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10-20-2009 08:50 PM Hood Springs / Dash
It was warm today and I had a couple of hours after work. Decided to build some hood spring tools to save some money over buying them. I got one built and tried out. It works, but I am not sure how robust it is. I don't need it allowing the spring to shoot off once the car is painted. I will probably break down and buy one.

The evening wasn't a total waste. The downstairs bathroom sink has had a loose hot water handle since we moved in. I could never figure out how it attached. Since it wasn't very loose, I just let it go. Tonight, when I went to clean up, it popped off in my hand. So I had to figure out how it worked. Turned out to be a pretty easy fix. The handle is tight now.

I have also attached the dash layout I have assembled. I will be buying the stereo later this week. Next week I should have all the holes laser or water jet cut.


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10-19-2009 08:01 PM Chickasha / Muscle Car Ranch 2009
I realized I forgot a very important photo.

Our Manufacturing Manager went to a swap meet with me a while back. He was drooling over a Cushman, but wouldn't pull the trigger. He should have gone to Chickasha with me. $175 Don!


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10-16-2009 05:39 PM Chickasha / Muscle Car Ranch 2009
These two cars just jumped out and grabbed me. I don't ever remember seeing examples of these cars before today. I doubt I will ever see them again.

The first one is a 56 Pontiac two door station wagon. Not a Safari (Pontiac Nomad). A true 2 door Poncho wagon. I have always had a soft spot for Pontiacs. No price. Wish I didn't have the 41. I would have brought this one home today!

The other one is a 62 Corvair Monza. 4 speed car with factory air. How many of those were built? How many are left? This is another one where I wished I had the time, space, and money. $1000.


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10-16-2009 05:31 PM Chickasha / Muscle Car Ranch 2009
General Motors.

OK, the 75 Cadillac El Mirage was a little over the top. $8,500

The 40 Chevy was sitting on a Cutlass frame and running gear. $4,500.

The 55 had a 454 and a lot of extra parts. $8,000.


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10-16-2009 05:28 PM Chickasha / Muscle Car Ranch 2009
Chryslers.

The guy with the hemis was there again. A 392 and a 354. Plus a bunch of parts.

The parts included these John Deere valve covers. He also had one with the "Chrysler" covered up on the Chrysler Fire Power script. It was replaced with "Fiat." You have to love a guy with a sense of humor.

I haven't seen a first generation Charger at a meet in ages. This one was a big block car. I assumed a 383. Missing the radiator. 4 speed car. No price. This one is a great project car.


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