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Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 28, 2010, 08:17:47 PM
After 38 years of punching a time clock I'm done. My company has changed and is no longer going to be the great place to work that it has been for 21 years. Luckily for me I will receive a pretty decent severance package. I will walk out of there with alot of great memories along with a bit more than a years pay.  I have no intentions of looking for another job. I'm going to work for my self out of my garage. I have a 2100 sq ft garage with a spray booth, lift, plasma cutter, welders and just about everything I need to make a decent living. I have been doing side work and buying and selling cars and parts for 20+ years so I'm confident I can make this work. I've been gearing up for this for almost a year now and have a huge inventory of about 25 cars and tons of parts. Besides selling cars and parts I will be doing restoration work. Now that I will have the time to put in to it I'm exiceted about restoring cool old Mopars instead of working on Buses. I know that most of the members here are on the other side of the continent from me but if anyone is looking for the highest quality paint and body work on your cars give me a shout. Wish me luck, Thanks Chris.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Leaburn Patey on August 28, 2010, 08:37:22 PM
Congrats,Chris!!
You can be the largest C body specialist on the west coast.!!
 
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 28, 2010, 08:44:09 PM
Quote from: CBarge
Congrats,Chris!!
You can be the largest C body specialist on the west coast.!!
Yes I can if I'm not already!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on August 29, 2010, 03:12:57 AM
You'll do great!!  Best of luck, dude.


Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 29, 2010, 05:37:49 AM
Quote from: Commando1
You'll do great!!  Best of luck, dude.

Spray booth, huh?   Hmmmmmmm.......... YUP Spray Booth.
  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/71IMP4.JPG)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Jason Goldsack on August 29, 2010, 06:59:33 AM
Good luck to you... looks like you have everything you need to be quite successful.. 

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on August 29, 2010, 10:55:14 AM

Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: Commando1
You'll do great!!  Best of luck, dude.


Spray booth, huh?   Hmmmmmmm.......... YUP Spray Booth.


(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4883000/4883360_800e_625x625.jpg)

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Leaburn Patey on August 29, 2010, 11:29:12 AM
Looks like the 68 Fury is getting its eviction notice very soon out of  the paint booth.
 
BTW,I quit the stealership a week ago and I am back at my old job.
they needed me back since the kid they hired in place of me is going back to school.
CBarge2010-08-29 16:33:24
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on August 29, 2010, 12:13:51 PM
Congrats and a great future for both of you.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 29, 2010, 12:26:39 PM
Quote from: CBarge
Looks like the 68 Fury is getting its eviction notice very soon out of  the paint booth.
 
BTW,I quit the stealership a week ago and I am back at my old job.
they needed me back since the kid they hired in place of me is going back to school.
  The 68 Fury already got it's eviction notice, all the way to a new owner. Glad to hear you're out of that dishonest Dealership way of doing business. Your integrity is worth alot.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 29, 2010, 12:28:09 PM
Quote from: Commando1
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: Commando1
You'll do great!!  Best of luck, dude.

Spray booth, huh?   Hmmmmmmm.......... YUP Spray Booth.
 
Well start practicing. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

  Practice? I've been painting cars, trucks, trailers and buses for a living for 38 years!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on August 29, 2010, 08:32:30 PM
I bet you'll do well. . . .   GL Buddy.  I know this has been knawing on you for quite a while
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Snotty on August 30, 2010, 04:54:41 PM
Chris, ever want to work on something a little smaller... like, say, a '73 Gremlin??
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/8/SF1.JPG)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Brian on August 30, 2010, 05:46:48 PM
Wish I was closer to you Chris, I have a couple vehicles that could use a paint job.

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 30, 2010, 05:58:59 PM
Quote from: Snotty
Chris, ever want to work on something a little smaller... like, say, a '73 Gremlin??
 
  Sure Snotty, That would be a piece of cake. Not much more than painting a hood on a C Body! 
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on August 30, 2010, 06:39:58 PM
Don't you mean a glove box door?  LOL
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 30, 2010, 06:42:32 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Don't you mean a glove box door?  LOL
  Ouch!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Snotty on August 30, 2010, 07:50:59 PM
Ha!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: firedome on August 31, 2010, 03:59:14 AM
Chris - I know you'll do well... when I'm looking for my next car I'll
put you on the hunt, you seem to realy know how to find 'em.  And
I know a good hauler out of Phoenix, plus my youngest son's GF lives in
Tempe, he's been out there twice since June. He can be my eyes, he's a
car guy too.



Lea - sounds like youll be much happier there, so you did the right thing.



Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 31, 2010, 05:03:08 PM
[/QUOTE] If you find something out here I'd be glad to help on this end as I tried to do with the Packard deal. Hauling something back there to you just might work as I have family back there around Albany and Poughkeepsie. If I can haul a car and maybe some of all my rust free sheet metal back there to offset my cost I'd love to drive back there and see my kin folk. Don't hesitate to ask if you find something here you need a set of eyes to check out.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on August 31, 2010, 06:12:32 PM
Wish I could afford you right now
 
Let us know if you are coming
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on August 31, 2010, 06:27:35 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Wish I could afford you right now
 
I will broadcast it all over this site!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on September 19, 2010, 05:27:06 PM
Tomorrow and Tuesday we are back at the table and hope to get a contract offer to bring back to the membership for a vote. I hope so since a ratified contract has to happen for me to take the severance package and be gone from there. I'm still planning to open up shop October 1st. We'll see what happens. azblackhemi2010-09-19 22:27:29
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 19, 2010, 06:07:13 PM
Good luck and keep us posted.

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on September 19, 2010, 07:25:32 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Tomorrow and Tuesday we are back at the table and hope to get a contract offer to bring back to the membership for a vote. I hope so since a ratified contract has to happen for me to take the severance package and be gone from there. I'm still planning to open up shop October 1st. We'll see what happens.
 
You know how to hustle.  You could do both for a while unless it's a 5 year package or something like that. . .Then we need to find you some work.
 
Wanna paint a 62 New Porker?  LOL
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on October 10, 2010, 05:30:23 AM
Any updates??
Did you get the severance package?
 
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on October 10, 2010, 05:36:54 AM
We ratified a contract Thursday. The Union Lawyer had the company change some language in the severance contract so we should have it to sign early this week and I should be out of there a week from Monday. I hope so because I already am working at home and I'm too old for two jobs!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 10, 2010, 05:58:44 AM
The Teamsters changed my benefits AFTER I retired...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 01, 2010, 07:24:47 PM
Free at last, free at last! Today was my last day, I'm done! I worked today since working one day in to the month makes them obligated to pay my health insurance premium for November. I am officialy on my own. Tomorrow my morning commute will be 120 feet. From the house to the shop. Got enough work to keep me busy the rest of the year with quite a few other jobs close to being locked in. My first resto job will be a 67 Barracuda Convertable. I will post pictures of the proccess from start to finish.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Snotty on November 01, 2010, 08:34:16 PM
FREEEEE-DOOOOMMMMMM!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 01, 2010, 09:58:06 PM
congrats Chris!

being your own boss will be the greatest and hardest, most frustrating and rewarding job in your life!


Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 02, 2010, 02:55:46 AM
You should have stuck it out another month.  Work one day in January and you get all your 2011 vacation days.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 02, 2010, 05:28:25 AM
Quote from: Commando1
You should have stuck it out another month.  Work one day in January and you get all your 2011 vacation days.
I get almost all of them now. I will be paid out 41/2 weeks out of the 5 I would get if i stayed all year.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Jason Goldsack on November 02, 2010, 05:30:37 AM
I agree working for yourself is great.. but also a pain..

My wife and I have had our pizzeria for 5 1/2 years and sometimes we wonder why we do it and other times glad we did.

The good thing is you have lots of work which is a great start.


Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: firedome on November 03, 2010, 06:44:44 AM
Good luck Chris!!  At least your hard work will reward you and not someone else.

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 03, 2010, 07:45:54 AM
Quote from: firedome
Good luck Chris!!  At least your hard work will reward you and not someone else.
Exactly Rog. Did you see my post in your seat wanted thread yet?
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2010, 08:28:52 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  Now his prices will go up (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
I am still asking about the 300. . . .  Not allot of pictures of it. . .  I put the camera in a set of hands that was supposed to click click click
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 03, 2010, 01:11:25 PM

 
[/QUOTE]
Lance wants to know why you won't let him put it together.  He said he will only charge you $20/hr......
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 03, 2010, 04:18:51 PM
The tail lights belong in the back of the car.  The windshield belongs in the front.  Not the rear window filled in with duct tape.
 
Need I continue???
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 04, 2010, 03:17:45 AM
Details, details.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 04, 2010, 04:16:51 PM
If you like what you are doing, you will do very well.
 
Jason.  . you still owe me a canuck version of a Pizza. . . .
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 15, 2010, 03:30:58 PM
Well here's the latest cool car I've had to work on. It's a 70 'Cuda 440 6 pack. I did not paint it but I had to try to make an average paint job look great. I resanded and buffed it, touched up some bad areas and put the vinyl hockey sticks on it. I'll have to get better pictures in the daylight.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150006.JPG)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Snotty on November 16, 2010, 09:30:08 AM
Looking good Chris!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 16, 2010, 02:25:05 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150003.JPG)




 
 
I see you left your signature under the door handle.  I didn't know step ladders were included (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
For the rest of you guys, a signature is a run in the paint
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 16, 2010, 05:05:01 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB150003.JPG)




 
 
I see you left your signature under the door handle.  I didn't know step ladders were included (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
I'm not sure what you're seeing under the door handle. Must be the reflection because there isn't a run. Since I didn't paint the car I have no reason to cover it up LOL.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 16, 2010, 05:40:08 PM
Damn you're good. . . I bet I made you look. . . . .  hahahahahahaha  Just kidding
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 16, 2010, 06:02:31 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Damn you're good. . . I bet I made you look. . . . .  hahahahahahaha  Just kidding
Yeah you did make me look.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 24, 2010, 03:16:05 PM
Well after about 3 weeks of some pretty easy yet profitable jobs it's now time to kick it up a notch. I've got 3 complete paint restorations scheduled. The first one came in today. It's a 70 'cuda factory 6 pack B5 Blue car. It's in pretty good shape overall ( Arizona car) and has already been blasted so no hidden suprises. For right now I'm going to do all the bodywork on the shell and get it in final primer and paint the underside, interior, trunk and engine compartment. Later on the customer will bring the rest of the body panels for me to finish.  I was very happy when I found out it fit in my spray booth on the rotisserie. Only about 6 inches to spare though. The other two jobs comming in are a 67 Barracuda convertable and a 68 Charger. At this point I'm really enjoying being my own boss even though I'm working harder than I ever have in my 50+ years. Here's some pictures of the starting point.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240010.JPG)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 24, 2010, 04:45:54 PM
You are responsible, you are responsive, you are talented and you work hard/smart.  The word will travel fast.
 
The good thing is you can't go out of biz, it's on your home property.
 
You were planning this when you put that shop up anyway, weren't you?
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 24, 2010, 04:50:40 PM
On another subject, I just finished welding together an extension to a spray booth.  We boxed it out with sheet metal and inserts for furnace filters.  For your education, a furnace is a source of heat.  You may have never seen one.  LOL
 
So he opens the doors,  Hase a painters canvas for the top, made skirts for the extension to the floor.  Now he can put 22 footers in there and be able to walk around.  It cost about $115.00 + welding.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 24, 2010, 05:03:18 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
You are responsible, you are responsive, you are talented and you work hard/smart.  The word will travel fast.
 
The good thing is you can't go out of biz, it's on your home property.
 
I actually built the shop way back in 95. I was a mere lad of 38 at the time. I don't know that I thought back then that I'd be working full time out of it but I knew I could make some pretty good side money for my toys with it. And i did. Everything out there is paid for so with little to no overhead the chance for sucsess is much better. Now I just hope my old body holds up to all this hard work. azblackhemi2010-11-24 22:05:46
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 24, 2010, 05:07:52 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
On another subject, I just finished welding together an extension to a spray booth.  We boxed it out with sheet metal and inserts for furnace filters.  For your education, a furnace is a source of heat.  You may have never seen one.  LOL
 
  A source of heat? Why would you need that ? LOL How 'bout a source of cooling?
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: 300rag on November 24, 2010, 05:31:03 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
  A source of heat? Why would you need that ?

 
 
You need that to help cure the paint in wint............... oh never mind!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 24, 2010, 05:45:57 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
Quote from: azblackhemi
  A source of heat? Why would you need that ?

 
 

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 24, 2010, 06:23:20 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
Quote from: azblackhemi
  A source of heat? Why would you need that ?

 
 
  Actually I can't gloat too much tonite, It's gonna get down to the upper 20's here at my house and about freezing  in downtown Phoenix.  It will be in the upper 60's tomorrow though.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 24, 2010, 07:16:32 PM
What?  It's warmer here?
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stitcherbob on November 24, 2010, 08:20:05 PM


Quote from: azblackhemi
At this point I'm really enjoying being my own boss even though I'm working harder than I ever have in my 50+ years. Here's some pictures of the starting point.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB240003.JPG)

Working hard?????? with that rust free sheetmetal????? You need to come out East and really do some hard work!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

stitcherbob2010-11-25 01:21:51
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 24, 2010, 09:24:40 PM
Good point.  You'll become a real sheet metal worker. 
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 25, 2010, 02:05:41 AM
Oh great.  Now it's getting to the point where I am going to have to book you a year in advance...
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 25, 2010, 04:38:46 AM
Quote from: Commando1
Oh great.  Now it's getting to the point where I am going to have to book you a year in advance...
  I can only hope LOL!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 25, 2010, 04:40:49 AM
[/QUOTE]  Don't forget guys my first 8 years in the body business were in New York. I know all about rust. Why do you think I moved here?
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: firedome on November 25, 2010, 05:13:58 AM
Ya, those are some nice looking bodies to start with!!  Sounds
like you won't have room for a C body though if a Cuda barely fits in?

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 25, 2010, 05:24:37 AM
Quote from: firedome
Ya, those are some nice looking bodies to start with!!  Sounds like you won't have room for a C body though if a Cuda barely fits in?
Yeah, you're right Rog. My booth is 23 feet long. A C body fits well by itself but the rotisserie ads about 5  feet so that puts it hanging out. If I wind up with alot of larger cars to do I can add another section to my booth pretty easily. I may have to do that when I do my 62 wagon. azblackhemi2010-11-25 10:25:20
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Brian on November 25, 2010, 09:04:42 AM
Looking good Chris...Congrats on your retirement from working for the "man" and now you can work yourself to near exhaustion....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)




Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on December 03, 2010, 05:29:13 PM
Here's a progress report on the Cuda. All the bodywork on the shell is done. Even though this is a lifelong Arizona car the quarters were kinda rough. Not too much rust but lots of dings and dents. Primer will be going on it tomorrow. Highs in the mid 70's for the next 5 days will help.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC030001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC030002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC030003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC030004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC030005.JPG)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: firedome on December 04, 2010, 03:53:12 PM
That is some quality looking bodywork!!!! Nice job.

