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Old 09-29-2013, 08:58 PM
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To be honest I find watching this thread inspirational. My project is so easy compared to what you do. I have had to redefine my definition of undoable basket case. Seriously, it keeps me motivated when I think I bit off to much this time!

Wery wery wery nice work by the way.

And tell Ray that broom won't start here in Canada. No block heater. It is only good for summer transport.
LOL. You got it. Thanks for the kind words. I guess fixing something no one else will bother with is kind of an ego trip. Maybe a personality fault....

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LOL. You got it. Thanks for the kind words. I guess fixing something no one else will bother with is kind of an ego trip. Maybe a personality fault....
I'm thinking it's more of a personality fault bordering on insanity...

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I'm thinking it's more of a personality fault bordering on insanity...

Oh yea baby, Now there's a project!

I love it. Now that will give you a feeling of satisfaction...........or something
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Once the floor was welded in, I took out what was left of the trunk and tail panel.

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Once the floor was welded in, I took out what was left of the trunk and tail panel.

How far along are you? Is that where you stand now?

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I have the trunk floor and wheel wells in but I have an alignment issue with the tail panel/floor/quarters lining up. I gave up last April and will get back on it this winter.

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I have the trunk floor and wheel wells in but I have an alignment issue with the tail panel/floor/quarters lining up. I gave up last April and will get back on it
Why don't you start a thread and let us follow along? I know I would love to see it come together and I am sure there a whole lot like me.

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Why don't you start a thread and let us follow along? I know I would love to see it come together and I am sure there a whole lot like me.

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Once I get back on it I will...
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Giving up.....for a while is often a great way to get it done. I get frustrated sometimes and walk away for a while, depending on the problem, an hour, a month, what ever. When you go back to that car you will probably find the problem in minutes.

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I have removed the convertible top assembly and cylinders and can better assess the situation back here. The structure is pretty good but the top well, floor pan, and of course body mounts will have to be replaced.



I dissected the the RH convertible mount by grinding out the factory welds. What little floorboard was left came up with it but the body mount was no longer attached to anything but what is left of the inner rocker. I separated it and removed it also.





These mounts are the first ones I have come across that are symmetrical. I made a cardboard pattern with the intentions of hammer forming these mounts instead of using the shrinker/stretcher jaws but honestly was not all that pleased with what I did and did not want to take the time to make a double sided buck so I am making the second one the same way I have the others.

Here is a picture of the mount I removed, the hammer formed one and the one made with the shrinker/stretcher jaws. Obviously neither of them are finished.


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Looks good to me John...Paint em.

Great work again John

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Giving up.....for a while is often a great way to get it done. I get frustrated sometimes and walk away for a while, depending on the problem, an hour, a month, what ever. When you go back to that car you will probably find the problem in minutes. Brian
Boy do I know that I'm installing hidden hinges, [first time attempting this mod] on my 39. It took me about 30 man hrs. to complete ONE!

That was 10 days ago. I haven't got up the gumption to tackle another one, but after reading some more of John's post, I'm back in the shop today Thanks John!!!

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With the cooler weather I've been itchin to get out the ole plymouth again so yesterday I gassed it up,filled the tires and air tanks and it fired up like a daily driver.I pulled it outside and cleaned up the shop,getting ready to start working on it again.....Thanks John.you look like your just having too much fun and I need a distraction from the Ratrace..I'll be taking it all back apart ,off the frame and painting everything then put it all back together and paint the outside...I figure I'll go back to the shop every night and put in about three hours...The weather is perfect right now...
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With the cooler weather.............. The weather is perfect right now...
Boy you can say that again! I see ur in GA. The weather here in central Fl was brutal for about 6 weeks. Not so much the heat, but that stinking humidity
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Boy do I know that I'm installing hidden hinges, [first time attempting this mod] on my 39. It took me about 30 man hrs. to complete ONE!

That was 10 days ago. I haven't got up the gumption to tackle another one, but after reading some more of John's post, I'm back in the shop today Thanks John!!!

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Pat, relax and go out there and do the other side, you will ROCK thru it like it was nothing! I did a suicide door job on a VW bug once and like you the first side took about 40 hours, the other side about 10! LOLOL It was so easy it was crazy after the first side kicked my butt.

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