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We are still asking:
What did you
get done on
your Bolt today
????


The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt
this weekend?"

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What did you get done on your Bolt today????


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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1376679 Fri Sep 11 2020 12:29 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Have been procrastinating on doing the small stuff...Spent the day cleaning small parts...took all day and have just a few baggies of shiny clean parts to show for it. Wore out the wire wheel on my bench grinder, even after soaking them in parts cleaner!!

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1376697 Fri Sep 11 2020 02:57 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 5,331
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Getting very close to primer on the rest of the cab. Today I touched up some welds on the floor patches, welded inner cowl panels, ground those welds, and got part of one tank mount welded in. Still need to weld in windlace retainer pieces (which may be an experience, since they're thin metal). I'm thinking drill some holes and do some mini plug welds. We'll see how it goes.
No pics today, busy crawling in and out of the cab which I supported level with the rotisserie still attached. Getting my fat arse in and out was interesting. grin


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
klhansen #1376739 Fri Sep 11 2020 07:47 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,029
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Master Gabster
Kevin,

You can work with me anytime. I just wish I’d had that body shop to stretch out in.


Jim

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pre-determined mind…

The ‘baseline belief’ of astronomy:
“Any day now, we’ll pick up a tiny,
coded signal from outer space. Then
we’ll know for certain that there is
intelligence out there, because coded
information does not arise by chance”

The ‘baseline belief’ of biology:
The precisely coded genetic information in
every cell would fill many books…
but we know for certain that no intelligence
could have created life.”


Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1376746 Fri Sep 11 2020 10:09 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 5,331
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Body Shop?? What body shop?
I'm working out of a single car garage. It won't even fit my F250 daily driver. frown

Welding on the windlace retainers went pretty well. Just need to grind off a couple of weld beads that got a little too big.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
klhansen #1376771 Sat Sep 12 2020 02:03 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 839
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'Bolter
Kevin, I read your post about welding in those thin windlace retainers and it bought me back to an internal discussion with myself how I wished I purchased a TIG welder instead of the MIG. I've spent some time correcting my mig errors. Glad you were successful, gives me hope.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1376781 Sat Sep 12 2020 05:07 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 5,331
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Good day today. CAB WELDING IS DONE. yahoo (Doors still need patches, but those don't count. wink )
Here's a pic of the windlace retainers. I drilled 3/16" holes and clamped them in place. Stuck the mig gun with the wire in the middle of the holes and pulled the trigger. Most welds went OK, but missed on a couple and had to zap them again, but overall, they came out well.

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Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1376784 Sat Sep 12 2020 12:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 447
G
'Bolter
Not work done per-say... but received and unboxed my Brockman Mellow Tone mufflers! Can't wait to hear these puppies after all the good things I've heard of them!

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1376958 Mon Sep 14 2020 01:03 AM
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Posts: 5,331
Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Well I lied about the welding being done. I was grinding the weld beads off the windlace retainers, and one of them fell off. blush So had to reweld that yesterday. But got that done and the cab cleaned and prepped for primer. Today after it warmed up a bit outside, I got the cab primered. Of course after I had cleaned up the spray equipment, I noticed a spot at the front of the tranny cover that I missed. Oh well, I'll mix up a little epoxy and touch that up with a brush, but not today. Shot it in the driveway with the boat covered up to keep it from turning gray, then pushed it into the sun to help it dry. Only got to 58F today.

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Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1376969 Mon Sep 14 2020 02:34 AM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 839
D
'Bolter
Got the hood painted, weather cooperated !

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Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1377004 Mon Sep 14 2020 02:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 447
G
'Bolter
Tinkered with the throttle linkage... trying to keep my original pedal on my after upgrading to a 292 with a 4-barrel carb... getting close there, but need to make some adjustments to get to wide open throttle position - only opening about 50% right now.

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