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    I put the 59 Corvette on hold for the month,...

    I put the 59 Corvette on hold for the month, needed to fix a few items on the 56 Chevy. The hood latch has been giving me problems and not latching. I removed it, and it was bound up. Seams the...
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    That’d be great, Paul. Plan it for next year!

    That’d be great, Paul. Plan it for next year!
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    This monthís plans

    As many of you know, 20-22 May is the Smoky Mountain Classic Chevy show in Pigeon Forge, TN. Weíll be going, along with BamaNomad, Gary. Hope to see/meet some of you at the show.

    I have some work...
  4. Really nice work on the fuse and relay panels...

    Really nice work on the fuse and relay panels Brian. It’s handy to have the front end fuses and relays close to their loads. Great job.
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    Continuing work on the frontend

    Been working on setting and blending the grill and bumper surrounds. I am surprised at how poorly many of the body parts fit on the fiberglass body. I'm not sure if this is unique to this vehicle...
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    There are really nice two piece polished aluminum...

    There are really nice two piece polished aluminum valve/coil covers available, not cheap, but nice. A number of manufacturers make them.
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    Thanks Paul. We’re getting there slowly, but...

    Thanks Paul. We’re getting there slowly, but we’ll make it to paint before too long. And yes, you’d have a fight on your hands with Sue, she’s wanted a 59 corvette for a long time!
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    It's going to be very nice when you're done,...

    It's going to be very nice when you're done, Brian. With all the work, you might consider putting an LS or LT motor in it. They idle/run very smooth, have lots of power, don't leak oil, and are...
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    A little more progress

    We've finished up matching the deck lid, body and trunk lid, and we've moved on to the 'jewelry' on the frontend. This will be the last of this phase. After this, we have some modifications to...
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    Deck Lid Problem Resolved

    We've had a problem that the deck lid rear passenger corner was a 1/4" above the adjacent body panel, and the edge around the corner (about 5") was high, just not as high as the corner. It looked to...
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    Thanks Paul, we’re getting there a little at a...

    Thanks Paul, we’re getting there a little at a time.
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    My experience is limited too, Mark. As I said, I...

    My experience is limited too, Mark. As I said, I think I’m getting the hang of it though. Gary started me off and I just keep going. Having said that, I’m still thinking about how to fix the deck lid...
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    They are still out there Mark! Although, they...

    They are still out there Mark! Although, they seem to be getting more expensive by the week...
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    Update

    Thanks for the comments, guys. Bill, hope your wife's hospital stay is short.

    I think I'm beginning to learn working on this fiberglass stuff, lol. I still prefer steel bodies, though. Worked...
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    Making progress on aligning panels and straightening out body lines

    We're about half way thru aligning panels and getting clean, straight gaps and panel alignments. We have about completed the doors and hood, and have the deck lid and trunk lid to do. We also have...
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    Your shop is a lot cleaner than mine, RD. Iím...

    Your shop is a lot cleaner than mine, RD. Iím still trying to remove sanding dust from skim coating and sanding the Corvette, and that was in a separate room!
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    will do, Gary, thanks

    will do, Gary, thanks
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    thanks Brian, agree, sometimes I just scratch my...

    thanks Brian, agree, sometimes I just scratch my head and wonder what they were thinking.
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    Looking good, Brian. Nice work, you’ve been busy!

    Looking good, Brian. Nice work, you’ve been busy!
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    Time to work body gaps and lines

    Spent the majority of the last couple days bolting panels in place on the Corvette. Once these are in place, we will work the gaps and body lines.

    First up was the deck lid behind the seats. The...
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    Thanks guys, putting hinges on now. Shouldn’t be...

    Thanks guys, putting hinges on now. Shouldn’t be long and we’ll see how everything fits. Hopefully we’re not too far off.
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    Back in Hi Build and on the chassis

    It's been a while since I've updated progress, so this post will cover a number of activities.

    We fixed another approximately 30 more cracks, mostly on the underside of the body. Seems like...
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    thanks Brian. I’m not itching so much anymore. ...

    thanks Brian. I’m not itching so much anymore. Don’t know if I’m getting use to it or the primers have sealed most loose glass. Yesterday we completed the initial skim coat/blocking activity.
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    Thanks Doug. The light is not LED, though. It’s...

    Thanks Doug. The light is not LED, though. It’s an inexpensive fluorescent from Harbor Freight and has actually been reliable.
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    More Fiberglass Work

    Making progress a little at a time. Fixed some cracks in the rear trunk area and continued with skim coating and sanding the body. In addition, I worked on the rear wheel opening lower fender lips....
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