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10-21-2010 09:24 PM Bought Some More 18 ga.
The battery box used up the last big piece of 18 ga. I had. I took a couple of days vacation to get some honey-do's done. While I was out getting pool winterizing chemicals, I ran by the metal yard and picked up a 48 x 120 18 ga. A366 cold rolled. $52 plus tax. Now I have enough for this car and a good start on the next one. LOL


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10-16-2010 08:07 PM Battery Box
Several weeks ago I heard a hissing sound after welding on the seats. I thought maybe I had cut the gas line on the welder. Turned the bottle off. Still heard the hissing. The left front tire let go for no apparent reason (other than it was coming apart). I borrowed some tires from a co-worker just to roll it around on. The 14's did not fit the front, so I put them on the back and moved the backs to the front. Back on the ground.

I measured out and cut the last piece of 18 ga. I have around. Will have to get another sheet next weekend.

Marked out the lines for the beads. My wife came out and turned the crank while I guided the piece through. Worked out great. I will have to put a hole in the middle of the "X" for a drain. Then I used my poor man's break and bent it up to fit the ends. Didn't get it welded. Next weekend.


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10-10-2010 08:07 PM AC and Wipers
First, I decided to try the Keep It Clean door jamb contacts. (see entry #328) I ordered a set of 3 for the driver's door and a set of 5 for the passenger's door. We'll see if they work.

I mounted the AC receiver/dryer behind the dash. I need to start snaking hoses to the bulkhead connector (which still isn't installed).

In order to make the dash easier to install, I cut the wiper wires and installed a 3 cavity Packard 56 connector.

I also did some installation work on the emergency door opener. For security reasons, I won't go into details or show photos of that.

I spent the rest of the time today looking for the folder with the wiring information. Finally found it when it was too late. Oh well.


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09-25-2010 11:25 PM Front Seats
With the modified legs all the legs of the driver's seat rest on the floor. It will bolt up fine.

The passenger side was a mess. The car these came out of must have had a mountain range for a floor on the passenger's side. I shortened one leg back on 210 or 211. That was the right rear. Both left legs needed to be lengthened. I measured, cut, and welded. Ended up being close. A little more cutting, fabricating, and welding and the seats are level. I still need to mark and drill the holes on the passenger side.

I also worry that the seats are too low. Maybe the top needs chopped. Thought about, but not for long.


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09-25-2010 11:20 PM Front Seats
I started modifying the seats way back on entries 210 and 211. Decided that I would work on them again.

The left front mount of the driver's seat had a large gap to the floor. Instead of piling up washers, I decided to extend the leg.

After a lot of measuring and cutting, the lengthened leg welded up.

I also put a 1/8" thick spacer on the right rear leg of the driver's seat.




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