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post #391 of 417 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 16, 11:47 AM
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Mike,

I hope your father is doing well and possibly recovering? I definitely get having family issues along with many projects going. Any chance we might get some updates on the Chevelle if there are any? This thread is like crack to many of us here. I know it inspires me to try to do good work on mine.

At any rate, I hope all is well with you and your family.

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Mike,

I hope your father is doing well and possibly recovering? I definitely get having family issues along with many projects going. Any chance we might get some updates on the Chevelle if there are any? This thread is like crack to many of us here. I know it inspires me to try to do good work on mine.

At any rate, I hope all is well with you and your family.

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I appreciate you asking about Dad.It's been a few months since his surgery and he is starting to get back to his old self. His surgery was pretty invasive and it takes a long time to heal up and even longer at his age. He's a tough old dude though so he's getting through it. They are pretty sure they got it all but only time will tell.

I know it has been a long time since I posted any updates on the Chevelle. The main reason is there just have not been many lately. I have the body back on the frame for the last time. All of the sheet metal is back on and the gaps are close. All of the glass is out as well. What I am waiting on is my buddy who is going to paint it. He recently bought a new home and is busy doing a remodel. He is very talented and is worth the wait to me so that's what I'm going to to. He said he still hopes to get it done this year but I won't hold my breath.

I have everything on hand to finish assembly and I have seriously contemplated puting it together for this year and enjoying it but I just can't do it. It's an empty shell now and ready for the body shop and I really don't want to have to take it all apart again. I have to be patient.

We have been keeping busy building my son's 67 C10 and it has made it much easier for me to wait on the Chevelle. I still get on here all the time and check on your build and several others that I have been following for a long time. You guys keep me motivated!!

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Thanks for the update Mike. I am glad to hear that your father is on his way to recovery.

I definitely get waiting for the right paint/body guy and not wanting to put it together and take it apart again.

I am looking for a C10 myself for a daily driver. I prefer the 62-66, but if I found the right 67 or 68, I'd be tempted. Do you have a thread on that somewhere? If so, can you share it? I'd love to follow that build as well. Hopefully my son will be interested in building as he gets a little older. He's 10 right now, which is a good age, but he isn't into it as much as I'd like and I don't want to force the issue.

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I appreciate you asking about Dad.It's been a few months since his surgery and he is starting to get back to his old self. His surgery was pretty invasive and it takes a long time to heal up and even longer at his age. He's a tough old dude though so he's getting through it. They are pretty sure they got it all but only time will tell.

I know it has been a long time since I posted any updates on the Chevelle. The main reason is there just have not been many lately. I have the body back on the frame for the last time. All of the sheet metal is back on and the gaps are close. All of the glass is out as well. What I am waiting on is my buddy who is going to paint it. He recently bought a new home and is busy doing a remodel. He is very talented and is worth the wait to me so that's what I'm going to to. He said he still hopes to get it done this year but I won't hold my breath.

I have everything on hand to finish assembly and I have seriously contemplated puting it together for this year and enjoying it but I just can't do it. It's an empty shell now and ready for the body shop and I really don't want to have to take it all apart again. I have to be patient.

We have been keeping busy building my son's 67 C10 and it has made it much easier for me to wait on the Chevelle. I still get on here all the time and check on your build and several others that I have been following for a long time. You guys keep me motivated!!

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It's cool to hear you are looking for a C10, trucks are cool! I know where you are coming from on not forcing the issue with your boy, I am there myself. We have reached a point in his life where he's becoming more independent and his friends are a bigger part of his life. The hardest part for me is he just doesn't have the passion for building cars like I do. I played a little dirty pool though and played on something he loves which is old trucks.

It is my hope that by getting this truck he will want to hang with me like he used to and maybe I can delay that inevitable teenager time where you don't think your parents are that cool to hang out with. It seems to be working because we are having a blast so far.

I did recently start a thread over at 67-72chevytrucks.com.

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Well the last year has had some ups and downs and I'm bummed to say the Chevelle has been sitting/stalled for over a year. My close friends are aware of the issues I have been dealing with as far as the car is concerned and Tom F should be charging therapy fees for talking me off the cliff several times over this past year.

The build stalled because I got to the point where I was ready for paint. I had a friend lined up a year and a half ago to paint the car but things happen and people get busy with life. This happened here and left me scrambling to find someone else I trusted to paint the car. I have been all over the map this last year from putting it together as is to the other extreme of being so pissed I considered selling it.

I am happy to say that I have made a deal to get the paint done and it is officially leaving my possession this week. The paint on the car was decent but it wasn't perfect. It will be coming down to bare metal and should be very nice when it's done. I have heard so many horror stories about "paint prison" but I'm optimistic things will go relatively smooth but time will tell.

I needed to get the glass out of it today and the last of the trim removed. What a pain the side glass is!!

