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big m
Posted 2011-12-29 1:54 PM (#301452 - in reply to #301346)
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Windsor59 - 2011-12-28 10:52 AM

Look great steering wheel (If same firm new rechromed the steering frame?). Hope I can see your Sport Fury in live when I go to CA.


The chrome ring was in good condition, although the plastic had disintegrated. It was not necessary to re chrome it.

Look forward to meeting you in January when you visit too!

---John
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Posted 2011-12-29 1:56 PM (#301453 - in reply to #301351)
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BarnFind57 - 2011-12-28 11:03 AM

That wheel looks nice.


I am familiar with Koch's... they do some really nice work.



Thanks, Rick. I had met them several years ago when they were buying core steering wheels. I had a good feeling about the way they were doing things.

---John
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Posted 2011-12-29 1:58 PM (#301455 - in reply to #301371)
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Matthew Keij - 2011-12-28 2:07 PM

What color is that steering wheel?
Also what was your plan for the interior color? I forgot


Hi Matthew,

The color of the interior was red, with a black exterior and dash. The sterering wheel handgrips are gray, as is the center pad for it.

---John
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Posted 2011-12-29 2:01 PM (#301457 - in reply to #301436)
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FIN ME - 2011-12-29 5:38 AM


Incredible work, John!

I especially like that circular badge that was STILL hanging desperately on to the rear fin in the first "before" pictures. It's a wonder it was still there, and that no one had picked it off over the years.

This car is going to be absolutely wonderful when you are done. I also like the '59's.

(O)


Thanks! I was surprised the badges were still on the quarters, but the yard where the car was found was deep in the forest in upstate New York, and not visible from any roadway. My late friend Jim found the yard by word of mouth, and sent the car out to me.

---John
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Posted 2011-12-29 3:21 PM (#301463 - in reply to #301455)
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big m - 2011-12-29 1:58 PM

Matthew Keij - 2011-12-28 2:07 PM

What color is that steering wheel?
Also what was your plan for the interior color? I forgot


Hi Matthew,

The color of the interior was red, with a black exterior and dash. The sterering wheel handgrips are gray, as is the center pad for it.

---John


Johnnie,
The Sport Fury steering wheels were black, brown, green or blue.
Just a note for originality
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Posted 2011-12-29 4:10 PM (#301468 - in reply to #301463)
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Hey Matt- ran across this add, maybe a source for parts if you are in need

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/2763159573.html
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Posted 2011-12-29 5:34 PM (#301485 - in reply to #301463)
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Matthew Keij - 2011-12-29 12:21 PM

big m - 2011-12-29 1:58 PM

Matthew Keij - 2011-12-28 2:07 PM

What color is that steering wheel?
Also what was your plan for the interior color? I forgot


Hi Matthew,

The color of the interior was red, with a black exterior and dash. The sterering wheel handgrips are gray, as is the center pad for it.

---John


Johnnie,
The Sport Fury steering wheels were black, brown, green or blue.
Just a note for originality


Thanks for the info, Matt. This one was the same color as what I removed from this car originally, so the steering wheel may have been changed out years ago.

---John
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big m
Posted 2011-12-29 5:36 PM (#301486 - in reply to #301468)
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61forfun - 2011-12-29 1:10 PM

Hey Matt- ran across this add, maybe a source for parts if you are in need

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/2763159573.html


DesotoPat sent me that link yesterday, and I have arranged to buy that particular car.

---John
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Posted 2011-12-29 6:04 PM (#301490 - in reply to #301486)
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Posted 2011-12-31 9:24 AM (#301644 - in reply to #226386)
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Amazing talent and capability shown here, John. But will the "numbers match" when you are done? Neil will want to research it!
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Posted 2012-01-02 1:30 PM (#301858 - in reply to #301644)
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carjock - 2011-12-31 6:24 AM

Amazing talent and capability shown here, John. But will the "numbers match" when you are done? Neil will want to research it!


LOL!

Thanks, Jim!

---John
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Posted 2012-01-03 2:26 PM (#301964 - in reply to #226386)
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I'm really impressed with what you're doing. I only wish that I could have the skill and talent to do it, too. I love following these threads about anyone who has the tenacity or the stubborness to re-build a ragged out, rust bucket. Here is one I found on the Team Impala board. Same kinda work.
This guy really wanted a '61 Impala convertible, but couldn't afford one. When he found this one, he bought it.
Here's the URL:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

I thought you might enjoy it, so Happy reading .... it's a long one, but worth it.




