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Old 08-31-2021, 09:34 AM
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You are one of the rare few that could figure that out, Torchie.
Thanks for the kind words, bob.
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Old 08-31-2021, 09:35 AM
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I like how you just tackle the problems head on
Thanks OI.
Letís just hope I didnít create more problems some where else.😳
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Old 08-31-2021, 04:51 PM
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Thanks OI.
Letís just hope I didnít create more problems some where else.😳
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I don't foresee any issues that could arise form this little stretch.
What shows in a door gap will not be noticed in the wheel opening position. Or should I have not said that?
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Old 08-31-2021, 05:24 PM
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I don't foresee any issues that could arise form this little stretch.
What shows in a door gap will not be noticed in the wheel opening position. Or should I have not said that?
We will find out when I put the front fenders back on Skip.
Maybe tomorrow.
The actual stretch was 1/2". I marked the body position and it looks like the rear half of the body moved back about a 1/45 " on the cowl moved forward about the same.
With out pointing it out I don't think it will be noticeable.
I made the filler pieces bigger rather then try to mess with that narrow of a piece.
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Old 09-03-2021, 06:54 PM
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I don't foresee any issues that could arise form this little stretch.
What shows in a door gap will not be noticed in the wheel opening position. Or should I have not said that?
Spoken perhaps a bit too soon, Skip.
I put the front fenders back on yesterday morning and then spent the rest of the day tweaking things.
That little half inch had to go somewhere....
Now everything else is out of alignment. I put on the front fenders yesterday morning and spent the rest of the day tweaking things.
First 2 pics shows whats going on. Gap on the PS along the hood is wide. The DS overlaps the fender top.
With the floor gone and cuts into the firewall the lower cowl/door jambs were getting out of whack.
I measured the donor and pulled the cowl back into it proper width.
Then I moved the body over on the chassis a bit to get the hood peak back to center.
In honor of DR. Crankenstein I pulled out the yard stick for a visual.
Front fenders are back on and things are lining up better.
Going to work on the bottom of the PS door since i have it off the car.
Thanks for checking up on me.
Keep on keeping on......
Torchie
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Old 09-03-2021, 10:55 PM
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I'm not superstitious, but I'm keepin' it zipped from now on. Glad you got it sorted out.
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Old 09-04-2021, 07:11 AM
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I'm not superstitious, but I'm keepin' it zipped from now on. Glad you got it sorted out.
No worries Skip.
For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction.😳
Iíll be working on it more today . With some reinforcements.
All that up , down and around the car is tough on me.
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Old 09-04-2021, 12:33 PM
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No worries Skip.
For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction.😳
Iíll be working on it more today . With some reinforcements.
All that up , down and around the car is tough on me.
Torchie
Why couldn't we have all done this when we were young?!?

Reminds me of what a lawn care guy told me about his son.

First, I set him off by asking what kind of poison he was spraying on our neighbor's grass. We had fruit trees right along the border, and I could smell something that sure smelled like poison to me, from clear over at the other end of our house, in the garage. So I walked up the street and looked into the back of his enclosed trailer, not expecting him to be standing there looking out. The out-right question about "What kind of poison" was what rolled out, before I could think it over. Plus, we had just moved up from Brazil, where the word for 'spraying' is DDTization. So everybody there is pretty honest about stuff like that. So he comes unglued, and after a bit he calmed down and we had a friendly conversation. So he tells me that his son, who was helping him between college sessions, has this theory about getting the muscle car he sees all of the old guys getting. He figures he might as well have it now, then spend his later years paying for the fun he had while he was young. (But about the 'poison' that was 'not poisonous' - it killed all of the fruit trees along that side of the yard. I reckon it was something that didn't harm grass, but prevented woody plants from growing. What ever it was, it worked.)
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Old 09-04-2021, 02:57 PM
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The guy was probably spraying Roundup,Neto.
While waiting for my friend I did some work on the PS door.
Got the bottom flanged.
Now....
With Jon on the inside of the car and me on the outside we started to do some serious tweaking.
I need to redo the door top on the PS as it was quick and dirty the first time. Plus it was tight against the upper inner door opening. This front corner is going to need a relief cut.
With the partial door top off the door closed and latched better.
We now have the body situated where it needs to be ( Centered and square to the frame) and clamped down.
I made a new temporary radiator support(It holds up the front fenders) and now if you lean on the front fender nothing moves.
The plan for tomorrow is to get the first cross piece welded in and bolted down. That's going to require me getting inside the car. Always fun.
Keep on keeping on....
Torchie
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I thought I smelled smoke.
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Old 09-05-2021, 05:33 PM
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Welded in the first 2 floor supports/ body mounts today.
Bolted down too. This body is going to go anywhere😎
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