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So now that its almost time to put your toys away, what is or are your winter projects going to be???? I will be getting back into the Panama, I have another frame off a Clipper Deluxe that i'am using as a replacement. Now that I have taken off all the extra body mounts off the Panama and welded them to the Clipper frame, I just have to sandblast it and paint, and move everything over.

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Fortunately, Winter is rather benign here in southern Nevada, so after I finish my Firebird project in a few months, I plan to restart work on my Panther. First on the list is to remove the front & rear windshields, then the body from the frame. Specifically, new brake & larger fuel lines on the frame and start of sheetmetal work on the body. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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I'll be spending most of this winter on another of my old hobbies, R/C scale ships. I've been spending too much time in Rust and Grease and it's time to take a Break. I now have 16 Scale ships operational, 2 of which I haven't even taken time to take to lake for test runs. I also recently got a 50" Amerigo-Vespucci kit that I'll be converting to R/C, which will take this winter and then some to complete. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

We don't get frozen lakes here in Texas, so the testing shouldn't be a problem. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Last year we had record rains in Southern Cali. Damn, it's raining again right now and will wipe out my Tuesday cruise nite. But generally we can drive our old cars in dry wheather anytime. I gotta get going on my 65 Nova which needs a lot!!! And I have a line on a 1930 Marmon. If I can pick it up at low, low cost I might get it. My Packard will get a anti-rust coating and a couple of the last things needed chromed.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">are u using chain saw or string trimmer motors in the boats???? I have about 2wo dozen string trimmer motorsthat i plan to eBay. </div></div>

I do have one speedboat with trimmer motor but most are scale boats: square-riggers, tugs, freighters, sailboats, paddlewheelers, etc. with electric motors and sail power.

'No' 'Need For Speed' Here. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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i am presently working on getting the heat working again. i had the heater core re-built and i am installing a blower which i got with the car but is not correct so i am modifying it. then to find the correct 4" plexible tubing.

most other projects involve left over electrical problems. two gauges need replacement and i have to figure out if the gas gauge or the fuel tank unit is the problem. i also have some fog lamps and spot lights which i got with the car that i may install.

some excellent opportunities to escape to the garage when the time is right.

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I was involved in an Accident yesterday and bashed in the front fender of my '34 Ford (too much power and Not enough Brakes), so looks like repairing that may be my Winter project. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> I'm Kinda Sick today. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

At least it wasn't one of the Packards. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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twitch

i've been away to north carolina for the last week or so and haven't checked in. the harness i got from ri wiring is great. one of the gauges (oil pressure) got messed up when i removed the dash to repaint and woodgrain. i broke the indicator and tried several ways to fix it including cutting one from an aluminum can. it does not read accurate however.

i was too anxious to get it on the road in the spring to worry about them then. it will be fun working on the during the long new england winter.

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Gluing it is an option. Also moving the chrome trim piece down a little is a possibility. There is a padding under the vinyl that i would rather not disturb and to glue it would require removing some of the padding.

I have another door panel from my parts car that did the same thing and i was wondering if anyone else ran into this.

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I am certainly not an expert here, but as a country boy, I would try to glue a piece of canvas to the back of the torn part, and then use the canvas to "pull" under the chrome, that way you are not stressing the material.

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The canvas will hold more glue, or if you use vinyl, glue the vinyl back-to-back to give the glue a better area to adhere to. I lean toward the vinyl as it won't be bulky at all. You might heat the original vinyl with a hair dryer before you stretch it into its new position. This forum comes up with some practical ideas - I like it. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Well I must be honest, the first thing that came to mind was Duct Tape (Alabama chrome)! But I figured with this high brow group they would immediately submerse me in a vat of WD-40 for a week! Canvas is durable, and coarse, hense the glue sticking and wearability.

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