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Old 07-06-2018, 07:39 PM
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Dang, that looks pretty!
Are you going to use the same paint on the inside, or something else?
At this time I am intending to paint the interior with a semi-gloss Metallic champaign color and saddle interior. I have a friend who is retiring his trim shop and is saving me his Allante brand sample book so I can pick a material color before I choose the paint.

Since you have a choice of 50 material colors and 5,000 paint colors, it is always best to choose your fabric before you choose your paint.

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Can he put bungs in for flamethrowers? That would be the cat's pyjamas.
No bungs, no spark plugs, no flame throwers. I'm just a boring old man who can't afford to burn perfectly good fuel standing still.

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This picture would not mean anything without an expaination. It would be difficult to see by looking at the pic but all the chains are loose. The car is on the frame. Shims are under all 24 body mounts and the right bolts are in all the holes but one. I am going to have to slot one hole about 1/8 inch for the 7 inch bolt to go all the way through the frame. All is good so far.

Of course, I have not cut the bracing out yet so adjustments may have to be made. Hope to be snugging the body bolts tomorrow.

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beautiful work John. I need to make it over there to see it person
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by the way, your driving this one to pigeon forge this yr I know, right? hehe..love the color..
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This picture would not mean anything without an expaination. It would be difficult to see by looking at the pic but all the chains are loose. The car is on the frame. Shims are under all 24 body mounts and the right bolts are in all the holes but one. I am going to have to slot one hole about 1/8 inch for the 7 inch bolt to go all the way through the frame. All is good so far.

Of course, I have not cut the bracing out yet so adjustments may have to be made. Hope to be snugging the body bolts tomorrow.

John

Best pic yet. I understand the "body bolts in" milestone 100%.
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beautiful work John. I need to make it over there to see it person
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by the way, your driving this one to pigeon forge this yr I know, right? hehe..love the color..
LOL, You had better come over here and see it because it sure won't be in Pigion Forge.

You know the welcome matt is out when you can make it Jeremy.

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The body bracing is gone and the LH side is very good though the gap is slightly wide. The RH side however, has a slightly larger gap at the top than at the bottom. I will have to do some measuring in order to decide whether to add shims to rh rear, rh front or pull some from the center. This gap was a little large at the top before I cut it loose. I should have compensated some while I was shimming it I guess.

The bad thing about a convertible is, the shimming is so critical. The good news is they are much easier to adjust with shims.

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Getting SOOOOOOOO close John! I can't wait to see you driving it, but then it will be sad because this thread will end.

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Obee kabee, I added a few shims to the rear rh side. I think it will be "on the money" when I adjust the door up 1/8 inch.

The chains are back in their coffee cans and the car is ready to sit back on the floor after I cut a couple of body bolts off and finish tightening a few.

It has been a good day.

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Not only are all body shims in, body bolts torqued, but car is now sitting on the ground.

Either painting dash and interior floor pans, assembling and fitting the front clip, or fitting the deck lid is next. Not sure which.......So many decisions. So many choices.

Who am I? .......What am I doing here.

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Not only are all body shims in, body bolts torqued, but car is now sitting on the ground.

Either painting dash and interior floor pans, assembling and fitting the front clip, or fitting the deck lid is next. Not sure which.......So many decisions. So many choices.

Who am I? .......What am I doing here.

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Mount a radaitor and drive it around the block.
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this is awesome, my friend. you are really killing it on this build.
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The last few day seem to have been spent more spinning my wheels than building a car. I did strip the undercoating and broken harware from my front fenders that Mark sold me. They were even better than I thought and are now at the sandblaster. Hopefully they are going to be blasted Thursday. The reason I mention the fenders is Mark and his dad truly did me a favorletting me have these fenders and hood

Believe it or not I spent two days getting the power steering hoses sorted out. The pressure hose ended up being a combination of two hoses. It is routed around the LH motor mount which pretty much keeps it out of sight.

At this time I think the return hose will route behind the inner fender and come back through the opening for the control arms. Since the inner fender has not been fabricated, I have left plenty of slack to play with.

The front calipers, hoses, and steel lines still need to be mounted. Now would be the time to do them while waiting on the fenders to be blasted.

BTW, I have tentively picked a '65 Ford Prairie Bronze for my interior color. Aren't the Chevy guys going to love that?


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this car is looking awesome! love the choice of interior color!
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this car is looking awesome! love the choice of interior color!
Hey Jeremy. I wore my new shirt today! Thanks buddy!

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