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BowtieGent 
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03-05-18 04:03 PM - Post#2726542    
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So, Here we go again. This time on the Drivers side of the trunk.

Captured Steve in a really cool action shot.

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Trunk drop-off was also removed and is pretty beat up. Photo to follow soon.


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Not afraid to get after it.


Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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66cayne 
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03-08-18 06:38 PM - Post#2726930    
    In response to BowtieGent

Is that a quarter panel patch-panel I see in the photo? It appears to be tacked from the inside of the panel. Sure wish I could weld. Carry on.



 
steve65 
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03-09-18 07:51 AM - Post#2726980    
    In response to 66cayne

Yes, that's a patch from an old impala door that I took off. Lorne is using the door skin for patches, original Chevy steel. We may be getting our hands on some original inner/outer fender wells as well. As you guys know there are no repo convertible fender wells out there.
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Ermine White/ Black Top
357 4 spd auto



 
BowtieGent 
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03-09-18 11:15 AM - Post#2727011    
    In response to 66cayne

  • 66cayne Said:
Is that a quarter panel patch-panel I see in the photo? It appears to be tacked from the inside of the panel. Sure wish I could weld. Carry on.



Yes, It's a patch from an old door, but is tack-welded from the outside.

I wish I could weld too...


Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
BowtieGent 
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03-09-18 11:17 AM - Post#2727012    
    In response to steve65

  • steve65 Said:
Yes, that's a patch from an old impala door that I took off. Lorne is using the door skin for patches, original Chevy steel. We may be getting our hands on some original inner/outer fender wells as well. As you guys know there are no repo convertible fender wells out there.
Steve65



They will likely be ready for shipping (from sunny California) this weekend.


Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
BowtieGent 
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03-14-18 09:41 AM - Post#2727577    
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More new steel, body mount bushings, trunk weatherstripping and wiring harnesses arrived yesterday.

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Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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03-14-18 10:34 AM - Post#2727587    
    In response to BowtieGent

Good job so far!
I'd rather do all the frame stuff than tackle rusty sheet metal lol!

That body mount kit looks EXACTLY like the one I just got. If it is all the frame holes are too small!
One size is 1.437 and the other is 1.531 for the rubber bushings.
Body mount holes are roughly1.200 and 1.375. So they will all need 1/8 ground out if your situation is the same as mine.

I MIGHT try machining down the body mount rubbers to fit the holes. If that works I'll let you know. I could do your set also...

Happy happy happy

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jktucker92 
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03-14-18 12:30 PM - Post#2727597    
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I had the same problem with the bushings for my '66. I used a hole saw that had the right inside diameter (1.2" and 1.375" ID). I made a pilot bushing out of aluminum that fit in the hole saw where the drill bit would usually go that was a snug fit to the bushing metal sleeve. Then just ran the hole saw down 1/8" and used a box knife to trim it off from the outside. The process worked great.



 
66SS632 
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03-14-18 12:55 PM - Post#2727600    
    In response to jktucker92

  • jktucker92 Said:
I had the same problem with the bushings for my '66. I used a hole saw that had the right inside diameter (1.2" and 1.375" ID). I made a pilot bushing out of aluminum that fit in the hole saw where the drill bit would usually go that was a snug fit to the bushing metal sleeve. Then just ran the hole saw down 1/8" and used a box knife to trim it off from the outside. The process worked great.



Funny you should mention that lol! I just bought the hole saws to try that first ( because my frame is currently off the body) but I haven't had a chance to get at it .
Machining or grinding rubber is a bit of a trial and error deal. Steve and Lorne will probably face the same problem if they are going to replace all the body bushings.
To get at the holes they will have to take the body off. Are you guys planning on doing that?


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BowtieGent 
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03-14-18 03:55 PM - Post#2727612    
    In response to 66SS632

  • 66SS632 Said:
Good job so far!
I'd rather do all the frame stuff than tackle rusty sheet metal lol!

Removing the rust is easy enough, just messy as all hell. Like peeling back an onion. Once all the rusted areas are removed, replacing with fresh metal is pretty easy. AND, it's instant gratification.

The incredibly frustrating part is sheetmetal that doesn't line up correctly or has to be heavily modified to work.


