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Forum: Automotive Projects 05-09-2021, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I installed the rear portion of the headliner...

I installed the rear portion of the headliner then started installing the weather seals. Along the rear edge I'm using a soft double bead seal that has peel and stick adhesive tape on the back side....
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-09-2021, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
EXACTLY!!!! The whole vehicle should just grab...

EXACTLY!!!! The whole vehicle should just grab the viewer all at once. The overall look.
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-08-2021, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I started getting the headliner in order next....

I started getting the headliner in order next. The aluminum half rounds that I got for the bows were extruded mill finish. Pretty smooth to begin with so polishing was not too bad. I could only get...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-07-2021, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I just noticed that in Jason's Facebook link that...

I just noticed that in Jason's Facebook link that I added in my last post, he has some pictures of my 57 Chevy interior that he did for me a few years ago. Black interior with aluminum inserts. Click...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-06-2021, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Dave and I picked up the roof from the upholstery...

Dave and I picked up the roof from the upholstery shop this morning... WOW! What a difference. I've been holding off as long as I could before getting the roof done so it wouldn't get all messed up...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-04-2021, 09:20 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
After cutting the inner and outer cables to...

After cutting the inner and outer cables to length, I used some needle nose pliers to bend the strands of the cable sideways to strengthen the bond. Cleaned this thoroughly with acetone then I tinned...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-04-2021, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I got two new hood release cables to use for the...

I got two new hood release cables to use for the roof latches. They are long so I need to cut to fit. The picture is a spare BMW hood latch like the ones I installed for the rear edge of the roof....
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-03-2021, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Right side done. Same routine as the left side. ...

Right side done. Same routine as the left side.


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Forum: Automotive Projects 05-03-2021, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I love what you're doing with this Willys. It's...

I love what you're doing with this Willys. It's highly modified, but to the average observer it will appear to be a stock resto... At first. They will have to study it to figure out why it looks so...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-02-2021, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Driver's side is done. I still need to make a...

Driver's side is done. I still need to make a kick panel and step sill plate.


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Forum: Automotive Projects 05-01-2021, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Next, bring the edges tightly together and apply...

Next, bring the edges tightly together and apply the patch of belting. When that's secure get that twine and the big fat needle and stitch through the belting and carpet. Use small stitches on the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 05-01-2021, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
While the roof is out being upholstered, I'll get...

While the roof is out being upholstered, I'll get the carpet and carpet backing pads in. This is common carpet backing pad sold by the yard or in a roll. This was a 6' x 8' roll. Plenty.
I built up...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-29-2021, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Final prep for the roof. I needed to fit and...

Final prep for the roof. I needed to fit and adjust the spring loaded latch pins for the rear edge. (red arrows) I put a groove along the rear edge for a rubber tack strip. (green arrow) The...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-19-2021, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I'm still messing with the electronics but I took...

I'm still messing with the electronics but I took a break to get the roof ready for upholstery. One of the things it needed was some insulation. This Reflectix insulation doesn't provide much...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-14-2021, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
That's true. Chromium is the toughest, hardest...

That's true. Chromium is the toughest, hardest metal available on earth. Much needed to make high strength alloys. Think gun barrels smalll and large, tank tracks, stainless steel, chrome moly, etc..
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-13-2021, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Thanks, Kerry. But this car would never even make...

Thanks, Kerry. But this car would never even make the cut for Great 8. It was never intended to be a show car. I don't detail the chassis or underhood area because the car is meant to be driven. It...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-12-2021, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
And I hope to finish it some day:rolleyes: Some...

And I hope to finish it some day:rolleyes:
Some days this pile seems like a friend that's overstayed his welcome.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-11-2021, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Ask him to do it as a two door wagon. ...

Ask him to do it as a two door wagon.



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Forum: Automotive Projects 04-08-2021, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
This one? 59371

This one?

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Forum: Automotive Projects 04-08-2021, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Nothing has changed with the latches or locks....

Nothing has changed with the latches or locks. Lock from inside the vehicle with the buttons on the power window switch. Lock or unlock from outside with the fob.
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-07-2021, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
I need to replace the original exterior door...

I need to replace the original exterior door switches. The CTS had electronic touch pads rather than mechanical door handles. The originals (Pictured split open on the right) were too big to use so I...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-04-2021, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Jack 1957
While working on the right side window regulator,...

While working on the right side window regulator, I somehow lost power to the window regulators. Both of them. I started working on some other stuff that needed finishing while trying to sort out the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-03-2021, 08:11 AM
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Views: 27,633
Posted By Jack 1957
Congrats on MSOM. Well deserved.

Congrats on MSOM. Well deserved.
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-31-2021, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Jack 1957
Go out and wait by your mailbox. :D

Go out and wait by your mailbox. :D
Forum: Automotive Projects 03-23-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,589
Posted By Jack 1957
Hmm, it appears that this picture was taken down...

Hmm, it appears that this picture was taken down under. :D
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