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Old 01-17-2016, 12:33 PM
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a rust free shoebox
You mean as in free rust...

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Old 01-17-2016, 12:49 PM
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You mean as in free rust...
Yea that is an over used term out here trying to get the price up,,
California or Rust free western car ,but you can see the groung when looking at the floor
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Old 01-17-2016, 01:13 PM
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I do wish my Bel Air was a '53 or 54 Merc. I really do like that body style. Basically I have to admit, I am a Ford guy. It broke my heart when I finally realized a good flathead would not out run a 327 Chevy.

I know one thing. If a Merc falls in my lap, I am not starting over. Old age is catching up with this young man!

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Will you start a new thread like John,i will be looking forward to that as I can follow along and pick up the do,es and donts,as someday I will get to mine and can use your build as a example,should help a lot of us

which I will build mine as a daily driver,so no powder coating or tons of chrome .,
I started a build thread on this in the Projects/Builds section.
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I even make up new ones as I go and try to string them together into a long sentence that leaves no doubt I am irritated...
I just finished an Italian sports car. Now, I can cuss in Italian too.
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Made a twin size bed frame into a full size frame??

Since my son moved out his bed has been on the carpet, no frame or head board. I had a frame an head board up in the attic. Got it down, cleaned it up, drug it to the bedroom, tore the bed apart an it was a no go, to small. So I though this would take no time at all to make it fit, WRONG!!! Second weekend working on this project I think I'm done. Had to widen the head board at the bottom by 3 1/2 ins. An make the bed rails longer by 4 ins. A trip to the hardwear store, 6 lag screws, 4 bolts with a flange hex head, clear polyureathne, wood stain that doesnt match. Not what I wanted to be doing for 2 weekends.
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2.0 efi

bleed brakes on 1986 monte carlo. still figuring out why fast 2.0 not working correctly, went thru it all 3 times. wish I stuck with carb. 434 sbc 637hp 590 torque.
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bleed brakes on 1986 monte carlo. still figuring out why fast 2.0 not working correctly, went thru it all 3 times. wish I stuck with carb. 434 sbc 637hp 590 torque.
Welcome...

All the problems people have with aftermarket efi are exactly why I won't go to it until they have been out long enough to be fool proof, because I'm a complete fool when it comes to that new-fangled electronic injection stuff...

I did more fabrication of the '65 F100 today.

https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1965...ir-409770.html
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I got a little closer to making our fabbed bed floor work in the 67 Ranger today. Had to create a shim over the front xmember and roll a flange at the back edge. Its wierd but I'm just finishing what another started as usual. I'll be plugging it in tomorrow and praying to the warpage gods ha ha.
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Tonight I had to get out there and spin my Hotel California album RIP Glenn. I finished up the die. If you look at the first photo you can see a row of half plug welds. Those are holding the 18 gauge to the 14 (as I remember it's 14) making it thicker as I the 14 wasn't enough. I trued the edge of both pieces and then tacked the panel to them as Pugsy suggested (worked great!) and I then put it on my "anvil" and put the smaller metal pipe I have on it striking the pipe with my 4lb sledge. It worked awesome! Now, I screwed up not noticing that it had moved over off the anvil so I screwed it up a bit. But even then not enough to toss it, pretty neat!

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I swapped a Snap On top box for this years ago, hardly have used it. But every time I do I am amazed at how good it works. If you are working with sheetmetal this sucker is pretty hard to beat.

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I got a little closer to making our fabbed bed floor work in the 67 Ranger today. Had to create a shim over the front xmember and roll a flange at the back edge. Its wierd but I'm just finishing what another started as usual. I'll be plugging it in tomorrow and praying to the warpage gods ha ha.
I'm familiar with the warpage dudes. They usually tell me to slow down, spread the welds around and give the piece time to cool/equalize......yeah right....what do they know. I do seem to have a tune running thru my head while I'm working...

weld on, my wayward son,
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I do wish my Bel Air was a '53 or 54 Merc. I really do like that body style. Basically I have to admit, I am a Ford guy. It broke my heart when I finally realized a good flathead would not out run a 327 Chevy.

I know one thing. If a Merc falls in my lap, I am not starting over. Old age is catching up with this young man!

John
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Tonight I had to get out there and spin my Hotel California album RIP Glenn. I finished up the die. If you look at the first photo you can see a row of half plug welds. Those are holding the 18 gauge to the 14 (as I remember it's 14) making it thicker as I the 14 wasn't enough. I trued the edge of both pieces and then tacked the panel to them as Pugsy suggested (worked great!) and I then put it on my "anvil" and put the smaller metal pipe I have on it striking the pipe with my 4lb sledge. It worked awesome! Now, I screwed up not noticing that it had moved over off the anvil so I screwed it up a bit. But even then not enough to toss it, pretty neat!

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That looks like it worked out pretty well for you Brian.
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Ripped out the interior of the truck to get it ready for a build. Front end is halfway off, just need to pull the fenders and get the hood off. Motor and tranny should be off next weekend. More pics for the journal....
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