'66 Japanese RHD

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Postby davebuckholts » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:14 am

Got the pans. Hopefully get started welding them in this weekend.
Scored a nice clean set of original 67 heater channels. They are on the way from CA.
Got the body stripped and ready to blast. Hopefully get it blasted next month sometime.
Since the body won't be painted for a whille, what do you guys recommend for a primer/sealer type of paint?

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Postby Pigpen » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:18 am

I love new crispy pans..

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Postby davebuckholts » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:51 am

Pigpen wrote:I love new crispy pans..


And these WW pans FIT! I'm glad I spent the extra $$ on them rather than use the cheaper thinner ones.

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Postby davebuckholts » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:22 am

Update!
The pan is about done except for paint.

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I had to patch the pan where the pedals are.

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From this...

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to this..

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Got the heater channel on drivers side cut out.

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The way the heater channel was cut out of the donor took care of almost all of the rot in the wheel well and front firewall! a GREAT coincindence!

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The rear is fitting good too. A little more time trimming to get it perfect and I think I'm good.

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In the A pillar, I originally had welded a piece to the donor to square up the hinge bolt plate area and was going to cut the one on the car to match it up. But when I cut the original heater channel out, I noticed that that piece is only tacked in 2 places at the bottom of the A pillar and slides into it. So I took the piece out of the donoe channel and left the entire piece on the car. It slid into the A pillar perfectly!

Here's the piece I welded up that i wound up taking out...

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And here is that area trial fitted with the hinge piece slid into the A pillar. It turned out pretty good! A little more trimming and fiddling with it and I'll be golden!

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I'll get the fitting all done today, treat the metal with ospho and see about getting it tacked in.

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Postby davebuckholts » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:38 am

Got some progress updates...
Pans welded in and Master Serries silver. Master Series Chassis Black this weekend! Yay!

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Drivers side heater channel and wheel well combination welded in. A few more inches of welding to do....

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Postby ramzrod » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:59 am

Looking good bro! =D>
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Postby davebuckholts » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:10 am

Chassis black! Looks good, but had some bubbles pop up on the bottom and a few on the topside. No biggie. There is two coats of master series primer and then the chassis black. I also sprayed Eastwood frame sealer in the tunnel while I was at it. Should last for a few more years!

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Postby davebuckholts » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:03 am

Got the door adjuster plate mounted in the driversside A pillar and welded the a pillar back in. Also got the lower front quarter piece tacked in to cover up where I had to cut it out for the door plate. A little more finish welding and then I'm on to the passenger side!

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I had to weld a nut on the backside for the fender mount. Amazing that I can blow through on good metal w/o changing the settings on the welder.....Seems to have a mind of its own on occasion. #-o
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Postby Franz » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:14 am

Pan looks great!

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Postby tlambert » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:58 pm

You should move this to the Febuary Build off. I like what you are doing with this project.
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Postby Franz » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:25 am

davebuckholts wrote:I'll jump in just help with my motivation.
What I want to have done.......hmmmmm.

1) Passenger heater channel in.
2) front and rear aprons fixed
3) Tranny cleaned up and installed on pan.

Those are my goals. We'll see.

Let the February fun begin.


Dave I moved your thread from reader rides into this section, and deleted your other thread. After February is over I can move the entire thread wherever you'd like it. This way we can keep everything together.

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Postby davebuckholts » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:29 pm

Thanks Franz.

Got the donor H/C cleaned up. H/C cut out of car in front and under the door. Hopefully my measurements are close enough. It's measure once, cut twice, right?!!
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You can see my cut lines.

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This is the inner strengthener in the A Pillar. It's spot welded in a couple of places. I just ground the spot weld off and left it. That allows for easier placement of the donor heater channel. Seemed to work great on the other side.
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Picked up a 1966 Georgia tag and a hose for the pump at the swapmeet yesterday.

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Postby davebuckholts » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:07 pm

Got the rear part of H/C out and set the donor up for trimming and fitting..

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Postby davebuckholts » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:46 pm

I got it very close. I'm happy with the fit. Tomorrow I'll do some welding.

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The quarter panel will pull in about an 1/8 of an inch and line the outside up with the channel nicely.

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Here's something I have to figure out the best way to tackle. The car had been tapped on the passenger quarter right at the door. It just bowed the door jamb a tad. It's flat just below the bulge and flat above it. The door opened and shut great. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Postby Glenn A » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:09 pm

Nice work!
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