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My how plans change! I dropped off the amphenol cable for the welder at Atlas and went to harbor freight this morning because I didn't want to go to the shop for tools. I started fixing the rotted hood I got the other day when a guy showed up to buy the taillights. Well when he seen the fenders he had to have them and offered me a perfect hood and driver's doors for them I told him throw in a right side window regulator and you have a deal. So I'm going to his house in a little bit. My buddy pat came by and fell in love with the bumpers and he gave me the nos back doors so.... There gone but he's helping me get a set of BBC heads for the build we're going Friday. Do any of you guys know what castings I should be looking for? I need closed chamber oval ports for what I'm doing so if one of you could give me some casting numbers that be great I'm big block Chevy illiterate!
 
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I'm still flipping parts! Lol I went to see the hood that Carlos had. .... JUNK! So instead I traded the 2 fenders for 2 rust free complete front doors and a chrome front bumper. Then I noticed the aluminum door panel insert for a passenger door panel sitting on his steps. And realized he had all the parts I was missing for a passenger door panel on another door and I got him to give me that hole door too. And it's repairable. I'm going to start fixing square body doors and selling them! LoL. Tomorrow the best 2 front doors I have are getting painted green! And dam the dents! I'll do the big ones and send it! It's a work truck anyway. Time to relax again this is my vacation you know

Almost forgot overheated it AGAIN! That poor little 350
 
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Another late start this hole vacation thing is really taking a toll on me lol got up at 8:30 and cleaned the pool....well kinda took some leaves out of it then realized it's supposed to be Lauren's job. So back to bodywork.
 
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Today the name of the game was speed not accuracy! I was going to blow those doors apart and paint them but the more I looked at all the dents I just couldn't so I quickly picked out what I could
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Then I buzzed the bad areas with 80 on the 6" da
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Then I gave them a heavy coat of filler to make a nice even surface all the while jumping back and forth with the doors and hood
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I mowed down the mud with my 8" da with 80
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Then 150
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That's when things went terribly wrong. The airline connecting the compressor to the tank let go and the sky looked like it would open up at any moment so I closed up my body shop best I could
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All I had was some crummy firewood tarps and there not even big enough. Some day I will have a garage to do stuff right until then I'll get it done anyway I can.
 
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Haha! I knew you wouldn't be able to run and gun over dents. I respect your decision. Hope to see some green soon.
Yeah it's just not in me. Even at work I fix dents that are prior unrelated damage. If it's a little wavy I'm ok with that I just couldn't paint over dents.
 
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So it's pouring outside and I got the block out of the weather. I called my guy to try and get him to meet me there and he told me he left his swap meet trailer open so I put the block and all the parts in it.
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As I mentioned before the landlord there is an old friend of mine and when I was out there the first time he saw I was using a harbor freight crane so he gave me a little something for the truck and I pick that up tonight while I was there.
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Sorry the picture is blurry it was raining. And I had to unbolt the mount plate from a timberwolf wood processor. On the way out I stopped at his house to chat a minute and get some farm fresh eggs and he asked me if I needed 2 8 lug trailer rims. SCORE! Heck yeah I do one rim is curbed and has a bead leak but the tire is brand new they're both off brand new trailers the other one had a brake lock up the rim is perfect but the tire looks like somebody ground a hole in it I guess they slid it till it stopped. I must say even if I'm not getting a lot finished I'm making good progress with parts this week
 
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Ive got 3 more days and I have to go back to work. I was thinking I really wanted to get more done than I did so I deleted my ads with items for sale so I stop running all over Jersey and buckle down first order of business today is paint a silver trailer rim white then hard line the compressor so I have air again. I have way more plans than that but if you've been following along you know what's going to happen to those plans.
 
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