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Old 01-17-2023, 09:24 PM
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I checked the package the parts came in to see if maybe it fit several years - but it was listed as only for 1969
So I will guess that those are for the headlight adjuster screws.

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Old 01-25-2023, 11:03 PM
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I've been working on putting new weatherstripping around the side windows and the doors

Job is going pretty good but the plastic push pins that hold the front of the roof-rail weatherstripping in place were much larger and wouldn't push into the body (metal), so I just re-used the originals that were still good

This job has gone better than I thought it would
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Old 01-26-2023, 12:20 AM
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Always a pleasant surprise when something goes better than expected!
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Old 01-26-2023, 10:28 PM
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Always a pleasant surprise when something goes better than expected!
And not a very often event either...
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Old 02-06-2023, 09:27 PM
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Guess I finally got to the hard part of replacing some of this weatherstripping
The outer window seals/wipers are a bear.
That little lip that needs to stay on top of the metal door edge is hard to get to stay in place while I'm trying to get everything lined up and screws started.
I've got one door done so I'll get the other one - somehow
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Old 02-25-2023, 02:01 PM
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Still working on the car & trying to get it repaired (not restored) and in good running condition. I didn't see any rust holes in the floorboards, while under the car cleaning, sealing, and painting any bare metal .... but I wanted to check the floorboards inside too.
There was some light surface rust - but no holes. Everything is solid, even when using a screw drive to poke and scrape.
The carpet will have to be replaced, and the console is broken in so many places, it will probably get tossed too.
The red/rust color you see in the picture is a glue that someone used I think when they put in the carpeting I took out of the car.
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Old 02-25-2023, 03:02 PM
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I always enjoy reading about your updates. These cars are certainly a labor of love and are never really finished and always requiring ongoing care.
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I ordered a 1/4 driver side front floor board section - going to go ahead and repair the floor where it was cut out for a manual transmission.
A friend of mine will be coming by the evening to start the repair. Then I'll replace the shifter cable with one that has the floor sealing gasket on it.
You may be able to see where a piece of metal had been pop riveted into place in the above photo.
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Old 03-03-2023, 09:19 PM
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My friend got the floor pan cut out where someone had put a hole for a 4-speed years ago, smoothed it all up nice and cut and welded in the new piece.
Looks real good - and will be a lot better than the way it was.
New carpet for the car was shipped today too
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Old 03-20-2023, 02:03 PM
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Car is coming along well and I am getting all the interior pieces back in now. I'm not replacing everything, but I am replacing what has to be replaced - and cleaning and refinishing all the rest.
Hopefully car will be ready to drive and race by mid April.
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