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    Loaded up and ready, IT FIT!!!

    Day of reconing came this evening... As we hefted the old car into a much newer pickup truck, 5 guys, his wife and grunt & strain got her up and in the bed...



    short drive at Freeway speeds and on the the waiting chasis



    Sorry, no picture of the hoisting as I was in the process of bustin' a gut .... But she fit the chasis as though she was made for it. a considerable amount of adjustments and bolting down, the fenders and rock skirt , some TLC and ....


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    Too cool, Bill. That looks great!
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    Bill.....That is incredible!
    Ken
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    WOW - please keep posting! Don't let us miss out on seeing it finished!!
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    Ditto on the WOW! Amazing project. A beauty.

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    Beautiful project! Hope you can share pics when it's finished!!!

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    That's one neat ride. I would hate to paint it would rather stain and finish it.

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    That is just plane SWEET!!
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    Thanks fellows for the good tidings of my great joy. It is good to receive accolades from fellows of your quality.

    Yes there were a goodly amount of hours and considerable adult beverages and some not so nice language consumed and produced during those long hours. Not everything fit perfectly (the first time) and the owner was apt to switch designs along the way as his research into an original progressed (or he made executive decisions, "Yasser Boss! I Be makin' da changes.... $$$ Boss!!! ") Some guys get POed if changes are made, I figure it goes in the time log ($$$) as that is why you get paid the big bucks... Although most everyone says a way under charged for my time and skills. But I had fun (most of the time) and learned a lot. (I learned that it was too big of a project for my little cubbyhole shop)

    The color will be Midnight Blue with Black trim and All the metal Black (of course the polished brass) and a gray pinstripe. (Yes, he is painting those pretty wheels) Only the Cherry windows and firewall will remain natural.

    His "While you're at it and Might as wells" were numerous and then My mom and aunt got sick so a few weeks were consumed in running a couple hours away to their sides, but all was well everybody recovered nicely as well as the car. Me, on the otherhand, yet to be determined.

    As he progresses on the finishing and upholstery and I make additional trim parts and components, I will post progress pictures. (if interested)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    ...As he progresses on the finishing and upholstery and I make additional trim parts and components, I will post progress pictures. (if interested)
    Uh, yeah...we're definitely interested. The more pics the merrier.

    Now that this job is essentially over, what are you going to do for your next challenge?
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