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Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on February 10, 2008, 03:43:34 PM
Time to start the VOAB thread. 
 
I don't have the little rust outs BoaB has, the biggest is the lower rear quarters.  There's 2 little holes from the inside out in the RR floor and one in the front by the trans hump.  But since the car is getting a 4 speed, that will get cut out anyway.  The rest of the car seems to be pretty solid.  Pretty soon there will be plenty of pictures
 
Last Fall I took the nose off and Potato helped me pull the engine and trans.  I have just about everythig  to get the body up to snuff, less paint.  Thinking of changing the color from Bronze to KKI  Light Tourquoise Poly with a tan roof and interior.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB.jpg)
 
 
OK  I dropped the pan off the 440 I am planing to use for the VOAB.  Except for one journal, I would have just left it.  I think it will just need to have the cranked dressed up, hone the cylinders and re-ring it.  I would have just closed the mains back up if I didn't want to reseal the rear main and clean up/out the block. . .   It won't take much to get it up to snuff.  Makes me wonder if I should open up the other 440 I have and use that one, saving this one for a special project.




 
POLARACO2010-04-09 00:01:53
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Brian on February 10, 2008, 06:59:36 PM
I'm a big fam of factory bronze colors...T5 is my favorite!!  But that Tourqoise is a nice color and with the tan interior and roof would be very sharp.
 
When I restored my 68 coronet rag I both rear quarters were riveted, brazed and screwed on....so I know where you are comming from.  I also removed 2 sets of inner fenders and rad supports from a B-body....that's a lot of spot welds to cut through....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 10, 2008, 07:11:22 PM
He just does not want to compete with my turbine bronze rust bucket....LOL!!
Good choice in colors.It will look sharp with a tan top.
He is getting a head start on me this year..(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
C'MON SPRING!!
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on February 11, 2008, 05:09:41 AM
It's not that . . .Every one I see on EGay  is that color.  That is going to be a sharp combination
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: fury fan on February 11, 2008, 06:13:04 AM
Good color choice!  Actually, for me, any metallic color that would *not* be seen on an A-B-E musclecar is good to me!  I'll even support greens and browns if they are a good shade.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: James Brown Jr, on February 11, 2008, 09:02:49 AM
around here we all support green cars. lol
like i said earlier i love that turquoise Steve.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Mike on March 03, 2008, 12:20:32 PM
If you ever need a extra hand Steve, give me a ring. That quarter is a PIA, better get out the plasma cutter.

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on March 03, 2008, 01:48:31 PM
Oh I think it will need more than a plasma cutter.
 
The weather is starting to break so I will be starting on this real soon.  I'm already preping the new 1/4
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on March 03, 2008, 02:04:00 PM
You know what color I like!!! But thats gonna be the 65 300 (I know) (I know)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Mike on March 03, 2008, 02:31:50 PM
Want me to bring down the new Amkus tools we just got?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 02, 2008, 03:35:28 PM
Well as I said, the work has begun
 
Here is the new 1/4 semi ready.  It's all stripped, but I am afraid I am going to have to bastardize the top because this is a 2 door 1/4 and the vert is different.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB3.gif)
 
This is the wheel well in the VOAB  if you look at it closely, the wheel well is bent and has alot more reinforcemnts attached then the 2 door had.  So now the plan is to splce it down where the strengthening bend is.  The sheet metal line at the top is what was left there by the previous body "mechanic".   The cut is not straight, had a ton of pop rivits in it (Most Popped), just an absoulte mess.  The 1/4 on the car was easier to take off then the one I prepped.  That one was a replacement, done right.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB2.gif)
 
Notice how clean and straight the seam is below?  Apparently it was replaced sometime and then the car was hit again!   Only 4- 1/4" welds were holding it in place. There is also a "Y" gap between the 1/4 and the door at the top.   You can see it in the above pic.  I haven't quite decided how to fix it yet.  I can't see why it's there when the rest seems to be straight.  Maybe a porta power.  Either way, it will be a far site better than what it was.  Except for the rear 1/4s, there is hardly any rust on this car at all.  It's all surface.  Floors have a few spots from soaked carpets.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB1.gif)
 
This thing must have been like a bowl of Jello on the bumps. . . .
 
