. We did a lot of custom cutting in the 50s between our place in Texas and my uncles in New Mexico. No Gleaner though. We had an International and we drove it from farm to farm.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3377 on: July 10, 2018, 03:07:30 PM »
Got a call this morn that one of Dave Parks old customs showed up on the Hamb. (Help me identify the 56 convertible custom, posted by hotdamn from N.C.) It was called the "Joker", I heard about it but never seen it till now. Dave had a body shop in Dodge City, but did more customs than anything else. He was a friend of my familys. Parks died of cancer a year before dad,('98, he was 63-4)

My Uncle had him nose, deck and paint his 57 silver(my first car). When he went to pick it up, Parks had shaved the door handles and leaded in the 3 eyebrows on the front fenders. Uncle was pissed  and made Parks put the door handles and eyebrows back on! ;D

If you look at the lower right of the first pick of "Joker", you will see the front wheel and nose of another of his customs, "Li'l Cesar" a 27 Ford roadster.  It resufaced here in the late 70s. Dave Parks and my Aunt with "Li'l Cesar"

On the home front, got the cowl done and qtr off the '69 El Camino. Damn i'm slow. ;)

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3378 on: July 10, 2018, 04:31:11 PM »
Slow and steady........wins every time ;)
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3379 on: July 10, 2018, 05:57:06 PM »
a lot of work on the quarter panel......isn't it hot there??

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3380 on: July 10, 2018, 06:57:09 PM »
That is a lot of work! Looking good Sammons.
Tom
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3381 on: July 10, 2018, 08:17:55 PM »
Yep, slow and steady, sometimes ;)
Ed it's been warm, mid upper 90s. The shop hit 100 by 11:30 this morn so i was done.

Flat rate pays 20.5 hours for replacement of both qtrs. The last one was Dads 70 SS 454 that he bought from my buddy when the motor said uncle in the mid '80s. I started on a monday morn, finished tuesday at 12 hours for both. Took the vinyl top off, straightened the dents and dings by noon on wednsday, blocked it in the afternoon. Wet sanded it thursday morn, taped it off and painted by 6pm. Striped it on friday, and the old man drove it home saturday morning. Boy how things have changed.  ;D

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3382 on: July 13, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »
Got a call this morn that one of Dave Parks old customs showed up on the Hamb. (Help me identify the 56 convertible custom, posted by hotdamn from N.C.) It was called the "Joker", I heard about it but never seen it till now. Dave had a body shop in Dodge City, but did more customs than anything else. He was a friend of my familys. Parks died of cancer a year before dad,('98, he was 63-4)

My Uncle had him nose, deck and paint his 57 silver(my first car). When he went to pick it up, Parks had shaved the door handles and leaded in the 3 eyebrows on the front fenders. Uncle was pissed  and made Parks put the door handles and eyebrows back on! ;D

If you look at the lower right of the first pick of "Joker", you will see the front wheel and nose of another of his customs, "Li'l Cesar" a 27 Ford roadster.  It resufaced here in the late 70s. Dave Parks and my Aunt with "Li'l Cesar"

On the home front, got the cowl done and qtr off the '69 El Camino. Damn i'm slow. ;)

Dang. those are some nice older shots of really cool cars. keep up the good work guys.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3383 on: July 19, 2018, 08:47:59 PM »
Still haven't got to putting the rear qtr panel on the Elky yet. Dealing with the rust on the rear inners, all three layers - inner pannel, inner wheel well, outer wheel well and lip. >:(  I probably would have passed on the job if I new that. Hands just haven't been cooperating. Four days of pattern making and patch bending but got done with the inside anyway.
Luckily he preffered I flang welded the long rear patch so it was flush on the inside, whole lot faster ;)  Tomorrow i will get everything sanded on the inner and 3m weld thru prime mating surface and expoxy prime the rest and maybe test fit qtr. My eyes may see that much work but my hands will probably argue ;D

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3384 on: July 19, 2018, 10:04:25 PM »
Worked on the '33 until 11:30 this morning then took off and had to do some errands 108'-111' best index today ....

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3385 on: July 19, 2018, 10:27:27 PM »
Ed, it was supose to get 103 here but never made it. Problem was our humidity was 65%,  felt like Missouri  >:(  We've been getting 1/2" rains every other evening,  I don't know what the heat index was, but by 11:30 I was ringing wet.  After lunch i thought I would mow the shop while I was already sweaty, big mistake. Almost got sick.

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3386 on: July 20, 2018, 01:30:16 AM »
Goodbye little broken vise. Hello new shiny big craftsman vise.
Thought I'd get one before Sears closes up here. They already reduced the building in half.

This will hold my new bead roller.  ;D
« Last Edit: July 20, 2018, 01:32:02 AM by Rattiac »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3387 on: July 20, 2018, 09:36:13 AM »
I think  today is a off day....
« Last Edit: July 20, 2018, 11:14:47 PM by FATnLOW »

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3388 on: July 20, 2018, 12:30:07 PM »
I think I today is a off day....
Ouch! Sunny and 78 here today!
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3389 on: July 20, 2018, 01:22:04 PM »
Rattiac, I have the exact same vise in my garage. BEFORE you mount it, take it apart at the base and remove the center bolt and put some locktite on the threads. 3 months after getting mine it came lose and wobbled alot when trying to open jaws. 2nd time i had to tighten i put locktite on and good now for 3 years now.

Ed, man you gotta take off in that crap. I went in early and got all my sanding/blasting and primers on. I can't believe the mess I made, so I cleaned up and got out of there by 11:00. It was 101 and 74% humidity in there :(

Tom you lucky dog! ;D

 


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