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#24
You're a fantastic guy to stand by your wife in these circumstances. My father and mother went through the same thing so I have an appreciation of your situation.
My best wishes to you John. Oh, what a great job on the car too.
Thank you. Barb was a caregiver for hospice for years. I can promise, she would take far better care of me than I ever can her if the circumstances were reversed. She deserves far better than I am able to give.

John
 
#25
Sorry to hear about yours and hers troubles. Give her all you can and that's all you can.
I see Alzheimers signs in my father 85 but still very (was welding steps yesterday) busy non stop.
I've had MS for 13yrs now ontop of being paralyzed for 30. I still do all i can with my cars & usually turns out great.
You did great metal work.
 
#26
Thanks Eddie. I have learned one thing for sure. Nobody gets a free ride in this world. If you don't have serious challenges, somebody you love does. We can either throw ourselves a pitty party or focus on all the great things life has to offer. Barb and I have had a really great life. I thank God for every day He has given us. Having faith certainly makes old age a lot easier :) :) :)

John
 
#27
I hope I am not putting too much trivia on the forum but I thought it was worth mentioning, my friend Steve used Body filler, epoxy, 2k primer surfacer, and three more coats of primer surfacer on the quarter panels. He was so impressed with the SPI epoxy, when he got to the doors and fenders, he mudded them, Epoxied them, blocked them and shot 3 more wet coats of Barry's finest black epoxy......Barry has a new fan.

John





 
#29
I had it mostly in 2 coats of gray epoxy Eddie. Steve DA'd it with 80 grit and mudded it. I personally would have put a couple of coats of epoxy on it and then mudded it but what Steve did is fine. I have no problem with what he did.

At the time, he had never used the SPI epoxy and probably thought I was exagerating how good it is.

John
 
#31
Steve prepped the inner fender panels I made and let me shoot them. He has developed an allergy to the Isocyanates over the years and has said all along he can not paint the car. I know he hated doing all the work and then handing off putting the color on.

He has them on the car and fired her up Monday. SHE LIVES!








 
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#33
Good ol bb chevy. Nice!
Iso allergy- tell me & us, what happens?
I am no expert. I’m sure others here can tell you more.

It is my understanding that the ISO's build up in the body similar to lead or mercury. At a certain point, when you are exposed to them it causes a serious reaction that in some cases can be fatal. It can be nasty stuff for some people.

As you guys know, Shine is recovering from lung cancer that very possibly could be caused from years of exposure to body shop contamination in general as well as ISO's

John
 
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We have the trunk area, bottom of the deck lid painted as well as having the deck lid skin blocked. Steve has never opened a can of 2K primer since he did the quarter I made. He has really grown fond of the SPI epoxy.

It is really exciting for me to get to shoot the base but I kind of feel guilty after he has done all the hard work.

John







Steve got the dropped spindles on the car and has the deck lid almost ready to go on.....By George, I think it is going to mage a car.



 
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