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on December 04, 2010, 03:56:03 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)   Makin a bondo buggy already?   (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: firedome on December 04, 2010, 04:15:43 PM
Just smoothing things out a little... heck the factory did it too, but with lead!

In '79 I took our Scout Troop on a tour of the GM (Monte/Gr Prix) factory in Baltimore.

They were still filling in all the roof and body seams with lead at that time.



Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on December 04, 2010, 04:53:22 PM
Sheeesh Roj.  I know that.  Can't a guy have some fun?
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on December 04, 2010, 07:08:33 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)   Makin a bondo buggy already?   (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Yeah but if you notice I'm putting the same amount on both sides so the car won't lean LOL.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on December 04, 2010, 07:10:54 PM
[/QUOTE]  That's right Rog. Back in the 60's and 70's even Rolls Royce skim coated their cars with filler just to make them perfectly straight.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on December 04, 2010, 09:03:05 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)   Makin a bondo buggy already?   (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Yeah but if you notice I'm putting the same amount on both sides so the car won't lean LOL.


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
I don't use bondo. I use filler primer.  Cheaper, faster, easier to sand.  The end result is the same.  You can also put thinner coats on and add as you need without allot of extra sanding.  You know. . . .   Wait until you see that hood without the dirt.  I didn't like the way the kink looked  Little bit of a body hammer on a towel along the edge, 320'd the multiple layers of filler primer and poof.  The teltale sign of the kink is gone.
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Post by: firedome on December 05, 2010, 06:51:47 AM
Ya I was just making the point of filler vs lead... I was very
surprised GM was still using it in production as late as 79 in Montes
and Prix, it had to cost more than plastic.  Doing bodywork is my
favorite part of resto, and mechanicals the least... must be all the
paint fumes inhaled over the years...

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Post by: Steve on December 05, 2010, 06:56:55 AM
The lead held the cars together.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) 
 
Today they barely have any fillers at all.  The stamping and assembly process is that close.  Or they make a seem at the real bad spot and put a piece of molding over it
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 08, 2010, 05:24:40 PM
Got the roof and quarters in primer today. Next step is to prime and paint the trunk  and engine compartment and the underside. Between sealing, painting and clear It'll be a pretty full day of spraying but since it'll be close to 80 degrees the rest of the week I'm gonna take advantage of it. Here's some pictures.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC080001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC080003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC080006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC080010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC080011.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on December 08, 2010, 06:15:25 PM
And it's all wrapped like 5 pounds of veil

 
Wish I had the room to be that detailed
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 08, 2010, 07:16:33 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
And it's all wrapped like 5 pounds of veil

 
Yeah it's nice to have room to work but it seems no matter how much you have you always want more.
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on December 08, 2010, 07:40:02 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
And it's all wrapped like 5 pounds of veil

 
Yeah it's nice to have room to work but it seems no matter how much you have you always want more.
How true that comment is,Chris,very true indeed.

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Post by: firedome on December 09, 2010, 04:01:13 AM
That's for sure... but at least you have just about the perfect climate for body & paint work.

And the best cars anywhere to start with!



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Post by: azblackhemi on December 09, 2010, 05:14:56 AM
[/QUOTE] Yes we do on both counts. The only thing is in the summer you have to start painting at 5 am so when God turns on the solar baking oven at about noon you're done LOL.
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 09, 2010, 05:20:03 AM
Quote from: CBarge
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
And it's all wrapped like 5 pounds of veil

 
Yeah it's nice to have room to work but it seems no matter how much you have you always want more.
How true that comment is,Chris,very true indeed.
  That's right Lea, I started with 1500 sq ft and am now at 2100 and am now planning to at least put up a large awning so I can have some outside bays. If I covered my whole 2 acres with garage I'd still want more!
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 13, 2010, 05:33:54 AM
I got all the color and clear on yesterday. I'm done with this car untill the owner is ready to continue. He has his own restoration shop and is very busy with a long line of customer jobs waiting so his goes on the back burner for now. Next up for me will be a 67 Barracuda convertable. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC120002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC120004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC120005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC120006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC120008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC120009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC120001.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on December 13, 2010, 02:05:03 PM
Hey!  That's the color of the 68 Fury!!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
 
Looks good from here. . .  Car has more paint on it now than it did from the factory.  Just like the New Yorker
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Post by: Rich on December 14, 2010, 04:55:27 PM
 Wow, hard to believe it's the same car I saw last week!
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Post by: Tom Dawson on December 14, 2010, 05:35:41 PM
WOW love that color, looking very nice bro


Tom


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Post by: firedome on December 15, 2010, 04:39:37 AM
Excellent!  Is that single stage urethane? 

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Post by: azblackhemi on December 15, 2010, 05:05:11 AM
Quote from: firedome
Excellent!  Is that single stage urethane? 
  No, It's base / Clear. Single stage just doesn't have the durability or depth. On a show car like this that's gonna be garaged and taken care of single stabe would work but to me Basecoat is much easier especialy with a mettalic color like this B5 blue. azblackhemi2010-12-15 10:05:35
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Post by: Steve on December 15, 2010, 06:50:33 AM
I agree.  Unfortunately, there is no mix codes for the color I am using on the Chrysler.  I'm planning on painting the car with this Nasson single stage Polyurathane, and hitting it with a couple of coats of clear to get the depth.  I see this stuff chips pretty easily
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Post by: firedome on December 15, 2010, 07:57:41 AM
If you put clear over single stage, is there any prep, or can you just shoot over it?

Couldn't they color match using a computer so you could use the base/clear?



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Post by: azblackhemi on December 30, 2010, 05:45:03 PM
Still busy as Heck. Just got done priming and seam sealing a 71 Cuda that had the back half replaced and started today on a 67 Barracuda 'vert. Here's some pictures. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC260001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC260002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC260004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC260003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC290006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC290007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC290008.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on December 30, 2010, 05:56:29 PM
That's a 62 880 in that last picture.
 
Go get 'em tiger!
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 30, 2010, 06:03:29 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
That's a 62 880 in that last picture.
 
  Close. It's a 63 880. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6200013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6200016.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on December 30, 2010, 06:19:29 PM
Not a bad eye though. . . .  Is that yours?  Seems like I've seen it before
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 30, 2010, 06:25:23 PM
Yep it's mine. Just got done getting the steering box rebuilt. Drives real nice now, no wandering. Of course the rebuild cost me $350 so it better drive good!
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Post by: Steve on December 30, 2010, 06:27:25 PM
I could never warm up to them.  That's why I like the Chrysler.
 
But. . .it IS a real nice car.
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Post by: Tom Dawson on December 31, 2010, 09:18:27 AM
When I lived in Greenfield a guy on the next street over had an 880, was Turquois in color before he sanded it down and was red primer for years, I have not seen it in 15 years now that I think of it. I wonder what happened to it.

Tom


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Post by: azblackhemi on March 23, 2011, 06:46:19 PM
Haven't posted anything in this thread for awhile so I figured I'd post a couple of  pics from my last job.  Non Mopar but tomorrow I will paint the 67 Baracuda convertable I've been working on. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3230004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3230006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3230008.JPG)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on March 23, 2011, 06:57:25 PM
Ok..that's it....Gonna get the BoaB running and drive it down there in primer.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 23, 2011, 07:00:37 PM
Quote from: CBarge
Ok..that's it....Gonna get the BoaB running and drive it down there in primer.
Hey Lea, Just get it rolling and hook it up to Steve's truck. He'll never know it's back there untill he gets here. LOL.
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Post by: Steve on March 23, 2011, 07:11:57 PM
That's allot of flat surface.  Either you did a real good job at taking the dings out, ot that thing was super straight.  What ever, that is super.  I always wanted to get one of those to fool around with.
 
Get in Line LEABURN!
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Post by: Stitcherbob on March 23, 2011, 09:53:26 PM


Quote from: POLARACO
I always wanted to get one of those to fool around with.
 


You have to be a hippy first! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)


Geez Chris, how's the poor guy gonna see outta the windows ya painted over?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3230004.JPG)
stitcherbob2011-03-24 01:55:04
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 24, 2011, 07:05:20 AM
I'll just scrape a little with a razor blade Bob.
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Post by: firedome on March 24, 2011, 01:10:42 PM
I think all us NY/NJ/Canuk guys should just comandeer a 6 Car Carrier
and send a full load out to AZ!  I got a '70 vert and '70 Nova to
paint...hey what's your bulk rate Chris?

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Post by: azblackhemi on March 24, 2011, 02:11:17 PM
Here's todays job. It's a blue candy. Candies are a pain in the but to do but it's what the customer wanted. The before pictures are on page 7 of this thread. Here are the almost done pics. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3240001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3240002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3240003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3240004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3240005.JPG)
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Post by: Stitcherbob on March 24, 2011, 03:43:05 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


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Post by: Rob Roche on March 24, 2011, 04:01:29 PM
A '67 'Vert! Cool Beans (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
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Post by: firedome on March 24, 2011, 04:27:31 PM
Oh man that is nice!!! A guy here had a '68 white 'vert for sale last
year for 3500, had the usual NY issues, but a shoulda coulda woulda if
ever there was one!  

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Post by: Stitcherbob on March 24, 2011, 05:25:55 PM
coulda been a Pinto.... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

my (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) was for Chris' straight bodywork & paint (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

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Post by: Steve on March 24, 2011, 06:16:52 PM
I'm surprised there's no signatures after painting those busses all these years.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
Just Kidding
 
POLARACO2011-03-24 22:17:17
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 24, 2011, 07:06:11 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I'm surprised there's no signatures after painting those busses all these years.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
Just Kidding
 
21 years of painting buses was great practice. When I was on the paint line we'd paint two buses a week. that meant we sprayed 10 - 12 gallons of paint and clear each week. If I did  leave my signiture ( get a run ) it was no big deal on a bus but I still had my pride. If your gun is properly set up it's easy to avoid runs.
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 04, 2011, 05:39:05 PM
Haven't updated this thread for a while because i've been so busy but I figured it's time. Right now I'm working on a 72 "Cuda and a 98 Z28. Yeah, I know it's a Chebby but it helps pay the bills. The Cuda was sitting in Bodyshop Prison for over 5 years. When the owner of the Bodyshop told the owner of the Cuda that he was going out of business I got the job through a Buddy that will do the mechanical part of the restoration.  The owner is pretty happy right now because I've made more progress in a week than had been done in the last three years. I hope to have all the bodywork done on the shell and in primer by the weekend. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5040011.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on May 04, 2011, 06:30:26 PM


What did you do about the quarters?  That;s the one Ed and I looked at right?
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 04, 2011, 06:35:03 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
What did you do about the quarters?  That;s the one Ed and I looked at right?
  Yup it's the one you guys saw at Robs. I had to cut the tail light panel loose on both sides and cut loose the right quarter and realign the whole ass end and weld it back together. It all lines up perfect now after two full days of work.
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Post by: Steve on May 04, 2011, 06:38:46 PM


I hate redoing someone elses work. . .  Or even taking it apart for that matter
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Post by: Guests on May 04, 2011, 08:31:20 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I hate redoing someone elses work. . .  Or even taking it apart for that matter

Steve, I 'm going to throw the BS flag on that one, it's what you live for. Even the short time we had working together and eating waffles together I could tell you would be a miserable wreck if you didn't have other people's wrecks to help with your therapy.
 
Works for me!!!!!
 
 
Chris. I am heading out that way to help the daughter with her new house, moved in last weekend, didn't come out because she had everything moved with the neighbors helping, so I told her to figure out what I need to do to fix little things for her, oh, and drop off a whole lot of houseware stuff for her first house. Anyway, thought I would drop by Sunday on the way out of town if you are going to be around?
 
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 04, 2011, 08:37:53 PM
Ed, I will be home all day Sunday. By all means stop in and say hi!
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Post by: Steve on May 05, 2011, 07:04:55 AM
Quote from: dana44
Quote from: POLARACO
I hate redoing someone elses work. . .  Or even taking it apart for that matter

Steve, I 'm going to throw the BS flag on that one, it's what you live for. Even the short time we had working together and eating waffles together I could tell you would be a miserable wreck if you didn't have other people's wrecks to help with your therapy.
 
Works for me!!!!!

What I meant was redoing someones redo.  I don't mind taking apart an original.  I know what to expect and all the hiding places.  But when I get cars like my 67 Fury Vert, I get nervous.  Brazed, pop rivited, 4 gallons of Bondo per quarter. . . .
 
You sometimes wonder if the chimp was sober or not when he did it.  That vert was so bad, the quarter stuck out 3/4 of an inch at the door pillar if I followed the measurements.  The car tracked and not worth it any longer.
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Post by: Guests on May 05, 2011, 08:29:44 AM
True, but not knowing and finding "stuff" down the road is part of the excitement to see how messed up other people can be, and it happens. Those are just the gambling we do in getting a non-restored or truly untouched vehicle. I remember taking the TR4 apart. She rattled like a bucket of rocks and I knew I had a record showing the frame was verified it was straight at one time but I didn't know why. When I took off the passenger fender I found the front edge of the fender was brazed about two inches to the inner fenderwell. It took me about an hour to carefully hand hacksaw the two apart without damaging it. The TR4 is a unique design. Full frame including front suspension supports, then a body that is unitized from the radiator shroud, inner fenderwells, bulkhead, door jams, all the way back to the trunk edges and inner rear fenderwells. Rear quarters unbolt, trunk, doors, hood, windshield frame and front fenders all unbolt. I had no rust anywhere, original paint on the floorboards, and when I removed the body from the frame and lifted it off, the frame cleaning resulted in finding welding rod slag still on all the joints! I located about a dozen locations where  bolts were messed with. Triumphs use a special threaded bolt (starts with a W) so I located where an SAE bolt was attempted to replace them. Fun to say the least, and I sure as heck didn't know about them until I started looking in my shop manual.
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Post by: Steve on May 05, 2011, 10:37:10 AM
When you work with limited space and time, and lack the place to work, you want to get things done.  Look where the New Yorker is right now.  If the weather wasn't so crappy, it would have been further than it is.
 
By the end of the summer, I suspect it will be moving under it's own power and pretty close to driveable.  Elaine and I will work on the interior over next winter.
 
