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big m
Posted 2010-06-10 5:02 PM (#227323 - in reply to #227202)
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1959Dodge - 2010-06-09 5:53 PM

Well, add 2 more fans of the 59 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible fans.
Aivar, (He has a black 59 Sport Fury Convertible) I like it too so at least
8 fans.
Should you have any questions or need any measurements, I'm sure Aivar
would be willing to help!
Kent took a lotta measurements from my 59 Dodge Vert, last time He was here
but He is making a vert out of a hardtop.
Keep up the good work John, and maybe we can get a "Convertible Cruise"
planned, in the not too distant future!!

Gary


This car was also a solid black car with a red interior. Is Aivar's interior red as well?

---John
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Posted 2010-06-10 5:26 PM (#227327 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2010-06-10 10:35 PM (#227374 - in reply to #227321)
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Awesome job, John ! Looks like a lot more work than my 59 Dodge conv. needed.

Can't wait to see pics of the body when it emerges from the tank. Will you have to epoxy prime the body to keep it from re-rusting ?

Did the Plymouth convertibles have stronger (12ga.) rockers, sills and inner rockers, like the 59 Dodge did ?

I imagined you going into the local grocery store and ordering 100 cases of baking soda. LOL !

Ron

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Posted 2010-06-11 12:09 AM (#227387 - in reply to #226386)
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Usually it was me raiding the Walmart at different times to get all he needed.

Kenny, My Hurst Olds (not 442 :}) is next like John said. John put a short block in it when I grenaded the engine in 1990. The overheating got so bad I can olny drive 3-5 blocks and the temp gauge goes beserk! The last show I drove it to it took us 3-3.5 hours to go 35 miles.

Ok, back to Toothless the Black Fury (aka Rusty).

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Posted 2010-06-11 2:47 AM (#227398 - in reply to #227323)
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big m - 2010-06-10 11:02 PM

This car was also a solid black car with a red interior. Is Aivar's interior red as well?

---John


Aivar's interior is red, you can see some pics and a movie clip on the 59 Plymouth website http://59sportfury.net/showcase/SportFury/Lejins/index.html

Ron
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Posted 2010-06-11 9:31 AM (#227415 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2010-06-11 9:01 PM (#227499 - in reply to #226386)
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After letting the car soak with a mild 5 amps passing through the electrolyte, We suspended three grids in series, on above the trunk floor, and two in the passenger compartment. These were connected together with a heavy gauge copper cable. Now, the electrolyte is allowing 40 amps to pass through. The water continues to get murkier, it's almost black now. This is the last 48 hours the body will be submerged.

---John
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Posted 2010-06-11 9:02 PM (#227500 - in reply to #226386)
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Here are some photos-



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big m
Posted 2010-06-11 9:08 PM (#227501 - in reply to #226386)
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I drained the bin with a siphon hose to direct the water out of the building and into the gravel. The byproducts of this operation are not hazardous, except if I track rusty crud into the house! It took about ten hours to drain the majority of the water out. The photos show the amount of rust and crud that was released from the body of the car, and remember, it was scraped and blown out with air pressure before submerging it.

I used a garden hose to spray the majority of the rust out of the body, but more involved cleaning will be needed. You can actually see some shiny metal in the floors!

---John



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Posted 2010-06-11 9:22 PM (#227503 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2010-06-12 1:04 AM (#227527 - in reply to #227500)
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Looks like you're better at this than "Ultra None" was with the Tulsa car.

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Posted 2010-06-12 7:54 AM (#227537 - in reply to #227527)
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That did a terrific job, I wish I had a mater bin.
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Posted 2010-06-12 8:11 AM (#227540 - in reply to #227537)
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Posted 2010-06-12 10:47 AM (#227555 - in reply to #226386)
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thanks for save this car, this type of "rusty" restoration was always reserved to late 60's 6 figures muscles. You actually saved 2 cars!!.
keep us posted!!!
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Posted 2010-06-14 8:46 AM (#227792 - in reply to #226386)
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Wow John! You're my hero! You really took the reverse electrolysis bath to the next level! Wow! 40 amps! You were really cooking man!
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Posted 2010-06-14 9:51 AM (#227802 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2010-06-14 1:09 PM (#227831 - in reply to #227374)
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ronbo97 - 2010-06-10 7:35 PM

Awesome job, John ! Looks like a lot more work than my 59 Dodge conv. needed.

