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Old 05-29-2013, 10:49 PM
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My garage was turned into.....

MARTINSR'S STAINLESS STEEL MOULDING REPAIR CENTER.


Got them all done, wham bam done with one being installed before I collapsed.

Brian




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Old 05-30-2013, 08:08 AM
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That is an interesting idea BB, I think I will do as I have with some other things and get some dense foam and cut it thinner so it slips into the areas along the bottom and front of the quarter so it tucks in and holds in place.

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Years ago, I had a '75 Nova SS which was the family car, also used it to car pool to work. One of the guys just laid his thermos bottle in the trunk without doing anything to keep it from rolling around. It rolled and hit the inside of the quarter panel and popped a little crack in the paint. I didn't think too much about it until years later the quarter panel rusted through in that exact spot. Thanks in big part to Michigan's salted winter roads. So, yeah. Protect those 1/4's.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:14 AM
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That would frost my butt! I will be putting my buddies wheel chair in there on saturday and by all means I will be tying it down just for that reason. But I am going to get some dense foam to put in there. It wouldn't stop it from being damaged if some real heavy object hit it but I have to be realistic, I'm not going to be carrying bowling balls around.

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That would frost my butt! I will be putting my buddies wheel chair in there on saturday and by all means I will be tying it down just for that reason. But I am going to get some dense foam to put in there. It wouldn't stop it from being damaged if some real heavy object hit it but I have to be realistic, I'm not going to be carrying bowling balls around.

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So Steve is getting to go with you ? Great ! !
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after reading the newest post I don't feel too bad that I haven't done much on my car this spring. It finally stopped raining here so i took my wife out to the local ice cream shack in the coupe. i now have 65 miles on the engine and car. next car show at the Owls head transportation museum here in Maine
I was looking at my interior roof and window trim, think I'll wait until next winter when i have more time to work on inside stuff. Just got my garden mostly planted, peas and beans and coming up and the lawn needs mowing about twice a week with all the rain. I'm just going to but some miles on the car and have fun this summer.
That is a awesome museum! I'm sure that you've gone before but anyone else that has the opertunity to go pleasem do so!. Them last time I was there they had the origional Mustang concept cat that was featured on Pop. Mechanics in 60 or 61!

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:31 AM
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Years ago, I had a '75 Nova SS which was the family car, also used it to car pool to work. One of the guys just laid his thermos bottle in the trunk without doing anything to keep it from rolling around. It rolled and hit the inside of the quarter panel and popped a little crack in the paint. I didn't think too much about it until years later the quarter panel rusted through in that exact spot. Thanks in big part to Michigan's salted winter roads. So, yeah. Protect those 1/4's.
I had a 69 Nova around 1985 that my wife at the time drove. Powerglide with no power steering. She was pregnant at the time, what a cheap B I was, I kinda feel bad about that now.......no, not really.

She shouldn't have gotten the neighbors evicted who then poured gas on the back of her 68 Camaro Rallysport and lit it on fire! Yep, I am not making this up. Even my wife's got cool cars to drive. When I met my forever wife she had a new 1988 Chevy Caviler. In fact she only had it a month when she wrecked it which is how I met her, she came in for an estimate. But as soon as I started getting serious with her I began planing how I was going to get rid of that Caviler and it's payment, it wasn't long before she was driving a 65 Buick Skylark and that car was GONE.

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:36 AM
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So Steve is getting to go with you ? Great ! !
We are hoping! The transfer seat is done, I have a portable pull strap for him to grab, we are crossing our fingers. Poor guy has called me a couple of times to come over to see if he can get in before Saturday morning and I know why, because if he can't get into the car he wants to get over to the show EARLY and he doesn't want to waste time Saturday morning trying to get into the Gran Sport if he can be over at the show looking at cool cars! LOL, He REALLY is a car nut. But as I told him, he is going to have to work soooooo hard to get in, we need to do it as few a times as possible. So even if he has a super hard time and decides that it is too difficult if he gets IN I can drive him to the show and drive around the fair grounds and bring him back home, he still gets a ride in the Gran Sport with the top down. Getting him in and out at the show is a MONSTER task I'll tell you, poor guy has to work so hard to do what we take for granted.

