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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2012, 04:31:05 PM »

Also the past couple of days.... dropped it back on the ground, slid it to the left on a floor jack - amazing how easy they move when just an empty carcass - jacked back up on the stands, and removed the right 1/4. Still have some trimming to do, but progress is good......
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2012, 07:21:19 PM »

OUTSTANDING! Make sure you make him wear a dust mask to protect that mustache.
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 05:21:59 AM »

Major work goin' on there... good job!

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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2012, 04:21:00 AM »

As life happens, we have slowed down again - Spring sports/school -  but will still give a little update.....   Almost have the replacement 1/4 ready for it's first test fit (pics will be posted when we get there).  Depending on how smooth the new back door for the kitchen goes, will depend if we get to the test fit stage of the 1/4 or not this weekend....That and we HAVE to go ride Thomas the Tank Engine at the B&O RR on Sunday for Jake's lil bro...been 10 yrs since we've done that...lol.  In the meantime, we are beginning to collect brake/suspension parts for when the major metal work is done so we'll have parts on hand to keep us moving. So far we have picked up Scarebird's disc brake conversion brackets, new calipers/rotors/pads/front hoses and rear shoes. Still need to pick up the dual master cylinder, steel lines all around and rear brake hardware. we also just recently (this week - like yeaterday) found a rust/dent free front valance, all the "Plymouth" letters for the trunk and the elusive reverse light lenses that were actually worth paying for.  I also want to have the front suspension kit on hand so we can do the whole front end at one time. Our shopping list for Carlisle in July is getting shorter........
 
We have a plan of attack - just need the time to execute said plan.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2012, 06:07:58 AM »

Sounds good, keep us informed of the progress.
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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2012, 07:14:42 AM »

Some progress was made Tues eve...  I have the front end kit ordered, the disc brake conversion is here, and we did the initial test fit of the right 1/4...  Did some more trimming and fitting - it is ready to be welded in place. It will need a lower patch, but that was expected.
 

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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2012, 04:11:20 PM »



Out of respect to Snotty, the fact that I love this car, and that I am too deep in it now, keeps my stubborn butt working on it.
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2012, 06:10:45 PM »

Both are great projects. I don't know anyone that has done their own project that did it in less than a year. If a person doesn't spend two years or more collecting and restoring parts and pieces and then assemble in a month, he/she's doing something wrong or has a car that didn't need restoring in the first place.
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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2012, 07:53:27 PM »



I did Polaraco in 10 Months.  It just took the upholstery guy 6 months
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2012, 08:06:17 PM »

Aren't you having a rust problem with Polaraco?
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« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2012, 10:52:33 AM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Rob  Yer scarin me...... 



 
Rob?   I haven't been called "Rob" since Mom was mad at us kids and got our names confused when she yelled at us....
 
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« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2012, 11:25:42 AM »


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Aren't you having a rust problem with Polaraco?
Under the vinyl top, yeah.  Rust in a few other places because of that.  Tiny holes all over the place.
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012, 07:36:51 PM »

Yeah, I had the same problem with my Barracuda until I removed the vinyl top on her.
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« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2012, 06:34:15 AM »

That's a really great project...and glad to see your son is in there shoulder deep too.  The work so far is great...well done!!  Look forward to more updates as things progress.

And I know how home projects have, and will take priority over the cars sometimes...like building up free credits to go work on the car.



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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2012, 04:08:22 PM »



I have a list of things to do. . .  I just do one a week.  Be amazed how fast the list shortens,  Only to grow again
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