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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 03:22 PM
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Views: 224,472
Posted By matt b
Is the German warehouse willing to ship to...

Is the German warehouse willing to ship to Germany ? If so, I may be able to help you. A buddy flies to see his GF every month, does Berlin to Stockholm and he would be willing to take some with him...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,522
Posted By matt b
Nice work, great progress. Look up "Quick...

Nice work, great progress.

Look up "Quick Glo Chrome Cleaner" for your bumpers, you'd be amazed by the shine you would get from using the stuff. They would probably match the shine of your mirrors.
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
I wanted to get the inner panels in paint ASAP....

I wanted to get the inner panels in paint ASAP. It would help me determine whether we scanned a good panel for the paint mix and also get these areas sealed and ready for install.

Monday was paint...
Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Tons of prep left: <a...

Tons of prep left:

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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
It would be cool to see what happened to it. The...

It would be cool to see what happened to it. The light green is a neat color too, you don't see many of those around.

This is where we stopped last Wednesday. Good progress but still tons of prep...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,522
Posted By matt b
Congrats! It's a big milestone and I'm glad...

Congrats! It's a big milestone and I'm glad you're using the VCOA meet as a deadline to have a show worthy car.

Keep the updates coming!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Seriously. For those going to the VCOA meet in...

Seriously. For those going to the VCOA meet in SLO next week, they will be there. Lennart and Marie-Louise are as nice as they are knowledgeable.

I'll throw up more pictures on this car soon, not...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Thanks. It helps be 2 people working. Phones are...

Thanks. It helps be 2 people working. Phones are turned off, we just keep churning away.

I'll add up the hours later tonight but we have quite a few hours already into it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
All panels are getting prepped, primed and...

All panels are getting prepped, primed and painted. I am considering POR-15 for the underside and even the floors inside the car. I really want this thing 100% rust free and rust proof.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Pulled the quarter panel on the driver's side....

Pulled the quarter panel on the driver's side. The car had been hit hard in the driver's rear corner.

Early indication of a Bondo sculpture:
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Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
I'm not very good at updating threads. Been...

I'm not very good at updating threads.

Been putting in roughly 4-5 hours a day on this thing, as my schedule allows. Friend who's more comfortable with a welder puts in a good 20 hours/week. It's...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-08-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,244
Posted By matt b
The inner rocker seems rock solid, that IS...

The inner rocker seems rock solid, that IS exciting! Good thing you're treating it while it's still healthy.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,244
Posted By matt b
Yes seriously. Seeing the metal this clean is...

Yes seriously. Seeing the metal this clean is amazing.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-05-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,244
Posted By matt b
So pretty..... :oogle: Great progress, nice...

So pretty..... :oogle:

Great progress, nice work. I bitch about having to do that to a car that has a combination of sand blasted panels and fresh sheetmetal, I can't imagine doing the entire...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-02-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,244
Posted By matt b
Disappointing but it looks like you caught it...

Disappointing but it looks like you caught it fairly soon. Where are you ordering your panels ?

We've had to make some panels fit with some "convincing" here, but VP has good panels.
Forum: website & board 09-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By matt b
Bienvenu, les messages traduis avec Google...

Bienvenu, les messages traduis avec Google Translate sont Únormes! Redwood est grognon mais il y a de bonnes resources ici et bcp de propriÚtaires vraiment droles.

Nice 740, do you have pics of...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,906
Posted By matt b
@carestocars

@carestocars
Forum: projects & restorations 08-27-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Started on the body panel replacements. Thanks to...

Started on the body panel replacements. Thanks to a friend of mine who is a great welder, we made significant progress in just a few hours today. I guess welding for the AF for 10+ years doesn't...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-25-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,008
Posted By matt b
Beautiful as ever. It's the details that I enjoy...

Beautiful as ever. It's the details that I enjoy as well, the badge on the correct grill, the seal behind the grill surround, etc...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By matt b
P/N S7428 with VP-Autoparts ? It's the "Gasket...

P/N S7428 with VP-Autoparts ? It's the "Gasket Caliper between halves" for the late model Amazons with the 2 circuit Girling calipers up front.

They're a little more than $1/piece
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
That sucks. :-( These are easier: <a...

That sucks. :-(

These are easier:

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Thanks. 70 Red is earlier than the 46 color code...

Thanks. 70 Red is earlier than the 46 color code and slightly darker. I had some 46 mixed and it's a brighter red (I did an Amazon in 46 red, I love the color).

I'm going to try to match a chip...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Some of body work being done here involves...

Some of body work being done here involves pulling dents out and making sure that panels are straight. I have a simple dent puller from HF and it works well.

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Little bit of progress made. I am doing some of...

Little bit of progress made. I am doing some of the welding with the help of a friend who is more experienced than I am.

Some of it is easy (floors need love)

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 42,665
Posted By matt b
Gotcha, that makes sense. I wonder how tempted...

Gotcha, that makes sense. I wonder how tempted you'll be to just leave it alone after getting the mechanical work done. I save that for last, I'm willing to ignore cosmetic issues if it means being...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 42,665
Posted By matt b
I missed it: why is the perimeter of your engine...

