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Post by JGL on Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:07 pm

Hmmm, wouldn't CLR do the same thing...it clears up dirty shower heads...just wondering.

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Post by smoken340 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:59 pm

JGL wrote:Hmmm, wouldn't CLR do the same thing...it clears up dirty shower heads...just wondering.

CLR, is just a watered down version of LYE. Baking soda and vinegar is even better than CLR.

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Post by smoken340 on Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:11 pm

Lye is probably cheaper then CLR, as well.

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Post by Cross on Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:55 pm

The Lye did produce some results, however its still fairly grungy inside...so to be safe ill send it out for re-core....I did notice the weeping plug under the water pump was missing and there is evidence that the pump is also in need of replacement...All in all not such a big deal..


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Post by JGL on Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:06 am

We learn something new every day.

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Post by Cross on Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:44 am

So Im making progress...the previous owner must have had a creative side, given the bizarre brake line routing. Pretty sureI can easily improve on this once the new master cylinder arrives, however any pics of a properly installed brake line routing would be helpful...[img][/img]

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Post by Cross on Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:11 pm

Rear brakes are done, rebuilt good as new...[img][/img]

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Post by Cross on Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:13 pm

Peeled off the vinyl roof....it seems I have some glue to remove...overall the roof is in very good condition...[img][/img][img][/img]

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Post by JGL on Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:29 am

looks good, a little bit of elbow grease here and there and not much more.

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Post by Cross on Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:17 pm

New carpets arrived and the seats are being rebuilt this week...In preparation for the interior install, I figured, hey lets install a new stereo....easy peasy right???? HA...the rear 6 x9 mounts are almost 6x9, but that was a fairly simple work around....the dash on the other hand decided to give me some grief and lesson learned when working on 40 plus year old plastic....it cracks...without warning.....sooooooo I decided to take a break and reconvene in the morning after a little more research...." />

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Post by JGL on Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:25 am

That what 40 years of freezing and thawing gives...Not a great feeling.

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Post by Cross on Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:40 pm

A brief update....While on business in Edmonton I stopped in to check on the seats, I must admit I was really nervous and wasnt sure what to expect. I have been Emailing and calling with my ideas however until you see the actual work in progress its alot of fingers crossed and hoping for the best. My initial shop I had sent them to decided to up the price of the quote by over 100%....so after I regrouped and figured out some options I found another shop who agreed to complete the job at over 1000 less then the original. Given such a huge discrepancy I was worried the quality of the job would suffer...however I figured anything would be better then the seats as they were and it had to be better then a blanket tossed over them...so I agreed....I am beyond satisfied with the work to date and the material they have used is leathery soft, durable and guaranteed...the craftsmanship is top notch and the seamstress takes his craft seriously...[img][/img]
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Post by Keith Mopar on Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:40 am

Wow that looks good, bet you can't wait to get those seats installed.

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Post by Cross on Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:47 pm

So the seats are finally finished, the inspiration being the 1970 Satillite split bench. We ended up having to rebuild the foam as well as reinforce the springs for added support. Overall pretty pleased with the finished product.[img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]

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Post by Cross on Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:48 pm

Also managed to reuse the decorative large decorative clips in the seat centers.

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Post by philcollins on Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:15 pm

Nice job, well done.

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Post by JGL on Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:16 am

They did a fine job, now all you have to do is put it all together. How is the rest coming along? What else needs to be done?

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Post by smoken340 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:20 pm

The seats turned out nice, Good job.

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Post by Cross on Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:40 pm

Shocked Im planning to upload an update shortly. Ive been busy replacing bits n pieces...once the interior is back in Ill be posting those pics...exhaust is still on its way from TTI, and I made the mistake of starting the task of front end work....

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:13 pm

Cross wrote: Shocked Im planning to upload an update shortly. Ive been busy replacing bits n pieces...once the interior is back in Ill be posting those pics...exhaust is still on its way from TTI, and I made the mistake of starting the task of front end work....
This is what they call the snowball effect.

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Post by Brads70 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:22 pm

Wow great job! Nice solid car too I'm impressed! Keep up the great work!

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Post by Cross on Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:04 pm

So a brief update, tonight after the carpets had settled into place..all the stereo wires were run..the interior went back in....the pictures are not great as the lighting in the garage isnt to good. Hopefully if the weather permits I can pull her into the daylight and get some better shots.




Im planning a more through update with the engine improvements as well as drive train...the body and paint..are next on the "to do" list

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Post by JGL on Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:07 am

The pictures aren't that bad, progress is the main issue. Looks like you are doing great! Keep it up!

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Post by smoken340 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:21 pm

Looking good. Keep up the good work

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Post by DVJohn on Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:41 pm

These big land yachts are the coolest and yours is lookin good....

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