It is currently Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:19 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 269 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:41 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:02 pm
Posts: 1029
Location: Southern California
Tag: It’s only a hobby.
Very sad news indeed. Kerry is a great mechanic and his presence at Jack's will be missed. Had an opportunity to meet him a few times over the years. I wish him the best in his fight. May the good Lord bless him and his family.

_________________
1963 356 T-6 Coupe Signal Red.
1973.5 911 T Coupe Ivory.
1989 911 Carrera Targa Grd Prix White.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:40 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:32 pm
Posts: 1014
Location: La Mirada, CA
This is sad to hear about Kerry. Only the best of wishes for him.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:44 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 17, 2008 9:20 am
Posts: 147
Location: Coronado Ca.
Sad news indeed. Words escape me...…
Jay

_________________
jay abrams


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:41 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:52 pm
Posts: 782
Location: San Clemente, CA
Jack's putting together another 1883 engine with the focus on low end torque. I was sitting in one of the chairs Friday, when I took in this sight and thought this looks pretty cool... an engine being re-born among the controlled chaos of parts everywhere.


Attachments:
JS66.jpg
JS66.jpg [ 1008.82 KiB | Viewed 855 times ]

_________________
Engine # P66909... are you out there :-)
Fun 356 events in SoCal = http://356club.org/
https://www.instagram.com/trevorcgates/
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:05 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:52 pm
Posts: 782
Location: San Clemente, CA
Matt and his daughter stopped by in his 52 Interim bumper car last week. People always flip out when they see this car.
Attachment:
JS67.jpg
JS67.jpg [ 951.3 KiB | Viewed 756 times ]


Mark Pribanic from Florida has been at the shop all week, getting his 356 dialed in for the drive to Rennsport and subsequent cross country drive back home. Thank God for Jack! 67 years old and still showing us younger guys how it's done - daily! Mark and I started taking things apart last Sunday with Jack's oversight and have been been at it a full week (including this Saturday and Sunday). You name it, we've probably touched it. I'm happy to say that Mark's car drove under it's own power again on Drive Your 356 Day!
Attachment:
JS68.jpg
JS68.jpg [ 953.29 KiB | Viewed 756 times ]
Attachment:
JS69.jpg
JS69.jpg [ 900.18 KiB | Viewed 756 times ]
Attachment:
JS70.png
JS70.png [ 1.05 MiB | Viewed 756 times ]

_________________
Engine # P66909... are you out there :-)
Fun 356 events in SoCal = http://356club.org/
https://www.instagram.com/trevorcgates/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:08 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 3915
Location: SW Los Angeles
That's awesome! I'll look for the car when we're up there. Makes our drive from southwest of L.A. seem like a short jaunt compared to Mark's treffen!

Mike

_________________
Mike Wilson
Lomita, CA
'63 B coupe


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:31 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:49 pm
Posts: 359
Location: Gilroy, CA
I stopped by Jacks shop for a while this morning watched Mark cleaning the crud out from under his coupe. See you all in Monterey.


Attachments:
2AA9D508-9382-4AEB-BFD3-4BA98669F13A.jpeg
2AA9D508-9382-4AEB-BFD3-4BA98669F13A.jpeg [ 825.42 KiB | Viewed 682 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:54 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:52 pm
Posts: 782
Location: San Clemente, CA
From Jack, as posted on the ABCGT forum:

Well, it's time for us to bid a fond farewell to Kerry. The Lord called him home today in the wee hours of the morning. By accounts of those present with him at his time, it was a peaceful passing in his own home, a native son of San Clemente. His impish smile, wry humor, work ethic, and dedication to his friends and family will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him.
Until we meet again dear friend,
God bless you & I love you.
Jack


Attachments:
CFE1F14F-C7F7-4BCE-9FEC-9A01DA4209AD.jpeg
CFE1F14F-C7F7-4BCE-9FEC-9A01DA4209AD.jpeg [ 486.51 KiB | Viewed 617 times ]

_________________
Engine # P66909... are you out there :-)
Fun 356 events in SoCal = http://356club.org/
https://www.instagram.com/trevorcgates/
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:36 pm 
356Talk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:05 pm
Posts: 2161
Location: San Pedro, CA 90732
Tag: Be Nice!
Condolences to his family and friends

_________________
Greg Bryan
356Talk Moderator


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:38 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:34 pm
Posts: 53
Jack,
so sorry to hear the news. Will there be a memorial, and if so, when?
Felix

_________________
 


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:56 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:52 pm
Posts: 782
Location: San Clemente, CA
Hi Felix,

I spoke with Jack and he wanted me to relay that we will be celebrating Kerry's life at the 356th day gathering this year on Saturday December 22nd.

