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Today 02:05 PM
AirwolfPJ Did a temporary install of the hinges and luggage rack in the Tbucket box cover. Pics in my build thread.
Today 02:02 PM
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
The theory is there on the white/black stripe wire. If you run power to both sides of the fuse it SHOULD be live...
NAH ...Fusible link
Today 07:27 AM
Too Many Projects The theory is there on the white/black stripe wire. If you run power to both sides of the fuse it SHOULD be live...
Yesterday 08:58 PM
idrivejunk I had to stare at it for a minute... then bam. Wow I bet somebody paid somebody to do that. I want to use the no-no smiley just once...

Gitum Wayne.
Yesterday 08:38 PM
waynep712 got a close look today with some of the wires removed for clarity..

it was a WTH moment when i saw the wiring to the fuses shown..

there are 2 issues there.. you can see one obvious one with the bottom fuse..

the white and black ringed wire seems to have had a thermal issue at the screw contact fuse block connection

that circuit is all controlled by the switch shown in the other images. note the burned contacts..

previous hacks had played whack a mole with the wiring connections to attempt to get the parking lights to work.. funny.. i wonder what they were thinking.. oh... i understand what they were thinking.. they must have been thinking that if i look buzy.. nobody will notice i don't have a CLUE of what i am doing.

the car owners face lit up when he walked by and i flashed him at least the parking lights on all 4 corners of the car.
Yesterday 08:24 PM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Be glad you are working on your cool old cars.

I am every day! Paid my dues though... six years at a Benz dealer body shop for starters. BTW thats an inconvenient CAF location for sure. CAF is actually a "mod" haha, on my DD 99GTP. Pontiacs never came with one but theres a spot for it under the wiper cowl. You just gotta order it for a loaded last-year-of-that-body Regal but it fits.
Yesterday 08:11 PM
Too Many Projects
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Be glad you are working on your cool old cars.

Yeah, we don't do much on Mercedes cars. If they need anything else besides body straightening, we send them down the street to Feldman's...
Yesterday 07:37 PM
MARTINSR Be glad you are working on your cool old cars.

Yesterday 07:22 PM
idrivejunk Yeah I don't imagine repops for that are ultra-precise lol. Boy it sure needed a floor like a hog needs slop! On stuff like that, people are usually happy if nothing rubs. Hope the expectations stay reasonable for your fixes on it. Should make good metalwork pic fodder for the gang anyway!
Yesterday 07:15 PM
Too Many Projects I put repro extensions on a '65 I rebuilt a couple years ago and they sucked too. I had to hog out the mounting holes in the fenders and pull them into the core support to match the undersized extensions...

I've been much more pleased with Dynacorn parts than Goodmark. Last winter I used AMD quarter skins on my Chevelle and was amazed how accurate they are !! NOBODY makes a trunk drop worth a damn yet tho...

Willys cab...just a couple pics to get started. I'll probably start a new thread in the projects forum. This is going to be a hair puller. The repro parts are merely a close simulation to the originals...

Yesterday 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Oh boy, lacquer primer and nitro stain topped with enamel paint. I hope that poly primer don't give you any grief when you cover up that mess.
They slapped the whole paint store on that thing, didn't they? Man. Theres probably a gallon of stranded filler on the car, half of it on the right door. And yeah they went ape with lacquer spot putty and had no reservations about filler over paint. Even found blue paint on one quarter, its a potluck body but has 51K miles and the wear and tear on interior and such bears witness to the odometer. Anyhow yeah, in my experience, minimal grief is just what poly offers. I'm thankful it exists and plan to apply it with caution. For the danger is not in standing near the edge of the cliff, its in not watching your step, ha ha!

Deadline started jumping around on the Mustang so as soon as one was mentioned I dropped the bodywork and launched sprinting towards primer prep. Just put up the blocks wherever I was at right then and started DA-ing the rest, after a quick and nasty mock up and issue fixes, on the new parts. Good thing I was almost done blocking. I was allowed to stuff Fibral in the left quarter bottom rear, but not to apply any filler other than for existing cracks. What filler you see is Rage Gold with a shot of Metal Glaze to help me feel better about following suit.

The Dynacorn hood was nice, at least 90% as nice as a new part should be. Blew me away. Glad we got new HL extensions too. Fit sucks though, because the car has been knocked around so much.
Yesterday 06:27 PM
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I have the shop owner trained now that if he takes in a rotten Mustang and wants me to repair frame rails, I only start at the firewall.

Today, I start on a Willy's pick up cab that they took the rotten floor out of last summer with NO bracing. It flops around like a half deflated balloon. Should be interesting getting it squared up again and braced now...
Thats a good plan for Mustang fronts. Some are in better shape than the rest, I reckon. Mine is trained to tell them find a better car... the weeds out back are loaded with stuff people thought they wanted to fix until they had some sensible coaching. Thats probably not an option up north.

Your Willys cab project sounds as though it looks more like an end table. Show us!

So have you seen one of these? I hadn't. I think they call it a '51 Aero?
Yesterday 09:15 AM
boothboy Love them Culver's! Like a lot of you guys I traveled the good old USA for many years accumulating all 50 States and in my estimation Culver's was right up on top for a chain drive in for burgers. For the most part the people on the western part of the U.S. don't know what Frozen Custard is. We have Ice Cream. It ain't the same! I'd love for Culver's to invade Calif! Give me a Culver's over a In and Out any day (and I've been eating In and Outs for fifty years)!

Yesterday 07:55 AM
Too Many Projects
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
IDJ, just not to brag but we have both Sonic and In and Out! What we don't have are Culver's, What-a-Burger or Steak and Shake. Give us a month and we'll have those also.

We have a few Sonic's and MANY Culver's. Steak & Shake was here some years ago but never caught on and they moved out long ago. I see by their location map, there aren't any in WI, MN or west of us. Closest S&S is in Iowa City.

We still have 2 old school drive ins. Porkies in Mpls was the most famous for muscle cars and hot rods. It was very similar to the one in American Graffiti but smaller. It was removed a few years ago as the owners wanted to retire and the younger family members didn't want to keep it running...
They're building a retirement home on the site...guess that's fitting for the old owners.

The last weekend it was open, the police shut down University Avenue in front and let people do burn-outs as a farewell...
Yesterday 07:51 AM
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Been working my way around the Mustang job with 80 grit on a stick of PVC pipe and various Durablocks. Not unlike topographical mapping in the Himalayas. I'll just let these pics speak, if you can read bodywork... that last one is where I stopped today. I'm supposed to just block this and poly prime it all away! Budget. Already fixed the crashy part up front, and the new hood and bumper arrived today.
Oh boy, lacquer primer and nitro stain topped with enamel paint. I hope that poly primer don't give you any grief when you cover up that mess.
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