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Leaburn Patey

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« on: March 06, 2012, 05:59:58 PM »

Have not had much time for myself lately.
Been working two jobs -at my shop,and schleping pizza pies in my pizza piss pot $500.00 Phord Escort.
Yes,an Escort.... and like a real "escort",she get rode hard and makes money.LOL!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 06:04:14 PM »

I rebuilt my buddy's James' 74 Charger dash wiring and then rebuilt and detailed the cluster.
Installed the 150 MPH speedo and brand new tach.Also upgraded the Voltage Limiter to electronics.

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 06:06:38 PM »

I cleaned,polished the lenses with toothpaste and then finished with  glass cleaner.


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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 06:09:49 PM »

The woodgrain was put through the dishwasher and whatever silver was lost was redone with a silver metallic Sharpie marker. (Yep..a Sharpie and it matches perfectly)
All the guages work and the needles were painted with Testors florescent red.
SNAPPY!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 06:10:47 PM »

 
Jame's started a thread about the build here;
http://www.forbbodiesonly.com/moparforum/showthread.php?t=31088
Oh,here's James' Charger..part of it anyways.

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2012, 06:27:05 PM »

Before the dash,I helped my buddy Rusty do a paintjob on a 97 Mustang.
I did the dirty work of swamper duties-kinda like when I go visit the Joisey Mob bloss,LOL!!

 
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 06:29:41 PM »

Rusty has the fenders belonging to the Boab set in primer.
So I am hoping I can cash in my favours this summer when I get back on the Boab.
 
I am not gone too far away,just not had time to to be on the www lately.
Cheers!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 07:27:09 PM »

Yeah, side jobs can be great. Never have to stick with them from start to finish, keep you from getting bored with a project, right?
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 07:39:55 PM »



Is it done yet?
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 05:28:13 AM »

Nice work on that dash! ...I'm liking post '70 Chargers more and more,
also Satellite Sebrings. And they have the advantage of being (sort of)
affordable. 

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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 05:04:17 PM »

Well the side jobs keep coming.
Poor BoaB has not got any love latetly.
Gerri crashed the 300 in March.Got it fixed, and my insurance company made her sign an exclusion letter not to drive it again.She was at fault and the claim was over 10K.
So,I gave her the pizza car to put her own insurance on it.
Much cheaper in the long run.
But the pizza car only lasted two and a half days with her behind  the wheel when it spewed all 7 quarts of tranny fluid onto the road.The front pump seal failed and the tranny shop explained there may be a stuck valve in the valve body building up pressure.
Time to get another car.More on that later.
 
I got all the wiring on the Charger done.The car is now in running condition.
Everything inside the car and under the hood works! no blown fuses ,no fires started.LOL!
Only the extrerior lighting needs to be done once the fenders and bodywork is complete.

 
 
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 05:13:31 PM »

Seems like the word got around town that I did a good job on the Charger's electrical,iso I took on another project.
1970 Newport Convertible.
383 2bbl,nice original car with very few options.
After many years of storage and a recent freshening up,none of the dash electrics worked and had a draw on the system.

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 05:14:23 PM »


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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 05:22:15 PM »

Car is for sale,if anybody's wondering.PM me for  the details.
I took a week to get the horns,washer jug,hazard flashers,and heater working.
Plus the draw on the system was the time delay relay--it was on all  the time.
I also did the MAD conversion and serrviced  the bulkhead connectors.
All the burned out  bulbs in the dash were replaced and the harness for the idiot lights was pulled off behind the heater controls.That was really fun to get at and re-connect,LOL!
The Fusey dash is NOT fun to take apart.
A bonus for the owner is i got the key buzzer working and the fasten seatbelts light working.
Hey! He wanted EVERYTHING working,so as annoying the buzzer is--it works!!
Here Gerri is enjoying the open car experience,LOL!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2012, 05:33:46 PM »

With all the college students gone for the summer,the pizza biz is slow.
Good thing since the Phord is on an  IV of tranny fluid and bleeding profusely.
I make Gerri park it in the street it is bad enough.
So,I bought another car.
83 Dodge 400 coupe..90 KM's I'm its third owner.
2.2,auto.Buckets,floor shift console.
Cheap on gas,cheap on insurance and cheap to fix.
Not to mention tough as nails.
More pics to come...this Super K is absolutley the cleanest K car on the planet.
here's a tease..
 
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