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Old 06-21-2018, 06:14 PM
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blahblahblahblah beer?

speaking of blahblah... cat tub screwed in. Both now. Trunk lid goes thump instead of boing.



Now if I may induce projectile target vomiting, step to the 59 Pontiac right rocker...





Ah, rubber stapled between metal! Neat bulkhead inside the rocker.



Here, I'll stick my hand up off in there.



Niffftttyyyy.

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Old 06-21-2018, 06:35 PM
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You just keep finding more to do on that car, huh ??
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You just keep finding more to do on that car, huh ??
I will leave no turn unstoned.

Hey, y'know... she's a looker. Lookers is meant to get looked at. They should be satisfying to look at.

Speaking of lookers I got a date waiting outside for me to screwdrive her hose clamp. Can't let that run around loose and I'm hoping to get lucky! Translation: Must go look at fuel leak more with flashlight and tools for a gas shower before water shower.

Good thing tomorrow is Friday, my wit is wore down to a nub.
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Test drive good so far. When I got back, opened the hood to find the clutch engaged, air blowing and the upper rad hose not hard as a rock. Nice.


And I won a door prize at the cruise night to boot. Damn, now I gotta clean my tonneau cover with my door prize....does that really make it a prize if it creates work??? hmm.....
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Hot dang, Pugsy, no pun intended. What was I just sayin about lookers? U got u one.

Oh happy longwinded day... I fixed my junk! I have been letting too much corn get into her diet and her pump inlet hose had gotten a little too fat. (Swelled up around nipple )
Slapped another new piece of the same hose on and dry as a bone. Eeee-hooo! Redlined it a few times on the way to get gas to be sure.

I'm sure the grass will thank my as for being gas free.

This was a good feelin day. Fender dent went like cake pie, as did the tub wall. And we have a rocker. Just one but I can work with that or fab. I could not in good conscience just weld up those holes and you see why.
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You just keep finding more to do on that car, huh ??
I miss it when I'm not in my stall, and this project will be fondly remembered even more than the others. Everything I'm doing needs doing so I'm doing it, thats all. I am guilty of savoring but the milking bucket is empty. Glad to be going at my pace and satsfying my conmitments at the same time.
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I finished up welding the right kick panel and then got the left one clamped in and ready to weld tomorrow. I was planning on getting them both all finished but damn I am beat tonight.

The other photo is a memorial sticker that is on the dash of a car buddy who passed away way too young back then. I am thinking it's dime I got this truck back on the road! My God, it's been sitting in pieces for 25 years! Why do we do this?

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I finished up welding the right kick panel and then got the left one clamped in and ready to weld tomorrow. I was planning on getting them both all finished but damn I am beat tonight.

The other photo is a memorial sticker that is on the dash of a car buddy who passed away way too young back then. I am thinking it's dime I got this truck back on the road! My God, it's been sitting in pieces for 25 years! Why do we do this?

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Lawn ornaments?

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'55 has a good frame, first year for the C channel perimeter, isn't it ? Get an MII conversion with power r&p and you're good to go.
Strange this was posted today after our conversationm.


Glenn Sparks Box frame or calif.frames were made primarily by A.O. Smith Company for G.M. They are seamless and about 70 lbs lighter than the other.Non box or Cailf.frames can easily be spotted by the welding on top where as the other is a seamless piece of tubing with no welding on top....also the rear shackle hangers are welded on the tubing frame as opposed to riveted on the other...the front end part of the frame where the suspension is primary the same on both and swegded onto the box frame and welded....The term Cailf.frame comes from the fact that G.M.shipped most of them to Calif assembly plants due to freight cost were less due to box frames were lighter ..times millions of frames shipped. ....i have several of each....by the way only tubing ....box frames were used to build the Famous Black Widow Race Cars in Atlanta. ..according to my freind Rex White nascar Hall of Fame inductee who built and drove the cars for G.M.....
Hope this helps ....also we used many box frames to build dirt track race cars due to the aforementioned lightness and strength. ..sorry tri five lovers

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Never knew this,

So I am smarter today..

If your lucky enough to have or be able to have a tube frame be thankful. I am and very happy the way mine tuned out. I was told by a friend that worked in a Chevy plant in 55 that production of frames couldn’t keep up with the body of the body’s of cars so frames were sub contracted out and the seamless frame was born.
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Strange this was posted today after our conversationm.


Glenn Sparks Box frame or calif.frames were made primarily by A.O. Smith Company for G.M. They are seamless and about 70 lbs lighter than the other.Non box or Cailf.frames can easily be spotted by the welding on top where as the other is a seamless piece of tubing with no welding on top....also the rear shackle hangers are welded on the tubing frame as opposed to riveted on the other...the front end part of the frame where the suspension is primary the same on both and swegded onto the box frame and welded....The term Cailf.frame comes from the fact that G.M.shipped most of them to Calif assembly plants due to freight cost were less due to box frames were lighter ..times millions of frames shipped. ....i have several of each....by the way only tubing ....box frames were used to build the Famous Black Widow Race Cars in Atlanta. ..according to my freind Rex White nascar Hall of Fame inductee who built and drove the cars for G.M.....
Hope this helps ....also we used many box frames to build dirt track race cars due to the aforementioned lightness and strength. ..sorry tri five lovers
That GM factory was in Oakland just North of me. A few years later they opened the Fremont factory where I live, and where my Buick GS was born.

Edit: I just did a little research on the plants, Oakland opened in 1916! And it ran until 63, I didn't know that, with the Fremont plant opening in 62.

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last work day of the week, plenty of work, and overtime tomorrow. Sure beats being slow. I'm ready for a beer already.
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That GM factory was in Oakland just North of me. A few years later they opened the Fremont factory where I live, and where my Buick GS was born.

Edit: I just did a little research on the plants, Oakland opened in 1916! And it ran until 63, I didn't know that, with the Fremont plant opening in 62.

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CURSE was born in Fremont as well.
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That GM factory was in Oakland just North of me. A few years later they opened the Fremont factory where I live, and where my Buick GS was born.

Edit: I just did a little research on the plants, Oakland opened in 1916! And it ran until 63, I didn't know that, with the Fremont plant opening in 62.

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Yep and 10 miles down the road was the Ford Motor Company,s Milpitas plant.

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ford San jose

The San Jose ford assembly plant in Milpitas is now a shopping mall. for a while they had a few Ford cars and info there but the last time I was there The cars were gone. There were no heaters in the back where the 2 track trains came in. when the converted to a mall they did not add any heaters and in the winter that area of the mall is cold. like in the old assembly plant days.
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