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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:15 pm

yeah i might just do that, it would be easer then patching it, thanks tom, hope to see you at the butler show,
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:02 pm

Don't think I will be able to make the Butler show, but sounds like a great time.

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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:03 pm

After a brief time away from the van, (interrupted by work, and starting the install of a hot tub) I made it back to it for some fun and excitement! Here is a couple examples of what us Midwestern people go through to keep this vintage tin on the road! As the caption under Savage's avatar reads, Fort Wayne, where rust never sleeps!




And finally, the super bright L.E.D. back up lights installed. I like the look
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:06 pm

lookin real good Tom,
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:03 pm

Looks like the right man for the job! And I love the look of those backup lights as well! Two thumbs up!


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by G-Man on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:00 pm

where did you get those lights at
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by savage on Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:34 am

Looks like you have been busy, and really moving along on your project('s) Tom. Cool
Got another gas door from Ron,& head light buckets,when you need them. Let me know if you need any other stuff. Looking Good
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:18 am

WERE DO YOU GET YOUR METEL FROM AND WHAT GAUGE ARE YOU USEING, I HAVENT DONE ANY BODY WORK FOR YEARS AND THIS WINTER I PLAN ON MAKEING PATCH PANELS FOR THE REAR CORNERS, AND UNDER BOTH FRONT DOORS, THANKS TOM, JOHN
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:58 pm

Gman, I got those lights from ebay. They are called eagle eyes. Got 6 of them for like $18. They mount with a nut on the back, and throw a light pattern about 8 to 10 feet behind the van in the dark. Dodge man, I got all my dodge repair panels from surplus supply out of Akron, OH. They are heavy gauge steel, and very well made for the Dodge. I have some metal left from my project, and may be able to help you out with some of the right profile for under your doors. Let me know. Savage, I hope to get in touch with you early next week for those pieces, let me know if that works for ya.

Tom


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:42 pm

thanks tom i may get ahold of you for some metel this winter, on the rear corners i can use an english wheel to get that angle right, i was wandering what gauge it was,
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:55 pm

Sorry so long for a reply Dodge man, just not real sure what gauge it is. I know it is fairly heavy, I wanna say 16 gauge? I got a bunch of flat sheets from my cousin and have been using it. I will be posting more pics of the Chevy tomorrow, got the drivers rocker replaced, and will be working on the fuel door mod more tomorrow as well.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:44 pm

cant wait to see it, very nice work there Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:05 pm

You've got us drooling Tom! Twisted Evil


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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:18 pm

Here are the pics of my progress so far. Many thanks go out to Savage for the gas door for my modification. It worked out great!!!
The rocker is now replaced and getting final bodywork.


The gas door modification was a challenge, but well worth it.


I am still hoping to have all the bodywork done before cold weather hits. Lots of plans for mechanical upgrades and changes this winter.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:52 pm

really nice job tom, looks great, what color do you have in mind?
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by G-Man on Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:55 pm

Looks great!!!!
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by vanny on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:04 pm

Man, I would love to learn how to do that kind of metal work. Maybe I'll have to start looking for some night classes or something. Awesome job Tom!


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sharp!!

Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:16 pm

dang come finish mine looks great!!!
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:32 pm

The plan is to paint her Victory Red with Silver Super Sport Stripes. Long story, but I had a Suburban those colors and loved it! On the hunt for a 327 and 200-4r to install this winter.

Tom
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Progress

Post by millwright71 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:22 pm

The rocker is finished as far as bodywork, and the fuel door is in it's final stage before etch/high build prime. Next order of business is to remove all the seam sealer from the drip rails, treat the area with rust bullet, then re-seal.
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by dodge man on Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:41 pm

NICE JOB TOM, LET ME KNOW WHEN ITS FOR SALE,
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:51 pm

I am a Chevy guy through and through. I am keeping this one for sure. I may, however, be talked into selling the Dodge.


Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by millwright71 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:37 pm

While using the wire brush to remove the old seam sealer, found some more pinhole rust in the area above the side cargo doors, looks like I was a little premature on putting the welder away. Oh well, gives me a chance to spray rust converter all over inside there.

Tom
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by savage on Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:54 am

Looking good Tom. You pull the windshield yet?? Let me know if you need a hand
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Re: Millwright71's 66 Chevy panel

Post by Van crazy on Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:23 pm

Nice work I know exactly what you got going on looks kinda like my thread. Your welds are much better than mine . The rott is in all the same places but looks like yours had a bit more than mine. Never less it will be there someday seeing that rust never sleeps and will eat its way thru the back side some day.

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