Can't wait to see pics of the body when it emerges from the tank. Will you have to epoxy prime the body to keep it from re-rusting ?

Did the Plymouth convertibles have stronger (12ga.) rockers, sills and inner rockers, like the 59 Dodge did ?

I imagined you going into the local grocery store and ordering 100 cases of baking soda. LOL !

Ron



Ron, I have not been able to ascertain if Plymouth also used the heavier gauge rockers, I have cut several convertibles up in the past, and don't ever remember seeing that, although you have to consider that these cars were complete rustbuckets. If anyone here on the site could chime in here, it would be much appreciated.

I'll have a lot of smaller areas to repair yet, so I won't be putting the car in primer until later. I will give the car a light soda or media blast just before that time.

---John
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Posted 2010-06-14 1:13 PM (#227833 - in reply to #226386)
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I spent Saturday cleaning the loose paint and loosened rust from the body, now I know exactly what areas will need further repairs. It's interesting to see how any loose paint or undercoating fell away during the process, any remaining undercoating scrapes off easily now.

---John



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Posted 2010-06-14 1:19 PM (#227836 - in reply to #226386)
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Here are more photos after wirebrushing the panels.

---John



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Posted 2010-06-14 8:50 PM (#227889 - in reply to #227831)
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big m - 2010-06-14 1:09 PM

ronbo97 - 2010-06-10 7:35 PM

Awesome job, John ! Looks like a lot more work than my 59 Dodge conv. needed.

Can't wait to see pics of the body when it emerges from the tank. Will you have to epoxy prime the body to keep it from re-rusting ?

Did the Plymouth convertibles have stronger (12ga.) rockers, sills and inner rockers, like the 59 Dodge did ?

I imagined you going into the local grocery store and ordering 100 cases of baking soda. LOL !

Ron



Ron, I have not been able to ascertain if Plymouth also used the heavier gauge rockers, I have cut several convertibles up in the past, and don't ever remember seeing that, although you have to consider that these cars were complete rustbuckets. If anyone here on the site could chime in here, it would be much appreciated.

I'll have a lot of smaller areas to repair yet, so I won't be putting the car in primer until later. I will give the car a light soda or media blast just before that time.

---John


John-

Your doing a hell of a job on this car. Keep up the good work.

May I add, my 58 Plymouth Convertible has 12 gauge rockers/sill area, while the inners are thinner 18 gauge.
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Posted 2010-06-14 10:26 PM (#227898 - in reply to #227889)
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This is probably a stupid question but I don't care. I'm constantly amazed by the skills of some of you guys and it makes me want to know more so I can get to that point eventually. When you dip the car like that and remove all corrosion protection, how do you respray material on the inner panels that are welded together and have very little room? Like the inner doors and rear wheel wells? Nice work!
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Posted 2010-06-15 12:39 PM (#227958 - in reply to #227889)
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ronbo97 - 2010-06-10 7:35 PM

Awesome job, John ! Looks like a lot more work than my 59 Dodge conv. needed.

Can't wait to see pics of the body when it emerges from the tank. Will you have to epoxy prime the body to keep it from re-rusting ?

Did the Plymouth convertibles have stronger (12ga.) rockers, sills and inner rockers, like the 59 Dodge did ?

I imagined you going into the local grocery store and ordering 100 cases of baking soda. LOL !

Ron



Ron, I have not been able to ascertain if Plymouth also used the heavier gauge rockers, I have cut several convertibles up in the past, and don't ever remember seeing that, although you have to consider that these cars were complete rustbuckets. If anyone here on the site could chime in here, it would be much appreciated.

I'll have a lot of smaller areas to repair yet, so I won't be putting the car in primer until later. I will give the car a light soda or media blast just before that time.

---John


Thanks for the information, Matt. That's a big help.

---John

John-

Your doing a hell of a job on this car. Keep up the good work.

May I add, my 58 Plymouth Convertible has 12 gauge rockers/sill area, while the inners are thinner 18 gauge.
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Posted 2010-06-15 12:46 PM (#227959 - in reply to #227898)
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Finsinthemirror - 2010-06-14 7:26 PM

This is probably a stupid question but I don't care. I'm constantly amazed by the skills of some of you guys and it makes me want to know more so I can get to that point eventually. When you dip the car like that and remove all corrosion protection, how do you respray material on the inner panels that are welded together and have very little room? Like the inner doors and rear wheel wells? Nice work!


Not a stupid question at all.

