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Old 08-10-2019, 04:41 PM   #176
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Re: 57 Chevy Wagon - Californa Dreamin'

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im slowly losing faith in holley...lately near evrything ive bought holley has made in china on it....
sucks about the polish job...i bet theyd look good black or similar to the intake...
Me too, Greg.
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Read through your project again, awesome. The chassis and wheels are nicely displayed, the engine is looking amazing. If not happy with the covers, like you said bead blast them except the script, maybe paint or powder coat charcoal to match the top cover. Orange or red over the script would look good too.....2 cents added..?Your Metal work is really nice...Makes my project look positively average.
Thanks! The covers have been bead blasted and will get silver powder coat next week. Will post pics when I get them back.
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Good lookin' stuff!
Thanks, Chip. I need to get down your way to see the truck progress. Your dad showed me some pics on Instagram the other day and it's looking great.
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May I make a suggestion on the headers? Send them back and order some CSLS1 shortie headers from Sanderson. I have them on my LS and had absolutely no fitment issues...10 years ago and they are still great!
I may have to go that route. Ship date for the replacements from Summit have been pushed back to 8/30. Still don't know if they will fit any better. If I were to go to with the Sanderson headers, I'll need to wait for a Black Friday sale, though.

I haven't been posting thanks to my "work truck" fiasco. I took it in for inspection and the mechanic implied I should push it off a cliff and start over with something else. Never being one to shrink from a challenge, I proceeded to replace nearly all the front end components, shocks, the gutted parking brake assemblies, and assorted filters, belts and etc. At the same time I replaced the driver side door hinges and check strap along with the fender on that side. Beat the dents out of the door panel and painted it all. My color match sucks, but at least it works like new.

Once the truck was done and had tags, I got back on the '57. I'm rebuilding the lower part of the doors piece by homemade piece. In my spare time, I disassembled the Roadster Shop chassis and have it ready to go to Sure Coat this coming week.

I also got word the Performance Automatics 4L70E tranny will be delivered on Wednesday. That should be the final drivetrain component from Ohio Speed. The stainless trim is finished and the body shell is nearing completion. It should be finished with e-coating and ready for pickup in a week or so. Lots of things coming all together at once. Kathy has pretty well recovered from her final chemo treatment and is doing great. She starts four weeks of radiation on 9/3. We're ready to put all this in the rearview mirror.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:05 AM   #177
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Re: 57 Chevy Wagon - Californa Dreamin'

Im curious to see what this dip and coat job is. Never heard of it before.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:01 AM   #178
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Im curious to see what this dip and coat job is. Never heard of it before.
It's a lot like the black EDP coating that comes on reproduction body parts. The folks at Restoration Specialists in WI oversaw the process. They do the chemical stripping and then bolt the body and or parts to a large metal frame after the final rinse. It is then transported to an outfit in MI that does the coating. Probably the best way to describe it is a "wet" powder coat. The parts bolted to the fixture are placed in a large tank. Water with paint suspended in it fills the tank. They apply an electric current to the metal and the paint is drawn to all the surfaces, inside and out. They drain the tank, rinse and then bake the parts in an oven. I think there's more to it than that, but in general, that's how it's done.

The finished product is quite nice. There is just enough gloss to be able to see every little hiccup in the body. Any area that needs body work can be sanded and recoated with self etching primer or epoxy. The rest of the panels can be scuffed with Scotch Brite or whatever you prefer prior to applying 2K primer and paint.

It's not 100% perfect. There are a few very small spots where it appears the coating was contaminated by something or other. They'll sand out easily though and a quick shot of self etch primer will make them good as new.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:43 PM   #179
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Sounds like an expensive process. But it probably helps with corrosion were we can't reach.
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:38 PM   #180
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Sounds like an expensive process. But it probably helps with corrosion were we can't reach.
I'd be lying if I said it wasn't but when I compare it to other methods, I'm desperately trying to convince myself I got my money's worth. I had them do the body shell and the hood and it was a little over $3K. Plus, I had the expense of transporting the parts to and from WI. But in the end, I know every bit of the tinworm is gone and the raw metal has a protective layer over it that should last forever.

The hood by itself was around $250 and looks like brand new. Danchuk gets $800 plus freight for a comparable piece made in the USA. While it's true I could have used aircraft stripper or a DA to remove much of the nasty, it would still not have been as thorough. There's a guy locally that can media blast parts without warping them, but he charges around $250/hr plus materials. So there's that.

It's no wonder so many rodders have fallen in love with "patina".
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:50 PM   #181
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Seems like a good process. I always hear chemical dipping does a great job but there is a chance of chemical left in tiny nooks and crannies. This process sounds like it takes care of that possible problem and gets where you cant get with rust preventative surfacer.
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Old 09-02-2019, 08:11 PM   #182
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Looks good Vic..
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:24 PM   #183
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Wow, that looks like a brand new body! Well, sort of... I bet you'll be happy you did it in the long run.
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Looks Great, Vic! Sorry I didn't get to see you more on Saturday!
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Seems like a good process. I always hear chemical dipping does a great job but there is a chance of chemical left in tiny nooks and crannies. This process sounds like it takes care of that possible problem and gets where you cant get with rust preventative surfacer.
This is either the third or fourth body I've had chemically stripped (going back over 40 years) but the first time for e-coating. I've heard the same cautionary tales about chemical immersion stripping but have never had an issue personally. That said, if the company doing the work takes shortcuts when rinsing and neutralizing, I can see where it could lead to that exact problem.
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Looks good Vic..
Thanks, Greg.
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Wow, that looks like a brand new body! Well, sort of... I bet you'll be happy you did it in the long run.
Hope so, Duane. I keep telling everyone this is my last build, so it needs to outlast me.
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Looks Great, Vic! Sorry I didn't get to see you more on Saturday!
Thanks, Chip, I wish we'd had more of a chance to visit but you were busy when we first stopped by and then later on our paths didn't cross again. We left shortly after they made our group take down a couple of the EZ Up canopies. Too many trucks and not enough space. Great weather though.

I went two out of three falls last week with the 9" rearend. The long side axle was too long and wouldn't seat in the taper bearing race. Measurements indicated the center pin in the differential was offset toward the long side by about 3/16". After multiple calls to Roadster Shop, Speedway and Strange, I solved the problem by cutting 1/4" off the long axle. According to the tech at Strange, you only need 7/8" of spline engagement and I ended up with 1" on the short side and a little more on the long side. Apparently different styles of differentials can have widely varying pin locations. The tech at Roadster Shop said they only guarantee their setup will work with an Eaton Trutrac. It would have been nice if they indicated that on their website.

For those who are wondering what that e-coated body is gonna sit on, I've posted a few shots of the rolling chassis. I'm not sure whether I'll keep the 6.2 LS3 emblem on the FITech intake. I have another piece of the 3M vinyl wrap without the cutout for the emblem in case I change my mind. We towed the chassis to the upstairs garage yesterday and covered it up. Body work is in my immediate future.

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chassis looks awsome..!!!!!!
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