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Post by 57RTOval on Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:16 pm

Hey, I think there's a couple things in that spare parts pile I could use! Hmmmm. Very Happy
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Post by buggin70 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:21 pm

are you gunna paint it?
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Post by rpm750 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:42 pm

Man I was hopin we could trade cars!
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Post by Cambur on Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:37 pm

67 will do

no means no Pete!

Kyle yes

we still can bob, soon as u buy a split! Lol

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Post by ASBug on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:12 pm

Lookin good.
It'll be sweet when done I am sure.
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:18 pm

Can't wait to see what you have planned. By the way, it looked good already Cool
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Post by buggin70 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:00 pm

aircooledaddicts wrote:Can't wait to see what you have planned. By the way, it looked good already Cool

x's 2
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Post by Cambur on Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:19 pm

Thanks guys,

I don't have any pics today, but i did get the windows and rubbers removed from the doors, as well as the door handles and latch mechanism.

I also picked up a donor door to fix the rust on the passenger side door, and took them to a buddy of mine to be fixed. this is the only body work i plan on having done, the rest im hoping to do myself.

hoping to start body work tomorrow

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Post by Cambur on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:47 pm

Came home from work and started cracking on the oval.

removed:
driver door
running boards
front fenders

as it sits:
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volksrod on earlies anyone? Shocked
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(sorry its a bit blurry)

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Post by Cambur on Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:59 pm

progress:
removed the rear fenders
removed steering column
removed gas tank
disconnected wiring
and removed body bolts

now the body is ready to come off, as soon as i get our stands back.

then went to the canton cruise in

then came home and sanded the entire car with 150 grit to make sure all the body work holds

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Post by Cambur on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:01 pm

began cleaning the undercoating in the fender wells, what a dreadful job that is. (heat gun+scraper+elbow grease)

removed the windshield and started straighting the roof

hopefully the body will be remove by tomorrow evening

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Post by Cambur on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:56 pm

body is off
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also bought one of these
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to do this
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Cool
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Post by Cambur on Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:56 pm

Not a whole lot of progress seeing as I had to work all weekend

but i did fix the rear seat problem

seeing as 55 and earlier seats are different and have hinges that allow them to be bolted to the car differently, this allows people to ask crazy prices for OG rear seats, so i came up with a solution...

I made adapter plates for the back rest which raise the seat up to the correct hight, but still allow the seat to be folded down
these will of course be cleaned up and reshaped to be more easy on the eyes
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the second problem is that an early seat is wider than a later and also has a different contour the back of the seat. To solve this I made a rest bar for the seat to lean against using some pipe stock and by utilizing the factory knobs on both sides, the bar is in the perfect position to hold the seat. Im planning to make it look as a stress bar for the rear, and im curious if it does help with the rigidity of the car.... on to the pics...

this is still in planning, it will be cleaned up and finished later in the resto
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I don't plan on having many people in the backseat but i do like the idea of it being secure if someone does need to ride in the back.

comments/criticisms are appreciated guys!

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Post by Cambur on Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:51 pm

all rotten metal has now been replaced with fresh

and fenderwells are getting cleaner

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terrible pics of clean fenderwells
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Post by drewBAKER on Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:53 pm

its looking good man. keep up the good work. you should have it done in no time
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Post by Cambur on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:01 pm

drewBAKER wrote:its looking good man. keep up the good work. you should have it done in no time

Thanks man, im already dying to see some paint on it, just gotta get the body smoothed out and its ready to spray!
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Post by Bugman114 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:38 pm

sweet. lookin good.
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Post by Cambur on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:10 pm

thanks Mike

got the engine cleaned up! Cool

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Post by buggin70 on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:14 pm

nice
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Post by Cambur on Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:42 pm

xmas already?!? Cool

received a box of parts today!
seat covers
headlight seals
new trim
bullet lens
hinge pins

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Post by 57RTOval on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:40 pm

Might be a good time to put that shift rod bushing in while everything is apart!
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Post by Cambur on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:57 am

It will definately be installed before the body goes back on!

I swapped out the steering box with a much better one!(big thanks to O'Bryant)
and got the seats put away, and the pan covered up, and put some plastic down so when I get back from vacation I can get this thing in some primer.
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Post by Cambur on Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:47 am

thought i would toss up some pics of the refinished steering wheel

cleaned thoroughly and basically dipped in clear!

yea i could have made it slick and painted it stock ivory but it took 50 years to make this steering wheel like it is, and to me its art!
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:21 pm

59 Euro Rag wrote:but it took 50 years to make this steering wheel like it is, and to me its art!

couldn't agree more.
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Post by fried_chicken on Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:57 pm

nice touch to the steering wheel . cant wait tooo see it finished i love your oval!!
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