POLARACO2011-05-05 15:37:48
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Post by: firedome on May 06, 2011, 04:40:37 AM

Whitworth... I still have a set of black painted steel (bloody Brits!) combination wrenches I bought in England back in the '70s  for working on a BSA Lightning ... talk about useless!  Hell, all TRs rattled like a bucket of bolts, even when new!

Nice work on the Cuda!! ... wish you were close enough to repaint my 70!  The 71 is almost done. 

firedome2011-05-06 09:42:30
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Post by: Guests on May 06, 2011, 06:32:28 AM
TRs rattle, sure, but I can fix that given it is a full body off restification, starting soon, I hope. I love the rear suspension design. The axle is over the top of the frame, which means when the car leans in a corner, the weight of the body rests against the rear axle and transfers weight to the opposite side, meaning it corners like it is on rails. And hey, 1,753 pounds and 200hp at the rear wheels was fun, I figure to have 225-250hp and a manual 5 speed instead of 4 speed, dual Weber side draft carbs to feed her, yeah, she will be just a tad bit above fun.
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Post by: firedome on May 06, 2011, 11:24:05 AM
All Brit cars are a blast,  never drove one that wasn't, it's in
their DNA, probably from all those windy narrow lanes with
hedgerows!  I almost bought an aluminum Rover (Buick 215)  V8
today to put in my MG, but sanity thankfully prevailed. They had
factory ones in the UK, but only in the GT, never in a roadster, 50%
more  power but same weight as the iron 1.8 four. Tempting. Maybe
someday.





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Post by: Guests on May 06, 2011, 02:01:48 PM
I'm going to go with the 2.5 OHC Mopar engine to start with, would really like to put a 3.8 V6 in her, which would be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Yeah, they are fun, windy roads are great, and you can get them to live a long time if you run them like they are on fire for 50 miles or one hour, then let them cool down for at least two hours. Brits built them that way because that is what the countryside is like. Drive like a bat to the next pub, spend a couple hours there, jump in and drive like a bat home, and the car will keep running reliably for a really long time. Drive them like an American car and they don't last at all.
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 11, 2011, 07:04:00 PM
Got one more painted today, the 98 Z28. A little sanding and buffing and final assembly is all that's left. I'm looking forward to getting rid of this one so I can get back to the Mopars on my list. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5110001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5110002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5110004.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on May 11, 2011, 08:49:13 PM


Ho Hum. . .  It's a Chevy
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 11, 2011, 09:11:56 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Ho Hum. . .  It's a Chevy
Yup but it paid real well. Insurance job.
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Post by: firedome on May 12, 2011, 06:32:53 AM
Insurance... where the $$ is.  I know a guy near here that used to restore Mopar muscle cars, A, B, E bodies exclusively, but had trouble getting paid... now he takes all the insurance work he can get, crank it out and get paid immediately.

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Post by: Guests on May 12, 2011, 07:36:33 AM
The great thing about working on the competition is seeing how well the Mopars are built in comparisons. Chris can confirm, but a bracket to bolt a fender, bumper or valance for a Mopar is a few bolts that all tie together for strength, Chevy especially (second gen Camaro example), the bumper to the fender has several 3/8ths inch wire rod supports to keep the corner of the fender from flexing, and my buddy's Lightning likes to use stiff wire hose hangers and belt protectors near the engine. Talk about chinsy, then they took a 20 pound chunk of aluminum to hang two serpentine belt idler pulleys that crosses from one head to the other....go figure.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 24, 2011, 08:00:46 PM
Hey Steve & Ed, Do you guys recognize this car? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6240005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6240006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6240007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6240011.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6240012.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6240013.JPG)
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Post by: firedome on June 25, 2011, 05:18:47 AM
Beautiful!!!  A car like that is worth doing right.

 I wish you could paint my '70 F3 vert!





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Post by: Tom Dawson on June 25, 2011, 06:42:32 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chris that made my eyes pop out of my head, what a great job!!!


Tom



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Post by: azblackhemi on June 25, 2011, 06:49:12 AM
Thanks guys. I still have all the body panels to do but at least now after undercoating and buffing the shell can go to my buddies place to start reassembling it.
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Post by: Steve on June 25, 2011, 06:56:47 AM


I have one you can do here.
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Post by: Guests on June 25, 2011, 08:13:52 AM
Not only do I remember it, but it looks much better than even when I was out there a couple weeks ago, Mother's Day if I remember correctly. Great job, great color, and yeah, I just had a flashback missing mine!
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Post by: Brian on June 25, 2011, 10:36:47 AM
WOW...What a beautiful job on that 'Cuda.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)




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Post by: azblackhemi on July 02, 2011, 11:30:08 AM
Got another one painted today. A 72 Fury Wagon. This one is so long I thought I was back painting Busses again. Hopw do you guys like the scoops?                                          (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7020001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7020002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7020003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7020004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7020005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7020006.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on July 02, 2011, 01:35:13 PM
Scoops are definitely interesting. I would have thought they would have been closer in between, but hard to say for sure.  She does look pretty nonetheless.
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on July 02, 2011, 03:52:38 PM
Quote from: dana44
Scoops are definitely interesting. I would have thought they would have been closer in between, but hard to say for sure.  She does look pretty nonetheless.
That is the same basic location that they are in on a Super Bee so that's why we put them there. I definatly had the customer approve the positioning before I drilled any holes.
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Post by: Brian on July 02, 2011, 04:47:52 PM
I think the car, paint..AND scoops look great!!




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Post by: azblackhemi on July 02, 2011, 05:04:58 PM
[/QUOTE] Thanks Brian!
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Post by: Steve on July 02, 2011, 05:10:40 PM

Quote from: thrashingcows
I think the car, paint..AND scoops look great!!



Wish I had the room to do that kind of work. . . .
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Guests on July 02, 2011, 06:26:33 PM
Don't get me wrong, I do like them, I guess they just look wider than on a Super Bee for some reason. I do like it, a lot.
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Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 03, 2011, 04:27:59 AM


Definitely big... My Monaco wagon is longer than my Suburban. The scoops look great.
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 24, 2011, 05:58:37 PM
Got to work on another "C" Body. Got up at 4 am this morning so I could get this 67 Fury III painted before the temperature hit 115. Got done at 8:30 am. It was only 102 then. Here's some pictures. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8240006_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8240007_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8240008_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8240009_01.JPG)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Guests on August 24, 2011, 06:06:08 PM
Looks nice. Good color with that maroon interior.
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Post by: Rob Roche on August 24, 2011, 11:33:41 PM
That looks nice!


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Post by: Steve on August 25, 2011, 06:05:30 AM

Quote from: dana44
Looks nice. Good color with that maroon interior.
Those scoops might look good on my truck
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 25, 2011, 06:28:23 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: dana44
Looks nice. Good color with that maroon interior.
 
I agree. . .  But all those runs. . . .(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
Drink more coffee
 
Ed
  I don't charge extra for runs. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Brian on August 26, 2011, 11:57:52 AM
Another beautiful job there Chris...Well done!!  Wish I was closer, I'd have you do the body work and paint on the old Crewcab.


Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 07, 2011, 05:15:50 PM
Got another "C" Body to paint. A 67 Monaco "Vert. Check out the hood.                              (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070004.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on November 07, 2011, 05:56:21 PM
I like the hood on her. Mean....
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Post by: 300rag on November 07, 2011, 05:58:16 PM


Quote from: azblackhemi
Got another "C" Body to paint. A 67 Monaco "Vert. Check out the hood.                              (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070004.JPG)


Looking forward to seeing the finished product(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
300Rag2011-11-07 22:59:39
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Snotty on November 08, 2011, 11:32:39 AM
I still want to see a six-pac scoop on a '70 Chrysler C.  My mind says it would look great, but I don't want to do it and learn otherwise....
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 12, 2011, 04:23:39 PM
Bodywork done. Will put it in primer Monday. Then paint the jambs Tuesday and hopefully paint the exterior by the end of the week.  Trying to get it done as soon as possible because I've got way too much work comming in the rest of the year. Better than not enough work though.                                                                                                          (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB120001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB120002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB120003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB120004.JPG)                                                                                                           
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on November 12, 2011, 08:19:50 PM



Wow!  You didn't show us the car painted! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
POLARACO2011-11-13 01:24:47
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on November 13, 2011, 05:14:47 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Wow!  You didn't show us the car painted! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
  End of next week it will be painted. Steve, did you see your picture on the wall in the second picture? LOL
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Post by: on November 16, 2011, 12:10:06 AM
This was a busy little bugger.....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)dana442011-11-16 11:11:04
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Post by: Robert Rottman on November 16, 2011, 08:08:44 AM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
Wow!  You didn't show us the car painted! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
  End of next week it will be painted. Steve, did you see your picture on the wall in the second picture? LOL
 
 
That photo on the wall looks like Curly Howard!! Nyuk Nyuk...I love the Stooges...Steve is a pretty cool guy too though....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)...That 67 looks like it's going to be fabulous. My favorite year full size Dodge...and it's a vert. to boot! Will it be for sale some day Chris?
 
Bob
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 10, 2011, 04:34:00 PM
Haven't had time to update this thread or post much in any other. I have so much work I'm pretty much working 7 days a week so my internet time is cut way down. I'm not complaining about too much work because no work would be a much bigger problem. Right now I'm trying to finish the 67 Polara 'vert. Now I'm waiting for the bumpers and trim to come back from the chromer so I can put it back together. I'm in the middle of a 70 Duster. Got all the jambs, engine bay and trunk painted today. Next week the exterior gets painted. I also have a 69 Coronet that we will be turning into a Super Bee. We are getting ready to replace the trunk floor and patch the floor pans. It will be going on the rotissere and will be painted inside and out and underneath too. I also have a custom Harley to do. I got as far as putting the pieces on the stands today. The guy building the bike needs them back in about 2 weeks so I need to get going on that. I'm also working on body panels for a 69 Road Runner while I'm waiting for the shell also on a rotisserie. That's what's here in my shop now. After these jobs are done I have about 5 more big jobe on the calender. I have one guy working for me full time but I  don't want to get any bigger so for now it'll just be the two of us. Here are some pics of what's going on now. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC100007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC100008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC100001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC100004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC100005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC100012.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC100013.JPG)
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Post by: Rob Roche on December 10, 2011, 05:03:35 PM
really like the hood on that car!

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on December 10, 2011, 05:10:29 PM
Quote from: 66gg1tnc
really like the hood on that car!
Thanks Rob. It sure is nice to see an "E" Body donate parts to a "C" Body for a change!
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Post by: Guests on December 10, 2011, 05:50:25 PM
Wow! That! Is! Green!
 
I LIKE IT!!!!!!
 
Glad you are keeping busy, but then again, that's what quality does for your economy.
 
Keep it up.
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Post by: Steve on December 10, 2011, 06:00:10 PM


I hate you (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: Rob Roche on December 10, 2011, 06:47:04 PM
Haters.....there's one in every crowd LOL!
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 10, 2011, 06:48:58 PM
Quote from: 66gg1tnc
Haters.....there's one in every crowd LOL!
Yes there is but this is a real tough crowd!
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: firedome on December 13, 2011, 03:56:16 AM

Really really nice work... once again I wish I were closer, there's no
one I trust to do paint here. And I sure don't trust myself, except maybe
to paint a trailer! No wonder you have plenty of customers ... there's always a market for the best!


firedome2011-12-13 08:57:15
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Snotty on December 14, 2011, 10:40:52 AM
Sure wish the Grem was one of the cars in your pictures.
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 28, 2011, 05:58:37 PM
Well got a couple of jobs painted this week. Sprayed the Duster today and painted the Harley Monday. Got the floors and trunk pan all welded in the Coronet too this week. Here's the pictures. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC150007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC150008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC150010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC280007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC280008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC280009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC280010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC280011.JPG) azblackhemi2011-12-28 23:16:16
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Post by: Guests on December 28, 2011, 06:16:19 PM
Another nice one Chris.
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 28, 2011, 06:19:00 PM
Thanks Ed.
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 13, 2012, 04:22:57 PM
Here's some more pictures. The Duster all painted and the Orange 72 'cuda going back together.                                                                                                                                    (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120011.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1120015.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on January 13, 2012, 04:41:41 PM
Two definitely sexy cars!
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 13, 2012, 04:46:58 PM
Quote from: dana44
Two definitely sexy cars!
  Yes they are. It is alot more fun to paint the bright colors.
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 13, 2012, 05:35:44 PM
Working in the pit..Now that's old school!
They are banned up here.Many got filled in.
Cars are looking great,Chris.
 
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Post by: 300rag on January 13, 2012, 05:54:07 PM
I'm in Sun City in mid-March. I just may have to stop in and see some more of your handiwork in person. Pictures just don't do them justice.


Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on January 13, 2012, 06:00:54 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
Definatly stop by Pete. Right now I'm starting on a 69 Super Bee and a 69 Road Runner. By mid March they should both be pretty far along. Hopefully painted by then. PM me when you get ready to head this way and I'll give you my cell number. Sun City is only 15 - 20 minuts from me.
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 13, 2012, 06:04:15 PM
Quote from: CBarge
Working in the pit..Now that's old school!
They are banned up here.Many got filled in.
Cars are looking great,Chris.
That pit is at my buddy Robs shop. He does all the mechanical work while I do all the paint and body. I think pits are banned here too Lea for new construction but there are still alot of them in use. The Bus Garage I worked at had quite a few of them.
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Post by: Guests on January 13, 2012, 07:59:09 PM
I love grandfathered things. Makes life so much more simpler by not being politically correct all the time.
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Post by: Steve on January 13, 2012, 09:10:04 PM


I decline to comment as I am Jealous as hell.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: firedome on January 21, 2012, 05:13:17 AM
Gorgeous... makes me wish I'd kept my Demon 340 or that I could even begin to afford a 'Cuda!

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Post by: Brian on January 21, 2012, 08:48:17 PM

Quote from: firedome
Gorgeous... makes me wish I'd kept my Demon 340 or that I could even begin to afford a 'Cuda!

Funny you said that...Of all the cars I've owned, and either wrecked, parted or sold, my 72 Demon is one of the very few I regret.

