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Old 04-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default Spring Resolutions: Get Car Stuff Done!



Looking at the calendar, it's hard to believe we're already well into the year 2012 now! (Aren't we supposed to have nuclear-powered flying cars by now?) Yes, it's spring time, so the garage is finally warming up a bit and the outdoor car covers are ...

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Winter is for building old cars.

Summer is for driving old cars...

and drinking beer..

and going to the lake.

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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Default Re: Spring Resolutions: Get Car Stuff Done!

Over the summer, I'll be working on the frame some, and the body a lot..

And buying parts. Cleaning the garage. Organizing the garage.

But that's what I do during the winter too.. It's an never-ending cycle.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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Lots to do yet, but this thing WILL be on the road this summer (in bare metal)....





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Old 04-03-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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It's been nearly 2 years since I've actually driven an old car. This is getting played out really quick.....I'm completely over not having a runner.

I'm so close but this last 5% is kicking my ass and taking longer then the other 95%.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
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Hell yes,

1.Restore doors
2. Restore decklid
3. Install steering
4. Finish floors
5. work as much overtime as possible to pay for motor build
6. Remember to eat and sleep...
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #8
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Get this thing running and driving.
And finish putting up the wallboard behind it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #9
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Hey Jeff, I've got a list similar to that in my garage!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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Winter is for building old cars.

Summer is for driving old cars...

and drinking beer..

and going to the lake.

Rich

Ummm, yeah, see my "why in the hell" thread

Your theory is sound, but somehow I seem to be incapable of following it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
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Working on electrical gremlins....
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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Hey Jeff, I've got a list similar to that in my garage!!
Does yours seems to grow the more you work on your car? Mine does
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #13
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Default Re: Spring Resolutions: Get Car Stuff Done!

This past winter was spent tearing everything down.

This Summer:

-Finish frame repairs
-Install suspension
-Install axles
-Install new brakes
-Make a decision on wheels and tires

This coming winter - rebuild the engine (if I can save up enough)

Next summer - body work

Well, at least it's a plan...
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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1. install freshly rebuilt heads on my '56 Ford
2. install tachometer and air speed indicator on my '31 Ford
3. replace the current folding boat seats in the '31 with a home built bomber style bench seat.
4. drive 'em
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #15
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49 - replacing exhaust (from headers to tailpipes, including cutouts and lake pipes)

31 - brakes (new backing plates/bendix brakes)
repaint wheels
get overdrive working

That's the short list.

The longer list includes coverting the 49 to 12 volt and repainting the dash, and building a kickpanel, and maybe connecting some pipes/mufflers to the 31...

There's always something...
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #16
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Finish the bed on the 49 this weekend
Bolt running boards on
Drive the wheels off
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #17
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Rolling my 55 Caddy outside for pics and spring cleaning. Then onto the front fender mock up to start core support mounts and bumper mounts. My car hasn't been able to roll since late summer of 64. Cant wait to see its stance outside
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #18
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I still have my 55 Ford to get back on the road . I have to install a new build 302 engine I built and C4 trans , rewire the car , finish up all the body work that some other idiot asshole did with thousands of pop rivets and gallons of filler . I already removed all the filler and scraped all the paint off so I still have a good ways to go yet before she is "road worthy" and in primer .
Over the winter I had my right hand operated on and it's not healing like it was suppose to . having lots of problems with using it and too much pain in 2 fingers that I never had before . So I am way behind right now .
I was hoping to have it up and at least running to drive it to the Jalopy Showdown in May but it's not looking too good right now !
Anyway I hope to be driving mine here before too long I hope since the weather has gotten nice here in Pa. !
Good Luck to everyone with their projects and hope to see you all at a car show one day !

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #19
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I have a ton I wanna do, but realistically if I could get the patches on the galaxie and in primer I would be happy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #20
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Damn! The years a quarter gone and I still don't have my Sporty on the road. Usually the build for me is what it's all about and I just dump them when finished to start another project and avoid the cost of insurance/tags etc. But with this one I really feel like driving it. It's been two years since I've had one of my own to drive and it's time. On the road by June and to Wildwood for the Boardwalk Nats this Fall.
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