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Gregski 09-03-2018 03:54 PM

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then he took it to the Bead Roller Free bead roller station

Gregski 09-03-2018 03:57 PM

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and then on to the Quality Assurance Station - QAS

Gregski 09-03-2018 03:59 PM

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alright that's impressive, but what in the world are you [ahem] is Joe makin'?

Gregski 09-03-2018 04:00 PM

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rinse, lather, repeat...

Gregski 09-03-2018 04:03 PM

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ladies and gentlemen, the Taco Hood Struggle is real!

and although LMC Truck sells these as a "Hood Brace Kit" for $20 bucks, it is honestly a joke and I rather roll my own

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:01 PM

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don't worry I used a piece of flat ply wood underneath not to dent or scratch da hood

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:04 PM

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not too bad, I grounded the welds down a bit but not totally flat so that I wouldn't weaken the welds nor be unable to find them later if I needed to drill them out (that's my excuse anyway)

shot sum primer and ready for paint

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:06 PM

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then it was on to the other side and the whole reason why we is doin' this in the first place

this side already developed a hairline crack in the safety fold, so I bugger welded it up

and just like on the other side we ground the surface to bear bare (?) metal prior to welding

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:09 PM

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tell me if this has ever happened to you: with two spot welds left we ranned out of welding wire?

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:12 PM

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but I wasn't gonna let this stop me, so I replaced the Lincoln .035 artillery with the .025 caliber (i.e. all that I had on hand) and grabbed the gun for the home stretch

I must say I like how the .025 lays down spot welds, now I'm sure if I knew how to fandangle the knobs on Big Red properly I could achieve the same results with the .035 but still the .025 agrees with me just the same

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:14 PM

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since this project was sapposed to be done in August, with the paint still wet I hollered at my soon to be 17 millenial to come downstairs and help me flip this pancake over

we're gonna lossen up that surface rust with some 220 sand paper

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:18 PM

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a little stare and compare, what a difference 5 minutes with the orbital sander makes

and then it was time for some Phosphoric acid treatment from Home Depot ($5.00, I'm looking at you $25 dollar Metal Re$cue), this is the potion I should have used the first time on my original hood, but I messed up and used muriatic acid instead (stupid me, should have paid more attention in Chemistry class)

Gregski 09-03-2018 08:46 PM

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and here it is after the acid treatment and the baking soda neutralizing bath, man I wish the rest of the truck looked like this, I would just leave it, I like this [ahem] "patina"

Billy81 09-05-2018 10:37 PM

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I am thoroughly impressed good sir

Gregski 09-06-2018 12:40 AM

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I am thoroughly impressed good sir

Thanks Billy, I'll be sure to let Joe Goodenuff know! ha ha

hatzie 09-06-2018 01:14 AM

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Joe Goodenuff huh...
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Country705 09-06-2018 10:57 AM

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Looks good thanks for the updates

rudyyloverboiii 09-08-2018 11:37 AM

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gregski i enjoy ur build and the progress ur making.

U wouldnt happen to know anything about hooking up a 292 into a 700r4 do ya? Or perhaps guiding me in some direction?

Gregski 09-08-2018 06:14 PM

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gregski i enjoy ur build and the progress ur making.

thanks

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Originally Posted by rudyyloverboiii (Post 8340112)
U wouldnt happen to know anything about hooking up a 292 into a 700r4 do ya? Or perhaps guiding me in some direction?

I'm sorry I do not, but have you seen this thread:

Installing a 700r4 behind a 292

D13 09-09-2018 07:57 AM

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Still loving it Gregski. Curious though - what are you going to do with the A833? I understand why you might want a trans with closer ratios but are you going to rebuild it and store it?

Gregski 09-09-2018 09:55 AM

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Still loving it Gregski. Curious though - what are you going to do with the A833? I understand why you might want a trans with closer ratios but are you going to rebuild it and store it?

Yes I plan on rebuilding the A833 next month. I always planned on rebuilding it if for no other reason than to see it's guts and diagnose the problem. However since the Saginaw is making that dreaded gear noise in all but 1st & Reverse gears, it is coming out and the A833 is going back in.

I plan on trying 4.11 POSI gears so the A833 overdrive transmission makes more sense anyway.

And I would be lying if I was not trolling Craigslist for a MUNCIE M21

Gregski 09-09-2018 07:39 PM

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so let's remember our mantra:

"Progress not Perfection!"

you all know how i love to use the white paper towels, however for final wipe before painting I prefer the blue ones cause they don't leave behind as much fuzz

Gregski 09-09-2018 07:42 PM

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I like to stay within the same paint ecosystem ie, use the same brand primer, paint, and clear coat, and I happen to like that Krylon semi flat black so that dictates I use Krylon products, however Krylon didn't offer a black primer at Pep Boys so I went with this Dupa Color primer, and since we won't be using Krylon paint anyway, it really doesn't matter

I want to use black primer because that's what lurks beneath my factory green

Gregski 09-09-2018 07:45 PM

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Remember: Safety Third!

please use a proper mask when spraying paint, YES even if you are painting outside

you know I always talk about how I like to use organic free range parts and materials, and I am sure you think I am joking or am simply nutz, well...

