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Projects 54 Ford Customline daily driver

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by GreenGrenade, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Shane Spencer
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    Sorry guys for the slow updates. Went to cruise week in ocean city md a few weeks back, did an air ride install last week and currently looking for a daily driver so progress has been slow

    Managed to get the gas tank back in, gas door has new rubber bumpers, carb rebuilt, new door handles on and rebuilding the vent windows with new rubber. The regulators in this car are a pain in the ass lol

    Heres a shot of sediment in the float bowl

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    New fuel pump installed

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    Bent up some niccop line to the carb

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    The vent rubber was shot. Taking these out sucks lol
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    Finish welded the grille today finally. Tig'd and metal finished and sanded to 220. Need to drop back to 120 to take out a few more small low spots then polish it up. Hand filed it to get the peak looking decent

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  2. Grill bar is looking good!
     
  3. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Thanks man !


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  4. Martino
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    Progress is looking really good ! The shifter and Knob are perfect !
     
  5. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Shane Spencer
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    Not a ton of progress with the holiday this weekend. Did manage to get the old windshield pulled and theres no rust in the windshield frame area which is good. Got a new seal and glass ready to go in. Also got the dash two tone finished up, satin brown top with the white bottom

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  6. greaser 35
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    from FRANCE

    Jolie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)
     
  7. cmarcus
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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    Amazing stuff here brother! No one has commented on your photography. Side hobby? Cause those pics are crazy good.
     
  8. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Shane Spencer
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    Thanks marcus! I just started messin around with photography like 7 or 8 months ago. Trying to learn from a good buddy of mine


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  9. Your attention to detail shows in the final product. Very nice work.
     
  10. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Shane Spencer
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    Thanks for the kind words....

    Some updates. Pass side window is in and working great. Also lubed up the rear regulators and all is smooth. When i pulled the drivers side vent window to redo the rubber seal, the vent window cracked. New glass is cheap at only $28 but the lower pivot stem broke off. Should i try my luck with a strong epoxy? The pivot shaft rotates up into place inside the frame of the vent window, with a solid 2 part epoxy i think itd be more than strong enough. The frame is in great shape otherwise and id rather not drop $120 on a new frame if i dont have to

    Other updates, i pinstriped the dash, turned out decent. Some white and dark brown with just a touch of gold

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    Freshened up the speedo, satin black paint on the inner base, repainted the exterior and put a gold tip on the needle

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    Also my paint was chipping and scratched all around the windshield and it looked like someone may have just sprayed paint over the gasket half assed, so after i pulled the old glass i sanded and feathered out all the scratches and chips and shot some paint just to prevent corrosion. The colors not perfect but im planning on getting a rattle can of colormatched paint from a local shop that has a paint reader/decoder, then ill just spray it later on. The paint on this car has seen way better days, but its a driver so whatever

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  11. Nice work. Didn't know you were a pinstriper as well.:).......................Don.
     
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  12. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Far from a legit pinstriper haha. I need way more practice, i do it just enough to get by when i need to hahah. But thanks


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  13. Dash looks great, I like the touch of gold & the speedo needle.
     
  14. Martino
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
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    Dash is looking fantastic !
    I have a question about your sway bar bushings. Did you replace them and if so did you have to put a slice in the new ones to get them on? I don't see how new ones will slide over the ends?
     
  15. Shane Spencer
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    Yea i did slice the new bushings. Most bushings ive come across for swaybars have slices so i figured what the hell. I didnt see a way to get them over the ends either


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  16. Shane Spencer
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    Painted the heater box

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    Installed with a new plenum and defrost ducting. Also had to move my harness up from where it is in this shot

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    Windshields in. Dont mind the color mismatch, thatll be fixed soon

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    Package tray panel cut

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    And upholstered

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    Rear side panels cut and seat divider wall back in, trimmed to fit the raised trunk floor

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    Dash in

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    Got the magicaire controls working well and all the cables moving decently

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  17. jailbar joe
    Joined: Nov 21, 2014
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    looking better with every post...gunna be beautiful when finished
     
  18. greaser 35
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    from FRANCE

    Great updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Shane Spencer
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    One of the rear panels is pretty much done

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    Pretty happy with the results so far
     
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  20. It's all looking great. HRP
     
  21. Looks excellent! Going to be really nice when done.
     
  22. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
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    Gag,
    It's looking great! Was it difficult to get the dash out?
    Thanks,
    NRM
     
  23. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Dash wasnt bad, 6 or 7 small screws at the base of the windshield and two big bolts on the bottom corner




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  24. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Got the second rear panel banged out...

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    Kick panels cut

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    Got the column in as well. The wheel needs to be touched up still but i wanted to get a few pics

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    Molded column mount turned out sweet

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  25. Nice work on the upholstery. Do you take in side work?
     
  26. Dude, seriously.... you do great work! This car is turning out badass.
     
  27. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    Shane Spencer
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    Appreciate it guys, cool to see that people enjoy these builds. I do some occasional side work but never interior. I hate doing interiors hahaha. I order all the stuff from ezboy, now owned by lebarron bonney


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  28. Shane Spencer
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    Kick panels ready to be covered

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    And covered.....
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    And i got the door panels cut

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  29. greaser 35
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
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    greaser 35
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    from FRANCE

    Nice interior!!!!!!!!!!
     

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