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Post by: azblackhemi on January 22, 2012, 05:14:50 AM
Here's what we're working on now. A 69 Road Rinner and a 69 Super Bee.                          (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1170003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1170004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1170006_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1170012_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1170011_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1170013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1170016.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on January 22, 2012, 03:09:25 PM
Was this that burnt orange on on the rack when Steve and I were out there?
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 22, 2012, 03:44:58 PM
Quote from: dana44
Was this that burnt orange on on the rack when Steve and I were out there?
I think so Ed. Got it all in primer today.
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Post by: Guests on January 22, 2012, 05:49:47 PM
Cool. Steve and I were checking it out while on the lift. Didn't see that it had floorpans that bad. Good job on getting the new ones in.
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 22, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
Actually the floor pans along with a trunk floor went in the Super Bee. On the Road Runner we put in trunk floor, right Quarter panel and Upper rear body panel AKA Dutchmans panel.
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Post by: Guests on January 22, 2012, 06:29:58 PM
Still good job. I thnk I need to come out and visit you a day or two when you are doing these replacements so I can learn how to do it right. Let you know in the future if I can make it out during a time you are doing some, especially quarter panels, floors for future reference. I'm free labor, payment is being there to do it right once, not guess on my own.
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 22, 2012, 06:40:33 PM
Here's the roadrunner today after I primed it. Now it goes back to Rob's to mock up all the upgraded suspension, brakes, six speed transmission and Hemi. After that it comes back here and goes on the rotisserie for alot of block sanding, repriming, more blocking and finally paint. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1220001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1220002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1220003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P1220004.JPG)
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 22, 2012, 06:42:44 PM
Quote from: dana44
Still good job. I thnk I need to come out and visit you a day or two when you are doing these replacements so I can learn how to do it right. Let you know in the future if I can make it out during a time you are doing some, especially quarter panels, floors for future reference. I'm free labor, payment is being there to do it right once, not guess on my own.
  Sure thing Ed but be careful what you ask for. You might wind up drilling out spot welds all day. LOL
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Post by: Guests on January 22, 2012, 06:56:50 PM
That's how it's done properly, right?
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 22, 2012, 07:02:21 PM
Quote from: dana44
That's how it's done properly, right?
Yup. Got to do things properly if people are paying you to do it. Funny thing is if a floor is really rusty it's easier to remove than one that is just a little soft in spots.
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Post by: Steve on January 22, 2012, 08:08:38 PM


If I had my trailer, I never would have hit it.  I would have stopped because the trailer wou;dn't have been in sand
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Post by: Guests on January 23, 2012, 05:47:59 AM
Steve, are you going to blame Mother Nature, dirty windshield, bugs doing head butts against your truck or your squinting for wrecking your truck? You found a fence and messed up one corner, I had to replace my whole Dakota around my engine and transmission. I was able to save the rear bumper and tailgate, having a trailor on the back might have actually messed up more than you think, or at worst, the trailor, too.
 
All kidding aside, it was both a great visit and although I know I am capable of doing this surgery myself, it is kind of like driving a new car, I can drive no problem, but having someone that sells the car show me all the little intracasies of the vehicle is nice.
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Post by: firedome on January 26, 2012, 11:28:38 AM
Man Chris, you be CRANKIN'!  Can't believe how fast you git 'er
done.. Took me half a year to patch a few holes in the trunk
floor! 

Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: Steve on January 26, 2012, 02:30:17 PM

Quote from: firedome
Man Chris, you be CRANKIN'!  Can't believe how fast you git 'er
done.. Took me half a year to patch a few holes in the trunk
floor! 
Lay off the beer!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on January 26, 2012, 04:54:47 PM
Quote from: firedome
Man Chris, you be CRANKIN'!  Can't believe how fast you git 'er done.. Took me half a year to patch a few holes in the trunk floor! 
  Well  Roger I found out very quickly that if I don't get the jobs done I don't get paid. If I don't get paid the wifey isn't happy. We all know that's not good! I've got a guy working for me and I'm putting in 12 hour days 6-7 days a week so that's why alot is getting done. Even working that many hours I still can't get ahead. My calender is booked through about July right now. It is much better than having no work though.
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Post by: Steve on January 26, 2012, 06:43:31 PM


You would rather have the bill collectors chasing you then your wife (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: firedome on January 27, 2012, 05:00:07 AM
"Lay off the beer! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)"



yeah right... and do what for inspiration? I'm not sure I can work on a car without beer!



And I know all about keepin' the wife happy, for 41 years... 
amazing considering she doesn't really like old cars, in my case it's
more of a financial drain than a money maker, but at least she sort of
tolerates it enough that I can have my fun, beats hangin out in the
bars!



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Post by: Steve on January 27, 2012, 10:42:16 AM

Quote from: firedome
"Lay off the beer! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)"



yeah right... and do what for inspiration? I'm not sure I can work on a car without beer!



And I know all about keepin' the wife happy, for 41 years... 
amazing considering she doesn't really like old cars, in my case it's
more of a financial drain than a money maker, but at least she sort of
tolerates it enough that I can have my fun, beats hangin out in the
bars!


You talking about your wife or mine?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on March 05, 2012, 05:42:38 PM
Had the soda blaster come out today to blast the 69 Super Bee today. Sure does a nice job on the body panels. Strips them smooth with no warping. Doesn't do quite so well on the undercoating and surface rust underneath but at least got it to where we can clean the rest up by hand. All the floors and trunk floor have been replaced and subframe connectors are done so now that it's stripped we can kick butt and get it done in 4-6 weeks I hope. Here's some pictures from today.                                                                (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3040001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3040002.JPG)
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 05, 2012, 05:43:27 PM
More pics later. I got to resize them.
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Post by: Steve on March 05, 2012, 05:51:20 PM


When I saw the picture of the soda blasting, I could almost smell it.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 05, 2012, 06:19:32 PM
More pics. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050012.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050014.JPG)
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Post by: Rob Roche on March 05, 2012, 07:45:23 PM
Lookin good! Now all you need is a really humid day for the flash rust to set in LOL!
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 05, 2012, 08:00:47 PM
Quote from: 66gg1tnc
Lookin good! Now all you need is a really humid day for the flash rust to set in LOL!
That's one good thing about soda blasting. It leaves a coating on the metal so it won't rust. It also helps being in the dssert too. Should have it in primer in about a week hopefully.
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Post by: Steve on March 05, 2012, 08:13:12 PM


You bring someone in for that? 
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Post by: Guests on March 05, 2012, 09:50:55 PM
Does soda blasting sting like sand blasting? I did a whole lot of the sand blasting before I went into the Navy, worked best after it was used several times and broke down to powder. Looks pretty straight otherwise, didn't see any bondo marks.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2012, 04:38:06 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
You bring someone in for that? 
Yeah , the guy comes with a trailer , big diesel Air compressor and his soda blaster. Does make a huge mess. Everything around my shop looked like It had 2 inches of snow on it.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2012, 04:39:55 AM
Quote from: dana44
Does soda blasting sting like sand blasting? I did a whole lot of the sand blasting before I went into the Navy, worked best after it was used several times and broke down to powder. Looks pretty straight otherwise, didn't see any bondo marks.
Nope. The guy didn't even cover up his arms. Just wore goggles, a resperator and ear plugs.
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Post by: 300rag on March 06, 2012, 04:45:18 AM
I'll be there to inspect next week!
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2012, 05:06:48 AM
Quote from: 300Rag
I'll be there to inspect next week!
 
 Looking forward to it Pete.
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Post by: Guests on March 06, 2012, 09:12:58 AM
Since that's the case, you would think he would have a quick collapsible tent to stick around it to help catch it a little bit. the stuff will alter the pH of the soil a little bit, so some reduction would have been a good idea. At least the stuff isn't too toxic, and am sure a little rain would wash the snow away. Oh, well, looks like it does a pretty good job otherwise, keep up the good work otherwise.
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Post by: firedome on March 06, 2012, 04:18:06 PM
I can't believe how clean and rust-free that body is... look at it!!  Been in NY too long...

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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2012, 05:18:16 PM
Quote from: firedome
I can't believe how clean and rust-free that body is... look at it!!  Been in NY too long...
The body panels on the shell are 100% rust free. However we did have to replace the trunk floor which is pretty normal due to leakage into the trunk, and we replaced the complete floor pan. The floors weren't horrible but it would've needed 6-8 patches which was as much work as replacing the whole floor. Since it will be painted underneath all the patches would've had to be finished topside and bottom. The drivers door had some rust too. Here's some pictures of what we did to it today. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050001_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050002_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3050003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3060004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3060005.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on March 06, 2012, 07:24:04 PM
I  just love that rust from the inside out. Dust and moisture does it every time. Once every couple years, gotta pull the door panels off and vacuum and brush the dust out of the bottoms, clear the drains and the likes, otherwise this happens, including washing that dust out from around chrome strips, dust becomes abrasive under them, scratches the paint, then it starts to rust every time.
 
 Excellent work Chris. Keep it up.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2012, 07:26:50 PM
Thanks Ed.
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Post by: 300rag on March 08, 2012, 04:59:00 PM

Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: 300Rag
I'll be there to inspect next week!
 


Check your PM
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 08, 2012, 05:22:50 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: 300Rag
I'll be there to inspect next week!
 


  Got it and replied.
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Post by: Bill on March 09, 2012, 04:38:55 AM

Quote from: azblackhemi
Got another "C" Body to paint. A 67 Monaco "Vert. Check out the hood.                              (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB070002.JPG)









czervika2012-03-09 09:43:25
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 09, 2012, 07:15:56 AM
Nope, not factory. It's a Challenger Hood grafted on to the stock Polara hood. It's a "One Of A Kind" Page 12 of this thread has pictires of hood painted. I'll have to take some finished pictures.
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Post by: firedome on March 09, 2012, 02:06:18 PM
What's the deal with that '69 or '70 T & C in the background? I had
a '72 in that same color... 440 4 bbl got about 9 mpg, but what a beast
it was, and a great boat hauler!  T & Cs rule!!

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Post by: azblackhemi on March 09, 2012, 04:06:10 PM
Quote from: firedome
What's the deal with that '69 or '70 T & C in the background? I had a '72 in that same color... 440 4 bbl got about 9 mpg, but what a beast it was, and a great boat hauler!  T & Cs rule!!
The Green one? That's actually a 72 Coronet Wagon. It was a customers car.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 15, 2012, 09:23:19 PM
Making good progress on the 69 Super Bee. Body work is done and we'll get primer on it Monday or Tuesday. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3130001_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3130002_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3130003_01.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on March 16, 2012, 07:14:57 AM
Looking good Chris.
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Post by: 300rag on March 17, 2012, 06:04:24 PM
Saw that in person on Friday. Lots of work into that and well done. Thanks again Chris for the hospitality and the ride in the wagon!!
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Post by: Steve on March 17, 2012, 06:08:52 PM



Ahh  while you were there, did you see a slightly stripped black New Yorker? 
POLARACO2012-03-17 22:09:27
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 17, 2012, 06:39:53 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
Saw that in person on Friday. Lots of work into that and well done. Thanks again Chris for the hospitality and the ride in the wagon!!
                    You home already Peter? Wow that was quick. It was great to see you again. You got out just in time. Alot cooler and windy here today. Keep us posted on the progress on the 65.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 21, 2012, 05:32:41 PM
Got the Epoxy primer on the "Bee" Today and caulked all the seams. I'll let the caulking dry overnight and put the first three coats of the fill primer on it tomorrow. Here's some pictures. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3210009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3210010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3210011.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3210012.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on March 21, 2012, 05:55:38 PM
Time for the block sanding, huh? Thanks for the step by step.

I have gotten started on the house (YEAAAAA), so my getting out there to play with you for a few days may be delayed just a bit. Wife and her "ideas" or else, got my TR4 put into the garage and put her back in a crate (sideways this time) and now I have to empty my parts shed (9X12) to get all her parts into the garage (and not take up a lot of room), then take the stuff out of the house garage and put it in the parts shed. Why couldn't she say something about two months ago? Could have prepped a whole month ahead of time.

Gotta love them, and whatever else they say.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley22.gif)
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Post by: Steve on March 21, 2012, 05:56:36 PM


You still have that shell of mine out there?  When can you get started.  Yer killin me here
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 21, 2012, 06:19:14 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
You still have that shell of mine out there?  When can you get started.  Yer killin me here
   Get started doing what?
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 21, 2012, 06:23:29 PM
No problem ED. When you get your "honeydo" list done we'll still be here. Working on something I'm sure.
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Post by: Guests on March 21, 2012, 07:06:56 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
No problem ED. When you get your "honeydo" list done we'll still be here. Working on something I'm sure.

My honeydo list is more like, "Honeydo you think you could keep the negative attitude to yourself while I do the work?"(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) Sometimes it is difficult to think I was the person everyone in the command asked for advice and procedure to get things done, and now I can't even sweep a sidewalk without doing it wrong!
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Post by: firedome on March 22, 2012, 04:44:59 PM


Welcome to retirement!
aka "yes dear, right away dear, whatever you say dear".
If you know what's good for you.
And after 41 years I sure do.

Nice job as always Chris!
You need to do a certain 58 Chrysler!




firedome2012-03-22 20:46:59
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Post by: Steve on March 22, 2012, 05:12:23 PM

Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
You still have that shell of mine out there?  When can you get started.  Yer killin me here
You know. . .Rotis, blast, re-caulk, prime, paint, polish, deliver. . .  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 22, 2012, 07:33:01 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
You still have that shell of mine out there?  When can you get started.  Yer killin me here
 
Uh yeah, sure. I'll get right on it Steve. NOT!
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 22, 2012, 07:34:02 PM
[/QUOTE]
58 Chrysler? Sure I'd love to. Bring it over!
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Post by: firedome on March 23, 2012, 05:55:14 AM
Did you see it on the "Winnie come home" Cars Wanted thread?

Oh man, how I wish I could!

Maybe by the time it's ready for a real resto and paint I'll be out there, who knows?



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Post by: Steve on March 23, 2012, 10:02:14 AM


Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
You still have that shell of mine out there?  When can you get started.  Yer killin me here
 
Uh yeah, sure. I'll get right on it Steve. NOT!
If I had the money, I'd mount a big guard rail on the front of the truck and haul this thing out there.  Seriously.  Then you'd have the spare parts I need.
POLARACO2012-03-23 14:04:27
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Post by: firedome on March 23, 2012, 01:08:15 PM

Get a stack trailer and you can haul out my 58 too!

