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Old 06-19-2013, 08:02 PM
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Thanks David!
I never think of those things! He actually took pics of the car with his cell phone, but I stepped out of the way.
Previous owner is a neighbor, and he came over to see his old car also. He was very excited to see the jeckyl-hyde change to his car. Kinda surprised me that he'd like it so much!
The Falcon turned out great !! Got plans for paint eventually too ??

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:22 PM
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The Falcon turned out great !! Got plans for paint eventually too ??
Thanks!
Yes, it will definitely get painted, but probably not until this fall/winter. It will be a dark reddish brown metallic, with Wimbledon white top.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:37 PM
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Jut got finished installing my first convertible top,was not as hard as I thought it would be, the replacement top has a glass rear window ,the old top had plastic ,I like the glass much better easier to see out .all I like is painting trim piece 2in by 4 ft will get that tomorrow,then put on final coat of primer and get in paint shop ,so I can put it up for sale.
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I am assuming that is a reverse flow water pump.
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Jut got finished installing my first convertible top,was not as hard as I thought it would be, the replacement top has a glass rear window ,the old top had plastic ,I like the glass much better easier to see out .all I like is painting trim piece 2in by 4 ft will get that tomorrow,then put on final coat of primer and get in paint shop ,so I can put it up for sale.
What did the top go on David? I've never done one either, but they look scary to install!
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:11 PM
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This was on a Miata I am fixing up to resale.
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The shop were I work part time has one with coiled ends for heating seized nuts. No torch or heated surroundings, just the nut gets red hot. Neatest damn thing I've ever used for stuck nuts. Wish I could afford one...

I replaced the headliner and right door panel on the '52..









When I took the panel off, the sponge spacers were behind the panel, like I normally see. The other side had one on the outside, so I put them both out there. Now I know that is wrong and have to remove the left panel again to fix it.





I couldn't stand the butt-ugly grass green seat upholstery either so I picked up a $28 seat cover today. Keeps the Gray theme going...



DAMN I love that truck!

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Went for a short ride for gas today, as the expected rains didn't hit until a few minutes ago. All went extremely well. The car started a bit hard at the station, so I backed off the timing a few degrees when I got home, and now it hits right off hot or cold.
Was going to wash the dust off, but rains hit, so back in the canopy. But I did get some pics before I put it to bed! Had a neighbor follow me home from the gas station. He saw it going down the street, but didn't know I was building the Falcon, so wanted to see who owned it. Kinda funny when I pulled up and got out, he said, "I should have known it was going to your house!"
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Wish the pass. side looked as good as the driver's side. I might not paint for years if it did!




That is so friggin cool! Yep, I am pretty sure that is what they call a "hot rod", yep I am pretty sure.

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Old 06-20-2013, 12:00 AM
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Sooooooo, tonight I am planning my evening in the garage and my wife tells me "I am going to tell you something that I know you don't want to hear"............



Yep, a new project, yeah.

I refuse to not work on the truck at all so I got out there and spend my 5 minutes cleaning up some rust.

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Wow! That belt must be 8'-9' long!

Good eye. 9'-1-3/4" (109-3/4"), from a 2010 Malibu and other cars as well.



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I am assuming that is a reverse flow water pump.
Yes indeed. All the pulleys and pump came off a donor engine.
SBC TBI around 1990.
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Went for a short ride for gas today, as the expected rains didn't hit until a few minutes ago. All went extremely well. The car started a bit hard at the station, so I backed off the timing a few degrees when I got home, and now it hits right off hot or cold.
Was going to wash the dust off, but rains hit, so back in the canopy. But I did get some pics before I put it to bed! Had a neighbor follow me home from the gas station. He saw it going down the street, but didn't know I was building the Falcon, so wanted to see who owned it. Kinda funny when I pulled up and got out, he said, "I should have known it was going to your house!"
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Wish the pass. side looked as good as the driver's side. I might not paint for years if it did.

The car looks great.
I'm not a Falcon fan but the way it sits is just too cool.
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My grandma used tp putt around in a Falcon ,everybody would be honking and yelling for her to speed up....or turn your blinker off...
I dont think to many people will be yelling at yours...what a difference.
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Is the foam pad factory or has it ben added,neither of my trucks have them so I probably need to find them.
The pads are original. Apparently the left side had been off at some point and the pad was replaced on the outside of the panel. I'm quite sure the right panel had never been off that door in 61 years !!! so the foam pads are supposed to be on the backside to hold the panel out, just like a car. I got the panels, pads and screw kit from Jim Carter Truck parts in KC.
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The pads are original. Apparently the left side had been off at some point and the pad was replaced on the outside of the panel. I'm quite sure the right panel had never been off that door in 61 years !!! so the foam pads are supposed to be on the backside to hold the panel out, just like a car. I got the panels, pads and screw kit from Jim Carter Truck parts in KC.


Thanks ,I have two of these trucks I bought new door panels kick panels and headliner cardboards but my doors have a gradual bow designed in so panels don't lay flat like I thought they should,i will be covering mine with a cloth like material to match the seats,these pads will make the panels sit level,Thanks for info.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:33 PM
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That is so friggin cool! Yep, I am pretty sure that is what they call a "hot rod", yep I am pretty sure.

Brian
Thanks Brian! Can't be a much better compliment than to call it a hotrod!
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