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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by selohssa, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. selohssa
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
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    I finally have an update.
    The Ranchero is starting to receive paint!

    The underside of the tonneau cover is the blue metalflake.
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    The tailgate is done other than final sand and buff.
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    The body needed to be temporarily assembled for the metalflake on the outside.
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  2. selohssa
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    The last bits can go on the engine and the trans can be installed.
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    I finally get to see what the black looks like against the blue. It looks so much better in person.
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    Some more bits are cleared for the last time. Even though the tonneau cover is not perfectly straight, it looks great for being fiberglass.
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  3. selohssa
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    Today was a big move forward. The body is now painted(HOORAY!).
    Now the paint can set up for a couple of weeks and then the color sanding and buffing can take place. I know that there is still a long way before this is done but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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  4. Yes! Can’t wait to see it pop with all the trim on. Looking good!


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  5. selohssa
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    My two year old came to help today. We unmasked it and got it out of the booth. I am really looking forward to taking him and his siblings on some trips with this car.
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  6. selohssa
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
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    The Ranchero is slowly taking shape. The polishing is all done. Now I am starting the long reassembly. A few weeks ago, I scored a haul of new Stewart Warner gauges. I was thinking about replacing the standard gauges with deluxe ones and found a guy that had some for sale. I only intended to buy two gauges but he offered me all 16 for $200. Now I may have to make a new panel to house a few more under the dash.
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    I got the clutch and trans back together yesterday. I tried to show the metal flake in the pic but it is hard to get the effect.
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    Today was install time. Now it is almost ready for me to take home for the final assembly.
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  7. Way cool to see this one coming together now!
     
  8. Any updates on this Selohssa? Did you get it out this summer?
     
  9. selohssa
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
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    I have finalized the suspension, brakes and steering. Other than that, all that have been able to do is little odds and ends. Family obligations have required my attention more than the Ranchero lately but I am hoping to get back on it soon. The current goal is to have it road worthy for next summer now.
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  10. Thanks for the update! I love what you've done with your Ranchero and can't wait to see it finished.
     
  11. It’s looking great! Looks really close but I know how the family obligation thing works. Family first! Thanks for the update!


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