John JonesKeymasterAugust 17, 2018 at 2:44 pmPost count: 4201
They really buggered up those lower trim holes… I think I am gonna have to weld em and redrill….. 8-(John JonesKeymasterAugust 17, 2018 at 2:45 pmPost count: 4201Juan 59 DDWTParticipantAugust 17, 2018 at 9:16 pmPost count: 148
Thanks John for pics and info, Good Work 👍
About the Lower trim holes, 8:(John JonesKeymasterAugust 18, 2018 at 8:45 amPost count: 4201
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?RustabusParticipantAugust 18, 2018 at 1:19 pmPost count: 1134
Love that there are multiple Lowlights out back at KCW!! 😉 🙂John JonesKeymasterAugust 18, 2018 at 4:51 pmPost count: 4201
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… 😎PeteParticipantAugust 18, 2018 at 7:17 pmPost count: 615
Nice work, making it look easy as usual.
I’m a bit jealous, Juan.Juan 59 DDWTParticipantAugust 18, 2018 at 8:00 pmPost count: 148
Thanks Pete,.. 👍😁
Perfect John, I’m happy with the Good Job👏👏👏
Have a Great Weekend!John JonesKeymasterAugust 19, 2018 at 9:46 amPost count: 4201
I’m gonna see what I can do with this headlight bucket here… It’s the ugliest part at the moment… 😎 😎Juan 59 DDWTParticipantAugust 19, 2018 at 11:54 amPost count: 148
Hi John, I bet you’ll kill that headlight job.😎😎volksaddictParticipantAugust 19, 2018 at 7:34 pmPost count: 338
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. wtfJohn JonesKeymasterAugust 20, 2018 at 7:41 amPost count: 4201
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????JWDIIParticipantAugust 20, 2018 at 10:12 amPost count: 359
Good work as always JJ! Nice freaking car and like watching it come back to life.Juan 59 DDWTParticipantAugust 20, 2018 at 10:35 amPost count: 148
John, I sent an email about the bulb holder,.. enjoy the day!John JonesKeymasterAugust 20, 2018 at 2:42 pmPost count: 4201
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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