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mbstude
12-10-2008, 05:29 PM
This is what happens when everyone's hours get cut back at work. [:o)]

First let me say, I DO NOT profess to be a welder. :D

I finally feel like I've accomplished something on the '63. Kent was nice enough to cut out and send me a nearly rust free trunk floor from a parts car, so for the last couple of days I've been making it fit and puttin' it in. I've still got a ways to go with it, but it already looks better than the cement floor I had before. ;)


http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2daytona003.jpg



The only major rust in the 'new' floor was the right corner. Thankfully a Cruiser parts car here happened to have that section still good. [^]
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2daytona011.jpg



Just cause. :)
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2daytona005.jpg



The 289 got its correct yellow valve covers too.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2daytona009.jpg

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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silverhawk
12-10-2008, 05:37 PM
Looking good!

Dylan
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lstude
12-10-2008, 06:26 PM
Your welding (and signature) looks great!

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mbstude
12-10-2008, 06:34 PM
Thanks guys.

My welding is far from great, but the back end of the car is pretty stout, and that's good enough for me. I'm just glad I have a trunk mat. [:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Dick Steinkamp
12-10-2008, 06:41 PM
Nice work, Matthew! [:p]

Hey, don't we have a bet as to who finishes their '63 hardtop first?

Anyway, with the Ute in California, I started in on my '63 today (Mr. Bigg's old one). I ripped out the coil springs to get the nose out of the air...it's buggin' me too much so it became a priority.

The race is on! :D

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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sweetolbob
12-10-2008, 06:50 PM
Matt

Looks like it will hold just fine. Glad to see folks stretch themselves on their projects. Hands on is a great way to learn. Mine looked a lot worse than that when I started and I'll bet you own a grinder.

A word of advice, turn the heat up about 1/2 unit if you have a variable unit.

Thanks for the contact with Wayne. We've talked and seem to be of a similiar mind. Darn nice guy and a very nice 53.

Thanks again, Bob :)

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gordr
12-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Lookin' good, Matt. "Gorilla welds". ugly but strong. Knock the worst of it down with an angle grinder.

Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

mbstude
12-10-2008, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the tips guys. Much appreciated. [^]

Dick, it sure isn't a fair race... Your paint and body work is done, you have an engine in it, there's no rust to deal with, AND you're retired.


You're on! [8D]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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DEEPNHOCK
12-10-2008, 07:12 PM
I can't think of a better place to practice welding...
Looks great for a first effort!
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by mbstude
First let me say, I DO NOT profess to be a welder. :D
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JLasvegas
12-10-2008, 07:18 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

Nice work, Matthew! [:p]

Hey, don't we have a bet as to who finishes their '63 hardtop first?

Anyway, with the Ute in California, I started in on my '63 today (Mr. Bigg's old one). I ripped out the coil springs to get the nose out of the air...it's buggin' me too much so it became a priority.

The race is on! :D

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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what are u replacing them with?

Matt the welds look sturdy, which is most important, little grinding and they will look perfect, still awesome work. what are u standing on in the first pic, please tell me its not the roof lol

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mbstude
12-10-2008, 07:23 PM
quote:what are u standing on in the first pic, please tell me its not the roof lol

The 'rear package shelf'. The back glass is out.

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Roscomacaw
12-10-2008, 07:39 PM
Aw, C'mon Dick! Couldn't you have used less aggressive wording here: " I ripped out the coil springs "[xx(]



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1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Dick Steinkamp
12-10-2008, 08:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

Aw, C'mon Dick! Couldn't you have used less aggressive wording here: " I ripped out the coil springs "[xx(]




I COULD have said...

I daintily removed the bolts attaching the lower A-arms to the front crossmember, then gingerly lowered the A-arm. Lastly, I plucked the coil spring from under the car, and chopped the crap out of the frickin' tall spring. [:o)]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-10-2008, 08:08 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Thanks for the tips guys. Much appreciated. [^]

Dick, it sure isn't a fair race... Your paint and body work is done, you have an engine in it, there's no rust to deal with, AND you're retired.



Yea, but you are young and have boundless energy and talent...plus a grand father with all the parts anybody would need. I'm old and decrepit.

