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Old 05-23-2012, 07:47 PM
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A little trimming and shapeing and I've got a rough fit...Theres still a lot to do before any welding gets started...gotts add that third tailight too.tomorrows job...
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:15 PM
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You need to learn how to change the date on your camera, or better yet turn it off. Man there have been a lot of great photographs ruined by that damn automatic date BS.

Hey John, you made that comment "the older I get the better I was" and it reminded me of a great song by Allen Shamblin one of my favorite writers. He co-wrote the classic "I can't make you love me if you don't" by Bonnie Raitt. My wife and I love going to the song writer shows, usually a small gathering with 50 or so people in the audience and usually acoustic. We have seen Allen a number of times and he does a song so great, when I read your line it hit me but I couldn't remember the name or lyrics. I called my darling wife and she didn't remember either. By the time I got home she said "I have something for you" and clicked on the computer and there it was, she had found it and bought it for me. I couldn't find it anywhere without buying it but this is really worth it, a great little song "The older I get, the better I use to be". Click here

It kills me this saturday right here in town is one of these shows by another favorite of ours Steve Seskin is going to be right here in town! But I have will be a hundred miles away at a birthday party.

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:23 PM
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heres a few for ya John ,showing what it looked like AFTER working on it a year getting it running,and a couple showing what was done to get it here..
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:28 PM
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I liked the song. I can't take credit for the line though. I didn't get it from a song either. It is the slogan on the back of my Old Guys Rule t-shirt. I am just so embarrassed that you guys have caught me plagiarizing a t-shirt. How will I ever hold my head up again. Well, you get the point.

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:37 PM
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Dead, I am absolutely serious. There is nothing I love to see more than someone make something special out of something the rest of the world considers worthless. You are what street rodding is all about. I would 10 times rather look at what you are doing than any one of the $100,000 cars I saw at the Good-Guys event in Nashville last weekend. Your project is going to give you so much satisfaction. I am truly impressed.

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:08 PM
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Yes John, that Plymouth is looking awesome isn't it!

Reading this thread today I fought my wants to relax and got out there for my five minutes, well, about 15. Being I forgot to put the lock rod on the drivers side door latch I got the latch out and took care of it. So something got done for the first time in quite a few days, I thank you guys.

I was going to put a little more into it but my 10 year old came out with the basketball and challenged me to a game. Isn't it a great feeling when you stop "letting them win"? She whooped me tonight!

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Old 05-24-2012, 05:28 AM
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Dead, I am absolutely serious. There is nothing I love to see more than someone make something special out of something the rest of the world considers worthless. You are what street rodding is all about. I would 10 times rather look at what you are doing than any one of the $100,000 cars I saw at the Good-Guys event in Nashville last weekend. Your project is going to give you so much satisfaction. I am truly impressed.

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I dropped my old camera one too many times and that dam date thing bugs the crap out of me I never know what its going to do.the funny thing is when I figured out how to change or eliminate the date I dropped it again and now it does what it wants..I was hoping to inherit my wife's camera but its stopped working and she she wont let me take hers to the shop she says I'm too rough with them...I wasn't sure if my last pics would even come out because I dropped it just before taking the pics and the flash wouldn't work on the first snap but did on the second so I just took two pics of everything..Its 6:30 am and I'm sitting on the porch with the laptop listening to all the birds its starting out to be a perfect day,I cant wait to get back at it...Today its finish the shaping and get the pieces tacked then get on that third taillight which I'm having doubts about looking right (that reminds me I need to bring some lenses to the shop).....
I though you might like seeing some of those pics John, even though I post them quite often I always want people to see what can be done and on the tightest of budgets...everything on this car with just a couple exceptions is from some other car (used parts) even the new steel is scrap from the local sheetmetal shop and if I said I might at most I have 5,000.00 in actual cash into this thing I'd be lying, its way less.The amount of hours is completely different, they'd choke a T-Rex....
The whole thing is and most important is NEVER listen to people and their negativity ...they say things like you'll never get it done ,why not do something in better shape,and YOUR INSANE (my favorite) my wife's friend came over one time when I was working on it in the driveway and she and my wife were ganging up on me bustin my nads,she said that car looks like it was sitting at the bottom of a lake for the last 30 yrs,were there any dead people in it????? HaHaHa ,hee heee hee,
Well my son and I saw an add biz coupe for sale so we went to check it out...WOW at 400 ft that thing looked cool as hell and I was thinking I'm getting that one but as I got closer and started thinking No way this is just too rough My son said thats the coolest thing I ever saw It appeared he had inherited a second sight just like mine where you see what it can be and not what it actually is...I'd like to say we're all born with it and maybe we are but other people wear it out of you with their negativity...remember being 15-16 and dreaming of that certain car??? No money???so you buy one that looks like it for a couple hundred and dream of the day your driving it...Then the sad feeling you get when your hauling it to the scrap yard 5yrs later....
Well I'm here to tell all you guys with one of those in the driveway...DONT listen to those people If you can dream it you can build it..You can fix it up ,you can drive it..You may not have the talent starting out but dont even let that stop you talent is just a NATURAL ability but it can be learned ...I hope we've inspired some of you guys to get out that old car and start working the world needs a lot less negativity and a whole lot more encouragement... I'm off to work to have some fun...cant wait to get there...
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:36 AM
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DBM,