See how much better a Big C looks with its' tail feathers intact?

firedome2012-03-23 17:09:58
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 11, 2012, 06:01:36 PM
After doing a couple of insurance paid accident repair jobs on a BMW and a Ford Van to boost the cah flow I'm back on the 69 Super Bee. Got the underside painted today. I know alot of guys don't like F8 Green but since everyone changes F8 cars to Plum Crazy or Sublime I like it because you hardly ever see it anymore.  Should have the whole shell painted by the middle of next week. Here's some pictures. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5100018.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5100019.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5100020.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5100021.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5110022.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5110024.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5110025.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on May 11, 2012, 06:49:43 PM
Is that F8 and clear coat, or some special super tough chip resistant paint? Whatever it is, it looks great!
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 11, 2012, 07:21:40 PM
Quote from: dana44
Is that F8 and clear coat, or some special super tough chip resistant paint? Whatever it is, it looks great!
It's the same Basecoat/clearcoat I'm going to use on the exterior. The car won't be driven too much so it should hold up pretty well.
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Post by: Guests on May 11, 2012, 07:37:32 PM
Oh, OK. So, what would you use for underside protection if it were going to be driven? Lots of undercoating?
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 11, 2012, 07:41:47 PM
Quote from: dana44
Oh, OK. So, what would you use for underside protection if it were going to be driven? Lots of undercoating?
Yes, if it's going to be driven undercoating would be the way to go.
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Post by: Steve on May 11, 2012, 08:04:18 PM


It's green
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 11, 2012, 08:51:55 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
It's green
Yes, the color of money.
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Post by: Steve on May 12, 2012, 07:39:46 AM


Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: POLARACO
It's green
Yes, the color of money.
BTW. . .  That's pretty close to Polaraco's color too
POLARACO2012-05-12 12:40:36
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 12, 2012, 08:07:07 AM
Of course in this case the color is the customers choice. And the customer is always right! Yea, right.
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Post by: Steve on May 12, 2012, 03:30:19 PM


 
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Post by: Brian on May 13, 2012, 08:37:17 PM
F8 has always been one of my favorite colors. The 70 EF8 with the metallic is even better IMO.

Buddy of mine has a 70 chally in EF8 with a saddle interior...damn sharp looking car!



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Post by: firedome on May 14, 2012, 03:11:59 PM
I LOVE that color! Man, that underside looks better than a lot of shop's topside paint jobs!
I'm wantin' to move to AZ and drag the Windsor out for Chris to paint!  If only they actually had some water out there and nice houses for 100k like in Florida.



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Post by: azblackhemi on May 14, 2012, 03:19:31 PM
[/QUOTE]
Thanks Rog. The housing market here is pretty depressed. You can get alot of house for not much more than 100 grand here. As far as water here, yea that's a problem. Of course Florida has way too much water in the air for me. The humidity is too brutal for me. I guess I'm just spoiled but when I get out of the shower and dry myself off I like being DRY!
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Post by: Guests on May 14, 2012, 07:40:52 PM
Give me the humidity. I would rather be a little sticky than have to use chapstik! (but that's just me). 5 percent humidity sucks, but something in the 25 percent is good, 70 percent in Florida can get a little frustrating, but hey, isn't that what beer and iced cold rum and cokes for?
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Post by: firedome on May 15, 2012, 12:08:04 PM
We've thought seriously about AZ, but can't live without water, and
that worries us... I think Dana has the right idea, that's why
Margaritaville is in Florida!  Bit of shade, a  cold drink
under the palm trees works, and A/C is cheap nowadays for those warm
days in the garage... the other big advantage is the always easy to
find cheap flights from NY/VT to FL.  

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Post by: Steve on May 15, 2012, 04:04:58 PM


Move to northern AZ then.  Close to Utah, the water situation is better
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 15, 2012, 05:51:48 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/IRRIGATION1.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/IRRIGATION5.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/IRRIGATION7.JPG)The lack of water talk here is just to keep all you Easterners from moving here. Here's what I do to my two acres every two weeks. Does this look like a water shortage? azblackhemi2012-05-15 22:53:08
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Post by: Steve on May 15, 2012, 05:58:39 PM


And to think it was a dust ball when I was there
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 15, 2012, 06:05:44 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
And to think it was a dust ball when I was there
Yeah when they hear you easterners are comming they turn up the thermostat to a buck ten and fire up the dust machines. LOL. If they didn't the population would quadruple and then we really would have a water shortage. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: Steve on May 15, 2012, 07:22:20 PM


And the plant gate posts in the middle of the road. . . . . (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
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Post by: 300rag on May 16, 2012, 06:54:46 AM

Yeah when they hear you easterners are comming they turn up the thermostat to a buck ten and fire up the dust machines. LOL. If they didn't the population would quadruple and then we really would have a water shortage. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)[/QUOTE]


But the upside is that the housing market would rebound pretty quickly.
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Post by: Steve on May 16, 2012, 02:52:36 PM


I could stand living near Chris.  (As long as I know the roads  LOL)  I'd be there helping and learning.  I dunno if our wives would like that though. . .   They might think were. . . . . .
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 18, 2012, 07:07:44 PM
Got the Bee's shell  painted today. Here's the proof!
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5180001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5180002_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5180003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5180004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5180005_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5180006_01.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on May 18, 2012, 07:22:10 PM


Hey!  I have some parts that need to be rechromed. . . . (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: 300rag on May 19, 2012, 12:48:12 PM
That looks so much better than when I saw it in March!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 19, 2012, 02:08:18 PM
Something looks funny in the last pic, below the bottom side scallop.
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 19, 2012, 03:14:53 PM
Quote from: carrman
Something looks funny in the last pic, below the bottom side scallop.
I was waiting for someone to notice. I figured it would be Steve though LOL. That's what happens sometimes when you use the 100 degree reducer. Nothing a little 1500 sandpaper and a good buffing won't take care of.
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Post by: Steve on May 19, 2012, 04:16:11 PM


First time I have ever seen one (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 19, 2012, 05:49:21 PM
It happens from time to time. Especially when you're trying to compensate for painting in near 100 degrees. Ya gots to put it on real wet to get ti to flow when it's that hot. After sanding and buffing you'll never know it was there.
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Post by: Steve on May 19, 2012, 06:08:31 PM


It happens to the best of them
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Post by: Guests on May 19, 2012, 07:36:58 PM
I was able to stop by and look at the green Super Bee on my way out of Phoenix, and she is gorgeous. A whole lot of good work went into this one. Next one, Steve, was the copper Roadrunner that was on the lift we looked at last year.
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 19, 2012, 08:17:03 PM
Glad you were able to stop by again Ed, it was good to see you. Thanks for the compliments. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
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Post by: Guests on May 20, 2012, 09:10:06 AM
You are welcome. I know restoration quality work when I see it.
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Post by: Steve on May 20, 2012, 06:35:39 PM

Quote from: dana44
I was able to stop by and look at the green Super Bee on my way out of Phoenix, and she is gorgeous. A whole lot of good work went into this one. Next one, Steve, was the copper Roadrunner that was on the lift we looked at last year.
To be honest with you. I don't remember any of the cars anymore
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 21, 2012, 06:34:07 PM
I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to be an ass.  I just have an eye for details.
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Post by: Guests on May 21, 2012, 07:10:35 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: dana44
I was able to stop by and look at the green Super Bee on my way out of Phoenix, and she is gorgeous. A whole lot of good work went into this one. Next one, Steve, was the copper Roadrunner that was on the lift we looked at last year.
 

We'll work on that later. Chris buffed the yellow car, we (well, actually it was me) banged my head on the underside of the Roadrunner, a few odds and ends underneath from what I do remember.
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Post by: Steve on May 21, 2012, 08:53:47 PM

Left yourself wide open for that one Dave.  Couldn't resist it(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

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Post by: firedome on May 23, 2012, 10:47:16 AM
Nice work as always... been away - so it actually does rain in AZ!

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Post by: Guests on May 23, 2012, 03:15:55 PM
They get five inches of rain in Arizona. The raindrops are five inches apart. Steve is lucky enough to live on top of a GIANT underground pool. If you look at a topographical map it is a giant dry lake on top about the size of the Great Lakes, water migrated underground, and he gets to flood the ground whenever he wants since he lives in/near farmland.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 01, 2012, 05:26:59 PM
Well the Super Bee is done. Well my part at least. Now it goes to my buddy Robs for all the mechanical and interior restoration. I do have to put the white Super Bee tail stripe on it tomorrow though. I know alot of guys hate F8 green but it's really groing on me after doing this car. Now we will get back on the 69 Roadrunner we've been doing and we will start putting floor and trunk floor in a 69 Coronet R/T 440 4speed Dana car that is also F8 green. Here's the pictures. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6010001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6010002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6010003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6010004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6010005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6010006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6010013.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on June 01, 2012, 06:48:42 PM
Will definitely be a sweet ride when completed, for sure.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 03, 2012, 05:20:09 PM
Now I'm completly done with it. It's striped!  
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6020001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6020002_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6020003_01.JPG)                                                                        
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Post by: Brian on June 03, 2012, 09:44:06 PM
What color interior will it be getting?


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Post by: azblackhemi on June 03, 2012, 10:07:14 PM
Quote from: thrashingcows
What color interior will it be getting?
Brian, it's going to have white interior with a black dash and carpet. Should look very nice.
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Post by: Guests on June 04, 2012, 07:48:08 AM
Is the upholstery guy that did the station wagon seats doing the interior? That was one of the nicest interiors I had seen outside any factory and I will gladly bring any vehicle out to have him redo any interior I have.
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Post by: Scott on June 04, 2012, 07:50:56 AM
I wish you were in So Cal Chris.  I'd have you paint my '64 GTO.

rexus312012-06-04 12:52:12
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Post by: Guests on June 04, 2012, 08:17:12 AM
He's not that far away from us, under 400 miles, only 350miles from me.
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Post by: Scott on June 04, 2012, 08:24:05 AM

Quote from: dana44
He's not that far away from us, under 400 miles, only 350miles from me.

Too far for me.  The car will be completely disassembled when I am ready to paint it and I don't have anything to tow it with.  
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 04, 2012, 10:42:15 AM
Quote from: rexus31
Quote from: dana44
He's not that far away from us, under 400 miles, only 350miles from me.

Well  depending when you're ready to paint it we might be able to work transport in if it's around Spring or Fall Fling. I can bring my trailer with me.
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Post by: Scott on June 04, 2012, 04:21:08 PM

Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: rexus31
Quote from: dana44
He's not that far away from us, under 400 miles, only 350miles from me.



That might work but then I'd have to come and get it.
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Post by: Guests on June 04, 2012, 04:34:54 PM
From what I have observed and seen with my own eyes what, five times now (?), it is worth the cost and U-haul rental cost one way to have it done by someone we all know.
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Post by: Steve on June 04, 2012, 07:14:45 PM

From what I have observed and seen with my own eyes what, five times now (?), it is worth the cost and U-haul rental cost one way to have it done by someone we all know.[/QUOTE]
NEXT TIME I GO TO CHRIS'S HOUSE, I'M TAKING MY TRAILER FOR THE EXTRA BRAKES! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: firedome on June 05, 2012, 12:34:15 PM
You can take out my '58 too!

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Post by: Guests on June 05, 2012, 02:28:09 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: dana44
From what I have observed and seen with my own eyes what, five times now (?), it is worth the cost and U-haul rental cost one way to have it done by someone we all know.
 


What, messing up the front end isn't enough, gotta have the weight of a trailer smash your rear end, too?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: Steve on June 05, 2012, 05:39:21 PM


So when do you want to go Rog?
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 05, 2012, 06:30:22 PM
Up next for me is a very rough 69 Coronet R/T. Needs floors and trunk floor along with trunk extensions and lower quarters and front sheetmetal work. It sat for years on the Indian Resorvation and had all the glass broken out of it. It needs alot of work but it is a 440, 4 speed, Dana car. For now we're just going to replace the floors and trunk floor and lower quarters while the owner is deciding exactly what he's going to do with it. Here's the before pictures.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6050016.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6040001_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6040012.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6040008.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on June 05, 2012, 08:39:59 PM
Darn, this is the exact type project I was hoping to help you with, but right now I am knee-deep in building the house and can't get away for a couple weeks to do something like this. I'm sure you will get another great example like this in about a year or so, so still looking forward to giving you a bunch of free labor for a true learning experience, just not now.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 19, 2012, 08:39:13 AM
Here's a few more "Finished" Shots of the Super Bee.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6180026.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6180027.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6180024.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6180022.JPG)
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Post by: Scott on June 19, 2012, 08:44:56 AM
Awesome work, Chris.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 19, 2012, 05:15:13 PM
Quote from: rexus31
Awesome work, Chris.
Thanks Scott.
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Post by: firedome on June 20, 2012, 06:34:01 AM
Amazing Bee!!!  Wow, that Coro is a real challenge, surprised it rusted that bad out there.

I bought my '58 in New Mexico, almost rust free, only 1 lower  rear 1/4 where it had been in an accident a loooong time ago and it musta leaked in the trunk seal there. I shoulda just had Leo haul it directly to you Chris!



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Post by: azblackhemi on June 20, 2012, 07:10:58 AM
You're right Rog, It is very rusty. It sat for years in Northern AZ on an Indian Reservation with all the glass busted out of it. Of course it also could've been somewhere else during the first years of it's life. Good thing I did 8 years of bodywork in NY for the practice of rust repair.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 26, 2012, 06:17:12 PM
Got a truck load of sheet metal for the Coronet R/T delivered yesterday. Started welding it all in today. Got a good start on the trunk floor today. I'm hoping to have all the metal replaced by begining of next week.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6260001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6260002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6260003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6260005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6260006.JPG)
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Post by: Brian on June 27, 2012, 11:28:12 AM
Nice full trunk pan...that's the way to do it right!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)





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Post by: Steve on June 27, 2012, 04:05:47 PM
Looks like a rerun of the last one


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Post by: azblackhemi on June 27, 2012, 05:39:44 PM
[/QUOTE]
You're right Brian. The one piece AMD trunk pans are great. Only problem is if you don't also replace the tail light panel or a quarter panel you can't get the one piece to go inside the trunk. If just replacing the trunk pan you need to use the two piece pan. Still works good but more work having to weld it up the middle.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 27, 2012, 05:41:01 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Looks like a rerun of the last one
Pretty much. Just rustier!
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 27, 2012, 05:47:34 PM
Today got the trunk floor all welded along with the trunk extensions and clamped and tack welded the tail light panel in. Tomorrow we'll fit the lower quarter patches and finish welding it all.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6270001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6270002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6270003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6270004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6270005.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on June 27, 2012, 07:03:50 PM
I wonder if the factories ever imagined all these cars would go through this


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Post by: Guests on June 27, 2012, 07:10:56 PM
This is a result of beancounters getting in the way of building better vehicles. Between that and the body drain holes not working properly, things turn out this way.
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 27, 2012, 07:14:37 PM
Quote from: dana44
This is a result of beancounters getting in the way of building better vehicles. Between that and the body drain holes not working properly, things turn out this way.
You're right Ed but I call it "Job Security" for me! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: Guests on June 27, 2012, 09:52:58 PM
ABSOLUTELY111
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Post by: Steve on June 28, 2012, 04:10:22 PM


That and behind the front wheels in the fenders
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Post by: Brian on June 30, 2012, 07:48:33 PM

Quote from: POLARACO

I do this on all our vehicles.  I actually do it several times over the fall/winter/spring months.  On my own older vehicles I'll add some used oil in the quarters, doors, rockers etc...anywhere there are seams.