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I had a 69 Nova around 1985 that my wife at the time drove. Powerglide with no power steering. She was pregnant at the time, what a cheap B I was, I kinda feel bad about that now.......no, not really.

She shouldn't have gotten the neighbors evicted who then poured gas on the back of her 68 Camaro Rallysport and lit it on fire! Yep, I am not making this up. Even my wife's got cool cars to drive. When I met my forever wife she had a new 1988 Chevy Caviler. In fact she only had it a month when she wrecked it which is how I met her, she came in for an estimate. But as soon as I started getting serious with her I began planing how I was going to get rid of that Caviler and it's payment, it wasn't long before she was driving a 65 Buick Skylark and that car was GONE.

Brian
Get this! While I'm driving a 55 Buick Super my wife at the age of 16 in 1967 while still in high school, with only a learners permit, WINS! WINS! a 1967 Cougar by being the upteenth caller on a KCRA radio program! Her first car! Brand new!. Wins! Cougar! Learners permit!

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Get this! While I'm driving a 55 Buick Super my wife at the age of 16 in 1967 while still in high school, with only a learners permit, WINS! WINS! a 1967 Cougar by being the upteenth caller on a KCRA radio program! Her first car! Brand new!. Wins! Cougar! Learners permit!

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HOLY CRAP!
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Got the exhaust painted and hung back up with gaskets, and the headers back on. Got the ladder bars off, painted and re-hung. Made up the rear brake connection. The Explorer brake line bolted right up to the Falcon old setup! Did some chassis painting in areas that I could get to while the exhaust was down. The rest will get done over the summer, or this fall.
Put my circuit tracer on the wiring to the back, and got all those identified, and marked when I start wiring! Also got my clutch adjuster built, and all that bolted up. Got to push the clutch in today for the first time! Fairly stout, but not as heavy feeling as I thought it might be.
Painting the exhaust flat black VHT makes it blend in better behind the ladder bars.

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Falcon ,one of America's fastest birds ,,Looks the part,, should be a hand full,: thumbup:
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Yes great looking Falcon.. I had a 65 Sprint 289 right before uncle Sam knocked on the door in 69..

Didn't get out of doctors office till afternoon. So I got a little more chassis plumbing done. I swear it's almost as bad as house plumbing. No matter how many fittings you have there is always something different.. Now I need a 7/16 for 1/4" invert to -3 male that feeds the rear end mounted 3/16
invert T fitting.. Ordered a different prop valve. The one I have, MoPar, knob hangs down inside frame too far

Wired in a 20 amp auto reset breaker and relay for fuel pump. Hung body/chassis wire down drivers side above the brake lines and ran the no.4 welding cable along side (above) the fuel line on pass side.. Cable will go up into trunk mounted battery. Starter and hot box on other end. Lots of Adel clamps and 1/8" hex screws.
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Got the exhaust painted and hung back up with gaskets, and the headers back on. Got the ladder bars off, painted and re-hung. Made up the rear brake connection. The Explorer brake line bolted right up to the Falcon old setup! Did some chassis painting in areas that I could get to while the exhaust was down. The rest will get done over the summer, or this fall.
Put my circuit tracer on the wiring to the back, and got all those identified, and marked when I start wiring! Also got my clutch adjuster built, and all that bolted up. Got to push the clutch in today for the first time! Fairly stout, but not as heavy feeling as I thought it might be.
Painting the exhaust flat black VHT makes it blend in better behind the ladder bars.

Can we say HOT ROD, together come on now, HOT ROD!

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I got the other wheel opening mouldings all on the Gran Sport, it looks so damn much better I am really glad I did that. Goodguys here I come!

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Wahoo. I will be able to say I did something soon. Closed the deal on the 53 Chevy Belair Convertible tonight. Should get it home the first of the week. It is 100% there except for the bottom 6 inches. The jack is still in the trunk. This should be a fun project. Can't wait.

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