|Today 08:38 PM|
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.
|Today 08:24 PM|
|Today 08:11 PM|
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|Today 07:37 PM|
Be glad you are working on your cool old cars.
|Today 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!|
|Today 07:15 PM|
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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...
|Today 06:54 PM|
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.
|Today 06:27 PM|
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?
|Today 09:15 AM|
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)!
|Today 07:55 AM|
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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...
|Today 07:51 AM|
|Today 07:35 AM|
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We have a '68 been sitting here for over a year now waiting for front assemblies. They took in the '65 F100 I just finished and put it ahead of the Mustang over the summer, thinking it would be a "quick" fix...
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...
|Yesterday 10:07 PM|
|idrivejunk||Whataburger finally made it here, and we've had Steak n Shake for awhile. I figged there are Sonics out there too but yeah... at least the "Sonic side" has to look good, right? They make a good burger. I'll probably never eat at an in-n out unless it comes here as well!|
|Yesterday 09:59 PM|
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.
|Yesterday 09:53 PM|
Brian if I can sneak stranded filler in that one spot, surely I can nail down a fourth coat if need be! But I only get one application, and thats gonna mean some filler on low spots and holes before I prime if I'm gonna make it count. Or else look like a goof at the Sonic or wherever later. Sonic is In-n-out in Cali-speak, I think. Ha. BTW the car in the pics was my first Ford rearend to ever mess with. Wasn't too bad!
Mitch whut a yuck-mess on that toe board. Typical old school bodyshop Mustang repair, the pics don't lie. That Mach1 I did had many similar woes and I waded through them all. Fixed the same rail spot so you gotta see these- which I probably posted before lol
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