The reverse electrolysis does not have any lingering chemicals to cause corrosion, unlike most chemical dipping, although sealant and/or metal treatment will need to be applied to these hidden areas. There are long nozzles available to attach to a pressure pot to force the protectants into hidden seams and crevices. This step will be a ways down the road for this car.

---John
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Posted 2010-06-15 3:11 PM (#227976 - in reply to #227959)
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Posted 2010-06-17 8:57 PM (#228331 - in reply to #226386)
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Next up will be to cut out the weak sections of floor in the car, and find some suitable replacements in the yard to use in their place.

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Posted 2010-06-19 8:45 AM (#228545 - in reply to #226386)
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Man , that is a good feeling to walk into your yard and have your pick of what you need , not having to go running all over town . I had that luxury when I was doing my engine swap , I had 2 other old Mopars in my yard that I was able to pick apart for all the little Mopar specific clips , connectors , linkages , you name it . It is a good feeling and a big plus in your favor . Keep pluggin John , we re all tuned in for the next episode , right here on the Bat Channel .
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Posted 2010-06-22 12:20 AM (#229005 - in reply to #227374)
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Ron, I will check the Rockers on my 59 Belvedere convert, I have the top of the passenger side Rocker open right now as I was about to weld in a new cap to them and then set the replacement floor in place on top of that cap before welding it all up.

Will advise if the Plymouth has this convert only re-enforcement. I know my 70 Cuda Convert had extra re-enforcing in the rockers (uni-body car) but didn't even think to really look at how the 59 rocker structure was layed out and supported by other metal parts coming together. Figured the X-frame would give it rigidity.

Keep up the good work John!
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Posted 2010-06-22 11:44 AM (#229072 - in reply to #226386)
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Great job so far John, keep the up the spirit! Morgan

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Posted 2010-06-22 2:10 PM (#229090 - in reply to #229072)
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Great job so far John, keep the up the spirit! Morgan (O)


Thanks, Morgan!

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Posted 2010-06-23 9:12 AM (#229244 - in reply to #226386)
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John, I know your probably going to use original sheetmetal from your yard , but I did notice surfing through RockAuto , they do sell floors and inner and outer rockers . I was really surprised to see the inner rockers , gotta get me some of them .

I notice in a lot of instances where the floors are good but are heavily pitted , what does a restorer do in those cases , I m sure you will change them out , but in other instances is it normal to load it up with filler primer and be done with it . Was just wondering what people may do in those circumstances .
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Posted 2010-06-23 12:39 PM (#229258 - in reply to #226386)
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The heavily pitted and pinholed sections of the floor I will replace. There is a process where zinc is electrically sprayed over the panels, and it will fill holes up to a quarter inch, and can be filed smooth afterwards. Light pitting the filler primer will take care of, as long as the metal is prepped correctly.

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Posted 2010-06-28 9:31 AM (#229982 - in reply to #226386)
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Posted 2010-07-07 4:46 PM (#231519 - in reply to #226386)
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I removed the majority of the floorboards, as a good part was thin from pinholes and rust. There was quite a buildup of crud hidden beneath, a combination of dirt, sand, and rust residue.





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Posted 2010-07-07 4:57 PM (#231521 - in reply to #226386)
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Notice one of the body mounts was missing in the photos above? When I cut the floor around it, I found it was no longer attached! Only one tiny tack weld right from the factory. All the other mounts and outriggers were in excellent condition, and cleaned up easily. I will treat these with OverRust before installing the replacement floor section. I did find a few pinholes in the inner rockers, but the surrounding metal was solid, so I'll mig weld them in.

Note that the frame is being used as a jig to keep everything in place while doing this.

---John



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Posted 2010-07-07 10:17 PM (#231589 - in reply to #231519)
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When I did the floors on my 59 Dodge convertible, I left the 'tunnel' and rockers intact, in addition to using the frame as a jig, to keep things from twisting up. My 'tunnel' was solid without any pinholes, while the floors were a mess and were replaced with rust free ones from Kansas.

The rockers, sills and inner rockers were eventually replaced due to rust and damage, but not before the floors were welded in place.

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Posted 2010-07-08 2:17 AM (#231613 - in reply to #226386)
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Everytime I "check in" and see the progress you are making, I think how amazing this project is, how amazing the work you
are doing is, and how much I am enjoying this thread. Just thought I'd type it this time around. Keep up the fantastic job !!!!





