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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 18, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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My 1969's Turn - Slowly

Well after many set backs and life in general getting in the way, I'm finally (but slowly) making time to work on my 1969.

Bought the car back in high school (2003) for $1800. Spotted it sitting in a guys back yard while taking a detour leaving auto shop. Outside didn't look bad, car was on 4 flat tires, what could go wrong. Got it to my parents, cleaned up the body, got to the interior and my stomach dropped when I saw the floor.

Started patching the floor when it got put on hold while working full time and going to college. Then with couple job changes. Then marriage. Kids. Career. Last year I desired to make time for my car. It will be a slow process but I figure little at a time is something.

Last year I started with the jig so I could move the car as well as line panels up.







I do owe Matt (350SShuger) a thanks for help and guidance on the jig. I was overthinking a lot with the jig and he was able to put my mind at ease with it on a few issues.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 18, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Oldest little one "helping" daddy.

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It's never too late, hell you have a 25 year head start on my project! Is that a Mazak Mill?

Have fun and enjoy the journey!

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Cute helper! I'd say you've got it down about as far as you can. Good luck getting it all back together... and enjoy the ride.
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Well the fun part is done! Getting that old floor out - not so fun. Ohh and you new love/hate relationship in your life will now be with your spot weld cutter lol. Good luck

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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old Feb 14th, 18, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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It's never too late, hell you have a 25 year head start on my project! Is that a Mazak Mill?

Have fun and enjoy the journey!

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Why yes it is. Impressed someone can tell from that picture, lol.

Machined all the OAL uprights and brackets on that machine.

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Well the fun part is done! Getting that old floor out - not so fun. Ohh and you new love/hate relationship in your life will now be with your spot weld cutter lol. Good luck
I'm finding that out alread. LoL

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Where she has sat for too long.






Getting her on the jig.




On the flat bed moving from my parents house to mine. Good friend of mine, his family owns the tow company.
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Very cute little one Erik. My little one is always out there with me when I'm working on mine. Enjoy the time together because they grow fast!
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Wow! Pool, cooler, Cutie pie helper, and a 1st Gen. Life is good.
Enjoy the project.
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Wow! Pool, cooler, Cutie pie helper, and a 1st Gen. Life is good.
Enjoy the project.
Thanks. I try to. Life has been a little stressful lately with trying to switch job again, mainly to get off second shift. I have found working on the car little by little has help manage my stress by taking my mind off the stressful part of everyday life.

Last few times I've worked on the car this past month, I manages to remove the rest of the engine bay wiring, master cylinder, heater box under the dash and removed the driver turip panel.

Hoping to get a lot more done on it when the weather breaks. Cold and lots of snow here lately with no heat in garage yet.






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Why yes it is. Impressed someone can tell from that picture, lol.

Machined all the OAL uprights and brackets on that machine.
Haha. Well, I've been running Mazaks for almost 30 years, so its easy for me to spot one. Lathes, Mills, Horizontals.

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Haha. Well, I've been running Mazaks for almost 30 years, so its easy for me to spot one. Lathes, Mills, Horizontals.

Brett.....
Nice. This is our VCN-530C. Currently I'm the CNC programmer for the mills. Thinking long and hard of leaving for a day job though. I really like it but with two little ones, its getting harder on me. Oldest will be going to all day kindergarten next year so I'd only see her on the weekend. Have a sister plant that is showing interest in me for a manufacturing engineering position (fancier title then the job description, trust me, lol).

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It's good to see you after it Erik. I don't know how much credit you can give me for the jig....that thing is a work of art with the milled parts. I cut mine with a chop saw.

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It's good to see you after it Erik. I don't know how much credit you can give me for the jig....that thing is a work of art with the milled parts. I cut mine with a chop saw.
It helped me to hear from someone that is as far along as you are on your car to stop over thinking it and just weld it. LoL.

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