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Posted 2012-01-04 6:48 AM (#302058 - in reply to #226386)
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Just read the Impala story...WOW!!....that bloke must have REALY wanted a '61 rag top!He realy is doing it the hard way,to start off with a car that ruff!!
Storys like his and John's here are realy inspiring stuff to people like me,who have never tackled projects on this scale before.
WOW again!
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Posted 2012-01-04 1:25 PM (#302109 - in reply to #301964)
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jeff0547 - 2012-01-03 11:26 AM

I'm really impressed with what you're doing. I only wish that I could have the skill and talent to do it, too. I love following these threads about anyone who has the tenacity or the stubborness to re-build a ragged out, rust bucket. Here is one I found on the Team Impala board. Same kinda work.
This guy really wanted a '61 Impala convertible, but couldn't afford one. When he found this one, he bought it.
Here's the URL:
http://www.impalas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=686

I thought you might enjoy it, so Happy reading .... it's a long one, but worth it.




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Thanks for the link, Jeff. Lots of hard work went into that car, no doubt!!

---John
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Posted 2012-01-04 3:31 PM (#302123 - in reply to #302109)
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What work he puts into his Impala.
Difficult to understand for us northerners that you can not find a better project in the U.S..
To me there seems to be many more items which
Or am I wrong? (Ok I know some model is where rare...)
Sure, similar to work on this Impala 61 John (Big M) Sport Fury conv 59
Wish I were as handy with sheet metal like them.

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Posted 2012-01-04 4:16 PM (#302135 - in reply to #226386)
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musta wanted a 61 real bad but the end results will be fantastic . a good dose of fortitude in that project . i always thought the 61 was one of the best lookin chevrolets and a rag to boot ----------------------------------------------------later
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Posted 2012-01-11 12:18 PM (#303200 - in reply to #226386)
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I had a trunk floor cut out of a car I scrapped a year or two ago, it had a two inch rust hole next to the fuel filler tube which is why I could never sell it. Just a bit extra labor to repair, and convenient in that it was already out.
Next photos show the donor pan, separating it from pieces I will not be using, and repair of the rust hole before installation.

---John



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Posted 2012-01-11 12:27 PM (#303202 - in reply to #226386)
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I positioned the rear half of the body on horses to prevent undue stress on the body before cutting the trunk out. Photo of the trunk before removal, shows the thin metal.
---John



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Posted 2012-01-11 12:33 PM (#303205 - in reply to #226386)
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Cutting the old trunk pan out, and preparing for the installation of its replacement-
---John



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Posted 2012-01-11 12:37 PM (#303207 - in reply to #226386)
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Cleaning rough edges and any loose rust, then treating the metal, then setting the pan in place. I found a rust hole in behind the trunk catch support, I will repair this before installing the replacement support.

---John



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Posted 2012-01-11 12:43 PM (#303208 - in reply to #226386)
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Impressive, John.....


I am looking forward to seeing this one on the road nearly as much as my own,

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Posted 2012-01-11 12:55 PM (#303212 - in reply to #303208)
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Nice job John. Your making good progress all the time. Seeing your updates gives more inspiration. I put mine on hold for a bit, have some family issues that arised.
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Posted 2012-01-11 1:17 PM (#303215 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-02-04 7:03 PM (#306432 - in reply to #226386)
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OH MY WORD!!!!

I just HAVE to come visit and I am only 90 minutes away... this is insane! taking a pile of rusty metal and recreating what took 100 ton presses 10 seconds...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Dang John-super impressive.

BTW-wanna share that tomatoe bin-great idea BTW-never thought of that use for one of these.

this inspires me to maybe restore my dads 55 2dr imperial. or maybe his 4door.

both are in PRIME concourse shape compared to what you are doing!

Buddy of mine in Tahoe owns a restored "christopher" which I have always admired..

BTW-I work in Chico and we have a laser and waterjet cutter. Laser rated up to 1/2" and waterjet to 18"-yep inches...
PM me if you need some parts cut. we also have a hyd press that will do 10'x0.50" mild steel.
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Posted 2012-02-06 12:37 PM (#306634 - in reply to #306432)
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ccpanel - 2012-02-04 4:03 PM

OH MY WORD!!!!

