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Steve

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« on: April 17, 2010, 03:39:10 PM »






 

 

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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 03:45:39 PM »

I am embarrased for you...

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 05:08:56 PM »

How so?
 
It will continue to live.
 
It's going to be a donor to the Blue car.  To start with, I now have my sub frame, and front inner fenders.  It also has a 3.23 sure grip, which will eventually end up in Polaraco.  Not to mention, there is a cache of small parts in demand.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 05:12:38 PM »

At least Steve did not have a ton of cash sunk into the VoaB.
Besides,as he says,nothing will be wasted.
He likes the 68's better anyways.
 
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 07:07:40 PM »

Speaking of Leaburn
 
I found your coat in the trunk.  I almost burned it with the Blasma cutter before I realized what it was.  Go the hat
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 07:08:19 PM »

Quote from: CBarge
At least Steve did not have a ton of cash sunk into the VoaB.
Besides,as he says,nothing will be wasted.
He likes the 68's better anyways.

I have a boat load of NOS parts for it though
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 03:17:15 PM »

Oh, the Humanity!! That is a sad sight indeed... RIP.

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010, 04:43:06 PM »

It got pretty ugly as I got further into it.  I'm glad I didn't put allot of money into it.
 
Here's a pic of what I have salvaged so far.  While the door panels were wasted, I managed to save all the stainless and the Sports Fury Emblems.  Bunch of Misc. bits and pieces that ought to sell.  Saved all that odd ball stuff.  I'm saving the rear rails incase I need them for the 68.  But I don't think I will.  The trunk was pretty solid.  I need to make one piece for it.
 

 
If you study the next two pictures, you will understand the importance of a trunk floor and a rear floor.  The trunk floor especially.    The front of the rails stop at the back seat perch.  This picture shows the torque box fully exposed.  I cut it at the rocker.  I can easily weld it in with some light angle iron or a home made angle. 
 

 
If you follow the rails over the hump, you'll see what I mean about the trunk floor.  The floor keeps the rear rails straight and helps keep the rails from bending up and down as well.  So if you have rotted floors, fix them.
 
Most people have never seen this far down in a car.
 

 
I was thinking of getting out the ol poly mallet/ball pien.  I might be able to duplicate this floor.  Or at least make a template
 
I was hoping to get both 1/4's off this weekend, but there isn't enough room on the other side and the door is blocked, so I can't pull it out.  Goint to take the engine hoist and lift that side up as high as I can.
 
The rear is a 742 case, sure grip.  I am assuming a 276 or a 323.  Eventually it will end up in Polaraco if it's a 3.23.
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 01:24:11 AM »

One problem with the convertibles is that the floor right above the torque box is that area next to the rear seat where the water collects if your top leaks and/or the drains are plugged.  Then the spring mounts rust out from the top down!


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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 03:39:40 AM »

Interesting pics. Are there heavier sections or additional stiffeners in that vert not found on closed cars?

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 04:53:53 AM »

Hoo-boy...  Here we go again.

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 05:01:43 AM »

Hey I've got similar pics of a '65 300 I pulled apart recently :)





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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 06:32:39 AM »

same color too.  Looks nicer than this POS
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2010, 06:34:35 AM »

Quote from: D Cluley
One problem with the convertibles is that the floor right above the torque box is that area next to the rear seat where the water collects if your top leaks and/or the drains are plugged.  Then the spring mounts rust out from the top down!


I agree Dan. . .It depends on how the car was sitting..  It's better to leave out the plugs if you have leaks . . .
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2010, 11:58:39 PM »

Steve,  Is the trunk floor welded to this crossmember or just to the frame rails on either side?




 

 

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It's better to leave out the plugs if you have leaks . . .
 
I actually used some sheet metal and seam sealer to dam off that corner by the wheelwell, and added a ¼” drain hole.  This keeps any water that gets in from running forward and getting the carpet wet.
 
Quote from: firedome
Interesting pics. Are there heavier sections or additional stiffeners in that vert not found on closed cars?
 
There seems to be an extra reinforcement inside the rockers.  (I’ve not cut mine open to verify this ;) )
 

 
 
The convertibles have the torque box bracing under the front spring mount.
 
There are spring loaded wedges on the door jamb that are supposed to help maintain the proper gap between the door and the body.
 
There is an extra brace from the rear wheelhousing up to the underside of the body next to the trunk hinge.




 

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