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« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2010, 06:26:11 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2010, 07:53:57 AM »


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I heard that Easy Off Oven Cleaner works, too.  And then a clean wipe with mineral spirits.



 

I've tried the oven cleaner on stuff before...didn't found that it didn't do a very good job, or even work at all.



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« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2010, 08:21:56 AM »

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The Glove Box and trunk are the same key.
 
 
I realize that.  I said "trunk" when I meant glovebox.  So, insert GB in my comment and reread.  If she can't get a key made from the GB then it's not going to matter if the trunk key hole is saved or not.  That's what I was attempting to say.
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« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2010, 10:49:07 AM »

Ahhhh
 
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« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2010, 08:45:09 PM »

Nice project, sorry to get in so late. Agree with the key attempt, otherwise drill it out, replacement tubmlers are a dime a dozen, had to do it with my Nash about 19years ago.
 
Get a bottle of Nature's Miracle. It is an enzyme that eats up urine smell and bacterial, splash it all over the place where the rats/mice/critters went, let it sit for a couple hours, then turn her sideways with the doors open and hose her out good, sweep up the pellets afterwards.
 
Easy-off works for parts when you can seal the chemicals with plastic wrap to keep it from evaporating, but after reading all the posts (all five pages), you have failed to mention what level of work you intend to do to her. Room to store items not being taken into account, and I do want to say right here and now that seeing the little lady being a part of this whole process is a plus in everyone's book (unless you're gay I guess), don't let her get away (flowers at least once a year will work miracles), get the 55 scrubbed up, disassembled, body off the frame, heat gun works to get the undercoating softened up to scrape a bit more off, then less work needed for the toxic fumed stuff to finish it off. Welding helps, a cheap rotisserie to get underneath and raise her so that bottom body work isn't so back breaking is cheap compared to the old body pains later in life (I used to be invincible, could break any tool, power lift big blocks off the ground to get a flat dolly under them all by myself, made sure there was a board on the other side of the engine and could kick the dolly under a dressed 383 myself), but now it's different, now I do sit on a stool, and a cheap rotisserie is one nice item for a body, even if it doesn't roll around on the ground, just raises high enough to allow it to spin using a little elbow grease.
 
Get her clean first, and at this point, hosing her out good isn't going to do any harm.
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« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2010, 06:18:13 AM »

It's pretty much unsaid around here.  You work with the minimums, do as much as you can with what you have, and hope you can stay in a budget.  We're used to it.
 
Hell I amaze people because I do what I do on a freakin HILL!
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« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2010, 07:32:02 AM »

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... and hope you can stay in a budget. 
You have a budget?  You must be rich.  I can't even afford a budget.
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« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2010, 08:15:30 AM »

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Drunk again Huh?
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« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2010, 10:13:20 AM »


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« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2010, 11:58:49 AM »

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Dana44, Thanks for the tips. Btw, I am the lil lady. I'll make sure to remind my husband about the flowers. :)
 
Steve kind of nailed it when he said that you do the best you can with what you've got. I'm not very mechanically inclined, but I've found my way around a few cars, and now I've roped the Mr. into it, too.
 

Boy, don't I feel like the .
 
So now we have another Eddie (I go by Ed), and great, at least the  english will be in full sentences.
 
So it's your car, he helps, gotit! Scrub up a bit, rough sand it a bit to get some shiny highlights (doesn't need a ton, just kind of cut the metal), and hit it with rust inhibitor, let it dry, or take a space heater to help dry it in the cold, then prime it with rattle cans for now, better than nothing.
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« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2010, 12:11:43 PM »

I'll tell ya

That red rust primer Rustoleum has sticks to everything.  Reduce it a bit and it sprays or brushes very nicely.  That crap is hard to get off too!  But it does a great job at protecting the steel


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« Reply #56 on: July 23, 2010, 08:16:19 PM »


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« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2010, 03:01:56 AM »

Wow.  That trunk is amazing.  Usually you're staring at the ground.  Good deal!

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« Reply #58 on: July 24, 2010, 06:06:06 AM »

Whose the babe in the picture?  LOL
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« Reply #59 on: July 24, 2010, 06:42:25 AM »

[color=#ff0000 size=7]Flip-flops!!??[/color]
There should be NO open toes in the garage area!!!
 Steel toe shoes ONLY

 Besides,you do not want to chip your toenail polish.....--or crush a toe....
Just ribbing ya,but safety first.
 
I wear the same rebocks all the time.  I still have my toes.  Steel tiped are for people who don't have enough sense to keep their feet out of the way. 
 
Hey Pooh
 
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