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General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:22:13 PM »
Quote from: POLARACO
What snow?

The foot that came down today. up this way.   Already sick of it. 


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General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: February 02, 2015, 03:31:07 AM »
Good Morning y'all.  Sitting here enjoying the snow.


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General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:45:22 AM »
aye.

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: January 29, 2015, 05:39:21 AM »
The interior panel ready to be welded back in.






The reason...  Cut it out so I could get behind it to plannish the weld.  It allowed me to bring the low spots up really nicely.






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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: January 29, 2015, 05:35:48 AM »
Welp the bare metal was covered in a caot of epoxy primer for the rest
of the winter.  Not too bad.  It showed me some issues I still need to
work on but I'm happy where it's going so far.












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General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:40:22 AM »
Where is everyone?  I know it's cold in the shops.  I thought there'd be a bit more activity. 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:19:23 AM »
Bulbs in the back like usual.


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: August 26, 2014, 12:48:47 PM »
I've asked around a bit for the locations of the grounds and no one seems to know.  I realize the FSM lists them.  But lets take the one for the dash, it states left cowl.  Hmmmm that's an aweful big area to check for a ground no?  I was told also check behind the kick panels in front.  Not one there as far as I can find.    And to be honest, it'd be easier for me just to go through it and add new grounds to everything at this point. 

However I fugged with it a bit during lunch again and the right indicator lights up when the lights are turned on.  But I noticed today it comes on very faint then roughly 1.5 seconds later it brightens up.  I wonder if the turn signal flasher is bad.  It is factory.  Also a nice bonus for todays effort, when the lights are on the temp gauge pegs and the fuel gauge goes to half way.  Now I've had issues with  the temp gauge as noted before.  Also the right indicator always came on with the key.  Now it only comes on until the lights are on, though brighter than prior to replacing the fuse panel.  Also as you can see the dash lights are actually visible.


*edit*
Oh yeah forgot to add, the flasher only wigwags when the lights are on.
/*edit*

czervika2014-08-26 17:53:34

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General BS and Laughs / It's July 23, where is everyone?
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:44:35 AM »
I hear ya Boss.


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: August 26, 2014, 05:03:33 AM »
And I've been thinking of renaming the project from The Sheriff to Time Bandit.

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:57:38 AM »
So this was hiding under the trim.  We knew it was hit.  We diodn't know it was repaired like this.  fugggg.  As you can see rust is already starting..




More clearing away filler.



QP is off.  Ugg the fun was just starting.



These are out of sequence but this was the start of the fit up in May '14  I think.



First rust spot fixed on the skin.




It's as flat as I could get it.



Tacks. YAY it's going back on.  I didn't take much of the structure repairs...  One in front of the wheel, one in back, and the entire lower portion of the trunk extension.



Let the serious grinding and hammering begin.  There's still 2 feet left to weld in this pic.



Just checking deflection before getting to the rest of it.







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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:16:36 AM »
here we go, another year gone and another year not driving it.  Who knew a wife and kid would eat up so much time.   In the past year the rear quarter has been removed from the car to fix a pop rivet job a repair shop did back in the 70's  Once it was off numerous new rust areas were exposed and you know what kind of rabbit hole that leads to.    So over the course of several month there were numerous patches mad, welded ground, planished etc...

 In June, I think,  I started tacking the QP back on.  End of July and I have 8'2" of continuous weld and all the spot welds are done,    I'm trying to get to the point I can lay down a coat of epoxy so I can begin the filler work.   Yup needs filler I'm not good enough to get it metal finished.  Tried but didn't work.  My thickest areas will be about the thickness of the sheet metal itself.  Not happy I need filler but on the flip I'm happy it only has to be that thick.

Trying to shoot epoxy on the drivers side in the next week or so it needs to be sealed while I got back and finish the filler work on the passendger side. 

Found the fuse panel had been melted at some poin in its past and rather than address the problem, someone just soldered the barke circuit to hot side by passing the fuse itself.  Lucky to not have had a fire, ever.   Cut the old block out and used two 6 position ATC fuse blocks in it's place one for constant and one for keyed power.  they'll be replaced somewhere down the road with a single panel and relays.  For now I'm happy knowing it's not going to burndown just sitting there.

There's more electrical work to be done like figure out why the dash signals wigwag when I turn on the flashers with the headlights on.   There's been issues with the dash indicators since we acquired it.  Changing the fuse block solved some, created new ones, i.e. wigwag indicators...  I has a video I'll post below.

There's the transmission rebuild I still have to do but it's on the back burner til I get the rest handled.  I expect to be laying on semi cold concrete next march putting other one in.

Then there's the exhaust to finish.  But right now I can stand the sound so we'll leave it the way it is.  Unless the wife buys the pipe I need to finish it as a christmas present... 

Anyway I still plug along when I have time, mostly my lunch hours, or when the kid is taking his naps on the weekends...






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General BS and Laughs / It's July 23, where is everyone?
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:04:24 PM »
Quote from: firedome
Wondering the same....honestly, so many former members/contributors from years back have dropped out, and so few visit with any regularity, that, frankly, it isn't very productive to check it out what's what here all that much anymore... well, so, everything runs it's course, and maybe this place has. Too bad, because it's been a big help to many in the past.



Some of us were lured away to another forum with the promise of utopia.  It isn't.  Some of us got kids and moved so ther hasn't been alot of time or money.  Though I have been making progress.    Still not driving it yet, but this winter should take care of the transmission.    Currently chasing electrical grmelins and getting the body at least straight.  Been shop insurance this late int he season but maybe I'll take it out for a few mile drive before it get yanked apart again.



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General BS and Laughs / I can run, but I can't hide -new pics
« on: November 21, 2013, 03:47:50 AM »
Quote from: dana44
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: dana44
I like that 200mph (KPH) speedometer!



The tach goes to 7, hahaha, and is reading 600rpm as it sits. Look at the right side, that's the speedo, left side is the tach.
 





 


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General BS and Laughs / SJak I have a question for you
« on: October 29, 2013, 04:18:26 AM »
$3.75 in po' part of CT (bridgeport), $3.59 in the nicer neighborhoods (Stratford, Trumbull).  Yesterday's prices.

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