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Yesterday 10:26 PM
496CHEVY3100 That is what I did also ,the Pan probably weighs 1/2 what a dresser weighs,and the Super Glide I bought today feels so light as compared to what I have ben rideind,

I will be 63 in a couple months, but have beaten up these old bones over the years,LOL
Yesterday 09:54 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
SAY WHAT ??? Didn't you recently take a trip with it ? You'll go crazy without a scoot to ride...

Oh, maybe you are getting a NEW one....
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I don't like much having my pan restored ,when I finish I am going to RIDE it ,no more I cant ride,i will keep a couple to trade on or ride if I need them ,if needed ,,
We have ridden all our lives but I will be 69 next month and have enough arthritis that I can't manhandle an 800 lb motorcycle like I used to. I told Barb while we were on our trip in the Smokies that I thought this should be our last year.

I will miss it for sure. I bought this one new and as far as I know it is perfect. Radios, intercom, all work perfectly. Has about 26,000 on it I think.

The sad thing is it probably won't bring but 12-13 thousand. I gave 23 something for it before the accessories I added.

The good thing is the memories we have. We spent 23 days riding it to the west coast and seeing the country. What a ball we had.

John
Yesterday 09:40 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
SAY WHAT ??? Didn't you recently take a trip with it ? You'll go crazy without a scoot to ride...

Oh, maybe you are getting a NEW one....


I don't like much having my pan restored ,when I finish I am going to RIDE it ,no more I cant ride,i will keep a couple to trade on or ride if I need them ,if needed ,,
Yesterday 09:36 PM
Too Many Projects
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Here you are out buying them and I am getting ready to take pictures of mine to put it on the market. If I don't get busy I will have to wait for spring to sell it.

John
SAY WHAT ??? Didn't you recently take a trip with it ? You'll go crazy without a scoot to ride...

Oh, maybe you are getting a NEW one....
Yesterday 09:29 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Here you are out buying them and I am getting ready to take pictures of mine to put it on the market. If I don't get busy I will have to wait for spring to sell it.

John

I just bought this to clean up fix a few small items and resale,make a few $$$$

I only had 1 left my ole 56 Pan,sold the other three including my personal bike,
Yesterday 09:04 PM
John long
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Didnt get any work done today ,all driving,drove down to the east of Macon and bought another project like I needed another it is a 67FXE shovel Harley,runs and rides great just looks a little bad ,,don't think it has been washed since it was new,,,not a Rat bike just looks that way for now,,,cant take picture it is dark .I will get some tomorrow.
Here you are out buying them and I am getting ready to take pictures of mine to put it on the market. If I don't get busy I will have to wait for spring to sell it.

John
Yesterday 08:41 PM
496CHEVY3100 Didnt get any work done today ,all driving,drove down to the east of Macon and bought another project like I needed another it is a 67FXE shovel Harley,runs and rides great just looks a little bad ,,don't think it has been washed since it was new,,,not a Rat bike just looks that way for now,,,cant take picture it is dark .I will get some tomorrow.
Yesterday 01:54 PM
John long Good work on the Falcon Randy.

I am the tortois. Randy is the hare but I am plugging along. I did get the top well ready to trim and fit to the car. Another piece no one will ever see.

Headin out to the Sonic. Enough for today.

John

Yesterday 12:16 PM
1971BB427 Latest project is the roof on my '69 Burb. I've noticed the clear coat was failing, and lots of flaking going on up there. Since the lower paint looks pretty decent, I figured I'd strip the clear off, and make the Burb two tone with an off white roof.
Got up there to strip it and discovered more issues than paint! There are 4 spots that the paint has cracked in a circular shape! It appears the old Burb was an ambulance at one time in it's early life, and some knucklehead didn't properly delete the holes for emergency lights, and sirens!
I dug out the cracks today, and underneath was the beginning of rust creeping at the bad metal joint. The holes range from about 6"-7" down to 1.5", at 4 locations. After digging them out, I saw some previous owner had pop riveted sheetmetal underneath the hole, and then ground the stubs off the rivets on the top side. No sealer used, so moisture wicked under the paint and filler, resulting in the patch going bad. I ground them out and then hit them with rust neutralizer. After neutralizing them, I again ground the edges smooth, and tack welded the 4 fillers in, so they're permanent. After that I mixed up epoxy resin, and brushed the joints, just to ensure no pinholes would appear later and ruin the paint.
Just have to grind it smooth, and give a thin coat of filler to sand now. After that I'll prime and then decide which of the many white colors would go best with the metallic blue lower body.
Yesterday 12:15 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
Yes there is MANY dirt trap's on this car, I had to also change both torque boxes
on this car..It's a V8 hard top the whole torque box on both sides was rusted out..Inside and outside..
Mine was very solid other than the pinholes in trunk drop, and small holes on floors in front where they angle up to meet firewall. Had two patches to install there to get floors solid.
Yesterday 12:12 PM
NEW INTERIORS
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Those trunk drops are a place they always rust out! I had to do repairs on my '63 Falcon in the same spot. But I drilled the inside and installed a drain tube at the low point to avoid having them ever accumulate moisture in the future.
Yes there is MANY dirt trap's on this car, I had to also change both torque boxes
on this car..It's a V8 hard top the whole torque box on both sides was rusted out..Inside and outside..

Also made all new trunk drop's..



Yesterday 11:49 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS View Post
Finished up one lower Quarter panel on a 63 falcon, Had to repair outer tub and change lower Quarter,, Now on to the other side...



Those trunk drops are a place they always rust out! I had to do repairs on my '63 Falcon in the same spot. But I drilled the inside and installed a drain tube at the low point to avoid having them ever accumulate moisture in the future.
Yesterday 10:07 AM
NEW INTERIORS Finished up one lower Quarter panel on a 63 falcon, Had to repair outer tub and change lower Quarter,, Now on to the other side...



07-27-2014 09:27 PM
1971BB427 My wife thought she'd help me the other day. We were headed out to breakfast in the Falcon, and I have some original old stickers and decals on the back side windows. The Lyons Dragstrip sticker was curling up on the edges, so she reached up and ripped the peeling half off!!!
To say I was speechless would be an understatement. She must have seen my mouth hanging open, and said, "What?" I told her that was probably a 40 year old sticker she just tore off, and she still didn't get it. I grabbed the sticker and put it in my shirt pocket. Glued it back on later when we got home.
07-27-2014 04:17 PM
496CHEVY3100 Yea she has gone thru several appearance changes,she still miss hurst shifter as far as I know.
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