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I am following closely, I had never thought of leaving the fenders attached......I think I need to take the front clip off to use two engine hoists? Ryan

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Lookin good Dan!!!

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Very nice!

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Ryan 1969 Chevelle SS 396 wrote:

I am following closely, I had never thought of leaving the fenders attached......I think I need to take the front clip off to use two engine hoists? Ryan


Yes....If you are using two engine hoists, remove your entire front clip. Much safer and easier. I will share some lifting the body tricks with you.... when I see you at MCACN.

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One can also use an engine hoist to lift a car from the side, or from the inside with the seats removed, if the fenders are still attached.

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Today I went through all my medal blades cutting off original rusty control arm bolts.....Fun.
I ran out out blades.....one more rear control arm bolt and the rear end will be out

Hope to have everything at Powder Coater next week






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Nice. I like the looks of the Firebird off to the side.

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Nice work Dan. One question..........How do you keep things so friggin clean?    Great looking shop!



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I am Super Clean Freak....vacuum, sweeper, degreaser right around the corner.....I actually clean while I work.

A clean shop is a happy shop

Thanks Mike

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Got the firewall stripped down.....sending all the proper parts out for silver zinc, gold zinc and phosphate plating.



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When doing a total nut and bolt restoration to bring a car back to how it left the factory then why powdercoat stuff if it wasn't done that way originally if it's claimed to be restored to factory stock? Wouldn't that make you lose points if it's supposed to be as factory? I know some people go to great lengths to duplicate every detail but then powdercoat stuff. Makes it look good but maybe a bit too good from a factory standpoint. Just saying.

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Powder Coating is Not Frowned upon at Judged Shows....Perhaps it is at "Peeble Beach"? I am an extreme purist with most of my clients.....to the point that I am even making exact better than the original decals and stampings that these reproduction companies are making and selling....but are not correct. This is what makes a 1000 point car stand out. I even have my Powder Coating down to a science... if you will. I have my powder coater doing it so well it almost resembles the factory correctness. Plus he knows in what areas ....to go very light, to not shadow or cover certain factory numbers. I have restored cars both ways....painted frames and powder coat.....I like both ways, but power coat is so easy to clean and extremely durable...plus much cheaper.
Plus....it`s no secret that WE ARE RESTORING THESE CAR.....as you say TOO GOOD these days.....it's what my customers want and expect. The very same can be said about today`s paint systems and today`s paints vs. 45 year old lacquer paint. Nothing wrong with finding an OLD TIME, OLD SCHOOL painter that is getting away with painting and using lacquer paint. But WHY....when there are so much better products these days.

Plus this Chevelle.....is no way a stock build. It`s a FUN - "DAY2" Build

I am just finishing my last two full frame off restorations.....one car will be debuted and judged in two weeks at MCACN and the other is waiting its turn for next year at the 2016 MCACN.

Very good question Rob

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Cool. Day 2 is how I like most of my builds to be. I like full custom as well. Total resto is nice but you can't really drive them and that is not fun especially if it's a bigblock 4 speed. They need to be driven which to me is more fun than trailering to a show and sitting all day and then back on the trailer. I had fun driving mine daily for almost 10 years.

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So...what day 2 goodies will this build be having?

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So...what day 2 goodies will this build be having?


 This week I need to deliver all the parts to the powder coater.....then I will sit down with my client....make a list of all the "Day2" parts that he wants me to incorporate into this build. Which I will gladly share next week.

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Cool. Looking forward to see what the plan is.

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Bringing up the topic of 2 stage paint over lacquer...
I was having a conversation a little while back about that topic, and the fella stated that a 1000pt car is NOT that if it has NOT been painted with a lacquer paint. I said I can appreciate that, but most places are not allowed to use lacquer due to today's standards and governing. (If that makes sense)

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Paints types are not discounted at Judged shows.....however if is too shiny and or not the correct shade there can be deductions. The Judges want to see visual correctness....not concerned on the paint make.

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Wish I could get lacquer paint for mine in original colors. I learned how to paint doing lacquer back in '79-'80. Custom paint as well with flipflop and flake and lead based liquid pearl which we wasted on bicycle frames and beer cans and road signs before doing cars. Found out in the early '90s that pearl stuff we were messing with was worth $600 an once at that time....if you could find it! My friend's uncle gave us the the stuff and the guns to spray with. He was a part owner in a custom paint shop that closed and had all the old inventory and when he heard we liked painting he showed us how to do it. He had bags and jars of different types and colors of flake and flipflop (the stuff that had fish scales in it) and half pints jars of lead based liquid pearl and some glow in the dark paint and some matt black paint that changed to a silverish glow under street lamps at night. Cool stuff. Wish I had kept a bunch of it but we wasted most of it before using it up on friend's cars. Wish I would've thought of taking pics of our creative endeavors but we were just kids and never thought much about it. I did take pics of some of the cars but they got lost as I didn't get copies and my friend had them and lost them when moving multiple times. New paint technology these days seems a bit tougher to do. Anyone doing water based paint on restorations?

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I believe the shop i'm at will be...

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