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Post by: Brian on June 30, 2012, 07:52:23 PM
HOLY CRAP!!  I missed those photos of the new tail panel...what a great piece!! 

Man when I had my 68 Coronet conv restored I had to have the back of the car replaced...luckily I picked up a nice rust free 4dr and cut the back off it...saved me tons of time and money..but being able to order new panels like that would have been really nice.


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Post by: azblackhemi on June 30, 2012, 08:30:43 PM
AMD sheet metal is a Godsend for restoring these cars. Sure makes my life a whole lot easier. Might have to do  a little tweaking here and there but for the most part fits great.
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Post by: Steve on June 30, 2012, 09:01:11 PM


Used sheet metal is a pain in the ass. and not worth is unless it's the only option.  In the case of a C Body, that's what there is
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Post by: azblackhemi on July 10, 2012, 05:13:15 PM
Been real busy last couple of weeks. We've managed to get quite a bit done even in the 113 degree heat. All the sheet metal work is done on the Coronet R/T and the underside of the 69 Road Runner is painted. We are also working on fenders and doors for a 70 'Cuda and a 71 'Cuda. Here's some more pictures.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7090001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7090006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7090009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7090010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7090011.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7100012.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7100013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P7100016.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on July 10, 2012, 08:31:54 PM
Is that a four link setup under the second picture?
 
Nice looking copper color, that really pops@!
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Post by: Steve on July 10, 2012, 09:37:19 PM



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Post by: azblackhemi on July 11, 2012, 05:27:03 AM
Quote from: dana44
Is that a four link setup under the second picture?
 
Yes it is, good eye ED. It's basically going to be a "Restomod" a 472 Hemi with a six speed and all upgraded brakes and suspension.  The color is an 09 Corvette color, Atomic Orange.
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Post by: Guests on July 11, 2012, 06:46:12 AM
That explains why it popped a little more than the copper color from Plymouth, right? Hey, stock colors aren't always the greatest.
 
472 and a 6 speed, who woulda thunk!
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Post by: Snotty on July 11, 2012, 08:45:15 AM
Great work Dr. Moparstein!!  Still wish I could get the Gremlin to you - and afford to have you do the work!
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Post by: Steve on July 11, 2012, 01:15:26 PM


First opening is next year.  Plenty of time to save up
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Post by: azblackhemi on July 11, 2012, 05:47:46 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
First opening is next year.  Plenty of time to save up
LOL Steve, you're pretty much right on. I am booked solid the rest of this year on restorations. I still take smaller jobe here and there just to help the "cash flow"
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Post by: firedome on July 13, 2012, 04:00:39 AM
Ya a guy here that used to do Mopar muscle car restoration had to start
taking insurance work due to non- or slow paying customers and
eventually he went back to his  previous occupation of being a
chef as his primary source of income and does some cars on the side.
Too many clients have no clue of how expensive major body restoration
can be, and too many ere marginal to start with apparently. Though
there's not as much $$$ flowing around, here in Upstate NY, as there is
in Phoenix maybe.

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Post by: azblackhemi on July 13, 2012, 05:34:35 AM
I haven't had any problems getting paid yet but on the restorations I don't get any labor money untill the bodywork is done and the car is in primer. I do get money up front for paint & material which is usually 3-4 grand but sometimes go 3-4 weeks before I get labor money. That's when the small two or three day jobs are nice.
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Post by: Steve on August 03, 2012, 08:09:26 PM
Chris
 
I made this a sticky for you.  Now it will always be near the top
 
Steve
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 04, 2012, 05:22:02 AM
Thanks Steve. Will be posting pictures of the 69 Road Runner later today or tomorrow. Got it painted and got the shell buffed.
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Post by: Steve on August 04, 2012, 01:15:35 PM
No sense asking ytou if it's done yet. . .  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 08, 2012, 07:27:27 PM
Well we got the 69 Road Runner off the rotisserrie and back on it's wheels. Tomorrow we will start putting all the body panels back on and then paint the semi gloss black on the hood and be done with it. Next up is a 71 "cuda and continue with the 69 Coronet R/T.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8080001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8080003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8080005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8080006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8080008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8080009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8080011.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on August 08, 2012, 07:41:37 PM
Few pieces missing.  LOL

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Post by: azblackhemi on August 08, 2012, 07:45:36 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Few pieces missing.  LOL
Ya Think? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley12.gif)  They'll all be back on in the next couple of days.
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Post by: firedome on August 09, 2012, 08:14:56 AM
Beauteous!!! I really dig the color, and that finish is not to be believed, even in pics. 

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Post by: Tom Dawson on August 09, 2012, 12:22:36 PM
My mom said WOW that finish looks like glass, she was very impressed with your painting.


Tom

X2 for me that RR is sweet looking



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Post by: Brian on August 14, 2012, 06:07:35 PM
DAYAMMMM!!!  You lay down some nice paint!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 14, 2012, 08:14:14 PM
Thanks guys, and Tom's Mom! Well I've been doing paint and bodywork for a living since 1972 when I was 15 years old. After 40 years I better know what I'm doing or else it's time for a new proffesion. And we all know I'm too old to start over. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 16, 2012, 06:09:27 PM
Did the hood stripes on the RR today. Just got the final cleanup to do and I'm done with it.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160019.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160020.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160021.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160022.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160025.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on August 17, 2012, 06:22:06 AM
Do you have to do the decals too?

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Post by: azblackhemi on August 17, 2012, 07:29:29 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Do you have to do the decals too?
Yeah but 69's just get the little Road Runner decals on the doors and deck lid. I will have to "Give It The Bird" so to speak.
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Post by: 300rag on August 19, 2012, 11:32:16 AM
Such a shame to cover all that orange real estate with black though.


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Post by: firedome on August 20, 2012, 04:22:47 AM

Ya, was the black area that large, stock? It does seem like a lot. I'd think something a tad more subtle would look better, maybe out to the hood cut line, but that's just me...the workmanship is impeccable!  


firedome2012-08-20 09:23:43
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 20, 2012, 05:29:52 AM
Yup, they are exactly as the factory did them. They do look big in the pictures but in person when you see the whole car they actually break up the orange nicely. What I don't like about them is the way they go half way across the top of the fenders. I think they'd look better going all the way across. Customer loves them the way they are and that's what matters.
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 20, 2012, 05:47:16 PM
The Road Runner left today (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) And my next victim arrived. A 71 'cuda that I've already got all the body panels in final primer. The shell needs alot of work but it should go quick. It's going to be B5 blue. Here's the pictures.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8200011.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on August 20, 2012, 07:46:51 PM
Boy, that rotisserie sure is getting a workout!
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 20, 2012, 07:50:51 PM
Quote from: dana44
Boy, that rotisserie sure is getting a workout!
Yes it is ED. All my tools are but I've really gotten my money out of the rotisserie.
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 13, 2012, 05:41:46 PM
Here's some updated pictures of the 71 'cuda. After we block and reprime the roof and quarters tomorrow it will be time to start painting. Begining of the week I will start puting the B5 blue on it. Shooting for having it done before the middle on October.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9130008.JPG)
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Post by: Steve on September 13, 2012, 07:03:31 PM
Is that your hand print on the floor?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

Gotta have those signatures somewhere eh?  Hehehehe



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Post by: Guests on September 13, 2012, 07:12:10 PM
Makes me wish I hadn't sold my '74 Barracuda. Thanks!
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 13, 2012, 07:25:12 PM
[/QUOTE]
Yeah it's my print but it's just in the dust on top.
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Post by: Stitcherbob on September 14, 2012, 10:39:58 AM
Everything looks great Chris! That Roadrunner makes me drool and wanna start on mine....it gets the lighter shade of bronze poly.

BTW maybe it's time to change the title on this post to "Quit my job (and loving it!) and out on my own" (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley27.gif)



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Post by: azblackhemi on September 14, 2012, 01:34:44 PM
Thanks Bob! It's great to hear from you, it's been a while. How's the new home? I'm assuming you're still real busy at work and that's why we haven't heard from you much latley.
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 23, 2012, 08:18:42 PM
Been busy getting paint on the 'cuda this week. Normally I paint the shell first and then all the body panels but on this one we got the panels in primer while we were waiting for the shell to get here so we painted them first. This week I'll panit the hood and shell. After that it's sand and buff and reassemble the body panels and we're done. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9200012.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9210001_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9210002_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9210003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9210004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9230001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9230002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9230003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9230004.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on September 24, 2012, 05:37:51 PM
Gotta love the B5 blue.
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Post by: Steve on September 24, 2012, 06:55:43 PM


 
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 28, 2012, 06:04:59 PM
Finished up the painting today on the 'cuda. Here's the pics.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9270001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9270002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9270003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9270004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9280005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9280006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9280007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9280008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9280009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P9280010.JPG)
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Post by: Guests on September 28, 2012, 08:11:27 PM
Yep, E bodies are the best, B5 blue the proper color, always.
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 28, 2012, 08:43:14 PM
Quote from: dana44
Yep, E bodies are the best, B5 blue the proper color, always.
Yup, great color for "E" bodies. This car is an original B5 Blue car and the next car I have comming in is a B5 Blue 71 Challenger.
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Post by: Guests on September 29, 2012, 04:45:33 PM
Sweet.....
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Post by: firedome on October 01, 2012, 03:44:17 AM
"E bodies are the best"... them's fightin' words around these parts, son....

Seriously, beautiful paint work, done right!

The problem is this extent of work is only worth doing on a car that is worth 40K+ these days.

Cars such as a 58 4 dr hardtop, it just does not make economic sense, unfortunately.

Nor on a car like my B-5 Blue (actual name is "Blue Fire Poly") 
70 Fury III convert. which is only worth maybe 20k max in #1 condition,
being a C-body.

I'm gonna miss seeing these pics Chris!

Someone keep this place going... please!!



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Post by: Brian on October 01, 2012, 10:08:17 AM
I just never stop being amazed at your skill Chris!!  Absolutely stunning work...as always.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


 
The only E-body I would ever consider owning would have to be a 71 Challenger, 340, 4speed, A/C and loaded with options.  I would then have to convert it to a shaker hood...even though it was originally an A/C car.
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Post by: Steve on October 01, 2012, 03:45:35 PM

Quote from: thrashingcows
I just never stop being amazed at your skill Chris!!  Absolutely stunning work...as always.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


 
Ditto.  And a good guy at the same time.  What a breed
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Post by: azblackhemi on November 19, 2012, 04:58:29 PM
Well the 71 'cuda is done and gone. Here's the Done Pics.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190001_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190006_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190011.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190012.JPG)
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Post by: 300rag on November 19, 2012, 05:06:24 PM
Looks good Chris! Is this the one that was a pain with the seam? What did you end up doing?


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Post by: azblackhemi on November 19, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
Now that the 'cuda is gone we're back on the 69 Coronet R/T that we've replaced all the floors and trunk pan and lower quarters. Got it back from sandblast on Friday. All the surface rust is gone. Looks much better than it did. See the before pictures on page 22 and 23 of this thread.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190019.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190020.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190021.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190023.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190015.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PB190016.JPG)
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Post by: azblackhemi on November 19, 2012, 05:18:35 PM
Quote from: 300Rag
Looks good Chris! Is this the one that was a pain with the seam? What did you end up doing?
 
Yup this is it. I welded the seam solid and it seems to be holding. If not it was originally a vinyl top car so the owner might go back with a vinly top.
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Post by: Steve on November 19, 2012, 05:39:27 PM


Not stripped like they usually are.
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Post by: azblackhemi on November 19, 2012, 05:47:53 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
8 1/4 rear.  Was a small block
 
Nope it's a 440 4 speed Dana car. It's striped like the rest of them except for the front and rear suspesion. That's all comming out too when it goes on the rottisserie but it's easier to take it to the sandblaster as a roller.
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Post by: Steve on November 19, 2012, 05:54:30 PM


Dana what?
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Post by: azblackhemi on November 19, 2012, 06:01:39 PM
Dana 60.
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Post by: firedome on November 20, 2012, 04:08:50 AM
That should turn out nice!!  these B-body coupes with BBs can
justify the $$$ of this kind of resto, but no C-body could that's for
sure... except a Sport Fury GT w/ 440 6 pk maybe.  I've thought
about turning my '70 vert into the Sport Fury GT Convertible the
factory never made and still might if it doesn't sell.

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Post by: Steve on November 20, 2012, 10:03:17 AM

Quote from: azblackhemi
Dana 60.

Just not used to you showing us a car like that with the chassis in tact.
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 30, 2012, 03:50:29 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC300004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC300005_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC300006_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC300007_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/PC300003_01.JPG)Yeah I know, This one's not a Mopar. It's a Chebbie Nogo but I figured since I haven't posted anything here for a while I'd show some pictures.
azblackhemi2012-12-30 20:52:35
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 30, 2012, 03:53:18 PM
Yeah I know, This one's not a Mopar. It's a Chebbie Nogo but I figured since I haven't posted anything here for a while I'd show some pictures.
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Post by: Guests on December 30, 2012, 04:34:12 PM
At least it isn't new, right? You are forgiven, Chris.
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Post by: Steve on December 30, 2012, 05:04:28 PM
Now the sight will collapse
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Post by: Guests on December 30, 2012, 05:46:47 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Now the sight will collapse

I would think you of all people would understand when a person actually has to conduct legal business in order to keep food on the table. Not saying Chris is living paycheck to paycheck, but hey, at least it isn't foreign, right!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 30, 2012, 05:54:27 PM
Quote from: dana44
Quote from: POLARACO
Now the sight will collapse

I would think you of all people would understand when a person actually has to conduct legal business in order to keep food on the table. Not saying Chris is living paycheck to paycheck, but hey, at least it isn't foreign, right!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Thanks Ed for sticking up for me against the "Bossman" (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley12.gif)
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Post by: Guests on December 30, 2012, 06:49:32 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: dana44
Quote from: POLARACO
Now the sight will collapse

I would think you of all people would understand when a person actually has to conduct legal business in order to keep food on the table. Not saying Chris is living paycheck to paycheck, but hey, at least it isn't foreign, right!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Thanks Ed for sticking up for me against the "Bossman" (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley12.gif)
Yeah, well, start doing Japanese stuff and I won't be there to watch your six(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
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Post by: Steve on December 31, 2012, 04:53:21 PM
Well, that's one way of putting food on the table.  All you'll have to do is put the rice wagon on the rotis and flip.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)  
 
You do what you have too.  I won't deny you a living. . .  I may never speak to you again though. . ..  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley23.gif)
 
 
(http://www.azcookbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/rice-strained.jpg)
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Post by: Brian on December 31, 2012, 05:22:42 PM
That Nova looks good...too good for a chevy IMO.  Are you not supposed to do a little poorer job on the chevy and fords? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)thrashingcows2012-12-31 22:23:02
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Post by: azblackhemi on December 31, 2012, 06:44:11 PM
Quote from: thrashingcows
That Nova looks good...too good for a chevy IMO.  Are you not supposed to do a little poorer job on the chevy and fords? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
No Brian I just charge more for the same job. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
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Post by: Steve on December 31, 2012, 07:10:06 PM
Wise Man
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Post by: firedome on January 01, 2013, 05:22:41 AM

Hey, we have a 70 No-va... so I LIKE that car!  Looks great in
red!  Ours (it's Josh's now) is in the original Starlight (navy)
blue metallic. Been in the family since bought new right here in
Bingo, so lots and lots of rivited-in floor patches.  It looks great Chris! 

