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Projects ONE PIECE AT A TIME ('47 FORD COUPE)

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  1. topher5150
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    I got the grill in place, talk about a pain, I guess I'm still used to having parts kind of fall into place on newer cars and I need to put a hood latch and fender braces in but are these cars going to be a little cockeyed no matter what. I have the whole thing sitting about an inch to the drivers side. IMG_20200921_142031796_HDR.jpeg IMG_20200921_142932418.jpeg

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    Amazing how much money a couple of hours on the internet will save you. $60 and an afternoon crawling in the junkyard disc brake conversion IMG_20201008_172528292.jpeg

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    Quite literally bolted in like it was made for it. The only issue that I ran into was the caliper rubber against the leaf spring. I was planning on lowering the back anyways IMG_20201009_141937567.jpeg IMG_20201009_141256669.jpeg

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  4. Nicely done!
     
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    Not sure how these panels are supposed to look. Do they attach to the flange on the wheel well? IMG_20201014_163909088.jpeg IMG_20201014_163332830.jpeg

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    On my 47 Linc they are attached to the pillar post, and under the window garnish. They might have had a attachment at the back on that brace, but if they did, it wasn't put on my recovered panels. The bottoms were free, no attachment.
     
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    Thinking I'll have to move the front arm rest ahead about 5"-6" to clear the seat.

    Had the wife come out and take a look. I think she's finally seeing what I'm seeing. IMG_20201019_123109710_HDR.jpeg IMG_20201019_123047421_HDR.jpeg

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  12. topher5150
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    I keep forgetting that I'm about a foot taller than a lot of people lol
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  13. goldmountain
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    Maybe lower on the passenger side. How tall is your wife? I mounted the seats low in my car to account for the chopped top but both my mom and my mother in law had their eye level with the dashboard,
     
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    I'm 6'-4" and she's about 5'-3"
    old lady.jpg
     
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    Got a matching rear armrest in last night, because we have to get our mail at 6:00 when we live less than a mile from the main hub, cleaned them up and painted them. I used that SEM paint on the ash tray covers hope that holds. IMG_20201020_145705863.jpeg IMG_20201020_163432162.jpeg

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    Coming up with some other crazy ideas for the door panels.... Maybe some inserts with it IMG_20201105_172249527.jpeg

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  18. Why do you say that?
     
  19. “I swear I was born with a kick me sign in my forehead.”

    You can’t leave us hanging after a statement like that! What gives?
     
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  20. topher5150
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    sorry just venting a little, I started work about two weeks ago and they shit canned me today. Said I wasn't up to what they wanted.
     
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  21. Sorry to hear that. Don't let it beat you down. Stay positive! Things will work out.
     
  22. Sorry to hear about that! Wishing you better luck in your next job situation.
     
  23. Dick Stevens
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    Sheesh, that's rough, didn't give you much of a chance!
     
  24. topher5150
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    its been becoming a bit of a pattern in my life the past couple of years.
     
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    What do you do?
     
  26. topher5150
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    CAD designer
     
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    Cool armrests - what are they from?
     
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  28. topher5150
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    They're from a Ford galaxie
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    Got a little work patching behind the gutter and trunk area. IMG_20201110_104150433.jpeg IMG_20201110_120821644.jpeg IMG_20201110_133503523.jpeg

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    Messing with getting the dip stick around to steering box boy what a pain all around. I think I might have kinked a little towards the bottom and now it stops about %80 of the way. And I really think Ford designed it be a punishment putting it together barely get a wrench around it maybe get an 1/8 of a turn each time. IMG_20201114_131453067.jpeg IMG_20201114_131155893.jpeg

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