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    Posted: 19-October-2018 at 6:58PM
I have a 72 GTS, Q code that I am restoring. While doing some bodywork I came across 4 dimes that were secured in the door jambs and on the ends of the doors. Has anyone ever heard of or seen this before?
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Your car had side moldings and someone epoxy glued dimes in from the back to fill the holes...I've done it before....quick fix if u don't want to weld...
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i've never seen it done that way with dimes before but yeah they used them to cover the molding holes
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Manufacturing error.
Those are supposed to be installed on the brakes.
Makes the car stop on a dime.
(Boo!!! Hisss!!!)
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

Manufacturing error.
Those are supposed to be installed on the brakes.
Makes the car stop on a dime.
(Boo!!! Hisss!!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpaOy8b8X6A    


I guess there are many questionable ways to do bodywork. Ouch


Edited by gpd294 - 18-December-2018 at 4:44AM
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-December-2018 at 2:13PM
i have clamped pennies behind holes when using a mig welder to fill them...
but they don't stay/stick.
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

i have clamped pennies behind holes when using a mig welder to fill them...
but they don't stay/stick.
i was going to mention that... but pre 1985 pennies!!! were solid copper (not after that)
but best thing to do is grab a copper welding spoon for $10 at harbor freight Wink
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

i have clamped pennies behind holes when using a mig welder to fill them...
but they don't stay/stick.
i was going to mention that... but pre 1985 pennies!!! were solid copper (not after that)
but best thing to do is grab a copper welding spoon for $10 at harbor freight Wink
Being a numismatist, I thought I'd drop this in here Wink Paul~
If your Lincoln Memorial penny has a date before 1982, it is made of 95% copper. If the date is 1983 or later, it is made of 97.5% zinc and plated with a thin copper coating.
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Wheat leaf pennies are all copper, no?
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Originally posted by handsofstone handsofstone wrote:

Wheat leaf pennies are all copper, no?

Found this handy table on Wiki.  Wheat Pennies minted from 1909 to 1958.  Paul~Smile

1793–1795~100% copper208 grains13.48
1795–1857~100% copper168 grains10.89
1856–186488% copper, 12% nickel (also known as NS-12)72 grains4.67
1864–1942bronze (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc)48 grains3.11
1943zinc-coated steel (also known as 1943 steel cent)42 grains2.72
1944–1946brass (shell case copper) (95% copper, 5% zinc)48 grains3.11
1947–1962bronze (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc)48 grains3.11
1962–1981brass (95% copper, 5% zinc)48 grains3.11
1982[7]brass (95% copper, 5% zinc)48 grains3.11
copper-plated zinc (97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper)38.6 grains2.5
1983–presentcopper-plated zinc (97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper)38.6 grains2.5
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paul, you may be correct, i thought it was 85 (memory sucks getting older Confused)
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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