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Old 11-21-2019, 07:42 PM   #51
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As it sat this morning, awaiting to roll into the booth for a coat of filler primer.

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Old 11-21-2019, 07:43 PM   #52
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Body man will need to cut the openings for the rear bumper brackets into the new quarters.

I am working on painting the engine and prepping it to receive its accessories. I have a fresh clutch to it should mate up to the trans soon.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:34 AM   #53
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Rock on. Should be exciting to see it all in one color soon.

What are you using for paint - a modern single-stage urethane or some other system?
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:36 AM   #54
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Rock on. Should be exciting to see it all in one color soon.

What are you using for paint - a modern single-stage urethane or some other system?
Modern single stage.
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:18 PM   #55
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There's something to be said for straight panels and fresh paint. I can't wait to have the car back in the garage so that I can start its assembly.

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Old 12-03-2019, 05:25 PM   #56
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That is one hell of a nice garage
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:03 PM   #57
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Thanks, it's packed with parts and the 1800S (a 64 model) but I'll get it organized soon and should have a nice spot to assemble this car ASAP.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:46 PM   #58
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Amazing!
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Old 12-03-2019, 11:01 PM   #59
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Thanks Doug. Off topic: I was wearing my Kauer Guitars T-shirt and a musician friend went wild over your site and the guitars. If a Brett D from Tucson orders a Super Chief, we'll know why.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:09 PM   #60
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Looks great! Which of the three photos above do you think best represents the shade of paint IRL? The middle shot looks very close to mine and the other two make it look slightly lighter.

Really looking forward to following reassembly!
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Old 12-06-2019, 01:07 AM   #61
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Well now I’m just flabbergasted. Thank you so much!!
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:53 PM   #62
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Looks great! Which of the three photos above do you think best represents the shade of paint IRL? The middle shot looks very close to mine and the other two make it look slightly lighter.

Really looking forward to following reassembly!
Probably the first one. It's a bit duller than the 46 color code. I'll try to get side by side pics when a friend brings his 66 over next week.

Re-assembly is somewhat on hold for now, I need to finish the metal work on 6501 in order to have space in the garage. Frame extensions, battery box, rear floors and most of the nose's structure have been repaired. We need to do front floors and trunk next week, as well as install the used front clip. I want it off the rotisserie and in storage until I can get the red car assembled.
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Some update, I'm awful at taking pics as we work and even worse at remembering to post or update threads. Here's an update from late December until now.

Back from paint in December, I was trying to finish up the other car's metal work (on the rotisserie.) Got it done in late December, behind schedule but straight and clean.

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Pic above is with both cars on the ground. Car to the right started it all, it's a 63/64 I picked up out of MN with extensive rust. Front clip was removed, pic shows it on casters with a newer front clip draped over it.

Local shop rebuilt the generator for it. Invoice had a handwritten note: excessive rat feces in generator. This car was filled with rat feces, just ask Hiperfauto and Planetman. It was gnarly.

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Christmas came early, in the form of re-chromed parts. It's the most expensive part of the restoration after body work but it makes a huge difference.

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Took a couple weeks off over the holidays, but I was chomping at the bit in early January.
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:37 PM   #64
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Early January, buddy and I were able to hit the ground running.

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Started trying on the side trim

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Stripped the car again so that interior, engine bay and trunk could have paint on them. Body shop should have done that but didn't and I didn't want to have the car trailered back to them.

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Satisfying but painting in your garage is a giant pain in the di..... I spent 5 hours masking off the car and protecting the garage.

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Pulled the rear axle off the car, cleaned and painted the house. Checked the rear end, along with bearings. Repacked the bearings, replaced all brake components (even though shoes and wheel cylinders looked brand new).

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Got hung up on a rubbing issue with one side, mentioned it to Eric on the phone one evening and still couldn't figure out why the drum was seizing as we tightened the axle nut. Turn out a backing plate had a kink in it.

This car was a factory non-overdrive car so I pulled an M40 I had and mated it to the car's original engine.

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Engine and trans were mounted on subframe and re-attached to the car.

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Front suspension was all refreshed/replaced. Rotors turned, calipers rebuilt, new shocks and springs and all new bushings.

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Rear bumper went on, as did lights and other misc rear end bits. I'll take more pics this weekend.

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Old 01-18-2020, 04:47 PM   #65
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Looks fantastic! You’re on the home stretch!
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:57 PM   #66
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Sweet!
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:20 PM   #67
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Looks fantastic! You’re on the home stretch!
Not even close. Many, many small things to come. OP car looks great!
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:19 PM   #68
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Not even close. Many, many small things to come. OP car looks great!
come on now! It's a weird mix of having a long list of small things and also being able to knock them out quickly. 2 of us on the car makes it go quicker, and having fixed, replaced or prepped all the parts means it's often just a matter of re-installing them on the car.

Starting the engine for the first time will be a milestone, as will having the front and back glass installed.
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:53 PM   #69
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That is looking very nice.
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Looking fantastic!
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:45 PM   #71
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If it's too nice you won't want to drive it.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:08 PM   #72
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If it's too nice you won't want to drive it.
I would still drive it, I'm the guy who still parks his 250K + mile V70 in the back of a parking lot. This one will have to be listed, I'm in pretty deep on these two cars and something's gotta give. The next one will be the one to keep, it won't be 100% stock and I think some of the aspects of the build will make very special to me.
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