Today's Progress

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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Lorna c » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:45 pm

ru ready to ride yet ? .... common waiting for this guy to finish his roadster so we can tear up the central coast .. now back to work . Haha
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by mraitch » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:54 pm

Linda installled one in the top hose from the radiator with the guage inside next to the radio console - unobtrusive and I guess she is still happy withy it.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:31 pm

Shouldn't the sender be installed before the thermostat for more accurate readings, what if the thermostat fails, you might not know it until it was too late?
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63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:31 pm

Is the gap correct on the headlight bezel, seem's like a large gap. Picture is not the best, and I haven't cleaned the metal yet. But need to know if I need to do any work to the fender, it looks like it is untouched with no damage to it.
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68 Roadster 1600
70 Boss 302
65 K-Code Fastback
69 Mach 1 393 Stroker 5 spd
63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
72 Ranchero
65 GT Coupe

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Re: Today's Progress

Post by C.Costine » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:54 pm

bossbob wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Is the gap correct on the headlight bezel, seem's like a large gap. Picture is not the best, and I haven't cleaned the metal yet. But need to know if I need to do any work to the fender, it looks like it is untouched with no damage to it.
It is hard to tell from the pics, but it appears to be the same as my '67. I just put LEDs in them and there is now a wider gap. I will have to go back later and clean up the buckets and the stainless steel retainer rings.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:36 pm

Mirror placement,

What I believe to be the original passenger side fender has whole's for the mirror up toward the front of the fender, my replacement fender for the drivers side which is either a 69 or 70 has the wholes just under the antenna hole. In my mind I kind of think I will like the staggered mirror look.

Question is, is this kind of normal, has anyone done this, or does anyone have any input or pictures so I can see before I finish the body work.

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69 Mach 1 393 Stroker 5 spd
63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
72 Ranchero
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:38 am

One of my roller tires had it's last day holding air, figured I would by what will be used as the spare tire. So, what size tire is best for the spare on a stock rim?

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68 Roadster 1600
70 Boss 302
65 K-Code Fastback
69 Mach 1 393 Stroker 5 spd
63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
72 Ranchero
65 GT Coupe

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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:03 pm

I have most of the body roughed in and primed, just the hood and drivers door left. Still will need to go back and block it and smooth it out for primer and paint.

I have to imagine that California paint isn't all that good compared to other paints, so my question is, where is a good place to online to buy automotive paint. There are so many. Please let me know who you recommend or who to stay away from.

Still haven't decided on single stage or base/clear.

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70 Boss 302
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63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
72 Ranchero
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by 2mAn » Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 pm

Cant help with the paint stuff, but Im excited to see where its made it to! Care to share the color you plan to go with, or is it a surprise?
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:40 pm

No secret Simon, the car is originally silver, so I'll probably stay somewhat true to that, maybe a metallic silver, or gun metal silver, something a little darker than original. But until I actually buy the paint, anything can happen. By the way, the battery you gave me is still holding up, only needs a charge after sitting for a few months.
68 Roadster 1600
70 Boss 302
65 K-Code Fastback
69 Mach 1 393 Stroker 5 spd
63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
72 Ranchero
65 GT Coupe

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Re: Today's Progress

Post by 2mAn » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:20 pm

Haha that’s amazing! I hope my fancy new battery will be good after sitting dormant for the last 9 months
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by pebbles » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:42 pm

Check shipping for your state. Some do not allow paint and chemicals shipped, small print.
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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 am

So, last night I'm watching Ian Russel on Full Custom Garage and he is at the Pomona swap meet which I used to go to all the time. Across the screen this little roadster show's up.

I am 98.883% sure this is the car that inspired me to get another roadster as I saw it there about 3 years ago. This is what I drove in high school, prior to getting into mustangs, albeit, not nearly as nice.

Anyone here own this or know the owner.
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65 K-Code Fastback
69 Mach 1 393 Stroker 5 spd
63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
72 Ranchero
65 GT Coupe

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Re: Today's Progress

Post by bossbob » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:09 pm

How should I address this, scrape it off and apply something else? Clean, prime, and paint over it? Apply fresh sound deadener over it, maybe a paintable material so I can match it to the body color.

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68 Roadster 1600
70 Boss 302
65 K-Code Fastback
69 Mach 1 393 Stroker 5 spd
63.5 Galaxy Conv. 427 Dual Carb, 4 spd
72 Ranchero
65 GT Coupe

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Re: Today's Progress

Post by Gregs672000 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:12 pm

If it's still well adhered then I would just clean it up, add some on any places that are bare, primer and paint. While you could strip it off etc, why? You're just more likely to mess with the metal underneath to no advantage that I can think of.
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