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Old 03-16-2014, 10:58 PM
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Yeah BB, $32! I have one! Geeez you guys just don't get how cheap I am!

I got the stereo all in the Rambler, WHOO HOOO! First song, YMCA.

I couldn't believe how easy the speakers were. I had a pair I was going to put in the doors, they ended up falling apart when I cranked up the music. So I went digging thru my stock and ended up using a pair of others and putting them in the kick panels. The kick panels had no room behind them but they were also shaped to the cowl side, all I had to do was cut a hole and mount the speakers to the panel and stall it, the panel flattened out and it the speakers fit!

I can dig it, it sounds of course a thousand times better than the stock AM radio even with those two funky speakers.

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:59 PM
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I finished adding small bits to the bottom of both B pillars and got both rockers tacked in place.
Waa-hooo!

Beautiful Pugsy!

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Beautiful Pugsy!

Brian
I suspect Pugsy never sleeps. He is so fast.

You mean I am supposed to have BOLT in there??? News to me, never had one before. Do I want one? LOL

doh! forgot to add the pic….. here it is….

AND I read a nice article by some guy named Brain, the basic of basics. I need to move a hinge, a bit, then I can do the basics. Thanks for all those handy
tutorials you write Brian. ( the door does fit, it fit once, it will fit again, even if I have to break a pin )
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today was a nice day to show a little love to my daily driver, especially since I'm forced to not play basketball so I thought I better get the car stuff out of the way now. Replaced the spark plugs and wires, installed some new rear brake pads, and a coolant outlet flange. VW has really lame plastic coolant fittings and they all fail. This was the last one left(all other plastic crap failed/replaced) and it has been leaking badly. I'm not entirely sure it's where the leak was but am pretty sure it was coming from the flange. It's a horrible design and people have reported leaks 2 days after replacing theirs. It uses a rubber O ring and I hear not to use RTV sealants with O rings but I read so many stories about them failing with no sealant so I got the grey sealant for waterpumps, but am hearing the high temp one works great for this job, and VW installed one with a red high temp sealant so I figured it needed a sealant. Brake pads were all the way down to the metal backing. I kid you not. the rear brakes last a long time on those cars, a lot longer than my wife's Honda.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:12 AM
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I suspect Pugsy never sleeps. He is so fast.

You mean I am supposed to have BOLT in there??? News to me, never had one before. Do I want one? LOL

doh! forgot to add the pic….. here it is….

AND I read a nice article by some guy named Brain, the basic of basics. I need to move a hinge, a bit, then I can do the basics. Thanks for all those handy
tutorials you write Brian. ( the door does fit, it fit once, it will fit again, even if I have to break a pin )
I'm not sure if they ever had bolts in there but it has the hole and other cars with similar hinges have bolts. I put them in mine to get the doors where I wanted.

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Old 03-17-2014, 06:22 AM
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Bought another trailor yesterday and I installed a 10,500 winch on it it is 18ft more of what I needed.

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Is THAT a ford pulling a chevy???? Come on man....
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Been a while since last post, been working hard fixing my dash after dropping it on the floor shortly after finishing it. The damage was much worse than I thought once I gave it a close inspection, had to repair a dozen small cracks. Got it painted and installed this weekend. just need to finish the carpet and build door panels and interior is close to finished.


I will never do fiberglass work again.

Have a great day guys.

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I was going to sit a dodge across the bed and haul it and pull the chevy ,but I didn't want to cause a controversy.
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Been a while since last post, been working hard fixing my dash after dropping it on the floor shortly after finishing it. The damage was much worse than I thought once I gave it a close inspection, had to repair a dozen small cracks. Got it painted and installed this weekend. just need to finish the carpet and build door panels and interior is close to finished.


I will never do fiberglass work again.

Have a great day guys.

Ed
Ed your dash and console looks just outstanding! Beautiful work. Congratulations!!!

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:57 AM
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Ed your dash and console looks just outstanding! Beautiful work. Congratulations!!!

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My goodness yes it does! Geeez and I am thinking I put a bunch of work into my stereo glovebox.

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Old 03-17-2014, 09:12 AM
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Been a while since last post, been working hard fixing my dash after dropping it on the floor shortly after finishing it. The damage was much worse than I thought once I gave it a close inspection, had to repair a dozen small cracks. Got it painted and installed this weekend. just need to finish the carpet and build door panels and interior is close to finished.


I will never do fiberglass work again.

Have a great day guys.

Ed
That's freekin awesome!

I will remember to shape metal for my dash rather than use fiberglass. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:37 AM
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Been a while since last post, been working hard fixing my dash after dropping it on the floor shortly after finishing it. The damage was much worse than I thought once I gave it a close inspection, had to repair a dozen small cracks. Got it painted and installed this weekend. just need to finish the carpet and build door panels and interior is close to finished.


I will never do fiberglass work again.

Have a great day guys.

Ed
amazing work there!
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:04 AM
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Been a while since last post, been working hard fixing my dash after dropping it on the floor shortly after finishing it. The damage was much worse than I thought once I gave it a close inspection, had to repair a dozen small cracks. Got it painted and installed this weekend. just need to finish the carpet and build door panels and interior is close to finished.


I will never do fiberglass work again.

Have a great day guys.

Ed
I am sorry you had to go through that Ed. The results are superb. Thanks for posting.

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Old 03-17-2014, 10:26 AM
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Look inside that door guys, look INSIDE the door at the back side of the door skin. Guys THAT is a well detailed car. It's not pretending, it isn't simply a bunch of money thrown at it. It's a SHOW CAR as I believe one should be. You can look at this car deeper and deeper and not see a flaw, you can look at it where you're not suppose to look...and not find a flaw. This is the kind of car I love to see, they will stop me in my tracks at shows.

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Old 03-17-2014, 10:33 AM
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Look inside that door guys, look INSIDE the door at the back side of the door skin. Guys THAT is a well detailed car. It's not pretending, it isn't simply a bunch of money thrown at it. It's a SHOW CAR as I believe one should be. You can look at this car deeper and deeper and not see a flaw, you can look at it where you're not suppose to look...and not find a flaw. This is the kind of car I love to see, they will stop me in my tracks at shows.

Brian
LOL, Now you have quit preachin and gone to medlin.......
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