1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 25 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This time, we offer up a tip for not getting a parts-store rental spring compressor stuck in a control arm... (duh)... and then Kevin goes off on a rant about the misleading cheap paint job stories found in magazines. Discuss this project at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 26 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We're getting closer to spraying paint on the
SS496 - the bodywork is done and today we sprayed the last coats of PPG
surfacing primer! Tomorrow, the wetsanding begins to prep the primecoat
for paint. Discuss this project at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 30 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8T
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Some trim on old cars is anodized aluminum - it's
got a thin clear coating over polished aluminum. This kind of trim is
tricky to fix because you cannot just polish the anodized coating. Here,
we show you how to make aluminum trim shine like new. Comment on
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 24 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The block-sanding is complete on our Chevelle's
doors and front sheetmetal, so this time, John and the crew removed it to
prep the inside of the fenders and inner fenders for paint. The process
includes scuffing with scotchbrite pads, sanding, and priming. Then the
firewall can be prepped for seam sealing and paint. Discuss this project at
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 28 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Tonight, we've reached a turning point... there's
color on the SS496! John mixed up some PPG sealer to cover the last prime
coat, then brewed up a batch of PPG Deltron basecoat in GM Butternut
Yellow. The first color application was on the door jambs, the trunk
jambs, and on the backside of the fender jambs and doors, hood edges,
header panel lip, tail pan, and other areas you can't spray with the car
assembled. Then a layer of PPG Concept 2000 clear was applied to bring
out the shine. It's bright! Discuss this project at
Leaving SEMA Show 2013 - Just Trucks!
www.RealTruck.com was at SEMA 2013 to show you the SEMA cruise with only
the custom trucks that are lifted, lowered, and tricked out.
If you want to customize your pickup truck visit our website or call
Joe: See these banners around the show supporting our industry. Talked
about West Coast Customs; all those guys, those drifters. Ken
Block, those guys are sick, what they're doing out there. Thank
you, [inaudible: 01:39], all those guys out there. Showcase
those [inaudible: 01:42] products.
Not just Vegas, it's everywhere, so be a part of it too. Where's
our DJ? Something's happening [inaudible: 02:03]; something's
happening in the blue car. See? Lou, who do you think you are; a
big shot? See the big shot TV guy front row seat?
Lou: That's the way I roll. Joe, you got to find the beauty in that, and
then you got to find the beauty in that because you're a true
gear head. You got to like everything.
Joe: That's what I'm saying everywhere I go. Thank you. We're here. How
you doing? You're doing the [inaudible: 02:44], working the
carbon fiber, low-profile [inaudible: 02:47] panels. Look at
you; having a good time [inaudible: 02:51]. I like that car . .
. miles an hour and they're bad. Thank you for coming. Local
motors showing . . .
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 41 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Even though we just got the SS496 back from the
paint booth, we elected to wetsand and buff the car to make it mirror-flat.
Tonight, John and Mark scuffed the car with 1500 grit 3M wetsand paper,
tomorrow will be 2000, then the buffer brings the shine!
Comment at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 47 - 8 Days Left to SEMA V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - New-style lighting not only looks great, it helps
keep your car safe. This time, we're starting the install of several
high-tech lighting products on the SS496 with the taillights. These are
called Digi-Tails from Spaghetti Engineering, and they're LED lights that
sequence or light up traditionally. You can see a demo video of these
here . We also painted the engine Poppy Red, the original Chevy engine
orange color to lend a stealth appearance to the SS496.
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 50 - 5 Days Left to SEMA V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - More front end items went on today - the grille,
trim, bumper... lots of resto items from Original Parts Group, Inc.
They've got tons of parts for GM "A" bodies, and we're happy they've had
what we need in stock. OPGI also had a new set of the original style valve
covers for this car, seeing that we dented up a set "clearancing" the
rocker arms. We also installed the trick headlights from Musclerodz.
These are 9007 bulb new-style glass lenses with a headlight relay kit.
Cool stuff. More to come!
Discuss on http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 59: Electric Fan Install V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We've finally gotten back into the groove after
the hectic SEMA show, so now we're finishig detials left undone before
SEMA. Tonight, we installed the SPAL dual 12" electric fans (PN
30102130) and their 185 Fan Relay Harness. The fans pull huge amounts of
air, and the innovative shroud has little flappers to allow natrually
occuring high-pressure air to flow thorough the radiator core at highway
speeds. At low speeds, they close and let the fans do their job. The
185 Fan Harness incorporates a thermal switch to sense the coolant temp and
turn the fans on at 185 degrees farenheit, and off again at 165. The power
runs through a pair of relays to keep the fans happy. We break away in
this video to chat with a SPAL rep at SEMA to learn about what sets SPAL
apart from the competition.
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 27- Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Sealing the seams of a car body before paint is
not really a glamourous job, but it makes all the difference in the world
when it comes to an overall clean and crisp look. This time, we show you
the trick John Blandford likes to use to make the seam sealer lines nice
and straight, not just globbed on like the originals were. He tapes off
the area to be sealed, then uses a pneumatic applicator gun to apply the 3M
sealer. This stuff keeps all the moisture out and leaves a finished
appearance. Paint is coming soon! Discuss this project at
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 19 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Tonight, the crew taped the car and sprayed a
coat of sprayable polyester - or "Bodyman In A Can" according to John. It
goes on thick, covers all he sanding scratches, and sands like chalk.
More sanding tomorrow! Discuss this project at