[:o)]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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rockinhawk
12-10-2008, 08:22 PM
Anyone consider the fact that Grandpa might need some of those parts for his own projects? NT


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bams50
12-10-2008, 08:30 PM
Tough toenails, Neil- you snooze, you lose:D

Good work, Matt[^]

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BobGlasscock
12-10-2008, 08:45 PM
Wish I could weld that good, Matt. I'll sign concrete, but not welding.

Very nice looking progress.

And don't worry about your hours. In a down economy, the repair business always goes up.

And I'm on your side, Dick has too many advantages!! :)

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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sals54
12-10-2008, 09:19 PM
Dick,
I liked your first description better. Its how I do it too. I think we had ours out of the car, cut and replaced in about an hour and a half. Time well spent.

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Pat Skelly
12-10-2008, 10:51 PM
[quote]Originally posted by mbstude

This is what happens when everyone's hours get cut back at work. [:o)]

First let me say, I DO NOT profess to be a welder. :D

I finally feel like I've accomplished something on the '63. Kent was nice enough to cut out and send me a nearly rust free trunk floor from a parts car, so for the last couple of days I've been making it fit and puttin' it in. I've still got a ways to go with it, but it already looks better than the cement floor I had before. ;)


http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2daytona003.jpg


Looks good Matt. Now when you get a little spare time, SHINE YOUR SHOES <GG>







Pat Skelly
62 GT Hawk
53 Studillac
37 Dictator Coupe

mbstude
12-10-2008, 10:55 PM
Pat, I was waiting on someone to say that. [}:)][:o)]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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54-61-62
12-10-2008, 11:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude





The 289 got its correct yellow valve covers too.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2daytona009.jpg

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My paint looks darn good on those valve covers. Thanks for sharing Matthew.

StudeDave57
12-10-2008, 11:26 PM
Lookin' good little buddy!!!


quote:Originally posted by mbstude

Dick, it sure isn't a fair race... Your paint and body work is done, you have an engine in it, there's no rust to deal with, AND you're retired. You're on! [8D] Matthew Burnette
Worry not Matt-
I know of a part Dick needs, but does not have~
and it will hold him up a bit...

I can buy you some time~ if you need it... ;) :D [^]

StudeDave '57 [8D]

candbstudebakers
12-10-2008, 11:32 PM
Dick not much of a race without a motor mount, and you all remove springs the wrong hard way , just take the hot wrench and go to town that way the A frames and spindles can all go away at the same time, I would teach you next time down but I will be out of cars by then.....Bob

DEEPNHOCK
12-11-2008, 08:52 AM
Hey Grandpa.....
Just how many 'projects' do you have setting there on that property?;)[:p]
I'd make the kid cut up, categorize, and inventory some of those 'projects' as payment in kind for the use of your facility and tools.
Just trying to help...
Jeff[8D]




quote:Originally posted by rockinhawk

Anyone consider the fact that Grandpa might need some of those parts for his own projects? NT


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BobPalma
12-11-2008, 09:41 AM
:) Nice work, Matthew. Keep it up. :DBP

mbstude
12-11-2008, 09:51 AM
Dave, drive on over to Georgia and bring ME that windshield. I could use one too.



quote:I'd make the kid cut up, categorize, and inventory some of those 'projects'

That's exactly what I did with that black Daytona I bought, Jeff. If scrap was up like it was a few months back, the frame and body shell would be soup cans by now. ;) No need tellin' my granddad that, he won't listen.[:o)]

Worst thing about scrapping this one would be gettin' 8 year old Josh to find a new 'club house'.:D

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[b]Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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Dick Steinkamp
12-11-2008, 09:56 AM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude


Worst thing about scrapping this one would be gettin' 8 year old Josh to find a new 'club house'.:D





I hope he's had his tetanus shot [:0]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-11-2008, 09:57 AM
quote:Originally posted by StudeDave57

I know of a part Dick needs, but does not have~
and it will hold him up a bit...

I can buy you some time~ if you need it... ;) :D [^]



No fair holding my windshield hostage, Dave [V]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
12-11-2008, 09:59 AM
quote:Originally posted by candbstudebakers

Dick not much of a race without a motor mount.....Bob


Get it up here, Bob, or I'll hold you responsible for my loss to Matthew ;).

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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mbstude
12-11-2008, 12:03 PM
I tell ya Dick, you're great motivation! Off to the shop I go, I gotta win this bet... [8D] What's the winner get, anyways?


Just for kicks, this is what I did have as a trunk floor.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/daytona001.jpg

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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