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Thanks! I don’t get many replies, I was beginning to wonder if anyone liked it. But I’m almost done so I figure I might as well finish the thread. Got the door painted; not a great match but it’s flat red and now it’s solid which was the goal. Should have it back on this week.

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Maybe your reply problem is you work so fast everyone is jealous of your quality and speed  and somehow even their typing fingers (just 2 in my case)  do not feel like working!  🤯😉

 

DJ

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Got a bunch done today. Hood is on, set the pinion angle on the rearend and welded the spring pads on, and replace a broken spring mount on the frame. Rearend back in tomorrow and start plumbing all the brakes.

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Don't worry about the replies. We're watching, just not commenting. Great work. Thx for posting the pix, we appreciate them. 👍

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Just about road test ready. I put all new brakes, brake lines, and shocks on the back. I got my hydraulic clutch conversion finished up and it works good. I had to get the pinion side of the driveshaftchanged to a small Chrysler unjoint and should have that back Monday. Then just a few odds and ends and we can call it done.

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All back together, road test successfull, and it passed inspection. Couldn’t get plates today cause the license office is closed but all I have left is hook up the beacon light and put down the floor mat that is coming Tuesday. It drives so much better!

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Nicely done...though I wonder if ya might could use something to suspend them spark plug wires over the ignition coil to keep them from flopping around too much...I saw a guy use a couple of modified afro picks he snagged at the store for pennies, mounted between the coil and the block; he would later admit to replacing them with something he found in a JEGS catalog :cool:

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12 hours ago, Merle Coggins said:

Did ya steal that bubble gum machine from a Michigan State Trooper? 😂

 

I`ll show my ignorance,  "bubble gum machine"??

 

Nice build by the way.

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He’s poking at my blue beacon light on top. 😂. Glad you like it; I like the ones on your welcome thread, too.

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1 hour ago, falconvan said:

He’s poking at my blue beacon light on top. 😂. Glad you like it; I like the ones on your welcome thread, too.

Now, that's funny. I was looking primarily at the bumper, and never noticed the light in the shadow on top. Had to go back to see it. Nice work you've done, and fast too! 😁👍

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8 hours ago, Tony WestOZ said:

 

I`ll show my ignorance,  "bubble gum machine"??

 

Nice build by the way.

 

It’s a slang term for the blue rotating beacon, commonly used by Michigan State Highway Patrol. To this day they still have a single blue beacon on their cars, although they are now LED. 

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