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Old 03-10-2014, 09:22 PM
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I got my Rambler stereo glove box primed tonight.

Ok, I lied guys, I didn't make this, it's an NOS '59 Rambler CD player glove box I bought on eBay.










I do have to fess up, I got a few runs. Damn I don't do this enough. Besides I RAN out there when I got home to do it, literally running so I could get it done.

It's so funny because I was going to make this mod differently butt welding the pieces in. But after I started making a pattern on the first one it hit me that the guys at Rambler wouldn't have done that, so I made pieces like they would have overlapping pieces plug welded in (I could have brought it to work and spot welded it but that is even more anal than me).
But I dig it, I like how it came out.

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looking good there! Gonna paint it white semi gloss?

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Old 03-10-2014, 09:25 PM
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looking good there! Gonna paint it white semi gloss?
No, I want matte black but I have some charcoal "in stock" so I'm going to use it. They originally had charcoal so that's good. But I may just get some matte black. I'll go check with the paint store and if I can bust out my wallet and pry it open I will.

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They will look great,thinking about converting my cross ram on my corvette to carbs if they ever give ant trouble ,,so far they have not..
So you've got one of those fuel injected cross rams that Chevy put out in the mid 80's? I've heard of them, and seen pictures, but never saw one up close. I did see one of the intakes being sold at a swap meet once and labeled as a "rare Smokey Yunick prototype" Pretty funny, and people were seriously looking at it!
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:47 PM
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The good news is Henry has expanded his horizons a lot in the last year. He has gone from a body man to being the guy who can cut and buff the car and is now doing much of the paint work.

If he bites his tongue and continues to gain the experience he is getting it will pay huge dividends later. If he quits this shop and goes to another one there is always the chance he will get "cubby holed" and end up doing the same limited things for who knows how long. The experience he is getting has real value even if he opens his own shop someday.

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that's the ticket! No way I quit and go to a shop where I do limited work and have to work my way back up. Experience in paint is a great thing but if it gets too busy he might have to hire a painter and it's back to the bondo board.
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That is funny,,some people will try anything for a buck
strange thing is Smokeys 66 chevelle is in a museum in Tennessee the air filter sealed off to the firewall for a ram air effect and to pick up colder from outside at cowl area,,my Corvette seals against the bottom if the hood to pull cold air from cowl area ,suppose to be the low pressure point just in front of windshield.
the rectangle ports on air filter seals to bottom of hood with rubber seals
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I got my Rambler stereo glove box primed tonight.

Ok, I lied guys, I didn't make this, it's an NOS '59 Rambler CD player glove box I bought on eBay.


I do have to fess up, I got a few runs. Damn I don't do this enough. Besides I RAN out there when I got home to do it, literally running so I could get it done.

It's so funny because I was going to make this mod differently butt welding the pieces in. But after I started making a pattern on the first one it hit me that the guys at Rambler wouldn't have done that, so I made pieces like they would have overlapping pieces plug welded in (I could have brought it to work and spot welded it but that is even more anal than me).
But I dig it, I like how it came out.

Brian

Very nice Brian, but I don't understand how that mini boom box is gonna fit in there.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:05 AM
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Very nice Brian, but I don't understand how that mini boom box is gonna fit in there.
Bungy cords...
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:11 AM
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Bungy cords...
Where does one find bungie cords that are 1959 appropriate?

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Actually I believe Rambler was using Sky Hooks at that period of time.

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Where does one find bungie cords that are 1959 appropriate?

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I guess that would be bailing wire.
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Having a bit of trouble getting these pics to show......?

Been working 12 hr days in cabinet shop.........But,enough time between coats of finish to get some fabricating done.This is a control bx enclosure for a shaper.Moved from down on the side to up top....being lazy,don't want to have to reach.Hall table is the last of a dz.

10G,Tig welded,almost ready to send to paint.
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Where does one find bungie cords that are 1959 appropriate?

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At the antique store, of course, along with all our childhood toys....
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Where does one find bungie cords that are 1959 appropriate?
I believe they were used in air craft landing gear at the time, and are mentioned in GM's 1957 Chevrolet Stock Car Competition Guide
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The 57 black widow used them on nascar
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:50 PM
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LOL, My blood running off the panel does not show in this picture. It is OK, I can spare a little.

Getting close to being ready to drill for my plug welds and cutting out for the body mount but going to go,ahead and make the other side first in case this needs to be tweaked more than I expect.

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