1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 1 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 1 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Part 1 in a series restoring a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 called the "SS496" - deadline, SEMA show in Las Vegas, 10/30/2007. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restora...
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 2 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007! V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 2 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007! V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We just pulled the motor, and the body is almost stripped! Deadline, SEMA show in Las Vegas, 10/30/2007. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Spee...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 3 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 3 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -The body is stripped... let's see what it looks like on the Autotwirler rotisserie! Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 4 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 4 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The chassis and suspension teardown. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgM...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 5 - Deadline: SEMA, V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 5 - Deadline: SEMA, V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -We brought the body to Imperial Blasting Technologies for paint stripping. Now we pray it's not trashed. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 6 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 6 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Nick Scavo tears down the Chevelle's engine, and is pleasantly surprised. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV"...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 7 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 7 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Picking up the Chevelle's body from the media blaster... uh oh. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" https:...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 8 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 8 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Getting a good look at the bottom of the Chevelle's tub after primer. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV" htt...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 9 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 9 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - This time, we're installing the front suspension pieces on the '69 Chevelle. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 11 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 11 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - John keeps cutting more out of this car faster than it's getting welded back together! Tonight, he sectioned out 1/2 of the passenger inner wheelhouse to cut out some rust-damaged sheet metal. Convertible inner wheelhouses are not yet reproduced, so the top 1/2 of the whee...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 10 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 10 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Tonight, John crawls into the belly of the beast and makes a lot of sparks. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8T...
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1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 13 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 13 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We've finished welding up the quarter panels on the 1969 Chevelle "SS496" project. John used a MIG welder for the factory-style spot welds, and a TIG welder to seam the new panel to the original. You see, there are no reproduciton 1969 Chevelle convertible panels, so we ha...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 12 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 12 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The passenger side quarter panel is now screwed into place, waiting for final welding. Here you can also see the driver side wheelhouse coming together. The complete quarter panel and wheelhouse installation will be an episode of V8TV, so look for it on the TV show and also...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 14 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 14 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Tonight's update brings you more sanding in the wheel tubs, filler on the quarters, and the first test fitting of our new front fenders from The Paddock. These are a new reproduction, and they make restoring a '68 and '69 Chevelle much easier! Discuss this project at http:/...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 15 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 15 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Kelle offers tips for sanding the small spots in the trunk of the SS496. Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop November 2018 V8TV"...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 16 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 16 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The quarter panels are straightening out, and Kelle offers advice on body filler fire safety! Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum today! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Take a tour of our restoration shop!: "Muscle Car Restoration Shop Tour V8 Speed & Resto Shop...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 18 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 18 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The vast majority of body filler has been spread all over this car, and now the crew is sanding the filler down to a paper-thin layer of smooth and straight 1969 Chevelle. Nobody likes this part of the game... it's when you loose your fingerprints and get dust in your ears....
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 20 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 20 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Several months ago, we test assembled our primered chassis to see if all the new parts fit. Which they did, but now we're doing some detail work on the frame before final paint & assembly. It's amazing how many times you take these things apart and put them back together. ...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 21 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 21 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. -Block sanding is what makes cars straight. The repetitive process of sanding a panel over and over again removes high and low spots in filler or surfacing primer, helping you achieve an arrow-straght panel. The downside is that it really isn't any fun to do. Here, Mark Po...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 19 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 19 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - 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 http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/fo...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 23 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 23 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We received an email asking how to convert a bench-seat floor to a bucket seat setup... here's how we did it. You also have to add the console brackets and shifter to make it complete. More on that later! Discuss this project at http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact/forum to...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 22 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 22 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com/contact - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - We're beginning the reassembly of the chassis for the last time. It's been stripped, media blasted, primed, test-assembled, disassasembled, bodyworked, sanded, re-sprayed, and now it's all going back together again. Hopefully without the need of all the king's horses and all...

 

 

We're beginning the reassembly of the chassis for the last time. It's been stripped, media blasted, primed, test-assembled, disassembled, bodyworked, sanded, re-sprayed, and now it's all going back together again. Hopefully without the need of all the king's horses and all the king's men. Discuss this project at  http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

We received an email asking how to convert a bench-seat floor to a bucket seat setup... here's how we did it. You also have to add the console brackets and shifter to make it complete. More on that later! Discuss this project at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

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 http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum

 

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 athttp://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

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 athttp://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

Sealing the seams of a car body before paint is not really a glamorous 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 http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

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 http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

The firewall on the SS496 Chevelle is supposed to appear basically stock, so we welded up all the extra holes that accumulated over the years, straightened out the non-factory wrinkles, and now it was time to turn it black. So out came masking tape, paper, and plastic again for another round. The firewall and dash were shot with PPG DP90 Epoxy black. Comment onhttp://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

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 http://www.v8tvshow.com today!

 

Kelle really got bent about paint and body stories leaving stuff out, so here's her daily masking tape count. Comment at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

The Chevelle's body is off the jig, and now we're spraying Schutz... a rubberized undercoat to keep the bottom side nice! Post your comments on http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum!

 

The body's back on the frame, and we're hanging doors and other sheetmetal. It's starting to look like a car! Post your comments on http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum!

 

Tonight, we re-installed some of the front sheetmetal. Even though the panels were pre-aligned on the jig, the jig had is different from the Chevelle's frame from a strength standpoint. Even though the jig maintained the exact GM dimensions, the additional strength of the jig did not account for the amount of flex inherent to a 40 year old GM frame. Be sure to allow some time to realign the panels if you built your car on a fixture! Comment at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!

 

So we put the hood on the car, and had an idea about giving something back in appreciation to all those who take the time to watch these videos and have helped and supported V8TV along the way. Here's what we came up with... it's time sensitive, so act fast. Simply register in the V8TVforum - www.v8tvshow.com/forum before midnight central on Friday, October 5, 2007. By registering in our forum, we'll have your info an it will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a FREE case of Royal Purple Synthetic Oil! All you have to do is register and you're entered. If you are already registered on the forum, you're already registered in the drawing. Once registered, feel free to post to your heart's content on the forum. The winner will be picked at random on Saturday, October 6, 2007, and will be notified via email shortly thereafter. There will be 1 winner this time, but we may do this again before SEMA with a different prize. And speaking of SEMA, there's a special "gathering" invite for Thursday, 11/1/2007 at the end of this video... see you there! Comment at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!