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yeah i had that problem with my new cable too. i cut the original grommet with a razer blade and worked it into place
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2017 at 4:41PM
Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

yeah i had that problem with my new cable too. i cut the original grommet with a razer blade and worked it into place


I may have to go with a new grommet but I'm thinking along those lines as well.
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yeah it has to be installed on the cable before the ends are crimped on, it can't be stretched enough to get it over the ends Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-June-2017 at 12:54PM
Now It's got a driveshaft. I have to work out a moveable fuel supply, decide how to mount the solenoid, and what to do about the battery.
I'm thinking about zip tying a couple of old radiator hoses to frame to slip the battery cables into after I start the car.



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how far do you have to drive with no gas tank & battery?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-June-2017 at 2:21PM
Just in and out of the shop really. There will be a maiden voyage up and down the alley just to do it.
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I got to drive it yesterday for the first time in almost 12 years. It's not quite road worthy but it was fun running it up and down the alley. Cop drove by just as we parked it in the garage.
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 LOL
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Nice, must have felt awesome.  It's awesome to drive my car after a 6 month sleep for the winter, I can only imagine 12 years!
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It was kinda awesome. I remember why I undertook the project.   

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Thumbs Up Yeah Baby!!!
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I've been a little busy lately and not in a good way, at least as far as the car goes. I have made some progress though. I'll have to update some pics later.
I did a final fit on the doors, gutted the left door and took it back off to put the new door skin on it.
I did get a box of parts from Andy to fill in a few gaps. That man knows how to pack for shipping.    
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Looking very good! Congratulations on the first drive! Thanks for the pic of the rear axle assy. Mine is next!
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I finally got a start on that left doorskin today.





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yea! moving right along Wink
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I think I'm going to use the old doorskin to patch the door shell.
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In the world is only one Lynchster. Maybe we all love build car way like You are doing it Smile
Thank You for sharing it. Handshake
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Originally posted by NorthElite NorthElite wrote:

In the world is only one Lynchster. Maybe we all love build car way like You are doing it Smile
Thank You for sharing it. Handshake


You are no slouch yourself, sir. That is one hell of build your working on and you have far more roadblocks than I do to get there.

Speaking of which, how's yours coming along?

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Originally posted by lynchster lynchster wrote:

I think I'm going to use the old doorskin to patch the door shell.
is it all rotted out on the bottom like mine was? is it the passenger side?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 hours 4 minutes ago at 10:46AM
My passenger side is more than decent enough. It's the drivers side that's a bit "crunchy", especially the corners. I'm liking the one upper bodyline to use but I also have to contend with the arch of the doorskin below the bottom bodyline.
I'm considering making vertical cuts in the lower (original) doorskin an inch wide and four or five inches high. Stacking 6 or 7 of those pieces and using those to form the contour in the patches I'm fabricating. I'm going to do a pictorial of the process so it should be a little easier to explain.

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