And I won't even mention our 6 Saabs. (ducks and runs) ....  :-)


firedome2013-01-01 10:23:47
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Post by: Brian on January 01, 2013, 06:26:23 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: thrashingcows
That Nova looks good...too good for a chevy IMO.  Are you not supposed to do a little poorer job on the chevy and fords? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
No Brian I just charge more for the same job. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)


 
Atta Boy...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)
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Post by: Guests on January 01, 2013, 07:22:23 PM
Seee!!! I have his six for a reason, right Chris?
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Post by: azblackhemi on February 03, 2013, 06:59:03 PM
Well just about got one more done and another to start on. 70 'cuda almost done, just needs final polishing and clean up.  Next up is a 71 Challemger T/A. Kinda rough but doable. Here's pictures of both.
azblackhemi2013-02-04 00:00:31
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Post by: dana44 on February 03, 2013, 08:40:05 PM
As difficult as it is to even find the E bodies at a reasonable price these days, you have quite a bit to work with this time. Nice job on the blue one by the way.
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Post by: firedome on February 04, 2013, 03:57:34 AM


That will be one nice car! So as a reference (reality check?).. ballpark... what does a complete body strip and repaint on something like that blue E body run these days?   At least it needed fairly minimal body work to start with compared to a NY car. 

I just contracted to have a complete desert rust-free R fender & 1/4 for my '58 cut out and shipped  to NY. That will run about a grand. Then I've got to find the right local shop to graft it in, because it's beyond my abilities to line it up precisely enough. Have a guy in mind but it won't happen until the 70 'vert is sold. Once the metal work is done I'll prime that fender and drive the car as-is for awhile until I can afford paint work. I won't do that either, not good enough.



firedome2013-02-04 09:05:35
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Post by: azblackhemi on February 04, 2013, 04:04:06 AM
Quote from: firedome
So as a reference (reality check?).. ballpark... what does a complete body strip and repaint on something like that blue one run these days?   At least that one needed fairly minimal body work to start with.   
azblackhemi2013-02-04 09:06:26
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Post by: firedome on February 04, 2013, 04:10:12 AM
Considering the amount of work, and fine results, seems reasonable. One'd have to have the right E or B -to justify a restoration these days, which doesn't bode well for long term survival of C-body cars.
Wish AZ was next to NY so you could do my Winnie! 


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Post by: azblackhemi on February 04, 2013, 04:27:51 AM
You're right Roger. Even on these "E" Bidies after my buddy Rob gets done with all the mechanical and interior work on these jobs they are a break even proposition at best. Total cost on most of these winds up being in the 50K range. Add the purchase price and you're into them for more than the current market will bring.
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Post by: Brian on February 04, 2013, 09:09:20 AM
Think those pics you just posted up there Chris are the first ones I can remember seeing where the sun isn't shining...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

Beautiful work as always....and those prices are very reasonable in my opinion.  I paid about that 15 years ago for the work on my 68 Coronet convertible....and your work, and his, are about the same quality....though he wasn't a mopar man...;)

If guys are restoring these cars to flip...then they are in the wrong hobby...IMO.  These should be a labor of love...not profit.



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Post by: azblackhemi on February 04, 2013, 10:15:18 AM
You're right about the weather here Brian. We are in the DEAD of winter here. Upper 60's and cloudy. Belive me it's horrible. I'm really thinking of moving to someplace warmer! LOL.
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Post by: Rob Roche on February 24, 2013, 03:36:48 PM
Gave you a plug over on that other Mopar forum LOL!
 
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=7602137&page=0&vc=1#Post7602137 (http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=7602137&page=0&vc=1#Post7602137)
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Post by: azblackhemi on February 24, 2013, 05:01:46 PM
Thanks Rob! Appreciate the plug. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2013, 05:42:55 PM
Not a Mopar but did a small bumper repair today on a pretty cool car. A Roush Mustang.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3060005_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3060007.JPG)
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Post by: dana44 on March 06, 2013, 06:13:52 PM
Aaaaaa, the small block 427. Nice car actually.
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Post by: Brian on March 06, 2013, 06:42:49 PM
I see a blue mustang too....what gives?....;)


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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2013, 06:47:44 PM
Quote from: thrashingcows
I see a blue mustang too....what gives?....;)
Yeah Brian the Grabber Blue Mustang GT is my wifes. Sometimes even women use cars to satisfy their "Midlife Crisis" Wouldn't have been my choice but you know what they say: "Happy wife Happy life"
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Post by: firedome on March 07, 2013, 12:03:22 PM
Ya my wife wants a 'Stang 'vert in Grabber Blue or Gotta Have it Green (it's called that, really!), she bugs me about spending on my old cars, but wants what she wants... I call it Gotta Keep the Peace!  
One of her co-worker's husbands just bought a Roush out of CT... it's some fast car!!



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Post by: Steve on March 07, 2013, 07:40:26 PM


Get her a V6 200 Vert   They're a meir 36,000.  LOL
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Post by: firedome on March 08, 2013, 05:06:47 AM

"She Who Must Be Obeyed" must be obeyed... and hey, long as she's payin'.. just sayin!
I like 200s, but for a 'vert I have to say I do like the 'stang better... more attitude!
And even the V6 is now 300hp!
more than the 271 hi-po V8 of '66.

firedome2013-03-08 10:07:57
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Post by: Steve on March 08, 2013, 07:08:20 AM


The old slant 6 had more pull than these new engines do.  They just don't have any torque
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Post by: dana44 on March 08, 2013, 10:56:44 AM
It's all in the cams. Haven't figured out how to make power down below 3000rpm without compromising top end hp numbers. Mopars were always known for making torque. Look at them now and you see hp, torque peaking all the way up into the 4500rpm range, which isn't right. In order to get the hp numbers they are compromising too much. Shorter duration on the cam, being they are roller cams now, they could fix that. Roller cams add about 25 degrees to the duration because they travel so fast and smoothly and they just haven't figured that out. I don't care about an engine that can rev to 9000 or even 7000rpm because I don't drive there, so a recut cam would make a world of difference. Flow isn't the issue, the quad heads flow more than 250cfm in stock form, over 300cfm on ported heads, which is big block ported head numbers, so they figured lower lift would be a compromise, but it doesn't work that way, they bleed to much cylinder pressure off and lose the torque.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 08, 2013, 04:53:13 PM
The jobs just keep comming.  Next up is a 71 Swinger and a Volkswagon "Thing" Don't see too many of them around.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3080001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3080002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3080003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3080004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3080005.JPG)
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Post by: dana44 on March 08, 2013, 06:00:14 PM
Had a friend with a Thing, had to put sidesteps on the side of it because his wenie dog kept catching his thingy on the edge of the door and needed a step!
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Post by: firedome on March 09, 2013, 06:28:59 AM
I like 'em, very funky... it's basicaly the old WWII VW Kubelwagen reincarnated.


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Post by: azblackhemi on March 13, 2013, 06:18:33 AM
Got the "Thing" all apart. We pulled the body off the pan. Sure is alot different than working on a Mopar. Today the soda blaster is commoing to strip both the Thing and the 71 Swinger.
HEY STEVE, I was going to post some pictures but the Browse button isn't comming up when I click on the Image icon. What do I have to do to load pictures now?
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 15, 2013, 09:21:18 PM
Ok Steve says the picture loading is fixed. Well let's see. Here's the "Thing" all apart.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3110007_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3110008_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3110009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3110002.JPG)
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Post by: dana44 on March 16, 2013, 09:13:21 AM
Wow. That actually looks like a pretty sturdy design. Cool, and thanks for sharing this.
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Post by: firedome on March 17, 2013, 06:41:02 AM
That's because it was based on the WW II Kubelwagen. They were a brilliant vehicle, light and versatile.


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Post by: dana44 on March 17, 2013, 07:37:50 AM
I agree with you, I have just never seen one apart until now.  Until Jergen Schremmp got to Mercedes Benz and later fired Wolfgang Bernhard (sp) and sent him over to Volkswagen, German cars were far better than any others, not so true in the 90s. More complex and expensive does not equate to better all the time.
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Post by: Steve on March 17, 2013, 07:49:26 AM
Quote from: firedome
That's because it was based on the WW II Kubelwagen. They were a brilliant vehicle, light and versatile.

That was a modern version of the WW II general purpose transport.  It was equal to our Jeep.   Even then I saw things that could have been simpler
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Post by: firedome on March 18, 2013, 04:42:44 AM
The Germans always have tended to over-engineer stuff . Even the 1960
Mercedes 220SE that we owned in the '70s, a great car,  had
mechanical fuel injection and  a finicky swing  axle 
IRS.  The '71 BMW 2800 that replaced it was even worse, but
fabulous car to drive. Both were 4 spd, the Benz on the column, the
Bimmer on the floor. Lost my license in that car, 90 in a 55. 
Even given the complexity, Benz cars were well built until the late
80s, then went downhill. BMWs have ALWAYS been , and still are, high
maintainance and expensive cars to own, but great to drive.



VW was great when simple and air cooled. When they went to fwd water
cooled they became more fragile &  troublesome. Good example
was the over-complex 4 ball joint per wheel front suspension on recent
Passats/Audi etc that was short lived ... and cost over 2K to fix!



Have loved the "Thing" since they came out, always wanted one!  Hard to find in Salty New York.


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Post by: Steve on March 18, 2013, 10:52:11 AM

Can you imagine being a Parts guy for them?  They must go home with a twitch
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Post by: Snotty on March 19, 2013, 09:43:21 AM
Time to throw a fiberglass kit on that VW frame!!!  Whoo-hoo!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 20, 2013, 07:56:33 PM
Here's some done pictures of the 71 duster I painted awhile ago. Rob's got it all done and taking it to Mopars at The Strip this weekend. If anyone is in Vegas check it out in the Vendors Midway.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200007_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P3200014.JPG)
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Post by: dana44 on March 20, 2013, 10:02:53 PM
She turned out beautiful! Love the color and black combo on the A bodies.
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Post by: Steve on March 20, 2013, 10:26:24 PM

Beautiful
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Post by: firedome on March 21, 2013, 08:34:29 AM
Really really nice! Had a '70 Demon 340 4 spd in Charcoal Metallic & black, like that Duster,back in the day, wish I still had her!

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Post by: Snotty on March 26, 2013, 09:26:23 AM
Nice work Chris!
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Post by: azblackhemi on April 11, 2013, 07:57:38 PM
Making progress on the 71 Challenger, 71 Swinger and the "Thing" The Swinger and "Thing" are in primer and almost ready for paint and the bodywork is done on the shell of the Challenger. Been working seven long days a week but at least the work is getting done.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100001_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100009_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100010_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P4100011.JPG)
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Post by: firedome on April 12, 2013, 04:38:10 AM
Lots o' work done there! 
Boy, I'd love an E body before I croak... how much would one in the shape you started with go for there, if one could be found. Engine wouldn't matter, /6, 318, or none at all would be fine... just wondering, probably out of my range regardless.

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Post by: dana44 on April 12, 2013, 08:49:51 AM
What kind of rear end setup are they putting in the  Swinger? I see a bar bracket in the trunk over the housing area.
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Post by: azblackhemi on April 12, 2013, 12:38:42 PM
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What kind of rear end setup are they putting in the  Swinger? I see a bar bracket in the trunk over the housing area.
Ed that's a handle for a floor jack. I had to fabricate a mount to secure a floor jack and handle in the trunk for the customer.
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Post by: dana44 on April 12, 2013, 02:06:48 PM
OMG, that is unbelievable! But hey, it's what the customer wants, right? Thought it was some kind of extra support brace for an IRS rear end or spring perch multi-bar setup. Hahaha.
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Post by: azblackhemi on April 13, 2013, 06:20:22 PM
Painted the inside of the "Thing" Today. I hope to have the whole "Thing" painted by mid week.
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Post by: dana44 on April 14, 2013, 08:30:56 AM
Panther Pink? Or just something real eye catching?
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Post by: Brian on April 14, 2013, 08:33:38 AM
Wow...that's pink, or purple-ish?  Someone doing this up for a wife or daughter?  Looks amazing as always Chris!!

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Post by: azblackhemi on April 14, 2013, 09:29:37 AM
Yup Panther Pink. And yes it's a suprise for his girlfriend. I had my upholstery gut do the seats for him in Coach Purse material to complete the whole "Girly Car Thing"
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Post by: azblackhemi on April 17, 2013, 06:51:42 PM
The "Thing" Is all painted and going back together. Some assembly required. Today I got the doors and fenders and air bxes on along with door handles and latches.
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Post by: dana44 on April 17, 2013, 08:32:26 PM
Never thought a pink Thing could look good, but it really does!
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Post by: firedome on April 18, 2013, 03:52:56 AM
Yeeeesh.... might be OK for a chick-car, but makes me nauseous, frankly.  Now, me, I'd like to see camo on that one!


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Post by: dana44 on April 18, 2013, 06:41:12 AM
Looking good, yes, something I would drive, no, so I do agree with you on that one!
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Post by: Steve on April 18, 2013, 07:13:22 AM

Gaaahhhhhh
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Post by: azblackhemi on April 18, 2013, 07:39:08 AM
I don't pick the color guys, I just paint 'em.
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Post by: dana44 on April 18, 2013, 08:36:49 AM
Customer's always right, right?
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Post by: Steve on April 18, 2013, 10:23:59 AM

your kind of color Ed
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Post by: Snotty on April 18, 2013, 10:50:09 AM
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I don't pick the color guys, I just paint 'em.

