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Finally made it to South Central Texas. Nothing like towing a car down the interstate for 300 miles of snow and ice. Wound up stopping every 15 miles or so to remove the ice from the wiper blades and when we stopped for fuel, I removed a quarter inch ice mold of the entire grill of our truck. My hands hurt from gripping the steering wheel so hard for the 5+ hours of freezing rain before we finally worked our way out of it. The good news is we only saw two roll-overs... east bound. Don't know how many there were west bound. What a fun day..... NOT!

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Finally made it to South Central Texas. Nothing like towing a car down the interstate for 300 miles of snow and ice. Wound up stopping every 15 miles or so to remove the ice from the wiper blades and when we stopped for fuel, I removed a quarter inch ice mold of the entire grill of our truck. My hands hurt from gripping the steering wheel so hard for the 5+ hours of freezing rain before we finally worked our way out of it. The good news is we only saw two roll-overs... east bound. Don't know how many there were west bound. What a fun day..... NOT!

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I fired my son's Hotrod up today for the first time...... Man !!!! the look on his face was PRICELESS !!!!!!
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I fired my son's Hotrod up today for the first time...... Man !!!! the look on his face was PRICELESS !!!!!!
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I worked on some visualization for my overall concept. Lowered, skirted, and wishing for the whole ball of wax, possibly shaved and chopped....Anyone been ambitious enough to chop a 4 door??
Oh and I've been laughing at my daughters looking through my parts catalogs and hot rod mags.......the things kids come up with!!
Hey! No fair son. It took me three weekends just to channel the front on mine and I'm still not done. At least you can try different looks on that gizmo. It would take me longer to figure out how to use that picture voodoo stuff than it takes me just to do it. LOL Dad
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Yesterday I didn't get too much done. Just couldn't get up much steam. The rear end was still not done @%^$&)*&#*^%, but it should be sometime this week. I got AC compressor mount figured out some, and tried to mock up the radiator shell to match the 4" channel job. Hard to get anything going, too cold, wearing two coats in the garage!
Today I decided I had to get motivated somehow, so I moved the wife's car out of the garage for some room and got to it! I made a new fan shroud for the radiator and stood it off about 3/4" for better flow. Put on the bottom pulley for the blower and checked to see how fan & radiator would fit. Went back to the floor bracing and added some for under the seat rails in the front and for the outside by the door openings for the channeled floor. I decided I would think POSITIVE about the rear end and I put the ladder bars back under the car. A lot better day than yesterday at least. Bob
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Looking good Bob, I know how you feel. Today I dragged myself around and between me being lazy and my sons computer he's building (damn thing won't fire up) I didn't get out there until late, but still got something done that I am happy about. I had a little stumbling block in that I didn't know where to start with my dash. I went thru all the boxes and thru the MANY extra parts and came up with the ones I am going to restore for my dash.

My God, when I first got this car the wrecking yards were full of them! I remember going to a Pull ur Part yard and finding FOUR of them! With one even being a Gran Sport. I took a lot of parts from them in anticipation of restoring my car. Now I have boxes of parts to pick thru. or is it

I have five instrument clusters, dozens of switches, knobs and what not. I do have an NOS Buick parking brake indicator light kit, and emergency flasher kit.

But I am ready to go tomorrow night attacking the dash!

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Looking good Bob, I know how you feel. Today I dragged myself around and between me being lazy and my sons computer he's building (damn thing won't fire up) I didn't get out there until late, but still got something done that I am happy about. I had a little stumbling block in that I didn't know where to start with my dash. I went thru all the boxes and thru the MANY extra parts and came up with the ones I am going to restore for my dash.

My God, when I first got this car the wrecking yards were full of them! I remember going to a Pull ur Part yard and finding FOUR of them! With one even being a Gran Sport. I took a lot of parts from them in anticipation of restoring my car. Now I have boxes of parts to pick thru. or is it

I have five instrument clusters, dozens of switches, knobs and what not. I do have an NOS Buick parking brake indicator light kit, and emergency flasher kit.

But I am ready to go tomorrow night attacking the dash!

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Thanks, Brian. From the looks of your bins, parts bags, etc. I could use some of your organizational skills. I feel like I've really accomplished something just by keeping the parts from this project away from the parts from my other project. Good thing it's a Ford & this ones a Chevy! LOL
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Spinner wrench,,,the brass hammer is just too dam crude dude,,,then I went for a valley tour in the roadster to get mix which I used later to make something else from scratch
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I fired my son's Hotrod up today for the first time...... Man !!!! the look on his face was PRICELESS !!!!!!
TERRIFIC!! Now he's going to work your butt off to get that thing on the road. LOL I'm glad you two are enjoying this, it's very neat to follow along! Bob
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Yesterday I didn't get too much done. Just couldn't get up much steam. The rear end was still not done @%^$&)*&#*^%, but it should be sometime this week. I got AC compressor mount figured out some, and tried to mock up the radiator shell to match the 4" channel job. Hard to get anything going, too cold, wearing two coats in the garage!
Today I decided I had to get motivated somehow, so I moved the wife's car out of the garage for some room and got to it! I made a new fan shroud for the radiator and stood it off about 3/4" for better flow. Put on the bottom pulley for the blower and checked to see how fan & radiator would fit. Went back to the floor bracing and added some for under the seat rails in the front and for the outside by the door openings for the channeled floor. I decided I would think POSITIVE about the rear end and I put the ladder bars back under the car. A lot better day than yesterday at least. Bob
Good job, allot can happen when you get the wifes car out and make some room. Problem starts when she needs to scrape windows with her credit card her problem at least
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I fired my son's Hotrod up today for the first time...... Man !!!! the look on his face was PRICELESS !!!!!!
I didn't see you over here, yes that is a BIGIE for the day that's for sure! If he thinks hearing it is awesome, wait until he takes his first drive in it!

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Good job, allot can happen when you get the wifes car out and make some room. Problem starts when she needs to scrape windows with her credit card her problem at least
I know what you mean! We have an understanding: She understands I'm going to use "her" stall for some room............ and I understand I damn well better put "baby" back in when I'm done so "baby" doesn't have to spend the night outside.
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Yeah I told her she needs a command start too warm up her car in the AM.

She said "sure honey how about we just save some money on that remote control system,,,then I command U to get out there at -30 and start it up in the AM" Command start my arse,,,
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