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May 26th, 2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,376
Posted By MX442

bump. Gotta raise cash for a project.

bump. Gotta raise cash for a project.
November 9th, 2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 33,713
Posted By MX442

I thought this looked like it was going to be a...

I thought this looked like it was going to be a lap weld across the QP vs. a butt weld.
November 9th, 2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,376
Posted By MX442

Quadrajet core 1979. #17059253

$75 plus shipping.

http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz229/sparkscda/Parts/SDC11812_zps993cad7b.jpg (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/sparkscda/media/Parts/SDC11812_zps993cad7b.jpg.html)...
Forum: Cars For Sale
November 9th, 2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,040
Posted By MX442

And, they're perfect fit to the emblem, no...

And, they're perfect fit to the emblem, no sloppiness.
http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz229/sparkscda/442/30metalwork/SDC11778_zps10d7209b.jpg...
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

Next, I had to fabricate and weld a patch panel...

Next, I had to fabricate and weld a patch panel from the side light and back. I just realized that I don't have any further pictures. The right QP is now finished and straight. It probably took me...
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

The right rear quarter panel was mangled quite a...

The right rear quarter panel was mangled quite a bit. The lighting doesn't pick up the damage very well. The style line was pushed in about 3/4" and there was 1/2" of bondo around the side light. ...
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

Got the trunk drop welded in: ...

Got the trunk drop welded in:
http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz229/sparkscda/442/30metalwork/SDC11969_zps3c75bfce.jpg...
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

That ugly wrinkled corner turned out pretty nice....

That ugly wrinkled corner turned out pretty nice. I had no idea that metal like that could be worked out. I kept at it, and it is close enough for a little skim of filler. I'm glad I didn't cut it...
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

Next, I cut out the trunk filler drop. I made...

Next, I cut out the trunk filler drop. I made this in two pieces and welded together. I borrowed a bead roller to make the contours. That made things much easier! What a handy tool!...
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

Eight days of shaping metal to make patch panels....

Eight days of shaping metal to make patch panels. I don't have many pics of the process and how I did it, but mostly tape patterns, bend, and hammer. I started lurking on Metal Meet a few years ago...
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

Did some heat and beat to shrink. Now I'm happy...

Did some heat and beat to shrink. Now I'm happy with the shape and contour. Just mud over the seam and screws, good to go? Just kidding....
Forum: Body work
November 9th, 2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By MX442

I haven't been around here much lately. Too many...

I haven't been around here much lately. Too many posts every day to keep up on. Here's what I got done over the last 6 months.

The trunk filler (from trunk floor to lower quarter has very heavy...
Forum: Cars For Sale
November 9th, 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,040
Posted By MX442

Eric, sorry your thread was hijacked. Like Brian...

Eric, sorry your thread was hijacked. Like Brian said, not all had the "w" pencil mark on the fender. Mine didn't. You can definitely tell the difference from factory stamped trim holes and ones...
Forum: Cars For Sale
November 9th, 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,930
Posted By MX442

Sad but true. Good luck on the sale. I'd...

Sad but true.

Good luck on the sale. I'd love to have it, but...
November 9th, 2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 33,713
Posted By MX442

Wow, a lot of work since I last checked in here. ...

Wow, a lot of work since I last checked in here. Keep at it! From the pics, it looks like your patch is lap welded? That would be my only criticism. Makes me appreciate my nearly rust free...
July 29th, 2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 18,612
Posted By MX442

Nice job! Keep the pics coming!

Nice job! Keep the pics coming!
July 28th, 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By MX442

Brian, is there an "approximate" cost to have you...

Brian, is there an "approximate" cost to have you rebuild the posi? 7 years ago, I repainted the rear, and changed the fluid before putting it back in. (it still hasn't been driven yet). I used...
Forum: 442
July 28th, 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By MX442

Yep! Some times I just stand in the garage and...

Yep! Some times I just stand in the garage and stare at it. Someday, I might even be able to drive it!
July 28th, 2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By MX442

Tom, I saw those cars in 2006 when I lived in...

