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Re: Hello all.
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2020, 11:35:31 PM »
Thank you.
I started off saying I know how fortunate I am. The movie stuff makes for awesome pictures. I enjoy joking with my girl about how great the pic of cutting the cannon out would work on Tinder... At days end, itís a job. It pays well and the work can be fun, but the bosses also expect to get their moneyís worth. I think we got 11 days from the BMW getting dropped off to cutting the cannon out. I think 6 or 7 days before we shipped the Charger off for paint. I remember I was off the clock when I loaded it on a Saturday morning. Canít forget the call Sunday evening telling me the car was coming back... followed by another car... TBD... and SUV... we think. Should all be there by midday Wednesday at the latest. Still shoots Friday, rain or shine.
Iím mostly fortunate for the shop as well. Iíll REALLY be thankful when I donít have to work outside on my hands and knees like an animal. When the movie company foots the bill I can call a rollback to stick a car INSIDE. On my on stuff I have to check the weather. It rained a lot last week...
Again, thanks all for the kind words. I hope to continue keeping everyone entertained... or at least amused. If thereís anyone in the Atlanta area that wants to come by, shoot me a line. The beers always cold and plentiful if you like High Life.



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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2020, 01:11:41 AM »
Jeremy, your shop could keep my mind and hands occupied 24/7...and I don't know how to use 90% of the stuff in it. (*I have the mechanical aptitude of a turnip.  Heck, I feel like Joe Martin every time I successfully change the oil, or a fuel filter, on one of the trucks.  :o)

If I lived near Atlanta, I'd get your permission to spend my days there, and have you share all your knowledge with me. :)


I'd happily serve as your lackey, just for the pleasure of learning.
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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2020, 06:32:13 AM »
Iím my own proud lackey. But if you can operate a broom you are more than welcome.
Happy day after Valentineís Day.  Missus and I got into it. Stupid Ford. I opted to wear my shoulder and bead roller out instead of her.

I made a die...


I did actually wear out both my shoulder and the bead roller...

And I came up with these:


Aluminum circles... we got emí...


Things are happening


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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2020, 09:04:17 AM »
dang....nice shop brother.  8)
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2020, 07:51:12 PM »
"Iím actively seeking socially irresponsible and nothing says THAT like a big block gas motor."



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I love that! Im going to make a bumper sticker out of that and plaster it on my back window!

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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2020, 06:08:21 PM »
Finished off the lower door pieces.



Mounted the speakers and crossovers.


Iím gonna need some more aluminum.
New inserts for the rear doors:


If the weather holds tomorrow I hope to have stereo and amp in and tested. Regardless of weather Iíll place an order for another sheet or two of 0.090Ē aluminum. Iíve got an eBay instrument bezel on the way. My original was cracked and holy. Not Pope-holy, but full of holes. All the stuff is in the dumpster, but my truck got the ďRVĒ treatment around some point. Yeah... that consisted of 1/2Ē slabs of some kind of wood, self-tapping screwed THROUGH the bezel, dash inserts and both front door panels. As if the laminate ďwood-grainĒ wasnít haggard enough. After nearly 30 years the wood had split and looked as bad as the rest of the interior.

I mentioned earlier, Iím very much a spray it out with a hose kind of guy. Iím at a loss for the rear seats. I really donít want to incur the cost of re-upholstering them. That may be the best solution. I have a kid... heís still in a car seat for another couple years, the race buckets up front are fine and I could put race seats in the rear as well eventually, but the fold down bench just works. Race buckets arenít gonna fold up so nicely. One of my favorite things about this truck is with the rear seat folded I can put 4íx8í sheet goods in the rear.

If anyone out there has a seat in grey ideally, or black vinyl, Iím all ears!! Iím also on the hunt for a vinyl floor mat. Iím new to this truck, but Iím guessing a K5 Blazer or crew cab truck floor mat would likely work as well. Again, if anyone has a rubber floor thatíll fit my truck, again, Iím all ears.

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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2020, 05:17:18 PM »
Iíve gone a bit crazy with what Iíd normally see as restoration pieces... but every piece of sealing rubber is gonna be new.  Also got the dash repaired and painted:
Well... Iíd love to show you all but apparently Iíve reached my monthly cap on image uploads.

Anyone out there do Tapatalk pro? Is it worth it?


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« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2020, 09:22:30 AM »
Welcome

Iím in Marietta GA

Iím guessing youíre on the south side with the movie biz?
   Maybe near Pinewood ?

Nice fab work with the cars !
Nice fab work with the door panels !

You could Probabaly sell some of those .

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« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2020, 06:43:25 PM »
Iím actually right in the shadow of turner field. I try and avoid Pinewood like the plague. Concentration camp prisoners were under less security than Pinewood studio employees.
Thanks for the compliments. The parts photographed well, theyíre not nice enough to sell for the time I have in them.



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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2020, 08:57:10 PM »
Iím actually right in the shadow of turner field. I try and avoid Pinewood like the plague. Concentration camp prisoners were under less security than Pinewood studio employees.
Thanks for the compliments. The parts photographed well, theyíre not nice enough to sell for the time I have in them.



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Used to be a Pretty sketchy neighborhood around turner field

I went to a game once there
Never went back

Dodging homeless bums and praying not to get mugged between the car and the front gate.

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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2020, 06:17:22 PM »
Too funny. I remember trying to avoid parking for a Braves game at a public park up Georgia Ave. from Turner Field. An APD cruiser approached and told us that if we parked there we shouldnít expect the car to be there after the game. Or at least not there in the way that weíd left it.
Honestly, my partner and I have owned the building for 8 years now. Iíve had to replace a couple car windows, but the locals havenít ever given me trouble. The worst thing Iíve had happen was the recently paroled con who tried to sell me a Jeep Liberty for $200... Unfortunately doing the movie car stuff led a few neighbors to believe I might be interested in buying an obviously stolen car. I sent him packing... finally. Took more work than Iíd like to admit though.
The building is up for sale currently and when/if it sells Iíll miss the neighborhood and location more than anything else. Iím BLOCKS from both 75/85 and 20 and just laugh as Iím headed against traffic in every direction. The time not spent commuting nearly offsets the cost of city taxes.



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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2020, 06:23:29 PM »
So this project has ballooned like crazy. Currently the truck interior is stripped to sheet metal, Iím about to pull the rear windows and windshield, as well as the doors and tailgate. Iíve decided to either paint the truck or possibly raptor line the whole thing. Thereís enough rust that I think painting or otherwise sealing the whole can will be the only way to stop the spread. Itís still so weird where the rust is... itís all up high, above the doors and around the rear quarter windows. Ive got all new rubber seals for pretty much everything, so while I REALLY didnít want to paint the truck it seems like the least work-intensive time to do it. After this Iím gonna kill this thread and put the remaining posts in their respective areas. Hopefully Iíll be able to post the finished product photos here in a couple weeks and then Iíll be done with my introductory...


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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2020, 03:49:52 AM »
Greetings from Covington Ga.

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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2020, 03:17:37 PM »
To anyone watching this thread, Iíve moved the progress on the body to the bodywork section... Iíll be starting an engine post soon enough and then hopefully will post a few pictures of the finished product back here.




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« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2020, 09:30:16 PM »
Nice Shop and awesome pics of work your shop has done, I am next door in Alabama.