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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by RMONTY, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. guthriesmith
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    Glad you popped back in to mention the seats. :D I somehow missed the updates I asked about last month. Now, I am all caught up and looking forward to more progress. Since I am not making progress on any of my own junk, I just need to live vicariously through others' progress. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Hey RMonte, can't remember exactly .. but are you by chance east of Lake Lavon, somewhat ??

    Was driving around. From 380 to Royse City, Caddo Mills, Josephine, Nevada, Lavon, Lowry Crossing, and Princeton.

    Saw a home with a couple 50's Chevrolet sedan deliveries, and various related, somewhere along the route.

    Just curious.
     
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  3. RMONTY
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    No I am in Trenton TX, between McKinney and Bonham off of Hwy 121. If you drove by my house, you were lost, trust me! LOL!
     
  4. RMONTY
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    Seats arrived. Pretty damn substantial, I will say that! Im pleased with the acquisition! Going to assemble one in a day or two and see how it works as a rear seat.

    Been messing around with some upholstery stuff on an OT generator cover that I'm making. It turned out nice, but these seats are a bit more advanced than a marine vinyl generator cover! :eek:

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  5. RMONTY
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    I also got some turn signal stuff to get the steering column moving towards completion. Also got the new harness and switch.

    A lot of small progress is all good though. Will need it all completed at some point.
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  6. verde742
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    I can smell upholstery from here.... YUCK.!!!

    been there, done that....
     
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  7. RMONTY
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    It really wasn't bad. There had been no rodent visitors so it's all good. The jute and burlap will get replaced. Probably use foam where the jute was. They got sent to me disassembled in 4 boxes and all is good. Might be missing a couple of fasteners but I will probably replace all those anyway because I am mental about stupid shit like that.......
     
  8. RMONTY
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    Got the turn signal gizmo all free'ed up, and working smoothly. The 2 springs for the self canceling gadget were gone or paper thin from rust so I ordered a couple of new ones.

    I put the seats together loosely and sat them in the car as rear seats. I like it but the buckets belong in the front. Decisions, decisions...... 20210322_220002.jpg 20210322_220017.jpg 20210322_220032.jpg 20210322_220051.jpg 20210322_222929.jpg 20210322_222933.jpg 20210322_222956.jpg
     
  9. atch
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    Progress report???
     
  10. RMONTY
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    Not much progress on the car. Trying to keep the yard mowed with rain coming every 4 to 5 days. Also built a patio cover and am in the middle of remodeling my electric gate/entrance. This is the time of year I get all the outside stuff done and keep the yard under control. 6.6 acres isn't easy to take care of by yourself!

    Was planning to go to the Stray Kat 500 this weekend, and on Sunday morning about 5:45 am, I had an encounter with what looked to be a 50 lb raccoon. He ran in front of me, while I was doing 70 mph, the road was wet and I didn't feel like ending up in the ditch, so I didn't try to swerve and avoid him. I am sure I knocked the mask off him. I didn't bother to stop and check on him. When I got home, and it got daylight, I found the entire drivers side of the front of my DD caved in, broken plastic everywhere. It also cracked the windshield from the flex of hitting the animal. So the DD is in the body shop getting repaired. Haven't heard from the adjuster yet. Damn Raccoon!
     
  11. guthriesmith
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    The raccoon must have been 50 pounds from the damage you describe and the pics you showed me. :eek: Since the daily is in the shop and you can’t do anything to it...you just need to jump in the pickup and head to Dewey anyway. It would be good motivation to continue on with your project as well as a chance to catch up with folks. :D
     
  12. verde742
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    Other people ALWAYS have an agenda for us grounds keepers.. :eek:
     
  13. guthriesmith
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    Lol...I can relate since I have 12 acres I have to keep under control. Just giving @RMONTY a hard time. :D
     
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  15. RMONTY
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    You have teenagers to help you with keeping that up though, right?

