Posted: 2017-12-07 15:33
Howard teaches more than "just" hammer and dolly work, but goes into panel replacement, patch fabrication, filler uses (pro''s and con''s), priming and painting too! In fact it was my having watched Howard talking about, and demonstrating the use and benefits of single stage Urethane paints that allowed me to so easily accept Mopar Ed''s suggestion that we go that route on my Charger''s upcoming paint job.
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THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS ALLOWED YOU $ TO REPLACE YOUR ROOF. YOUR DEDUCTIBLE IS $ SO YOU GET A CHECK FOR $.
IF YOU CHOOSE A CONTRACTOR TO REPLACE YOUR ROOF FOR $ YOU ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO PAY THE INSURANCE COMPANY BACK THE $ YOU DID NOT USE.
THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS ALLOWED YOU $ TO REPLACE YOUR ROOF. YOUR DEDUCTIBLE IS $ AND YOUR TOTAL WITHHELD RECOVERABLE DEPRECIATION IS $ SO YOU WILL GET A CHECK FOR $.
IF YOU CHOOSE A CONTRACTOR TO REPLACE YOUR ROOF FOR $, YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE $ OF THE RECOVERABLE DEPRECIATION BECAUSE, "THE AMOUNT OF RECOVERABLE DEPRECIATION WILL BE BASED ON THE LESSER OF THE ADJUSTERS ESTIMATE OR THE ACTUAL COSTS INCURRED ON DAMAGED AREAS ONLY" or
It took the generosity of a couple of friends to bring this steering wheel together for my car. The wheel itself came from my longtime friend James, and the wheel center, a 6975-only item, came from my friend Jude, a fellow Charger enthusiast. So for the cost of a little elbow grease and some vinyl dye for the wheel center, I now have a crack-free very original-looking steering wheel to go with the rest of my new interior stuff.
FACT: Most federal disaster assistance comes in the form of low-interest disaster loans from . Small Business Administration (SBA) and you have to pay them back. FEMA offers disaster grants that don''t need to be paid back, but this amount is often much less than what is needed to recover. A claim against your flood insurance policy could and often does, provide more funds for recovery than those you could qualify for from FEMA or the SBA--and you don''t have to pay it back.
The privately-owned corporation Hobby Lobby, an Oklahoma-based craft store with self-described Christian values, argued that they too should not have to cover certain emergency contraception because of their religious beliefs. The company objected to paying for emergency contraception including Plan B, Ella both commonly known as the morning after pill plus two types of IUDs. Hobby Lobby said they believe these types of birth control amount to abortion. The company did not object to covering other types of contraception, including birth control pills.
Business interruption insurance can be as vital to your survival as a business as fire insurance. Most people would never consider opening a business without buying insurance to cover damage due to fire and windstorms. But too many small businessowners fail to think about how they would manage if a fire or other disaster damaged their business premises so that they were temporarily unusable. Business interruption coverage is not sold separately. It is added to a property insurance policy or included in a package policy.
In removing the vinyl top some years ago, I discovered I had a seemingly small patch of rust on the driver''s side rear window area. Years later, after removing the rear window and trim, I discovered a fairly large rust hole on the driver''s side, with some significant but less extensive rust on the passenger''s side corner. The window channel across the bottom was in very poor condition also. I was discouraged upon discovering so much rust on my car, but after looking at various websites and eBay, I have realized that this amount of rust is not only fairly common, but less extensive than a lot of cars that are being restored.
You are entitled to have your contractor of choice represent you during the adjustment process to expedite the settlement of your claim. In order to save you time off from work and the headache of the entire process, we ask that you allow us to represent you during the inspection process. We will work with your adjuster to determine the extent of the damage, clarify pricing and offer a repair price agreeable to the insurance company. All you pay in most cases is your deductible. Let us work for you in getting a fair and amicable settlement.
Depending upon the type of homeowner 8767 s insurance policy you have, insurance will often cover at least part of the costs of water damage restoration even if it does not reimburse you for the cost of the actual repair. Much depends upon the exact wording of the policy, and whether or not the homeowner or members of his or her household can be said to be culpable for the events that led to the water damage.
FACT: If you allow your flood insurance policy to lapse for either more than 95 days, or twice for any number of days, you may be required to provide an Elevation Certificate (if you don''t have one), and you may no longer be eligible for policy rate discounts you might have been receiving prior to the policy lapse. It''s important to talk with your insurance agent before canceling or not renewing the policy.
It was finally time to cover up the gaping hole in the side of my car. While paying very close attention to the alignment of the main body lines, and also focusing on the wheel opening and bottom flanged edge alignment, we carefully figured out how much of the reproduction quarter panel would have to be cut off and discarded. A friend of mine, James, who has worked in the automotive restoration field for a number of years, gave us a suggestion which saved us a lot of grief. We were puzzling over how to get the new piece and the opening it would fill trimmed as precisely as they would need to be. His suggestion was to overlap the pieces by as much as possible, and then using a 9" grinder with the thinnest available cut-off wheel, cut both the new panel and the car at the same time. To maintain our alignment, we used a number of cleco temporary clamping devices, which I purchased from Eastwood''s.
