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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-07-10 3:10 PM (#543903 - in reply to #539179)
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pulled front trim and glass out, got the first 20 inches ready for painting



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Powerflite
Posted 2017-07-10 10:13 PM (#543917 - in reply to #539179)
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Coming along nicely. I wish my windshield rubber looked like that. Mine is hard as a rock and in about 1000 pieces.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-07-10 10:40 PM (#543922 - in reply to #539179)
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round 1 of rust bullet, 2nd coat goes on tomorrow.



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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-07-15 7:20 PM (#544191 - in reply to #539179)
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radiator support complete, two coats of rust bullet and one coat rust bullet black shell.







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60 Imp
Posted 2017-07-16 7:06 AM (#544198 - in reply to #539179)
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Looking good! Steve.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-07-21 11:16 PM (#544586 - in reply to #539179)
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Tearing out dash to get it sandblasted... and my emblem haul as of late...




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FIN ME
Posted 2017-07-22 11:55 AM (#544614 - in reply to #539179)
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Great emblem haul you have there. The script styles of the old cars were so much cooler than most of what's on the new cars, IMHO.


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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-07-23 11:35 PM (#544703 - in reply to #539179)
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Dash out... gonna rebuild this harness on this sucker I guess also! I do like the video on youtube of the guy doing his Plymouth. dash is going to the sandblaster, brake assembly will be replaced with a power steering one.

I have new guages and speedo all ready to go, so that part will be easy, new steering wheel... 

 

 



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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-05 10:02 AM (#545625 - in reply to #539179)
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back from the sandblaster, metal etching the dash. front end rebuild happens soon.





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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-05 4:45 PM (#545639 - in reply to #539179)
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this was a lot of work...

digging in a those little crevices...





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Powerflite
Posted 2017-08-05 5:31 PM (#545641 - in reply to #545639)
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I can attest to that. Looking good.

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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-05 10:43 PM (#545659 - in reply to #539179)
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I spun the oil pump on the hemi to build oil pressure tonight also.
Next up, rust bullet black shell tomorrow.

Then rebuild entire front end, buy calipers that fit and pads
put in power steering after I clean out the floor pan area so I can steer it put doors fenders and hood on it(temporarily), take it to dmv to get out of state paper. Get it titled.

lift it off the frame and get to cutting and welding.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-06 3:40 PM (#545692 - in reply to #539179)
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suspension goes on tomorrow! finally can get it moving again.



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58coupe
Posted 2017-08-07 9:59 AM (#545747 - in reply to #539179)
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You should try to find and install the factory front sway bar, it would help the handling especially with the extra weight.
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-08-07 10:12 AM (#545748 - in reply to #545747)
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Agreed. Even with my stock 325, there is a huge difference in handling between my '58 DeSoto with a sway bar and the '58 Dodge without one. Probably not what you want to hear right after painting it all up. I am going to fab the brackets for mine as soon as I get the New Yorker running.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-07 10:31 AM (#545751 - in reply to #539179)
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I have one, I will bolt it onto the frame and not weld it in.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-10 12:00 AM (#545929 - in reply to #539179)
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painted the stabilizer bar, need to find bushings, I will weld a bracket together that I can bolt on.

Need to get calipers also




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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-12 11:01 PM (#546092 - in reply to #539179)
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just need to add the torsion bars and hubs and I can get it rolling again, which is my main objective...





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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-15 10:37 PM (#546314 - in reply to #539179)
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ugh spent 70$ on bolts and nuts.





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Mopar1
Posted 2017-08-16 10:48 AM (#546336 - in reply to #546314)
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on my '60 Plym I used '77 NYer disc spindles.
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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-08-16 12:47 PM (#546340 - in reply to #539179)
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I like the AAJ, it came with bolts and I would probably spend just as much looking for a 77 scrap car, I am replacing all the bolts with new grade 8 stuff(the bumper bracket bolts were the big expense..).

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