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« Reply #100 on: October 29, 2019, 06:24:32 PM »

I finished removing the headliner, scraped the residue of the original insulation from the inside of the roof, and test fitted my new LED dome lamp.


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« Reply #101 on: November 03, 2019, 06:28:52 PM »

I removed my interior sail panels and installed the "cat whiskers" (or whatever they're called) on the repro ones I bought. The brown ones painted black have lived a long life and are overdue for freshening or replacement.


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« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2019, 08:34:20 PM »

How do the cat whiskers attach?
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« Reply #103 on: November 04, 2019, 08:01:55 AM »

The cat whiskers screw to the sail panels. I had to drill three holes in each new panel. I just did a go/no go with the drill bits on the existing holes. Not even sure what size I landed on. I lined the cat whisker up for a best fit on the new sail panel and drilled through the holes already in the cat whisker.
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« Reply #104 on: November 04, 2019, 12:36:24 PM »

Now I need to use this mess to make a pattern. This was up behind the sail panels between the insulation and the roof. I'm thinking of using Coroplast for the new ones. Either that or I'll coat cardboard with POR-15.


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« Reply #105 on: November 05, 2019, 04:07:44 PM »

Today, I used that crumbling cardboard to pattern and cut a new piece from a sheet of Coroplast.


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« Reply #106 on: November 05, 2019, 04:17:37 PM »

I also painted the new OER radiator.


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« Reply #107 on: November 06, 2019, 12:13:44 PM »

Looking good.  drool5
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« Reply #108 on: November 10, 2019, 03:32:42 PM »

I put a thin layer of closed cell foam on the back of the pieces I made and did a trial fit. Since the plastic is corrugated, it didn't quite want to conform to the curves as the cardboard had. So, I put a few self tapping screws in to force it where I wanted it.


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« Reply #109 on: November 11, 2019, 12:46:09 PM »

Today, I finished cutting and finishing the passenger side piece.


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« Reply #110 on: November 12, 2019, 03:32:18 PM »

Today I worked on getting the woodgrain decal off of the console top. It's a lot harder than I expected.


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« Reply #111 on: November 12, 2019, 08:24:48 PM »

Heat gun may of helped and also speed it up plus less glue to contend with icon_smile_big
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« Reply #112 on: December 04, 2019, 09:36:51 AM »

Yesterday, I pulled the package shelf, put a coat of Eastwood radiator paint on the leading edge to hide any hint of the GY9 showing when the interior goes back in and packed up the parts in the trunk as it may finally be headed to the shop next week.


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« Reply #113 on: December 04, 2019, 06:48:03 PM »

My only Black Friday purchase.


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« Reply #114 on: December 10, 2019, 07:28:23 PM »

Today, I installed the Xmat.


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« Reply #115 on: December 12, 2019, 04:52:31 AM »

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« Reply #116 on: December 13, 2019, 03:48:51 AM »

What size engine does it have?
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« Reply #117 on: December 13, 2019, 03:04:26 PM »

.030 over '77 400
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« Reply #118 on: December 28, 2019, 09:26:19 AM »

Yesterday, my wife followed me when I finally drove it to the shop for work to begin on the color change back to purple. Nice to finally have it out of the garage for a while so I can get some work done on the '55 wagon.
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« Reply #119 on: December 29, 2019, 05:36:02 PM »

Did they give you a time frame of when it will be done?
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« Reply #120 on: December 29, 2019, 07:02:50 PM »

No time frame as yet. I'll talk to him after the New Year and give him time to go over the car and inventory the parts packed inside. Then I'll talk to him about how long he expects it to take. I still need to choose a stripe color.
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« Reply #121 on: June 16, 2020, 01:17:22 PM »

Just as they were about to start on it, they had to shut down due to COVID-19. They're back to work and have finally started tearing into it.

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« Reply #122 on: June 20, 2020, 10:32:25 AM »

I put a Detroit Muscle Technologies carbon fiber overlay on the console top.


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