Let us explain in laymen''s terms how your insurance claim actually works.
Common Questions and Answers:
When I look at my roof, I don''t see any hail damage. What''s all the fuss about?
Hail Damage can''t be seen very easily most of the time. You usually will never see actual holes or indentations. Hail will drastically shorten the life of your roof.
The paperwork that came with the car indicates that this 868 should be the original engine and was overhauled a number of years ago, which could explain why it runs so well. The engine has an after-market aluminum 9bbl intake and an Edelbrock (Carter AFB) carburetor. I have a 6976 995 9bbl engine that has been reserved for my son''s future power needs. Unless he continues with his plan to put a HEMI in it one day!
Here are a progression of pictures from the vinyl top installation. The first image shows George and myself working together. The next set are of the top after it was installed and the car was still outside. Then a couple detail shots after the car was safely back in the garage. I was very happy to finally be able to install the new Charger logos that my wife and kids got me for Christmas, and the new check moldings. As soon as I have the rest of the stainless trim polished, I will install that, hopefully over the next few weeks.
For those who are wondering, this is a Cleco, purchased in a kit with special pliers to install and remove them, these are a reusable temporary clamping device. First you drill a small hole through both items to be held. Then squeeze the Cleco with the pliers, slide it into the hole, and release. When you''re ready to remove it, simply grab it with the special pliers, squeeze, and slide it out of the hole. If you''re going to be doing a lot of metal replacement and welding or fabrication work, a set of these is really handy. I bought these at Eastwood''s , although I understand they are available elsewhere.
The company won the award for the Damage Management Project of the Year for its work in the recovery of one of the UK s biggest potato products plants after it suffered a fire.
The award recognised ISS Restoration s professionalism, customer care and value for money in carrying out the project and took into account overall client satisfaction. The award was presented to the three ISS Project Managers responsible for the recovery &ndash Steve Robinson,
Colin Kite and David Lunn &ndash by Michael Fish MBE DSC and Nigel Waddington, UK Technical Manager for Corroventa.
Steve Mitchell, ISS Restoration Managing Director (Commercial) said: This award recognises the hard work and commitment put in by everyone at ISS Restoration, not only in the delivery of this demanding project but also recognising the same dedication to each project we serve, large or small.
It confirms our strength and stability in the marketplace and that we are well on our way to become the UK&rsquo s number one disaster recovery company.
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Well, finally I was able to get my 7K primer on my Charger. I am a year and a half or more behind where I thought I would be, but I spent that time learning better ways to straighten and perfect the body of the Charger. I am glad that I waited, as things are looking fairly good now, with three coats of the high-build primer on the car. I have begun the blocking-out process, and so far it is a lot of fun. Once the blocking-out is done, another several coats of primer will go on, and the car will be blocked out again. Hopefully by that point the body will be ready for paint. However, experience has shown me not to get in a rush, and to take time to do it right no matter how long (or how many tries) it takes.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, but the ruling applies only to companies considered 8775 closely held. 8776 According to the IRS , a company is 8775 closely held 8776 if five or fewer people own more than half the corporation. Closely held firms make up over 95% of all American businesses , and about 57% of the American workforce works for a closely held corporation, according to studies from Columbia University and New York University. The Affordable Care Act, however, only requires employers with 55 or more employees to provide health insurance to workers, so many 8775 closely held 8776 firms are already exempt.
One major source of heartburn when I drove my Charger all those years was my temperamental electrical system. Once the wiring was all removed and I could inspect it properly, it was a mystery that the car had worked at all without burning itself to the ground. All of the bad splices, bad connections, improperly done repairs, and modifications made this wiring harness a real challenge to restore. My future enjoyment would require a fully functional, safe, and reliable electrical system. Armed with over a dozen salvaged Mopar harnesses and a reproduction ''75 Charger factory service manual, I replaced every bad wire, connector, bulb, and switch with good originals. Now the entire harness, headlights to tail lights, has been rebuilt to match the diagrams in the manual, and is ready to be stored.
While my Charger is away at the paint shop, in addition to spending some excellent time getting some work done on my son''s ''67 Plymouth Satellite, I took this time to sandblast, prime, and paint the front-end suspension parts that I will use when my Charger goes back together. Also, while I was at it, I did the same procedure to the bumper brackets and a few other metal parts of the car that usually aren''t seen. After sandblasting, all the parts were primed with self-etching primer, then primed again with conventional 7K primer because I learned that you aren''t supposed to apply Eastwood''s Extreme Chassis Black over self-etching primer. I am not sure why, but I''ll take their word for it.