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Offline Kevin K

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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2013, 09:35:09 PM »
For my first semester as I am still in high school I had signed up for a mechanics co-op which is all auto shop all day. I was able to get my car in the shop and I have been working on it every day, what an awesome program. I have been able to do allot of work on it. I have been able to get all of the metal work done on the car except for a little bit on the rear apron and welding up the quarter panels. I also started striping the paint off and prepping the metal for paint. I also found out that my doors have allot of rust so I ended up buying new ones
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2014, 05:48:07 PM »
Since the last post I have gotten my car back home where the work continues
Last weekend me and my dad went to what is now called icing on the car but was Canadian auto restoration to do some sand blasting on the car
Luckily their weren't to many surprises just a few spots in the doors but no big deal
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2014, 09:08:12 PM »
I have an oval window section if your rust issue there is extensive. Let me know if you need a chunk
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2014, 10:29:49 PM »
no thats ok
I dont think its too bad
the picture makes it look a lot worse so I should be ok
thanks though
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2014, 01:27:42 AM »

"Last weekend me and my dad"


that is ..." my Dad and I "   ;)


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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2014, 02:49:22 PM »

"Last weekend me and my dad"


that is ..." my Dad and I "   ;)

Nice one Hans. I'm a stickler for shit like that. Too much auto class not enough English class. HAHAHA.  ;)

Great progress Kevin. Did '60's come with ice pick door handles?
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2014, 08:02:12 PM »
Actually both are correct, if I recall correctly it is dependent on whether or not the persons referred to are subjects or objects of the statement.


Looking good Kevin, it is awesome that you get to use the shop class for time to work on your car!

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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2014, 08:42:16 AM »
Actually I am no expert in grammar and spelling so I would have to take your word for it Chris.  I just like to try and correct Him when ever I think I can. :police:
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2014, 10:42:56 PM »
nice work kevin! looks pretty solid, glad to hear there weren't too many surprises after blasting!

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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2014, 11:39:02 AM »
Right on bud! Damn nice work for a young buck!! Grade 11 was when my automotive interests really took off....I built a hot rod GTI in shop class grade 11-12....There were a couple of us that actually worked on our cars, most other kids were too busy installing hot stereos and filling back pockets of coveralls with grease guns when kids weren't paying attention sign0151

Keep at it dude!
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2014, 10:50:01 PM »
Thanks josh
Ya the auto shop helped me get a lot of work done on the car which is nice
Weirdly enough there are only 2 others in my class who own their own cars, but I think I’m the only one fixing it to this extent. They all say I’m crazy but whatever it’s all fun
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2014, 07:48:17 AM »
Chris, I was waiting for you to reply. ;) "weardly" should be "weirdly". Too, one of the few exceptions where "I before E, except after C" doesn't work. 
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2014, 09:01:43 AM »
OMG!!    KEVIN !!!  GET IN HERE AND CLEAN THIS UP !!     sorry guys ... the school system has failed us .
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2014, 09:18:50 AM »
I get called on this shit every day from my wife.... better get used to it now ;)
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2014, 05:15:52 PM »
My bad
As you can read English isn’t my strong suit
I much prefer wood or metal work
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2014, 09:21:46 PM »
Quick update on the car, I was able to weld up the new bumper bracket sections last weekend, and it came out better than I had expected. There is so much space to work around the area I was able to really hammer weld and flatten my welds out while it was still hot instead of reaching around doorposts and what not
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This picture was taken before I did any grinding
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2014, 10:40:05 AM »
Nice work, looks like you're making good progress! Keep it up.
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2014, 10:19:08 PM »
Been doing lots of work on the '60, specifically on the rear apron
my dad has had an old spot welder for years but we never used it because it had no plug, so my Opa helped me wire it up and to my surprise it worked, it worked very well in my case because the welding ends are not in a fixed I will add a picture or two instead of explaining it. So the rear apron is fully welded on after playing with the location of the deck lid and apron to get it latching properly. And now the engine seal shelves are getting welded in after getting my engine in it
Each step is a step toward paint, getting close now

heres the spot welder


here are the ends, it can get a little tricky lining up the ends but handy for getting lots of weird places




I'm really happy with the way the whole rear end ended up




the spot welder actually went through my weld through primer




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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2014, 10:19:45 AM »
Nice work man !

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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2014, 10:42:55 PM »
Ok, so lots more work done on the bug
I had to make some C channel for the engine seal tin on the apron, I ended up doing that at school and it turned out very well, almost looks factory



I finished spot welding to new engine seal trays



After I got my engine in I threw my new fenders on and get the tail lights on, it’s really starting to look like something







After I got it all on I noticed that my apron had more of a curve then my fenders did, it was unacceptable so out came the tin snips and torches




Turned out pretty nice


It definitely fits much nicer


Then after looking at the back of my car for so long I noticed the tail lights looked funny, turns out that the driver side was 1/2 inch higher than the passenger so I welded the old holes and made new ones to imitate the other side
Now it is better



After that my dad and I reamed my door hinges for the pins
These pieces are 1 thousandth over the pin size


And the door is 1 thousandth under


Got the doors on today and it looks really good







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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2014, 11:09:04 PM »
Way to go Kevin! Looking good!

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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2014, 08:53:40 AM »
Ya man killer work! All this panel fitting makes or breaks a car....youre gonna doing a wicked job bro!
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2014, 11:30:47 AM »
thanks Josh
I can really appreciate all the work you did to your '55 having had a little taste of panel gaping myself
you make it look so easy!
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2014, 02:34:37 PM »
thanks Josh
I can really appreciate all the work you did to your '55 having had a little taste of panel gaping myself
you make it look so easy!

Right on thanks man, its not overly tough but is time consuming! Dont get too cranked on your door gaps quite yet....they will move around lots when you start loading the glass and other guts into the doors! I was really suprized how much movement you get when tightening the body to pan....you can fine tune your gaps by playing with the thickness of pads on body to pan mounts and the sequence you tighten them and the heater channel bolts down.
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2014, 09:38:14 PM »
nice resurrection of the old spot welder, it makes the new panel installation look so clean just like it was done at the factory!!

digging the mock up too. awesome work kevin, keep at 'er!!



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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2014, 09:36:15 PM »
Thanks Silas
I'm itching to get this thing in paint
down to a 1 page to do list now
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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2014, 09:03:31 PM »
My dad and I hammer welded the 1/4 panels and got them nice and straight, I also finished the mock up of the car last weekend
just a few last things here and their and its ready the get some colour












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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2014, 09:19:21 PM »
Great to follow your progress Kevin.

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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2014, 08:40:39 AM »
Emillio!!!! great to see you on the site!

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Re: 1960 "BIG" project bug
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2014, 09:33:49 PM »
this weekend was a thrash to get some paint on the underside of the car, thanks dad for spending your whole weekend in the garage with me, couldn't of done it with out you
ready to go to the paint shop now to get the rest done


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their it is in base coat, sitting on the jig my dad made to get the under sides


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