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I am glad you guys are OK, you keep me enthused to keep working on my car and I look forward to your wonderful posts.
Be careful with the buffer on the top deck, it is a long walk to go get a piece if it goes flying.

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I am glad you guys are OK, you keep me enthused to keep working on my car and I look forward to your wonderful posts.
Be careful with the buffer on the top deck, it is a long walk to go get a piece if it goes flying.
LOL, I will if it ever quits raining. I have everything from the cowl to the rear body shell ready to buff.

On the convertible, the rear belt molding covers the convertible top tack strip so even if we put it on, it will have to come off again. Both sides of that are bent where the previous owner did not know how to take it off. I am dreading them to be honest but they are convertible only pieces and I won't be finding replacements.

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tool for your shop

John,

I read this in Road&Track, I couldn't find any online info, but I just took pictures.
Can you fit one in your basement?
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Now THAT is one heck of an English wheel...
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I read this in Road&Track, I couldn't find any online info, but I just took pictures.
Can you fit one in your basement?
LOL, No, but what would I do with it if I could?

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I read this in Road&Track, I couldn't find any online info, but I just took pictures.
Can you fit one in your basement?
That is interesting. I would like to see it in astion. Just looking at it, i don't see how it operated.

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If you had one you could make Bugatti fenders.
Just an overgrown roller, without a skate wheel.
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We got started on the glass today. Steve took one of my junk vent windows apart yesterday so he was knowledgable about taking them apart to install the new Steele rubber. Other than polishing the stainless while they were apart I mostly watched him work his magic.



I was surprised how involved it was but, all in all, it is going smoothly.

It is going to be Tuesday before we get to finish. I do think it is all down hill from here though.



I was able to buy complete new door glass assemblies, vent glass and quarter window glass for $385 which is good. Of course, my quarter window frames are not due back from the plater's for another six weeks.

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Steve came back today and we finished the vent windows other than cleaning up the glazing caulk. he didmost of the work while I polished some stainless.

I know he put one side in and I still have the other one here waiting for the caulk to set up.

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I also got the gravel guards straightened and sanded to 3000. As soon as I get them buffed Steve can get them on.

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A good time to install power windows,and vents
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That's true David. At this time though, they are not important to me. We just need to get this thing together and get on to restoring the top irons so we can get a top on the car.

I have all good tight window regulators so......onward and upword!

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Went by Steve's today to drop him off the gravel guards and found him installing the door glass and vent windows.

He already had installed the belt molding, headlight bezels, and upper door stainless. I am looking forward to a pretty day where we can roll it out and get some pictures in the sun.

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Went by Steve's today to drop him off the gravel guards and found him installing the door glass and vent windows.

He already had installed the belt molding, headlight bezels, and upper door stainless. I am looking forward to a pretty day where we can roll it out and get some pictures in the sun.

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John. You are a lucky man to have such a good friend.
Pugsy, You have no idea how true that is. Not only has he done an excellent job but he has worked more cheaply than anyone should have to. I keep telling him thank you but I'm not sure he really knows how much I appreciate him.

LOL, Maybe he will read this!

He keeps telling me Precious has been good for him. He had bypass surgery a couple of years ago and says this has been better than physical therapy. I do know, he has been a real blessing to me for sure.

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I know you could have done all this yourself, but with your limited time availability, Steve HAS been the best thing you did to get this car done. Amazing pace and workmanship. Wish he was closer, but I HAVE been known to transport vehicles long distances ...

If you are like me, knowing the cost has been below what one would expect, I bet there will be a bonus for "early completion" at the end.
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