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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TV 2M8O Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-July-2022 at 1:47PM
CJ,, the new lock cylinders came with new levers but you have to scrap the new ones and reuse the originals...

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 oh ok i thought you had me out there in the dark trying to remove that stuff for nothing Confused
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Well as the month of July closes out, more progress has been made on the ole girl.

I finished creating the sleeves for the power lock actuators and got them wrapped up....











and dropped off all the door interior parts and glass to the guys at the body shop.

When I was there dropping off the door bits, they had finished blocking and priming the exterior surface of the doors.....










shot a first coat of red on the hinge posts....



and had started blocking and priming the driver front fender.




I stopped in again mid-week were they had primed the interior face of the passenger door.....


and had stripped the paint from the driver door in preparation for primer.


The weekend of the 16th I popped in again and they had both doors primed and ready to hang....










and had started working the passenger side fender.





Stopped in on Monday the 25th and they had both fenders worked and primed both side and ready to hang once the doors are hung, assembled and adjusted....







Will need to add the trim and emblem holes to the driver side fender before the color gets applied.

This past weekend, July 30th run by and they had hung both doors!!





Bill said they will shoot the inside of the doors with Lizardskin and once it's dry, they'll install the inside pieces of the doors and get them adjusted. Once that's completed, they'll work the top of the cowl, lower portions of the A pillars and then mask off the areas of the firewall and cowl sides that stay black and shoot it with a coat of 2B red before hanging the front fenders.

They are kicking ass on this project and I'd bet she'll be wearing her colors by the end of August... FINGERS CROSSED!!


Edited by TV 2M8O - 31-July-2022 at 3:28AM

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Looks like you found the right place to get it done. Excellent.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 72 RS 351 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-July-2022 at 3:31AM
Great progress there, I'm sure you are very happy with that new shop now. Keep enjoying that progress.
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Looking great! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote spriegel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-July-2022 at 11:40AM
Great progress and cool to see the photos.

Keep us posted!

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Well Saturday I worked at the bodyshop reinstalling the wiring harnesses, electrical components, a mini fuel tank and a new battery and after being neglected and left for dead for the last two and a half years at the former "shop" (I really hesitate to use that term due to the care they took with protecting what I had done prior to delivery and their assurances that they would keep it safe and looking like it had when delivered. Angry) I filled the fuel bowls of the carb and hit the key....



and POW, she roared back to life! When she lit off, it sent a little field mouse scurrying away to a safer place! LOL LOL don't know where he was hiding but I'm sure he'll think twice about taking up residence around the engine! Noticed the fuel return line from the fuel pump was leaking so I'll need to pick up a fresh piece of rubber fuel line to replace the old one. I'm also hopeful they can blow off the cobwebs and power wash the engine to blast away all the crud that has accumulated on the engine to save me a little bit of rework!Unhappy

I also discovered that Eric (their master bodyman) had reworked the leading edge of the driver side quarter panel to better align with the trailing edge of the door for a more uniform door gap.








She slowly coming together and eager to see the next batch of sheetmetal hung!!

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Great job Joe!  I saw the video - great to hear the engine running smoothly!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TV 2M8O Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-August-2022 at 9:48AM
OK, can someone tell me why the posting rotated my pictures and how I can correctly orient them??

THANKS

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Originally posted by TV 2M8O TV 2M8O wrote:

I'm also hopeful they can blow off the cobwebs and power wash the engine to blast away all the crud that has accumulated on the engine to save me a little bit of rework!Unhappy



i wouldn't risk contaminating the body surface at this point
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