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Old 03-18-2011, 01:37 PM   #196
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You need to fire your 'helper.' Sleepin on the job, huh?!
..and even asleep, the cat looks so smug.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:31 AM   #197
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You need to fire your 'helper.' Sleepin on the job, huh?!



Lookin good. I WISH I had your skills. I'm a shade-tree mechanic at the best of times and certainly no bodywork artist.
I had a fire going in the barn, and the cat can't resist the heat. I threw down an old shirt, and he was down for the count. My Bride is the voice of optimism on this project - she wants to take the Panel Truck camping. O-K.



The cat would be more help if he had thumbs.



Working on rebuilding the left rear corner of the body, the bottom 4" was completely rusted away. I'm blending the new metal into the fender arch that I already welded in place.



More primer - starting to look better!!!



The bodywork has got to be fast tracked to the point where I can install the wood floor, so the body can be placed on the chassis. Once I'm done welding the inner body panels to the inner fenderwells, the floor can go in.

April 15 is the goal date for the re-unification.



I started on the p/s rear fender arch yesterday, we may just make it.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:36 PM   #198
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Dude - it's "chevy orange" not KTM nuthin'!!

I have issues with too many projects at once, I got the cams out of my X-Challenge at the moment........ 17.4k - first valve adjust.......



but I'll try to hurry up.......

I know its Chevy Hugger Orange,,,i used to be a Chevy guy.

Looking great,can't wait to see it done!

Keep me posted on the X cam swap.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:09 PM   #199
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I had a fire going in the barn, and the cat can't resist the heat.



The cat would be more help if he had thumbs.

Cool cat. He has his priorities straight.

Cool missus too BTW! Glad the project is going so well.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:48 PM   #200
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Working on the passenger side body the last few days....

Rear fender arch, and the huge dent in the rear quarter panel.



The same old front fender patch panel, modded to fit the rear......



Look at what I'm working with here....



Looking at working on the big dent in the rear quarter - note the slide hammer. A couple of big creases there.







My technique is to cut at the crease with a WhizzerWheel and then straighten from there, here we go!!!



drill some holes, bust out the slide hammer!





Weld up the holes, and weld the piece I cut out, back in it's original place.



Ground down, and getting ready for some filler -



I'm pretty proud of this dent repair job, it's ended up better than I expected.



Sand down the fender arch area -



some filler on the fender arch - and only a little left to go!



now to get the cams back in my challenge!!!



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Old 03-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #201
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starting to look better!!!



April 15 is the goal date for the re-unification.


This year, I am looking forward to tax day. I am very excited by this project.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:09 PM   #202
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Man, you really have a skill or two! Nice work!

I have to admit, I like the freedom of making it close, but not needing perfect. It will look awesome, without being 100%, because 95% will do just fine!

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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Old 03-21-2011, 06:20 PM   #203
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I always knew you were coolness personified, but now I have proof.
I wish I had the energy and patience to do this kind of stuff. I've just never been willing to dive into something like that. Engines and stuff that screws together, yes. Panels and fabbing things up, too scary.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #204
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #205
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The cat would be more help if he had thumbs.
i have one with thumbs.

not helpful at all.

anyway, beautiful project. makes me wish i could weld.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:08 AM   #206
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:28 PM   #207
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Ohhhhhhh, yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




you know what I'm doing this weekend!

Woot-Woot!!!

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Old 03-25-2011, 04:19 PM   #208
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:40 PM   #209
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Old 03-25-2011, 08:07 PM   #210
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This is exactly what my Volvo needs. How do you keep the piece in place while you tack it?



Will you be able to find a panel for this?



I'm pretty proud of this dent repair job, it's ended up better than I expected.
Dude, you should be. Wrenching on engines is one thing, decent bodywork is another.



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