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Phils tread

Just like Phil.. I'm pounding away at the car at every oppertunity.. I think its cool we finally got some cars going together.. I suspect the economy isn't going to help with a lot of guys so at least with the few guys trudging on, we'll have stuff to look, learn and discuss...

I blew the subframe apart with my son ( very exciting as a 9 year old getting to run the air tools with Dad.. I very much enjoyed that new deal too) Big Grin


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Subframe is good: typical completely smushed saddle and the front skid horn is all pulled apart from bottoming out and a tow truck hook at one point


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I chose to cut open the top and hammer it back into shape so that when I stitch weld it and grind it down it will be completely hidden by the engines oil pan etc.. I beat the heck out of the metal with a heavy hammer and a long 3/4 drive extension that has a slightly rounded end.


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I used 36 grit on a block to rough guide the metal into shape with no high spots.. after sandblasting I'll smear her all up with some Bondo etc.. Should look pretty minty for a driver


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Out of the car Thursday the 6th... Blasted clean and ready to be body worked by the 12th.. Not bad Cheers


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PS. Picking my freshened engine up today Big Grin Will report back soon Wink

Recession? What recession..? confused

"A fool and his money are soon parted" hammer


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Great Progress Sir.....It looks like a car blew up your garage! I love the Seats and the bumper up on the wall Big Grin roll

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This is the most intricate "blow & Go" I have ever seen... Big Grin
 
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Blow the money, Blow the knees outand GO for a ride roll


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Martin. I'm bigtime tight for space at home.. Lots of room at work but having two of the same cars blown apart is just wrong..I'll have good space again once this puppy is back together


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Tom, you are a machine dude! Nice work! I want a ride next June. Cheers Cool
 
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Did you use the dolly yet? Car is coming along quickly. Shooting for Carlisle?
 
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The dolly is for 78. She should be on it by springtime I hope!

Heres Scott from Highland Machine in Somerville Mass. I'll fill you all in later but suffice to say.. He's one of the good ones Wink

Another long night last night Roll Eyes


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Tom,
Nice work I must say!
I hope the marriage is working out OK!
Exellent shot of the garage. It looks a bit familiar. By the way I noticed the zink freeze plugs. I was told by my machinist to use the brass ones as they last longer and are more resistant to corrosion.
By the way, what a great platform for your son to be on board with you. It's something he'll never forget. Give him a high five will you!! Smiler
 
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Yes.. These are the things that happen when you go 100 MPH.. No biggie.. The car will be treated like a diamond anyway.. my son can change them out when I'm dead haha

Stitched the subframe back together last light and slopped the intake manifold etc back on the motor. will report on the engine dress up next week


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