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Re: My 71 is heading for the Shop

Post by Martin on Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:28 am

looking good Rick....
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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:39 pm

Take some photos of the body panels, sanding and finish work before the paint goes on.


The project looks like it has quite a few welds and seams to smooth out.

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Post by Steve on Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:37 pm

I am really enjoying following your project along Rick. Thanks for sharing all the info and photos.
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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:09 pm

Rick,

It has been a while since you posted.

Have you been working on the 1971 TA during the holidays or did you take some time off?

I was wondering how the body panels and finish work is going before the paint goes on?



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Post by mr71transam on Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:05 pm

Judy and I spent the last two weeks in Las Vegas with our Grandson Landon and his parents (Kara and Jamie). I posted some pictures on page 5 of this post of the completed primed panels. They really came out nice. I won't beable to make it back to the shop until January 14th. The body should be finished by then and ready for paint. I will be working with Jim on finishing the sanding all the other body parts (Doors, Fenders, Hood, and Noise). Hope to have the painting finished by mid February and all back to gether and Home by the end of March.

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Post by Martin on Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:43 pm

Rick, we need and update from you about your car...... Very Happy
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Post by mr71transam on Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:36 pm

Well let me start with THIS NEW ENGLAND WINTER REALLY SUCKS!

Most of the progress has been small things: replacing both the front windshield and rear window, removing and refinishing the power window assemblies, and receiving more parts (new carpet, new driver and passenger windows, and a million other small parts). Hope to get the door mechanical parts installed (power window assemblies and power locks). Maybe even get the hood and fenders installed.

I was surprised at just how bad they were and even more surprised that the worked at all.



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Post by mr71transam on Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:29 pm

Well I got the power window assemblies installed today.

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Post by Martin on Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:16 am

Any update Rick?
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Post by mr71transam on Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:57 am

Power Window Assemble, Power Locks, and New Door Glass installed and working (ALL Glass is New).
Fenders, Hood, and Noise installed and aligned.
Carpet, Dash, Front and Rear Console installed.
Back Seat Installed.

PAINT SOON!!!!!!

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Post by mr71transam on Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:26 pm

Well the last two Fridays I have been putting to interior back in. Every thing is now color matched. Only thing left is the driver seat, a lot of screws, and wiring to reconnect.





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Post by Steve on Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:46 am

She is looking gorgeous Rick. Does she have taht new car smell?
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Post by mr71transam on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:00 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and soon that new Paint Smell.

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Post by Steve on Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:13 pm

I can't wait to see her.
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Post by mr71transam on Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:19 pm

Spent today restoring the Headlight assemblies and Grills.





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Post by hdebo on Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:51 pm

wow looking great
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Post by Knightdriver on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:59 am

WOW Rick,

You've done a LOT of work to that car this winter.

It's going to look fantastic when you get it back on the road.

Can't wait to see it in person!
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Post by mr71transam on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:24 pm

Well she's now has her new paint.








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Post by rkellerjr on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:59 pm

Looking good buddy, lookin real good!
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Post by Steve on Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:02 pm

She's coming back together great! It looks like the fun is about to start.
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Post by Martin on Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:01 pm

Nice paint Rick.... When do you think it will be finished?
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Post by mr71transam on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:45 am

I'm hoping to have her home in two weeks.

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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:42 pm

"I'm hoping to have her home in two weeks."

That's the same thing they told me about my car ... two weeks....lol

That sounds great... you will be able to do a few cruises and maybe a few shows with the rest of us.


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Post by mr71transam on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:49 pm

On this project I'm glad I'm working with Jim and NOT JOE G.!!!!!!

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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:34 pm

very nice , I love the inteior. well done.
dont ya just love trying to get good lighting on that white paint for a good pic. the sun make mine look like chalk in pics.
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