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Old 02-06-2020, 02:41 PM
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I have the he drivers backrest finished and have started redoing the passenger side I was so unhappy with.

Steve has my wheels painted red and we changed the front tires yesterday.

Also, the stock origional radio has been converted to solid state am/fm and is ready to install.

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Went up to Steve's and visited with Precious today....



Her garnish moldings are painted and installed.



Jer rear view mirror is in.



The radio is in though not wired yet.



And she has red wheels with a new set of '53 Olds Fiesta spinners.







It was hard to say goodnight to her, turn the lights out, leave her in that cold garage, all alone, in the dark, by herself.





Gotta get this seat done and finish the stainless........

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Man, you're really getting close John!
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Boy, it is really looking good. I see you figured out how to use the hubcaps. They right on the money for that car.
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Looks good to me. Love it!

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John, are you and your wife OK. We have missed you for a couple of weeks and starting to worry.
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John, are you and your wife OK. We have missed you for a couple of weeks and starting to worry.
He posted last night in the "what did you work on today" forum.
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John, are you and your wife OK. We have missed you for a couple of weeks and starting to worry.
Thank you for being concerned. I am fine. Progress on the car is moving forward but at a pretty slow pace.

Steve has all the window regulators in and is installing the overflow tank for the radiator. I have the seat covered except for the hard parts and am back to polishing and straightening the upper belt line stainless so he can install the vent windows and door glass. The quarter window frames are still at the chrome plater's but he has the run tracks all blasted and epoxied as well as the regulators installed.

I have a lady that comes in to stay with Barb 3 days a week for 6 hours a day. I am blessed to have her but time for toys is still pretty scarce.

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I do have a good start on my belt line trim. These pieces are straightened and sanded to 3000. Still need to be buffed though.

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Isn't it amazing what the super fine paper does though! And you can go to 5000 now. Heck, it barely needs polishing after that!

Good stuff John!

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Isn't it amazing what the super fine paper does though! And you can go to 5000 now. Heck, it barely needs polishing after that!

Good stuff John!

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Your right Brian.I would almost be willing to install this stuff "as is." No doubt 5000 would be more than good enough for a nice driver. I don't think I have any 5000 around here now though.

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Are you hand sanding?
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Are you hand sanding?
Used 3 DA up to 800 to get scratches out. Hand sanded from there. I can hand sand at the kitchen table and be upstairs with Barb. Unfortunately, for me, the quickest way is not what I can do.

I have brought the buffer upstairs and can put it on the rear deck to buff them.

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