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Old 03-28-2018, 06:38 PM
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Really sounds like you've been hit with "Pugsy luck"...my sympathies.
The jacked parts is nothing new for me, the mess the painter made is disgusting. I had a sick feeling in my stomach grinding the bondo off the quarter after finding the butchered mess under a 1/4" of bondo on the door frame. So far, it doesn't look like he violated my new quarter skin...
Right now, I'd pay $1,000 for an NOS door shell that wasn't whacked somehow.

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Ha....I almost forgot to quote this.

Henry, funny guy, gave me the name "thread cop".
I outta change that by now.
Oh, my bad, you were nominated then. Beg pardon! I like the new pic and saying. I would not mind a Camino with power nothing. Just an alternator.
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The jacked parts is nothing new for me, the mess the painter made is disgusting. I had a sick feeling in my stomach grinding the bondo off the quarter after finding the butchered mess under a 1/4" of bondo on the door frame. So far, it doesn't look like he violated my new quarter skin...
Right now, I'd pay $1,000 for an NOS door shell that wasn't whacked somehow.
Wow. I had no idea. This is why I stay hired, even being slow. Dog gone it. What you've shown troubles me. The time and gas and BS is stacking on up too, not just bought doors. Feel free to grump until this is resolved.

My '59 work trunk pit was a shambles at quitting time and progress was not real visible so I'll spare you guys today. I have the tubes behind the wheelwells top side welded in level and square and reinforced at the body mount, and am doing nut pockets now.

But y'all ain't getting off that easy. This reminded me of both Mitch and Pugsy for different reasons. Saw it whilst homeward bound today.

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Dash is together. Need to wire it up tomorrow.





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The last pic is the best, but I would be cutting off the 90's at the evap and getting straight ends crimped on and shortening the condenser hoses to look more organized. Where is the battery going with the condenser hoses in it's place ?

Just a thought,
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Routing some stupid hoses with stoopid lengths with stupidly turned ends all compliments of Classic Auto Air.

Oh, did I mention the company already? My bad....

1st pic is the way buddy tells me on the phone today, along the firewall...






2nd pic shows the hose has enough meat to run behind the air filter all the way to the compressor....











3rd is how I have to do it in case someone asks to look under the hood.....




does both your lines go to firewall or does 1 go to the evaporator and from other port on evaporato to the condensor /Dryer acumulator,, ??? just asking.
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Dash is together. Need to wire it up tomorrow.





Looks good Pugs!

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Speedometer looks crooked. Otherwise, museum piece and the customization / upgrades blend in pretty good.

I'll beg your pardon once more... must be X bodies that have a square tach in the middle, or a different year A body, or something. I dig those but yours is also nifty. Wire that thing up Pugsy style. Have you decided whether to toss the fusebox that came in it? I forget.
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Tonight I sand blasted the area where the gutter goes and the gutter and applied some etch/weld through primer so I can weld the gutter in tomorrow night.

I got it done, ready to prime, then spotted something I missed. I had to weld up little holes and what not 357 times, then spot blast another 274 times when I thought I was done, so I finally finished up, primed it and came in and relaxed.

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The jacked parts is nothing new for me, the mess the painter made is disgusting. I had a sick feeling in my stomach grinding the bondo off the quarter after finding the butchered mess under a 1/4" of bondo on the door frame. So far, it doesn't look like he violated my new quarter skin...
Right now, I'd pay $1,000 for an NOS door shell that wasn't whacked somehow.

do you need drivers or passenger side.
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Tonight I sand blasted the area where the gutter goes and the gutter and applied some etch/weld through primer so I can weld the gutter in tomorrow night.

I got it done, ready to prime, then spotted something I missed. I had to weld up little holes and what not 357 times, then spot blast another 274 times when I thought I was done, so I finally finished up, primed it and came in and relaxed.

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How does the gutter go on? Is it not sandwiched between the roof cap like cars? I am trying to visualize the installation process you are about to undertake.

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I've bought 2 left doors for my Chevelle this week, On Monday I got one local, fairly decent but needs the bottom lip replaced on the frame and some of the skin. I thought I would cut up my original door frame that the painter screwed up to repair it but he ground thru the lower rear corner that I need and cut the frame vertically and added scrap to make it wider ?? So today I drove 575 miles round trip into IA for a door that looked good in the pics I got. I got there at 7:30, when the sun was just trying to break thru the pea-soup fog and the guy had no lights in his garage. I felt the skin and it was quite warped from sand blasting, but the rest looked OK. I figured I could play with correcting the warp and get a decent door. When I got home and looked closely the main frame has been patched and goobered and the skin is a genuine GM replacement that wasn't even installed completely when someone screwed it up with a sand blaster... I put it on anyway and the gaps are crap, so I put the rusty one from Monday on and that door fit very nice, except at the center of the quarter panel. The painter had gobbed almost a 1/4" of filler on to try to match the door he butchered and made WIDER ??? WTF ??? Screw up the door and then add a ton of bondo to make it match ??




Wow Mitch, I just went back and reviewed the pictures that went with this post. Man, I hate to see the money you have spent in good faith go for nothing.

Good luck on the door. Does anybody make a decent repop door?

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does both your lines go to firewall or does 1 go to the evaporator and from other port on evaporato to the condensor /Dryer acumulator,, ??? just asking.
Don't understand the question.
Two hoses everywhere.
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Speedometer looks crooked. Otherwise, museum piece and the customization / upgrades blend in pretty good.

I'll beg your pardon once more... must be X bodies that have a square tach in the middle, or a different year A body, or something. I dig those but yours is also nifty. Wire that thing up Pugsy style. Have you decided whether to toss the fusebox that came in it? I forget.
I'll have to check if it's straight. Thanks.

This is a 69 factory style tach. Looks like 71-72 had the square jobbie on the sweep style speedo dash.

Fuse box is new. So I'm reusing it and have it all rewired. All connections soldered together.

I'm now down to a bunch of wiring left to do, installing the flexible ducts for the AC, charging it, mounting the cruise control unit somewhere and pretty much done after that.
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Water Leaks

Hey guys.

I found water tracks after pulling the carpet and need to track down the leaks. I poured some water on the bottom corner of the windshield and found a dribble inside. Does the glass need to come out?

Or do I need to pull off the molding to find out if there is holes hiding under there?
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