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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Wed May 21, 2014 5:35 pm

The Beast Within!! Sounds Awesome. Nice Work! I'm thrilled for you Tom!!!cheers


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:42 pm

Thanks a lot Vanny! I appreciate the positive vibes! Not much to see on the progress front. I did get the lizard skin sprayed on, and am moving toward doing the Bedliner on the floor. Hoping to have the major interior coatings done this next week. Then on to finishing the bodywork.
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Lizard Skin

Post by millwright71 on Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:40 pm

Got the lizard skin sound control, and ceramic insulation sprayed on.


Prepping the floor for spraying the bedliner, probably tomorrow evening. Quite difficult to stay focused and not take it out on the road and drive the hell out of it.


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:45 pm

You're that much closer to getting on down the road! Keep the faith, you're almost there!!!


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by savage on Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:36 am

Looking Good Tom. You do the inside of dog house too. Need to come over & check out your progress. I get Shotgun on frist ride(seat or no seat-windshield or no windshield Very Happy)

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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:17 pm

wow...great project
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Bedliner done

Post by millwright71 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:29 pm

Got the floor all covered in bedliner!


Next order of business is to high build prime the doghouse and dash, then satin black on both! Getting there one step at a time!
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by savage on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:48 am

Looks like you were busy after I left on Sat(Thank's again) Pics dont do all his work justice, & how quiet the spray has made his van.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:15 pm

Thanks for the compliments Tom, I am having a blast building it for sure.
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Progress

Post by millwright71 on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:13 pm

Moving along, slowly, but moving. Got the interior painted today. Planning to put the weatherstrip on the doghouse lid tomorrow, and install the seats.



Looking forward to getting back on the exterior bodywork.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by jimthefred on Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:40 pm

lookin good!
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Dash

Post by millwright71 on Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:25 pm

Got the steering wheel installed, Decent mix of new and old with the gauge cluster.

Drivers seat is in, tried out all new high output LED bulbs for the running and turn signals. Time to go back to work, more to get done next time off.


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Digz on Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:31 pm

Love the wheel ! I was wondering if you had any tips on making the panel fit in the old Dash bezel? I want to do something like that and have carved one out but kind of stumped on the insert part?
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Joe Van on Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:29 pm

Great Job on the "Steering Wheel" and "Gauges" you will be cruising around in no time...Smile.


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:43 pm

Digz, I trimmed down the insert until it very closely sat on the first "ledge" of the bezel. Then, used two -part epoxy to secure the panel to the bezel. Sanded the epoxy smooth, and painted. It turned out really well. The stuff I used was a JB weld type material. Hope this helps.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Digz on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:47 pm

Okay I must be on the same page then, Wasn't sure about using epoxy. Don't know why I use it for everything else.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Nightmoves on Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:10 am

Hellofa job Tom ! Looks great,bud.Always look forward to your progress as you move along.
Awesome set up on the cluster.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:37 pm

That is the ledge! It worked out really well. I plan to slide a couple speed nuts over the top locating pins when I final install the cluster. Right now it is held in pretty tightly by the two screws on the bottom. Thanks for the words of encouragement Nighmoves! I am having a lot of fun building this one for sure.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:49 pm

No real pics to share, body is a little over 75% block sanded for the first round. Hoping to have it painted by the end of September. Post pics later of progress so far.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by suicideking on Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:22 pm

This is a quality project
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by savage on Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:31 am

Took this pic last time I was out at Tom's working on the 67(Thank's again Tom) Hes been on 8 day straight of nights,and sanding on his 66 before work(I know you can only see the front of his van). Going to be Sweet & a Tire Fryer
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:46 am

That looks like a great line up!! Love the dedication and hard work!


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:06 pm

Been away from posting on here for a while! I have been block sanding the crap outta this thing. Finally got good heat installed in the shop! Savage (Tom) and I ran gas line last week for a radiant tube heater, got it running last evening. Plans are to finalize the bodywork on the rear doors, then electric power steering mod, then A/C, then maybe the interior. Hope to have her finished and at the Nats next year!
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Digz on Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:21 am

Heat is a good thing ! Finished: meaning that's enough for now, time to play. Look forward to seeing it in paint with all the time you have into it.
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Progress

Post by millwright71 on Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:48 pm

Been away for quite a while! Got the body block sanded out to 320 grit. Installed the electric power steering unit and got it operational!

Thanks to panhead58 for the information, it is awesome to drive!
The winter has not been good to my progress at all, too cold for sure even with the heat in the shop. Tom (Savage) came over last weekend and helped get the doors aligned properly. I put seam sealer in the gaps around the hinges. Ordered a new Holley 302-1 muscle car oil pan for the LS as the original truck pan hangs way too low. Hope to get it and my better second gen crossmember installed next weekend. Plan for now is to get the door jambs painted Victory Red, then cover the body in epoxy primer sealer, install the glass and drive it for the season. Cannot wait to fry the tires for the first time! Tom has called shotgun for the maiden voyage.

Tom

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