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« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2010, 04:54:36 AM »

Better get RAE done. It's time to pick up a car!
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« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2010, 09:12:22 AM »

Congrats Bri
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« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2010, 10:03:39 AM »

Roadtrip with Bri and RAE.
Take lots of pics.Beautiful country down there.
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« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2010, 02:41:30 PM »

I had thought of using RAE for the haul, but just don't have the time, especially with the kids getting out of school next week.  Plus I don't think I could do it myself for any cheaper then the quotes I've gotten so far. 

I'm still going to go pick Fernando up in Portland, will give me an excuse to visit a couple friends down there.  They have already said it's OK for the car to be dropped off at their house.

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« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2010, 12:04:37 PM »

Here's a copy of the post I made in my truck thread...relevant to the Desoto as well....

Thought I'd share some pics and info on how things went....



Well I left Saturday morning at 9am to go get my 48 Desoto from 69.5 in
Tigard  OR.   Went down bare, no trailer, took me about 6 hours to get
there. Went 400 miles on 15 gallons...that's 26.6 mpg.



Had a good visit with 69.5 and Fishy...great guys BTW!!!



Picked up the U-Haul trailer Sunday morning and loaded up the old 48
Desoto....didn`t think 69`s 500lb electric winch would get the car onto
the trailer...but with a little manual assistance from 69 and myself it
did it!!!!



Hear I am ready to roll....







Truck hauled well.   Here's the truck at the first rest area I stopped at.







Took me a little over 8 hours to get to Belingham WA, with a couple
major highway slow downs due to accidents...WA state and rain....who
knew they couldn't drive in that weather...



Here's where I slept last night....Not the most comfortable sleep for a
 guy my size, but good enough to save me another $75 for a hotel room.







I arrived at the Canada/USA border at 8 am, got the US paper work taken
 care of in a matter of minutes...the Canadians Customs...well I was
there for over 90 minutes and got the royal run around...



Here's one at the Canadian customs...







And finally the Desoto is at it's new home.







I was impressed at how well the truck did, the only thing that went
wrong was the clutch fan seized solid, so it's pulling a begeezes amount
  of air and making a heck of a noise at RPM's over 1500.  I have a new
 clutch on the way.  So all in all a good trip and I'm very happy with
the way old RAE performed.



Was nice to put faces, and real personalities to the guys we see on the
board...thanks again guys, I appreciate everything you did for me!!



I haven't fuel up, but think I used about the same amount of fuel coming
 back, 15 gallons, and went 350 miles...so pulling it got 23 mpg!!  Not
bad, a 750 mile trip on about 30 gallons of diesel!!!

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« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2010, 12:05:08 PM »

Well been working on getting Fernando cleaned up a bit.  Got the trunk cleaned up some, popped open the gas tank, the sending unit is MIA, and I have about 2-3" of sand and rust in the tank.







Mostly all cleaned up...



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« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2010, 12:05:40 PM »

I have to gut anything with fabric on it since there is mold everywhere and it smells bad.  So pulled the pass. side door panel.



And found this inside the door....any idea what it is?  Everything seems to work OK.







And the 5 lbs of dirt and crud from the bottom of the door!!:eek:





I assume that the rubber strip along the bottom of the door, under the door panel, was added by a previous owner?

Sure I'll have more questions and gems as it comes apart further.

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« Reply #52 on: November 15, 2010, 02:59:28 PM »

A roller, part of your window regulators?  I've been dealing with those lately on the F3.

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« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2010, 03:38:18 PM »


Quote from: firedome
A roller, part of your window regulators?  I've been dealing with those lately on the F3.

That was my thought too...but the window seems to go up and down fine.  Guess I'll compare when I get the drivers door apart.

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« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2011, 09:35:59 AM »

Well spent a few hours last night pulling the seats and the old ratty
carpet out of Fernando to see what my floor were like.  Only had carpet
in the rear part of the car, had a beat up old rubber floor mat for the
front.



Here are a few pics...



After seats and front mat was removed....











And after....











I ended up with about a 5 gallon pail of undercoating, dust, dirt and
debris.  And I still have to scrape the rest of the undercoating off.


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« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2011, 09:36:34 AM »

As for rust, there were only a few pin holes here and there and one section that will need to be replaced.











Not bad considering.  With that patch in the floor, and the small
section at the bottom of the spare tire well, that is about it for rust
out on the car!!  Gotta love car from dry states!!



Also the holes in the floor look very random.  Most look like they were
"Punched" through, not drilled.  Were the floors not drilled, or punched
 when manufactured, or was this something that was added later?


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« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2011, 09:37:02 AM »

Here are a few treasures I found while cleaning.







A threaded chrome drawer knob? couple buttons, some bobby pins, a red
plastic cap (Made in Hong Kong) a 30/30 bullet, a ball bearing, a value
save sticker, cigarette or maybe a bandaid wrapper? and a movie ticket.
 The ticket is very hard to make out, but I can see "Missoula" on one
side, then "Tacoma" on the other.  I can also make out "Admit One".



Kind of neat I think.


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« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2011, 09:42:51 AM »

Not much there to deal with I guess.  Car was pretty clean as you said.
 
No hundreds?
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« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2011, 11:04:26 AM »

Brian, Looks like you got a nice one there. Sorry I lost track of this thread. I forwarded your E=Mail address  to my Friend Bob in Maryland, owner of that good lookin' red 48 I posted.
 
Enjoy your new toy,
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« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2011, 11:58:12 AM »

Good thing sheet metal is pretty cheap.  You have plenty to do before you get into the real money.
 
Sorry about that puller. . . .   I've been bogged down here with work and you saw the nightmare I had last night.
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