_________________
Engine # P66909... are you out there :-)
Fun 356 events in SoCal = http://356club.org/
https://www.instagram.com/trevorcgates/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:26 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:52 pm
Posts: 782
Location: San Clemente, CA
Aquamarine metallic A Coupe and a "Parakeet Green" C Coupe. (green color name by Pete :D )


Attachments:
JS71.jpg
JS71.jpg [ 707.46 KiB | Viewed 261 times ]
JS72.jpg
JS72.jpg [ 463.6 KiB | Viewed 261 times ]

_________________
Engine # P66909... are you out there :-)
Fun 356 events in SoCal = http://356club.org/
https://www.instagram.com/trevorcgates/
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:10 am 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:21 am
Posts: 694
Location: London
Two great colours. Thank you for sharing.

My 56 was originally Aquamarine. I wish Ray, the previous owner, hadn't changed it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Jack Staggs' shop
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:21 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:52 pm
Posts: 782
Location: San Clemente, CA
Sharing a bumper fix here on a B/C car that Jack had at the shop last week. The car was in a fender (bumper) bender. The bumper was taken off the car by the paint shop and straightened out, dent removed, some filler spread and presto chango, dent is gone. Except... the bumper wasn't fit to the car and on one side had what most people would deem an excessive gap between the end of the bumper and the body. No prob though, Jack has a solution.

1. Make a template of the side that wasn't bumped and transfer the template to the side that was; to see where the bumper goes out of alignment. Take your time here, the template doesn't have to be perfect, but should be pretty darn close. These are handmade cars, so there is going to be some variance from side to side. Again, take your time here, check the gap from the bumper to 1)the body, 2)the turn signal, 3)the horn grill opening and 4)the middle of the body. Study these areas for awhile, now take a break and go to the bathroom, or have a short walk around the neighborhood. Now go back and look at all these bumper gaps again.
2. Take a cut off wheel and take a slice out of the exact right spot of the top and bottom of the bumper, no need to cut all the way through where the deco strip is attached at the face of the bumper. Fair warning here - the width of the cut off wheel determines the amount of material taken out and the amount that the bumper will be pushed back together - thereby adjusting the gap at the end of the bumper to the body. The thinnest cut off wheel I'm aware of is made by Dremel (p/n: 409) A small cut moves the end of the bumper a BUNCH. I'm writing "BUNCH" twice to get my point across. a BUNCH!
3. Check your bumper gap - make sure you like it.
4. Strip paint back to expose metal to weld.
5. Put a tack weld in one to two places to align the top and the bottom of the bumper.
6. Remove bumper from car; leave the brackets attached to the bumper, remove the brackets from the body of the car.
7. Strip paint from the backside of the bumper to get a clean surface for welding.
8. Weld
9. Sand down weld.
10. Lastly, have a paint shop strip the rest of the paint and re-paint the bumper.

Presto chango - the gap from the end of the bumper to the body is good. :D

Hopefully I didn't miss any steps and others can benefit from this. It only took an afternoon to do these steps, something an enthusiast with a welder or a buddy who welds, could do on the cheap and then take the car and bumper to a paint shop.


Attachments:
JS73.jpg
JS73.jpg [ 278.21 KiB | Viewed 92 times ]
JS74.jpg
JS74.jpg [ 249.48 KiB | Viewed 92 times ]
JS75.jpg
JS75.jpg [ 757.65 KiB | Viewed 92 times ]
JS76.jpg
JS76.jpg [ 542.22 KiB | Viewed 92 times ]

_________________
Engine # P66909... are you out there :-)
Fun 356 events in SoCal = http://356club.org/
https://www.instagram.com/trevorcgates/
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 269 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group