I'll make the BoaB look like childs play  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
No it's not even close to being done Leanburn
 
POLARACO2008-06-02 20:40:43
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 02, 2008, 03:53:02 PM
VOAB may as well stand for "Vodka on a Binge" with all the hits the car took!!
If you are going to drive drunk,do it in a C 'vert.LOL!! (however I would not recommend it.)
Steve,that gap between the trunk floor and 1/4 extension  is normal.The BoaB has the same gap where you can slide loose change through.From the factory it is filled with seam sealer--and lots of it.
CBarge2008-06-02 21:09:52
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Brian on June 02, 2008, 08:29:26 PM
Wow....flash back to my 68 coronet rag...it too had quaters installed with rivets...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)
 
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: fury fan on June 03, 2008, 03:01:58 AM
Hey Polaraco -
 
I have a full floorpan from a 65 Polara and a rear floorpan section from a 65 Fury.  If you need any let me know and maybe we can work something out...
 
chris
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 03, 2008, 01:58:27 PM
Don't ya feel you are being pulled in every direction,Steve??
You might need this to pull out all the whiskey dents....LOL!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
CBarge2008-06-03 18:58:58
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Ken on June 03, 2008, 02:26:13 PM

Quote from: CBarge
Don't ya feel you are being pulled in every direction,Steve??
You might need this to pull out all the whiskey dents....LOL!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/other%20stuff/2008-06-03-1837-21.jpg)
Some one mention whiskey??? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 07, 2008, 05:49:36 PM
I didn't take any more pictures after this set.  But this is another shot, further into the 1/4 removal.  It took about another hour to have the car ready.
 
This evening I prepped the new 1/4, but got rained out before I could show it just hanging on the car.  I have some more trimming to do. but I suspect I'll have the fender ready to weld on by tomorrow night.
 
Incidentally, I have concluded I am getting way too old for this stuff.  I passed out in my driveway this afternoon in the heat.  Fortunately I was alying down removing that little piece of lower 1/4 you see in front of the wheel.  Wasn't out too long, but there is a void in my time I can't account for.  I rested in the A/C for 1 1/2 hours after that.  I used to do this stuff in all kinds of temperatures.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB4.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Brian on June 07, 2008, 08:38:53 PM
Take it easy Steve...you aint as young as some of us....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)

But seriously don't need you having a heat stroke or something so please be careful out there.


 

Looking forward to the pics of the quater getting hung.
 
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 08, 2008, 05:27:54 AM
Yeah I know. . .   I don't think this cold is helping either
 
I get to do it again today now.
 
I bet I drank a gallon yesterday too.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Matt Aker on June 08, 2008, 05:49:44 AM
Take it easy Steve!  If yer laid up who's going to run the show with an iron fist?
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Mike on June 08, 2008, 09:12:53 AM
Take it easy out there Steve, you should be drinking plenty of water
and taking a rest every now and then, its just to damned hot and humid
out. If you need a hand call me up, I'll make the trip.

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Bill Mounteer on June 08, 2008, 09:22:10 AM
Wow Steve, don't be making a habit of that!

You should get yourself a large patio-table umbrella and weld up a tripod for it so you can easily move it around. Rather than drinking just water, throw in a bottle or two of something like Gatorade or take salt pills. When I used to work in heavy construction, about a zillion years ago, the site Safety man made sure everyone took their salt pills everyday. If you let your electrolytes get out of whack with too much water, you'll pass out and or get muscle cramps.

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 08, 2008, 10:53:56 AM
That's part of the problem.  I dawned on me last night My wife and I are on a low sodium, low fat diet.  I recently lost 19 pounds!  So I sucked down a Dr. Pepper last night and another one today.  Got sugar and sodium.  Fat I have plenty of.
 
Elaine lost 28 pounds as a result of the surgery and the diet.  I lost the 19 so we're in a race.  The other day I looked at her and just said Hubba Hubba.  I got a meel smile.  She hasn't looked like this since we got married.  I want to loose another 16 pounds, which is realistic.  But with the hot weather, it might be a good idea to slow down.
 
I'll post a picture of todays progress.  It's supposed to rain so I decided not to start the welding.  Besides, I need a 2nd pair of hands.  Oh BOBBIEEEEE
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 08, 2008, 02:48:18 PM
Almost ready for welding.  Witht he approaching storms and the heat, I figured I'd be best if I didn't prep and weld today.  Next weekend I'll set it and finish it.
 
I need to get my Porta-a-power from the body shop.  I loaned it to him a year and a 1/2 ago.  There is an odd gap at the top of the door where the fender meets the window. Further examination revealed the previous damage pulled the top of the fender down.  I need to push it back up.  I'll do that during the week.  Both fender wells are damaged. 
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB6.gif)
 
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB5.gif)
 
I left a partial inner on the blue 1/4.  I did an overlap in the wheel well and will run a weld bead.  The top will be stepped and slipped under the existing sheetmetal left on the car.  Once I get that little bend out the body lines will be perfect.
 
