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Discussion in 'The Tavern' started by 2door, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    Greg, that looks great! Also looks like you have a nice '69 to '72 Chevy PU!
     
  2. Greg58

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    That's my 70 GMC, it was done in 99.
     
  3. 2door

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    Greg,
    You don't even need to guess about my thoughts on the Ford. I can fully appreciate every detail of a restoration job. Those long evenings in the garage, those hours spent scouring the salvage yards for that one special little missing piece and the feeling of satisfaction seeing the fruits of your labors come together into something you can drive and enjoy. It being a part of the family makes it that much better.

    Old cars have a magic about them that has always fascinated me. Looking out through the windshield I can't help but wonder about the history that has been seen through it. My sedan is 87 years old. I can only imagine what passed in front of that windshield long before I was even born. If cars could only talk........:)

    Congratulations. Beautiful attention to detail and devotion to the project. Enjoy it and the smiles it will bring to you and to those who will appreciate what it is.

    Tom
     
  4. Greg58

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    Thanks everyone, I've got my fender skirts back from the painter but I can't run them till I install the 670-15 tires. Today's tires have a sectional width that is too wide, only bias or classic radials will work. Radials are 1K, bias tires a little under $800. Here's a couple more pictures, I've replaced all the grille pieces since the pictures were took. Here in Ga. we can run a correct year tag on the rear of a classic car as long as you register it with the state, this is what a correct 1950 tag looks like.
     

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  5. 2door

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    Greg,
    Is that the headlight dimmer or the starter button on the floor left of the clutch pedal? It must be the dimmer because the starters were usually closer to the clutch so you could push both with the same foot. I'm not even sure if Fords ever used a floor mounted starter in the 40s or 50s.

    Tom
     
  6. Greg58

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    Tom that's the dimmer switch, the starter switch is the push button on the left side of the dash. Its funny how things go in cycles, people think that the push button start on new cars is a new idea, well here it is on a 67 year old car.
     
  7. Ludwig II

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    How long before we see the return of the starting handle?
     
  8. Greg58

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    Here's what the car will look like with the skirts.
     

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  9. 2door

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    That second photo jogged a memory and after a little search I found it. Tell me those two pictures don't look similar.

    Some of you sharp eyed car guys might remember that Hudson from the movie, Driving Miss Daisy.

    Tom
     

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  10. Greg58

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    Here you go Tom.
     

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    Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman would have looked right at home in your Ford, Greg. Thank you, sir. That gave me a giggle that I needed tonight.

    Tom
     
  12. Russell

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    Greg58,
    I was after the auto apolster to put a new headliner in my 40 Dodge. he kept putting the job off for over 1-1/2 years. Each time I spok to him the price went up. Finally he told me "I'll do your headliner and seat covers next week". I asked him the price, He said "Even trade for that motorbike you had on the back of the dodge, the first time you came in". I told him that was not an option! He said "Well then I'm not interested".

    So I did the job myself. Sure not as good as he would have done, but good enough for me.

    My upolstry photo are hi resolutin & can't upload. Will take some lower res and post then!
     

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    The guy that did mine is a long time friend, I worked for him in the summer of 1973. He's the one that gave me the fender skirts, he also gave me a overdrive transmission for my car. He has over a dozen cars and trucks and buys a lot of parts at swap meets, the trans was part of a lot priced package of parts he wanted.
     
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    That's a good one MT.
     
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    I have a little way to go myself. I've known my spouse since '93, and have been married to Sarah for 15 of those years, and counting. My old Dodge Caravan is the senior vehicle at 17 years old, but it's still going strong. So far so good.
     
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    ~30 years with my wife.
    Nothing like a loving wife especially when life gets hard.
     
  18. Ludwig II

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    The comment I made was intended for somewhere else. Carry on, nothing to see here.
     
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    I think I've found the reason for all of my health woes. Check this and go to 32:00 minutes. I used to love to stick my feet in these whenever I was at a shoe store.

    Tom
     
  20. Greg58

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    Dang Tom I've never hear of some of the things on that video, some of that is scary.
     

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