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  • Juan 59 DDWT
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    Thanks John for pics and info, Good Work 👍

    About the Lower trim holes, 8:(

    John Jones
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    Going to put some time in today on this…   Juan… Your making me want to dig out a low light to build for myself!!!!

    Looks like maybe the 56 and 57 out back were trout blue… maybe I can find a spot nice enough to buff?

    Rustabus
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    Love that there are multiple Lowlights out back at KCW!! 😉 🙂

    John Jones
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    Yeah… I went out there to hack off that fender piece from one out back… and it was already hacked over itself….. 😎  so I ended up just bending some green metal and slapping it into place… 😎  Right side looking good.. Inner fender area all cleaned up out rockers etc…  I’ll probably work on this some again tomorrow… 😎

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    Pete
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    Nice work, making it look easy as usual.

    I’m a bit jealous, Juan.

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Thanks Pete,.. 👍😁

    Perfect John, I’m happy with the Good Job👏👏👏

    Have a Great Weekend!

    John Jones
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    I’m gonna see what I can do with this headlight bucket here…   It’s the ugliest part at the moment… 😎  😎

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Hi John, I bet you’ll kill that headlight job.😎😎

    volksaddict
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    That thing looked so nice coming in. Now I see it’s a real lowlight. I think they made those things out of pre-rust. wtf

    John Jones
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    Headlight repair is well underway!!!  I quickly figured out that Low light’s have a slightly larger bucket.. larger diameter.  The new bucket will slip right into the original..  and the repair pieces aren’t the right shape around the hole… so… I had to FIX EVERYTHING 😎   I’m about there…  I had to re-ring the bucket… before I can put it in…. But now, everything will be OG!!!  😎  Pics later!!!!!  I should finish it up today..

    OH… Juan… You notice you are missing the bulb holders for your bullets?????  weird????

    JWDII
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    Good work as always JJ! Nice freaking car and like watching it come back to life.

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    John, I sent an email about the bulb holder,.. enjoy the day!

     

    John Jones
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    well I learned over the weekend that low lights have larger headlight buckets than later ghia’s… and today I learned that 58.5 and 59 ghia’s have the same front turn signals as up to 64.5 ghia… 😎  I guess we are fine… thanks for looking that up for me… ALL the low lights I have built were 58 and earlier I guess…

    anyway.. I didn’t take any during pics of this repair.  it was a pain in the ass.. I had to weld all those cracks up first in the hole on the fender.. then bend up a lip to replace the one on the headlight bucket. grind all that shit, make it fit, nicely, which meant lots more hammer work..  but finally, it is in and repaired, with some blasting and tool mark remover… it will look perfect…. 😎

    Repaired Original Metal… 😎

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    Rustabus
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    And I thought that the build was gonna have to get scrapped!!! 😉 😉 🙂 Nice Work!!!!!!!!

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Good Job John, I know it was a difficult area to fix 👍👏👏👏

    John Jones
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    it was the usual… fix the rips, add metal where it was missing, grind, dress, repeat… both pieces, fix em both, then marry em together!!!   Thanks..

    I had to work on a parkway buff job this morning.. but back on it this after noon.. 😎  working on this rear lower fender repair area….  I’ll have that done soon and move onto the next bad area.. 😎  eventually we run out of bad area’s….

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