POLARACO2008-06-08 20:04:38
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on June 08, 2008, 06:38:52 PM
It's gonna be 100 tomorrow, so instead of me I'll just send the paramedics over Steve

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on June 08, 2008, 06:49:05 PM
I wish I was closer I got nothing better to do. I'd help,plus I can weld too!!!
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on June 08, 2008, 06:51:30 PM

Who needs weld?
Just clamp the quarter on....the heat will fuse it on!
stitcherbob2008-06-08 23:51:56
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Matt Aker on June 09, 2008, 08:24:44 AM
Quote from: stitcherbob
It's gonna be 100 tomorrow, so instead of me I'll just send the paramedics over Steve
 
(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Please drink plenty of Gatorade or sumethin'...  When the meat wagon arrives put em to werk ON THE CAR!
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 10, 2008, 11:28:29 AM
Put it on with Bandaids.
 
Car needs all it can get
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: R. Dave Carr on June 10, 2008, 01:10:04 PM
I am so disappointed you are all over looking the use of the handyman's secret weapon:  Duct tape! carrman2008-06-10 18:11:23
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Mike on June 10, 2008, 02:35:12 PM
Shoot Steve I'm ussually free on the weekends , just call me or somthing and I'll shoot on over there.

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 10, 2008, 03:21:05 PM
If it doesn't rain, I'll be welding it on Sunday
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 15, 2008, 05:39:56 PM
It is almost done.  I need to spend an hour in the fender well joining the two inners together half way up.  Have to take the wheel off.
 
I was amazed to find this car is all out of whack.  The new qyarter I got from Moores was rust free with some damage on it..  But the inner pieces were all bent.  When it came to aligning everything, it took a bit of creativity.  That and I was putting a 2 Door hard top 1/4 on a vert.  If it were a fast back, I would have had a better chance.  I took a chance and ran a bead across the top, alittle at a time.  Since I discovered body cracks in the rear upper sill, I figured I better make it as tight as I can.  All the pop rivits are gone now.
 
Nice and straight
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB8.gif)
 
Joining the 2 Door 1/4 to the vert.  This little stretch was the most difficult.  The rear shelf is real short on the Vert and real long on the new panel.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB9.gif)
 
Doesn't look bad and is solid as a rock.  Yeah Baby
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB10.gif)
 
Now I get to turn the car around and do the other side.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on June 15, 2008, 06:30:35 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

I thought the other side was ok?


Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 16, 2008, 02:27:57 AM
Schaaweet! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 16, 2008, 05:02:59 AM
[/QUOTE]
 
I have to do the lower
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: James Brown Jr, on June 16, 2008, 09:10:38 AM
lookin good Steve
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2008, 12:14:52 PM
Looking good Steve....nice to see those rivets gone I'm sure.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 17, 2008, 06:42:25 AM
Yep!
 
Next weekend Bobby and I are going to turn the car around so I can skin the other side with a new panel I got.  Then I will fix the few holes in the floors inside and repair the holes in the trunk I found.
 
I'll be doing the Leanburn scraping routine underneith before I park it to get my other projects out of the way.  I have to swap the engine in the 59 for the 413, strip a 5th and head gaskets on the other 5th.  Then the 59 will be put up for sale
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 30, 2008, 03:01:42 PM
OK  You saw the left rear.  It actually came out better than the right.  The replacement panel I got doesn't fit right so I have to work it.
 
Before
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB11.gif)
 
The rest wasn't that bad, but the 1/4 is loaded with bondo as you saw above
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB12.gif)
 
Here is the panel just screwed on.  I still have to mess with it and get the main line flatter.  Other wise it's fit pretty goos.  I have to trim the edges.  However I wrote to the guy and he told me I may have the wrong panel.  I don't think so, but I will check anyway.  Sometimes it pays to complain.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB13.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 30, 2008, 06:37:47 PM
Steve that looks like a DODGE rear quarter,eh?

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on June 30, 2008, 06:47:29 PM
Could be.  They said they would replace it
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 01, 2008, 03:31:27 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Here is the panel just screwed on.  I still have to mess with it and get the main line flatter.  Other wise it's fit pretty goos.  I have to trim the edges.  However I wrote to the guy and he told me I may have the wrong panel.  I don't think so, but I will check anyway.  Sometimes it pays to complain.
 
 
That panel looks like the type that is punched out from that Canadian company.  Is that where it came from?
I got one of those Canadian panels once.  The first two were for the wrong car until they finally shipped the right one on the third try.  PITA returning the first two (FedEx and UPS do NOT like those oversized shipments). 
 
