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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-29-2020, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Right side was not much fuss. 56736 ...

Right side was not much fuss.


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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-29-2020, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Funny you should mention that. No, this is the...

Funny you should mention that. No, this is the only color it comes in, but after seeing it in yellow I was thinking that it might look good in one of the original colors. This car was originally...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-26-2020, 09:11 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
A little more progress. I finished the inner...

A little more progress. I finished the inner doors and the front valance. This is the valance below the grille, not the splitter below the bumper.
Next I'll gap the right fender and door.


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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-22-2020, 09:04 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I found the low spots while block sanding the...

I found the low spots while block sanding the black primer. I had epoxy primer on directly to the bare metal, then a high build primer surfacer over that. That was the black that has been on it all...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-22-2020, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Making progress. The hood wasn't bad. I missed a...

Making progress. The hood wasn't bad. I missed a couple dings, so I bumped them out from the back side.


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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-21-2020, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Regarding headlights, Pontiac Fiero s used a...

Regarding headlights, Pontiac Fiero s used a completely self contained assembly that mounted on the bottom. Motor, limit switches, framework, etc all in one unit. It could work for what you're doing...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-21-2020, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
The originals from the CTS.

The originals from the CTS.
Forum: Introductions 06-20-2020, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Welcome, Chris.

Welcome, Chris.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-20-2020, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I got the hood corners straightened out. I made a...

I got the hood corners straightened out. I made a few attempts with hinges before I got to where the hood opens without touching the top corners of the doors. The hinges now extend about 4" aft of...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-16-2020, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Chris, yes it will be completely disassembled for...

Chris, yes it will be completely disassembled for paint. What I'm doing now is correcting the shape of the edges if needed, making sure that there is enough room on adjustable mounting points to get...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-15-2020, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I welded up the right side then smoothed out the...

I welded up the right side then smoothed out the welds and covered them with Duraglass.


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I am going for final panel alignment and gapping now. As you see the yellow (Squeeg's) primer...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-15-2020, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Kerry, this happens a lot. A buyer gets the...

Kerry, this happens a lot. A buyer gets the headlines and the builder gets ignored. I remember when Billy Gibbons' ZZ Top Cadzilla was revealed back in the late 80's. It was built at Boyd...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-15-2020, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Might be the one Lazze built.

Might be the one Lazze built.
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-14-2020, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Phil, the lower die is a tipping die I made for...

Phil, the lower die is a tipping die I made for tipping narrow flanges and hems with a sharp bend. The upper is just the female of a beading set. I have a flat die, this one just happened to be in...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-13-2020, 09:37 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I need to make a pair of block off plates to...

I need to make a pair of block off plates to close the gap between the cowl/hinge pillar and fenders. I held off on doing this until I had the fendes gapped, so it's time now.


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Forum: Automotive Projects 06-07-2020, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I hope you are right, Kent. I'd hate to screw up...

I hope you are right, Kent. I'd hate to screw up my sheet metal after all this
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-03-2020, 08:41 PM
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Views: 504,136
Posted By Jack 1957
I was talking with a friend recently that has a...

I was talking with a friend recently that has a strong background in restorations. He was checking out the front end of the Cadillac. He liked the work but brought up a potential problem; The sheet...
Forum: Automotive Projects 06-02-2020, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Congrats 👏 Mike! You've earned it.

Congrats 👏 Mike! You've earned it.
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-24-2020, 09:50 PM
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Views: 491,287
Posted By Jack 1957
Just another opinion, but regarding the grill...

Just another opinion, but regarding the grill surround trim piece I think I would flare the front of the upper trim (the one coming across the hood) so it merges cleanly into the grill opening trim....
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-08-2020, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I just bent it by hand with vice grips. Once the...

I just bent it by hand with vice grips. Once the reliefs are cut, it bends easily.
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-05-2020, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Bradley, If you're referring to the bend along...

Bradley, If you're referring to the bend along the top edge of the panel, I used a tipping die on the bead roller.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-23-2020, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Thanks, I think his best course would be to find...

Thanks, I think his best course would be to find an R&D type job shop and have them do it.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-23-2020, 08:23 AM
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Views: 504,136
Posted By Jack 1957
This is a little off topic but I have seen this...

This is a little off topic but I have seen this discussed somewhere on this forum. A friend of mine has redesigned the mechanicals for the hide away headlights on a 67 Corvette and made all the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-30-2020, 09:15 AM
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Views: 504,136
Posted By Jack 1957
Thanks for the support, guys. Taking care of some...

Thanks for the support, guys. Taking care of some personal business lately and fighting off winter depression. The winters here really take a toll on my attitude. Spring is coming and I'm getting...
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-03-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,402
Views: 557,907
Posted By Jack 1957
Well deserved, Marcus. Your thread is exactly...

Well deserved, Marcus. Your thread is exactly what this forum needs, a detailed tutorial on how and why.
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