I just HAVE to come visit and I am only 90 minutes away... this is insane! taking a pile of rusty metal and recreating what took 100 ton presses 10 seconds...

All I can say is WOW!!!

Dang John-super impressive.

BTW-wanna share that tomatoe bin-great idea BTW-never thought of that use for one of these.

this inspires me to maybe restore my dads 55 2dr imperial. or maybe his 4door.

both are in PRIME concourse shape compared to what you are doing!

Buddy of mine in Tahoe owns a restored "christopher" which I have always admired..

BTW-I work in Chico and we have a laser and waterjet cutter. Laser rated up to 1/2" and waterjet to 18"-yep inches...
PM me if you need some parts cut. we also have a hyd press that will do 10'x0.50" mild steel.
Mark


Thanks, Mark,

Give me a call, you are welcome to wander here and have a look around at the cars anytime I am open for business- [530] 473-2225

I'll let you know if I need something precision cut also.

---John
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Posted 2012-02-06 2:34 PM (#306646 - in reply to #306634)
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John, I bet you'll have that piece with the trunk latch striker welded in the right place on the first attempt! It took me about 20 tries before I got it in the right spot. That was harder than pulling the body off the frame! I too have a rust converter for treating the metal but wasn't having much luck welding the treated metal-do you turn up the heat to get a good weld in these cases?
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Posted 2012-02-06 5:32 PM (#306659 - in reply to #226386)
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Hi Lisa,

Just be sure that the metal is clean where it is to be welded. A good file works well to remove anything on the surface of the metal that may affect a good weld.

I still need to find the trunk latch support in one of the parts cars, but haven't had time to do so yet.

---John
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Posted 2012-02-06 8:10 PM (#306683 - in reply to #226386)
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Lisa's comment sounds like you should remove an entire section, surrounding and including that latch support, so that
that complete ensemble could, then, be welded into the body as a unit which is 'pre-aligned'.



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Posted 2012-02-29 1:45 PM (#310129 - in reply to #226386)
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Still working to smooth out the welds, have about 60% of the underside presentable now. I removed a trunk latch support from a parts car, but found a mouse nest in behind it that caused rust on the lower areas of it. Also I had a rust hole in the project car body that needed to be repaired before installing the support. Patch pieces were cut, and fitted, then butt welded to the body and the support, then ground smooth.



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Posted 2012-03-01 12:12 AM (#310209 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-03-01 3:50 PM (#310283 - in reply to #310209)
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Lisa P - 2012-02-29 9:12 PM

It looks great John!


Thanks, Lisa!

I cheated on the trunk latch support location, I measured another car in the yard. I can see how easy it could be to center it with the rear license plate light, but the light is off to one side, rather than centered.

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Posted 2012-03-01 3:59 PM (#310286 - in reply to #226386)
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^^^^ I noticed that on my '57... I thought I was imagining it at first, slowed down, looked again.... like you said, it's off to one side.

Looking Great, John. Lots of work, but it will be worth it in the end. I have brought back a couple of REALLY rusty rides, but never went past a "rat" stage... I just straightened and fixed rot and the crucial structural stuff. Enjoying watching this thread.

Keep it up!

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Posted 2012-03-02 10:33 PM (#310492 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-05-15 7:29 PM (#321283 - in reply to #226386)
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Finally it feels like I am getting somewhere.
I decided to tackle the rust out on the driver side lower quarter, both the inner and outer skins had suffered from rust out.
I removed a section from a car in the yard that appeared to have a good lower area. After seperating the inner from the outer section, I found rust pitting. After an agressive cleaning, multiple pinholes appeared in the metal. I carefully welded each pinhole up with the mig welder, cooling the metal down constantly with a wet rag.

Next was to clean and fit the inner piece, to ready it for butt welding.

---John



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Posted 2012-05-15 7:37 PM (#321287 - in reply to #226386)
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Next was to cut the repair sections to fit the body, the inner panel was completed first, so that both the inner and outer welds could be smoothed.