Like yours, the panel was only an aproximation of the original.  I found the problem to be in that they simply take flat panels and put creases in them using a brake.  You get into problems when trying to match to the compund curvatures  of the stamped originals.
If you line up the creases and tack on the new panel, the new panel won't conform to the curvatures of the body. 
 
But then again, if it's all that you have to work with, it's better than nothing.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley18.gif)
 
Jeeez, those Barracuda/Challenger guys don't know how easy they've got it.
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 01, 2008, 04:53:41 AM
That's what I told Bob.
 
This afternoon I am going to drop it and het the part number off the lable.  Good thing I didn't chop the car any more
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 04, 2008, 05:01:50 PM
OK  Tomorrow its the big day.   I have since fixed a few more things and coated it with Ospho and then a good healthy dose of epoxy primer.  Tomorrow, all I have to do is hang the new 1/4 piece and weld it.  Found a few surpirses in the trunk I'll deal with.  I think I will cheat. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB14.gif)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VAOB15.gif)
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 05, 2008, 03:59:15 PM
I ran out of C25 so I can't finish the welding.  And ofcoarse, it's been raining.  But I got this far. . .  
 
Considering my eBay 1/4 panel was way out of whack, but was the right one, I didn't come out as bad as I expected.  It's amazing what you can do with a 10 pound sledge and a 2 X 4.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  The line is straight, but didn't meet where it was supposed too by an inch.  I'll try to fudge it with body filler.  It looks like the line was bent wrong.  I wonder if this guy is near Leanburn and they use the same package good store. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
 

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB16.gif)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB17.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 05, 2008, 04:04:02 PM
I am not there,but that appears to be the incorrect panel.
Compared to the used one installed on the left,the lines do not match at all.
If all else fails,Steve,grab anudder used one from Moores.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 05, 2008, 05:38:22 PM
No, it's right Lea
It's just a very bad copy
 
I worked it pretty good.  It's hard to tell now and it's hard to explain what was wrong.  It just took allot of manipulating to make it presentable.  When looking at the left and comparing it, there are subtle differences in the wheel well as an example.  The only other car remotely like that I remember is a 67 and 68 Dodge.  I don't have any pictures of either of them.  But as I recall the wheel well was swept back more.
 
When I get it primed, I shoot another pic for you.  As Brian said, it's better than nuttin!  I think I took 4 gallons of Bondo out of that 1/4 alone.  Now the whole car will need less than a gallon.
 
Edit
Actually there is a vast difference between a 67 Dodge and Plymouth.  I just discovered a few shots of a 67 Polara 500 that I have not put on the site yet.
 
POLARACO2008-07-05 22:41:37
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 06, 2008, 01:01:27 PM
Been a long time coming.  I was edging the door and mixed too much paint so I decided to treat myself and you all to a color test.  Buckinskin cloth roof and matching interior.
 
I see I have some dents to attend too. . . .  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  Obviously no where near ready for paint. . ..  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB18.gif)
 
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB_19.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB20.gif)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB21.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on July 06, 2008, 01:51:36 PM
Needs some clear.......

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)


Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 06, 2008, 02:15:52 PM
There is some on there smart ass
 
I was low on the clear and it ran out when I did the 1/4
 
Over the week, I'll 36 out the welds and cover them with AllMetal
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 06, 2008, 07:32:27 PM
That E bay 1/4 still looks like crap.The beltline crease is out too much,yet lines up with the rest of the car. 
Pics can be decieving,I guess.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 07, 2008, 04:30:53 AM
Did you read what I said?  I beat the crap out of it with a 2 X 4 and a sledge.  I think its deciving now.  That's where the dents came from.  At least it's not all rotten
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 07, 2008, 06:33:33 PM
Hey Bob.  Leanburn said he was coming down with the case of Bondo he has left over from the Pallet worth he bought for the BOAB.
 
