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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #330 on: November 23, 2017, 10:28:11 PM »
That does suck.  Sorry
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #331 on: January 16, 2018, 01:49:42 PM »
I have not posted an update in a while so I thought I should.
I have done nothing.  I have barely cleaned my garage or put tools away since the last time I posted an update.
I did fill my shielding gas tank. I have not hooked it up yet.
It needs to be warmer.  I tried lighting a fire in my barn a while ago but I could not get it over 40 degrees.

Yesterday I found a new area body shop willing to do old cars.  I asked for info out of curiosity.  He said $10,000 and maybe 7 months to do the body and paint.  I still want to do it myself.  I will not learn if I do not try.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #332 on: January 17, 2018, 01:15:10 AM »
If you do your own body work, I can certainly help with tips and photos. You will learn a lot and expend a lot of energy but will be in charge of the resukts and save a lot of money. I chickened out on painting mine but I work out of a two car garage in a residential neighborhood and didn't want to get over spray all over my garage etc. The primer pretty much cleans up as dust but I was worried the paint might be different. I have a friend with an acreage who is set up for painting so I bought the supplies and he painted it for $2,000.

If I had his space I would have tried painting it myself. I got fairly good at painting as I applied primer and sanded it off many times over.
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Offline Jeffrey A. Rogers

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #333 on: January 18, 2018, 01:05:45 PM »
If I can do it, so can you.

Your friend,

Jeff Rogers
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #334 on: January 18, 2018, 01:38:33 PM »
It is my car, and it is my pride.  But every once in a while I have to tell myself it is just a 4 door.
It is a good first time practice car.  Because I would like to do this again.
But my efforts will never be "worth it"  it is just something I want to do.

I give my friends the example of skiing.  They spend lots of money on it but is it worth it?
It is money thrown at a hobby just the same.
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Offline Jeffrey A. Rogers

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #335 on: January 18, 2018, 07:36:16 PM »
I just got back from the tool store, bought my self a sheet metal break!  :)


Just for inspiration. :)
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #336 on: January 18, 2018, 08:47:29 PM »
How Much
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Offline Jeffrey A. Rogers

Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #337 on: January 19, 2018, 12:26:52 PM »
$400.00

But, before comparing that price to a much lower price you might pay, consider my location.  Shipping to Alaska is often treated as "over seas".

Ka-Ching!!!

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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #338 on: January 19, 2018, 06:36:53 PM »
How wide is that
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #339 on: January 23, 2018, 12:31:12 PM »
A little one, just 24 inches, but perfect for what I'm trying to do.

Which is to fold up that stuff!  Rear wheel well - fender skirt attachments.

I'm hoping to get everything ready, then get myself a wire feed welder, and then finally put that all together again.

My next toy, a drill press.  I gotta drill a bunch of holes all along the seems in order to weld.

Imagine.... A convertible.... Without rust.    :o   Bends my brain!

A huge difference from the pile of oxidation and dirt I towed home.



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