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  16. guthriesmith
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    Well...only if I want to trade mowing time for repairing mower time. o_O My oldest was mowing, but between having to repair the mower regularly and finding out from my wife about stuff he mowed down that he wasn’t supposed to, it is sometimes easier to just do it myself. :D
     
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    Looks like you are in High Cotton noe that you have seats. FYI the turn signal switch is the same one used in early Vetts.
     
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  18. RMONTY
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    Yeah I already have the new switch. Got it from NCA, great guys to work with.
     
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  19. gsnort
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    Keep on keeping on. No matter how long we've worked on them or driven them, they're simply never done.
     
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    I only have a acre to take care of lucky no HOA. Between the grass cutting and edging and hedge trimming and pruning I spend a few hours a day on yard maintenance. Then I can go work in my shop. Frank C72BFF9A-EF3F-4613-92DE-9D94E9ACB587.jpeg 16E3EAF9-19C5-4077-925A-3C89FA6E259D.jpeg
     
  21. Parnell
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    Monty: Just a quick post from a long time lurker. This is one of the most impressive build threads on the HAMB, IMHO. What determination! Few people would take on such an ambitious project, but from the steady diet of pictures you have posted, I felt compelled to tell you how inspiring your progress is! And I also wanted to thank you. Watching this thread this last year gave me something to do while recovering from COVID.

    I myself have no talent at all with a torch or welder - except maybe to start a gloriously spectacular house fire:) It is amazing what talent and determination and no fear of cutting their car project into many pieces can do!

    I am also impressed by the talent of some of the folks who regularly comment on your thread, like Pist-n-Broke. If I had unlimited funds, I bet I could take a corrugated trash can to that guy and he could turn it into a perfectly flat piece of metal with hand tools...lol! Or vice versa! Like I said, this is an inspiring thread.
     
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  22. Blade58
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    Gas for MIG should not be more than 27 , I like it at around 20 , Gas Gauges or Flow meter? too much gas will weld dirty, New kid in shop bumped the pressure up and could not understand why weld looked really bad, pulled the bottle to get a new one an realized there was plenty of gas left ,I went and checked gauge setting and there it was, when I first set up the machine a Marked where the needle should be set at ,
     
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  23. RMONTY
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    Thank you Parnell! I hope to spend the majority of the hot Texas summer days in the air conditioned shop getting the body ready for paint. I need to button up all of the exposed portions of the car, and put it back n the rotisserie one more time to make sure underneath is all completed. I havent made a lot of progress because Spring is when I do my outside projects as I can't take the Texas heat like I used to.

    The engine is ready drop in except for some plumbing for the heated intake, and then firing it on the dual carbs, and I have been planning the interior for some time, front seat is already done, and going to get those original bucket seats upholstered. I have the A/C all lined up as to what I am installing, and have begun collecting the parts and pieces for that.

    @Pist-n-Broke has been a great source of information for me. He took interest in this project from the beginning and I can't thank him enough for the input he has given me, not only on the thread, but in private Conversations. He has helped me solve some things I was struggling with.

    I think before the end of 2021, I will at least be able to drive this car to fill the tank up at the gas station! That is the present goal! Thanks again for your encouragement and comments on the project!
     
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  24. Parnell and RMONTY, Thanks for the kind words. Wish I was as good as your vision of me is. Believe me, I have made plenty of corrugated metal out of what was supposed to be flat. That's part of the learning curve. I really enjoy helping out when a person is trying to reach past what they know in order to do a better job. If I can help sign me up. If you were close by I'd probably be that annoying guy that keeps getting in the way. RMONTY hit a soft spot when he rescued that first Chopped S.D. It's all been good from there. I don't chime in often anymore but I am keeping an EYE on ya. Ya, I'm pretty impressed as well. What a massive undertaking!
     
  25. 1971BB427
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    Just watching your build and thought I'd comment on seating. I'd put the buckets up front, and search wrecking yards for minivan rear bench seats. The bases can be cut down in height to work for your SD, and they are usually fairly narrow to fit the back area well. Then you can upholster all to match and delete the headrest bases on the minivan seat prior to recovering them.
     
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  26. trevorsworth
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    What's going on? Long time no see. Let me know if you'd like a hand with anything!
     
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