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Old 07-01-2013, 09:28 AM
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Too hot here to do much car work, and almost too hot to enjoy the cars when they don't have AC in them! We hit the local "shoot and show" at a small gun club outside town. Nice setting with parking on the grass and shade trees to sit in. The drive back in 98 degrees was not quite as nice, but the insulation-sound deadener I put on the floors really decreased the heat transfer inside the car!
The Falcon somehow pulled out a "judges choice" award. Not sure how that happened, but it was a pleasant surprise!
Yep, that is nice, and you deserve it!

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Old 07-01-2013, 10:45 AM
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I have the a/c unit out of the truck to fix the tx valve that spun. I tightened the line almost 3/4 turn more.

I Super Glued the plastic spacers on just now and bolted them up.

I will go out after lunch and reinstall it.
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Even though I am not a trophy fan, it is a really nice compliment when you win one. Congratulations.

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Same here John! I prefer car shows and cruises with no judging or trophies. ike you said, it is nice when it happens. I'm rarely at a cruise to the end to know what happens!
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Pretty toasty weather here today, but got out and did a few small welding tasks on the Falcon. Got two more hangers added just ahead of the chrome tips to keep them from moving much. Then built a bracket for the end of the E brake cable and welded it on. After that I rechecked the lifter adjustment, and called it a day. Supposed to hit almost 100 today!
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Got this photoshopped image from a friend who works at a sign shop. I plan to have him make it as a stencil, so I can stick it on the rear quarters and then paint it in. Then I'll wet sand it partially to "age it". He's making me four of these, so I can use two now, and then save two for after body and paint is done. Once painted I'll have someone more talented use the second set to lay out the name on the side.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:52 PM
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That will be a great touch 1971BB.

I got the 2nd and 3rd row body mounts out today. The ends will have to be reproduced but the center sections are usable with a little work.

Went to the Sonic tonight. It was raining when I left so I drove the van. Still good to hang out with the guys for a while.

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After seeing some photos of your Merc John, it was the straw that broke the camels back, I have chopped a number of cars and trucks and never braced the body. But after seeing your Merc I figured what the heck, it's like making a template, it's good time spent even though you could get away without it. But I feel a lot better, it would move around a little and this way I can do anything I want tugging or pushing or what ever and never have to think about it. But that's what I got done tonight. The other thing was very good too, my son has been coming out to the garage when I am working and punching the speed bag. He has never wanted to learn to box and you know how it is, when you aren't asking, now they want to. So it sounds like he wants to start to learn something and I am going to play "Oh, ok, if you want to" and get the stuff out tomorrow and have it waiting there for him and we can work on it. It's an awful good thing to know as it has changed my life I am sure though I have never had to use it. I thank my father so much for teaching me.

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well I didn't get a lot done like some of you ,but I did get finished painting assembly and reinstall my grill ,I think it looks smaller and smoother with red back splash. I guess I will start on hood next if I can find the vents I am looking for,
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I found these hood vents today ,they are what I am looking for to go in my hood,but the man will not sell them ,as usual he says he will fix up this old truck someday, he is 86 ,and has 2 COE 46 chevy trucks a 55 1st series and nany others none are for sale I don't need the air boxed that go on the back side under the hood,just the vents ,Anybody got a set laying around .LOL
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well I didn't get a lot done like some of you ,but I did get finished painting assembly and reinstall my grill ,I think it looks smaller and smoother with red back splash. I guess I will start on hood next if I can find the vents I am looking for,
The red looks way better.
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The Super Glue worked well. Easy to reinstall. Got all the dash and defrost piping done and dash reassembled. Just need to vacuum, check for leaks and charge the system. Cool.......I hope...
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well I didn't get a lot done like some of you ,but I did get finished painting assembly and reinstall my grill ,I think it looks smaller and smoother with red back splash. I guess I will start on hood next if I can find the vents I am looking for,
Gosh DAMN that looks good!

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well I didn't get a lot done like some of you ,but I did get finished painting assembly and reinstall my grill ,I think it looks smaller and smoother with red back splash. I guess I will start on hood next if I can find the vents I am looking for,
I too like the red much better.
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well I didn't get a lot done like some of you ,but I did get finished painting assembly and reinstall my grill ,I think it looks smaller and smoother with red back splash. I guess I will start on hood next if I can find the vents I am looking for,
Much better for sure,, That's the only way It look's right..
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Brian, I think you did the right thing to brace the truck well. (I am concerned about what you are now sleeping on) The reason I have not braced the convertible is when I cut out the floor assembly the cowl is no longer connected to the body so it can be shimmed and aligned without any stress on it. When I get back to the body shell I may actually cross brace the body shell. I did indeed have the Merc very well braced before I cut it apart.

I know you are excited to be moving forward on the truck. Keep the pictures coming.

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