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Old 07-25-2019, 12:51 PM
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Moving right along..Im jealous.

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Thanks David. I hope things get back to normal for you so you can get things done. Steve helping me has been a real blessing. He is bringing in a '36 three window Ford that belonged to a friend who passed away. It was apart when Frank passed. Steve is going to finish putting it together for his widow so I will have to share him. That is good. He has already brought Precious further and quicker than I thought possible. Lisa is a sweetheart and I know she will be thrilled to see the car comeing back to life.

We all ran around together way back in the 70's. As a matter of fact, The first paint job I ever got paid for was Franks '74 Monte Carlo that had rear ended another car. That was probably 1978 or 79.

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Trunk is coming along. Steve is getting it smooth enough to paint and at least look factory without rust pits showing.



My inner fender panel is in that I had to do over



Dropped spindles on and car is sitting level.



Temporary exhaust pipes run to get car to muffler shop.



Steve has the wiring pretty much complete. He hopes to crank it Monday. He also blew the horn for me but it did not show up on the picture.

Now think about it. Steve has done all this since I was there yesterday afternoon.



The only thing I am not 100% in agreement with is where Steve has located the battery. I am hoping he will find a slightly better place for it.



I want to publicly thank Steve here on the forum. I have never had anybody give me more value for my money than Steve has. I know he drops in here once in a while and checks the forum out. He deserves to know how much I appreciate what he has done and how much value I place on his work and friendship.

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You're not the only one that appreciates Steve. I do as well. So glad to see this moving forward as it is, when circumstances have you sidelined.
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You're not the only one that appreciates Steve. I do as well. So glad to see this moving forward as it is, when circumstances have you sidelined.
No kidding, he has really dug in and got to work !!
Thank Steve for all of us and ask when I can bring my Camaro down. Hopefully in a couple weeks and he can keep it all winter. I need to build another storage building at our new home...
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She lives!

I took a video with sound but unfortunately I can not get it to upload and run. It sounds good and other than the fuel gauge is not reading properly and the clutch es dragging badly, we could drive it out of the garage.

Steve's brother said he heard Precious say thank you John but I think He misunderstood over the straight pipes. I'm sure she said thank you Steve.

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His done crunk up a 454 4 speed grin is precious. Literally. I lol'ed.

You could charge him for today, he got a big enjoy offa that!
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His done crunk up a 454 4 speed grin is precious. Literally. I lol'ed.

You could charge him for today, he got a big enjoy offa that!
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would liked to have seen Johns face,,i bet he had a Big Ole Grin also
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Shoot guys. I'm still grinning from ear to ear.

Odd thing happened. Steve had wired up the headlight switch I had rebuilt with it dangling under the dash. When he went to install it the knob and shaft will not come out. The little button pushes but it will not turn loose of the shaft. Now I know I had pulled it out both before and after I rebuilt it....Go figure.

Strange, but my project for tomorrow is to take my three headlight switches and make one good one. Hopefully, I have a usable switch chassis with a good rheostat.

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Shoot guys. I'm still grinning from ear to ear.

Odd thing happened. Steve had wired up the headlight switch I had rebuilt with it dangling under the dash. When he went to install it the knob and shaft will not come out. The little button pushes but it will not turn loose of the shaft. Now I know I had pulled it out both before and after I rebuilt it....Go figure.

Strange, but my project for tomorrow is to take my three headlight switches and make one good one. Hopefully, I have a usable switch chassis with a good rheostat.

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I took the headlight switch apart and fixed it last night. The little silver clip that holds the stalk was installed backwards.

Note, in this picture it is backwards.

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I finally broke down and bought a new IPA today. It is going to take a while to get used to it but I am excited.My old IPad is so old Apple no longer supports it or provides updates for it.

Steve primed the inside of the deck lid today. If you remember, I made the bottom four inches or so of both the inner and outer portions.

This is the first picture posted from the new IPad.

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This is a test of downloading pictures directly from the IPad without going through Photobucket. I have never been able to post multiple thumbnails before.

Note, Steve found a better place to put the battery!

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Dang, that guy, Steve, makes me look like a turtle putting a project together.

That's great that you got to hear it run...

I LOVE starting my Chevelle, just wish I could drive it. Well, I did drive it last Sunday. I had hauled it to No St Paul on the rollback and it was HOT and humid Sunday, so I drove the truck over to the house drive and unloaded it in the shade. I got to drive about 200 FEET to the shop drive and 300 feet up that to park it in the shop again.

I've never heard the new engine in the Camaro either. It was run on an engine stand and a dyno, but I wasn't around for those.
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So cool John, it's so damn cool seeing it getting so far!

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You know. if Precious just had her new grill, windshield, and stainless on she would be right in style!

I know, I know, All in good time.

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