Gregski 09-09-2018 07:48 PM

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I like the instructions on these cans, if you can find them amidst the stupid legal warnings, and are able to read the -12 size font, ha ha

two light coats followed by one medium coat, simple

so lets see how it does

What? That's it? Yes the purpose of the first light coat is simply to make the area tacky, that's all, that's it.

Gregski 09-09-2018 07:49 PM

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... 10 minutes later we shot the second light coat

Gregski 09-09-2018 07:54 PM

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and 10 minutes after that we shot the medium coat, which wasn't enough so we shot an additional medium coat 10 minutes apart

LT7A 09-11-2018 07:22 AM

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Safety Thirst!

LT7A 09-11-2018 07:24 AM

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Rusty is going to look great with the new hood! When do you start getting humidity issues with paint? And nicely done on the home-fab hood stiffeners. I folded a guy's hood for him at the Full Serve pumps at Chevron in the summer of '87...

Gregski 09-15-2018 10:22 AM

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Safety Thirst!

Um... I will handle the humor around here young man, is that clear! jk luv you bro

Gregski 09-15-2018 10:25 AM

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Rusty is going to look great with the new hood! When do you start getting humidity issues with paint? And nicely done on the home-fab hood stiffeners. I folded a guy's hood for him at the Full Serve pumps at Chevron in the summer of '87...

are you kidding me right now bro, no seriously, did you just UPS some rain to us, I woke up this morning to rain drops, 5:50 AM, so I ranned outside in my choneys to roll up the winderz on my truck in the driveway and I wanted to roll up in a fetal position and weep like a baby cause last night I spent a couple hours block sanding the hood outside on those saw horses so I can paint it this morning

Fun Level = -42

Gregski 09-15-2018 05:06 PM

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well here we go, 10 cans and $180 dollars later, that's 8 cans of 4oz regular mix and 2 cans of semi gloss mix of 50% paint (2oz) and 50% flattner (2oz) to give it that SEMI 40 year aged in the sun matched look, ha ha so just a reminder

I am using single stage OMNI paint which is PPG's lesser known step half brother on his uncles side

Reminder: just cause you buying a 12oz can of aerosole paint don't mean you gettin' 12oz of paint, no sir, that can "empty" comes with about 7.5oz of special sauce to which the paint store adds 4oz of the paint you choose

Gregski 09-15-2018 05:25 PM

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so I did it again, once again I picked the windiest day thus far this year to paint outside on, honestly I don't know what possessed me to do it, I didn't notice till the first coat was on, and by that time I was determined to get this August project done in September, ha ha

note that trashcan wind wall behind the subject, it worked as effectively as a screen door on a submarine

How windy was it? It was so windy, that at one point I started panting down wind, ha ha.

Top Five Reason's Never To Paint Outside Again

1. Wind
2. Wind
3. Bad lighting / shadows
4. Bugs
5. and Wind


The Norwegian 09-16-2018 12:46 PM

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Wow what a wonderful thread , its like an exiting book. Im sad now when i finally got up to date . Please dont quit this project !

Billy81 09-17-2018 12:12 AM

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Again good Sir i am thoroughly impressed with your Joe Good enough worrk.

Gregski 09-21-2018 11:19 PM

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Wow what a wonderful thread , its like an exiting book. Im sad now when i finally got up to date . Please dont quit this project !

Wow, thank you so much, it's the shot in the arm Rusty and I really needed. I can't believe it's been four years already, and looks like we are going to renew for Season 5, which may be our final season, ha ha.

Gregski 09-21-2018 11:24 PM

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Last time I bathed my hood hinges and springs in acid, it weakened the springs, seriously. Now maybe it was cause I left them sitting in the acid/water juice for too long I don't know, but either way I didn't want to ruin my new(ish) set of hinges so I splurged on Metal Rescue from Home Depot and added enough water to submerge the pieces all the way, I think it was like a 4:1 ratio of water to solvent in the end, and it worked great

I thought I took a pic of the hinges in the bath, but I guess I didn't

I have a place on the side of the house where there are walls on three sides, well my garage on one side and the gate and the fence/neighbors house, so it's a nice nook to paint in

apologies for the horrible pics due to the shadows

Gregski 09-21-2018 11:28 PM

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so with the help of Pontiac Mike we got the hood and the new old hinges installed, and it fits pretty good and actually pops up when you press the lever to open the hood, wow no more flat screw driver prying it up routine

so glad this project is over and done with, nothing like doing something over that you have already done did before

the swirls on the hood are actually dust, the lawn guy came during the week and kicked up dust and I tried to wipe it down but didn't get it all off

hood matches the newly painted fender but not the door cause the door hasn't been re sprayed yet, maybe some day

Gregski 09-21-2018 11:30 PM

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Again good Sir i am thoroughly impressed with your Joe Good enough worrk.

ha ha, thank you, one thing at a time, and all the little things add up eventually just have fun and enjoy the process and figuring things out

Gregski 09-22-2018 12:31 PM

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there's my buddy, I no longer need to keep the blinders shut, cause he was so ugly


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