Little does he know, I only need a quart.  LOL
 
Thanks for clearing that Up Lea.  Bob had his shorts pretty tight there. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on July 07, 2008, 07:37:10 PM
A quart is all he's gonna have left! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)

Sheesh....makin fun of Adolph's bodywerk......man's got bal....ummm, Lea's nutz!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 07, 2008, 08:11:27 PM
Relax! LOL!!
Oh,and yeah.........................I am nuts.
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 08, 2008, 04:01:35 AM
There's a surprise
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 21, 2008, 03:31:52 PM
I can't win
I epoxy primed the firewall yesterday.  Tonight I come out and slap color on it.  Wait 1/2 an hour to put clear on it.  It starts getting dark all of a sudden right after I mix the last of my clear.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)  So I quick blast the first coat on it.  Weather is holding, breeze is strong and still no rain.  Wait 15 minutes.  Tacky.  Blast the heavy coat on and






 
I'll get some pictures when it stops raining (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Matt Aker on July 21, 2008, 03:47:40 PM
What brand of paint are you spraying?  I'm just curious and may have an answer...
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 21, 2008, 05:37:51 PM
answer to what?  Water Spots?  If there are any they will be where is doesn't matter.  I got the cover on it pretty much in time.
 
But if you must know. . .Dupont
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Matt Aker on July 22, 2008, 06:24:18 AM
I remember a few of my customers having issues with PPG paint that was custom mixed for them by me and my CarQuest co-horts back in that day.  One guy was spraying in a semi-humid enviroment and had a horrible result.  I mixed another two quarts of the same paint and suggested he lighten-up just a wee bit on the reducer if the atmospheric conditions were the same.  The finish came out just fine that time. 
 
Most of the paint issues came from those who sprayed the el-cheepo PPG Omni.  The better DBC and DCC, if mixed properly, usually laid down just fine.  DuPont is an excellent paint, pricey but excellent.
 
Leanburn's method is a LOT cheeper.
 
(http://moparfins.com/forum/attachments/61/enamel.jpg)
 
(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)  
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 22, 2008, 11:36:51 AM
These new HVLP guns are great.  I couldn't get that paint to run if I tried.  Same with the clear.  I haven't looked close today, but it laid down real nice.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB22.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Jimmy on July 22, 2008, 12:40:00 PM
   Your wife must be thrilled with the new backyard. Looking good though, i'll wait another few days before I ask the dreaded question...
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 22, 2008, 02:31:55 PM
Quote from: jimmyray68
   Your wife must be thrilled with the new backyard. Looking good though, i'll wait another few days before I ask the dreaded question...
 
No it's not done yet (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
And I am starting early on the seats!
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Matt Aker on July 25, 2008, 09:34:53 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
 
 
Good idea!  That way you can schedule the maiden voyage on VOAB's 50th birthday (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 27, 2008, 03:46:07 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB24.gif)



(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB26.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 27, 2008, 06:11:08 PM
Looks good !!
That quarter is about ready for this.....
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/roller.jpg)
Back at ya!! LOL (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 28, 2008, 08:37:46 AM
I have a long way to go before that Lea.  But the worst of it is over.  I have a few small patches in the rear floors to do and a bit of buttoning up on the LR 1/4. strip and prime.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on July 28, 2008, 12:19:24 PM
I see those drum brakes on the front,I have a set of 69-72 Spindles if ya want em. :)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on July 28, 2008, 01:52:32 PM
I do too.  But I am leaving it drums.  I am getting Snotty's 11 X 3 inch drum set up for the front.   That should help with the 440.  Besides, these drums look pretty thin by eyeball.  I would need to find better drums for it
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on July 29, 2008, 02:21:59 PM
Fine, I was gonna give em to you,but never mind now.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on August 09, 2008, 04:29:12 PM
This was today.  I haven't worked on the VOAB since over a week ago.       
 
Painted the frame last night with POR15
 

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB261.gif)
 
Got a little fancy with the fasteners.  Soaked them in Ultra One and they came out like brand new.  That's a strut rod on the right.  Painted it with etching primer and then a coat of the cast iron paint.  All the fasteners got painted with Etching and Iron Paint.  The bushing washers in the back got etching primer and some "Almost Chrome" from Eastwood.  I painted them so they would not rust again.  But the U1 had them bright and shiny anyway.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB27.gif)
 
This is what the control arms looked like before U1
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB28.gif)
 
After U1.  I didn't dry them off right away so they have a little rust on them already.  The top one came out of Polaraco.  I normally rebuild them before hand, but these haven't been done yet.  I keep spares.  But I used the spares I did over the winter in Polaraco this spring.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB29.gif)
 
What started as a couple of small holes, ended up to be a project.  I finished the floor after the pictures.  Nice and stiff.  I need to find my greenlee dies and put the plugs back in.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB30.gif)
 
Finally, the upper control arms.  They were soaked in Ultra One also, Etch Primed and painted with Rustolium.  They're back on the frame now.  Tomorrow, I'll rebuild the right lower and install it.  When all that is done, I'll do the right.  I can't put it in yet because the RF Strut Rod is bent.  I am waiting for another one.
 
