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Old 09-12-2017, 11:38 PM
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so we took the 67 on the ice cream run. I like the way it handles and drives we will need to do the wheel alignment on it before we get it out of town but now at least you don't feel the front strut rods move in and out. but 20 bucks worth of fresh gas and the old gal will pop right off. we stop the cackle next Friday. so all in all a more then anticipated project. but we did complete brakes down to the steel lines and new drums in the rear with new master cylinder. changed one main leaf spring. had to change one push rod and of course all the belts and hoses under the hood. the heater cores front and rear are now new. replaced some of the interior and the rest either repaired or cleaned up will. the big idem was the chrome platting at around 3 grand interior was next followed by paint products. just for information what your looking at cost me just under 11000.00. the internal engine work was farmed out as was the rear axle bearing. things I did not do were front and rear bumpers and the windshield. the curtains still need made up. there is not any labor figured into that dollar amount. and I may have forgot a ticket or two. but then I might have missed a decimal point or two adding also. it all washes out. if was a fun project now to get the 53 started. we need to get a good car cover for this one before winter as it will have to stay outside with the limos and the 72. we are working on land for a building to get some stuff moved inside. but for now it's 4 out side.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:42 AM
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Beautiful job, Ed.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:31 AM
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It certainly does look beautiful Ed!
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And I have to say that I enjoyed every minute of it!
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I like this set of years they handle nice, got a lot of zip. We start driving it around a bit and get some stuff loosened up it should make.a good car.the color combination is what makes it a sharp car. It's what cought my eye the first time I saw it. Now then if I could just find a paint I could spray it would really make a difference.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:10 PM
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When should I send the truck for it Ed?
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Thanks, ED. It looks great. I noticed the antenna port. All the coaches of this vintage that were owned by funeral home where I worked were radio delete cars.
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Beautiful car Ed! Mookie appears to be enjoying it also!
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:00 PM
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spend about 3 hr today tracing down a intermittent open in the rear dome light. it's been that way from day one. the bugger was it would show current with the test light when the bulb was not on. the old switches are a problem but we soaked them in the cleaner so other then the wear hanging them up they make good contact. it was one of those open the door it was on then the next time off if it was off and you touched the light it would come on. just crazy. needless to say now ever connection is cleaned and shinny it has a extra ground strap and after we tossed the old bulb away it works. we could test the bulb all the day long and get it to light up. it had to be the hair wire in the base as the filament was good. but it works now glad I wasn't trying to earn money on this job. I have seen it before but not vary often.
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Replace all the interior bulbs with LED's, and enjoy the brightness!
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Just put in the warm white one instead of the cool white. Then they will look right when they light up
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