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Old 04-07-2018, 03:12 PM
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Maaan. Excellent choice of year, in my opinion. I had 71 Ventura post coupe and 75 Nova hatch so your tire well was sorta familiar but not exactly. Cool ride.
This thing was a basket case when we got it. On top of surviving a tornado it was also a rust bucket. So far we've replaced both quarters along with 95 per cent of the trunk floor. Plus rebuilt the motor and tranny.

Best thing is there are 3 generations working on this project. My 12 year old grandson, my youngest son and I.
They provide most of the labor and I provide technical support.

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Old 04-07-2018, 04:18 PM
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I know this isn't a car thing, but holy crap is that house I bought in Idaho nice! OMG my son was there today with me watching on the phone live and he was looking for a water source for the fridge and went under the sink, OMG he was taken aback as I was to how spotless this place is, it literally looks better than if it was new!

Daaaamn I can't wait to move!

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I am thankful it is working out for you Brian. It had to be nerve racking doing all that from a remote location.

I got to spend a couple three hours sanding the firewall getting ready for epoxy. Boy, do I wish I could reach behind it to hold a dolly. There is a lot of room for improvement tomthis firewall area. Hopefullt my stud gun will allow me to pick up some low areas and do a little shrinking.

This is the part I really enjoy though.

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I am thankful it is working out for you Brian. It had to be nerve racking doing all that from a remote location.

I got to spend a couple three hours sanding the firewall getting ready for epoxy. Boy, do I wish I could reach behind it to hold a dolly. There is a lot of room for improvement tomthis firewall area. Hopefullt my stud gun will allow me to pick up some low areas and do a little shrinking.

This is the part I really enjoy though.

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Of course it's the most enjoyable part because it means you are done with the hard work! WHOOO HOOOOO!

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Old 04-07-2018, 06:47 PM
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I am sick, in the house coughing and hacking and aching. But that doesn't stop me from going out to the garage in my pajamas and slippers to give my boy a hand with his little "hot rod." Just a little guidance, he is doing awesome!

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Of course it's the most enjoyable part because it means you are done with the hard work! WHOOO HOOOOO!

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I can put an engine or transmission together. I can install a subframe but the body, paint, and upholstery is the fun part for me. I think it is because that is what people see when they walk up to the car. I guess it feeds my ego.

Fabrication is a necessary part of being frugal but it doesn't excite me. Most of my friends are the opposite. They want a post car that is as fast as they can make it. I want a convertible or hardtop that is as cool as I can make it.

I think that is because I was raised in the big city and these guys were raised in the country. Street racing was just what they did back when. Me? We were cruising the drive-ins looking for girls. A cool car was what worked.

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I am sick, in the house coughing and hacking and aching. But that doesn't stop me from going out to the garage in my pajamas and slippers to give my boy a hand with his little "hot rod." Just a little guidance, he is doing awesome!

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Just read this. Sorry you are ill. hope you bounce back quick.

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Just read this. Sorry you are ill. hope you bounce back quick.

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I hope so too, I have REALLY important stuff next week, three Giants games!

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Old 04-07-2018, 10:00 PM
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Nick changed all the shocks both sway bars, the trans oil, and he is about to take it out for a drive. Man, he has a lot more energy than his dad that's for sure.

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I am sick, in the house coughing and hacking and aching. But that doesn't stop me from going out to the garage in my pajamas and slippers to give my boy a hand with his little "hot rod." Just a little guidance, he is doing awesome!

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I have missed something. What is the story on the Miata? I did not know Nick had bought it. Is he going to finish the V8 conversion and sell the Falcon?

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I have missed something. What is the story on the Miata? I did not know Nick had bought it. Is he going to finish the V8 conversion and sell the Falcon?

John
I don't know what will happen but he plans on having both of them. I personally hope he sells the Falcon, I don't think it's "him" as he doesn't work on it much. It's all tore apart and I rather see it together to sell and he does plan on putting it together, he has almost everything needed, he has spent a bunch of money on all this stuff.

He bought the Miata from a guy who rents a few stalls at the shop he works at. It's a super nice car, holy crap, the inside looks like a new car! He is having fun with it and that's all that matters to me.

But I am going to be leaning towards him selling the Falcon, we will see.

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I don't know what will happen but he plans on having both of them. I personally hope he sells the Falcon, I don't think it's "him" as he doesn't work on it much. It's all tore apart and I rather see it together to sell and he does plan on putting it together, he has almost everything needed, he has spent a bunch of money on all this stuff.

He bought the Miata from a guy who rents a few stalls at the shop he works at. It's a super nice car, holy crap, the inside looks like a new car! He is having fun with it and that's all that matters to me.

But I am going to be leaning towards him selling the Falcon, we will see.

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I vote to put the 289 in and a solid front axle and make it a street gasser...
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I vote to put the 289 in and a solid front axle and make it a street gasser...
Well, that is a possibility being there is a drag strip 20 minutes from our new house.

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Well, that is a possibility being there is a drag strip 20 minutes from our new house.

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Now it's a no brainer....get the Falcon running so it can move easily and keep it for a straight line track toy. The Miata is already a cool auto-crosser...
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Yep, that is some good advice.

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