POLARACO2008-08-09 21:34:32
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Guests on August 11, 2008, 05:30:08 AM
It's coming together nicely...how did the Rustoleum dry?  I stopped using it because it seemed to be a thin spray paint and i could never seem to get a smooth finish - plus it seemed to take forever to dry (compared to krylon).
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Matt Aker on August 11, 2008, 05:38:40 AM
That frame looks great!  POR15 is good shtuff, but you have to chew it off yer hands when finished. 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on August 11, 2008, 06:01:25 AM
Wear Gloves
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Guests on August 11, 2008, 06:03:08 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Wear Gloves
 
AND LONG SLEEVES! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on August 11, 2008, 08:57:07 AM
yah!
 
(http://www.llr.state.sc.us/images/hazwoper.jpg)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on August 11, 2008, 09:03:53 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

It's all over my arms and won't come off, even with Laquar Thinner
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Bill Mounteer on August 11, 2008, 09:21:26 AM
I discovered, as I guess you are learning, the only way to get POR-15 off is to "grow it off"! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

It sure does a nice job thought even with a brush application.


Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on August 11, 2008, 10:30:48 AM
Yes it does.  But I find it doesn't like UV's too much.
 
And I figure a month before the 4 blobs are ready to peel off my arms. . .  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Next time I'll wear a long sleeve shirt.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Brian on August 11, 2008, 08:59:12 PM
Looking good Steve....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: chuck lowe on August 13, 2008, 05:48:54 AM
por 15 doesn't like uv's but if you top coat while tacky with cheap chassis paint it works very well-----------------in time the top coat will wear but the 15 will be there for ever but may be touched up easily------still pretty good for an oooold fart--------(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)--------------------------------later 60 dart2008-08-13 10:50:46
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on August 19, 2008, 12:44:21 PM
I started to put the front end together, it should be on it's wheels again tomorrow.   I'll post more pictures of that later.
 
My Ultra One is comtaminated with oil, so it's lost its efficency.  However, I got this much done on the cowel cover.  The paint and primer was completely gone so what you see is all metal.  You can see the car this came off of was originally light blue.  The color is on the left edge.  That's where the molding and windshield gasket is.  When I get the fresh stuff, I'll finish this in hours instead of days.
 
POLARACO2008-08-19 17:47:29
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Guests on August 20, 2008, 04:44:29 AM
It's coming along relatively quickly...cool!  Can't wait to drive it when it's done. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on August 20, 2008, 05:56:23 AM
Little bit every day now.  The sun goes down earlier now, so I loose some time.  Once I get the T Bars in (Today) I can put it back down.  I just need to connect the T Bars, put one drum on and put some tension on the T Bars.  Throw the tires on and she'll be ready to roll again.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on August 22, 2008, 04:36:04 PM
Leaburn and Bob helped me move the VOAB out of the driveway for the weekend.  We're going to take some time to get some smaller projects done
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOABYard.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Jason Goldsack on September 07, 2008, 04:06:27 AM

If you park it there... someone might want to buy it... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)



1965Windsor3612008-09-07 09:06:59
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on September 09, 2008, 07:56:24 AM
You Interested? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on October 11, 2008, 06:01:47 PM
Finally got back to it today
 
Finished patching a few very small holes in the front floor, removed the dash. 
 
Tomorrow if I can get home early enough, I am going to finish priming the floor and inside fire wall and then get the color on it.  I'll get some pics when I have color
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Robert Rottman on October 15, 2008, 04:45:18 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
This was today.  I haven't worked on the VOAB since over a week ago.       
 
Painted the frame last night with POR15
 
Hey Steve, Regarding the 69Fury vs. 70 Fury thread I started...the upper/lower bushings you were talking about...Do they go somewhere in these parts you have in these photos below??? I just found this thread...Nice work man!!...makes me wanna get that 60 even more now.
 

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB261.gif)
 
 
 
 
This is what the control arms looked like before U1
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB28.gif)
 
After U1.  I didn't dry them off right away so they have a little rust on them already.  The top one came out of Polaraco.  I normally rebuild them before hand, but these haven't been done yet.  I keep spares.  But I used the spares I did over the winter in Polaraco this spring.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/5/VOAB29.gif)
 
furyfever2008-10-16 21:58:33
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on October 23, 2009, 08:07:16 PM
Well Well Well. . .Look what's finally back on the board. 
 
The VOAB!  Now I can start competing with the BOAB! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
I pulled it out of storage field today, or should I say the ditch, and brought her home.  I stuffed her in the tent and will be prepping her for some major winter work tomorrow and Sunday.  I'll click a picture of it in the tent tomorrow between the rain drops.
 