That body mount kit looks EXACTLY like the one I just got. If it is all the frame holes are too small!
One size is 1.437 and the other is 1.531 for the rubber bushings.
Body mount holes are roughly1.200 and 1.375. So they will all need 1/8 ground out if your situation is the same as mine.

I MIGHT try machining down the body mount rubbers to fit the holes. If that works I'll let you know. I could do your set also...

Happy happy happy




Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
BowtieGent 
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03-14-18 04:03 PM - Post#2727615    
    In response to 66SS632

  • 66SS632 Said:
  • jktucker92 Said:
I had the same problem with the bushings for my '66. I used a hole saw that had the right inside diameter (1.2" and 1.375" ID). I made a pilot bushing out of aluminum that fit in the hole saw where the drill bit would usually go that was a snug fit to the bushing metal sleeve. Then just ran the hole saw down 1/8" and used a box knife to trim it off from the outside. The process worked great.



Funny you should mention that lol! I just bought the hole saws to try that first ( because my frame is currently off the body) but I haven't had a chance to get at it .
Machining or grinding rubber is a bit of a trial and error deal. Steve and Lorne will probably face the same problem if they are going to replace all the body bushings.
To get at the holes they will have to take the body off. Are you guys planning on doing that?





At this stage/point in the restoration, we will just be replacing the body mount bushings for the trunk area.
Steve has a line on a replacement frame. If he happens to purchase it, then we will replace the remaining body mount bushings for the rest of the car after the frame has been cleaned up and painted.
At that point, we will likely take some rubber off the bushings as opposed to boring out the holes in the frame.

Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
BowtieGent 
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03-14-18 04:04 PM - Post#2727617    
    In response to 66SS632

  • 66SS632 Said:
Good job so far!
I'd rather do all the frame stuff than tackle rusty sheet metal lol!

That body mount kit looks EXACTLY like the one I just got. If it is all the frame holes are too small!
One size is 1.437 and the other is 1.531 for the rubber bushings.
Body mount holes are roughly1.200 and 1.375. So they will all need 1/8 ground out if your situation is the same as mine.

I MIGHT try machining down the body mount rubbers to fit the holes. If that works I'll let you know. I could do your set also...

Happy happy happy






Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
jktucker92 
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03-14-18 07:00 PM - Post#2727640    
    In response to BowtieGent

Here's some photos of how I cut down the bushings. it actually went really well. I've seen others widen the holes in their frame and I just couldn't bring myself to modify the frame to fit an aftermarket bushing when I could modify the bushing instead.

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BowtieGent 
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03-16-18 02:39 PM - Post#2727848    
    In response to jktucker92

That looks to be the better idea.

Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
66SS632 
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03-16-18 09:42 PM - Post#2727896    
    In response to BowtieGent

  • BowtieGent Said:
That looks to be the better idea.



For your situation it probably is.....

With my frame totally accessible I decided to enlarge the holes. I got a hold of a couple of hole saws one is 1 1/2" and the other is 1 7/16".
I machined down a chunk of aluminum to "tap fit" into the hole saw with the protruding dia same as the frame hole sizes which were 1.200" and 1.375".

After making the plug and everything I had all the holes drilled in 1/2 hour.

If you want to use this let me know.


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Rear most pass side hole drilled out to fit new bushing


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Drilled out to 1 7/16" for new size body mounts


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BowtieGent 
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03-19-18 12:31 PM - Post#2728173    
    In response to 66SS632

Clean work. I'll hold off until we know how the replacement frame purchase unfolds. Thank you tho.

Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
BowtieGent 
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04-29-19 10:02 AM - Post#2765287    
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It's been a little while since Steve and I have updated this thread with progress photos of the trunk floor repairs.



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Here's a shot of the BEFORE, after some of the rot had been removed...


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After.


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With tail-lights, gas tank, weatherstripping and bumper reinstalled


Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
BowtieGent 
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04-29-19 10:05 AM - Post#2765288    
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We cleaned up the original tank, then cleared it before reinstalling it.

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Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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04-29-19 10:14 AM - Post#2765290    
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Still some fine tuning left to do, but overall, it's ready for the road again.

Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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04-29-19 05:08 PM - Post#2765329    
    In response to BowtieGent

Nice job on that trunk floor.
You'd never know it's not one piece.


