jackofalltrades70

1947 56C Project "Can't finish unless you start"

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Well, back home from 5 days in the hospital......Diverticulitis (I think that's how it's spelled) Nasty stuff and I don't recommend it to anyone! I bought a radio on ebay for parts and it made it to the house. Worked on a piece of stainless tonight for about an hour or so. Might work on some seats stuff tomorrow. If I get anywhere, I'll take some pictures. Matt:D

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Well, I've worked on the mustache bar a little bit more. Thanks to Smartin' I'm getting better at polishing. Got a lot more to do before I change out to the next polishing bonnett. I also worked on some seat stuff. It's not the best looking and i still have some more sewing and adjusting to do to the bench, but I'm happy with my results. It might not be factory patterns, but it works for me.;)

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the car is quite the adventure.....I'm learning lots of new things. I am recovering the frames and I cannot lie, I had the actual seat cover pleating sewed for me. Was quite economical. But, it still is a little of an on-taking stretching everything and hog ringing everything down. Thanks for the comments, but honesty is my policy and I don't wanna lead anyone on. Matt

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Well, I've worked on the mustache bar a little bit more. Thanks to Smartin' I'm getting better at polishing. Got a lot more to do before I change out to the next polishing bonnett. I also worked on some seat stuff. It's not the best looking and i still have some more sewing and adjusting to do to the bench, but I'm happy with my results. It might not be factory patterns, but it works for me.;)

Matt- Want to do mine when you're done?!? They look great, can't wait to sit it in next year at South Bend....right? :rolleyes:

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I would love to be @ South Bend, Indiana next year. And, still is within my possibilities. Regardless of whether my car is ready or not, I will try to make it to New York for their big meet this year. Matt

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Well, I'm still here, just can't do anything to my lil' lady. This really sucks because I wanted to have her painted before cooler temps come in the fall. We'll have to see..........Matt

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Well, I'm still here, just can't do anything to my lil' lady. This really sucks because I wanted to have her painted before cooler temps come in the fall. We'll have to see..........Matt

Matt, I've been wondering what you're up to lately...give us an update when you can and hang in there!

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Thanks Anderson. I put two of the rims on the car and it looks much better sitting at the correct height.......my kids helped break the lugs loose and jack up the car. hehehe Matt

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Well, let's see now...............I've now had 12" of my colon removed and re-sectioned and my little lady still sits, untouched in the garage. My wife walked into the garage today and looked at the car and said "my, I had forgotten how much you were doing to this car". I cannot wait until I get a little better. I still might make paint fly before winter...............I need to get started again and get the bodywork finished up. I can work on the interior panels and finish up the seats over the winter. Come on guys!!!!!!!! Help me get motivated again. Matt

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I'm trying to motivate myself right now. Not sure how to do it...I'd really like to see paint on mine before the Winter hits hard, too. Maybe we can make a group effort!

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Thanks Lamar! That helped! Adam, I'll let you know when I get rolling again. I've still been buying up parts when I see them and can afford them. I was checking fitment of inside trim on the passenger door and have found out the door is warped. Gonna have to build one hell of a contraption to "un-bend" the door. Don't know how I missed this with everything else I've been doing on and around the car.............frustrating to say the least.

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Matt;

Sorry to hear of your troubles. They are sure some nice looking cars Mr. Earl posted! My nearly finished '41 Roadmaster coupe is very much the same colour as the one in the top picture. It was a long road to get it to this point, not fully complete, but now roadworthy for the first time in at least 30 years!

I've admired the progress that you've been making on your '47. It's going to be a great car when it's done! Keep up the good work!

Keith

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Put the other 2 rims and tires on today that I got from my buddy 41Roadmaster! Contemplating removing the seat and working on more upholstery until I can manhandle more stuff around. I have some more body work to do to the front fenders and am contemplating removing the front clip again, but not sure and it will have to wait until I can lift stuff again. Getting my plan together for this winter and trying to organize. Matt

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Matt, wish I could get down there to help you out. Whats the current status of this project?

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I haven't done much of anything.... Still have to finish up bodywork on passenger door, and front clip. Then have to seal everything, high build primer, sand, prime, sand, paint, etc. I'll be working on interior panels and finishing the seats and trying to work on the stainless throughout the winter months. Still have to put in the wiring harness after I get all painted. If I can get back into the swing of things, I might have a driver sometime next year.

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I might suggest taking that warped door to a body shop and see what it would cost to have them straighten and send it back in primer. I know you want to accomplish this on your own but I think everyone here would give you a lot of lattitude considering the other issues you've endured. At least at that point maybe you could move towards priming the complete body and then see where you stand on the front end body work?

Just a suggestion, and feel free to ignore it.

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I've thought about that. But, I have an idea on straightening it that I'll try first. I have a spare set of doors, but are rusted pretty bad at the bottom. They will help me get the right "curveature" back in the right spot. I have to set up some tables in the basement for the seats and uphostery that I'll be working on during the winter. Then I'll have the car "freed back up" to start bodywork and letting some primer fly again. Matt

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Well, some good news. My idea on straightening the door is working. Involves a very heavy hammer, come-a-long hooked to a d-ring in the floor of the garage and a 2x4 to absorb the blow. Just going to take it a little at a time. I also worked on some pieces that need to be chromed that had some dents in them. I also am working on some of my extra parts. Might need to sell some of the 3rd sets to fund some of the chroming costs and possibly paint costs. Matt

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Hey Matt, glad to hear you're up and about, if not at 100% yet. Hang in there. I try to remind myself that once my car is restored I'll be bored stiff, so try to enjoy this time you have!

Also, kudos on the ingenuity involved in straightening your door. Here's the mental image I have of you in the basement...pretty close, eh?!?

Oh yeah, and post some pics!

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