Glad to know that because... well, suffice it to say my eyes hurt!!
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Post by: azblackhemi on April 18, 2013, 11:32:36 AM
Quote from: dana44
Customer's always right, right?
As long as he pays Ed, As long as he pays!
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Post by: dana44 on April 18, 2013, 03:22:06 PM
Oh, I can understand having to do things for others you don't agree with, happens to the best of us. And you are right, as long as they pay, they can have what they want.
 
Steve, you promised you wouldn't pick things out for me!
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Post by: Steve on April 18, 2013, 05:47:49 PM

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Post by: firedome on April 19, 2013, 04:03:01 AM
Workmanship impeccable, as always, and yeah the customer call the shots, the car may be pink but the money is still green!

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Post by: azblackhemi on May 22, 2013, 06:29:19 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220012_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220011_01.JPG)Getting stuff done. "thing" is done and the 71 Callenger is painted underneath. Here's some pictures.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220005_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5220006.JPG)
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Post by: firedome on May 23, 2013, 04:52:05 AM
Awesome job!  All those flat surfaces on the Thing must be a real bear to get right.  
I'd love to do (or, more accurately, have done for me) a real full blown rotisserie restoration on a Mopar someday... maybe I need to start playing Powerball!

I'm seriously thinking about a Demon or Duster with a slant 6 as a fun driver, but putting out for a full restoration of one of those would be nuts,  it's always cheaper to find one already done, or not needing it in the first place, given the cost of labor these days. You gotta wonder if it's just a matter of time before resto work gets outsourced to China, seeing how people are now flying over to Asia for medical work! 


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Post by: 300rag on May 23, 2013, 05:02:06 AM
The Thing is a thing of beauty. I was looking forward to the finished product.

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Post by: dana44 on May 23, 2013, 05:51:27 AM
Definitely a cute little thing for a girl.
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 23, 2013, 07:04:29 PM
OK, last "Thing" pictures. Here are the seats done and installed.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5230001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5230002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5230003.JPG)
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Post by: dana44 on May 23, 2013, 07:27:48 PM
Very cool, but I think I would have added larger bolsters to the sides. Is this another example of your upholsterer?
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Post by: Steve on May 23, 2013, 08:58:01 PM
Sweeeeet
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Post by: firedome on May 29, 2013, 05:21:23 AM
those seats are wild! Somehow it all works.

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Post by: azblackhemi on May 30, 2013, 05:57:41 PM
Moving right along on the 71 Challenger. Got the outside of the shell painted today. I hope to have it all painted early next week. Here's the pictures.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5290001_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5290003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5290004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5290006_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5290008_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5290009_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5300010.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5300011.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5300012.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5300013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P5300015.JPG)
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Post by: firedome on May 31, 2013, 04:16:55 AM
I want one of those!!!!  Is that B-5 Blue Chris?

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Post by: azblackhemi on May 31, 2013, 05:23:07 AM
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Yes it is Rog.
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Post by: dana44 on May 31, 2013, 07:22:40 AM
Very nice! I also see in the background you got rid of a little rolling sheetmetal back there, too.
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Post by: Steve on May 31, 2013, 10:25:32 AM
that reminds me
I was supposed to give you a parts list.  Chris are you flying or driving out?
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Post by: Tom Dawson on June 03, 2013, 11:44:48 AM
I love that blue on an E-body. Great job on that one.
Tom

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Post by: azblackhemi on June 15, 2013, 02:32:55 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150001.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150002.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150003.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150004.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150005.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150006.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150007.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150008.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150009.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P6150011.JPG)
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Post by: dana44 on June 15, 2013, 08:38:07 PM
That is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Chris.
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Post by: firedome on June 18, 2013, 04:14:04 AM
Probably better than what left the factory... spectacular!

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Post by: Snotty on June 18, 2013, 08:22:18 AM
Looks good buddy!
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 19, 2013, 05:54:07 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160003_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160004_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160005_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160008_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8160009_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8190013.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8190018.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/P8190023.JPG)
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Post by: dana44 on August 19, 2013, 06:04:58 PM
Almost looks like a Dart in that condition. Did you do the frame, too?
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 19, 2013, 06:08:16 PM
Yes, I will have the frame sandblasted and I will paint it.
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Post by: dana44 on August 19, 2013, 07:38:08 PM
OK, I get it. You FINISHED the Dodge and are STARTING the Chevelle. The pictures you show are the start of the next project, not in the wrong order. I see it now, said the blind man.
 
 
Dooh!
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Post by: Snotty on August 20, 2013, 09:32:58 AM
Ha!!!

Is that a hole I see in the truck of the Chevy?
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Post by: azblackhemi on August 20, 2013, 10:46:47 AM
I see what you're looking at Snotty but it's just some leaves and debris in the trunk. Trunk floor is solid but it dies have a hole in the rear floor pan. Actually it's pretty solid for a Utah car.
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Post by: firedome on August 21, 2013, 04:03:10 PM
Isn't Utah about as dry as anywhere out there? My New Mexico car is amazingly rust free.


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Post by: Steve on August 21, 2013, 04:35:37 PM
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Post by: Brian on August 23, 2013, 05:06:48 PM
That 71 Chally turned out beautiful!  And the swinger is amazing as well! 

Can't wait to see how that chevelle turns out....gorgeous as always I'm sure...even on a Chevy...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

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Post by: azblackhemi on November 02, 2013, 06:11:47 PM
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Post by: Steve on November 02, 2013, 06:25:38 PM
Now that's sweet
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Post by: Tom Dawson on November 03, 2013, 01:14:56 PM
I spied a custom gas door on that Dart.


Tom

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Post by: azblackhemi on November 03, 2013, 06:55:17 PM
You are right Tom. We grafted in a gas door off of a 68 Ford.
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Post by: dana44 on November 03, 2013, 08:46:30 PM
OK, is the DeSoto going to be a full dismantle chrome removal by you, or is it going somewhere else to be stripped and you just to the body and paint? A lot less labor for the latter, faster turnaround on the job, a lot more expensive to the owner otherwise, being more in your pocket, that is.
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Post by: firedome on November 04, 2013, 03:54:10 AM
Now THAT is my kind of car...and in fantastic shape !!
Good chrome, burnt paint, almost no rust,  has to be a AZ car... what's the back story?

It has the low glass back window, no medallion on the R fender and no series nameplate on the  Fender - that means it has to be a FireSweep, not a 'Dome or 'Flite....also  meaning it has (or had) a 361 not a 383.  In this shape that is a rare find nowadays...  hope it's not going to Sweden, what are those oddball  plates??!



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Post by: azblackhemi on November 04, 2013, 04:45:47 AM
Right now it's at a buddy's shop. He does upholstery work and also is very knowledgeable on these cars so he is going to strip all the trim, glass and interior out of it. Them I'll paint it inside and out but he just wants to clean up and undercoat the underside.
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Post by: azblackhemi on November 04, 2013, 04:50:38 AM
According to the emblem it's a Sportsman. The original engine is already rebuilt and ready to go back in when I'm done. The car has been in AZ for a long time but for some reason has Montana plates on it. I believe the current owner bought it from the original owner or at least his family. Odometer shows 36000 and looks like it could be actual miles.
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Post by: Brian on November 04, 2013, 07:01:21 PM
What a beautiful Desoto....Gorgeous from every angle...and especially it's condition!!

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Post by: firedome on November 06, 2013, 05:10:33 AM
"Sportsman" is not a model, it merely means 2 or 4 door hardtop, in the way "Holiday" meant hardtop for Olds. It's a '59 FireSweep Sportsman. I had a '58 FireSweep Sportsman. DeSoto had 4 models, in order of low to high-line:  FireSweep, FireDome, FireFlite, Adventurer.

Here's my '58, gone to Sweden when I decided the underside was too rotted for me to deal with:
(next pic)

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Post by: firedome on November 06, 2013, 05:12:04 AM
1958 FireSweep Sportsman 4 dr Hardtop, now sold:

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/010102010211010401200803223.jpg)

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Post by: firedome on November 06, 2013, 05:13:42 AM
rear 58 'Sweep Sportsman:(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/58/010208010300011600200803224.jpg)

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Post by: firedome on November 06, 2013, 05:21:14 AM
The FireSweep, like the Chrysler Windsor, was built in the Dodge plant in Detroit.  All other 59's were built in the DeSoto or Chrysler plant and DeSotos had the model name (Firedome, Fireflite, Adventurer) on the side of the front fenders, but the 'Sweeps did not have one.  It's clearly shown in the '59 brochure.

Great candidate for a restoration! Hope he keep her pretty much stock, these are rare!


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Post by: azblackhemi on November 06, 2013, 07:05:20 AM
thanks for the info Rog! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 10, 2014, 11:11:29 AM
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Post by: azblackhemi on January 22, 2014, 05:04:45 PM
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Post by: firedome on January 23, 2014, 04:00:54 AM
Very nice Chris... ya that guys panels are crap, I bought stuff from him for my '58 but they would have needed so much work decided not to use them. Then, not having your body skills I got frustrated and sold the car to Sweden. The inner rockers and floors were rotted, the shorty hardtop B pillar was rotted where it attached to the floor, trunk was like yours, bad quarters, lower f fenders, on and on, so I gave up, sold it,  and after looking for over a year got a good solid car from New Mexico. There is a guy who makes good Forward Look repro panels, "R-car" in CT or RI, I forget which and forget his name, if he's still doing it he uses heavier gauge and puts in the correct swaging and makes them fuller size. More expensive but worth it.  Enjoying this DeSoto resto! Hope they pick some cool '50s colors and not some boring cliche color like red or black or something!


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Post by: Brian on January 23, 2014, 06:36:17 PM
Looking good Chris.   Man that sand blasting can sure be an eye, and metal opener....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

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Post by: azblackhemi on January 24, 2014, 04:49:11 AM
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Post by: firedome on January 24, 2014, 05:30:05 AM
Wow that Fury will be worth a few dinero when she's done... always loved that 60 dash... meet George Jetson! 

And it's got that way cool square wheel too!  There's a guy who restores these... for $1000!!

Do they have that rear 1/4 lower trim? That kind of stuff is unobtanium !



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Post by: dana44 on January 24, 2014, 05:46:16 AM
BOTH are way cool. The Mack looks like it will be an easy one, but who knows what is underneath that great paint job. At least if you have to pound on it, the metal won't stretch. The Fury is gorgeous. I had forgotten there was the tire in the trunklid on them!
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Post by: Steve on January 24, 2014, 12:03:05 PM
Steve Scalafani has one of those.  He and I brought it up from South Carolina several years ago.  After he had it de-rednecked, it turned out to be a nice car.  He did a good job on it.  He can help you with pics if needed.
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Post by: Steve on March 06, 2014, 03:22:33 PM
Hey Chris

Is my chrysler still there?
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2014, 05:30:33 PM
A victim? Yes the 62 is still here.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 06, 2014, 05:36:03 PM
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Post by: 300rag on March 07, 2014, 05:11:12 AM
Man there's a ton of holes for the side trim!

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Post by: firedome on March 07, 2014, 05:39:47 AM
Everyone of which would grow thanks to NY salt! LOL
Nice work, quite an extensive job!


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Post by: azblackhemi on March 12, 2014, 09:43:17 PM
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Post by: Steve on March 13, 2014, 09:15:27 AM
I just towed a Desoto just like that the other day.  It's fully restored though.  Not to your standards, but OK.
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 22, 2014, 11:03:35 AM
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Post by: firedome on March 22, 2014, 11:50:08 AM
Boy is this car gonna be nice!   Wish I could do this extensive a resto on my 58. though mine started with less rust. Have they picked out a color yet Chris?

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Post by: Steve on March 22, 2014, 06:37:05 PM
You can do that Rog.  The problem is are you going to live long enough to see it finished!  LOL
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Post by: azblackhemi on March 23, 2014, 11:38:36 AM
There're working on picking a color. It keeps changing though. Last I heard it was going to be a darker modern Blue with a lighter blue roof and accent color. They have to decide soon though because I'm about ready to start laying on the color.
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Post by: Scott on March 24, 2014, 07:01:28 AM
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Quote from: firedome
Boy is this car gonna be nice!   Wish I could do this extensive a resto on my 58. though mine started with less rust. Have they picked out a color yet Chris?

There're working on picking a color. It keeps changing though. Last I heard it was going to be a darker modern Blue with a lighter blue roof and accent color. They have to decide soon though because I'm about ready to start laying on the color.

What were the original colors?
Title: Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
Post by: azblackhemi on March 24, 2014, 08:36:16 AM
Here's the original colors.
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Post by: Scott on March 24, 2014, 09:37:38 AM
I'd probably stick with those, but I'm an original color kinda guy.
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Post by: Snotty on March 24, 2014, 11:12:09 AM
Hey Chris, sorry, but I won't be at Spring Fling.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)  I forgot that I had an Awana Pinewood Derby that day; was planning two things at once.  Perhaps Jerry will be there.  Told him to look you up if he does go.  
I'm bummed.  
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Post by: Scott on June 01, 2014, 06:23:32 AM
Any updates?
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 07, 2014, 01:37:47 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140904_19.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140906_27.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140906_28.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140906_32.JPG)
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 07, 2014, 01:40:34 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140828_03.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140828_04.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140828_02.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140828_11.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140829_13.JPG)
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Post by: Brian on September 07, 2014, 03:00:44 PM
Factory FC7 RR 'vert?  Or did the owner just want it purple?  Your work looks flawless as usual!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)

And what's the story on the chally?  Looks like a blue car...B5?  From the remain paint that was under the undercoating that was scraped off. ;)


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Post by: firedome on September 08, 2014, 06:31:00 AM
The FL nut (me) wants to know... how'd the DeSoto come out??

Nice work on the other 2!!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)


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Post by: Scott on September 08, 2014, 07:12:43 AM
How's the DeSoto coming along?
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 09, 2014, 06:20:00 AM
The Desoto is done. It came out real nice but the color he chose wasn't my cup of tea. He went with a custom Pearl that flops from blue to green on the roof and between the moldings. It's a very cool effect but doesn't fit this car IMHO. I didn't take any finished pictures so I will have to go to his house to get some.
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 13, 2014, 04:48:04 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140912_01_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140912_02.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140912_04.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140912_06.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140912_08.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140912_09.JPG)
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Post by: azblackhemi on September 19, 2014, 04:46:33 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140919_01.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140919_06.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140919_03.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/Christmas_201320140919_05.JPG)