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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-October-2017 at 4:02PM
here's the vinyl i did on mine
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-October-2017 at 3:46AM
If you do go the real wood route, your best bet is laminate. Being thin, it won't affect gauges.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lynchster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-October-2017 at 2:30PM
Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:



That came out nice cj.
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Progress has slowed a bit but there is some going on. I'm debating on buying a parts car I came just across just for the wheel opening mouldings.

Edited by lynchster - 28-October-2017 at 3:30PM
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I hung the door back on the car for now after getting in primer. I'm going to have to move to projects that aren't as temperature sensitive for a bit.





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I got the door back on the car and despite leaving the hinges on the A pillar the door sat low. I did get it where I think I want it for now and now I think I'm going to take another crack at the right one. The Tabco quarters are making me work for it.
I started looking at my front fender liners and the right one is going to take a bit of work. Having them sand blasted just blew right through the liner and the reinforcement on the right one and I'm a bit concerned about rust behind the reinforcement on bother liners. Presently thinking about eliminating both reinforcements and patching them.    
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nice job on the door!
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Not much progress since putting the door back on.

I have gotten everything together today to repair the back side of the grille where the center "retainer" has broken off. Fortunately the piece was still attached to the hood latch support. I thought I'd use some of the left over adhesive from the doorskin.

I also wound up buying another new set of coil springs for the rear. Originally I went with 1 1/2" higher springs from Eaton rated at 166 lb. in. but the car sits way to high for my liking. I'd need shock extensions or pickup shocks to run them. The shocks now are topped out since they actually draw the springs down.
The new ones ("cargo springs") are stock height (14.49 free standing) but are rated at 192 lb. in. I hope this drops it back down to a reasonable height.


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Which brand and model number rear springs?
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I have tried both Moog 8531 (183lb/in) and 8307 (158lb/in).  Both springs installed in my '72 had a stance that was pretty well bang on.  I am currently running the 8307's as I found the 8531's were too stiff and cause the rear axle to hop and skip too much. 

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Originally posted by bdaugette bdaugette wrote:

Which brand and model number rear springs?


I ordered them from Stanley Springs Part# DAY351-801. I assume the "DAY" prefix is a Dayton part number but I'm failing to find an online catalog.

The 192 lb. in. 14.49 free height and .649 coil I'm picking from memory on a Wednesday conversation.

Judging by the specs they could be repackaged Moog CC801's. I found those specs on Rock Auto and they are listed as progressive rate springs.

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Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:


I have tried both Moog 8531 (183lb/in) and 8307 (158lb/in).  Both springs installed in my '72 had a stance that was pretty well bang on.  I am currently running the 8307's as I found the 8531's were too stiff and cause the rear axle to hop and skip too much. 


At a hundred bucks or so a pop I'll settle for a proper height right now and play with the ride when I'm driving it. The specs are similar to the specs of the 8531's but the CC801s are variable rate instead of constant. I may go back to a softer spring afterward but I snapped an axle once already with the factory springs and I had a 4:11 posi in it. The wheel hopped twice and BANG!.   

Edited by lynchster - 10-December-2017 at 5:49PM
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