I haven't much body work left.  I have to finish some welding and repair one more hole in the trunk and make a new brace under the floor.  Other than that, I will be sanding and stripping the paint off, and getting it ready to put the top on. 
 
I plan on completing the mechanicals, and all the paint work, less polishing, before I tackle the interior.  I located the correct rear seat for it, and the 440 will be done in December.  (Unlike some people, I send my big blocks out.  I hate big blocks. . . )
 
It weathered pretty well this summer. . . The paint work on the front held up well.
 
I still have to figure out how to get that blasted spring on the pedal assembly.
 
Should have it running and semi drivable by spring.  (Milk crates)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 24, 2009, 03:48:10 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Unlike some people, I send my big blocks out.  I hate big blocks. . .

(http://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/what-choo-talkin-bout-willis.jpg)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: firedome on October 24, 2009, 04:40:17 AM

That's a great year and model, one of my personal favorites... a lot of work but well worth it!!

And love that turquoise color you picked out. They had great color selections back then.


firedome2009-10-24 09:44:24
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Herman on October 24, 2009, 01:00:14 PM

Life's too short to be d!cking around with small blocks... ;)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)


BigBlockMopar2009-10-24 18:00:41
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on October 24, 2009, 01:55:39 PM
[/QUOTE]
 
Yeah?  Ten way are all my small blocks always right on the heals of the big blocks?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Herman on October 24, 2009, 02:04:04 PM
I dunno... bad mechanic?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

I mean, shouldn't those 'nimble' and light SmallBlocks be way ahead of those bigblock boat engines?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley30.gif)

Smallblocks are nice if you want to pump some water of your land and such, but if you're serious about torque and horsepower you go with bigblock power ofcourse...


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley27.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley12.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley22.gif)
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Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on October 24, 2009, 04:21:01 PM
If I can stay on the heals of a 440 with a lil' ol 5.2 Magnum, in a heavier car, I'm happy.
 
That says something about what I CAN do to a small block.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 
But I won't dispute there is no sub for displacement
 
POLARACO2009-10-24 21:21:42
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: firedome on October 24, 2009, 05:00:16 PM

You can pump up a small block to 500+ cu in. with excellent
reliability. And unlike big blocks, the bottom end is bulletproof!! And
we won't even go into the size compensation issue! ;-)
firedome2009-10-24 22:00:43
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on October 24, 2009, 05:29:42 PM
Size Matters?  Some women say no. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 24, 2009, 05:39:43 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)Steve...don't make ..me say...it
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on October 24, 2009, 06:49:24 PM
Weaburn. . .
 
My Ring compressor is bent.  I don't have one to drup the pistons in with.  The only one I have is too small for that now.
 
But I can help you put the rings on and set the crank. . .  I need some STP for assembly.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 26, 2009, 12:25:54 PM
I always use tranny fluid for assembly.......just sayin you use what ya want Blossman, like you'd change on my say so!!!!
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on October 26, 2009, 12:43:08 PM
STP is thicker and more slippery.  It doesn't drain out of bearings and through rings like ATF will.  ATF is to viscous to do any good.  STP is very similar to assembly lube, without the color. POLARACO2009-10-26 18:46:06
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 26, 2009, 03:51:49 PM
No no no...... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) when building engines it's ATF for honing the cylinders, STP mixed 50/50 with your engine oil for assembly of pistons (or just the oil is fine) and special assembly lube for the camshaft to lifter areas, unless the cam comes with a paste lube....then use that. I mix oil with the assembly lube (Michigan 77 or equivalent) for the bearings and crankshaft journals. Packing an oil pump with Vaseline isn't really necessary on a Mopar, just  oil is fine. And white lube on the rocker shafts was the norm but doesn't melt into the oiling system as well as pure assembly lube does. But some people feel it holds up for break-in longer because it doesn't melt away....any one else have an opinion on this?

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 26, 2009, 04:01:35 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) Your right Bobby!!! I was thinking of honing not assembly!!!! Had a lot on my mind as of late,just had a brain fart!!!!
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 26, 2009, 04:02:51 PM
that's ok Ar....you just need to start eating again! Low blood sugar or something (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 04, 2010, 01:57:29 PM
Steve,how's about a cheap parts car for the VoaB??
..and a convertible to boot.
(http://s2.postimage.org/1NzgLS-625973f6dc127ac07d049e8432d13fb9.jpg)
http://www.cbodydrydock.com/forum_viewtopic.php?9.86843 (http://www.cbodydrydock.com/forum_viewtopic.php?9.86843)
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on January 24, 2010, 11:12:42 AM
Yes Lea. . .VOAB reluctantly has to go.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: firedome on January 24, 2010, 02:55:33 PM
I know the feeling... too many projects.

