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Treated the old girl to a rubdown.:D

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WHAT? No 3-D photo?

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oN jULY 4TH, I tried to put the 29 Chrysler on the neighbors lft. It quit running just before I got it on the lift. (It did restart, but wouldn't start today to remove from lift after replacing pinion seal. Tried to start the DeSoto to remove from the garge. Would not run. Had to tow it out. Moved the 42 Packar out of the garage, and it stalled blocking the street. Managed to get it to run lng enough to get it onto the drive - barely. 3 for 3. Sometimes I wonder why I think this is fun.

Sorry to hear it, sounds like it just wasn't your day....

The next time you take one of your toys out for a cruise, you'll know why your in this hobby. Nothing better then being behind the wheel of your own automobile..

At least thats what keeps me coming back !!

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I started my first ever attempt at welding and welding a patch panel in. I practiced a bunch then dove right in, this sheet metal is tough to not to blow through. Its been a blast and very satisfying to learn a new skill.

Here is a pic of the start where it has just a few tacks...I ran out of wire.

I am soon to mount the body on a rotisserie, these areas require repair to do so.

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I started my first ever attempt at welding and welding a patch panel in. I practiced a bunch then dove right in, this sheet metal is tough to not to blow through. Its been a blast and very satisfying to learn a new skill.

Here is a pic of the start where it has just a few tacks...I ran out of wire.

I am soon to mount the body on a rotisserie, these areas require repair to do so.

If you have a piece of at least 20ga copper sheet you can clamp behind the joint, that will help prevent burn thru. You may also try turning the voltage/heat and or speed down a notch.

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I just replaced the battery from Antique Battery in Pennsy for my 1970 Electra. After a short charge, it started right up. We are good-to-go!

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I checked the differential fluid in my classic the other day, it was full. I can't remember the last time I checked that....

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Did some sanding on my 66 f250 and hope to get some paint on it by the end of the month,not trying to get too picky since its still going to be a workhorse since it will be hauling cars to far away shows along with a slide in camper in the back so I can stay cheaper at the campgrounds.

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I replaced some of the inner door jam panel hardware that was missing with some nice shiny stainless ones from our local hardware store on my 68 Porsche on the passenger's side. I'll do the driver's side when they get more metric screws in.

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we got are neighbors 28 desoto running after 15 plus years of storage,he is thrilled.carb rebuilt,vacuum tank rebuilt tank clean,He is as happy as a pig in mud,so am i.By the way ,it is a roadster and nice.Now i am canning peppers

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Drove the '70 Bug to a really laid-back & fun all-VW meet out in the country (Lebanon Fairgrounds, Lebanon, CT) yesterday, sponsored by the CT VW Association hobbyists group ( www.ctvwa.org ).

What a great summer day to be able to be out and about. You can pick out the tan front of my car in this colorful lineup of Bug Convertibles--we're the 2nd to the last one (and I think the only non-Super in the group--you can pick out the Super Beetles by their slightly more pronounced rounded nose--the light blue one beyond me is a flat-windshield Super, and the two in front of me are of course rounded-windshield type, which are '73 & later):

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For the heck of it, I had decided to switch the "stock-look" wheels & tires over to some aftermarket styled steel wheels, with RWL tires, that I had assembled for my previous '68 Bug:

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It was a fun day--thanks to our friends at CVA for all their work producing it!

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So far today we've taken the 63 Falcon convertible to two "One Car" shows, meaning we took it to breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast was great! A kid about 13 -14 came over to our table with his grandfather and asked if we, or our breakfast companions, owned the Falcon. After telling him we owned he said his Grandfather suggested he look around the place and see if he could guess who it belonged to.

He then proceeded to ask a bunch of relevant and well thought out questions about the car, including such things as was the interior original, were the miles really over 130,000 (the top was down so seeing the odometer was easy) had the car been restored or not. Was it a daily driver and did we drive it a lot, etc. Apparently he's a junior car guy as he explained he had a scale model Falcon among his collection.

We love those encounters. Especially those like this one where the adult with the kid lets the kid do the talking!

The "One Car" show at lunch was a bit less exciting, but it was still fun to watch through the cafe window as a couple construction workers spent a few minutes of their lunch break examining the car.

We might take it out for another "One Car" show and desert at the Dairy Queen after dinner!

What a fun day!

[This is no where near being a "show car", calling it a daily driver may be being generous, doesn't seem to matter to it brings a smile too]

Added::::: Oh yeah, since this thred is about what we "did to" the car.... I tightened the screw on the interior rear view mirror :)

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Got back to installing the new door weatherstip on my 'driver' '54 Studebaker. Will bolt the door back on tomorrow, and start on the last one. Three down and one to go!

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Finally got the rear oil seal for my '31 Dodge transmission and got it installed. Now onward to the reassembly of the transmission and installation of the clutch and trans. Next....brakes!

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I installed an original outside mirror on my ole gal that i found on ebay!

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I installed a pair of rubber pull over strap hold downs on the rear deck lid on my 68 Porsche. Before everytime I hit a bump the deck lid would pop open, I think these will help.They look sporty too.

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Put another pitman arm seal in my 65 country squire,I did not have good enough snap ring pliers the first time and it came out blowing the seal out.

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Helped my son on his 67 Mustang project. He just lost his job so his Mustang finances are dried up for now but hopefully he'll be working again soon. Anyway we pulled out the seats and carpet and started in with the" POR-15". Slowly but surly.

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... Slowly but surly.

Sounds like me. Actually, I'm more likely to be "slow and surly". :)

All I did was drive home from the Plymouth Owners Club meet. About 80 miles in one and a half hours. Not too bad an average speed for a 78 year old car.

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It finally cooled down a little here in NC, so I finally finished installing the door weatherstrip on my '54 Studebaker 4-door. Just got to put the drivers door back on tomorrow after the adhesive dries good, and adjust it. :)

Now it's on to the window channel runs and catwhiskers, and headliner, and carpet.........:(

Looking froward to some QUIET driving soon!!

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Did some garage car-juggling, and pulled the '50 Bug out of its deep hibernation spot, where it has been since last fall (I am embarrassed to say). I'm going to drive it out to the store shortly to get some gas and also grab some provisions, and then wash it when I get back.

The plan is to drive it out to the Belltown Antique Car Club show tomorrow morning, at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, in Haddam Neck, CT. The forecast seems to suggest possibly some rain tomorrow, but we've also taken note of the "rain or shine" advisory on their flyer:

http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/shows/pdfs/august%202011.pdf

I noticed it's listed as the "45th annual"--that's one seriously long-running event...

Definitely don't mind getting the car wet--and it needs the exercise anyway...

Yes, I've already packed my fire extinguisher also (per their flyer)...

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