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Old 09-04-2012, 12:00 PM
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Brian, no I had to raise the arch over the rear end housing. I was hitting the exhaust pipes on the two third member studs when going over the bridge abutment dips. I installed two (one on each side of the 90 degree bend) 1.475" risers to raise the arch. If I would of had new pipe and u-bends I would of made a new one. Would of been faster.

Are you going to NSRA is Sac?

Keith
I may go to Sac, but probably not. My kids both live in the area sooooooo maybe. I sure miss the old NSRA, I went to a lot of events when I was a youngin, that would bring back memories. Won the nut and bolt contest a number of times!

Brian

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:46 PM
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Well, I got my wire-on installed and the front moulding vinyl wrapped and ready to do on!

I sealed the rear bow where I had sliced and diced with silicone.



Then installed the wire-on, it went very smooth.



Wrapped the front moulding with vinyl and tucked it into place until tomorrow when I will drop the top and staple it in place.



I am thrilled, I actually found myself a little gitty like the drive home after necking with a girl for the first time.

Brian
Your top looks fantastic. You should be well pleased with yourself. You should also be thankfull you can remember the first time you necked with a girl.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:57 AM
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Your top looks fantastic. You should be well pleased with yourself. You should also be thankfull you can remember the first time you necked with a girl.

John L
I am thrilled with that top! I feel like I did when I finished remodeling my bathroom, it's not my thing, I know nothing about it and with the help of people here and another forum I was able to do it. Without the kindness of the guys who helped me I would be buying another top right now and bringing it to a pro to drop a grand$. I am THRILLED with the results that is for sure!

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:53 AM
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Congratulations Brian! It looks great! It's always a good feeling when you succeed at something you knew little or nothing about. Well done!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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q-jet vacuum leak\fan shroud repair\headliner install

Located and fixed a q-jet vacuum leak. The leak was at the power brake booster hose. Carb already has bushing fix and new rebuild kit installed.

Started fiberglassing my old fan shroud.

Next job is a new headliner install on a A-body. Not looking forward to this one.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:04 PM
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You are going to install the headliner by yourself? Post photos!

I got home so beat today but had to get out there for those five minutes.

I fixed the second bow holder thingie shown here.



I got something done not much but something. I have resigned myself to the fact that I am going to need to shoot the door panels as they are faded worse than I remember. That will come this weekend.

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Old 09-08-2012, 10:12 PM
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Well, it kicked my butt.



But it's done!



I am the man, oh yeah, I am the man!

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You are going to install the headliner by yourself? Post photos!

I got home so beat today but had to get out there for those five minutes.

I fixed the second bow holder thingie shown here.
Brian
Yes, I am planning on installing the headliner. Now I am reading up on headliner installation. This will be my first. I have been taking pictures of the existing headliner, bows and sail panels so I know what it should look like.

Nice photos you have. bt
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:31 AM
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Well, it kicked my butt.

But it's done!

I am the man, oh yeah, I am the man!

Brian
You da man alright.

Looks great. I was a little nervous when you went crazy with the staples until I saw that strip that covers them.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:27 AM
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On the staples, all I can do is what I know, the old top had even more! So being I am always one to over-kill, I didn't worry too much being it had MORE before so I am good to go.

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Good Stuff Brian,

Now get outside with the convertible top down and enjoy the weather 'fore it turns cold!
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:34 AM
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I still have more to do, I thought I was just going to bolt the rest of the interior in but have found that the door and quarter trim panels are kinda funky and I am going to have to spend some time on them.

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Just taking a breather from being under the house repairing a broken water line. When I built I put in all copper with the thought I'd never have to repair anything. Hah! !$$#$^&&$@!&^%%!!! copper pipes!.
Hopefully I'll be done in time to got to the Roaming Angles car show in Grass Valley, CA. where I live.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:19 PM
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Hey BB look for my brother there in his 1922 Buick Roadster or my nephew with his 40ish Ford pickup "traditional rod" (he hates it when people call it a rat rod) flat black with the Buick nailhead in it.

I don't remember if you have seen them or not, I forget.

Don't you just love crawling around under the house?

Brian
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what i did today

finished the instalation of the refreshed yblock 292 into my 57ford ranchero much more to do tho cliff
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