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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:44 am

Next project is to take out that battery tray that I just screwed in and weld it in correctly. Then on to tackle the heater channels.
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:13 am

Now would also be a good time to swap out that rusty brake line......
The welding looks good, you'd never know that you're a beginner, good job!
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:16 am

Grifspop wrote:Now would also be a good time to swap out that rusty brake line....
Yup, That's on the list too.
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Post by Grifspop on Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:31 pm

peregrine67 wrote:
Grifspop wrote:Now would also be a good time to swap out that rusty brake line....
Yup, That's on the list too.

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Post by peregrine67 on Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:22 pm

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Pulled out the battery tray that I had just screwed in and welded it in right. Took half a day to get it pounded into the right shape and welded in. Had to make a few other patches to fix holes in the pans.
Took the motor out and flipped the pan up on it's side to finish welding the underside. While it was up on its side I went ahead and put a coat of Rustoleam on the underside. I'm gonna pick us some Duplicolor Bedliner tomorrow and put that on before I set her back upside right.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:43 pm

looks great! Nice work!

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Post by 67Dubbn on Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:23 pm

awesome can't wait to see her when she's done
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:08 am

Found out last night that my beam has a slight curve to it. It's bent in about 1/2" on the drivers side. I'm gonna try to just live with it for now. If it causes me problems later I'll see it anybody here has a stock beam for a '67 that they'll let go for cheap.
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:05 pm

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More cleanup and painting
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Rachel replaced the 45 year-old transmission mounts.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:17 pm

Its coming along. Looking good!

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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:19 pm

I'd like to have her on the road by the end of the year.
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:13 am

Looking good, making a lot of progress!
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Post by tronview on Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:23 am

Sweet. Nice work keep it up.
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:40 am

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Post by Grifspop on Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:46 am

Knockin' it out!!
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:40 am

Slowly but surely.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:47 pm

Priced sheet metal on the way home from work then realized that I had a small supply at home so I repaired the luggage tray.
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Post by peregrine67 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:11 pm

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Post by Grifspop on Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:52 pm

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Post by Grifspop on Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:55 pm

BTW, had fun working on Judy today, we'll have to do that again real soon
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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:39 pm

Talked the guy at Home Depot into color matching a quart of Rustoleum to match 45 year old faded Zenith Blue.
Sprayed the two donor doors.
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Not a perfect match but close enough. I may add some faux-tina effects to the doors just so the blend in a little better until I can afford to get a full paint job.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:55 pm

yall do great work!
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:49 pm

LB Bedwell wrote:yall do great work!
Thanks. We enjoy it.
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:50 pm

Picked up Judy's new heater channel and got to work cleaning off all the body sealant. Hopefully this weekend I'll be welding it in and putting the body back on the pan.
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