4 project cars, a derelict boat, outboard in pieces, unfinished cottage, houses needing work...

Why do I do this,  over and over again?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

You'd think one would learn.... :-(



Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2010, 03:34:39 PM
Yeah I've had to pass on a few project cars, or even cars I wanted to part out.  I don't have room at my house and no where to store them. 

I need to get some acreage.


Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Jason Goldsack on January 24, 2010, 03:38:20 PM
I would love a few projects but I don't have the space. My kingdom for an old early 1970's colt to restore and drive .

Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on January 25, 2010, 03:52:56 AM
Down here, there's a lot of 5 & 10 acre "ranchettes" available.  Technically, if your property is zoned ranchette, and you maintain a minimum of animals ( 2 goats for example), your property taxes are next to nothing.  Plus there is no restriction on what you can do on it.  You want 50 clunkers?  No problem.  The authorities only get pizzed if you do something environmentally stupid, or dump hazmat.  Who's got a spare $25K I can borrow?
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on January 25, 2010, 06:39:09 AM
Stan has smiling sheep
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on January 25, 2010, 10:50:50 AM
Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on January 25, 2010, 11:34:05 AM
Quote from: Commando1
Don't knock it until you've tried it.
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on April 08, 2010, 05:12:50 PM
VOAB is toast
 
I am breaking it up.  I finally started to dig into the car and found some serious rust over the rear axle and into the box frame.
 
Enough is enough.
 
67 Plyme vert parts for sale.
 
Anybody need a 400 and a torqueflite?
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 09, 2010, 03:13:04 AM
29 more projects to go..
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2010, 06:31:33 AM
Well it does solve the sub frame issue
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 09, 2010, 08:05:19 AM
Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Is  that the car with the GOOD or the BAD subframe?
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2010, 09:18:46 AM
Projects
 
MMMMM
 
Polaraco. . On going.  Thing is like a boat
550. . . Ongoing. . .lots of work here
59. . . Selling
65. .  On Going . . Need to break up parts car and put it in the 2 door
VOAB  History  Cut it up
68. . . Runs and drives, needs exhaust
62 New Yorker. . .  Basket case.  Needs to be painted and assembled.]
62 300H. . .  I aint doing that one
 
That's only 7 projects Stan. . At the rate I work, I should have the 550 and the 65 300 running and driving.
 
And then there is Mobby's 72 ND I have no idea what the plans are.
 
 
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 09, 2010, 12:11:58 PM
Quote from: Commando1
Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is  that the car with the GOOD or the BAD subframe?
You didn't answer my question......(http://www.massmopar.com/yabb/Smilies/toetap05.gif)
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2010, 12:43:44 PM
That's because some of us have to work for a living.  It took me 3 hours to write that post.
 
No, this has the good sub in it.  It's all rebuilt with the Snotty 11" brakes on it
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on April 09, 2010, 02:58:44 PM
You haven't sold the 59 'toga yet?!?!?!?! I thought it was looooong gone!!!! Thats what I get for thinkin'!!!
Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Stitcherbob on April 09, 2010, 03:12:52 PM
I would insure the '59 to the hilt and park it back over on Cobb st......

The VOAB ......I thought you saw all it needed when the 1/4's were off? Sure it's toast?

The BIG RED 65......don't F that one up.....fix the little thangs & drive that sucker! It don't need a full on resto yet!

I never saw the 68 yet, and the 5/50 is long term project

Polaraco should have kept it's orig motor for another season......but we all know that you had put velcro on the motor mounts of that 5.2 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) MORE POWER ARF ARF ARF!


Title: VOAB UPDATE- - April 9 2010 - It's a Parts car now
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2010, 04:31:27 PM
[guote]The BIG RED 65......don't F that one up.....fix the little thangs & drive that sucker! It don't need a full on resto yet![/quote]
 
Not on a bet.  Now you know me better than to F up a car like that.  Worst case is the 413, which I am going to modify the left motor mount so it fits properly on the 62 413.
 
At least I am working on them. . .  The record was Polaraco until it got to Cobb Street. . . Thud.  8 months for a frame off to painted to milk crates. 
 
Now I'm just making it better than it was.  The wish list is the tilt column, getting that heater working better and rear disc brakes.  Oh yeah, and a better rubber trans mount.