I love the wheel openings you have made, it fits the Car, looks great, and will totally set that car off-like 123pugsy's Car, I can't wait to see how your Car comes out-you've both thought "out-of'-the box", which in my estimation is Art-keep it up!
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:09 PM
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Thanks but Puggs is light years ahead of me.I,m just starting to learn metal shaping curves and its as frustrating as it is rewarding,I have done a ton of door bottoms and straight stuff like rockers...making it curve by streaching and shrinking is a whole different world...But I'm completely addicted to it to the point where I dont want to do anything else...but I know what the end result I'm trying to get would look like so what I cant do because of lack of talent and experiance I can get with bondo if I have too...and what I cant make out of one piece of steel I make out of seveal smaller pieces its just easier untill I get a lot better...
Anyways I started out by fitting the lenses in and brought it outside to have a better look at different angles at first I didnt like three at all but at a few angles they look good so I need to play around with getting some of bulk out of the back of the fender threw the skirts on and hated them ,I dont think I'll be using them but I'll rethink them later....So, I got all my ideas and more changes to make then brought it back inside to start cutting..Notice how the rear angle ofthe wheel opening is at the same angle of the rear slope of the roof and the front of the opening matches the front roof angle....Got luckly on that one ...
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I made a 3/4 X 3/4 angle to form the fender bottom using my streacher shrinker this shape will be very important to the finished look so it has to be just right...
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This is were I got when I turned the lights off...I got a head full of ideas to sort out for tomorrow ,almost there...
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Been working on my old gaser all week. finished it up today, and did a quick start, but need to break in the new cam/lifters tomorrow.
I've been regretting the choice of cam I put in it, so finally bit the bullet and changed it to something with more lowend power. Also changed out the aluminum heads to some old Chevy camel hump 2.02 heads that were reworked with new SS valves, and hardened seats, plus CC'd chambers.
I'm hoping the change will make the 327 pull hard from off idle to around 5800 rpm's, instead of the 2600-7000 rpm's it was.
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This is were I got when I turned the lights off...I got a head full of ideas to sort out for tomorrow ,almost there...
Right one! It's looking good!

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:36 PM
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I am not kidding guys, I have to thank you, you are pushing me.

I went out even though I wasn't planning, I went out and put in that five minutes. Of course it turned into over an hour and I am pretty sure I am DONE with the windows, doors and top alignment! WHOO HOOO! I have just a couple more pieces of trim to polish and install around the top and I will be heading into the top it's self.

Of course John Kay and Steppenwolf spinning on the turn table helped me get the stuff done too, thank you John Kay.

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been working on my back yard. I let it go to crap and it was a mistake so I've added some pavers stones, rocks, added some wood over the old retaining wall, and did a couple other low maintainence things to it. Might put a sand box or something out there for my daughter. LOTS of work.
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