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Username Post: 2ndtime50guy --- 2 door 1950 Styleline Deluxe        (Topic#309930)
2ndtime50guy 
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10-23-17 09:06 AM - Post#2711812    
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I've been cleaning up my work and filling in seams with welding, grinding, and some hammer and dolly work.

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-23-17 09:11 AM - Post#2711813    
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I also cut out and replaced more bad metal on a door jam. Here is a before, during, and after.

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-23-17 09:14 AM - Post#2711814    
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I forgot the cut out pic. I'm proud that I actually fabricated and matched the bottom lip of the jam!

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-29-17 04:04 PM - Post#2712600    
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A little more progress today. I cut out the front driver floor, leaving a little extra steel on each side of the rib for strength. I then cut off the remnants of the front two floor rib ends, trimmed the rotten edge of the transmission tunnel back to good steel, did lots of wire wheeling and brushing, and finished fitting the new panel. The lateral brace for the seat bench was strong and I was able to save it too.

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2ndtime50guy 
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10-29-17 04:08 PM - Post#2712601    
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A few more...

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-03-17 04:12 PM - Post#2713199    
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Fun evening. I really don't want to pay $85 each plus shipping for these. Let's see if I can make them!

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-04-17 03:31 PM - Post#2713275    
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Today I finished making the floor brace from scratch. It's not pretty, but it fits and it does it's job! Later, I started cutting out bad spots on the trunk pan. I am patching it instead of doing a full replacement!

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-04-17 03:32 PM - Post#2713276    
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Trunk pan prep work...

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11-12-17 03:37 PM - Post#2714181    
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thanks for buying from us, the ems guy



 
2ndtime50guy 
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11-13-17 05:25 PM - Post#2714292    
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You're welcome! I wish I could afford to buy them all. I'll probably buy the rest of the floor brackets. That first one was a huge pain and I'm not real happy with it, but I've been short on dough. I hope to order the front passenger floor and both toe boards as well.

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-19-17 01:59 PM - Post#2714960    
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The last few weeks have been slow. I have been fitting and re-fitting my floor bracket, prepping the under side of the car, and tack welding in the inner rocker panel. Welding upside down has proven to be very challenging and all my tacks look AWFUL. But that's why they invented grinders I guess. Pics later.

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-19-17 02:19 PM - Post#2714962    
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A pic...

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11-20-17 03:28 AM - Post#2715038    
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Keep up the GOOD work!!

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-20-17 04:25 AM - Post#2715041    
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Thank you Sir! I should add, the discovery element has been pretty neat. As I go through the underneath side of the car, cutting away rust that is beyond repair, and re-fitting the new pieces, it has given me a deeper appreciation of how well built they are. What boggles my mind is how it is taking me weeks to accomplish what took mere seconds on the assembly line! I thought putting a new floor board patch would happen in one day. I was obviously forgetting about the weeks of meticulous rescontruction that needs to take place underneath the floor first!

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 11-20-17 04:35 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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11-20-17 06:07 PM - Post#2715135    
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The driver front floor is tacked in! And the front bracket is tacked and bolted in with a new bolt and new rubber body pad. Long day...

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-21-17 06:26 PM - Post#2715248    
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So I decided to try and rebuild the inner driver door bottom. The outer skin is in good shape. I'm trying to save all the money I can for EMS floor panels and braces. First, I used tape to pull the partially separated door bottom together, all the while checking alignment and gaps on the outside. Then I welded on temporary braces to hold the outer shape. Currently, I am halfway on replacing the bottom. Since it has a slight curve, I do it in small sections to fit the contour of the outer skin. I cut out the rust, not just cover it up. Pics:

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-21-17 06:34 PM - Post#2715249    
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More pics from previous post. Here I have started tacking in the small patches. I am using left over scraps from other body panels which also saves money! It may look like Frankenstein, but who cares? Upholstery will cover it and it is very strong. All the tacks will be filled in and ground down slightly. Pics:

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11-22-17 11:18 AM - Post#2715347    
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Don't forget to leave some drain holes in the bottom of the door.
Cleon

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

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2ndtime50guy 
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11-22-17 07:26 PM - Post#2715402    
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Thanks Cleon! I plan to measure the locations from the other door. This door was so bad that I couldn't tell where they were.

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Rustchips 
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11-23-17 09:56 AM - Post#2715475    
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That's good that you have the other door with the original drains. If you do it wrong the water could drain in to the car. Good luck on your project.
Cleon

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

Life is like a roll of toilet paper the nearer the end the faster it goes.


 
2ndtime50guy 
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11-23-17 11:18 AM - Post#2715485    
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Yeah, those shouldn't be too bad. The harder part may be the rear window drain system. No one is currently making the inner wheel well to inner rocker bottom. EMS is redesigning theirs right now, so it's off the market for now. It has a hole for the drain hose. I tried to save one side to make a template, but both were pretty rotten on my car.

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11-27-17 08:13 PM - Post#2716023    
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Looking good. I am so glad that I am just about done welding on mine.

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11-28-17 07:05 AM - Post#2716078    
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The problem with the drains was the hose would get plugged. The hoses on my 51 were hard and the bottom metal was all rusted out like yours. I was able to fab some pieces, not pretty but they aren’t visible anyway. Got some new hose from my local Ace Hardware.

Bill Gommel

49 chevy Styleline (Sold), 51 Styleline 2 dr Special, 235 (from a 61 truck) bored .060 over, Dual Carter/Webers, Fenton Headers, T5- 5 speed with a 56 rear end.


 
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11-28-17 07:56 PM - Post#2716207    
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Thanks guys! I'll be glad when I'm further along too. I had a funeral out of town the last few days, so not much progress. I did run out of wire for the first time, so I'll be learning to feed a new spool for the 1st time...

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 11-28-17 07:57 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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12-03-17 07:59 PM - Post#2716801    
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After a week off from any car stuff, I got a little time in today. I cut out all the bad metal on the passenger front floor, leaving the original spline plus a few extra inches of floor that were still strong. I also removed a portion of the passenger toe kick and tunnel edge as they are not strong enough to save. I think between Christmas gifts and a bonus check I will be able to finish the floor work by the end of January. Pics before, during, and after:

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Edited by 2ndtime50guy on 12-03-17 08:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2ndtime50guy 
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12-03-17 08:04 PM - Post#2716802    
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After pics:

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2ndtime50guy 
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12-09-17 03:34 PM - Post#2717434    
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I made this repair patch today instead of paying $75 plus shipping for a whole new seat mounting brace! It turned out nice!

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12-10-17 10:07 AM - Post#2717485    
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Nice work.
Cleon

1928 Chevy Coupe
1942 Chevy Special Deluxe Coupe
1955 Chevy Bel Air HTP
1970 El Camino
1990 F##d Mustang Convertible

Life is like a roll of toilet paper the nearer the end the faster it goes.


 
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