Tom, I saw those cars in 2006 when I lived in C.R. I went back a few months later for another look. The same guy that showed them to me said he didn't know what I was talking about, and they don't...
July 21st, 2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By MX442

I sent you PM on the wheel ornaments on ROP

I sent you PM on the wheel ornaments on ROP
July 20th, 2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,824
Posted By MX442

Why don't you just install a factory lid with the...

Why don't you just install a factory lid with the vacuum operated door?
Forum: Small Blocks
July 16th, 2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By MX442

The Right Stuff. I'm pretty darn sure I've never...

The Right Stuff. I'm pretty darn sure I've never paid $50.
Forum: Paint
July 16th, 2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,922
Posted By MX442

At $400 / gallon, it is expensive to learn...

At $400 / gallon, it is expensive to learn metallic!
Forum: Paint
July 16th, 2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,922
Posted By MX442

Agreed. Now if I could learn how to lay down...

Agreed. Now if I could learn how to lay down good paint.
June 30th, 2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By MX442

Yes. $20 shipped.

Yes. $20 shipped.
Forum: Body work
June 25th, 2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By MX442

Steve, I'm not a body man or painter, but here is...

Steve, I'm not a body man or painter, but here is a forum thread that shows there are several accepted practices on this subject....
Forum: Small Blocks
June 23rd, 2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,853
Posted By MX442

I'm glad you got it fixed and wasn't engine...

I'm glad you got it fixed and wasn't engine issues.
June 23rd, 2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By MX442

A few years ago, I bought several parts on a...

A few years ago, I bought several parts on a coupon deal from a generic online auto parts retailer/drop shipper. One of those items was a thick carb gasket. It arrived folded in half, delaminated,...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 22nd, 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,853
Posted By MX442

Shred a distributor geAr and I don't doubt that...

Shred a distributor geAr and I don't doubt that you'd not have bearing issues down the road .. Replacement expansion and oil plug kits don't have the plug drilled. Chevy builders don't know this. ...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 22nd, 2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,853
Posted By MX442

I wonder how many failures are due to installing...

I wonder how many failures are due to installing non drilled galley plug at the distributor?
June 21st, 2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By MX442

I broke a 6" bench vise trying to press them. ...

I broke a 6" bench vise trying to press them. Ended up buying a 12 ton press back when you could find them for $79.
June 20th, 2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By MX442

The easiest way to remove the bushings is with an...

The easiest way to remove the bushings is with an air powered hammer. Contrary to advice posted above, I would never use a sledge hammer to install them. Find someone with a hydraulic press to...
Forum: Body & Paint
June 20th, 2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,498
Posted By MX442

http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz229/sparkscda...

http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz229/sparkscda/Dubya30/DSC01116_zps53294126.jpg (http://s830.photobucket.com/user/sparkscda/media/Dubya30/DSC01116_zps53294126.jpg.html)...
Forum: Body & Paint
June 20th, 2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,498
Posted By MX442

I used cinder blocks and 4x4 lumber to support...

I used cinder blocks and 4x4 lumber to support the body. If you have a rotisserie, it will be 100x easier. Laying on my back with a heat gun, putty knife, and paint respirator, I scraped off all...
Forum: Body & Paint
June 20th, 2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,998
Posted By MX442

This is what POR15 is designed to do... Paint...

This is what POR15 is designed to do... Paint Over Rust.
Forum: 442
May 25th, 2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,494
Posted By MX442

1970 W30 TH400. 12D 1969 7040258 3079. Nov 3...

1970 W30 TH400. 12D 1969
7040258 3079. Nov 3 1969
April 21st, 2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By MX442

I talked to Ogden recently. $480 per Oldsmobile...

I talked to Ogden recently. $480 per Oldsmobile bumper. That includes shipping both ways.
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 11th, 2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By MX442

Even if you find an OW trans, it will never be...

Even if you find an OW trans, it will never be numbers matching to the car. All transmissions had the vin stamp on them. The difference was in the clutch plates, and shift firmness. You can build...
Forum: Big Blocks
April 9th, 2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By MX442

Just a shot in the dark here. Are you sure...

Just a shot in the dark here. Are you sure you're not putting it in backwards?
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 9th, 2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,294
Posted By MX442

7040258

7040258
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