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Posted 2010-07-08 7:39 AM (#231626 - in reply to #226386)
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big m - 2010-06-15 10:09 AM

Ron, I have not been able to ascertain if Plymouth also used the heavier gauge rockers, I have cut several convertibles up in the past, and don't ever remember seeing that, although you have to consider that these cars were complete rustbuckets. If anyone here on the site could chime in here, it would be much appreciated.

I will give the car a light media blast just before that time.

---John


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As far as I know, ALL convertibles got the heavy gauge rockers. While I never cut up a Dodge, I have been able to
inspect those from the other marques.

About that "media blast" ...... just place a radio near the car and turn on NPR or MSNBC. The liberal media will do
plenty of "blasting" about you not just scrapping this hunk of junk and buying a Prius. Honestly John, I am embarrassed
and ashamed over this horrific waste. Think of all the ghetto addicts you could help support with government programs
if you directed your funds and energy to those most deserving !

What is wrong with you, man ?
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Posted 2010-07-08 4:15 PM (#231660 - in reply to #231636)
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Doctor DeSoto - 2010-07-08 7:34 AM

big m - 2010-06-15 10:09 AM

Ron, I have not been able to ascertain if Plymouth also used the heavier gauge rockers, I have cut several convertibles up in the past, and don't ever remember seeing that, although you have to consider that these cars were complete rustbuckets. If anyone here on the site could chime in here, it would be much appreciated.

I will give the car a light media blast just before that time.

---John


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As far as I know, ALL convertibles got the heavy gauge rockers. While I never cut up a Dodge, I have been able to
inspect those from the other marques.

About that "media blast" ...... just place a radio near the car and turn on NPR or MSNBC. The liberal media will do
plenty of "blasting" about you not just scrapping this hunk of junk and buying a Prius. Honestly John, I am embarrassed
and ashamed over this horrific waste. Think of all the ghetto addicts you could help support with government programs
if you directed your funds and energy to those most deserving !

What is wrong with you, man ?


Brent, you do have a great sense of humor! LOL!

---John
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Posted 2010-07-09 2:03 AM (#231744 - in reply to #231660)
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Posted 2010-07-10 3:07 PM (#231900 - in reply to #226386)
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Golly Big M,I thought I had body work to do...but your really doing it do it!!! Way to go looking darn good!!! Keep posting those photos.
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Posted 2010-07-11 2:42 PM (#232040 - in reply to #226386)
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Thanks, Teffany, and it's good to see you back on your own car!

---John
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big m
Posted 2010-07-15 1:48 PM (#232767 - in reply to #226386)
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I cut the floors from a '59 Chrysler out in the yard, scraped the undercoating from the surface, and drilled the spotwelds out to remove the rockers and underpinnings from the floor stamping. In the process, I found several areas that will need repair due to alkali being packed between the mounts and floor.

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Posted 2010-07-15 2:47 PM (#232772 - in reply to #232767)
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Hmmm...aren't 59 Chrysler floors different from 59 Plymouth, longer and wider with different stampings ?

Ron

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big m
Posted 2010-07-15 5:51 PM (#232834 - in reply to #226386)
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Ron, the width is exactly the same, at 63 1/2", The front floors are identical stampings, although, the rears are longer with different stampings. The floors past the door jambs are in good condition in the Plymouth, so I will not be needing those areas.

---John
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Posted 2010-07-16 8:24 PM (#232976 - in reply to #226386)
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An interesting point of reference is how shallow the seat troughs are on the 59 floor pans, compared to the 57-58 boys.





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Posted 2010-07-17 6:55 AM (#233012 - in reply to #226386)
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It's nice to see a 59 floor that is solid. What kind of spot weld drill do you use its getting a heck of a workout.
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Posted 2010-07-17 8:01 AM (#233019 - in reply to #226386)
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John that is one helluva job. Looks great!!!!
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Posted 2010-07-18 7:13 AM (#233113 - in reply to #226386)
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You've got a bigger set than I do John! I can't believe the progress you've made with this machine! Plus all the work your putting into building the car...Astounding. Can't wait to see her finished!

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Posted 2010-07-18 1:05 PM (#233138 - in reply to #233012)
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Fins/413 - 2010-07-17 3:55 AM

It's nice to see a 59 floor that is solid. What kind of spot weld drill do you use its getting a heck of a workout.


Some of these were done with a simple 7/16" drill bit, while others I used a carbide burr in a high speed drill motor.

---John
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