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last 500 here's my c

#1 Post by ryan base » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:57 pm

so now its more than 10 years but little by little it is getting closer want i want is to repair the damage replace the essentials and drive it the next guy will tear it down for the kiss me love me body work now are these few challenging rust issues to the chassie to face there are many registry brothers that are heroically rebuilding their cars that give me courage
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#2 Post by Adam Wright » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:19 pm

Always leave it up to the next guy to worry about the details. People have pointed out that my car has flat floors, I say,
"I can't see the floors when I'm driving!"
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#3 Post by neil blaber » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:47 am

looks nice ryan,

I'm sure you'll get through what you want to get done soon enough
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#4 Post by ryan base » Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:55 pm

there is this constant battle with philosophy and motivation. is this artifact reflective of my ideals or respect for what the collective po's were able to acheive. i have to find comfort knowing everything comes in its own time
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#5 Post by ryan base » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:01 pm

thanks adam thanks neil both of you are pushing big stones up the mountain

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#6 Post by ryan base » Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:50 pm

in just the last week or so i have the car over the pit so i can see the bottom, sorry no rotiserie. anyway i can't really live with the floors so i'm going to cut them out. sets back the clock but thats ok no whining but the interesting things are the bad places
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#7 Post by ryan base » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:24 pm

what i have to give my po's credit for is making the effort at getting the car back on the road but they sure banged it up some

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#8 Post by ryan base » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:02 pm

so i've started cutting out the floors i'm finding fiberglass mat, resin flat metal with pop rivits, more fiberglass on bottom and masonite under pedal cluster. thats how they used to fix floors? (broad definition of fix)

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#9 Post by ryan base » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:14 am

i just saw these bosses on vc 's b i noticed them on my c what are the for? threaded castings on the bar just under the jump seats
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#10 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:24 am

Luggage strap brackets.

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#11 Post by ryan base » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:39 pm

powder coated rims
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#12 Post by ryan base » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:50 pm

thanks vic that makes sense

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#13 Post by ryan base » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:02 pm

my doors were pieces so now the regulaters have been cleaned, latches cleaned, frames straightened, a few patches, used door cards from easy and new handles from i don't remember i think nla. brush paint rustoleum. the handle buttons were last. tight pins in hinges. durant 4.5 side mirror
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#14 Post by ryan base » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:28 pm

when i got this place i saw that i could dig out that planter and put a pit. a couple of timbers and i can work on the bottom. but if i do another car i must fill it in and use a rotisserie. red berry rain is an unpleasant weather condition
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#15 Post by ryan base » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:48 pm

an intense month everything else on back burner floors front and center front struts done fit kit on longetudinals done tunnal skirts today but this car should never be in the rain again
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