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Back in a 63 Riv after a 13 year hiatus.

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Yes, full Saddle interior - Headliner, package tray and headliner I already have. Just ordered all the side and door panels from Clark’s on Friday. Going to have to build up some operating cash before I can do the seats. 

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Good to have the tools to be able to do the work yourself !!! Those mouldings look great !  

I am installing a new headliner this week ,,,, should be loads of fun!!

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Being a lifelong midwestern guy, it’s nice to work on these old California cars. Check out the paint on the cowl. That’s all original just wiped down with wax and grease remover. 

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Very impressive progress in a very short period of time.....nice job!

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Even without the headlight buckets installed it still looks like it’s going 100 MPH !!! KOOL

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Making more progress. The bumpers are good driver quality, but I just don’t have the cash to have them plated at this point.  Same with the wheels.  A friend of mine owns Dayton Wire Wheel, but I just don’t have the spare cash.

Paint turned out really well. When I delivered the car, I told them not to make it a concours piece like we did on the Porsche.  I told them I want a nice cruise-in quality car...Something I can enjoy. A critical eye could pick out some gaps that are not exact, but it’s going to look really good at the local cruise night.

 

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Got a bunch of work done this evening. Fit my 65 grill and wood steering wheel. Starting to look more like a car.  Tons of trim to install still.

 

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That looks like a very nice wood steering wheel in your car. Is it as pit free on the chrome as it looks in the picture? 

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If it is, you'd better take it off every night and put it in your safe.  Winston is on the prowl. ?

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Ironic.  A really nice wood wheel on a car in a year in which the wood wheel was not an option.

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On 7/17/2018 at 7:24 PM, RivNut said:

Ironic.  A really nice wood wheel on a car in a year in which the wood wheel was not an option.

Not “ironic” at all (particularly when you read the definition of that word). It was fully intentional. That wheel goes well with the later wheels, 65 grill and 425 / Turbo 400 from a 64. I love the interior and trim of the 63 with the improvements of later cars.

 

Rivnut, feel free to limit your unsolicited negetive comments to other threads

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Not meant to be a negative comment in any way.  Sorry you took it that way, it was not my intention to "dis" anything or anyone.  It looks good like the rest of the car.  

 

Ed

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                        After talking to several folks who have restored their wood wheel center cap via rechroming after drilling out the rivets

on the back, I have located and purchased a pretty nice used horn cap with very small pits that I am going to dismantle and have redone, so everyone

can rest easy........I won't be stealing your horn cap in the middle of the night.

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18 minutes ago, Seafoam65 said:

                        After talking to several folks who have restored their wood wheel center cap via rechroming after drilling out the rivets

on the back, I have located and purchased a pretty nice used horn cap with very small pits that I am going to dismantle and have redone, so everyone

can rest easy........I won't be stealing your horn cap in the middle of the night.

I have a horn cap on which someone has removed the rivets so the emblem is loose.  No problems with anything other than when the rivets were removed, the spring clips were lost.  So, when you figure out how to put everything back together, be rare to let us know how you did it. In the mean time, I'll be looking for clips.

 

Ed

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                            The spring clips wouldn't be lost when they were removed except if someone didn't put them in a safe place till

the cap was reassembled. I have been told that what you do is just use a dremel tool or drill bit to remove just the heads from the rivets....

the shaft of the rivet will still be there. Then you remove the three spring clips and lucite emblem and put them in a safe place while the cap is being restored. When you go back together in place of the rivets to hold things together you use Gorilla Glue or  JB Weld. Larry Daisy told me he's done quite

a few horn cap restorations this way with no problems. I really don't understand how the rivets are put in there. I assume it will be self explanatory after I get it apart.

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14 hours ago, Seafoam65 said:

                            The spring clips wouldn't be lost when they were removed except if someone didn't put them in a safe place till

the cap was reassembled. I have been told that what you do is just use a dremel tool or drill bit to remove just the heads from the rivets....

the shaft of the rivet will still be there. Then you remove the three spring clips and lucite emblem and put them in a safe place while the cap is being restored. When you go back together in place of the rivets to hold things together you use Gorilla Glue or  JB Weld. Larry Daisy told me he's done quite

a few horn cap restorations this way with no problems. I really don't understand how the rivets are put in there. I assume it will be self explanatory after I get it apart.

I`m not staring at an original horn cap, but if my recall is correct, the horn cap is put together like many, many assemblies of the period are.  Before the parts were mated there were "posts" which the original parts were indexed around/to and when the parts were in place the posts were peened flat, like the head of a rivet, to retain the components. So, there are not literally rivets which were used to put the cap together. If this was the case one could simply drill out and replace the rivets. If using something like epoxy to reassemble the parts, the epoxy will need to bond to what is left of the original posts to hold all together. I have never had the need to do so, but the method I would try would be to create a situation in which a fastener could be used for a stronger, more reliable bond. The horn cap requires a bit of a hard pull to remove it from the wheel so there is the possibility epoxy might not hold the retaining clips. That is why the retaining clips often become loose or fail to continue to secure the retaining clips to the cap given the original retaining method. Maybe drill a center hole in what is left of the original posts and use some sort of self tapping screw with a recessed or relatively flush head?

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2 hours ago, 1965rivgs said:

I`m not staring at an original horn cap, but if my recall is correct, the horn cap is put together like many, many assemblies of the period are.  Before the parts were mated there were "posts" which the original parts were indexed around/to and when the parts were in place the posts were peened flat, like the head of a rivet, to retain the components. So, there are not literally rivets which were used to put the cap together. If this was the case one could simply drill out and replace the rivets. If using something like epoxy to reassemble the parts, the epoxy will need to bond to what is left of the original posts to hold all together. I have never had the need to do so, but the method I would try would be to create a situation in which a fastener could be used for a stronger, more reliable bond. The horn cap requires a bit of a hard pull to remove it from the wheel so there is the possibility epoxy might not hold the retaining clips. That is why the retaining clips often become loose or fail to continue to secure the retaining clips to the cap given the original retaining method. Maybe drill a center hole in what is left of the original posts and use some sort of self tapping screw with a recessed or relatively flush head?

Tom

That's the situation I'm in with the one cap I mentioned.  I can see remnants of the original casting "posts".  It appears that the retaining clips for the center emblem are also the clip that hold the horn to the wheel.  My problem is my clips are MIA. Looks like a trip to a salvage yard is in order to look for horn buttons from pre-air bag equipped cars is in order.  I like the idea of drilling a small hole and using a self tapping screw. So the search begins.  Anyone have a cap so far gone it's not worth reforming but still has good clips in it?  Contact me.

 

Ed

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Drill & tap a 4x32 hole & use small flat head screws & flat washers.

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Anywayyyy... getting this back on topic. I finally got some time to do some work. Spent last weekend putting the headliner in. Working in the driveway… Low 90s… Humidity…turned out pretty good although I lost a few pounds in water weight.

 

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