I missed it: why is the perimeter of your engine bay in black ? Por-15 ? If it is, you can actually paint it whichever color you want, it will also protect it against UV degradation.

Nice...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-20-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 203,418
Posted By matt b
How sharp is the radius for the hose ? Could you...

How sharp is the radius for the hose ? Could you use a small section of aluminum tubing to make the bend and never worry about kinks ?

How's the garage fix coming along ? If you have it in your...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 79,338
Posted By matt b
It's the black paper that's glued all over...

It's the black paper that's glued all over Amazons and P1800's. I have heard both: Asbestos and no Asbestos. I just replace it because it's usually disgusting and peeling off.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,470
Posted By matt b
Well done. You did it, that's more than many...

Well done. You did it, that's more than many owners can claim.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By matt b
$12 with Moss Motors. It's worth it.

$12 with Moss Motors. It's worth it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 898
Posted By matt b
You don't mention the condenser ? When was it...

You don't mention the condenser ? When was it last replaced ? Are you confident that your vacuum advance is functioning properly ?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 79,338
Posted By matt b
That's a good thing to do. And the headliner will...

That's a good thing to do. And the headliner will still fit over the insulation.

If push comes to shove, fill a styrofoam cooler with ice, stick a small 12 v powered fan in the lid and have your...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,008
Posted By matt b
You can still buy them from places like VP,...

You can still buy them from places like VP, etc... P/N 686833: $85, and there is an economy version available with VP-Autoparts for $55.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,470
Posted By matt b
I think he's running a Mustang trans.

I think he's running a Mustang trans.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 26,470
Posted By matt b
If you're running SU's, look up Dylan's 544...

If you're running SU's, look up Dylan's 544 tuning vids. If you follow them to a T, you'll be running well. Do you have a timing light ? Best $75 I ever spent for an older engine.

If you're on a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-09-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,320
Posted By matt b
That headliner is baaaad! Are you going to pull...

That headliner is baaaad! Are you going to pull it or just steam clean it ? Steam may do the trick for now. Nice work on the paint, it looks like there is plenty to work with if you had to wet sand...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
The Jensen is rust free, especially when compared...

The Jensen is rust free, especially when compared to the 64. The 64 sat in a field in MN between 1972 and 2016, so you can imagine what that did to the undercarriage.

The only spots of rust that...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-06-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
I did not. Person who owns it was someone out of...

I did not. Person who owns it was someone out of Phoenix, I haven't talked to Matt's widow or Roy's widow (Matt's partner at the yard, and owner of the red 122S I did) in over a year so I am not sure...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
Thanks, definitely stoked on this car. I'm trying...

Thanks, definitely stoked on this car. I'm trying to get the details right without losing sight of the larger project and the time needed to complete it.

A shop had done rust repair on the last...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
That's the guy, good ole crooked Charles. He has...

That's the guy, good ole crooked Charles. He has had his ad flagged so many times, and he keeps trying to put it back up. Owns a pet store in Beverly Hills but keeps his cars in Santa Clarita.

I...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
1311 is a red 70 car, according to its VIN plate....

1311 is a red 70 car, according to its VIN plate. I couldn't find a suitable panel on the car but 6501 had this splash panel painted in the correct color:

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-05-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By matt b
P1800 restoration - early Jensen car

I don't do catchy titles, great social media posts or regular updates so bear with me.

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Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 80,008
Posted By matt b
Now instead of hauling it home to figure out a...

Now instead of hauling it home to figure out a problem, you get to drive it home to put your final touches on it!

Good stuff, this restoration has been great to follow .
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,522
Posted By matt b
One of the best sets of carbs to run on those...

One of the best sets of carbs to run on those engines! Why cable vs traditional linkage ? Looks or performance ?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,244
Posted By matt b
You can also use a good etch primer on that...

You can also use a good etch primer on that metal. The acidity of the primer has a way with very very minor flash rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By matt b
Update on this. I realize it's probably trivial...

Update on this. I realize it's probably trivial but I want to get this car right.

Car number is VIN 1311, making it one of the P1800's built in the UK by Jensen. I also own car 6501, one of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,244
Posted By matt b
The undercoating will hold up to sand blasting....

The undercoating will hold up to sand blasting. But I have had good luck removing it with this attachment on a Dewalt angle grinder:
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By matt b
Nice color! Is the rust limited to the rockers or...

Nice color! Is the rust limited to the rockers or are the floors and trunk area rusty as well ?

Looks like a great replacement to your 240, congrats on a good find.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-16-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,984
Posted By matt b
Call local glass companies (local to the car, not...

Call local glass companies (local to the car, not to you). I had a similar issue on my 2004 V70R (rock kicked up by a bro truck when my wagon was parked at a tire shop). Glass company had OEM glass...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,875
Posted By matt b
The two halves of your caliper appear to be...

The two halves of your caliper appear to be misaligned. That would cause air to be trapped in it for sure. Is it a rebuilt unit ? I'd take it back.
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