Then the outer panel was tacked and stitch welded slowly in place, the metal being continually cooled with a wet rag.
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Posted 2012-05-15 7:40 PM (#321288 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2012-05-15 7:44 PM (#321289 - in reply to #226386)
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Next was to repair the dogleg areas on both sides. The rust was cut out, and repair pieces fabbed from the leftover piece of the quarter panel section from the donor car-
---John



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Posted 2012-05-15 7:50 PM (#321293 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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The right side quarter panel had some small holes at the bottom, it would have been easy to fabricate a piece to fit this area, however bondo was discovered above it, and an inch thick in places- After grinding the filler out, I found the metal had been worked and stretched badly, in fact it looked as wavy as a potato chip. Ungood.

I searched the back lot, but every panel that looked decent had either been patched or also had quantities of rust. I found a Savoy that looked like it had a good section, and spent two hours extracting it from the corner of the yard.



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Posted 2012-05-15 7:55 PM (#321294 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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I cut the outer quarter skin off, but it too had had poor work performed to it, and the lower section was straight, but had rust in behind the massive amount of undercoat that had gathered there. Before i cut the piece off, there were no pinholes or paint bubbles, but looking at the back side, the story was different. This was my last option, so I had to go with it.



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Posted 2012-05-15 8:01 PM (#321296 - in reply to #226386)
Subject: Re: The ressurection of 'Rusty' [the '59 Sport Fury]



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After spending some time welding up all the pinholes and grinding it smooth, the repair piece was now ready. I decided to clean the inner panel and treat it before welding the repair piece in, and then I found numerous pinholes in it. I had to make a piece to duplicate the original, as the donor car had nothing there. I butt welded it in, and smoothed the welds. Next, i worked the stretched outer panel by heating and cooling it, and hitting it with a slapping file when hot. This shrunk the metal back successfully, to continue the repair.

I fitted the outer piece, tacked it, then stitch welded it in. The repair is completed except for some minor finishing work.

---John



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Posted 2012-05-16 12:36 AM (#321341 - in reply to #321296)
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John, I all too well know what it is to do what you are doing right now, and I gotta say VERY well done! I also know what a PITA it is to post that many pics, but glad you did.
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Posted 2012-05-16 6:35 AM (#321362 - in reply to #226386)
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Alright, John...

Truth....


Have you started walking around it making little motor sounds?


Looking nice, as always.

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Posted 2012-05-16 12:20 PM (#321413 - in reply to #321362)
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John, it looks like you're really getting things done now! Thanks for all of the work you do documenting the repairs, I go over it many times to learn how to tackle items like this on my own.
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Posted 2012-05-16 2:17 PM (#321428 - in reply to #226386)
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Go, go, John ny go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3haYAbqKjA
Really nice to see the transformation of Rusty - keep us posted
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Posted 2012-05-17 4:35 PM (#321625 - in reply to #321341)
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dukeboy - 2012-05-15 9:36 PM

John, I all too well know what it is to do what you are doing right now, and I gotta say VERY well done! I also know what a PITA it is to post that many pics, but glad you did.


Thanks, Chaney!!

---John
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Posted 2012-05-17 4:42 PM (#321628 - in reply to #321362)
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BarnFind57 - 2012-05-16 3:35 AM

Alright, John...

Truth....


Have you started walking around it making little motor sounds?


Looking nice, as always.


LOL Rick!

It finally feels like I am getting somewhere, but there is still a lot to do at this point.

---John
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Posted 2012-05-17 4:44 PM (#321629 - in reply to #321413)
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Lisa P - 2012-05-16 9:20 AM

John, it looks like you're really getting things done now! Thanks for all of the work you do documenting the repairs, I go over it many times to learn how to tackle items like this on my own.


Heck, Lisa,

If this was your project, it probably would have been completed already!

Your DeSoto restoration was an inspiration to many on this site.

---John
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Posted 2012-05-17 4:45 PM (#321630 - in reply to #321428)
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wizard - 2012-05-16 11:17 AM

Go, go, John ny go - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3haYAbqKjA
Really nice to see the transformation of Rusty - keep us posted


Good choice in music, Wiz!!

---John
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Posted 2012-05-17 4:48 PM (#321631 - in reply to #226386)
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Now removing the rust residue left from the reverse electrolysis, along with two layers of old paint. It will be easier to spot any high or low spots in the panels now.

---John



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Posted 2012-05-17 5:34 PM (#321637 - in reply to #321631)
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John -

Been meaning to ask this:

The inner 'scaffolding' that you're using to keep the body from collapsing into itself: How did you determine the correct dimensions for each of the braces and cross-braces ?

Ron

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