Ryan

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04-29-19 07:25 PM - Post#2765346    
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Thanks Ryan. The compliment is greatly appreciated.

Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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04-30-19 06:05 AM - Post#2765368    
    In response to BowtieGent

  • BowtieGent Said:
Still some fine tuning left to do, but overall, it's ready for the road again.



Are you putting the car on the road this year? I thought you were doing a frame swap? ??

------------------------- ------------------------- --------------

Excuses when your buddy needs help with his car:

- my dog ate the dash pad
-I'm sick that weekend
- my back( head, knee, shoulder , finger) is sore that weekend
- no gas in my truck
- wife wants to go shopping
- hung over from 2 beers
- what????
Lol!

Good job on the trunk!!



Still a 17 year old delinquent Hot Rodder


 
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04-30-19 09:00 AM - Post#2765378    
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Steve's been anxious to drive the car since last spring. I think he's wanting to drive it for a bit before doing the swap, but I could be wrong. I think he also wants to prep and paint the frame and transfer over his parts before the swap happens.

Besides, I heard he's having YOU do the frame swap...

Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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04-30-19 09:01 AM - Post#2765379    
    In response to 66SS632

  • 66SS632 Said:
  • BowtieGent Said:
Still some fine tuning left to do, but overall, it's ready for the road again.



Are you putting the car on the road this year? I thought you were doing a frame swap? ??

------------------------- ------------------------- --------------

Excuses when your buddy needs help with his car:

- my dog ate the dash pad
-I'm sick that weekend
- my back( head, knee, shoulder , finger) is sore that weekend
- no gas in my truck
- wife wants to go shopping
- hung over from 2 beers
- what????
Lol!

Good job on the trunk!!





Thanks Bud.


Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
66SS632 
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05-01-19 10:57 AM - Post#2765476    
    In response to BowtieGent

  • BowtieGent Said:
Steve's been anxious to drive the car since last spring. I think he's wanting to drive it for a bit before doing the swap, but I could be wrong. I think he also wants to prep and paint the frame and transfer over his parts before the swap happens.

Besides, I heard he's having YOU do the frame swap...

[/

Yes I would say drive the car for the spring/ summer and enjoy it .

Swapping a frame is a " winter project" that I wouldn't know anything about

Dash pad qualifies me as a supervisor. Lol!!!

The Poppy show is this weekend... probably drag my car out there, haven't done anything to it except change the oil



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05-01-19 11:41 PM - Post#2765514    
    In response to BowtieGent

I guess there is body work and there is BODY WORK. Really impressive.



 
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05-02-19 08:28 AM - Post#2765548    
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Thank you very much for the compliment.

I have to add this, and hope Steve sees the humor in it here:
During the daunting task of getting certain areas of the new metal to meet up with the original metal, alot of "massaging" was required to make the union look seamless. While massaging these areas, Steve says to me: "We're not building a Piano here...!"

Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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05-02-19 03:36 PM - Post#2765576    
    In response to BowtieGent

It does look better than I had any right to expect, but Lorne does amazing work.
You can take it from both of us that those trunk panels you can buy from "Classic Industries" that states, fits '65-'66, still need a lot of cutting, trimming, extending, patching, bending AND a skilled welder to make them fit.
But Damn, it looks good.

Steve Duncan
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Ermine White/ Black Top
357 4 spd auto



 
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05-03-19 03:11 PM - Post#2765657    
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Much appreciate the time and effort put into the work you have performed! Can't measure the satisfaction of having done the work!

emil
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69 Biscayne 468 BB 4-sp
71 BelAir 250 250-6 3-sp
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2000 2500HD Chev 5-sp
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05-06-19 09:44 AM - Post#2765819    
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Rear wheelwells freshly undercoated yesterday. Steve put in a lot of arduous labour removing the old undercoating last fall, and the final result looks great!

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Nitrous is like a hot girl with STD's…You know you wanna hit it, but you’re afraid of the consequences!
1965 Biscayne 2 Door Post: 350,PG,373-posi,C3-DB, PS,PB.
1970 Chevelle Malibu: 53 on 753.
Brian Daniel McClure: 1970-2015. R.I.P. Brother.


 
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