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I'm so happy for you Mike. Obviously don't know the whole story of what you're going through, but it appears you are handling it. I've REALLY enjoyed your thread and am pretty happy to see more progress and follow it to an awesome conclusion. Hopefully your paint shop works out for you. Although I've had un-expected sheetmetal work, the experience has been good as they are working on it all the time and it isn't sitting in a corner not being worked on. Hopefully you'll get the same treatment. Welcome back.

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Well the last year has had some ups and downs and I'm bummed to say the Chevelle has been sitting/stalled for over a year. My close friends are aware of the issues I have been dealing with as far as the car is concerned and Tom F should be charging therapy fees for talking me off the cliff several times over this past year.

The build stalled because I got to the point where I was ready for paint. I had a friend lined up a year and a half ago to paint the car but things happen and people get busy with life. This happened here and left me scrambling to find someone else I trusted to paint the car. I have been all over the map this last year from putting it together as is to the other extreme of being so pissed I considered selling it.

I am happy to say that I have made a deal to get the paint done and it is officially leaving my possession this week. The paint on the car was decent but it wasn't perfect. It will be coming down to bare metal and should be very nice when it's done. I have heard so many horror stories about "paint prison" but I'm optimistic things will go relatively smooth but time will tell.

I needed to get the glass out of it today and the last of the trim removed. What a pain the side glass is!!

Wish me luck boys


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Thanks Jim! I'm sure we will find something hidden on mine as well. It seems like there is always some kind of previous repair that is not up to par.

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YEAHHHHH...the thread is alive again!

By far my #1 thread to re-read and get tips from. On the paint topic, if you are just going to have it sitting unfinished anyway, what is the big deal if it sits in paint prison for awhile? As long as it does get done at some point in the not to distant future.

Funny you say that about the windows. They are still one of the hardest parts I have done with my car, and one that I really don't want to think about when having to put them back in.

Glad you have found someone to paint and move this project along.

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When you're ready to do the glass, check out this video. The front glass is pretty easy, but the quarter glass is a PAIN. However, the video is REALLY good on showing you how.


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YEAHHHHH...the thread is alive again!

By far my #1 thread to re-read and get tips from. On the paint topic, if you are just going to have it sitting unfinished anyway, what is the big deal if it sits in paint prison for awhile? As long as it does get done at some point in the not to distant future.

Funny you say that about the windows. They are still one of the hardest parts I have done with my car, and one that I really don't want to think about when having to put them back in.

Glad you have found someone to paint and move this project along.

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YEAHHHHH...the thread is alive again!

By far my #1 thread to re-read and get tips from. On the paint topic, if you are just going to have it sitting unfinished anyway, what is the big deal if it sits in paint prison for awhile? As long as it does get done at some point in the not to distant future.

Funny you say that about the windows. They are still one of the hardest parts I have done with my car, and one that I really don't want to think about when having to put them back in.

Glad you have found someone to paint and move this project along.

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Thanks Dan! You are 100% right..I will be happy just to have someone working on it

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When you're ready to do the glass, check out this video. The front glass is pretty easy, but the quarter glass is a PAIN. However, the video is REALLY good on showing you how.

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Jim,

It's funny you posted that video. That's the video I watched yesterday prior to taking the glass out.

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And to follow that up, I'm going to study up and teach myself how to do body work on my sons C10 project. I used to be a painter years ago but I never did body work and I have access to a booth.

I have always prided myself on the fact that I do all of my own work but this is just out of my comfort zone and the materials are so expensive that mistakes are that much harder to swallow. I wouldn't do that to the Chevelle but that old C10 won't mind

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I got a call to bring the car to the body shop today. Man, Im pretty excited!





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I am the same way, like to be able to take care of my own rebuild/restoration. When mine is ready to paint I have a buddy with a shop, but hopefully I can do the painting with some coaching and guidance...until I screw it up too much and he smacks me around.

But I think the C10 will be happy with you painting it.

Awesome news that you have already dropped the chevelle off at paint.

I am going to have to go back through your thread to catch up on what has been done and what hasn't. See if I can learn a few more things from it.

You must be flying high right now with that moving forward again...congrats.

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Body and paint is the only thing I have done professionally, but the only one I don't have the space to do. I'd LOVE to do my own paint, but I don't have the space or a booth. Metal work (welding on quarters) is pretty dang hard, but the rest you can do. I've seen in this thread what you can do with everything else and I promise you can do body work and paint. It just takes a lot of patience and it is clear you have that.

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And to follow that up, I'm going to study up and teach myself how to do body work on my sons C10 project. I used to be a painter years ago but I never did body work and I have access to a booth.

I have always prided myself on the fact that I do all of my own work but this is just out of my comfort zone and the materials are so expensive that mistakes are that much harder to swallow. I wouldn't do that to the Chevelle but that old C10 won't mind
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Well the last year has had some ups and downs and I'm bummed to say the Chevelle has been sitting/stalled for over a year. My close friends are aware of the issues I have been dealing with as far as the car is concerned and Tom F should be charging therapy fees for talking me off the cliff several times over this past year...
I like the sound of charging a fee! Help me pay for all my projects.. Glad it is finally moving forward!

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