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    Post by millwright71 Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:00 pm

    Thought I would start a build thread for my 66 Chevy. Here it is the day I bought it in May of last year.
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    It had been fixed up about 10 years ago, the previous owner drove it for about three years, then the head gasket failed. It sat for about 7 years before I bought it. I replaced the head gasket, and drove it around alot last summer while I was doing the body on my Dodge.

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    Post by millwright71 Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:09 pm

    I started gathering parts almost immediately after I bought it. Last week I got busy working on the doors Rear doors by repairing the rusted out bottoms.
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    Post by savage Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:16 pm

    Looking Good Tom
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    Post by vanny Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:17 pm

    Nice work on that door. Is that James Dean on the plate in front? Can't wait to follow this build...That's one sweet looking Chevy and Dodge!


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    Post by millwright71 Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:33 pm

    Thanks a lot guys!That is James Dean! I replaced that plate with a bowtie one. Yesterday and Today in between working on the sweet panel side doors I got from Savage, I got going on the rear roll pan, and passenger rear corner where the floor meets the outer panel.
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    Post by vanny Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:44 pm

    You guys make the metal work look so easy...At least the pictures make it look easy. Are those magnets on the back to hold the metal in place while you weld?


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    Post by millwright71 Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:57 pm

    Those are panel clamps, they have a piece of 1/4" square stock on the back side to hold the panels even, and at the right spacing. They help alot when you have access to the back side.
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    Post by G-Man Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:46 pm

    Wow!!! alot of work done already!!!
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    Post by Joe Van Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:37 pm

    WOW your Van project is moveing right along quickley you are another Metal Master thoes patch panels look Great. Awesome job. cheers That is one Sharp looking Van you have there.........
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    Post by millwright71 Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:28 pm

    The passenger side post at the rear door was rotted at the bottom, and the lap joint there for the floor was rotted too, went ahead and repaired that area too.
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    Thanks for the compliments, I didnt document all the work that went into the Dodge, figured I would share these pics this time.
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    Post by vanny Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing. You know how much we like pics! Doing some outstanding work there.


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    Post by millwright71 Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:01 pm

    With the Nats, and vacation time, I haven't had much time to work on her. I found some time to get the passenger rocker replaced, and the door openings ready for primer.
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    I am really close to hanging the doors back on her, getting them adjusted, then etch primer on the repair spots.
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    Post by G-Man Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:48 pm

    Looks Great!!!
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    Post by ndjarrett Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 pm

    Looks good!
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    Post by dix Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:54 pm

    A work in progress coming along nicely


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    Post by millwright71 Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:08 pm

    Got the rocker in front of the passenger tire cut out and replaced, thought I might have an easy time with the front until i took the bumper off, pin holes all through the pan underneath. Looks like it gets replaced too. affraid 
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    Post by Rick's 66 Chevy Van Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:15 pm

    post more!!!!
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    Post by millwright71 Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:33 pm

    In the middle of an 8 day stint at work, 12 hour shifts. Will snap some more pics and post them soon. Really pushing to have the body done before cold weather hits.

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    Post by savage Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:48 am

    Looking good Tom, Let me know if you need any metal tool's,parts,or any help. If you ever get a break at work.
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    Post by dodge man Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:47 am

    LOOKS SUPER TOM, I'LL BE STARTING ON THE BODY WORK AND REPLACEING THE ENGINE IN MY 108 AFTER THE BUTLER SHOW, I NEED BOTH REAR CORNERS AND JUST BELOW THE FRONT DOORS FIXED, THANKS FOR ALL THE PICTURES,
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    Post by dix Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:10 pm

    john are you replacing the rear corners ??? if so let me know . i can get the corners to butler and cheaper then you can buy them...


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    Post by dodge man Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:18 pm

    its just small rust spots, i think i can cut it out and weld in a small patch on each corner, you'll see it at butler, the hole corners are in good shape just the diamiter of a pop can,
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    Post by dix Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:34 pm

    I'll bring the pop can...


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    Post by dodge man Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:06 pm

    lol, affraid 
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    Post by millwright71 Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:44 pm

    You may want to get those repair panels Dodge man, those corners are a pretty complex compound curve. Unless you have access to an English wheel, or hammer and bag. Pretty hard to fabricate.

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